Thursday, January 28, 2021
PH expansion levels back | Banknotes and construction

PH expansion levels back by 2022, says economist

MANILA — Expansion levels experienced before the pandemic will be back by 2022 says economist from Standard Chartered Bank-Asia. “Government spending on infrastructure, among others, is key,” he adds. Standard Chartered Bank for Asia economist...
CHR_Protect children from abuse | Children on camera

CHR: Protect children from all forms of abuse

MANILA — As the world celebrates the International Day of Education, the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) calls for more stringent measures to ensure that children are protected from all forms of abuse, as...
ISPs must explain failure to block child pornography sites | A cyber criminal working in the dark

ISPs must explain failure to block child porn sites

MANILA — Amid the pandemic, the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) seeks explanation from internet service providers (ISPs) for their failure to install technology that will block access to websites that contain materials on child...
China oil diplomacy | An oil refinery Nigeria

China’s oil diplomacy feeds its surging oil demands

ABUJA, NIGERIA — Western governments have expressed concern over China’s active presence and oil diplomacy in the Dark Continent. Until 2000, China’s presence in Africa’s oil industry was confined to Sudan. Today, Chinese oil...

Finance execs to Congress: Focus on economic recovery, not Cha-cha

MANILA — Top financial executives strongly oppose moves for charter change (Cha-cha) as a solution to the global pandemic and the economic downturn resulting from it. Lawmakers from both Houses of Congress are again...
Tokyo Olympics privately canceled | A man passing by a large signage of Tokyo 2020

Tokyo Olympics privately canceled

The Japanese government earlier today accepts in private that the Tokyo Olympics cannot push through and has to be canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic, The Times reports. Citing a senior member of Japan’s...

LP, Makabayan bloc slam Duterte’s surprise naming of solons accused of corruption

Opposition lawmakers and the Liberal Party (LP) dismissed President Rodrigo Duterte's surprise namedropping of nine current and former House members who are allegedly involved in public works corruption, noting that it is a diversionary tactic...

2021 national budget to be signed by Duterte today — Roque

Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said President Rodrigo Duterte is scheduled to sign the P4.5-trillion 2021 national budget bill into law today (December 28). “Sigurado po na magkakaroon ng veto message pero I’m not at liberty...

Culture of violence, impunity in PH ‘damaged our moral sense of right and wrong’...

Celebrating the birth of Christ without condemning the recent killings in the Philippines is hypocrisy, the Catholic Biblical Association of the Philippines (CBAP) said days after Police Senior Master Sergeant Jonel Nuezca killed unarmed...

Metro Manila mayors ban firecrackers, other pyrotechnic devices in light of COVID-19 pandemic

Ahead of the New Year revelry, mayors in Metro Manila have banned the use of firecrackers and other pyrotechnic devices to discourage mass gatherings and to promote strict social distancing during the festive season...

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Globe connects | Photos of people on their phone, a cell tower and desktop devices

Pinalakas at pinabilis na Globe Home Prepaid WiFi, inilabas na 

Mas pinalakas, mas pinabilis na Globe At Home Prepaid WiFi ang kailangan ngayon sa new normal, lalo na’t maraming binago ang pandemya sa pamumuhay...
Sangley Point Airport scrapped | An artist's rendition of the proposed Sangley International Airport

Gov. Remulla: They’re not fully committed 

“They’re not fully committed,” said Cavite Governor Juanito Victor Remulla after finding out that the consortium’s documentation was “deficient in three or four items”. Worth...
Duterte takes preventative move | Coronavirus, illustrated

Duterte takes preventative move, recalls earlier IATF order

MANILA — Three days after Malacañan announced further easing of age-based stay-at-home restrictions, President Rodrigo Duterte withdrew the government resolution, now allowing persons 15...