FPH Notice and Agenda of Annual Meeting of Stockholders

Credit to Author: The Manila Times| Date: Tue, 07 Jul 2020 17:45:07 +0000

    TO:   ALL STOCKHOLDERS FIRST PHILIPPINE HOLDINGS CORPORATION Please take notice that the Annual Meeting of the Stockholders of our Corporation will be held virtually via this link: https://agm.conveneagm.com/fph_asm2020 on Thursday, July 30, 2020, at 10:00 a.m, to discuss the following: Call to Order Proof of Required Notice Determination of Quorum Approval of the […]

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Sustainability reiterated; borrowings hit P1.22T

Credit to Author: Mayvelin U. Caraballo, TMT| Date: Tue, 07 Jul 2020 17:44:41 +0000

The Department of Finance (DoF) stressed that any economic stimulus plan must be fiscally sustainable as government borrowings surpassed the P1-trillion mark in the first four months of the year. In a statement on Tuesday, the Finance department said data from the Bureau of the Treasury showed that state financing surged to P1.22 trillion at […]

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Saudi Arabia violated its obligations – WTO

Credit to Author: The Manila Times| Date: Tue, 07 Jul 2020 16:32:57 +0000

World Trade Organization spokesman Keith Rockwell said Saudi Arabia did not respect the international requirements and legal obligations to combat piracy. Commenting on the Saudi authorities publishing false information on the results of the provisions of the World Trade Organization (WTO), the spokesman said the use of the organization’s logo in issuing false data was […]

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Death toll in Japan floods hits 50

Credit to Author: The Manila Times| Date: Tue, 07 Jul 2020 16:31:38 +0000

YATSUSHIRO: Emergency services in western Japan were “racing against time” on Tuesday to rescue people stranded by devastating floods and landslides that have killed at least 50 people, with more torrential rain forecast. Japan’s Meteorological Agency (JMA) issued its second-highest emergency warning for heavy rain and landslides over vast swathes of the country’s southwest and […]

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PCG probe Occ Mindoro sea collision

Credit to Author: Yashika F. Torib| Date: Tue, 07 Jul 2020 16:29:29 +0000

MV Vienna Wood, the Hong Kong-flagged bulk carrier that collided with Philippine fishing boat FV Liberty 5, may remain in the country for a longer detention with the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) after initial assessment by divers reveal evidence the foreign ship may have been responsible for the collision that sank the boat and left […]

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Palace: Duterte remains ‘neutral’ on ABS-CBN franchise issue

Credit to Author: Catherine S. Valente, TMT| Date: Tue, 07 Jul 2020 10:43:44 +0000

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte remains “neutral” on the franchise renewal of broadcast network ABS-CBN and wants members of Congress to “vote according to their conscience,” his spokesman said on Tuesday. Palace spokesman Harry Roque Jr. made the statement after the Philippine Council of Evangelical Churches (PCEC) urged President Rodrigo Duterte to “support” the franchise renewal of […]

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Nursing attendant, 4 others arrested in drug buy-bust at Quezon City hospital

Credit to Author: Arlie O. Calalo| Date: Tue, 07 Jul 2020 10:31:22 +0000

A nursing attendant and four others were arrested in a buy-bust operation inside a hospital in Quezon City. Brig. Gen. Ronnie Montejo, Quezon City Police director, identified the suspects as Emmanuel Leongson, 45, nurse attendant, of Barangay Bahay Toro; Guardo Herminio, 41, garbage collector, of Caloocan City; James Daguian, 47, janitor, of Barangay Culiat; and […]

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Pedophile nabbed in Pangasinan

Credit to Author: William B. Depasupil| Date: Tue, 07 Jul 2020 10:24:06 +0000

OPERATIVES of the Bureau of Immigration (BI) arrested in Pangasinan a suspected pedophile long wanted by US authorities for alleged sexual exploitation of a Filipino minor. Immigration Commissioner Jaime Morente on Tuesday identified the suspect as Micahel Kent Clapper, 69, adding that the operation against him was upon the request of the US Embassy in […]

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Public warned against unclaimed package scam in Customs

Credit to Author: William B. Depasupil| Date: Tue, 07 Jul 2020 09:50:53 +0000

THE  Bureau of Customs (BOC) warned  the public against a scam luring their victims  to shell out money for a supposed unclaimed package at the bureau. Assistant Commissioner and concurrent spokesman Philip Vincent Maronilla issued the warning after receiving reports about the scam perpetrated by some unscrupulous  individuals. “Actually this is an old modus. Nonetheless, […]

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US ‘looking at’ banning TikTok and other Chinese apps – Pompeo

Credit to Author: Agence France-Presse| Date: Tue, 07 Jul 2020 09:06:56 +0000

WASHINGTON, D.C.: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said the US is “looking at” banning Chinese social media apps, including TikTok, over allegations Beijing is using them to spy on users. India has already barred the wildly popular TikTok app over national security and privacy concerns while other countries are reportedly mulling similar measures. Asked on Monday […]

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