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CJ Perez tries to shrug off nerves in first-ever PBA finals appearance

SMB star cherishes finals debut


Magnitude 5.0 quake jolts Masbate

A magnitude 5.0 earthquake hit east of the City of Masbate, Masbate province early Saturday morning, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) reported. The quake, with a depth of 15 kilometers and tectonic in origin, occurred at 3:22 a.m. The earthquake was felt by residents in several areas, namely: Intensity V - Masbate City Intensity III - Legazpi City, Albay; Irosin and Sorsogon City, Sorsogon Intensity II - Aroroy,...


OCTA: NCR weekly COVID-19 positivity rate decreases to 15.3%

The weekly COVID-19 positivity rate of the National Capital Region has decreased to 15.3%, independent monitoring group OCTA Research said Friday. In a tweet, OCTA fellow Guido David said the region’s positivity rate decreased to 15.3% as of August 17 from 17.2% on August 10. The positivity rate refers to the percentage of people who were found positive for COVID-19 among the total number of individuals tested. NCR weekly positivity rate...


Philippines asks COVAX for 10.5 million COVID-19 vaccine replacement doses

The Department of Health has asked the COVAX facility for at least 10.5 million vaccine doses to replace the jabs that have expired in the Philippines. At a press briefing, officer in charge Maria Rosario Vergeire said the DOH would not ask for the replacement of all the doses that have expired but only for jabs that the country needed. "Ang atin pong hiningi palang sa COVAX to replace would be 10.5 million doses. These will be delivered kasama...


DepEd: P5,000 cash allowance, inaasahang matatanggap na ng mga guro sa Aug. 22; nailipat na rin ang P3.7B na MOOE sa mga paaralan | 24 Oras

24 Oras is GMA Network’s flagship newscast, anchored by Mike Enriquez, Mel Tiangco and Vicky Morales. It airs on GMA-7 Mondays to Fridays at 6:30 PM (PHL Time) and on weekends at 6:00 PM. For more videos from 24 Oras, visit http://www.gmanetwork.com/24oras. News updates on COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019) and the COVID-19 vaccine: https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/covid-19/ #Nakatutok24Oras Breaking news and stories from the Philippines and abroad: GMA News and Public Affairs Portal: http://www.gmanews.tv Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/gmanews Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/gmanews Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/gmanews GMA Network Kapuso programs on GMA Pinoy TV: https://gmapinoytv.com/subscribe


425 private schools closed since 2020

MANILA, Philippines — Up to 425 private elementary and high schools nationwide have closed since 2020, according to the Department of Education. DepEd spokesman Michael Poa said the closure of schools in the past two years affected 20,838 students. He said around 10,000 of the students transferred to public schools. DepEd said around 800 private schools suspended operations at the height of the COVID pandemic. Many of these schools appeared to...


Dalawa pang kaso ng Monkeypox, na-detect sa Pilipinas | SONA

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Gilas Youth not lacking in size, talent as it heads to battle in Tehran

Gilas Youth lineup for Fiba Under-18 Asian Championship


Sawicki signs with A-League team

PHILIPPINE women's football team midfielder Jaclyn Sawicki is set to take her act in Australia as she signed with Western United in the A-League. Western United's women's team, which was just established last May, announced this development on Thursday in its social media pages. "I am beyond excited to join Western United in the inaugural season for the women's side," Sawicki said. "I can't wait to meet and begin working with the rest of the...


Tindera ng burger joint, pumalag at hinabol ang holdaper | SONA

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Covid alerts won't stop face-to-face classes on Aug 22 — DepEd

THE Department of Education (DepEd) reaffirmed on Friday that regardless of any Covid-19 alert level, face-to-face classes will start on Monday, August 22. Appearing before the organizational meeting of the Senate Committee on Basic Education chaired by Sen. Sherwin Gatchalian, DepEd Undersecretary and Chief of Staff Epimaco Densing 3rd also said that starting November 2, public and private schools all over the country must transition to five...


