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PH expected to be off the FATF 'gray list' by 2023 | Headline PH

PH expected to be off the FATF ‘gray list’ by 2023

  When the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) places a jurisdiction under heightened monitoring, it signifies that the government has committed to resolving identified strategic weaknesses as soon as possible and within agreed-upon deadlines. This...
Spirits want to know if you're ready for May 2022 | Headline PH

Spirits want to know if you’re ready for May 2022

  The spirits of Philippine heroes Dr Jose Rizal, Andres Bonifacio, Apolinario Mabini, Dona Aurora Quezon, and Melchora Aquino (Tandang Sora) call on all those who have not yet registered to vote to go to...
DTI tells firms to advance their AI capabilities | Headline PH

DTI tells firms to advance their AI capabilities

  What used to be the domain of sci-fi movies is becoming now a reality as no less than the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has advised companies to put artificial intelligence (AI) at...
68 trees to be chopped down in road widening project | Headline PH

68 trees to be chopped down in road widening project

  A total of 68 trees will be chopped along the Silang-Aguinaldo highway in the province Cavite for a road widening project.   SILANG — The Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO) provided a tree cutting...
FDA warns against 10 antigen brands, rapid test kits | Headline PH

FDA warns against 10 antigen brands, rapid test kits

  The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a public warning about certain types of Covid-19 antigen and quick test kits that have failed to meet the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine's criteria (RITM).   MANILA...
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Those behind Pharmally deal, 'return what you pocketed' | Headline PH

Those behind Pharmally deal, ‘return what you pocketed’

  One of the saddest things that have befallen Filipinos is a dreadful national familiarization with graft and corruption that they no longer shock and...
Task force rules under Alert Level 3 have no legal basis | Headline PH

Task force rules under Alert Level 3 have no legal basis

  In a rush to reopen businesses, most employers sought to vaccinate their workers so they could get back to work. Some overreaching policies including...
Fuel tax suspension not viable for recovery—DOF | Headline PH

Fuel tax suspension not viable for recovery—DOF

  The Department of Finance (DoF) said the solution of suspending excise taxes on petroleum would result in major revenue losses in 2022 for as...
Healthcare workers, vulnerable sector on to a third dose | Headline PH

Healthcare workers, vulnerable sector on to a third dose

  A third administration of the COVID-19 vaccine for the country's healthcare workers and the vulnerable sector is set for November or early December said...
Discounts, tax breaks imminent as oil prices up | Headline PH

Discounts, tax breaks imminent as oil prices up

  A Department of Energy (DoE) agency official said on Friday that offering consumers discounts on oil prices might be the only option for the...
Inflation is not forever, BSP says | Headline PH

Inflation is not forever, BSP says

  The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) said it is focusing on maintaining policy support to help drive economic recovery.   MANILA — Inflation is still transitory,...
Sotto cites Dargani siblings arrest as constitutional | Headline PH

Sotto cites Dargani siblings arrest as constitutional

  Pharmally Pharmaceutical Corp corporate secretary Mohit Dargani pressed that the company officials have been treated unfairly during Senate Blue Ribbon Committee probes.   MANILA — The...
DOLE sides with 'no vax-no work' policy, TUCP alarmed | Headline PH

DOLE sides with ‘no vax-no work’ policy, TUCP alarmed

  The 'no vax-no pay-no work' policy that the Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (TUCP) got alarmed by as most employers apply it, which...
Be safe, prevent spread of more contagious sub-variant | Headline PH

Be safe, prevent spread of more contagious sub-variant

  With the easing of quarantine restrictions under the new Alert Level 3 scheme set by the pandemic task force, Philippine National Police (PNP) chief...
Not the first time Drilon talks PITC vs parking public funds | Headline PH

Not the first time Drilon talks PITC vs parking public funds

Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon is asking the state-run Philippine International Trading Corporation (PITC) to immediately return to the Bureau of the Treasury some...

