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  • Serye ng umano’y pananakit ni Ambassador Mauro sa kasambahay na Pinay sa Brazil, nahuli-cam
    on October 28, 2020 at 1:37 pm

    Ibinahagi ng Brazilian news channel na GloboNews sa GMA News ang nakuha nilang CCTV videos na makikita ang serye ng umano’y pananakit ni Philippine ambassador to Brazil Marichu Mauro sa kaniyang kasambahay na Pinay.

  • Qatar ‘regrets distress’ of invasive searches on women passengers
    on October 28, 2020 at 1:27 pm

    Qatar expressed regret on Wednesday after women on 10 flights were forced to endure invasive physical examinations, and announced an investigation that an informed source said could lead to criminal prosecutions.

  • P19-B anti-insurgency fund for 2021 justifiable, says Lacson
    on October 28, 2020 at 1:11 pm

    “Sa NTF-ELCAC (National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict) na pondo, something like P19 billion, hindi ito mapupunta sa military. Ang pondong ito is for development programs consisting of farm-to-market roads, livelihood. Ito ‘yung confidence-building,” Lacson said in an online interview.

  • Binay, Gatchalian deny voting for Marcos Day in Senate panel
    on October 28, 2020 at 1:03 pm

    “I wish to reiterate that I did not vote for the approval of the bill and will not support any bill that would cause historical revisionism,” Binay said.

  • Filipinos flock to cemeteries ahead of Day of the Dead closure
    on October 28, 2020 at 1:02 pm

    Thousands of people wearing masks and face shields poured into cemeteries in Manila Wednesday for their last chance to visit dead loved ones ahead of a government-ordered closure of graveyards for All Saints’ Day.

  • Groups light candles at U-belt, ask NPA to stop recruiting students
    on October 28, 2020 at 12:58 pm

    Parents of students who joined progressive groups and concerned citizens on Wednesday conducted a rally and lighted candles in Morayta and Mendiola in Manila for the souls of the alleged victims of New People s Army.

  • Over 500,000 virus cases worldwide in new daily record
    on October 28, 2020 at 12:57 pm

    More than 500,000 new coronavirus cases were reported worldwide on Tuesday in a new record, according to a tally from health authorities compiled by AFP.

  • Where to get cheapest, priciest RT-PCR tests
    on October 28, 2020 at 12:36 pm

    Reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) tests for the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Metro Manila hospitals and facilities range from P1,500 up to P19,000, depending on the turnaround time of results.

  • Lacson: Duterte defense exempted Duque, Villar from graft probe
    on October 28, 2020 at 12:34 pm

    “Maganda ang move. Ang problema lang, at the outset, mag-create ng mega task force sa to address all corruption, and in the same announcement, meron agad exceptions,” Lacson said in an interview.

  • Solon wants final, executory court order before eviction, demolition
    on October 28, 2020 at 12:23 pm

    In a bid to allow underprivileged and homeless Filipinos to fight for their right to decent housing, a party-list lawmaker is proposing a measure ensuring that a court order for eviction or demolition is “final and executory” before it is implemented.

  • AMLC wants real estate developers, brokers under its watch; Drilon opposes
    on October 28, 2020 at 11:49 am

    “Itong real estate agents, mga individual practitioners, maliliit po ito, housewives who would engage in real estate  brokering to earn income at the side. Can you imagine the burden? We are not talking here about real estate brokers as institutions, you have thousands of real estate brokers, mom and pop operations, housewives, somebody in the family who, to earn extra income, would go into real estate brokering,” Drilon said.

  • Lacson: Funds for congressional initiatives impounded by Executive
    on October 28, 2020 at 11:47 am

    “Basta nakita nilang congressional initiatives or amendments na in-introduce ng Lower House at Upper House parang automatic nang ginawa nilang for later release,” Lacson told reporters. “Ang implication niyan hindi talaga nila ire-release. Naka-impound na ‘yun.”

  • Ombudsman clears cops, soldiers in wrongful arrest of Davao journalist
    on October 28, 2020 at 11:47 am

    “The blurry photograph of Elsa Renton, in some way, has semblance to the physical characteristics of the complainant such that both are elderly and have short white hair,” the Resolution read. “While there may be lapses in the operations, the arrest was legal at that time since the arresting officers were under the impression that Elsa Renton and complainant are one and the same person. The arrest was a clear case of mistaken identity,” the Ombudsman added.  

  • Kasambahay na minamaltrato umano ng among Filipino diplomat, handang tulungan ng Ople Center
    on October 28, 2020 at 11:46 am

    Nag-alok ang Blas F. Ople Policy Center ng legal at livelihood assistance sa kasambahay na minaltrato umano ng amo niyang Philippine Ambassador to Brazil na si Marichu Mauro.

  • Bangkay ng babae na halos nakahubad, nakita sa gilid ng kalsada sa Tuguegarao City
    on October 28, 2020 at 11:07 am

    Halos nakahubad at may mga sugat sa katawan nang makita ang bangkay ng isang babae sa gilid ng kalsada sa Tuguegarao City.