7-year-old injured after fall from fourth floor of school in Navotas

A 7-year-old student was injured after falling from the fourth floor of a school in Navotas City, according to Chino Gaston’s “24 Oras” report on Friday. Jason Venezuela, father of the Grade 1 student, said the child followed her mother who volunteered in a Brigada Eskwela program held in the San Rafael Village Elementary School, which was located near their house. “Hindi naman po alam ni misis na sumunod sa kanya. Parang na-trap sa may CR,...


49,500 traffic violators arrested in Baguio

BAGUIO CITY: Police officers and traffic enforcers arrested more than 49,500 traffic violators in the city from Jan. 1 to Aug. 16, 2022. LtCol. Roldan Cabatan, Baguio City Police Office-Traffic Enforcement Unit (BCPO-TEU) chief, stated that the recorded number of apprehended traffic violators is considered high. He disclosed that the number of traffic violators meant some P21.6 million in fines that went to the city government's coffers. The...


Customs probe of 'contraband' rice underway

BUREAU of Customs Commissioner Yogi Felimon Ruiz on Friday ordered an investigation of what is believed to be illegally imported rice that arrived at the Port of Iloilo. Ruiz said in a statement the investigation "is ongoing." He also said he was waiting for an official report from the Port of Iloilo customs. Customs is also coordinating with organizations involved in the inspection of shipments, such as the Bureau of Plant Industry, Societe...


7,000 tonelada ng asukal mula Thailand na tinangkang ipuslit gamit daw ang recycled permit, naharang sa Subic | SONA

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Duterte: DepEd studying blended learning as permanent mode of instruction

Vice President and concurrent Education Secretary Sara Duterte on Friday said the Department of Education is studying the implementation of blended learning as a permanent mode of instruction. During the Senate committee on basic education organizational meeting, Duterte reiterated that DepEd is ready for the opening of classes consistent with Department Order 24 which provides for the calendar and activities for School Year 2022-2023 despite...


Castro resurgence can't convince him to reconsider Gilas retirement

No change of heart for Asia's best point guard


Philippines detects 2 more monkeypox cases; total now 3

The Department of Health (DOH) on Friday confirmed two more cases of monkeypox in the Philippines, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to three. At a press briefing, DOH officer-in-charge Maria Rosario Vergeire said the two new cases are aged 34 and 29 and both had recently traveled to countries with confirmed monkeypox cases. Vergeire declined to give details about the patients, including their gender. According to the DOH official,...


Army declares Davao Occidental free from insurgency

DAVAO CITY: The military has declared the whole province of Davao Occidental free of insurgency following the dismantling of the New People's Army (NPA) Guerilla Front Tala previously operating in the province. Philippine Army 10th Infantry Division spokesman Capt. Mark Anthony Tito said military and local officials declared the province insurgency-free and development-ready on Thursday, August 18. The declaration took place during the unveiling...


DFA suspends authentication services at SM Megamall

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Friday announced the temporary suspension of authentication services at its consular office (CO) in SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City. In an advisory, the DFA said authentication services at the CO NCR East had been suspended since August 15 until further notice. Applicants with online appointments from August 22 to September 30 at the CO NCR East will be accommodated on their scheduled dates from 8 a.m. to...


Man with toy gun steals cash at Baguio burger joint

A man pulled out a toy gun during a robbery at a burger joint in Baguio City before managing to escape with a few thousands of pesos from the cash register. According to Claire Lacanilao’s report on GMA Regional TV “Balitang Amianan” on Friday, CCTV footage showed the cashier Erica Perez grappling with the suspect. Realizing that the suspect only had a toy gun, Perez fought the man for the "weapon". The man used the opportunity to get money from...


