Infra, capital spending inch up in March

Credit to Author: Mayvelin U. Caraballo, TMT| Date: Thu, 20 May 2021 11:27:54 +0000

State expenditures on infrastructure and capital outlays increased in March due to public works projects around the country, the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) said. The DBM’s latest disbursement report released on Thursday showed that expenditures jumped by 41.1 percent to P87.8 billion in the third month of 2021, up from P62.2 billion a […]

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Duterte considers discussing WPS issues with former presidents

Credit to Author: Keith Calayag| Date: Thu, 20 May 2021 11:17:40 +0000

President Rodrigo Duterte is considering meeting with former Philippine presidents to discuss issues concerning the West Philippine Sea, Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque Jr. said on Thursday. Roque made the statement after former senator Rodolfo Biazon called on the National Security Council (NSC) to convene as he criticized the government’s confusing stand on the West Philippine […]

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Australian ‘killed intruder and lived with body for 15 years’

Credit to Author: Agence France-Presse| Date: Thu, 20 May 2021 09:08:00 +0000

SYDNEY: An Australian hoarder killed a burglar and kept the corpse for 15 years, using more than 70 air fresheners to mask the smell, local media reported Thursday. A coronial inquest heard that Sydney man Bruce Roberts shot intruder Shane Snellman during an attempted home robbery in 2002 and kept the body in his house, […]

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New India cyclone warning as death toll rises

Credit to Author: THE MANILA TIMES| Date: Thu, 20 May 2021 08:12:44 +0000

AHMEDABAD, India: A major new storm was brewing in the Bay of Bengal off India’s east coast on Thursday, forecasters warned just days after the biggest cyclone to hit the west of the country in decades left at least 110 people confirmed dead. Scientists say cyclones in the densely populated region, currently reeling from coronavirus, […]

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Duterte, Suga agree to keep security, stability in South China Sea

Credit to Author: Catherine S. Valente, TMT| Date: Thu, 20 May 2021 00:01:38 +0000

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte and Japan Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga have agreed to work together to maintain security and stability in the disputed South China Sea under international law, Malacañang said. Duterte had a 20-minute “warm, engaging, and productive” telephone conversation with Suga on Wednesday, discussing issues such as the South China Sea, the coronavirus disease […]

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KUWTT: Court upholds ruling vs ex-Comelec chief | May 20, 2021

Credit to Author: The Manila Times| Date: Wed, 19 May 2021 18:45:19 +0000

Good day. Here are the stories for The Manila Times for Thursday, May 20, 2021. READ: Court upholds ruling vs ex-Comelec chief THE Court of Appeals (CA) has affirmed the findings of the National Privacy Commission (NPC) that former Commission on Elections chairman Andres Bautista violated Republic Act 10173 or the “Data Privacy Act of 2012” in […]

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PH posts lowest Covid-19 active cases in 2 months

Credit to Author: Red Mendoza| Date: Wed, 19 May 2021 18:09:52 +0000

THE Philippines logged 4,700 new active cases and 6,986 recoveries on Wednesday, the Department of Health (DoH) said. The day’s number of infections adds to a total of 49,951,  its lowest since March 14, 2021 when the country had 48,154.This comes as the positivity rate remained at 13.8 percent, or 4,254 of the 30,829 samples were found […]

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SM Foundation, Brownies Unlimited partner in reaching Covid-19 frontliners

Credit to Author: The Manila Times| Date: Wed, 19 May 2021 16:49:44 +0000

SM Foundation (SMFI) and Brownies Unlimited highlighted the importance of establishing and sustaining a social good collaboration in order to reach more Covid-19 frontliners during this difficult time. Through this partnership, a total of 210 boxes, and still counting, of assorted brownies have been delivered to various hospital since April 2021. Brownies Unlimited Assistant HR […]

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Pagcor remits P1.6 billion cash dividends

Credit to Author: The Manila Times| Date: Wed, 19 May 2021 16:48:51 +0000

AMID the sharp decline in its gaming revenues due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (Pagcor) remitted P1.6 billion cash dividends to the National Treasury today (May 12, 2021). Pagcor’s latest cash dividends remittance represents the agency’s entire net earnings for 2020. The state-run gaming firm’s contribution is […]

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