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No discrimination to hire only vaxxed applicants–Galvez

Manila Standard - Wed, 20/10/2021 - 19:30
Companies that will reject applicants who are not yet vaccinated against COVID-19 cannot be accused of discrimination, National Task Force Against COVID-19 chief implementer Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr. said on Wednesday.
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PH protests China’s new ‘provocative acts’ in SCS

Manila Standard - Wed, 20/10/2021 - 19:20
The Philippines filed a protest against “unlawful” and “provocative acts” by Chinese state vessels in the West Philippine Sea, including the issuance of 200 radio challenges.
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‘Brace for big-time LPG price hike’

Manila Standard - Wed, 20/10/2021 - 19:10
Consumers are facing another round of big time price hike for cooking gas or liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) of P3.65 per kilogram in November due to the higher LPG contract price in the oil market.
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DOJ matrix on 52 drug wars

Manila Standard - Wed, 20/10/2021 - 18:30
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Cases in NCR Plus 8 bubble ‘on downward trend’ — OCTA

Manila Standard - Wed, 20/10/2021 - 17:50
Areas under the NCR Plus Eight bubble are now “on a downward trend” with reproduction number less than 0.55, amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the independent OCTA Research Group said Wednesday.
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PhilHealth owes P834m in private hospital dues

Manila Standard - Wed, 20/10/2021 - 17:40
The Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) still to pay at least P834 million worth of dues to private hospitals across the country, the Private Hospitals Association of the Philippines, Inc. (PHAPI) said Tuesday.
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Cusi says firm offered P50m to fund PNOC

Manila Standard - Wed, 20/10/2021 - 17:30
Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi said he was offered P50 million for state-run PNOC Exploration Corp. to match the offer of Udenna Group to acquire the 45-percent stake of Chevron Philippines in the Malampaya gas project.
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Ombudsman firm on stance on release of SALNs

Manila Standard - Wed, 20/10/2021 - 17:20
The Office of the Ombudsman on Wednesday maintained its stance to restrict the release of the Statement of Assets, Liabilities and Net Worth (SALN) of government officials. 
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Filipino war veterans honored amid pandemic

Manila Standard - Wed, 20/10/2021 - 17:10
PALO, Leyte- Government officials paid tribute to the veterans and their families in this year’s 77th Leyte Gulf Landings commemoration at the MacArthur Landing Memorial Park in Palo, Leyte on Wednesday.
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Groups hits BIR on 30% tax for private schools

Manila Standard - Wed, 20/10/2021 - 17:00
The country’s largest associations of private schools called for the swift enactment of a clarificatory bill on income taxation of proprietary educational institutions, as some regional offices of the Bureau of Internal Revenue continued to impose a 30-percent income tax rate despite the suspension of the order by the Department of Finance (DOF).
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OCTA: 5k cases by end-Oct.

Manila Standard - Sun, 17/10/2021 - 20:20
Independent researchers tracking the coronavirus pandemic said the number of COVID-19 cases in the country is likely to drop to 5,000 to 6,000 a day by the end of October---two months ahead of their previous estimates---but doctors warned against complacency and easing restrictions too soon.
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Sunday lets loose crowd outside, kids mobility up next

Manila Standard - Sun, 17/10/2021 - 20:10
Malls, parks, churches, cemeteries, and other public places saw a surge of customers and visitors on Sunday, as Filipinos itching to get out of their houses due to pandemic restrictions enjoyed the first weekend under Alert Level 3 in Metro Manila.
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Bulacan, Capiz, Apayao ease to less tight GCQ

Manila Standard - Sun, 17/10/2021 - 20:00
Quarantine restrictions have been eased in the provinces of Bulacan, Apayao and Capiz, which have been placed under a general community quarantine (GCQ) from Oct. 18 to 31, the Palace said Sunday.
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Increased oil demand sets P2 price hike

Manila Standard - Sun, 17/10/2021 - 19:50
Consumers will have to brace for a nearly P2 per liter increase effective Tuesday to reflect the movement of prices in the world oil market.
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SC to Comelec: Settle poll issues

Manila Standard - Sun, 17/10/2021 - 19:40
The Supreme Court has exhorted the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to resolve all election cases and other poll-related incidents “with deliberate haste” since these cases are imbued with public interest.
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‘Maring’ deaths 40; damage: P3.73 billion

Manila Standard - Sun, 17/10/2021 - 19:30
Twenty-three people died from the onslaught of severe tropical storm Maring in the country, the National Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council said Sunday.
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DOJ: ‘Tokhang’ positions out soon

Manila Standard - Sun, 17/10/2021 - 19:20
Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra on Sunday said he expects the Philippine National Police and the National Bureau of Investigation to give their positions on a draft memo that would serve as their guidelines in probing questionable operations against illegal drugs where there are allegations the suspect who died fought back or “nanlaban.”
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4.2 quake rocks CamSur; Taal emits less sulfur

Manila Standard - Sun, 17/10/2021 - 19:10
A magnitude 4.2 earthquake jolted Camarines Sur province Sunday night, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said.
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Bongbong: Vax info drive needed

Manila Standard - Sun, 17/10/2021 - 17:50
Presidential candidate and former Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos, Jr. on Sunday urged the government to undertake more information campaigns on their vaccination program to assure parents that the vaccines are safe.
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Leni yet to announce 12th senatorial bet

Manila Standard - Sun, 17/10/2021 - 17:40
The camp of Vice President Leni Robredo on Sunday asked supporters for patience on the announcement as to who would be her 12th senatorial bet for the 2022 elections.
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