Sinasakyang bangka ng grupo ng kabataan sa Siargao, tumaob; 12 sakay, nakaligtas | Saksi

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BOC probes P1 billion ‘smuggled’ rice unloaded at Iloilo port

MANILA, Philippines — Bureau of Customs (BOC) Commissioner Yogi Filemon Ruiz has ordered an investigation into four rice shipments worth more than P1 billion that arrived from Vietnam on board 20 vessels at the Port of Iloilo. Ruiz called for the probe after receiving reports that BOC officials in Iloilo gave the go-signal to unload 38,400 metric tons of rice that arrived in the country from Aug. 4 to 13. He said the BOC is coordinating with...


Boat capsizes as group takes photos off Siargao Island

What was supposed to be a fun picture-taking for a group near Siargao Island turned into s scary experience after the boat they were riding suddenly capsized, Saleema Refran reported on “24 Oras”. A video caught the frightening situation where the 12 victims will be heard calling for help. “Nag-panic talaga kaming lahat. Hindi lang ‘yung mga bata. Halos kasi lahat sa amin, hindi marunong lumangoy. Baka po talaga hindi kami nakaligtas,” Myrah...


DOH: Dengue cases continue to increase in 9 out of 17 regions

The number of dengue cases continues to increase in nine out of the Philippines 17 regions, Department of Health officer in charge Ma. Rosario Vergeire said on Friday. GMA News Online asked the DOH to identify the nine regions but has yet to receive a reply as of posting time. According to Vergeire, the country logged 23,414 dengue cases based on reports from July 3, 2022 to July 30, 2022. She said 18,208 or 78% of the dengue cases had been...


Two soldiers dead in Kalinga Apayao clash

CAMP MELCHOR DELA CRUZ, Gamu, Isabela: Two soldiers died in a running gun battle between Philippine Army (PA) and members of the New People's Army (NPA) in the mountains of Lenneng, Kabugao, Apayao on Thursday, August 18, the military reported on Friday. Capt. Rigor Pamittan, 5th Infantry Division (5ID) public affairs chief and spokesman identified the fatalities as 2nd Lt. Nasser Dimalanes of Maguindanao and Pfc. Jaime Fontanilla Jr. of La...


No ill feelings, says Vucinic

MANILA, Philippines — Serbian coach Nenad Vucinic said yesterday he has no ill feelings in deciding to resign as Gilas and Meralco consultant, adding that it’s possible that in the future, an opportunity to return to the Philippines could come up. “I spoke with Boss MVP (SBP chairman emeritus Manny V. Pangilinan), Boss Al (SBP president Al Panlilio), Boss Butch (Gilas team manager Butch Antonio) and Meralco,” said Vucinic. “I had a nice dinner...


DOH: Philippines remains at ‘low risk’ for COVID-19

The Philippines remains at “low risk” classification for COVID-19 with all islands except Mindanao showing a plateau case trend, the Department of Health (DOH) said Friday. At the press briefing, DOH Officer-in-Charge Maria Rosario Vergeire said the country remains at low risk case classification with an average daily attack rate (ADAR) of 3.53 cases per 100,000 population. Meanwhile, the National Capital Region (NCR) and Cordillera...


Crowds flock to DSWD as it starts giving educational assistance

Long lines of students and their parents or guardians were seen outside the offices of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) on Saturday as the agency started giving educational assistance. At the DSWD Central Office in Batasan Complex, Quezon City, some students said they were in line as early as 5 p.m. on Friday to make sure they will make it to the cutoff, according to a report by Luisito Santos on Super Radyo dzBB. The...


Angat Dam water level worries farmers

IRRIGATED rice land farmers in Bulacan are worried about the receding water level at Angat Dam despite the rainy season. Liza Sacdalan, president of the Plaridel-Guiguinto Irrigators Association and chairman of Central Luzon Organic Rice Producers Association, said they are wondering why the water elevation of Angat Dam keeps on receding while other dams in Luzon keep on rising due to heavy rains in the past weeks. Before Angat Dam started...


