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PH first to approve Golden Rice commercial production | Headline PH

PH first to approve Golden Rice commercial production

  The long-awaited approval of the golden rice, a food that could have helped save millions of lives this century,  finally took off.   MANILA — The genetically modified “golden rice” is now approved for commercial production...
Self-quarantine required in authorized facilities | Headline PH

Self-quarantine required in authorized facilities

  The Quezon City government prohibits both asymptomatic and symptomatic individuals in undertaking self-quarantine in their homes. They will have to be isolated in facilities authorized by the city’s health department.   QUEZON CITY — Residents who test positive...
PH senator calls for strong cyber defense structure vs China | Headline PH

PH senator calls for strong cyber defense structure vs China

  In 2016, Finland-based cybersecurity firm F-Secure traced to China a malware used to spy on the Philippine Government and other parties related to the territorial dispute in the West Philippine Sea. Cyber espionage attacks are...
The Tokyo Games opens but ... | Headline PH

The Tokyo Games opens but …

  It was not the same as any other Olympics ceremony. Athletes paraded into the Olympic stadium representing each of their nations except that their faces are covered with masks in a variety of colors,...
Bill proposes to protect independent laborers | Headline PH

Bill proposes to protect independent laborers

  Food delivery drivers are considered essential workers, especially amid the pandemic. Reports on the suspension of a number of these independent workers for actions done by malicious elements prompted a senator to propose a bill...
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Pre-SONA forum takes on peace process milestones | Headline PH

Pre-SONA forum takes on peace process milestones

  The implementation of the political and normalization tracks of the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB) has taken a major leap forward under the...
Tacloban City sees huge turnout in recent J&J jabs | Headline PH

Tacloban City sees huge turnout in recent J&J jabs

  City Health Officer Dr. Gloria Fabrigas said that they were surprised by the huge turnout of people who wanted to be vaccinated with the...
500 NCH frontliners, patients receive connectivity | Headline PH

500 NCH frontliners, patients receive connectivity

Connectivity in-kind as support from Globe and its partners Globe expressed appreciation for hard working medical frontliners of the National Children’s Hospital (NCH), who continuously...
“It’s time” to face up to the threat posed by China | Headline PH

“It’s time” to face up to the threat posed by China

POPULAR CHINESE military scientist Sun Tzu once said: “Let your plans be dark and impenetrable as night, and when you move, fall like a...
Gen. Eleazar: Police officers are no fools | Headline PH

Gen. Eleazar: Police officers are no fools

  Irked by the accusation from critics and detractors, Philippine National Police (PNP) chief General Guillermo Eleazar counters police officers are not ‘fools’ to follow...
Bangko Sentral term deposit facility rates slide | Headline PH

Bangko Sentral term deposit facility rates slide

  Despite the strong market demand, yields of the term deposit facility (TDF) of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) took a dive this week.   MANILA...
JFC optimistic Open Access bill will be passed this session | Headline PH

JFC optimistic Open Access bill will be passed this session

  As both chambers of Congress shall reconvene for their third and final regular session next week and with just a few months left before...
Jeff Bezos makes sub-orbital tour at the edge of space | Headline PH

Jeff Bezos makes sub-orbital tour into space

  Jeff Bezos, the richest man on Earth, and three other civilians were shot into the edge of space from Launch Site One, West Texas,...
NBI subpoenas 7 hospitals overcharging for Remdesivir | Headline PH

NBI subpoenas 7 hospitals overcharging for Remdesivir

  Under the Price Act (Section 5)-Illegal Acts of Price Manipulation is the item Profiteering, which is the sale or offering for sale of any...
Typhoon Fabian storms over Northern Luzon | Headline PH

Typhoon Fabian storms over Northern Luzon

  Tropical Depression Fabian has intensified into a typhoon yesterday afternoon, 20 July, as it poured over extreme Northern Luzon.   MANILA — As of 4 PM Tuesday,...

BUSINESS & ECONOMY

BSP sticks to loose monetary policy ’til inflation eases

  The central bank says it is expecting inflation to be within the annual 2-4 percent target range, although most likely at the upper end...
Stocks drop amid Delta variant scare | Headline PH

Stocks drop amid Delta variant scare

  With the daily fast decline in months, Wall Street suffers its biggest blow in months caused by the Delta variant outbreak and the market’s anticipation of travel and tourism restrictions. Nasdaq and S&P 500...
US links China on Microsoft ransomware attack | Headline PH

US links China on Microsoft ransomware attack

  The Biden administration and some of its allies including the European Union, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), the United Kingdom, Australia, and Japan, accuse China of the large-scale hack of Microsoft that took...
Retail dollar-dominated bonds target OFWs | Headline PH

Retail dollar-dominated bonds target OFWs

  With the oozing optimism of Government officials that the Philippine economic slump is only temporary as a result of the novel coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic, the Bureau of the Treasury (BTr) is now eyeing...
Number coding scheme remains suspended—Abalos | Headline PH

Number coding scheme remains suspended—Abalos

  The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority stands firm on its decision to not re-implement the number coding scheme as traffic is still manageable even if the volume on EDSA is slowly nearing pre-pandemic scenario with...
Meat imports to spike food prices | Headline PH

Meat imports to spike food prices

  Blame it on meat importation, its rising volume is expected to increase food prices.   MANILA — Even if the rising volume of meat imports boosted domestic supply, the Department of Finance (DOF) expects an elevated...

GOVERNMENT

Pre-SONA forum takes on peace process milestones

  The implementation of the political and normalization tracks of the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB) has taken a major leap forward under the...
'Irregular' cash release to non-public health workers questioned | Headline PH

‘Irregular’ cash released to non-public workers questioned

  Initial findings by the Commission on Audit (COA) Cebu City government found irregular disbursement of public funds. The state auditors have asked the local government to submit a written explanation on granting special risk allowance...
Bautista debunks Pacquiao’s corruption claim | Headline PH

Bautista debunks Pacquiao’s corruption claim

  StarPay, one of the financial service providers (FSPs) of the Social Amelioration Program (SAP), distributed cash aid to beneficiaries not only through its app but via other conduits as well says Social Welfare and...
ICC probe: To end the prevailing impunity—De Lima | Headline PH

ICC probe: To end the prevailing impunity—De Lima

Senator Leila de Lima brands “extraordinary remedy” for the Philippines the International Criminal Court’s (ICC) full-blown investigation into the thousands of killings under the Duterte administration’s war on drugs. MANILA — Since the domestic justice...

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