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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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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Palace assures public: Covid-19 vaccines from govt for free

Credit to Author: Catherine S. Valente, TMT| Date: Wed, 19 May 2021 08:43:24 +0000

CORONAVIRUS disease 2019 (Covid-19) vaccines currently available in the country should be given for free, Malacañang insisted, contradicting the position of the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) that certain jabs may be offered for sale. Palace spokesman Harry Roque Jr. said that nobody would be required to pay to receive a vaccine since its commercial sale […]

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Duterte renews DITO’s 25-year franchise

Credit to Author: Catherine S. Valente, TMT| Date: Tue, 18 May 2021 09:34:21 +0000

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte has renewed the franchise of the country’s third major telecommunication company (telco) for another 25 years. Duterte signed on Tuesday Republic Act (RA) 11537, which extended the franchise granted to Mindanao Islamic Telephone Company Inc., currently known as Dito Telecommunity Corporation. The franchise law allows DITO “to construct, establish, install, maintain and […]

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Enrile to Duterte: Ignore West Philippine Sea critics

Credit to Author: Keith Calayag| Date: Tue, 18 May 2021 02:31:19 +0000

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte, from now on, will ignore critics of his foreign policy on the West Philippine Sea. Duterte’s decision was based on the advice of former senator Juan Ponce Enrile. “Mr. President, critics you will always have. If I were you, I will not mind them; just mind history, the Filipino people,” Enrile said […]

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Working 55 hours a week increases risk of death – UN

Credit to Author: Agence France-Presse| Date: Mon, 17 May 2021 09:22:22 +0000

GENEVA: Working more than 55 hours a week increases the risk of death from heart disease and stroke, according to a United Nations study out Monday. The report by the UN’s World Health Organization and International Labor Organization agencies comes as the Covid-19 pandemic accelerates workplace changes that could reinforce the tendency to work longer […]

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Rabiya Mateo drops out of Miss Universe competition

Credit to Author: Christina Alpad, TMT| Date: Mon, 17 May 2021 01:49:49 +0000

The Philippines’ Rabiya Mateo failed to make it to the Top 10 of the 69th Miss Universe. Those who entered the Top 10 list are: 1. Jamaica’s Miqueal-Symone Williams 2. Dominican Republic’s Kimberly Marie Jiménez 3. India’s Adline Castelino 4. Peru’s Janick Maceta del Castillo 5. Australia’s Maria Thattil 6. Puerto Rico’s Estefanía Soto Torres […]

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NLEX to raise tolls on May 18

Credit to Author: Lea Devio| Date: Sun, 16 May 2021 03:40:06 +0000

Beginning May 18, NLEX Corporation will raise tolls by 2 percent to 3 percent. Motorists will be charged an additional P2 for Class 1 vehicles in the open system. Buses and small commercial trucks will be charged an additional P3, and P4 more for large trucks and trailers. For the entire NLEX stretch, Class 1 […]

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Israel strike in Gaza destroys building with AP, Al-Jazeera, other media

Credit to Author: Associated Press| Date: Sat, 15 May 2021 13:13:50 +0000

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip: An Israeli airstrike destroyed a high-rise building in Gaza City that housed offices of The Associated Press and other media outlets on Saturday, the latest step by the military to silence reporting from the territory amid its battle with the militant group Hamas. The strike came nearly an hour after the […]

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Courts in NCR Plus, other areas under GCQ allowed to physically open

Credit to Author: William B. Depasupil| Date: Fri, 14 May 2021 18:01:07 +0000

COURTS and judicial offices in the National Capital Region (NCR) Plus and other areas that are under the general community quarantine (GCQ) may physically open starting next week with a skeletal force of at least 30 percent up to a maximum of 50 percent, according to the Supreme Court (SC). In an advisory, Chief Justice […]

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