Lassiter, Ross compare present-day San Miguel to 'Death Five'

Lassiter says Beermen now 'deeper and can do more things individually'


Public desk ilulunsad para malaman ng Marcos Jr. administration ang sentimiyento ng tao

Feedback mechanism, binubuo na


KWF forming panel to review books tagged as ‘subversive’

The Komisyon ng Wikang Filipino (KWF) is forming an ad hoc review committee to analyze the contents of five books which the commission has described as “subversive”. According to a report on “24 Oras", KWF Chief Arthur Cassanova said the review panel will be joined by writers, representatives of the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC), and KWF commissioners. It is expected to be completed before the end of the...


Philippines logs 3,748 new COVID-19 cases; active tally at 37,225

The Department of Health (DOH) on Friday reported 3,748 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the nationwide caseload to 3,848,449. The new cases brought the country’s active case count to 37,225, up from 36,115 on Thursday. The top regions with cases in the past two weeks were the National Capital Region with 14,471, followed by Calabarzon with 8,877, Central Luzon with 4,931, Western Visayas with 2,576, and Cagayan Valley with 2,230. An additional...


DOJ chief Remulla meets US congressional delegation

Justice Secretary Jesus Crispin “Boying” Remulla has met with the United States congressional delegation led by US Senator Edward Markey, DOJ spokesperson Mico Clavano said Friday. In an interview with the media, Clavano said Remulla and the delegation discussed on Thursday how the US can help the Philippines to further transparency and human rights. “And the secretary is very receptive to the suggestions of the good US senator and we also...


COLUMN: For sure, Nenad didn't come to PH to be Chot's errand boy

SBP insists Vucinic didn't resign and merely let his contract run out. Yeah, right


Series of fuel rollbacks expected to end next week

MANILA, Philippines — The series of rollbacks in pump prices seen in the past couple of weeks is expected to come to an end next week. Oil industry players said there are indications of an increase in fuel prices next week which, if implemented, will put a stop to seven straight weeks of rollback for diesel and two consecutive weeks for gasoline. Estimates show that diesel prices could go up by more than P2 per liter, while gasoline could...


Bulacan slay victim's mom asks Marcos to use 'iron fist' to address violence against women

The mother of a 15-year-old girl found dead in Bulacan after missing for days on Friday urged President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. to use “iron fist” in addressing the recent incidents of violence against women. Interviewed on a television program of the Philippine National Police (PNP), “Perlita,” mother of victim Princess Marie Dumantay, thanked authorities for the arrest of the suspect behind her daughter’s slay. “Parang-awa ninyo na...


COA flags Comelec over P671 million unliquidated cash advances

MANILA, Philippines — The Commission on Audit (COA) has flagged the Commission on Elections (Comelec) over P671.473 million in unliquidated cash advances of its special disbursing officers, officials and employees. In its 2021 annual audit report on the Comelec, the COA said the poll body kept on granting additional cash advances to its special disbursing officers, officials and employees despite non-liquidation or settlement of their previous...


Senate locked down after 8 members catch Covid

THE entire Senate building has been locked down until Monday after eight senators tested positive for Covid-19. Senate President Juan Miguel "Migz" Zubiri issued the lockdown order to check the spread of the virus. Catching the virus were Senate Majority Leader Emmanuel Joel Villanueva, Senators Alan Peter Cayetano, Maria Imelda Josefa "Imee" Marcos, Cynthia Villar, Mary Grace Poe, Joseph Victor "JV" Ejercito, Francis "Chiz" Escudero and Maria...


7-anyos, nahulog mula sa 4th floor ng San Rafael Village Elementary School | SONA

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Speaker confident Philippines, US ties to remain strong

MANILA, Philippines — Speaker Martin Romualdez has expressed confidence that the Philippines and the United States’ close and friendly ties will remain strong under the administration of President Marcos. Romualdez made the statement after meeting with the five-member US Congress delegation led by Sen. Edward John Markey (Democrat-Massachusetts) on Thursday night. The delegation is in the Philippines for the US-Philippines Congressional...


