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Lars Alexandersson

Speaker Lord Velasco plays his palabra de honor card again as he reiterated that the 2021 national budget is pork barrel-free. Christmas parties are banned amid the pandemic. The Black Nazarene procession faces the same predicament. Congressmen get open-minded on nuclear energy. Opposing views threaten to stall passage of the Bayanihan 2 measure in the Senate. "Bawal Lumabas" spawns another blessing for Kim Chiu. The number of shabu users in the country justifies the sustained campaign against illegal drugs. The "pastillas" gang may get special attention from the president. More news in today's issue of The Daily Tribune by clicking the link to our digital format (pressreader.com/philippines/daily-tribune-philippines/20201021). For the latest, browse our website tribune.net.ph and follow our Facebook (facebook.com/tribunephl), Twitter (twitter.com/tribunephl), Instagram (@tribunephl) and Youtube (Tribune Now) accounts.

1:12 PM

Rody will veto budget ‘if insertions found’

Good morning. Here are today's headlines of The Daily Tribune: Rody will veto budget ‘if insertions found’ President Rodrigo Duterte will veto items in the 2021 General Appropriations Bill (GAB) known as the “pandemic budget” if he finds “pork barrel” insertions riding the national funds. https://tribune.net.ph/index.php/2020/10/21/rody-will-veto-budget-if-insertions-found/ *** Senators split over Bayanihan fund extension Two Senate leaders shared opposing views on the possible extension of the Bayanihan to Recover as One Law’s (Bayanihan 2) validity following the non-release of at least P34 billion to provide relief to the agriculture and tourism sectors. https://tribune.net.ph/index.php/2020/10/21/senators-split-over-bayanihan-fund-extension/ *** Nuke power plant soon; not in Bataan The House of Representatives will help the government pursue the development of a nuclear power plant to ensure energy security in the future. https://tribune.net.ph/index.php/2020/10/21/nuke-power-plant-soon-not-in-bataan/ *** Singapore envoy: ‘We take risk’ The Singapore Ambassador to the Philippines on Tuesday said that risk will always be inevitable in opening the economy in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic as proper management is only needed to control the spread of cases. https://tribune.net.ph/index.php/2020/10/21/singapore-envoy-we-take-risk/ *** ‘An anthology on the Philippine claim to North Borneo’ (3) MALAYSIA RENAMES NORTH BORNEO SABAH On 16 September 1963, the Federation of Malaysia was formally established. The new country included, among others, Singapore. In 1964, Singapore was kicked out of the federation and became a separate country operating under an authoritarian government. https://tribune.net.ph/index.php/2020/10/21/an-anthology-on-the-philippine-claim-to-north-borneo-3/ *** ‘Bawal Lumabas’: Butt of jokes now a TV series Kim Chiu’s may have the last laugh as her novelty song “Bawal Lumabas” — an offshoot of her publicly derided comments on the shutdown of her home studio ABS-CBN — is morphing into a TV series starting December. https://tribune.net.ph/index.php/2020/10/21/bawal-lumabas-butt-of-jokes-now-a-tv-series/

6:00 PM
Dona Policar

Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach seems problematic about her younger sister, Sarah Wurtzbach, who is said to be going through some mental health issues. tribune.net.ph/index.php/2020/10/21/problematic-pia-wurtzbach-absent-in-her-talk-show

9:49 PM
Today

Local poultry industry bleeds from importation The United Broilers Raisers Association on Wednesday said that many poultry raisers have stopped operations while 30 to 40 percent have decreased their production due to the flooding of imported chicken products in the country. tribune.net.ph/index.php/2020/10/21/local-poultry-industry-bleeds-from-importation

2:27 AM
Dona Policar

There’s another acronym inching its way into the consciousness of Filipino consumers. After 3G, LTE, 4G, and 5G, comes VoLTE which is short for Voice over LTE, a technology designed to allow simultaneous mobile browsing and voice calls, as well as, provide higher quality mobile phone calls. tribune.net.ph/index.php/2020/10/21/globe-asks-are-you-ready-to-volte

3:25 AM
Miguel Paolo Togonon

Globe asks: Are you ready to VoLTE? There’s another acronym inching its way into the consciousness of Filipino consumers. After 3G, LTE, 4G, and 5G, comes VoLTE which is short for Voice over LTE, a technology designed to allow simultaneous mobile browsing and voice calls, as well as, provide higher quality mobile phone calls. tribune.net.ph/index.php/2020/10/21/globe-asks-are-you-ready-to-volte

3:27 AM
Miguel Paolo Togonon

DA: No shortage of ham, chicken products this Christmas Agriculture Secretary William Dar on Wednesday assured the public of enough supply of ham and chicken for the holidays. tribune.net.ph/index.php/2020/10/21/da-no-shortage-of-ham-chicken-products-this-christmas

5:24 AM

Bouncing back with BDO’s Cash Agad There are nearly one million MSMEs in the country and data from the Department of Trade and Industry indicated that more than 50% of this number or around 525,000 have closed their businesses. This has left millions of Filipinos unemployed. tribune.net.ph/index.php/2020/10/21/bouncing-back-with-bdos-cash-agad

