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Kobe Bryant, Lakers great and basketball icon, dies in crash

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kobe Bryant, the 18-time NBA All-Star who won five championships and became one of the greatest basketball players of his generation during a 20-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers, died in a helicopter crash Sunday. He was 41. Bryan
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Kobe Bryant, Lakers great and basketball icon, dies in crash

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kobe Bryant, the 18-time NBA All-Star who won five championships and became one of the greatest basketball players of his generation during a 20-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers, died in a helicopter crash Sunday. He was 41. Bryant died in the foggy hills above Calabasas, California, about 30 miles […]

Kobe Bryant, daughter, 7 others die in chopper crash

LOS ANGELES: Kobe Bryant, the 18-time NBA All-Star who won five championships and became one of the greatest basketball players of his generation during a 20-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers, died in a helicopter crash Sunday. He was 41. Bryant died i
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Kobe Bryant, daughter, 7 others die in chopper crash

LOS ANGELES: Kobe Bryant, the 18-time NBA All-Star who won five championships and became one of the greatest basketball players of his generation during a 20-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers, died in a helicopter crash Sunday. He was 41. Bryant died in the foggy hills above Calabasas, California, about 30 miles northwest of […]

China’s animal trade to spawn more outbreaks – experts

SHANGHAI: The animal-borne severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) virus 17 years ago was supposed to be a wake-up call about consuming wildlife as food, but scientists say China’s latest epidemic indicates that the practice remains widespread and a growin
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China’s animal trade to spawn more outbreaks – experts

SHANGHAI: The animal-borne severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) virus 17 years ago was supposed to be a wake-up call about consuming wildlife as food, but scientists say China’s latest epidemic indicates that the practice remains widespread and a growing risk to human health. Like SARS, which was traced to bats and civets, the virus that […]

DoH probes 11 suspected cases

As many as 11 persons in the Philippines suspected of being infected with the 2019 novel coronavirus are “under investigation,” Department of Health (DoH) Secretary Francisco Duque 3rd said on Saturday. “As of now, we have 10 to 11 [suspected cases], bu
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DoH probes 11 suspected cases

As many as 11 persons in the Philippines suspected of being infected with the 2019 novel coronavirus are “under investigation,” Department of Health (DoH) Secretary Francisco Duque 3rd said on Saturday. “As of now, we have 10 to 11 [suspected cases], but this is still for verification. They are what we call ‘persons under investigation’,” […]

James makes history by passing Kobe Bryant as Sixers rout Lakers

LOS ANGELES: LeBron James passed Kobe Bryant on the all-time scoring list with a 29-point performance on Saturday (Sunday in Manila), but his Los Angeles Lakers suffered a one-sided loss to the Philadelphia 76ers, 108-91. James, who was named to his 16th stra
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James makes history by passing Kobe Bryant as Sixers rout Lakers

LOS ANGELES: LeBron James passed Kobe Bryant on the all-time scoring list with a 29-point performance on Saturday (Sunday in Manila), but his Los Angeles Lakers suffered a one-sided loss to the Philadelphia 76ers, 108-91. James, who was named to his 16th straight all-star game this week, etched his name in the record books by […]

Turkey quake death toll rises to 31

ELAZIG, Turkey: The death toll from a powerful earthquake which struck eastern Turkey rose to 31, officials said Sunday, as rescue efforts continued. The magnitude 6.8 quake hit on Friday evening, with its epicenter in the small lakeside town of Sivrice in E
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Turkey quake death toll rises to 31

ELAZIG, Turkey: The death toll from a powerful earthquake which struck eastern Turkey rose to 31, officials said Sunday, as rescue efforts continued. The magnitude 6.8 quake hit on Friday evening, with its epicenter in the small lakeside town of Sivrice in Elazig province but also affected neighboring cities and countries. The Turkish government’s disaster and […]

Hong Kong Disneyland closes over China virus fears

HONG KONG: Hong Kong’s Disneyland announced it was shutting its doors on Sunday until further notice over the deadly virus outbreak in central China, a day after city authorities classified the crisis as an emergency. The park said it was taking the ste
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Hong Kong Disneyland closes over China virus fears