LPA spotted off Central Luzon, Habagat to bring rains across the country

A low pressure area (LPA) has been spotted in the waters off Central Luzon, according to PAGASA on Friday. Based on its 4 p.m. bulletin, the state weather bureau said the LPA was seen 1,210 kilometers east of Central Luzon at 3 p.m. The LPA and the Southwest Monsoon (Habagat) will bring cloudy skies with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms over Calabarzon, Mimaropa, the Bicol Region, and Eastern Visayas. Partly cloudy to cloudy skies with...


DepEd to give teachers P5K cash allowance on Aug. 22, 2022

The Department of Education (DepEd) will disburse cash allowance of P5,000 to all teachers during the opening of classes on August 22, Monday. “We would like to announce na sa pasukan, August 22, we will be giving our teachers ‘yung tinatawag nating cash allowance na P5,000,” DepEd spokesperson Michael Poa said at a joint press conference. (We would like to announce that on the opening of classes, August 22, we will be giving our teachers a cash...


Remulla designates Mico Clavano as DOJ spokesperson

Justice Secretary Jesus Crispin “Boying” Remulla has formally designated Atty. Mico Clavano as spokesperson of the Department of Justice (DOJ). Clavano said Remulla signed his designation paper on August 15. “And as spokesperson, I am authorized to release press statements and press releases regarding the affairs in the Department of Justice,” he said in an interview with the media. The newly-designated spokesperson said the agency will be...


Mom of 15-year-old slay victim believes more involved in daughter's death

The mother of Princess Marie Dumantay, the 15-year-old who was found dead in Bulacan, believes more individuals were involved in the killing of her daughter aside from the suspect who has been arrested in Camarines Sur. According to John Consulta’s report on “24 Oras”, Perlita Conde thanked the authorities for the swift arrest of primary suspect Gaspar Maneja Jr. “Bilang magulang, sa aking pakiramadam, hindi lang ito nag-iisang gumawa sa anak ko...


House inquiry on Mindanao Railway Project sought

A legislative inquiry on the Mindanao Railway Project (MRP) has been sought in the House of Representatives over alleged disparities in payment for right of way, among others. Representatives Paolo Duterte of Davao City and Eric Yap of Benguet filed House Resolution 286 urging appropriate House committees to probe the way the Department of Transportation has undertaken its right-of-way acquisitions and expropriation of private properties to be...


WATCH: De Lima's visitors

WATCH: De Lima's visitors US Sen. Edward Markey leads the American delegation during their visit to former senator Leila de Lima at her detention facility in Camp Crame on Friday, Auf.19, 2022. The visit lasted for almost an hour. The US delegation secured two local court orders for the visit, a day after they were prevented from entering the detention center at the Philippine National Police headquarters In Quezon City. Sen. Markey is a staunch supporter of the former senator and had been calling for her immediate release. CONTRIBUTED VIDEO Subscribe to The Manila Times Channel - https://tmt.ph/YTSubscribe Visit our website at https://www.manilatimes.net Follow us: Facebook - https://tmt.ph/facebook Instagram - https://tmt.ph/instagram Twitter - https://tmt.ph/twitter DailyMotion - https://tmt.ph/dailymotion Subscribe to our Digital Edition - https://tmt.ph/digital Check out our Podcasts: Spotify - https://tmt.ph/spotify Apple Podcasts - https://tmt.ph/applepodcasts Amazon Music - https://tmt.ph/amazonmusic Deezer: https://tmt.ph/deezer Stitcher: https://tmt.ph/stitcher Tune In: https://tmt.ph/tunein Soundcloud: https://tmt.ph/soundcloud #TheManilaTimes #DailyNews


Driver ng multicab, hiling sa publiko 'wag isisi sa kanya pagkawala ni Jovelyn

The driver of the multicab last ridden by Jovelyn Gallano has surfaced and has given his statement. Radyo Bandera Philippines has shared the interview video.


As Chot clams up, SBP assures Gilas going all out to win vs Lebanon, Saudi

SBP chief assures federation wants to win in next Fiba window