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Magnitude 7.5 quake shakes northern Amazon region | Headline PH

Magnitude 7.5 quake shakes northern Amazon region

  A magnitude 7.5 earthquake struck the remote Amazon region of northern Peru early Sunday, 28 November, and was reportedly felt as far as Lima in the center of the country and southern Ecuador, causing...
Filipino scientists decry intimidation from China in WPS | Headline PH

Filipino scientists decry intimidation from China in WPS

  Conducting their research in the West Philippine Sea, Filipino marine scientists said Sunday they also experienced intimidation from China after the recent incident at the Ayungin Shoal.   METRO MANILA, Philippines — According to Filipino researchers...
EU plans 'emergency break' policy amid threat of Omicron | Headline PH

EU plans ’emergency break’ policy amid threat of Omicron

  Seeing a potential threat in the discovery of a more lethal and contagious variant of the deadly coronavirus disease or Covid-19, the European Union is proposing for a ban on air travel from southern...
POEA halts deployment of household workers to KSA | Headline PH

POEA halts deployment of household workers to KSA

  Pending revisions in the standard employment contract of household service workers in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the Philippine Overseas Employment Authority has temporarily halted the deployment of newly hired helps workers in mid-east...
Massive fire destroys 300 houses in Cebu | Headline PH

Massive fire destroys 300 houses in Cebu

  Barangay Mambaling of Cebu City on Friday was engulfed in flames as over 300 houses were set ablaze by fire in one of its densely populated areas.   CEBU CITY, CEBU — According to the city's...
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Rights groups call on ICC to resume drug war probe | Headline PH

Rights groups call on ICC to resume drug war probe

  Days after the International Criminal Court halted its probe into crimes against humanity in the Philippines in connection with President Rodrigo Duterte's deadly war...
WHO names new Covid variant from South Africa Omicron | Headline PH

WHO names new Covid variant from South Africa Omicron

  The new South Africa Covid variant scientifically labelled B.1.1.529 has been named Omicron and the World Health Organization (WHO) has tagged it as a...
Magdalo solon brands China as trespasser in Ayungin Shoal | Headline PH

Magdalo solon brands China as trespasser in Ayungin Shoal

  Critics and supporters of President Rodrigo Duterte find it ironic that he has now realized that his 'infatuation' with China and its leader Xi...
WHO warns vs complacency as PH COVID cases decline | Headline PH

WHO warns vs complacency as PH COVID cases decline

  The World Health Organization calls on Filipinos to not be complacent about the coronavirus pandemic amidst the decreasing number of Covid-18 cases in the...
Youth group says ‘no to fake goods’ this holiday season | Headline PH

Youth group says ‘no to fake goods’ this holiday season

  With Christmas just around the corner and Filipinos traditionally prepare gifts to give, an influx of fake goods are expected to flood department stores...
PH reopens borders to non-visa travelers | Headline PH

PH reopens borders to non-visa travelers

  The Philippines reopens its borders to fully-vaccinated foreigners who do not need a visa to enter the country. The country is pushing for a reopening...
US creates ₱800M conservation fund for civil society orgs | Headline PH

US creates ₱800M conservation fund for civil society orgs

  The U.S. government, through the U.S. The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) established a five-year, $800 million ($16 million) grant facility to...
Philippines to vaccinate 13.5M kids aged 5 to 11 vs Covid-19 | The MiNT

Philippines to vaccinate 13.5M kids aged 5 to 11 vs Covid-19

  Kids from the 5 to eleven age range are the next target in the government's vaccination rollout against the coronavirus disease or COVID-19. Department of...
China demands to remove PH Ship from Ayungin Shoal | Headline PH

DND rejects removal of PH Ship from Ayungin Shoal

  China’s Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian during a briefing on Wednesday said that the Philippines should “remove its grounded vessel on Ren’ai Jiao (Ayungin...
Ressa barred from flying to Norway to receive Peace award | Headline PH

Ressa barred from flying to Norway to receive Peace award

  An international recognition awarded to a Filipino journalist does not come very often but was a ripe response to the prevailing conditions in a...