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  • Bartomeu resigns as Barcelona president, drops European Super League bombshell
    on October 28, 2020 at 1:51 pm

    Josep Maria Bartomeu resigned as Barcelona president on Tuesday, along with his board of directors, and left with a bombshell admission that he had accepted a proposal for the club to play in “a future European Super League.” Bartomeu’s departure comes following mounting pressure from fans and […]

  • Duterte to Cayetano: Don’t ‘feel bad’ about recent events, happy birthday!
    on October 28, 2020 at 1:47 pm

    MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte told former Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano not to “feel bad” about recent events as he greeted the latter on his 50th birthday on Wednesday. The President lauded the Taguig lawmaker for his achievements in a video message shared Wednesday night by […]

  • Michelle Madrigal coaches fans on the fixed vs the growth mindsets
    on October 28, 2020 at 1:44 pm

    For former actress Michelle Madrigal, who is also now a transformation coach, there are two mindsets which people live by and can be improved on. Madrigal, quoting British philosopher Alan Watts, said that “[the] only way to make sense [of] change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the […]

  • PBA: San Miguel gets hot in 4th in comeback win over Meralco
    on October 28, 2020 at 1:27 pm

    MANILA, Philippines — Defending champion San Miguel Beer came back to beat Meralco, 89-82, for its third straight win in the PBA Philippine Cup at AUF Sports Arena & Cultural Center in Angeles, Pampanga. The Beermen rose from 13 points down in the third quarter thanks to their hot outside […]

  • LOOK: Duterte visits parents’ tomb in Davao City
    on October 28, 2020 at 1:17 pm

    MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday night visited the grave of his parents in his hometown Davao City ahead of the nation’s observation of All Saints’ Day and All Souls Day next week. Duterte visited the final resting place of his parents Vicente and Soledad Duterte at […]

  • Belga, coach say close games will benefit Rain or Shine in playoffs
    on October 28, 2020 at 1:06 pm

    Rain or Shine has won three of its four victories in the PBA Philippine Cup in nail-biting fashion. But as uncertainty continues to hover over the bubble environment with yet another game canceled, coach Caloy Garcia is not one to complain. “It’s hard that we’ve had multiple games that were […]

  • PDEA gets drug detection equipment from USDEA
    on October 28, 2020 at 1:02 pm

    MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) on Wednesday received from the United States Drug Enforcement Agency (USDEA) several units of narcotics detection equipment that will help boost its capabilities againstdrug smuggling via airports. PDEA Director General […]

  • Lacson questions exemptions in gov’t-wide corruption probe
    on October 28, 2020 at 12:53 pm

    MANILA, Philippines — Senator Panfilo Lacson on Wednesday believes the government-wide corruption investigation ordered by President Rodrigo Duterte “started on the wrong foot” when there have already been supposed “exceptions” into the inquiry. The President recently announced that he ordered […]

  • Garcia sees ‘future superstar’ in Nambatac
    on October 28, 2020 at 12:43 pm

    MANILA, Philippines — Rain or Shine head coach Caloy Garcia has a good sense as to where Rey Nambatac’s PBA career is heading. Nambatac is only in his third season in the PBA but Garcia had seen enough to know that the spitfire guard is destined for stardom. “Like I said from the beginning, […]

  • 8 PhilHealth execs suspended over ‘anomalous’ release of COVID-19 funds
    on October 28, 2020 at 12:38 pm

    MANILA, Philippines — The Office of the Ombudsman has ordered the preventive suspension of eight officials of the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) for disbursing COVID-19 funds to hospitals not handling coronavirus cases. In an order signed by Ombudsman Samuel Martires on […]

  • Carpio, Morales press SC to issue TRO on anti-terror law
    on October 28, 2020 at 12:31 pm

    MANILA, Philippines – Retired Justices Antonio Carpio and Conchita Carpio-Morales prodded the Supreme Court to issue a restraining order on the implementation of the anti-terror law immediately. Republic Act11479 or the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020 took effect last July even without its […]

  • Jailed for protesting, Belarus basketball star speaks out for political change
    on October 28, 2020 at 12:23 pm

    MOSCOW— Belarus basketball star Yelena Leuchanka has twice represented her country at the Olympic Games, but until this year she had always stayed out of politics. That changed abruptly when her country was engulfed by protests. When she joined a street demonstration against President […]

  • 254 Quezon City hall employees regularized
    on October 28, 2020 at 11:38 am

    MANILA, Philippines — The Quezon City government has regularized 254 more employees, who have been working as contractual workers in the city hall for over 20 years. According to the local government,these employees gained regular employee status after hurdling hearings before the Human Resource […]

  • Tropical depression approaching PH may become typhoon before landfall
    on October 28, 2020 at 10:56 am

    MANILA, Philippines — The tropical depression outside the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) is forecast to likely intensify into a typhoon prior to its landfall possibly this weekend, state meteorologists said on Wednesday afternoon. According to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, […]

  • How Isabel Oli juggles work and motherhood by adapting to ‘flexi routines’
    on October 28, 2020 at 10:55 am

