Palace open to lifting cap on OFWs deployment

Credit to Author: Keith Calayag| Date: Wed, 24 Feb 2021 16:26:01 +0000

Malacañang is agreeable to the proposal of the Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) to lift the cap on the deployment of health care workers to the United Kingdom and Germany in exchange for Covid-19 vaccines. Palace spokesman Harry Roque Jr. said it was a welcome move to boost the Philippines’ Covid-19 vaccine supply. “This […]

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Foreign investment pledges hit 3-year low

Credit to Author: Anna Leah E. Gonzales| Date: Wed, 24 Feb 2021 16:25:47 +0000

State-approved foreign investment pledges plunged to its lowest level in three years in 2020 after falling by 67.5 percent in the fourth quarter, which an analyst blamed on the inaction on the proposed Corporate Recovery and Tax Incentives for Enterprises (Create) Act. Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) data showed on Wednesday that pledges approved by seven […]

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BSP sets up sector on payments, currency

Credit to Author: Mayvelin U. Caraballo, TMT| Date: Wed, 24 Feb 2021 16:21:34 +0000

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) announced on Wednesday the establishment of a new sector that would manage the interplay of physical and digital money. In a virtual briefing on Wednesday, BSP Governor Benjamin Diokno said the Payments and Currency Management Sector (PCMS) would be “responsible for maintaining the safety and integrity of the Philippine […]

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Senator seeks security audit of Dito

Credit to Author: Bernadette E. Tamayo| Date: Wed, 24 Feb 2021 08:39:01 +0000

SEN. Ana Theresia Hontiveros urged the National Security Council (NSC) to immediately conduct a security audit of Dito Telecommunity Corporation ahead of its commercial rollout on March 8. The senator made the call as the government has yet to resolve security concerns against Dito Telecom since ChinaTel, which has a 40 percent stake in Dito, […]

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Tiger Woods faces hard recovery from serious injuries in car crash

Credit to Author: Associated Press| Date: Wed, 24 Feb 2021 08:34:19 +0000

LOS ANGELES: In a career filled with remarkable comebacks, Tiger Woods faces his toughest recovery of all. Woods was driving through a sweeping, downhill stretch of road through coastal suburbs of Los Angeles when his SUV struck a sign, crossed over a raised median and two oncoming lanes before it toppled down an embankment, coming […]

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4 dead in Tuguegarao road accident

Credit to Author: Vince Jacob A. Visaya| Date: Wed, 24 Feb 2021 06:53:33 +0000

TUGUEGARAO CITY: Four people died after their pick-up car slammed into an electric post along the Balzain East highway on Monday night in this city, police said. Dead on the spot were Fidel Baldos of Flora, Apayao; Alvin Dela Cruz of Sto. Niño, Cagayan; and Patrick Desuasido of Bicol, according to a report from Lt. Col. […]

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Palace invites Robredo to join volunteer public officials for Sinovac inoculation

Credit to Author: Keith Calayag| Date: Wed, 24 Feb 2021 06:45:28 +0000

MALACANANG on Wednesday invited Vice President Maria Leonor “Leni” Robredo to join public officials who volunteered to be among the first to be inoculated with the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) vaccine manufactured by Sinovac Biotech. “Kung papayagan tayo ng National Task Force [against Covid-19] at [the] Department of Health ay kasama tayo sa mauunang magpabakuna […]

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MMDA buys AstraZeneca vaccines for 8,000 employees

Credit to Author: John Eric Mendoza| Date: Wed, 24 Feb 2021 06:15:27 +0000

THE Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has placed an order of AstraZeneca vaccines for the coronavirus disease 2019 for its 8,000 employees, the agency chief said on Wednesday. MMDA Chairman Benhur Abalos said the order from the British-Swedish multinational corporation was made during the time of the late chairman Danilo Lim. “Kami sa (We in the) […]

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Security audit of Dito urged ahead of March 8 rollout

Credit to Author: Bernadette E. Tamayo| Date: Wed, 24 Feb 2021 03:54:10 +0000

SEN. Ana Theresia Hontiveros has urged the National Security Council (NSC) to immediately conduct a security audit of partly China-owned Dito Telecommunity Corporation ahead of its commercial rollout on March 8. The senator made the call as the government has yet to resolve security concerns against Dito Telecom since ChinaTel, which has a 40 percent stake […]

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Xi leads fight against poverty

Credit to Author: Xinhua| Date: Wed, 24 Feb 2021 03:35:37 +0000

https://vodpub2.v.news.cn/publish/20210223/XxjwsmE007018_20210223_CBMFN0A001.mp4 When Xi Jinping became China’s top leader in 2012, he inherited a mission China had striven to achieve for generations, which is eradicating absolute poverty. The entire system was mobilized to help the rural indigent population, with more than 250,000 teams dispatched to offer on-the-ground support and over 3 million people sent to countryside […]

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