Group urges Duterte to abrogate ‘one-sided’ VFA, EDCA


  MANILA, Philippines — On Independence Day, activist group Makabansang Alyansa urged President Rodrigo Duterte to abrogate the country’s “one-sided” treaties with the United States. Even as the country marked its 123rd year of independence, the group said there are still “doubts and apprehension” if the Philippines had really attained it. “We call on President Rodrigo Duterte to permanently abrogate one-sided treaties that only best serve the interest of the United States of America, such as the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) and Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA),” the group said Saturday in a statement. Duterte threatened to scrap the VFA in 2019 and…

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Sixers end Hawks’ streak at home; Suns go up 3-0 over Nuggets

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Sat, 12 Jun 2021 07:08:01 +0000

LOS ANGELES (AFP) ‒ Joel Embiid finished with 27 points, nine rebounds and eight assists as the Philadelphia 76ers snapped the Atlanta Hawks’ run of good fortune at home with a 127-111 win in Game Three of their NBA Eastern Conference playoff series. The teams split the first two games in Philadelphia, but the Sixers […]

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Plug-In Cars At 9% In Italy In May As Volkswagen’s MEB Platform Starts Spreading

Credit to Author: Carlo Ombello| Date: Wed, 09 Jun 2021 20:43:22 +0000

European car markets keep marching along the exponential ramp of EV adoption in May. Both full electric cars and plug-in hybrids continue to score increasing market share amidst shrinking overall car sales in the post-Covid economy. Italy, the fourth largest market in the continent, keeps its own tempo and unique taste for EVs, trailing top countries by a few months.

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COVID-19: More Moderna vaccine on its way to B.C. as second dose effort gathers speed

Credit to Author: The Canadian Press| Date: Sat, 12 Jun 2021 02:03:20 +0000

The first-dose vaccine rates for adults has crested 75 per cent, while it’s 73.1 per cent for those 12 and older in the province.

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Out to set an example, NCAA launches 96th season Sunday

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Sat, 12 Jun 2021 06:34:06 +0000

Despite the health scare due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the NCAA wants to set an example in the new normal. Resilient in its mission to showcase the talent of young Filipino athletes, the country’s oldest collegiate league kicks off with an extravagant opening ceremony for NCAA Season 96 on its new broadcast partner GMA […]

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