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Pasig Mayor Vico Sotto | Headline PH

Vico Sotto is Anti-corruption Champion

MANILA — One of twelve "anti-corruption champions" named is Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto. With eleven other recipients of the inaugural International Anti-corruption Champions Award launched by US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and...
Women in power | Headline PH

More women now hold senior corporate roles

MANILA — In an unprecedented development, more women now hold senior corporate roles in the country, and elsewhere, as they topped the polls recently conducted by global consultancy firm Grant Thornton. Results in the recent...
Duterte chooses nation's health over anything else | Headline PH

Duterte chooses nation’s health over anything else

  MANILA — President Rodrigo Duterte chooses health over anything else. The president rejects placing the entire country to a modified general community quarantine (MGCQ) status, which experts earlier warned could put Metro Manila under...
Facebook starts blocking Australia news | Headline PH

Facebook starts blocking Australia news

  WASHINGTON — The social network giant refuses to bend to regulatory intervention that seeks revenue share with media outlets for sharing news content in Australia and elsewhere. Australia, poised to adopt a legislation that would...
Covid-19 UK variant

More UK variant cases may derail MGCQ shift in March

  MANILA — Hinting on a possible surge in Covid-19 infections amid the call from several sectors including the National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) to relax quarantine restrictions to fast track the country’s economic recovery,...
Richard OHalloran | Irish businessman held in China with no charge

Irish businessman held in China without charges

MANILA — An Irishman held without charges in China since 2019 has issued an appeal to Chinese authorities to let him return to Ireland. Richard O’Halloran has been held in China since February 2019,...
French Frigate Surcouf | Photo by Franck Dubey

France joins US military presence in the South China Sea

TOULON, FRANCE — In what appears as a response to the United States president Joseph Biden’s call to the G7 and European Union (EU) to “work together” in challenging China’s alleged "expansionist" foreign policies,...
NPA rebel slain in a firefight with Gov’t troops | Lt Gen Corleto Vinluan Jr

NPA rebel slain in a firefight with Gov’t troops

ZAMBOANGA CITY – A suspected New People’s Army (NPA) rebel was killed in an encounter with government troops and four high-powered firearms were recovered in a remote barangay in Lanao del Sur. Lt. Gen. Corleto...
Bird flu: seven poultry workers infected, no evidence of transmission between humans

Bird flu: poultry workers infected, no evidence of transmission between humans

  MANILA — An H5N8 strain of bird flu was detected in humans for the first time among seven infected workers at a Russian poultry farm in December. Although there is no evidence of the strain...
Senate pursues credit card fraud

Senate pursues credit card fraud

  MANILA — The Senate starts its investigation on credit card frauds involving "unauthorized" transactions with banks. Senator Sherwin T. Gatchalian, vice chairman of the Senate Committee on Banks, Financial Institutions, and Currencies, says they...
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Department of National Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana

China’s new Coast Guard law could cause maritime accidents that could lead to misunderstanding—DND

  MANILA — According to a top national Government official, the new Coast Guard law passed by Chinese legislators allowing the use of violent forces...
PCAF seeks DA's nod to bring tariff on pork down to 5%

PCAF seeks DA’s nod to bring tariff on pork down to 5%

MANILA - In its bid to help local producers, the Philippine Council for Agriculture and Fisheries (PCAF) asks the Department of Agriculture (DA) to...
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COVID-19 vaccines delay pushes back share prices

  MANILA — Delay in the arrival of the COVID-19 vaccines has cause local share prices to retreat anew. They were supposed to arrive by...
DBP gives out loans for water projects

DBP gives out P1 billion loan for water projects

  MANILA, Philippines — To fund water projects in underserved areas in Cebu and Southern Luzon, the Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP) signs P1.097...
PhP13.9 in refunds from Meralco

PhP13.9B in refunds due Meralco customers

MANILA — Refunds worth PhP13.9 billion due customers of the Manila Electric Co. (Meralco), spread out in two years or more. The refund means consumers...
UNCTAD HQ in Geneva

PH lags behind Asean neighbors in e-commerce, UNCTAD reports

  MANILA — The UNCTAD reports the Philippines as 96th place out of 152 economies in the Business-to-Consumer (B2C) E-commerce Index 2020. The United Nations...
Import of poultry and poultry products from Czech Republic, suspended

Dar suspends import of poultry products from Czech Republic

  MANILA — Department of Agriculture (DA) secretary William Dar suspends the import of domestic, wild birds, and poultry products from the Czech Republic amid...
Beijing assures PH it won't be a target of coast guard law

PH envoy to China: Beijing assures PH it won’t be a target of coast...

  MANILA — Beijing assures the Philippines that it is not targeting the country when it adopted a controversial law allowing its coast guard to...
Balancing health and the economy

Balancing health and economy: a quick vaccine rollout is key

MANILA — "The best way to achieve balance in health and the economy is through the quick rollout of the Covid-19 immunization program," says...
Globe reopens 99% of stores to connect with customers

Globe reopens 99% of stores to connect with customers

  MANILA – To connect with its customers, serve them better, and handle concerns that need personal interaction, Globe Telecom Inc. (Globe) has reopened 99...
UNCTAD HQ, Geneva

China, world’s top destination for fresh FDIs in 2020—UNCTAD report

  MANILA — China became the world's top destination for new foreign direct investment (FDI) in 2020 despite the challenges the pandemic brought in. It...
Asean can make economic recovery in 2021

Asean can make economic recovery in 2021

  A business roundup  It is not all loss, cites The Davos Agenda, as there are yet some positive signs the Asean can make it in...
WEF-Singapore moved to August

WEF in Singapore moved to August

Travel restrictions because of the emergence of new variants of Covid-19 and the ensuing protective measures that are adopted have caused the postponement of...
Rain showers prevail

Scattered rain showers prevail

  MANILA — Brought by the tail-end of a frontal weather system affecting the eastern section of southern Luzon and the Visayas, the weather bureau...
Myanmar protests

Myanmar protesters staged a bigger Wednesday rally 

YANGON  — Anti-coup protesters returned to the streets in Myanmar with the biggest rally since troops spread out to the country in a bid...

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