    Motherhood has inevitably changed with the new normal and celebrity mom Isabel Oli has adjusted to it as a matter of course. Being a wife to actor John Prats, a mother and a career woman are roles that Oli has learned to play with ease, thanks to her time management skills, which she spoke about […]

  • DOT urges tourism MSMEs to avail COVID-19 loan program
    on October 28, 2020 at 10:48 am

      MANILA, Philippines – Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat on Wednesday encouraged micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) to avail themselves of the CARES for Tourism Rehabilitation of Enterprises and Livelihood (CARES for TRAVEL) Program to help their business and their workers […]

  • Mark Striegl undergoes surgery for orbital bone fracture
    on October 28, 2020 at 10:25 am

    MANILA, Philippines — Mark Striegl went under the knife to repair an orbital bone fracture he suffered during his last bout last Oct. 18 in UFC Fight Night at Yas Island in Abu Dhabi. “Got my orbital bone fractured in my last fight which required surgery here in Baguio,” Striegl wrote on his […]

  • Court issues TRO vs deal between Bacolod utility, private firm for water projects
    on October 28, 2020 at 10:17 am

    BACOLOD CITY—A judge on Tuesday (Oct. 27) issued a 20-day restraining order to stop the city’s water utility and a private firm from carrying out their joint venture agreement which a city official and former House member tagged as disadvantageous to the city government. The Bacolod City Water […]

  • Senators frown on mandatory reporting of P1-M cash purchase of real estate
    on October 28, 2020 at 10:12 am

    MANILA, Philippines— Senators on Wednesday frowned on a proposal that would require the mandatory reporting of a person buying a P1 million real estate in cold cash. During Wednesday’s hearing of the Senate committee on public services, Anti-Money Laundering Council Executive Director Mel […]

  • Quinta brings P7.5M in farm losses in Negros Occidental
    on October 28, 2020 at 10:07 am

      BACOLOD CITY—Typhoon Quinta (international name Molave) brought at least P7.5 million in damage to crops and farm animals in Negros Occidental province. Japhet Masculino, provincial agriculturist, said initial report from three towns and two cities estimated the damage to rice crops to […]

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  • Second in Bohol
    by The Manila Times on October 26, 2020 at 5:19 pm

    Officials of Bohol province bare the marker for the Malasakit Center at the Don Emilio del Valle Memorial Hospital in Ubay, Bohol. The center is the second in the province and the country’s 88th. Sen. Christopher Lawwren ‘Bong’ Go joined the inauguration of the Malasakit Center virtually. […]

  • ‘Quinta’ pounds PH, displaces thousands
    by Dempsey Reyes on October 26, 2020 at 5:16 pm

    Fast-moving Typhoon “Quinta” forced thousands of villagers to flee to safety as it roared across central Philippines on Sunday. There were no immediate reports of casualties from the typhoon, whose international name is “Molave,” but authorities said at least 13 persons were missing and […]

  • Lawmakers under tight watch
    by Dempsey Reyes on October 26, 2020 at 5:05 pm

    Aside from Bayan Muna chairman Neri Colmenares, other members of the Makabayan bloc in the House of Representatives are also under military surveillance, Lt. Gen. Antonio Parlade Jr. revealed on Monday. Parlade, commander of the Southern Luzon Command and spokesman for the National Task Force to […]

  • Bong Go to probe Sea Games anomalies
    by Javier Joe Ismael on October 26, 2020 at 5:00 pm

    SEN. Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go on Monday expressed readiness to investigate allegations of corruption against the Philippine SEA Games Organizing Committee (Phisgoc). “Kung merong magsasampa ng reklamo o resolution sa Senado, handa po tayo at hindi ako mag-aatubiling isagawa ang parallel […]

  • GSIS opens study-now, pay-later program 
    by Anna Leah E. Gonzales on October 26, 2020 at 4:56 pm

    THE Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) has opened a P20-billion study-now, pay-later program and a computer loan program for its members. GSIS President and General Manager Rolando Ledesma Macasaet said the loan program would be for the college education of GSIS members’ kin. “We […]

  • Govt eyes private labs for OFW Covid tests
    by Keith Calayag on October 26, 2020 at 4:52 pm

    The Department of Health (DoH) is negotiating with private laboratories that can test overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) for coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19). The Philippine Red Cross (PRC), which used to test returning OFWs, stopped testing OFWs because of the Philippine Health Insurance […]

  • Comelec, OSG to file poll comments this week
    by Jomar Canlas, TMT on October 26, 2020 at 4:49 pm

    The Office of the Solicitor General (OSG) and the Commission on Elections (Comelec) are expected to submit to the Supreme Court this week their opinions on the election protest filed by former senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr. against Vice President Maria Leonor Robredo. The Manila Times learned from […]

  • WHO to start vaccine trials by December
    by Red Mendoza on October 26, 2020 at 4:43 pm

    The World Health Organization’s (WHO) trials in the country for the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) vaccine could start as early as December. The early date for the Solidarity trials looms as the Department of Health (DoH) welcomed suggestions of appointing a “vaccination czar.” […]

  • Frontliners urged: Join vaccine trials
    by Keith Calayag on October 26, 2020 at 4:40 pm