HONG KONG: Hong Kong’s Disneyland announced it was shutting its doors on Sunday until further notice over the deadly virus outbreak in central China, a day after city authorities classified the crisis as an emergency. The park said it was taking the step to protect “the health and safety of our guests and cast members,” […]

El Nido in Huffpost’s list of top travel-friendly destinations

The charming island of El Nido in Palawan was included in the list of travel-friendly destinations of 2020 compiled by Huffpost. In the list titled ’50 Awesome Solo Travel Destinations To Visit In 2020,’ El Nido ranked 24th. This was based on reco
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El Nido in Huffpost’s list of top travel-friendly destinations

The charming island of El Nido in Palawan was included in the list of travel-friendly destinations of 2020 compiled by Huffpost. In the list titled ’50 Awesome Solo Travel Destinations To Visit In 2020,’ El Nido ranked 24th. This was based on recommendations shared by travel bloggers and experts, according to Huffpost. It said that […]

Taal Volcano alert lowered to Level 3 

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) lowered the alert  status of Taal Volcano from Level 4 to 3 on Sunday. The agency said the volcano showed fewer signs of a hazardous eruption. Level 4 means that an eruption is imminent. Ther
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Taal Volcano alert lowered to Level 3 

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) lowered the alert  status of Taal Volcano from Level 4 to 3 on Sunday. The agency said the volcano showed fewer signs of a hazardous eruption. Level 4 means that an eruption is imminent. There were fewer earthquakes, steam and gas emissions had weakened and ground deformation at […]

China reports 1,975 confirmed cases of new coronavirus, 56 deaths

BEIJING: Chinese health authorities announced on Sunday that 1,975 confirmed cases of pneumonia caused by the novel coronavirus, including 324 in critical conditions, had been reported in the country by the end of Saturday. During the past 24 hours, 688 new c
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China reports 1,975 confirmed cases of new coronavirus, 56 deaths

BEIJING: Chinese health authorities announced on Sunday that 1,975 confirmed cases of pneumonia caused by the novel coronavirus, including 324 in critical conditions, had been reported in the country by the end of Saturday. During the past 24 hours, 688 new confirmed cases, 1,309 new suspected cases and 15 deaths from the disease — 13 […]

PH has 10-11 suspected  cases of novel corona virus

HEALTH Secretary Francisco Duque 3rd said that there were 10-11 persons “under investigation” on suspicion that they have the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV). “Sa ngayon, mayroon tayong mga sampu, labing-isa [na suspected cases] but for verificat
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PH has 10-11 suspected  cases of novel corona virus

HEALTH Secretary Francisco Duque 3rd said that there were 10-11 persons “under investigation” on suspicion that they have the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV). “Sa ngayon, mayroon tayong mga sampu, labing-isa [na suspected cases] but for verification pa rin. Yung tinatawag nating ‘person under investigation’ (As of now, we have 10-11 [suspected cases] but this is […]

Protecting children online

There is a powerful force for good or evil that is present everywhere. You can’t see it, you can’t feel or hear it. Yet it is in your home, in the school, the office and almost everywhere. It is the Wi-Fi signal that connects anybody and everybody to the
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Protecting children online

There is a powerful force for good or evil that is present everywhere. You can’t see it, you can’t feel or hear it. Yet it is in your home, in the school, the office and almost everywhere. It is the Wi-Fi signal that connects anybody and everybody to the internet and to each other by cell phone […]

Who grabbed vast portions of the PHHC, NGC lands?

The old People’s Homesite and Housing Corp. (PHHC), the National Government Center (NGC) and the University of the Philippines (UP) owned at least 2,000 hectares of prime land until the 1960s in what is now the heart of Quezon City. Of that grand total, th
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Who grabbed vast portions of the PHHC, NGC lands?

