Make household budget inflation-resistant

You’ve probably heard about it lately. The inflation rate in the country has been going up. Even if you don’t follow the news, you definitely feel it on your finances. WHAT IS INFLATION? HOW DOES IT AFFECT YOU? Inflation is the rate at which prices of basic goods and services are increasing. It decreases the […]

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Bahamas’ Ayton eyes top pick in NBA Draft

NEW YORK: Towering Bahamian teenager DeAndre Ayton is poised to be chosen with the top pick in the NBA Draft on Thursday (Friday in Manila), with the Phoenix Suns set to snap up the 7ft center who compares himself to Shaquille O’Neal. Barring a major shock, the 19-year-old Ayton is widely expected to be selected […]

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Moon suggests Russian gas be piped to Koreas, Japan

SEOUL: New pipelines could be laid to bring Russian gas through North Korea to the South and even on to Japan following the diplomatic thaw with Pyongyang, Seoul’s leader suggested on Wednesday. President Moon Jae-in was speaking to Russian news media before a three-day visit to Moscow starting on Thursday, with the Presidential Blue House […]

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WORLD CUP: In-form Ronaldo looms for Morocco, Spain face Iran

ROSTOV-ON-DON, Russia: Cristiano Ronaldo will hone in on Morocco on Wednesday after his stunning hat-trick in Portugal’s World Cup opener, while 2010 winners Spain play Iran in Group B. The five-time world player of the year bagged a sublime treble against Spain in the heat of Sochi on Friday in Russia 2018’s stand-out match so […]

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Protesters heckle Homeland Security chief at Mexican restaurant

WASHINGTON, D.C.: Protesters heckled US homeland security Chief Kirstjen Nielsen as she dined at a Washington restaurant late Tuesday, chanting “shame!” repeatedly at the woman who has become the frontline defender of the Trump administration’s widely condemned practice of separating migrant children from their parents. Activists from Metro DC Democratic Socialists of America confronted Nielsen […]

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NKorea data shows slight children’s health gains – UN

GENEVA: New data from North Korea show a “slight” improvement in children’s health in the isolated nation, the UN said Wednesday, but warned that massive challenges persist. The findings, published by the United Nations children’s agency (Unicef), are based on surveys conducted by the North Korean government’s Central Bureau of Statistics. The data showed that […]

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BSP hikes key rates by 25 basis points

MONETARY authorities on Wednesday raised key interest rates further to contain rising inflation. The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas’ (BSP) policy-setting Monetary Board raised its benchmark interest rate by 25 basis points, bringing the BSP’s overnight borrowing, lending, and deposit rates to 3.50 percent, 4.00 percent and 3.25 percent, respectively. The Monetary Board, however, lowered its inflation forecasts […]

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UPDATE: Ombudsman finds basis to sue Aquino over budget disbursement program

THE Office of the Ombudsman has found basis to charge former president Benigno Aquino 3rd with usurpation of legislative powers over the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP). According to a statement issued on Wednesday, the Ombudsman said that Aquino had the authority and duty to look into the items on the memorandum before signifying approval. “An examination […]

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AirTrav launches chartered flights to Clark, Puerto Galera

AIRTRAV Corp. has launched chartered flight services from Manila to Clark and Puerto Galera, which would take 30 minutes and 40 minutes, respectively. Pilot Jacob Cusi, son of Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi, heads AirTrav Corp. Cusi said AirTrav currently has one plane, a Cessna Grand Caravan 208, and hopes to end the year with two […]

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