    A health expert on Monday called on frontliners to volunteer for clinical trials for coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) vaccines to allay the public’s fear of immunization. In a Malacañang virtual press briefing, Dr. Lulu Bravo, executive director of the Philippine Foundation for Vaccination, […]

  • DoH launches new Covid bulletin format
    by Red Mendoza on October 26, 2020 at 4:37 pm

    The Department of Health (DoH) has launched a new format in reporting new cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) to simplify the presentation of data to the public. The agency on Monday reported 1,607 new cases of Covid-19, for a total of 36,333 active cases or 9.8 percent of the overall […]

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  • Paris Charles de Gaulle ‘Europe’s largest airport’
    on October 28, 2020 at 1:55 pm

    London’s Heathrow said Wednesday that Paris Charles de Gaulle has overtaken it to become Europe’s largest airport in terms of passenger numbers, blaming delayed coronavirus testing and travel restrictions.

  • Tropang Giga seek 6th straight win, quarterfinals
    on October 28, 2020 at 1:50 pm

    Talk ‘N Text is hoping it would finally complete the job as it returns to action today, playing sister team NLEX Road Warriors in the PBA Philippine Cup at the AUF Sports Arena and Cultural Center powered by Smart 5G in Angeles City.

  • Garcia: Where Belga goes, we go
    on October 28, 2020 at 1:45 pm

    Beau Belga showed why he was one of the best big men in the league as he and Rey Nambatac played like a tag team on Tuesday evening.

  • Caruso coming to take everything Folayang has and more
    on October 28, 2020 at 1:40 pm

    Ausralia’s Antonio “The Spartan” Caruso is no doubt stepping into the biggest bout of his career.

  • Dodgers end World Series drought with win over Rays
    on October 28, 2020 at 1:35 pm

    Arlington—The Los Angeles Dodgers ended their 32-year wait for a World Series title on Tuesday, beating the Tampa Bay Rays 3-1 to claim the Major League Baseball crown at last after a string of agonizing near-misses.

  • Work for trikes
    on October 28, 2020 at 1:33 pm

    SM City East Ortigas and the Pasig City Local Government lead the launching of MyTODA APP on Tuesday at the mall’s Transport Terminal.

  • Djokovic closes in on Sampras record
    on October 28, 2020 at 1:30 pm

    Vienna—Novak Djokovic defeated Filip Krajinovic in the first round in Vienna on Tuesday to edge closer to Pete Sampras’s all-time record of ending the year as world number one on six occasions.

  • Typhoon aid
    on October 28, 2020 at 1:28 pm

    Binan City Mayor Arman Dimaguila, Vice Mayor Gel Alonte, and Councilors Jedi Alatiit and Jay Souza distribute food aid in Brgy. Dela Paz and Malaban after the devastation of Typhoon Quinta in the city on Tuesday. 

  • Zamboanga Valientes darkhorse in 3×3 tourney
    on October 28, 2020 at 1:25 pm

    The Zamboanga Valientes MLV is considered to be the Chooks-to-Go 3×3 Pilipinas darkhorse in the fifth leg starting on Friday at the Inspire Sports Academy in Calamba, Laguna. 

  • Tokyo 2020 organizers eyeing virus control center
    on October 28, 2020 at 1:20 pm

    Tokyo—Tokyo 2020 organizers and Japanese officials said Tuesday they may set up an infectious disease control centre at next year’s pandemic-postponed Games, as they debate how to hold the event safely.

  • PetroGazz, Motolite join PSL beach tilt
    on October 28, 2020 at 1:15 pm

    Two new teams will be seeing action when the Philippine Superliga unwraps its 2020 Beach Volleyball Challenge Cup on 26 November in Subic.

  • Converge ICT, Maroons lend hand to UP students
    on October 28, 2020 at 1:10 pm

    The University of the Philippines Men’s Basketball Team , through the NowheretogobutUP Foundation, and its newest supporter, Converge ICT Solutions, have pledged to help scholars from the National Capital Region and other parts of Luzon cope with the demands of remote learning.

  • Zamboanga relishes 4th leg win
    on October 28, 2020 at 1:05 pm

    Members of the Family’s Brand Sardines-Zamboanga City squad are relishing the new experience they have after the fourth leg honors of the Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas 3×3 President’s Cup.

  • The business side of sports
    on October 28, 2020 at 1:00 pm

    Let us face it, sports needs money to survive.

  • Holidays at home
    on October 28, 2020 at 12:50 pm

    Christmas might be different this year, but one thing’s certain: dressing up our home for the season remains a much-awaited activity that brings holiday cheer. 

  • A purpose-driven celebration
    on October 28, 2020 at 12:45 pm

    In celebration of its 30th anniversary, Ayala-led real estate company Avida Land Corporation partners with social enterprises to support local artisans and marginalized youth. 

  • Shopping: Healthy food, plants at Cavite’s Happy Garden
    on October 28, 2020 at 12:40 pm

    Organic green salad, crispy mushrooms, pure honey bee, and fresh herbs and plants, among others, were some of the items for sale at a pop-up held in Cavite-based malls. 

