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  • PRC chair: PhilHealth must pay remaining P561-M debt in 3 days
    on October 28, 2020 at 1:33 am

    MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) should pay its remaining debt to the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) amounting to P561 million within three days, Senator Richard Gordon said Wednesday. “The debt is due and demandable and the agreement says upon demand by the […]

  • ‘Relentless, unfounded’ red-tagging of celebrities, solons shows need for TRO vs anti-terror law — Lagman
    on October 28, 2020 at 1:25 am

    MANILA, Philippines — The “relentless yet unfounded” red-tagging of some celebrities and legislators serves as another “major reason” for the Supreme Court to issue a temporary restraining order (TRO) against the implementation of the controversial Anti-Terrorism Law, Albay Rep. Edcel Lagman said […]

  • Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton are engaged
    on October 28, 2020 at 1:23 am

    MANILA, Philippines — Singer Blake Shelton has popped the question to girlfriend and fellow “The Voice” coach Gwen Stefani and she said yes. The couple shared the news Wednesday over their Instagram accounts by posting a photo of themselves kissing, with Stefani showing off her ring. “Hey […]

  • Over 1,000 Filipinos from Middle East, South Korea return to PH
    on October 28, 2020 at 1:11 am

    MANILA, Philippines — Over a thousand overseas Filipinos from parts of the Middle East and South Korea have returned to the Philippines over the weekend, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said Wednesday. Some 317 OFWs from the United Arab Emirates, 57 from Manama in Bahrain, 304 from […]

  • DOTr moves start of cashless toll collections to December 1
    on October 28, 2020 at 1:11 am

    MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Transportation (DOTr) has moved the start of the mandatory implementation of cashless toll collections on toll roads from November 2 to December 1, in response to clamor of motorists who have yet to attach radio frequency identification (RFID) stickers on […]

  • Año: Gag order vs Parlade red-tagging not fair, but he must show proof
    on October 28, 2020 at 1:03 am

    MANILA, Philippines — Interior Secretary Eduardo Ao on Wednesday said it is “unfair” to give a gag order to Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Southern Luzon Command chief Lt. Gen. Antonio Parlade Jr. despite the latter’s controversial statements against celebrities. “Gen. Parlade is one of […]

  • ‘Hindi siya kasali’: Gordon chides Roque for comments on Red Cross-PhilHealth deal
    on October 28, 2020 at 12:45 am

    MANILA, Philippines — Senator Richard Gordon on Wednesday advised presidential spokesperson Harry Roque to refrain from commenting on the COVID-19 testing agreement between the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) and the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth). In an interview over Teleradyo, […]

  • Año says Angel Locsin, Liza Soberano, Catriona Gray ‘not part of NPA’
    on October 28, 2020 at 12:26 am

    MANILA, Philippines — Interior Secretary Eduardo Ao does not believe that actresses Angel Locsin and Liza Soberano, and Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray are in any way part of the New People’s Army (NPA). “I believe the purpose of Gen. [Antonio] Parlade is to warn those people who may be […]

  • Hontiveros asks Ombudsman to reconsider suspension of ‘pastillas’ whistleblower
    on October 28, 2020 at 12:06 am

    MANILA, Philippines — Senator Risa Hontiveros has appealed to the Office of the Ombudsman to reconsider the inclusion of one of her “pastillas” whistleblowers among the immigration personnel slapped with a six-month suspension over the bribery scheme. The Office of the Ombudsman earlier placed […]

  • Tropical depression east of Central Luzon may enter PAR Wednesday night or Thursday morning
    on October 27, 2020 at 11:50 pm

    MANILA, Philippines — The tropical depression monitored by the state weather bureau might enter the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) Wednesday night or Thursday morning. Based on the weather update issued by the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services […]

  • Russia applies for WHO emergency use tag for its COVID-19 vaccine
    on October 27, 2020 at 11:10 pm