5:24 AM

Senators ask NEA to provide relocation plan on electric posts erected in middle of roads Senators on Tuesday compelled the National Electrification Authority (NEA) to provide a plan on the relocation of electric posts erected in the middle of highways and roads. tribune.net.ph/index.php/2020/10/21/senators-ask-nea-to-provide-relocation-plan-on-electric-posts-erected-in-middle-of-roads

5:31 AM

DOH laments depleting health care budget According to Health Undersecretary Ma. Rosario Vergerie, boosting the government’s effort to curb the spread of the virus will only be carried out with enough resources. tribune.net.ph/index.php/2020/10/21/doh-laments-depleting-health-care-budget

6:15 AM

JOINT STATEMENT OF PBA, BCDA, CDC PBA REFEREE MAY BE A CASE OF FALSE POSITIVE AS ANTIGEN TEST YIELDS NEGATIVE A referee of the 2020 PBA Philippine Cup being held in Clark who was earlier reported to be a “suspect case” may be a case of false positive after the conduct of antigen testing Wednesday afternoon yielded negative on the presence of COVID-19 virus. The referee will remain on strict 14-day quarantine at the Athletes’ Village in New Clark City, and will be subjected to another RT-PCR test to confirm the negative antigen result. All of the eight persons listed as the referees’ close contacts were also established and isolated within 12 hours. They will undergo another round of RT-PCR tests on Saturday, October 24. As part of the strict health protocols being enforced in the bubble, the referee was immediately extracted from his designated room immediately after being found positive on RT-PCR test. The referee has undergone three RT-PCR tests before and upon his entry to the bubble. All of these have yielded negative results. He remains to be asymptomatic. Part of the heightened protocols that were ordered to be implemented is the restriction of movements of PBA officials, players, media and all other persons now inside the bubble. Unnecessary gatherings outside of team practices are also prohibited. As part of restriction, all activities (swimming, gym, jogging etc.) were temporarily suspended for the decontamination of the bubble facilities. Suspension of activities will be lifted Thursday. Movement of persons in the Bubble are being monitored by StaySafe.Ph, the official contact tracing app for the PBA Bubble. We would like to assure the public that the integrity of the bubble has not been compromised. Protocols have not been breached. As announced earlier, all games are allowed to continue as scheduled but with stricter measures at the Quest Hotel and Angeles University Foundation Arena. The continued cooperation of all participants is key in ensuring that the resumption of PBA’s 45th Season is safe and COVID-free. We thank the fans and everyone concerned for their continued support for the PBA family. | via Ian Suyu facebook.com/tribunephl/posts/2715399085338450

6:40 AM

JOINT STATEMENT OF PBA, BCDA, CDC PBA REFEREE MAY BE A CASE OF FALSE POSITIVE AS ANTIGEN TEST YIELDS NEGATIVE A referee of the 2020 PBA Philippine Cup being held in Clark who was earlier reported to be a “suspect case” may be a case of false positive after the conduct of antigen testing Wednesday afternoon yielded negative on the presence of COVID-19 virus. The referee will remain on strict 14-day quarantine at the Athletes’ Village in New Clark City, and will be subjected to another RT-PCR test to confirm the negative antigen result. All of the eight persons listed as the referees’ close contacts were also established and isolated within 12 hours. They will undergo another round of RT-PCR tests on Saturday, October 24. As part of the strict health protocols being enforced in the bubble, the referee was immediately extracted from his designated room immediately after being found positive on RT-PCR test. The referee has undergone three RT-PCR tests before and upon his entry to the bubble. All of these have yielded negative results. He remains to be asymptomatic. Part of the heightened protocols that were ordered to be implemented is the restriction of movements of PBA officials, players, media and all other persons now inside the bubble. Unnecessary gatherings outside of team practices are also prohibited. As part of restriction, all activities (swimming, gym, jogging etc.) were temporarily suspended for the decontamination of the bubble facilities. Suspension of activities will be lifted Thursday. Movement of persons in the Bubble are being monitored by StaySafe.Ph, the official contact tracing app for the PBA Bubble. We would like to assure the public that the integrity of the bubble has not been compromised. Protocols have not been breached. As announced earlier, all games are allowed to continue as scheduled but with stricter measures at the Quest Hotel and Angeles University Foundation Arena. The continued cooperation of all participants is key in ensuring that the resumption of PBA’s 45th Season is safe and COVID-free. We thank the fans and everyone concerned for their continued support for the PBA family. | via Ian Suyu facebook.com/2056657031212662/posts/2715399085338450

6:42 AM

AFP, PNP ‘ban’ X’mas parties The Armed Forces and National Police would not hold Christmas parties this year and would use funds intended for such events to help address issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic instead, the agencies’ leaders said. tribune.net.ph/index.php/2020/10/21/afp-pnp-ban-xmas-parties

7:03 AM

Mysterious vandal attacks at Berlin museums Vandals have damaged more than 70 artworks and artifacts at some of Berlin’s most renowned museums, police said Wednesday, in a targeted attack kept quiet by authorities for more than two weeks. tribune.net.ph/index.php/2020/10/21/mysterious-vandal-attacks-at-berlin-museums