  • Shopping: Landers opens space for members’ businesses
    on October 28, 2020 at 12:35 pm

    Shopping store Landers has launched a livelihood support program in a bid to help members with small businesses. 

  • Smarter move with Park Seo Joon
    on October 28, 2020 at 12:30 pm

    Korean drama superstar Park Seo Joon is in touch with his Filipino fans once again with the release of Smart’s latest campaign featuring the Itaewon Class actor in a new TVC.

  • Kim Chiu joins Tony Labrusca, JM de Guzman in new horror flick
    on October 28, 2020 at 12:20 pm

    Watching a scary movie this Halloween may not be possible in cinemas this year, but there is a new way to relive the experience by watching Star Cinema’s newest horror film starring Kim Chiu, U-Turn powered by CineXpress on SKY Pay-Per-View from Oct. 30 to Nov. 12.

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  • Boomi Partners with Aible to Equip Business Users with AI Insights
    by BusinessMirror on October 28, 2020 at 12:30 pm

    Boomi, a Dell Technologies business and leading provider of cloud-based integration platform as a service (iPaaS), today announced a partnership agreement with Aible, a leading automated machine learning platform, to help business users more simply and rapidly build and deploy artificial intelligence (AI) models at an enterprise scale. The partnership will enable businesses to rapidly

  • Dolomite ‘intact’ despite typhoon, heavy rains, DENR official says
    by Jonathan L. Mayuga on October 28, 2020 at 11:55 am

    AN official of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) on Wednesday said the crushed dolomite used in the controversial P389-million beach nourishment project at the Baywalk area along Roxas Boulevard, Manila remains intact despite heavy rains the past several days. “There is no truth to the news reports that the dolomite sand has

  • DFA awaits OP signal to proceed on housemaid’s maltreatment case
    by Recto Mercene on October 28, 2020 at 11:54 am

    IN the wake of an embarrassing episode seen by millions of television viewers and in social media where a Filipino ambassador is shown maltreating her household helper, Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. on Wednesday said he is reviewing the policy of allowing Filipino diplomats to take Filipino domestic helpers from the Philippines rather than hiring

  • UN mobilizes P1.4-billion fund for Philippines’s Covid rapid response
    by BusinessMirror on October 28, 2020 at 11:53 am

    The United Nations (UN) in the Philippines has mobilized some P1.4 billion  through   150 Covid-19 rapid-response activities  being implemented by 20 UN agencies  throughout the country. “In the Philippines, the UN has moved swiftly to support the government-led effort to contain Covid-19 and limit its socioeconomic impact,” said Gustavo Gonzalez, UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator

  • Go renews push for DDR creation  
    by Butch Fernandez on October 28, 2020 at 11:52 am

    Administration Sen. Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go, citing widespread damage inflicted by strong Typhoon Quinta, pressed Congress on Monday to front-load passage of a  bill he filed last year creating the Department of Disaster Resilience (DDR). “When I was elected senator in 2019, I immediately filed Senate Bill 205 that aims to establish the Department of

  • DAR gives veggie packs to 1,585 poor families courtesy of generous farmers
    by Jonathan L. Mayuga on October 28, 2020 at 11:39 am

    To help poor families cope with economic difficulties, the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) recently distributed vegetable packs from various agrarian reform beneficiaries’ organizations (ARBOs) in Nueva Ecija and Benguet. In a news statement, DAR Support Services Office Undersecretary Emily Padilla said a total of 1,585 families received the vegetable packs from DAR. “We are distributing

  • Council resolution lauds former CDP top executive Manankil
    by BusinessMirror on October 28, 2020 at 11:37 am

    ANGELES CITY—A resolution recognizing the efforts of outgoing Clark Development Corp. President and CEO Noel F. Manankil in his 25 years of service has been unanimously approved by both the majority and minority bloc of the Angeles City Council. In its regular session held Tuesday, October 27, the City Council approved Resolution 821-10-20, Series, of

  • Tax perks for e-vehicle parts-makers reviewed
    by Elijah Felice Rosales on October 28, 2020 at 11:32 am

    Local manufacturers of parts for electric vehicles will soon be eligible to avail of tax breaks, as they are listed as a priority beneficiary of fiscal incentives under the Corporate Recovery and Tax Incentives for Enterprises Act (Create) bill. Trade Undersecretary Rafaelita M. Aldaba on Wednesday disclosed government policies and programs on the automotive industry

  • Surveys and their subliminal bias
    by Val A. Villanueva on October 28, 2020 at 11:23 am

    DO you believe in surveys? Can surveys be trusted? For the longest time, I couldn’t make heads or tails of the conflicting preference surveys being done by Kantar Media Philippines and the Nielsen Company (Philippines) for broadcast companies ABS-CBN and GMA Network—which, before the cancellation of the former’s franchise—fought tooth and nail for viewers’ ratings

  • SMC sets sights on hydropower
    by Lenie Lectura on October 28, 2020 at 11:12 am

    Conglomerate San Miguel Corp. (SMC) unveiled plans to develop some 5,000 megawatts (MW) of hydropower projects to support its clean energy portfolio. SMC President Ramon Ang said the company’s power unit, SMC Global Power Holdings Inc., is determined to pursue various renewable energy (RE) projects to help ramp up the country’s RE capacity as its