    The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) has submitted applications to the World Health Organization for an Emergency Use Listing and prequalification of its coronavirus vaccine, Sputnik V, Russia’s sovereign wealth fund said on Tuesday. Russia was the first country to grant regulatory approval […]

  • Europe enacts new curbs as COVID surges in absence of vaccine
    on October 27, 2020 at 10:59 pm

    ROME — European governments moved on Tuesday to impose new curbs to try to contain a rapid surge in coronavirus infections and provide economic balm to help businesses survive the pandemic. World leaders face an increasingly difficult task as they seek to limit the spread of the disease and […]

  • Political adviser sparked COVID-19 outbreak on Pence team — sources
    on October 27, 2020 at 10:44 pm

    WASHINGTON — A political adviser to U.S. Vice President Mike Pence is suspected of sparking an outbreak of the coronavirus on his team that sidelined a senior official days before the presidential election, according to a current White House official and a former official familiar with the […]

  • ‘Baptism by fire’ for newly appointed US Supreme Court Justice Barrett
    on October 27, 2020 at 10:33 pm

    WASHINGTON — Newly confirmed conservative U.S. Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett faces a barrage of politically fraught cases in her first days on the job, as the court weighs election disputes and prepares to hear a challenge to the Obamacare healthcare law. The Republican-controlled […]

  • Shelter-in-place lifestyle a boon for Iñigo Elizalde’s rugs
    on October 27, 2020 at 8:31 pm

    After a six-month dry spell wrought by pandemic restrictions, New York-based designer Iigo Elizalde is suddenly on a roll. Since September, his eponymous company, Iigo Elizalde Rugs, has been flooded with orders. Textured and intricate, the handmade rugs are impressions of surfaces and […]

  • A phoenix reborn
    on October 27, 2020 at 8:30 pm

    Calvin Abueva knows he still has long way to go before he could be worthy of being called a reformed man. He can’t even define the limits of this change he is undergoing. “I never know when anger or something else would take over me, so I just tried to be really patient,” the 32-year-old […]

  • Mercedes Cabral battles anxiety through pottery
    on October 27, 2020 at 8:30 pm

    Indie film princess Mercedes Cabral has turned to pottery to battle her worries. As an actress, her main source of living has been affected greatly because of the pandemic. She confessed that her anxiety disorder worsened but that she felt lucky to have art to go back to in this time of […]

  • Doctors cleared of causing liposuction death as patient’s children drop case
    on October 27, 2020 at 7:31 pm

    MANILA, Philippines — Two doctors were cleared of causing the death of a 43-year-old female liposuction patient in 2019 as the woman’s children withdrew their complaint after a reevaluation of the incident. Claudine Roura and Katrina Bulseco were cleared of reckless imprudence resulting in […]

  • Base vape, heated tobacco regulations on science, not fiction, says expert
    on October 27, 2020 at 6:01 pm

    MANILA, Philippines — A medical expert urged the Food and Drugs Administration to base the proposed vape and heated tobacco regulations on science — not on fiction — in the wake of the beleaguered agency’s admission that it received funding from foreign anti-tobacco organizations. “Science […]

  • Aiai delas Alas reaffirms commitment with Siomai King as Brand Ambassador
    on October 27, 2020 at 5:11 pm

    Comedy Concert Queen Aiai delas Alas-Sibayan continues to extend her reach and provide support for Siomai King as its Brand Ambassador in its goal of helping Filipino entrepreneurs get through the most challenging times of this COVID-19 pandemic. Siomai King — Ang Hari ng Siomai — believes […] – RSS Headlines Philippine News for the Filipino Global Community

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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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  • UN scraps in-person meetings after Covid outbreak
    on October 28, 2020 at 1:30 am

    All in-person meetings at the UN were cancelled Tuesday for the rest of the week after a member state reported five staffers had tested positive for the coronavirus.