The old People’s Homesite and Housing Corp. (PHHC), the National Government Center (NGC) and the University of the Philippines (UP) owned at least 2,000 hectares of prime land until the 1960s in what is now the heart of Quezon City. Of that grand total, the old PHHC developed eight housing projects, from Project One to […]

House session near Taal a foolish political stunt

How we wish that we could simply laugh at the political stunt pulled off by the House of Representatives, which convened a session in Batangas City in relative proximity to the smoldering Taal Volcano. Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano justified the out-of-town ses
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House session near Taal a foolish political stunt

How we wish that we could simply laugh at the political stunt pulled off by the House of Representatives, which convened a session in Batangas City in relative proximity to the smoldering Taal Volcano. Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano justified the out-of-town session, saying it was a symbolic gesture of compassion for the victims of the […]

Locsin asks Lorenzana to start process of terminating VFA

FOREIGN Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. has instructed Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana to “start the process” of terminating the country’s Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) with the United States. Locsin, who heads the VFA panel for the government
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Locsin asks Lorenzana to start process of terminating VFA

FOREIGN Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. has instructed Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana to “start the process” of terminating the country’s Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) with the United States. Locsin, who heads the VFA panel for the government, also clarified on Twitter that he was leaving for Washington DC on totally VFA-unrelated matters but has called […]

2,188 vape stores closed in Metro Manila — NCRPO

A total of 2,188 vape stores in Metro Manila have been closed since the implementation of the vape ban, the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) said on Friday. “Tuloy-tuloy pa rin ang operations nito [The operations still continue],” Bri
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2,188 vape stores closed in Metro Manila — NCRPO

A total of 2,188 vape stores in Metro Manila have been closed since the implementation of the vape ban, the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) said on Friday. “Tuloy-tuloy pa rin ang operations nito [The operations still continue],” Brig. Gen. Debold Sinas told the reporters in a press in Quezon City. From November 2019 […]

Duterte orders start of VFA termination process

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte has ordered the start of the process of terminating the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) between the Philippines and the United States (US), Malacañang said on Friday, as the two countries’ relations have turned “lukewarm
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Duterte orders start of VFA termination process

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte has ordered the start of the process of terminating the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) between the Philippines and the United States (US), Malacañang said on Friday, as the two countries’ relations have turned “lukewarm.” Speaking to reporters, Palace spokesman Salvador Panelo said the Philippines would no longer wait for the US to […]

‘NewsHour’ host and debate moderator Jim Lehrer dies at 85

NEW YORK: Jim Lehrer, longtime host of the nightly PBS “NewsHour” whose serious, sober demeanor made him the choice to moderate 11 presidential debates between 1988 and 2012, has died, PBS said Thursday. He was 85. Lehrer died “peacefully in his sleep,
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‘NewsHour’ host and debate moderator Jim Lehrer dies at 85

NEW YORK: Jim Lehrer, longtime host of the nightly PBS “NewsHour” whose serious, sober demeanor made him the choice to moderate 11 presidential debates between 1988 and 2012, has died, PBS said Thursday. He was 85. Lehrer died “peacefully in his sleep,” according to PBS. He had suffered a heart attack in 1983 and more […]

‘PH economic growth to rebound this year’

THE Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) and the Department of Finance expect the country’s economy to bounce back this year after expanding to 5.9 percent in 2019, its slowest in eight years, missing the government’s target. “A GDP growth of 7 percent loo
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‘PH economic growth to rebound this year’

THE Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) and the Department of Finance expect the country’s economy to bounce back this year after expanding to 5.9 percent in 2019, its slowest in eight years, missing the government’s target. “A GDP growth of 7 percent looks attainable this year,” BSP Governor Benjamin Diokno said in a message on […]

Countries scramble to stop deadly virus

WUHAN, China: China locked down two major cities in a province at the center of a deadly virus outbreak on Thursday, Hong Kong turned two holiday camps, including a former military barracks, into quarantine zones, and Dubai Airport, one of the world’s bigge
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Countries scramble to stop deadly virus

WUHAN, China: China locked down two major cities in a province at the center of a deadly virus outbreak on Thursday, Hong Kong turned two holiday camps, including a former military barracks, into quarantine zones, and Dubai Airport, one of the world’s biggest aviation hubs, started carrying out thermal screening of all passengers arriving from […]