BUSINESS & ECONOMY

Robredo vows to double agri budget if she makes it

  Vice President Maria Leonor Robredo, a presidential aspirant in May 2022 national elections, vowed on Monday to double the national budget for the agriculture...
Youth group says ‘no to fake goods’ this holiday season | Headline PH

Youth group says ‘no to fake goods’ this holiday season

  With Christmas just around the corner and Filipinos traditionally prepare gifts to give, an influx of fake goods are expected to flood department stores as they will come for a ‘killing’ in sales. They...
PH reopens borders to non-visa travelers | Headline PH

PH reopens borders to non-visa travelers

  The Philippines reopens its borders to fully-vaccinated foreigners who do not need a visa to enter the country. The country is pushing for a reopening of its tourism sector to international travelers, especially as the...
Govt starts rollout of fuel subsidy for PUJ drivers | Headline PH

Govt starts rollout of fuel subsidy for PUJ drivers

  The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has started to give out gasoline subsidies to around 136,000 public utility jeepney (PUJ) drivers . The agency will release ₱1 billion in assistance as part of...
PH reopens borders for international 'green' travelers | Headline PH

PH reopens borders for international ‘green’ travelers

  Beginning November 22, the Philippines will open its borders to fully-vaccinated visitors from Green countries.   METRO MANILA, Philippines — To enter the nation, travelers who are fully vaccinated from countries on the Green list must...
Two-year ban on EMI applications starts 16 December | Headline PH

Two-year ban on EMI applications starts 16 December

  There will be a two-year ban for applications on all non-bank electronic money issuer (EMI), including those banked-owned, starting 16 December. The measure is introduced by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas to ensure a liquidity-strong...

GOVERNMENT

Number coding, truck ban back this week—MMDA

  With modifications, the reimplementation of the Unified Vehicular Volume Reduction Program (UVVRP) or number coding scheme has been unanimously approved by the Metro Manila...
Robredo no longer seeks to abolish NTF-ELCAC | Headline PH

Robredo no longer seeks to abolish NTF-ELCAC

  Vice President Maria Leonor Robredo on Friday addressed prior claims of her rooting for the abolition of the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC), said she now supports its mandate.   METRO...
Rights groups call on ICC to resume drug war probe | Headline PH

Rights groups call on ICC to resume drug war probe

  Days after the International Criminal Court halted its probe into crimes against humanity in the Philippines in connection with President Rodrigo Duterte's deadly war on drugs, including the reported killings in Davao City during...
China demands to remove PH Ship from Ayungin Shoal | Headline PH

DND rejects removal of PH Ship from Ayungin Shoal

  China’s Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian during a briefing on Wednesday said that the Philippines should “remove its grounded vessel on Ren’ai Jiao (Ayungin Shoal),” and honor its side of the agreement. Mr Lijian refers...
Boats on supply mission to arrive Tuesday in Ayungin Shoal | Headline PH

Boats on supply mission to arrive Tuesday in Ayungin Shoal

  Philippine boats left Oyster Bay in Palawan on Monday morning to resume their mission to provide supplies to Filipino soldiers in Ayungin Shoal. These are the same boats the Chinese Coast Guard vessels water cannoned...
Luzon to experience power crisis in summer of 2022 | Headline PH

Luzon to experience power crisis in summer of 2022

  Growth in power demand is expected next year as pandemic restrictions get more relaxed. Added to that, maintenance shutdowns delayed by the health crisis have been accumulated and will be addressed mostly by the first...

SCI-TECH

Central bank urges public to use digital wallets

  The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) is now urging people to adopt digital money instead of physical or fiat money. “Digital wallets offer a safe,...
DTI tells firms to advance their AI capabilities | Headline PH

DTI tells firms to advance their AI capabilities

  What used to be the domain of sci-fi movies is becoming now a reality as no less than the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has advised companies to put artificial intelligence (AI) at...
DOST undertakes PH formulation of Ivermectin | Headline PH

DOST undertakes PH formulation of Ivermectin

  After a long wait on the study of the most talked-about drug, it's finally here. The Department of Science and Technology (DoST) has announced that it will manufacture its own dose of the anti-parasitic drug...
Herbal supplement, medicine trials lessen mild Covid symptoms | Headline PH

Herbal supplement, medicine trials lessen Covid symptoms

  Di you know that our scientists have found a possible complementary treatment that helps decrease the symptoms of mild COVID-19 cases? As the pandemic extends, aside from the minimum safe protocols health authorities provide to...
Globe’s internet speed zooms more than 50% in one year | Headline PH

Globe’s internet speed zooms more than 50% in one year

Amid massive network investments - Globe’s steady investments in network upgrade and infrastructure development continue to bear fruit as it consistently delivers enhanced overall customer data through faster internet speed. Based on Speedtest Intelligence® Q3 2021 data...
PhilSA launches satellite use for better connectivity | Headline PH

PhilSA launches satellite use for better connectivity

  The Philippine Space Agency (PhilSA) looks forward to a future in which satellites are used to improve connectivity in remote locations.   MANILA — PhilSA recently launched the INCENTIVISE (Introducing Non-geostationary Satellite Constellations Test Deployments for...

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