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Pinoys have final say on economic Cha-cha – House

A key leader of the House of Representatives yesterday doused fears of some business groups that congressmen are only out to extend their terms when they introduce economic amendments to the 1987 Constitution......»»

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Red Cross to roll out saliva test today

The Philippine Red Cross will begin COVID-19 saliva testing at its molecular laboratories in Metro Manila today after getting the nod from a government laboratory experts’ panel and the Department of Health......»»

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Bontoc variant carrier still unidentified

Health authorities are still searching for the carrier of the UK variant of COVID-19, who had infected 12 villagers from Bontoc town in Mountain Province......»»

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Universities deny being communist recruitment havens

Four of the country’s most prestigious universities have issued a joint statement to belie a claim by Lt. Gen. Antonio Parlade Jr. of the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict that Philippine universities are recruitment havens of the New People’s Army......»»

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Government, Metro Manila to enforce measures vs high prices

The government has vowed relief to the soaring prices of food products by imposing stricter measures on retailers and a possible 60-day price freeze on pork, chicken, fish and vegetables in Metro Manila......»»

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Duterte puts presidency on the line for Galvez

Once again, President Duterte is offering to give up the presidency – this time, in vouching for the integrity of vaccine czar Carlito Galvez Jr. whom critics suspect of attempting to overprice COVID-19 shots being purchased by the government......»»

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Lorenzana to UP: Let’s work together

After abrogating last week the 32-year-old accord that bars the military and police from entering campuses without prior coordination with school officials, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana is now asking the University of the Philippines (UP) to help him and the government put an end to the insurgency problem......»»

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DICT eyes speeding up fiber optic installation nationwide

After getting some traction on the country’s efforts at building more telecommunications towers to improve the quality and speed of connectivity in the country, the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) is now setting its sights on speeding up the process of issuing permits for fiber optic cables for telecommunications companies and internet connectivity......»»

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Ex-CEGP member’s remains found

The remains of an alleged member of the New People’s Army were recovered last Saturday by the military and police in Baggao, Cagayan after they received information from a tipster and former rebel, according to a news report posted yesterday on the Facebook page of the Cagayan Provincial Information Office......»»

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7 cited as outstanding young men, women of 2020

The Junior Chamber International Philippines, together with The Outstanding Young Men Foundation, the Gerry Roxas Foundation and Advantage Management Consulting Philippines Inc., have concluded the search for the outstanding young men and women of the Philippines for 2020......»»

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Johnson, Biden discuss deepening alliance : PM s office

Boris Johnson and Joe Biden on Saturday vowed to deepen ties and cooperate on tackling climate change in their first conversation since the US president's inauguration, the British prime minister's office said......»»

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First of 22 trapped miners rescued from Chinese mine: state media

Rescue workers on Sunday lifted out the first of 22 miners trapped for two weeks hundreds of metres underground in an east China mine, state broadcaster CCTV reported......»»

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Tears and fears as India s huge coronavirus vaccine push falters

India's huge coronavirus vaccination drive is behind schedule, with a third of recipients not showing up for appointments because of safety fears, technical glitches, and a belief that the pandemic is ending......»»

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Czech trainers teach dogs to sniff out COVID

In a dog training centre built inside a shipping container located in a Czech mountain village, Renda, Cap, and Laky are being put to the test......»»

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Switzerland s timeless art mechanics embraces 3D future

In his snow-bound workshop, Swiss master Francois Junod's moving mechanical artworks whir into action: birds whistle, historical luminaries write poetry -- traditional craftsmanship newly recognised as being among the world's cultural heritage......»»

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US: & lsquo;Rock-solid& rsquo; support to Taipei amid China threat

The United States’ commitment to Taiwan is “rock-solid,” the State Department said late Saturday, as it warned that China’s “attempts to intimidate” the island are a threat to regional peace......»»

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Missing man found in bush after 18 days

A man who went missing more than two weeks ago in Australian bushland has been found alive, apparently surviving his ordeal by “drinking dam water and eating mushrooms,” authorities said Sunday......»»

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Myanmar& rsquo;s displaced Christians rebuild lives in Yangon

Hammering at bamboo poles to erect a stilt house, minority Christians who have fled conflict in northern Myanmar are building a sanctuary on the outskirts of Yangon......»»

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Russia police violence under review after 3,300 protesters held: monitor

More than 3,300 protesters were arrested at demonstrations in support of jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny, a monitor reported Sunday, as prosecutors probed possible violence “on the part of law enforcement.”.....»»

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& lsquo;Asia& rsquo;s El Chapo& rsquo; arrested in the Netherlands

The alleged ringleader of Asia’s biggest crime syndicate and one of the world’s most wanted men has been arrested in the Netherlands, with Australian authorities pushing for his extradition to face trial......»»

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