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TUCP condemns police ‘intrusion’ of group’s HQ

Manila Standard - Wed, 03/11/2021 - 16:30
The Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (TUCP) condemned the latest intrusion of six armed policemen inside the TUCP Labor Center compound along Elliptical Road corner Maharlika St., in Diliman, Quezon City last Tuesday.
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MMDA installs more trash traps in 35 waterways

Manila Standard - Wed, 03/11/2021 - 16:20
The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority is installing additional trash traps in 35 waterways to prevent massive flooding in the metropolis during rainy days.
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De Leon, 3 others in the running for next PNP chief

Manila Standard - Wed, 03/11/2021 - 16:10
Police Gen. Valeriano de Leon, the newly-appointed director of the Philippine National Police (PNP) Civil Security Group (CSG), is said to be one of the leading candidates to replace PNP chief Gen. Guillermo Leazar, who will set to retire on Nov. 13.
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Fishing season ends to give ‘galunggong’ chance to thrive

Manila Standard - Wed, 03/11/2021 - 16:00
The Department of Agriculture-Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (DA-BFAR) on Wednesday announced the start of the closed fishing season in northern Palawan to allow “galunggong” (round scad) to thrive.
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Villar, Tulfo top senatorial survey

Manila Standard - Wed, 03/11/2021 - 15:58
Former Public Works chief Mark Villar and broadcaster Raffy Tulfo are leading the senatorial race based on the latest non-commissioned survey of the RP - Mission and Development Foundation Inc. (RPMD).
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SC upholds DOJ-NBI vs. solon over ‘pork’

Manila Standard - Wed, 03/11/2021 - 15:50
The Supreme Court has upheld the recommendation of the Department of Justice and the National Bureau of Investigation before the Office of the Ombudsman to indict House Deputy Speaker Rep. Rufus Rodriguez for graft and other criminal offenses.
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10-year driver’s license to roll out in December—Rody

Manila Standard - Wed, 03/11/2021 - 15:50
President Rodrigo Duterte said the Land Transportation Office (LTO) has promised to start the nationwide issuance of drivers’ licenses with a 10-year validity by December this year.
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House leaders back reopening of PH economy

Manila Standard - Wed, 03/11/2021 - 15:40
House Majority Leader and Leyte 1st District Rep. Martin G. Romualdez on Wednesday expressed support to the reopening of the economy with the declining number of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases in the National Capital Region (NCR).
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Duterte to visit Mimaropa areas freed from Reds

Manila Standard - Wed, 03/11/2021 - 15:40
President Duterte, who is chairman of the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC), is scheduled to visit the Mimaropa region on Thursday, to personally check the progress of the implementation of projects under the Barangay Development Program (BDP).
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Corrupt? Not me, President tells senators

Manila Standard - Wed, 03/11/2021 - 15:30
“I will not become President if I am corrupt like you,” President Rodrigo Duterte told Senators Richard Gordon and Franklin Drilon on Wednesday.
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Afghanistan's buzkashi season begins, with Taliban at the reins

Manila Standard - Tue, 02/11/2021 - 07:00
Haji Mohammad Pahlawan waves his whip in the air, pulling his grey stallion away from the calf carcass he has just dumped in a goal to claim victory in a tournament of buzkashi, Afghanistan's national sport.
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COP26 leaders vow new drive to save forests

Manila Standard - Tue, 02/11/2021 - 05:00
World leaders meeting at the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow will on Tuesday issue a multibillion-dollar pledge to end deforestation by 2030 but that date is too distant for campaigners who want action sooner to save the planet's lungs.
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Man who handed Baldwin loaded gun breaks silence

Manila Standard - Tue, 02/11/2021 - 04:00
The crew member who handed Alec Baldwin the loaded gun that killed a cinematographer on the set of "Rust" expressed his shock and sadness Monday, in his first public comments since the tragedy.
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COVID global death toll passes 5 million: AFP tally

Manila Standard - Tue, 02/11/2021 - 03:30
Five million people have died worldwide from COVID-19 since the disease first emerged in China nearly two years ago, according to a tally from official sources compiled by AFP.
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Whistleblower blasts Facebook's Meta rebrand

Manila Standard - Tue, 02/11/2021 - 03:00
Whistleblower Frances Haugen issued a stinging rebuke of Facebook's "Meta" rebrand on Monday, accusing the company of yet again prioritising expansion over people's safety.
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NASA, SpaceX delay ISS mission again for medical issue

Manila Standard - Tue, 02/11/2021 - 02:30
NASA and SpaceX on Monday delayed for the second time a mission to send four astronauts to the International Space Station due to a "minor medical issue" with a crew member.
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India to hit net-zero climate target by 2070: Modi

Manila Standard - Tue, 02/11/2021 - 02:00
India's economy will become carbon neutral by the year 2070, the country's prime minister announced Monday at the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow.
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Russia warns of strain on doctors as virus spreads

Manila Standard - Tue, 02/11/2021 - 00:00
Russian authorities said Monday that doctors were under "extraordinary" strain due to surging coronavirus cases in Europe's worst-hit country, with Moscow shuttered during a nationwide holiday to curb infections.
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Indonesia is first to approve Novavax COVID vaccine

Manila Standard - Mon, 01/11/2021 - 23:30
Indonesia, hard-hit by the coronavirus pandemic, became the first country to approve the new vaccine for COVID-19 created by US-based Novavax, the company announced Monday.
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Hopes high as tourists touch down for Thailand re-opening

Manila Standard - Mon, 01/11/2021 - 23:00
Overseas tourists poured into Bangkok and the holiday island of Phuket on Monday as Thailand kickstarted its tourism industry after 18 months of COVID curbs.
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