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  • OPPO Brings the Mid-Range Reno4 Z 5G to the Philippines
    by Duey Guison on October 28, 2020 at 10:43 am

    As the country is slowly rolling out 5G networks nationwide, smartphone brands are making their 5G devices available locally. While there’s a healthy number of flagship 5G devices in the country, there are only a few 5G mid-range models. OPPO hopes to address that by bringing the Reno4 Z 5G to our shores. Also known …

  • Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro 5G Review: The Flagship Killer of 2020!
    by Jamie Inocian on October 28, 2020 at 8:09 am

    Verdict: Xiaomi devices are always easy to recommend due to the price to performance ratios of their devices and that certainly hasn’t changed with the Mi10T Pro 5G. For Php 24,990, it certainly deserves to be on top of your shortlist if you’re looking for flagship performance without the price tag associated with it. The …

  • Smart Announces Giga K-Video 99 with Park Seo-Joon as its Latest Endorser
    by Duey Guison on October 28, 2020 at 7:25 am

    If their recent reveal of Hyun Bin and Son Ye-Jin as their brand ambassadors is not convincing enough, Smart is serious about making Korean content accessible to its subscribers. For its latest campaign, they tapped multi-awarded KDrama actor Park Seo-Joon to promote Giga K-Video 99. For those not familiar, Seo-Joon is famous for KDramas like …

  • Where to Buy PLDT Home WiFi Prepaid for SRP (Not Overpriced by Resellers)
    by Marz Aglipay on October 28, 2020 at 3:39 am

    Are you still looking for an affordable solution for your internet woes at home? Well, good news: PLDT has slashed the prices of its PLDT Home WiFi kits to as low as Php 995, making it an incredibly easy and affordable way to get internet in your home. Ever since the pandemic hit, mobile broadband …

  • Converge Eyes Nationwide Expansion
    by Marz Aglipay on October 28, 2020 at 1:00 am

    Converge ICT Solutions, one of the fastest-growing ISPs in the country today is looking to expand its coverage nationwide and will be spending a fair chunk of cash expanding its reach beyond the areas they already operate in now. The company will be spending around Php 29 billion ($600 million) to further expand their operations …

  • Netflix Is Making Philippine Graphic Novel Trese Into An Anime Series
    by Marz Aglipay on October 28, 2020 at 12:00 am

    It’s official: Netflix is the go-to place if you want to (legally) watch anime online. The streaming giant has beefed up its library through the years with a wide range of titles that range from well-known classics like Hayao Miyazaki’s Spirited Away to underrated, obscure gems like K. It also doesn’t hurt that Netflix has …

  • Samsung Reportedly Gets Green Light to Supply Display Panels to Huawei
    by Duey Guison on October 27, 2020 at 8:52 am

    Following reports of AMD and MediaTek being granted licenses to supply essential parts to Huawei, a new report from Reuters revealed that Samsung was granted a license to supply certain display panel products to Huawei. While it is not clear as to what display products are covered, it is expected that the license will cover …

  • LG wants to Challenge the AirPods Pro with the TONE Free HBS-FN7
    by Duey Guison on October 27, 2020 at 6:05 am

    When premium, mainstream TWS earbuds are discussed, Apple’s AirPods Pro is what often comes to mind. Aside from being the first AirPods to have silicone tips, the AirPods Pro has one of the best ANC in its class—even if Huawei’s FreeBuds Pro might have to contest that. While Samsung is yet to launch its own …

  • Samsung Brings its Odyssey Gaming Monitors to the Philippines
    by Duey Guison on October 27, 2020 at 2:30 am

    Samsung has also its own line of gaming-focused peripherals with the Odyssey line, and it has confirmed that both the Odyssey G7 and G9 are finally coming to the Philippines. Both models boast of a 1000R curvature for an immersive experience, along with a 240hz refresh rate and 1ms response time for the best in …

  • OnePlus Enters the Entry-Level Market with the Nord N10 and N100
    by Duey Guison on October 26, 2020 at 2:30 pm

    If the unveiling of the Nord is not enough of an indication of OnePlus wanting to penetrate other markets, the brand launched two more affordable Nord phones with the Nord N10 and Nord N100. This is the first time OnePlus is actually entering the lower mid-range to entry-level market, and both phones offer compelling features. …

  • Top 5 Features Of The New ZenBook 13 And VivoBook S14
    by Unbox Staff on October 26, 2020 at 12:50 pm

    ASUS took the wraps off of their newly refreshed ZenBook 13 and VivoBook S14 laptops a few days ago, promising even better performance out of the two product lines than ever before. The ZenBook 13 is the brand’s top-tier performer, offering excellent performance in a package that’s incredibly thin package, while the VivoBook S14 is their mid-range offering that gives professionals and content …

  • Lenovo Unveils its 4Q 2020 Yoga Lineup
    by Duey Guison on October 26, 2020 at 12:30 pm