7:19 AM

Ireland steeled for start of second virus lockdown Ireland on Wednesday braced for the start of a second nationwide coronavirus lockdown, with fears the new six-week hiatus will deal a heavier blow than the last one. tribune.net.ph/index.php/2020/10/21/ireland-steeled-for-start-of-second-virus-lockdown

7:59 AM

Good evening. Here are the latest news from The Daily Tribune: Red Cross saliva tests set to roll The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) is about to reach the end of stages of testing the effectiveness of a cheaper and quicker alternative in detecting coronavirus in one’s system—the saliva test. tribune.net.ph/index.php/2020/10/21/red-cross-saliva-tests-set-to-roll *** Over P150M shabu seized from ex-teacher Authorities arrested a former teacher caught with about P150.28 million worth of suspected shabu during a buy-bust operation in Lapu-lapu City, Cebu, Wednesday afternoon. tribune.net.ph/index.php/2020/10/21/over-p150m-shabu-seized-from-ex-teacher *** NASA probe scoops rock, dust on asteroid WASHINGTON, United States — After a four-year journey, NASA’s robotic spacecraft Osiris-Rex briefly touched down on asteroid Bennu’s boulder-strewn surface on Tuesday to collect rock and dust samples in a precision operation 200 million miles (330 million kilometers) from Earth. tribune.net.ph/index.php/2020/10/21/nasa-probe-scoops-rock-dust-on-asteroid *** Monsanto lose case against French farmer PARIS, France — France’s highest appeals court rejected Wednesday a Monsanto bid to overturn a ruling against it in a suit brought by farmer Paul Francois, who was intoxicated by the firm’s weed-killer Lasso. tribune.net.ph/index.php/2020/10/21/monsanto-lose-case-against-french-farmer *** Ginebra rips Phoenix, 86-71 CLARK — Ginebra ripped Phoenix, 86-71, on Wednesday at the Angeles University Foundation (AUF) gym here to share the top spot with idle TNT Tropang Giga. tribune.net.ph/index.php/2020/10/21/ginebra-rips-phoenix-86-71

11:11 AM
John Paul Francisco

PRC is set to introduce a more cheaper and less invasive COVID-19 test alternative that can have result in just a matter of hours. The delay in distributing cash assistance under the Bayanihan 2 law is unacceptable, according to Sen. Bong Go. Tropical Storm Pepito has displaced some 5,000 people in Regions 2 and IV-A. More news in today's issue of The Daily Tribune by clicking the link to our digital format (pressreader.com/philippines/daily-tribune-philippines/20201022). For the latest, browse our website tribune.net.ph and follow our Facebook (facebook.com/tribunephl), Twitter (twitter.com/tribunephl), Instagram (@tribunephl) and Youtube (Tribune Now) accounts.

12:20 PM

PRC nears green light for saliva tests

Good morning. Here are today's headlines of The Daily Tribune: PRC nears green light for saliva tests The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) is about to reach the end stages of testing the effectiveness of a cheaper and quicker alternative in detecting coronavirus in one’s system — the saliva test. https://tribune.net.ph/index.php/2020/10/22/prc-nears-green-light-for-saliva-tests/ *** DPWH told: Work on ‘conducive’ RoW The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) on Wednesday disclosed that the agency — along with the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) — urged the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) to revisit, amend and establish more “conducive” right-of-way (RoW) regulations to help improve internet connectivity in the country. https://tribune.net.ph/index.php/2020/10/22/dpwh-told-work-on-conducive-row/ *** Lord ‘ostracized,’ but still forgives Discredited and accused of orchestrating coup plots, newly-elected House Speaker Lord Allan Velasco revealed on Tuesday that he was also “ostracized” by ousted leader Alan Peter Cayetano during important functions of the House members with President Rodrigo Duterte. https://tribune.net.ph/index.php/2020/10/22/lord-ostracized-but-still-forgives/ *** Go: ‘Bayanihan 2 delay has no excuse’ Senator Christopher “Bong” Go said he found no excuse for the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) to delay the release much-needed funds for the Bayanihan to Recover as One Act (Bayanihan 2). https://tribune.net.ph/index.php/2020/10/22/go-bayanihan-2-delay-has-no-excuse/ *** ‘An anthology on the Philippine claim to North Borneo’ (4) THE ASEAN PERIOD In 1967, the Association of South East Asian Nations was established to check the spread of communism in South East Asia. The original member-states of the Association are, in alphabetical order, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore and Thailand. https://tribune.net.ph/index.php/2020/10/22/an-anthology-on-the-philippine-claim-to-north-borneo-4/ *** Martin Nievera: ‘I forgot the sound of applause’ Silence has never been so loud, especially in the current circumstances. Even Martin Nievera, who is used to performing for large crowds, feels a little crazy not being able to sing or perform for the past months. https://tribune.net.ph/index.php/2020/10/22/martin-nievera-i-forgot-the-sound-of-applause/

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