LOOK: Actress Angel Locsin received a"Spirit of Philanthropy" award from the Philippine Red Cross for her philanthropic and volunteer works. | 📷: IG/ Angel Locsin facebook.com/tribunephl/posts/2786016921609999
JUST IN: Amid calls to increase the tariff of mechanically deboned meat (MDM) to 40 percent, Agri chief told briefing this morning that MDM duty should remain at 5 percent to avoid a spike in prices of processed meat. | via Maria Romero
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Good afternoon, KaTribu. Here are the latest news from the Daily Tribune: Arayat mayor issues travel restrictions on QC residents ARAYAT, Pampanga – After hearing that a resident of Quezon City has contracted the new Covid-19 strain, Mayor Emmanuel Alejandrino has restricted the travel of residents from the said city to the town. tribune.net.ph/index.php/2021/01/18/arayat-mayor-issues-travel-restrictions-on-qc-residents *** Go witnesses Lucena hospital groundbreaking Determined to continue improving access to quality healthcare services, Senator Christopher “Bong” Go personally attended the groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of Lucena City General Hospital (LCGH) on Friday, 15 January in Lucena City. tribune.net.ph/index.php/2021/01/18/go-witnesses-lucena-hospital-groundbreaking *** Most Asia stocks down after gains HONG KONG, China -- Most markets fell Monday as investors took a breather following a recent rally, though Hong Kong and Shanghai enjoyed gains after data showed China's economy grew more than expected last year. tribune.net.ph/index.php/2021/01/18/most-asia-stocks-down-after-gains tribune.net.ph/index.php/2021/01/18/most-asia-stocks-down-after-gains *** Meet the Bidens: America's new 'first family' WASHINGTON, United States -- President-elect Joe Biden and his wife Jill will become the new White House residents when he takes office on Wednesday. tribune.net.ph/index.php/2021/01/18/meet-the-bidens-americas-new-first-family *** Puganteng Koreano naaresto sa Pampanga Isang puganteng Koreano ang inaresto ng mga tauhan ng Bureau of Immigration (BI) sa Brgy. Pampang, Angeles City, Pampanga nitong Huwebes. tribune.net.ph/index.php/2021/01/18/puganteng-koreano-naaresto-sa-pampanga
LOOK: Actress Andi Eigenmann gives birth to a healthy baby boy. “We did it again papa! This journey was more of a breeze with you by my side. Thank you for being my rock! Because of you my worries and fears go away. I love being your partner and going through this wonderful life, raising our kids with you. Glad I get to do this with you for life!♥️,” the actress said in an Instagram post. Congratulations! | 📷: IG/ Andi Eigenmann facebook.com/tribunephl/posts/2786062788272079
Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque alludes to TV host Vice Ganda's tweet last week saying that the Covid-19 vaccines should not be likened to detergent soaps. twitter.com/tribunephl/status/1351046433873547272
Paalala ng CHR: Hustisya para kay Fabel Pineda Nanawagan ang Commission on Human Rights (CHR) sa Philippine National Police at Department of Justice na bilisan ang resolusyon ng kasong rape at murder ng 15-anyos na babae sa Ilocos Sur noong nakaraang taon. tribune.net.ph/index.php/2021/01/18/paalala-ng-chr-hustisya-para-kay-fabel-pineda
P1.885B Urdaneta bypass road opens in Pangasinan URDANETA CITY, Pangasinan – The P1.885-billion Urdaneta Bypass Road was opened on Monday that will help cut travel time by half between the towns of Villasis and Binalonan in the province of Pangasinan. tribune.net.ph/index.php/2021/01/18/p1-885b-urdaneta-bypass-road-opens-in-pangasinan
EO 123 keeps 5% tariff on machine-deboned chicken President Rodrigo Duterte has retained the five percent tariff on mechanically deboned chicken and turkey meat (MDM) to stave off the price of processed meat products. tribune.net.ph/index.php/2021/01/18/eo-123-keeps-5-tariff-on-machine-deboned-chicken
'Covid has not forced us to become an internet provider in the Philippines' 🤣 International rockband Converge issues a statement over some Pinoys confusion of them to an internet service provider of the same name. twitter.com/tribunephl/status/1351062490185166851
READ: The Department of Health says the vaccine prices it previously published, which are used by the office of Sen. Sonny Angara for comparison, are "indicative market prices" used only to estimate the proposed budget for PH's vaccination program. These prices are different from the "negotiated prices" between the government and vaccine makers, the DOH adds. The explanation comes amid questions on the real prices of Sinovac's Covid-19 vaccines. | via MJ Blancaflor #COVID19PH
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JUST IN: Voting 19-0-1, Senate approves SB 1877 or the bill extending and enhancing the implementation of the Lifeline Rate, amending Republic Act 9136 or the Electric Power Industry Reform Act of 2001. Senate President Vicente Sotto III abstained from voting. | via Hana Bordey
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Illegal recruitment, trafficking victims fewer in 2020 The Bureau of Immigration (BI) barred almost 12,000 Filipinos from leaving the country in 2020 as a result of the agency’s continued drive against illegal recruitment and human trafficking. tribune.net.ph/index.php/2021/01/18/illegal-recruitment-trafficking-victims-fewer-in-2020
LOOK: Manila Mayor Isko Moreno and Vice Mayor Honey inspect the arrival of newly-acquired vaccine storage machines from Germany for the soon-to-rise COVID-19 vaccine storage facility at Sta. Ana Hospital. | 📷: Yummie Dingding
BREAKING: The Department of Health reports 2,163 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, raising PH's coronavirus tally to 502,736. Of these, 26,839 cases are active. The national death toll stands at 9,909 after 14 more patients died. | via MJ Blancaflor #COVID19PH facebook.com/tribunephl/posts/2786131641598527
PAO chief hails Ombudsman’s dismissal of case against her A visibly happy Public Attorney’s Office Chief Atty. Persida Rueda Acosta faced the media Monday morning announcing that the so-called “baseless and harassment cases” filed against her and Atty. Erwin P. Erfe by a lawyer was dismissed by the Office of the Ombudsman.