    Following its global announcement a few weeks back, Lenovo is bringing its updated line of Yoga notebooks, all equipped with Intel’s 11th-generation Tiger Lake processors. For its Q4 2020 Lineup, Lenovo commits to offering models with 16GB RAM and 1TB NVMe SSD starting at just Php 49,995. This is a follow up to the brand’s …

  • Motorola Moto G 5G Plus Unboxing, Quick Review: Nord Killer?
    by Duey Guison on October 26, 2020 at 12:30 pm

    Early Verdict: Motorola returns to the Philippines with a contender that has the potential to disrupt the upper mid-range market held by market leaders like OnePlus and their Nord offering. Motorola Moto G 5G Plus’s great set of hardware on paper bolstered by an even better price tag as well as 5G capability might be …

  • Motorola Returns To The Philippines With Moto G 5G Plus, Razr 5G In December
    by John Nieves on October 26, 2020 at 12:30 pm

    It’s been around two years since Motorola stopped selling smartphones in the Philippines, but the brand is coming back strong in 2020, bringing along a mid-range challenger and a high-end flagship phone with it. To celebrate its return, it’ll be offering its mid-range Moto G 5G Plus and its flagship Razr 5G. And while we …

  • #TechorTreat: A Tech Mob Halloween Giveaway
    by Marz Aglipay on October 26, 2020 at 11:55 am

      Who says you can’t dress up for trick or treat this Halloween? The plague might be among us right now, but that shouldn’t stop you (or us!) from dressing up as your favorite character. And while y’all can’t physically knock on doors this season to get awesome treats, the Unbox Creator Network is inviting …

  • Acer Swift 3 (2020) Review: More than your Usual Mid-Range Notebook
    by Duey Guison on October 26, 2020 at 8:00 am

    Verdict: For those looking for an under Php 45k laptop that offers an impressive performance-per-Peso value, Acer’s Ryzen-powered Swift 3 is an ideal choice. Aside from the proven performance of Ryzen 4000-series processors, the Swift 3 is one of the slimmer and more premium mid-range laptops you can buy today. More brands are adopting Team …

  • You Can Now Rent A Movie Screen To Game On In Malaysia
    by Marz Aglipay on October 26, 2020 at 7:58 am

    While there’s plenty of cinemas coming back online across the country, a large majority of the big screens remain shuttered because of COVID-19. This isn’t just something that’s happening in the Philippines – cinemas are largely shuttered across Asia in countries that have increasing COVID-19 cases, which means more financial losses for these companies. But …

  • Nova 8 SE Rumored to Use MediaTek Dimensity Chips
    by Duey Guison on October 26, 2020 at 7:09 am

    UPDATE: Renders of the Nova 8 SE surfaced, showing a camera bump reminiscent of the one found on the Nova 7i, along with an OLED display with a waterdrop notch and in-display fingerprint scanner. With the Kirin 9000-powered Mate 40 Series speculated to be the last Huawei phones to use Kirin processors for now, the …

  • Entry-Level OnePlus Nord N100 Specs Revealed
    by Duey Guison on October 26, 2020 at 1:57 am

    With OnePlus announcing the Nord and forgoing plans of launching an 8T Pro this year, the brand is set to launch a budget phone for the first time. Just two weeks after launching the OnePlus 8T, OnePlus is set to launch the Nord N100—the brand’s most affordable offering—today. As we are waiting for the official …

  • ASUS Opens Pre-Orders for ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 Creator Edition
    by Duey Guison on October 25, 2020 at 12:36 pm

    If you are a content creator who prefers using a gaming laptop for editing (don’t worry, we won’t judge you), ASUS announced that it is opening pre-orders for the ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 Creators Edition. Making this model different from the regular Zephyrus Duo is its 4K display with 100% Adobe RGB for the best …

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  • Ex ni Catriona inalaska si Sandra
    by Abante Tonite on October 28, 2020 at 1:04 pm

    Nakisali na rin ang ex-boyfriend ni Catriona Gray sa Miss Universe Philippines controversy na sinimulan ng kandidatang si Sandra Lemonon (Miss Taguig). The post Ex ni Catriona inalaska si Sandra first appeared on Abante Tonite.

  • Park Bo Gum nilantad ang buhay militar
    by Abante Tonite on October 28, 2020 at 12:58 pm

    Talagang kahit na kasalukuyang nasa military ay busog na busog pa rin ang mga BoGummy fan. Sila ang mga tagahanga ng South Korean actor na si Park Bo Gum. The post Park Bo Gum nilantad ang buhay militar first appeared on Abante Tonite.

  • Maja nasilip ang bakat
    by Abante Tonite on October 28, 2020 at 12:54 pm

    Tila nag-enjoy nang husto si Maja Salvador habang nagtatampisaw sa dalampasigan. The post Maja nasilip ang bakat first appeared on Abante Tonite.

  • DepEd, PSC tulong sa NAS
    by Abante Tonite on October 28, 2020 at 12:49 pm

    Magtatambal ang Department of Education (DepEd) at Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) sa pagtatayo at pagpapatakbo ng National Academy of Sports (NAS) ngayong taon para makatuklas ng mga kabataang estudyanteng atleta. The post DepEd, PSC tulong sa NAS first appeared on Abante Tonite.