BUSINESS & ECONOMY

DTI tells firms to advance their AI capabilities

  What used to be the domain of sci-fi movies is becoming now a reality as no less than the Department of Trade and Industry...
Discounts, tax breaks imminent as oil prices up | Headline PH

Discounts, tax breaks imminent as oil prices up

  A Department of Energy (DoE) agency official said on Friday that offering consumers discounts on oil prices might be the only option for the continuous price hike for now. At least five local oil companies...
Inflation is not forever, BSP says | Headline PH

Inflation is not forever, BSP says

  The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) said it is focusing on maintaining policy support to help drive economic recovery.   MANILA — Inflation is still transitory, noting inflation will return to within target in 2022 and...
DoE foresees no oil price hikes in the next 2 months | Headline PH

DoE foresees no oil price hikes in the next 2 months

  Even as a series of price hikes in recent weeks have added to customers' woes, Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi announced the good news that he sees no signs of future oil price hikes in...
PH economy to rebound, employees wage hike seen | Headline PH

PH economy to rebound, employees wage hike seen

  With the country's economy likely to recover from the pandemic, employers are expected to hike employee salaries by an average of 5.6 percent next year. This was the prediction contained in the Willis Towers Watson...
Filipinos don't deserve frozen 'galunggong' | Headline PH

Filipinos don’t deserve frozen ‘galunggong’

  A campaign calling to boycott imported agricultural and fisheries merchandise was launched by Pambansang Lakas ng Kilusang Mamamalakaya ng Pilipinas (Pamalakaya). “The campaign to boycott imported galunggong is on. The Filipino consumers don’t deserve frozen...

GOVERNMENT

Legislators introduce a law opposing electoral replacement

  On Monday, Senate Bill No. 2439, which seeks to prohibit electoral hopefuls from using substitutes, was introduced.   MANILA — The law seeks to abolish the...
DTI tells firms to advance their AI capabilities | Headline PH

DTI tells firms to advance their AI capabilities

  What used to be the domain of sci-fi movies is becoming now a reality as no less than the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has advised companies to put artificial intelligence (AI) at...
68 trees to be chopped down in road widening project | Headline PH

68 trees to be chopped down in road widening project

  A total of 68 trees will be chopped along the Silang-Aguinaldo highway in the province Cavite for a road widening project.   SILANG — The Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO) provided a tree cutting...
Central bank upholds speedy passage of coop banks bill | Headline PH

Central bank upholds speedy passage of coop banks bill

  Cooperative banks are financial institutions whose major objective is to provide a wide range of financial services to cooperatives, their members, and the general public. The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas has expressed support for the...
Those behind Pharmally deal, 'return what you pocketed' | Headline PH

Those behind Pharmally deal, ‘return what you pocketed’

  One of the saddest things that have befallen Filipinos is a dreadful national familiarization with graft and corruption that they no longer shock and disturb us, says Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas. This has prompted the...
Task force rules under Alert Level 3 have no legal basis | Headline PH

Task force rules under Alert Level 3 have no legal basis

  In a rush to reopen businesses, most employers sought to vaccinate their workers so they could get back to work. Some overreaching policies including 'no vaccination-no work' are being enforced to ensure a continuous...

SCI-TECH

DTI tells firms to advance their AI capabilities

  What used to be the domain of sci-fi movies is becoming now a reality as no less than the Department of Trade and Industry...
Herbal supplement, medicine trials lessen mild Covid symptoms | Headline PH

Herbal supplement, medicine trials lessen Covid symptoms

  Di you know that our scientists have found a possible complementary treatment that helps decrease the symptoms of mild COVID-19 cases? As the pandemic extends, aside from the minimum safe protocols health authorities provide to...
Globe’s internet speed zooms more than 50% in one year | Headline PH

Globe’s internet speed zooms more than 50% in one year

Amid massive network investments - Globe’s steady investments in network upgrade and infrastructure development continue to bear fruit as it consistently delivers enhanced overall customer data through faster internet speed. Based on Speedtest Intelligence® Q3 2021 data...
PhilSA launches satellite use for better connectivity | Headline PH

PhilSA launches satellite use for better connectivity

  The Philippine Space Agency (PhilSA) looks forward to a future in which satellites are used to improve connectivity in remote locations.   MANILA — PhilSA recently launched the INCENTIVISE (Introducing Non-geostationary Satellite Constellations Test Deployments for...
UAE, PH hold talks on climate, renewable energy | Headline PH

UAE, PH hold talks on climate, renewable energy

  Climate change cooperation and possible investments in renewable energy sector were central in a recent discussion between the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the Philippines at the United Nations headquarters in New York.   NEW YORK...
Text blasters now in the mix as election campaign heats up | Headline PH

Text blasters now in the mix as election campaign heats up

  Text machines illegally sold online via e-commerce platforms in the country such as Carousell, Facebook Marketplace, Lazada, and Shopee are unregistered. They can be bought wholesale from sites like Alibaba.com   MANILA — Labeled as “campaign SMS...

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