  • Biden vows to back Belarus opposition in removing Lukashenko
    on October 28, 2020 at 1:00 am

    US presidential hopeful Joe Biden voiced support Tuesday for the Belarus opposition in its general strike against President Alexander Lukashenko, saying the strongman was illegitimate.

  • US sex cult leader jailed for 120 years
    on October 28, 2020 at 12:30 am

    A “self-help” guru convicted of running a cult-like organization of sex slaves who were branded with his initials was sentenced to 120 years in prison by a New York judge Tuesday.

  • Pfizer says Covid-19 vaccine still possible in 2020 despite data lag
    on October 28, 2020 at 12:00 am

    Pfizer executives expressed measured optimism Tuesday over the prospect of providing a coronavirus vaccine in 2020 even as they signaled key data on the vaccine would not be released before the US election.

  • US solidifies sanctions against Iran oil before election
    on October 27, 2020 at 11:30 pm

    President Donald Trump’s administration on Monday slapped fresh sanctions on Iran’s oil sector including over sales to Syria and Venezuela, reducing Joe Biden’s room for maneuver if he wins next week’s election.

  • Facebook's India policy chief quits after hate speech claims
    on October 27, 2020 at 11:00 pm

    Facebook’s top India public policy executive, who was at the centre of a row over the alleged failure to address hate speech on the platform, has quit, the social media giant said Wednesday.

  • 'Very Nice!': Kazakhstan jumps on Borat slogan
    on October 27, 2020 at 10:30 pm

    Kazakhstan banned British comedian Sacha Baron Cohen’s first “Borat” mocumentary over its portrayal of the country but now using his “Very Nice!” catchphrase in a tourism campaign.

  • UK police given more time to hold tanker 'hijack' seven
    on October 27, 2020 at 10:00 pm

    British police said Tuesday they had been given more time to question seven Nigerian men whose discovery on board an oil tanker off southern England sparked a special forces raid.

  • Du30 orders gov’t ‘cleansing’
    on October 27, 2020 at 5:50 pm

    President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered the Department of Justice (DOJ) to investigate anomalies in the entire government bureaucracy and prosecute erring public servants.

  • House beats deadline, sends 2021 Budget Bill to Senate a day ahead
    on October 27, 2020 at 5:40 pm

    The House of Representatives was scheduled to transmit on Tuesday its approved version of the P4.506-trillion 2021 General Appropriations Bill to the Senate, one day ahead of the promised date, according to Speaker Lord Allan Velasco.

  • Ombudsman suspends 44 BI execs over ’pastillas’ scam
    on October 27, 2020 at 5:30 pm

    The Office of the Ombudsman has issued a suspension order against 44 Bureau of Immigration officials accused of involvement in the so-called “pastillas” scheme.

  • Duque, et al liable in PhilHealth mess but Rody ignores it
    on October 27, 2020 at 5:20 pm

    A joint panel at the House of Representatives on Tuesday approved a 65-page committee report to hold Health Secretary Francisco Duque III accountable for supposed widespread corruption within the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. including implicated other Cabinet officials.

  • NCR, 6 other areas still under GCQ up to Nov. 30
    on October 27, 2020 at 5:10 pm

    For the fifth time, President Rodrigo Duterte extended the implementation of the general community quarantine (GCQ) in Metro Manila for another month or until November 30, the longest-running lockdown in the world.

  • New storm on heels of ‘Quinta’
    on October 27, 2020 at 5:00 pm

    The new weather disturbance outside the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) has intensified into a tropical depression, the state weather bureau said Tuesday, as southern Luzon provinces continued to reel from the onslaught of Typhoon “Quinta.”

  • Infidelity equals ‘violence’—SC
    on October 27, 2020 at 4:50 pm

    The Supreme Court has ruled that husband’s infidelity or having extramarital affairs is considered “psychological violence” inflicted against his wife.