  • Allan nag-throwback sa laplapan kay Daniel
    by Abante Tonite on October 28, 2020 at 12:42 pm

    Maging si Allan Paule ay kumbinsido na kahawig niya talaga si Sean de Guzman na napiling magbida sa sequel ng movie niyang Macho Dancer in 1988 na Anak ng Macho Dancer. The post Allan nag-throwback sa laplapan kay Daniel first appeared on Abante Tonite.

  • Rabiya trip ang baklaan
    by Abante Tonite on October 28, 2020 at 12:38 pm

    Kung ang karamihang dalagang Pilipina ay mahilig sa romcom at fairy tale love stories,kakaiba naman ang trip ng 2020 Ms.Universe Philippines na si Rabiya Mateo. The post Rabiya trip ang baklaan first appeared on Abante Tonite.

  • Michele ayaw pasukuin ni Pia
    by Abante Tonite on October 28, 2020 at 12:33 pm

    Nagbigay ng advice ang 2015 Ms.Universe na si Pia Wurtzhbach sa mga talunan sa pageant tulad nina Michele Gumabao (2nd runner up, 2000 MUP) at Sandra Lemonon (Ms.Taguig). The post Michele ayaw pasukuin ni Pia first appeared on Abante Tonite.

  • Kris ninang ng pandemya
    by Abante Tonite on October 28, 2020 at 12:21 pm

    Pagkatapos makansela ang kanyang show sa TV5, may upcoming project na ulit si Kris Aquino. Inanunsyo niya ito kahapon sa kanyang Instagram account at kung mabilis ang mga netizen, mahuhulaan na kung ano ito. The post Kris ninang ng pandemya first appeared on Abante Tonite.

  • Cashless toll payment system handa na nga ba?
    by Abante Tonite on October 28, 2020 at 11:14 am

    Noong Agosto naglabas ng direktiba ang Department of Transportation (DOTr) na nag-aatas sa lahat ng toll operators na magpatupad ng cashless toll payment system bago Mag-Nobyembre 2. The post Cashless toll payment system handa na nga ba? first appeared on Abante Tonite.

  • Joe pinaubaya misis kay Sol
    by Abante Tonite on October 28, 2020 at 11:12 am

    Habang hindi pa busy sa paglalaro si Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) veteran free agent Solomon Jemuel ‘Sol’ Mercado, nagmistulang trainer muna ito ng misis ni Barangay Ginebra San Miguel star Joe Devance na si Monica. The post Joe pinaubaya misis kay Sol first appeared on Abante Tonite.

  • PBA makes right decision to cancel game – Chito
    by Tempo Desk on October 28, 2020 at 8:56 am

            By JONAS TERRADO   Games Thursday (AUF Gym powered by Smart 5G) 4 p.m. – Phoenix vs Alaska 6:45 p.m. – TNT vs NLEX     The PBA once again cancelled a Philippine Cup game featuring the Blackwater Elite in relation to the situation surrounding one of their players who initially

  • FDCP extends 4th PPP until Dec. 13
    by Tempo Desk on October 28, 2020 at 8:51 am

    BY NEIL RAMOS     Due to public demand, the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) has extended this year’s Pista Ng Pelikulang Pilipino. Set to run originally for a short 16 days, the festival has been extended to 44 days — from Oct. 31 to Dec. 13. “With the extension of PPP4 and

  • 2 more teams joining PSL beach volley
    by Tempo Desk on October 28, 2020 at 8:11 am

    Two new teams will be seeing action when the Philippine Superliga (PSL) unwraps its 2020 Beach Volleyball Challenge Cup on 26 November in Subic. PSL Chairman Popoy Juico yesterday welcomed the inclusion of PetroGazz and Motolite, two teams from the Premier Volleyball League who are raring to test their mettle against the best beach spikers from

  • Wesley So whips ex-champ, stays on top in US chess tilt
    by Tempo Desk on October 28, 2020 at 7:49 am

      By Kristel Satumbaga         Grandmaster Wesley So smashed former champion Sam Shankland and Dariusz Swiercz before drawing with Leinier Dominguez-Perez to remain at the helm after six rounds of the 2020 US Chess Championships on Wednesday (Tuesday in the US). The 27-year-old So, who won the 2017 edition, clobbered 2018 titlist

  • Nambatac redeems self, helps ROS beat Ginebra in OT
    by Tempo Desk on October 28, 2020 at 7:38 am

          By JEREMIAH SEVILLA         SMART CLARK GIGA CITY – Rey Nambatac made sure to bounce back from a sorry miss the last time out. After a botched game-winning layup against Alaska, Nambatac redeemed himself and drained a trey to send the game to overtime as Rain or Shine went on to

  • ‘Quinta’ death toll rises to 9
    by Tempo Desk on October 28, 2020 at 7:32 am

      BY MARTIN A. SADONGDONG     Typhoon “Quinta” left at least nine people dead and P429 million in agricultural and infrastructure damages, but the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) revealed Wednesday that the toll is expected to rise with the continuing validation of reports from the ground. In a situation report

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