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Global COVID infections pass 250 million: AFP tally

Manila Standard - Tue, 09/11/2021 - 04:00
More than 250 million COVID-19 infections have been recorded worldwide since the start of the pandemic, according to an AFP count compiled from official reports at 2100 GMT on Monday.
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Virgin Galactic has sold 100 more space tickets

Manila Standard - Tue, 09/11/2021 - 03:30
Virgin Galactic has sold around 100 tickets since flying its founder Richard Branson to space last summer, with commercial services expected to begin by the end of 2022, the company said in its financial results Monday.
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France, US commemorate centenary of historic Marie Curie visit

Manila Standard - Tue, 09/11/2021 - 03:00
In 1921, the celebrated French scientist Marie Curie made a six-week trip to the United States, where she visited the White House and received from the hands of the president himself a very unusual gift: a gram of radium.
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US First Lady pushes vaccine for young kids in school visit

Manila Standard - Tue, 09/11/2021 - 01:30
US First Lady Jill Biden on Monday visited a school in Virginia to promote vaccinations for five- to 11-year-olds, the latest effort in the White House's push to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.
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French Catholic Church to sell assets to settle sex abuse claims

Manila Standard - Tue, 09/11/2021 - 01:00
Catholic bishops in France agreed Monday to sell part of the Church's extensive real estate holdings to compensate thousands of victims of child sex abuse at the hands of clergy.
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Obama says youth 'right to be frustrated' at climate inaction

Manila Standard - Tue, 09/11/2021 - 00:30
Former US President Barack Obama said Monday he understood why young people were "frustrated" with climate inaction from leaders and that "most countries have failed" to live up to promises they made in the Paris Agreement.
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‘No vax, no ayuda’ bucked

Manila Standard - Sun, 07/11/2021 - 17:45
A proposal to make inoculation against COVID-19 a requirement for poor families on the dole met with strong opposition from senators, a lawmaker and the vice president, even as the Commission on Human Rights said mandatory vaccination would be allowable under certain circumstances.
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Kids, seniors allowed on public transport

Manila Standard - Sun, 07/11/2021 - 17:40
Senior citizens and children below 18 years old are now allowed to ride public transport under the more relaxed Alert Level 2 in Metro Manila.
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Congress back to work, vows to ratify budget

Manila Standard - Sun, 07/11/2021 - 17:35
Congress is resuming its sessions today to give priority to the ratification of the P5.024-trillion national budget for 2022.
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Yolanda 8 years ago: Honoring the first responders

Manila Standard - Sun, 07/11/2021 - 17:30
House Majority Leader and Leyte Rep. Martin Romualdez, with his wife Tingog party-list Rep. Yedda Marie Romualdez, honored the brave first responders for showing “malasakit” by putting others above self during the onslaught of super typhoon “Yolanda” that flattened Eastern Visayas in November 2013.
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DILG adopts carrot & stick tack on LGU jab disposal

Manila Standard - Sun, 07/11/2021 - 17:25
Various local government units (LGUs) will either get a reward or be sanctioned based on the pace of their vaccination program, National Task Force (NTF) against Covid-19 chief implementer Secretary Carlito Galvez said Sunday.
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UST law dean views delisting Marcos as prexy bet ‘no merit’

Manila Standard - Sun, 07/11/2021 - 17:20
Dean Nilo Divina of the Faculty of Law of the University of Santo Tomas on Sunday said the attempt by certain anti-Marcos forces to delist former Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. from the roster of candidates for the 2022 presidential race would most likely fail for lack of merits.
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Political dynasties impossible to end, not inherently bad — Rody

Manila Standard - Sun, 07/11/2021 - 16:50
The existence of political dynasties is “not inherently bad,” President Rodrigo Duterte said over the weekend as he stressed that it would not be eradicated unless the 1987 Constitution is amended and the country’s culture is changed.
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Lacson-Sotto tandem holds major in-person rally in Laguna

Manila Standard - Sun, 07/11/2021 - 16:40
Partido Reporma chairman and standard-bearer Panfilo “Ping” Lacson showed up with running mate Senate President Vicente “Tito” Sotto III in-person for the first time at a major political gathering held in Cabuyao City, Laguna over the weekend to meet thousands of their supporters in the province.
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‘Alert Level 2 in NCR to bring back more jobs’

Manila Standard - Sun, 07/11/2021 - 16:30
Presidential aspirant Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos, Jr., lauded the government for placing Metro Manila in a more relaxed Alert Level 2, saying it is a move toward restoring economic vitality and creating more jobs.
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‘Listening tour’ of Isko takes Cebu by storm

Manila Standard - Sun, 07/11/2021 - 16:20
Aksyon Demokratiko presidential candidate Manila City Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso took Cebu province by storm during his two-day “Listening Tour” that started on Friday and effectively won the hearts and minds of Cebuanos who were elated to see him in person.
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Singapore urged not to hang mentally disabled trafficker

Manila Standard - Sun, 07/11/2021 - 00:00
Singapore faced calls Friday not to hang a mentally disabled Malaysian man for trafficking a small amount of heroin into the city-state, with campaigners criticising the planned execution as "despicable".
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Francisco Javier Vera, the 12-yr-old climate activist with a big impact

Manila Standard - Sat, 06/11/2021 - 23:30
Wearing a confident smile and an oversized hoodie, 12-year-old Francisco Javier Vera climbed onto a table and told cheering COP26 protesters of the activism that has earned him death threats.
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China ruling party plenary to further cement Xi's grip on power

Manila Standard - Sat, 06/11/2021 - 23:00
Chinese President Xi Jinping, the uncontested leader of the world's most populous nation, heads a pivotal plenary of the ruling party's top figures next week that will set the tone for his bid for long-term rule.
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Protocols to color Christmas

Manila Standard - Sat, 06/11/2021 - 19:00
Filipinos can determine if they want a merry or sad Christmas, based on how well they continue to comply with minimum public health standards as COVID-19 quarantine restrictions are being loosened across the country. 
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