Duterte okays probe of Ayala-UP technohub deal

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte has given the green light for the review of the lease contract between the Ayala Group and the University of the Philippines (UP), Malacañang said on Thursday, following allegations that the state university may be on the losing en
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Duterte okays probe of Ayala-UP technohub deal

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte has given the green light for the review of the lease contract between the Ayala Group and the University of the Philippines (UP), Malacañang said on Thursday, following allegations that the state university may be on the losing end of the deal. Speaking to reporters, Palace spokesman Salvador Panelo said on Thursday […]

Manila-Wuhan flights suspended

THE Philippines’ Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB) suspended the direct flights of two airlines from Manila to Wuhan, the country’s aviation regulator announced on Thursday in a bid to stop the spread of the deadly coronavirus that has killed at least nin
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Manila-Wuhan flights suspended

THE Philippines’ Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB) suspended the direct flights of two airlines from Manila to Wuhan, the country’s aviation regulator announced on Thursday in a bid to stop the spread of the deadly coronavirus that has killed at least nine people in the Chinese city and has reached the United States. The Civil Aviation […]

Duterte threatens to end PH-US deal over visa cancellation of allied senator

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday threatened to terminate the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) between the Philippines and the United States (US) if Washington does not reverse its cancellation of the visa Sen. Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa. In his speech du
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Duterte threatens to end PH-US deal over visa cancellation of allied senator

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday threatened to terminate the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) between the Philippines and the United States (US) if Washington does not reverse its cancellation of the visa Sen. Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa. In his speech during his visit to Leyte, the President said he was giving the US government a month […]

Pimentel wants ‘bully’ foreign Angkas owner declared ‘persona non grata’

(Editor’s Note: The Manila Times corrects its earlier head, “Pimentel wants ‘bully’ foreign Grab owner declared ‘persona non grata'” to “Pimentel wants ‘bully’ foreign Angkas owner declared ‘persona
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Pimentel wants ‘bully’ foreign Angkas owner declared ‘persona non grata’

(Editor’s Note: The Manila Times corrects its earlier head, “Pimentel wants ‘bully’ foreign Grab owner declared ‘persona non grata'” to “Pimentel wants ‘bully’ foreign Angkas owner declared ‘persona non grata'”. Our sincerest apologies, especially to Grab.) SEN. Aquilino Pimentel 3rd wants a Singaporean national to be declared persona non grata for alllegedly bullying government agencies […]

President undecided on Trump invitation to US-Asean Summit — Sen Go

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte has yet to decide if he would accept United States President Donald Trump’s invitation to attend a summit between the US and leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) in Las Vegas, Nevada on March 4, his former
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President undecided on Trump invitation to US-Asean Summit — Sen Go

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte has yet to decide if he would accept United States President Donald Trump’s invitation to attend a summit between the US and leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) in Las Vegas, Nevada on March 4, his former aide said on Thursday. Sen. Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go said Trump has […]

‘High’ probability of Taal eruption remains despite weakened state — Phivolcs

THE Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said on Thursday that there was still a “high” probability of a “hazardous eruption” by Taal volcano despite its weakened state. Phivolcs Director Renato Solidum Jr. told a press briefi
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‘High’ probability of Taal eruption remains despite weakened state — Phivolcs

THE Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said on Thursday that there was still a “high” probability of a “hazardous eruption” by Taal volcano despite its weakened state. Phivolcs Director Renato Solidum Jr. told a press briefing that although Taal has been emitting less sulfur dioxide, the “risks will always be there”. Solidum told […]

2 inmates behind ex-Batangas lawmaker’s slay – PNP

THE Philippine National Police (PNP) bared on Thursday that two convicted inmates were the masterminds behind the killing of former Batangas 2nd District Rep. Edgar Mendoza, Sr. and his two companions. Maj. Gen. Joel Napoleon Coronel, Criminal Investigation a
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2 inmates behind ex-Batangas lawmaker’s slay – PNP

