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Digong says he will not face ‘white’ judges in ICC probe

Manila Standard - Tue, 23/11/2021 - 16:00
President Rodrigo Duterte reiterated he will not face “white” judges and will not allow himself to be jailed if not sentenced by Filipino judges amid the move of the International Criminal Court (ICC) to investigate alleged crimes against humanity in his administration’s drug war.
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CHED: Colleges, universities can have face-to-face classes

Manila Standard - Tue, 23/11/2021 - 15:50
Commission on Higher Education (CHED) Chair J. Prospero de Vera III on Tuesday said higher education institutions (HEIs) can push through with expanded limited face-to-face under certain conditions.
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Priority groups get first jabs in Manila

Manila Standard - Tue, 23/11/2021 - 15:40
The Manila Health Department (MHD) has started conducting on Tuesday the inoculation of thousands of residents under priority groups A1, A2, and A3 with specific comorbidities.
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BBM, Sara vow to win drug war through ‘love’

Manila Standard - Tue, 23/11/2021 - 15:30
“The war on drugs shall be pursued and won through ‘love’.”
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Lacson-Sotto experience as tandem props survey placing

Manila Standard - Tue, 23/11/2021 - 15:20
With their 83 years of combined experience in public service and vast network of political connections, it is impossible to discount the Lacson-Sotto tandem in the run-up to the 2022 synchronized national and local elections, an independent survey finds.
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Maloleños out to support VP Robredo presidential bid via stationary caravan

Manila Standard - Tue, 23/11/2021 - 15:10
MALOLOS CITY—Thousands of volunteers or “Kakampinks” are expected to join the stationary caravan set today to welcome the first visit of Vice President Leni Robredo in this capital city of Bulacan.
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Isko vows gov’t will invest in national fiber optic backbone

Manila Standard - Tue, 23/11/2021 - 15:00
Presidential candidate Manila City Mayor Isko Moreno Domagoso on Tuesday vowed to give priority to development of the national fiber optic backbone to improve and stabilize internet interconnectivity in the country if he is elected president in next year’s elections.
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US warship transits Taiwan Strait

Manila Standard - Tue, 23/11/2021 - 12:10
A US warship sailed through the strait separating Taiwan and China on Tuesday, the Navy said, the first such passage since leaders from the two rival superpowers held a video summit.
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China: Peng Shuai case ‘maliciously’ hyped up

Manila Standard - Tue, 23/11/2021 - 12:05
China on Tuesday said the controversy surrounding Peng Shuai was being “maliciously” hyped up, after the Chinese tennis star made sexual assault claims against one of the nation’s most powerful politicians.
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Taliban begin paying salaries to government employees

Manila Standard - Sat, 20/11/2021 - 23:30
Afghanistan's Taliban authorities said Saturday they had begun paying government employees who had not received a paycheck since the Islamists seized power and triggered a major financial crisis.
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Thousands rally against COVID curbs in Austria and Australia

Manila Standard - Sat, 20/11/2021 - 23:00
Thousands took to the streets in Austria and Australia Saturday as anger mounted over new COVID restrictions imposed to tackle a resurgent pandemic, sparking overnight riots in a Dutch city and a French island.
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ICC suspends drug war probe

Manila Standard - Sat, 20/11/2021 - 19:10
The International Criminal Court has suspended its investigation into suspected rights abuses committed under President Rodrigo Duterte’s “war on drugs” following a request from Manila.
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Ping in Pag-asa; Japan hits China moves

Manila Standard - Sat, 20/11/2021 - 19:00
The Japanese Embassy in Manila said Saturday it "strongly opposes" any unilateral attempts to change the status quo in the East and South China Seas (SCS).
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DOJ seeks to review Quiboloy rape case after US indictment

Manila Standard - Sat, 20/11/2021 - 18:50
The Department of Justice (DOJ) is taking a second look at the rape case filed against pastor Apollo Quiboloy, President Rodrigo Duterte’s spiritual adviser, after his indictment Thursday for sex trafficking charges in the United States.
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OFWs to get booster shots soon

Manila Standard - Sat, 20/11/2021 - 18:40
Land-based and sea-based overseas Filipino workers set for deployment may soon get COVID-19 booster shots, vaccine czar Carlito Galvez Jr. announced Saturday.
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COVID alert level system goes nationwide Monday, lasts until Nov. 30

Manila Standard - Sat, 20/11/2021 - 18:30
The COVID-19 alert level system nationwide will be used nationwide starting Monday, Malacañang announced on Saturday after the Inter-Agency Task Force's (IATF) approval.
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DOH: Active cases could drop to 7k by Dec.; 1k daily hits seen

Manila Standard - Sat, 20/11/2021 - 18:20
Department of Health official on Saturday said the country’s active COVID-19 infections could drop further to at least 7,000 nationwide during the December holidays if current trends remained, as the positivity rate also continued to dip. 
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Rody’s rejection was expected, says Lakas-CMD

Manila Standard - Sat, 20/11/2021 - 18:10
President Rodrigo Duterte’s rejection of a coalition among the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban), Pederalismo ng Dugong Dakilang Samahan (PDDS), and Lakas-Christian Muslim Democrats (Lakas-CMD) was expected, the latter party said.
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P1.20 rollback forecast for gas, P1/l for diesel

Manila Standard - Sat, 20/11/2021 - 18:00
Pump prices of petroleum products are expected to go down by Tuesday, projections by Unioil Petroleum Philippines showed.
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Austria to impose lockdown, make vax mandatory

Manila Standard - Fri, 19/11/2021 - 14:10
Austria will impose a lockdown for all and make vaccinations mandatory, Chancellor Alexander Schallenberg announced on Friday, making the country the first in the EU to take such stringent measures as coronavirus cases spiral.
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