PAO chief hails Ombudsman’s dismissal of case against her
Get your daily dose of showbiz chika right here on Tribune Xtra. Watch Izel Abanilla as she reveals the latest goings on in the entertainment circle, everyday at 5 pm. facebook.com/2056657031212662/posts/2786134151598276
Several houses submerged while some were damaged as floods and big waves caused by inclement weather hit different parts of Sulu from Sunday night to early Monday, authorities said. tribune.net.ph/index.php/2021/01/18/houses-damaged-as-floods-big-waves-hit-sulu
#TribuneNewsOnCue brings you the latest and most followed developments in the Philippines and around the globe. #LatestNews Headlines 1. Palasyo, suportado ang panukala ng DoH 2. Kamara sesentro sa pagtalakay sa COVID-19 response 3. Information campaign para sa bakuna, dapat ilunsad 4. Global death toll ng COVID, lampas 2 milyon na 5. Presyo ng bakuna, sinisiguro ng Health department 6. Mga bata, hindi pa rin puwede sa malls 7. Andi Eigenmann, nagsilang ng baby boy 8. Glaiza enjoy pa rin sa UK
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In a 34-minute video uploaded at exactly 5 p.m. Philippine time on social media, the global superstars, composed of RM, Jin, SUGA, j-hope, Jimin, V, and Jung Kook, greeted the country, “Hello, Philippines!” — and then RM said: “We are to support Smart’s goal of inspiring people to live their lives with passion and purpose, no matter the challenges that lie ahead.”
BTS: ‘Smart ako’
Let’s Tiktok, er, talk with actor Gardo Versoza, the ‘pambansang cupcake’ tomorrow on TribuneNOW’s ‘Wazzup,’ Tuesday at 3 p.m. facebook.com/tribunephl/photos/a.2061406974071001/2786223061589385
Since the release of its trailer, upcoming Viva Films offering “Paglaki ko, gusto ko maging #PORNSTAR” has been making rounds on social media! Top-billed by iconic sexy stars Alma Moreno, Rosanna Roces, Ara Mina and Maui Taylor, the movie is a hilarious treat to movie fans to kick off the new year. Written and directed by Darryl Yap, the movie is set to be publicly released starting January 29 via Viva streaming app, Viva Max.
ASAP Natin ‘To set to air on TV5 replacing SNL As fans were surprised with the sudden end of TV5’s “Sunday Noontime Live” (SNL) which only lasted for three months, news of what’s to replace it shocked the fans even more -- its rival, ABS-CBN’s “ASAP Natin ‘To.”
ASAP Natin ‘To set to air on TV5 replacing SNL
WATCH: President Rodrigo Roa Duterte convenes his Cabinet members to discuss the latest updates on the ongoing procurement of vaccines for the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and other health matters in addressing the effects of the pandemic in the country.
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If manufacturers can deliver the vaccines on schedule, the government can start the rollout of COVID-19 jabs by 15 February. The Philippines is already committed to purchasing 25 million doses of vaccines from Chinese pharma firm Sinovac according to Malacañang. Three of the country’s top business groups remind the House of Representatives to prioritize the pending bills which can help the economy recover from the effects of the pandemic before pushing for Charter change. Senate President Vicente Sotto III files a bill seeking to amend the Partylist System Act. Read all these and more for free in today’s Daily Tribune by clicking on this Press Reader link. pressreader.com/philippines/daily-tribune-philippines
Good morning KaTribu! Here are today’s headlines in the Daily Tribune, 19 January 2021. Gov’t eyes February vax rollout The Philippine government is prepared for Covid-19 vaccine rollout by 15 February, vaccine czar Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr. told the House Committee on Health on Monday.
Gov’t eyes February vax rollout
House Blue Ribbon looks into DBP condoned loans The House Committee on Good Government and Public Accountability, chaired by DIWA Partylist Rep. Michael Edgar Aglipay, on Monday started a review on the policies and guidelines of the Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP) with a probe centered on the condoned loans of companies owned by the Lopez Group of Companies.
House Blue Ribbon looks into DBP condoned loans
Sinovac a done deal — Palace Malacañang on Monday said the government’s purchase of 25 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines from China’s Sinovac is final with a “binding contract” with the manufacturer, refuting statements by officials who have earlier claimed that the Philippines can still back out from the deal.
Sinovac a done deal — Palace
Business groups say Cha-cha timeline tight Three of the country’s major business organizations have expressed support to the proposed amendments on the economic provisions of the 1987 Philippine Constitution but they reiterated that Congress should prioritize pending bills that would primarily push the country’s economic recovery before pushing for Charter change (Cha-cha).
Business groups say Cha-cha timeline tight
Alex Gonzaga: Wedding was my parents’ wish Alex Gonzaga finally became a bride, though she announced only on 17 January that she actually wed her boyfriend Mikee Morada in November in a simple ceremony at the Gonzaga residence in Taytay, Rizal.
Alex Gonzaga: Wedding was my parents’ wish
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