Duterte to address UN General Assembly

Credit to Author: Keith Calayag| Date: Mon, 21 Sep 2020 16:21:53 +0000

For the first time since he assumed office, President Rodrigo Duterte will address the United Nations, which he repeatedly lambasted in the past for interfering in his administration’s drug war. Presidential Assistant on Foreign Affairs and Chief of Presidential Protocol Robert Borje said in a press briefing on Monday that the President would address the 75th […]

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PPE cost cheaper by 49% – DBM

Credit to Author: Anna Leah E. Gonzales| Date: Mon, 21 Sep 2020 16:20:54 +0000

The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) on Monday said the government earned big savings in acquiring personal protective equipment (PPEs), contrary to the claim of Sen. Ana Theresia Hontiveros. In a letter to Hontiveros, dated September 21, Undersecretary and Officer in Charge-Executive Director of the Procurement Service of DBM (PS-DBM) Lloyd Christopher Lao said the cost of […]

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Major banks moved vast sums of dirty money – ICIJ

Credit to Author: Agence France-Presse| Date: Mon, 21 Sep 2020 16:19:28 +0000

WASHINGTON, D.C.: Massive sums of allegedly dirty money had flowed for years through some of the world’s largest banking institutions, said an international journalism investigation published on Sunday (Monday in Manila), which denounced shortcomings in sector regulations. “Profits from deadly drug wars, fortunes embezzled from developing countries and hard-earned savings stolen in a Ponzi scheme were […]

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Stars don pajamas for virtual Emmys

Credit to Author: The Manila Times| Date: Sun, 20 Sep 2020 16:18:23 +0000

TV stars picked out their favorite pajamas ahead of Sunday’s reinvented, pandemic-hit Emmys, which will see nominees accept prizes live from their homes, with dark superhero satire “Watchmen” tipped to dominate the night. Hollywood’s first major coronavirus-era award show will look radically different, with no red carpet and a host broadcasting from an empty theater […]

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83rd Malasakit Center opens in Calapan City

Credit to Author: Bernadette E. Tamayo| Date: Sun, 20 Sep 2020 16:17:03 +0000

SEN. Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go opened the country’s 83rd Malasakit Center in Oriental Mindoro as he expressed his gratitude to frontline health workers for their sacrifices. The senator virtually attended the opening of the Malasakit Center at the Oriental Mindoro Provincial Hospital in Calapan City on Friday, September 18. The center is the 43rd in […]

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Govt addressing cases of impunity – Andanar

Credit to Author: Keith Calayag| Date: Sun, 20 Sep 2020 16:16:51 +0000

Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar assured the public over the weekend that the government is addressing cases of impunity in the country. He made the statement following the signing of the data sharing agreement between the Inter-Agency Committee on Extra-Legal Killings, Enforced Disappearances, Torture and Other Grave Violations led by the Department of Justice (DoJ) […]

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Reduced distancing in PUVs suspended

Credit to Author: Javier Joe Ismael| Date: Thu, 17 Sep 2020 16:24:48 +0000

The government has suspended the implementation of the reduced physical distancing in public transport. Palace spokesman Harry Roque Jr. made the announcement during a virtual briefing on Thursday, just days after the Department of Transportation (DoTr) began implementing closer spacing between riders at 0.75 meter from the original 1 meter. Medical experts warned that reducing the distance […]

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Sy siblings PH’s richest

Credit to Author: Faye Almazan| Date: Thu, 17 Sep 2020 16:23:09 +0000

Their collective wealth declined because of the pandemic but the Sy siblings remain the richest in the country, topping the Forbes Philippines Rich List. The Sy siblings’ fortune went down by $3.3 billion, but they remain the wealthiest with a net worth of $13.9 billion. Forbes said the wealth of local tycoons declined by 22 percent to $60.6 billion from $78 […]

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FDCP, TMT partner for Sine Sandaan 

Credit to Author: Tessa Mauricio-Arriola| Date: Thu, 17 Sep 2020 16:21:48 +0000

Today sees the realization of what may seem like an odd partnership between the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) and The Manila Times, via the pioneering news outfit’s streaming channel, The Manila Times TV (TMT TV). As a major highlight of the FDCP’s concluding events for the yearlong centennial celebration of Philippine Cinema […]

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‘No country can combat Covid-19 alone’

Credit to Author: Mayvelin U. Caraballo, TMT| Date: Tue, 15 Sep 2020 16:52:29 +0000

THE private sector will play a crucial role in helping southeast Asian countries offset the economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic, Dato Lim Jock Hoi, secretary-general of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean), said. At the 18th Management Association of the Philippines International CEO web conference on Tuesday, Jock Hoi said no individual country could combat Covid-19 […]

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