THE Philippine National Police (PNP) bared on Thursday that two convicted inmates were the masterminds behind the killing of former Batangas 2nd District Rep. Edgar Mendoza, Sr. and his two companions. Maj. Gen. Joel Napoleon Coronel, Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) director, identified the suspects as Sherwin Sanchez and Arthur Fajardo, both inmates of […]

3 police officials dismissed for playing golf

PHILIPPINE National Police (PNP) Chief Archie Gamboa ordered the dismissal of three of his officials in Central Visayas for playing golf on weekdays. They are Col. Dennis Artil, the regional chief comptroller; Lt. Col. Richard Bad-Ang, chief of the finance se
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3 police officials dismissed for playing golf

PHILIPPINE National Police (PNP) Chief Archie Gamboa ordered the dismissal of three of his officials in Central Visayas for playing golf on weekdays. They are Col. Dennis Artil, the regional chief comptroller; Lt. Col. Richard Bad-Ang, chief of the finance service; and Lt. Col. Glenn Mayam, director of the regional PNP Drug Enforcement Group (PDEG). According to Gamboa, […]

Pimentel wants ‘bully’ foreign Grab owner declared ‘persona non grata’

SEN. Aquilino Pimentel 3rd wants a Singaporean national to be declared persona non grata for alllegedly bullying government agencies tasked to study the viability of motorcycle taxis as an alternative mode of transportation. The senator filed on January 21 Se
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Pimentel wants ‘bully’ foreign Grab owner declared ‘persona non grata’

SEN. Aquilino Pimentel 3rd wants a Singaporean national to be declared persona non grata for alllegedly bullying government agencies tasked to study the viability of motorcycle taxis as an alternative mode of transportation. The senator filed on January 21 Senate Resolution 287 seeking  an investigation into the “high-handed, arrogant and irresponsible acts of one Angeline […]

PSA: GDP only reached 6% in July-September

THE Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) on Wednesday revised downward the country’s economic growth figure in the third quarter of 2019, making it harder for the government to hit its growth target for the year. In a report, the statistics agency said gro
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PSA: GDP only reached 6% in July-September

THE Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) on Wednesday revised downward the country’s economic growth figure in the third quarter of 2019, making it harder for the government to hit its growth target for the year. In a report, the statistics agency said gross domestic product (GDP) growth accelerated to 6 percent in the period, lower than […]

Get to know Nook, the first online mortgage broker platform in PH

BUYING a home is one of the most exciting phases of life. With new real estate developments sprouting all over the country, and with banks offering different financing schemes, you can actually fulfill your goal to get your dream home soon. Thankfully, you ca
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Get to know Nook, the first online mortgage broker platform in PH

BUYING a home is one of the most exciting phases of life. With new real estate developments sprouting all over the country, and with banks offering different financing schemes, you can actually fulfill your goal to get your dream home soon. Thankfully, you can now navigate through all the housing loans in one place and […]

US cancels de la Rosa’s visa

SEN. Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa on Wednesday confirmed that the United States had canceled his visa. The senator said he wrote to the US Embassy in Manila in December 2019 to ask if  his visa, which was supposed to expire in 2022, had been cancel
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US cancels de la Rosa’s visa

SEN. Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa on Wednesday confirmed that the United States had canceled his visa. The senator said he wrote to the US Embassy in Manila in December 2019 to ask if  his visa, which was supposed to expire in 2022, had been canceled. “I sent an official letter to the US Embassy inquiring from them, if […]

North Korea to ban tourists over China virus

SEOUL: North Korea will ban foreign tourists to protect itself against a new SARS-like virus that has claimed at least nine lives in China and sickened hundreds, a major tour operator said. Several nations including the US have stepped up checks on airport pa
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North Korea to ban tourists over China virus

SEOUL: North Korea will ban foreign tourists to protect itself against a new SARS-like virus that has claimed at least nine lives in China and sickened hundreds, a major tour operator said. Several nations including the US have stepped up checks on airport passengers to detect the coronavirus, which first emerged in the central Chinese […]

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