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At least 100 vapes are confiscated in Cebu alone. No arrests are made in the crackdown on electronic cigarettes and other smoking devices.
Contradicting lawyers in the government, dangerous drugs House committee chair Robert Ace Barbers believes that the President’s verbal e-cigarette ban is enough to consider as effective as a written executive order
Banned items include umbrellas, large flags, laser pointers, and noisemakers. Read the full list below.
The Philippine National Police says permits to carry firearms will be suspended from November 20 to December 14 in Calabarzon, Central Luzon, La Union, and Metro Manila
'Ads that educate, raise awareness, and/or call for people to take action in connection with civic engagement, economic growth, environmental stewardship, or social equity causes are allowed,' Twitter says in its new policy.
The province-wide ban in the entry of pork products and live hogs forces the removal of pork meals from the menu of the Batangas branches of Chowking
(UPDATED) Small flashmob rallies break out in multiple locations on Thursday evening, October 31
Chief executive Jack Dorsey says the new policy, details of which will be unveiled next month and enforced from November 22, would ban ads on political issues as well as from candidates
Products deemed 'less healthy' must now display labels grading their nutritional and sugar content, with those considered to be most unhealthy banned from appearing in ads across all media platforms
Hundreds staged marches and flashmob protests a day after the city's leader outlawed masks at protests, invoking colonial-era emergency powers
(UPDATED) Carrie Lam is expected to meet her cabinet to decide whether they should enact the Emergency Regulations Ordinance to ban all face coverings
Before the official comment to the Supreme Court, Malacañang and President Duterte had provided varying reasons for banning Rappler from presidential events
Business confidence falls to 37.3% in the 3rd quarter of 2019, as bad weather, external shocks, and government policies hit companies
The US Health and Human Services says that non-tobacco flavors are being targeted for their youth appeal
The harrowing gridlock along EDSA due to the dry run of the ban left thousands stranded
'Homework and learning are not the same thing,' says educator Ronald del Castillo
'As we continue to urge consumers to transition away from Huawei's products, we recognize that more time is necessary to prevent any disruption,' says Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross
Malacañang says it has a right to exclude any journalist from President Rodrigo Duterte's events if they are 'rude' and 'disrespectful'
(UPDATED) The Duterte government is given 10 days to answer Rappler's petition, as well as the petitions of the intervening journalists who asked for oral arguments
'The reason for the injunction is that the MMDA admitted that they have no power and it belongs to the LGU. It's an opportunity for us to review this particular aspect,' says Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon
'Puro eksperimento, habang taumbayan naman ang nagdurusa.... Bakit kalunos-lunos ang paglala ng trapik?' asks Senator Grace Poe
The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority says it has yet to receive a copy of the preliminary injunction stopping the implementation of the provincial bus ban
The Quezon City Regional Trial Court Branch 223 says the controversial bus ban has 'far-reaching effects'
'Tourism should not be politicized,' says Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen after China's tourism ministry announced the suspension of individual travel permits to the island
During the dry run, provincial buses will be banned from passing through EDSA from 4 am to 10 pm
(3rd UPDATE) 'The PCSO shall appeal to the Office of the President for the resumption of the conduct of all games,' says PCSO General Manager Royina Garma
'The ban affects commuters who will have to go the longer way, resulting in a longer time and higher fares because of the detours,' says George Royeca of Angkas
The new Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board amends the routes of provincial buses with terminals along EDSA to end their trips in cities of Valenzuela, Parañaque, and Sta Rosa, Laguna
'As time is of the essence, we hope the Bureau of Customs strike team versus foreign waste imports will be set up soon,' says EcoWaste Coalition
Sagot ba talaga ang provincial bus ban sa problema sa trapiko?
Is the provincial bus ban really the answer to the metropolis' traffic woes?
One possible compromise is to ease restrictions on Huawei's consumer business while keeping sanctions on telecom infrastructure, says Samm Sacks, a fellow at the New America foundation China Digital Economy project
'New Zealanders are proud of our country's clean, green reputation and want to help ensure we live up to it,' says Environment Minister Eugenie Sage
The city's legislature unanimously approves an ordinance which backers say is necessary due to the 'significant public health consequences' of a 'dramatic surge' in vaping among youths
The High Court consolidates 3 petitions against the EDSA provincial bus ban
This special program will ensure continued use of Google apps on Huawei devices
The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority says the driver-only car ban will be proposed to the Metro Manila Council again in July this year
Huawei phones that still have Play Store access will still be able to download the Facebook family of apps
Is the provincial bus ban another band-aid solution to traffic? Filipinos online weigh in.
Transport economist Jedd Ugay says that if MMDA wants to reduce traffic congestion, the effect of the provincial bus ban is the 'total opposite'
Supporters hope the bill will lead to the long-sought conservative goal of overturning the landmark 1973 ruling known as Roe v Wade, which recognized women's right to abortion
The Pentagon sets its eyes on Beijing in a new Indo-Pacific security strategy that is expected to be unveiled at the annual Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore, which begins Friday, May 31
The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority stands firm on its policy closing provincial bus terminals along EDSA, pending the Supreme Court decision on petitions filed against it
(3rd UPDATE) 'The bill directly determines that Huawei is guilty and imposed a large number of restrictions on Huawei,' the firm's legal officer Song Liuping says
Albay Representative Joey Salceda, like AKO-Bicol before him, argues with the Supreme Court that the MMDA has no police or legislative power to implement this regulation
Some Huawei employees express fears for their future amid the dispute with the United States
The Department of Information and Communications Technology says the impending US trade ban against Huawei will have 'little impact' on the Philippine telecommunications industry
'The US use of state power to arbitrarily exert pressure on a private Chinese company like Huawei is typical economic bullying,' Foreign Minister Wang Yi says on May 22
UK's EE and Vodafone and Japan's KDDI and Softbank are delaying the release of Huawei phones. British chipmaker ARM is also set to cut ties with Huawei.
How does Huawei keep up with the competition if it cannot use the platform that powers nearly every other smartphone in the world?