  • ’Hasten release of pandemic aid’
    on October 27, 2020 at 4:45 pm

    President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered government agencies and local government units (LGUs) to simplify and speed up the distribution of aid to the people affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

  • State insurer pays P500M to Red Cross
    on October 27, 2020 at 4:40 pm

    The Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) has already released P500 million, or about half of its P1.1 billion debt to the Philippine Red Cross (PRC), as partial payment for the latter’s COVID-19 testing

  • DOT head wants cheaper virus test to entice tourists
    on October 27, 2020 at 4:35 pm

    Department of Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat has appealed for a price cap on real-time reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction and antigen tests for Covid-19 to enhance tourism revival, as the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases relaxed travel restrictions in areas under general community quarantine.

  • Rody renews call for OFW department
    on October 27, 2020 at 4:30 pm

    President Rodrigo Duterte renewed his call to Congress for the swift passage of the bill creating the Department of Overseas Filipinos.

  • Mixed signals on corruption
    on October 27, 2020 at 4:25 pm

    Investigate corruption in the entire government.

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  • PHL’s Malagos Chocolate awarded four golds in international competition
    by BMPlus on October 28, 2020 at 1:04 am

    Malagos Chocolate claimed four Gold awards at the World Drinking Chocolate Competition 2020 in Hannover, Germany. The Davao-based chocolate manufacturer was given the top prize, receiving the Gold award in the Plain/Origin Drinking Chocolate Dark (made with water) category, besting entries from all over the world. It was also given three Golds in Special Awards

  • Steniel Manufacturing Corp. issues Notice of Annual Meeting of Stockholders
    by BMPlus on October 27, 2020 at 10:20 pm
  • Pacifica Holdings, Inc. issues Notice of Annual Meeting of Stockholders
    by BMPlus on October 27, 2020 at 10:05 pm
  • DOE to stop endorsing new coal power plant projects
    by Lenie Lectura on October 27, 2020 at 4:05 pm

    THE Department of Energy (DOE) will no longer endorse new coal power plant projects. Based on a recent review on the country’s power mix, the agency said there is a need to declare a moratorium on endorsements for greenfield coal power plants. DOE Secretary Alfonso G. Cusi said the periodic assessment of the country’s energy

  • Petron eyes refinery closure on tax woes
    by Lenie Lectura on October 27, 2020 at 4:05 pm

    VERY soon, the Philippines could be fully dependent on oil imports as the country’s remaining oil refiner announced Monday the strong possibility of shutting down its Bataan refinery, which supplied less than 30 percent of the country’s total demand last year. Petron Corporation, according to its chairman Ramon S. Ang, could not stress enough the

  • Pandemic shows up gaps in GDP metrics in region–Apec unit
    by Cai Ordinario on October 27, 2020 at 4:02 pm

    THE pandemic has exposed gnawing gaps in the computation of GDP that would require countries in the Asia and the Pacific region to look beyond it, according to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) Policy Support Unit (PSU). In a statement, Apec PSU Director Denis Hew said GDP had “blindspots” that prevented it from measuring the

  • PHL jumps 2 rungs in Asia Pacific economies’ trade poll
    by Elijah Felice Rosales on October 27, 2020 at 3:58 pm

    THE Philippines has jumped two notches to place eighth among 20 economies in Asia and the Pacific in a survey measuring the capacity to participate in international trade. The country scored 55.9, from 53.8 in 2018, out of 100 in the Hinrich Foundation’s Sustainable Trade Index 2020. As such, it improved to eighth to land

  • Palace gives DBM leeway to release Bayanihan 2 funds
    by Samuel Medenilla on October 27, 2020 at 3:55 pm

    THERE will soon be fewer delays in the release of funds under the Bayanihan to Recover as One Law (Bayanihan 2). This after President Duterte delegated the authority of releasing the funds to the Department of Budget and Management (DBM). Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said Budget Secretary Wendel Avisado now has the power to approve and

  • PHL, Japan meeting on Build, Build, Build projects
    by Bernadette D. Nicolas on October 27, 2020 at 3:54 pm

    PHILIPPINE and Japanese officials are set to meet on Wednesday (October 28), to discuss the progress of Japan-funded infrastructure projects under the government’s “Build, Build, Build” program. In a statement on Tuesday, the Department of Finance said this meeting would happen via videoconferencing for the first time as travel restrictions remain amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

  • House panels seek raps vs Duque, others for PhilHealth mess
    by Jovee Marie de la Cruz and Claudeth Mocon-Ciriaco on October 27, 2020 at 3:51 pm

    THE House Committee on Public Accounts and House Committee on Good Government and Public Accountability on Tuesday recommended the filing of criminal charges against Health Secretary Francisco Duque III, former Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) President and CEO Ricardo Morales and other PhilHealth executives and four members of the Cabinet in connection with alleged corruption in

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  • 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 …

  • Lenovo’s Legion Slim 7i is an Ultraslim Gaming Notebook for Under Php 100k
    by Duey Guison on October 25, 2020 at 1:36 am

    Aside from formally unveiling the Legion Phone Duel, Lenovo also announced a new version of the Legion Slim 7i. This updated model is lighter than the Legion 7i we previously reviewed on the site at 1.8kg and thinner at 17.9mm, making it one of the thinnest gaming notebooks you can buy right now. Despite its …

  • Gaming Phone Face-off: Lenovo Phone Duel VS ASUS ROG Phone 3
    by John Nieves on October 24, 2020 at 11:10 am

    Verdict: Performance for both phones are relatively close as we expected, with the devices only showing minuscule differences in both synthetic and real-world benchmarks. The biggest difference for the two devices is price, accessory options as well as configuration options, and ultimately it’ll boil down to user preference: a cheaper option or a more mature …

  • Lenovo Officially Launches Legion Phone Duel In The Philippines
    by John Nieves on October 24, 2020 at 10:30 am

    The Lenovo Phone Duel is the newest gaming phone to enter the country, slated to do battle with an already established brand and device line for the hearts (and money) of hardcore mobile gamers. We’ve already done a pretty in-depth look at the phone’s performance in our full review here if you want to see …

  • Lenovo Makes its Previous-Generation Legion Gaming Laptops More Affordable
    by Duey Guison on October 24, 2020 at 1:27 am

    If you are looking to get yourself a gaming laptop and not mind opting for 9th-generation Intel processors, you’re in luck: Lenovo is cutting the prices on its Legion laptops with 9th-generation Intel processors with as much as Php 35k off. With the updated prices, you can get yourself a decent gaming laptop with at …

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  • Panibagong bagyo nakaamba
    by Abante Tonite on October 27, 2020 at 3:24 pm

    Nakalabas na ng Philippine Area of Responsibility ang bagyong Quinta, gayunpaman patuloy na nakararanas ng pag-uulan sa ilang bahagi ng bansa dulit pa rin ng trough o buntot nito, ayon sa Phiippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa). The post Panibagong bagyo nakaamba first appeared on Abante Tonite.

  • Remulla pinabaklas tarpaulin kontra NPA
    by Abante Tonite on October 27, 2020 at 3:22 pm

    Gaya sa Lungsod ng Maynila, tinanggal din sa Cavite ang mga tarpaulin kontra sa Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army-National Democratic Front (CPP-NPA-NDF). The post Remulla pinabaklas tarpaulin kontra NPA first appeared on Abante Tonite.

  • 3 bangkay ng mangingisda narekober sa Catanduanes
    by Abante Tonite on October 27, 2020 at 3:20 pm

    Natagpuan ang mga labi ng tatlong mangingisda na napaulat na nawawala sa Catanduanes, matapos na tumaob ang sinasakyan nilang bangka sa kasagsagan ng pananalasa ng bagyong ‘Quinta’. The post 3 bangkay ng mangingisda narekober sa Catanduanes first appeared on Abante Tonite.

  • 100 nakiramay kay gov nalason sa sandwich
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