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Tropical storm to exit PH 

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Tropical Storm Leon continued to gather strength as it moved away from the Philippine area of responsibility, according to Philippine Star. The storm – packing winds of 75 kilometers per hour near the center and gustiness of up to 90 kph &ndas...

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Manila drops 10 places to rank 104th in smart city index

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Manila, the capital of the Philippines,  dropped 10 places to rank 104th among 109 cities surveyed in the second edition of 2020 Smart City Index Report. The Smart City Index ranks cities based on economic and technological data and their citiz...

PNP chief Gen. Camilo Cascolan

PNP reshuffle continues

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Philippine National Police (PNP) chief, Gen. Camilo Cascolan, ordered another round revamp among senior police officials, according to Philippine News Agency. In an order dated Sept. 16 released on Thursday, Brig. Gen. Manuel Abu, current director o...

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SM provides bike-friendly infrastructure

chrome_reader_modeSeptember 21, 2020 loyalty account_circleNoah James

Long known for its health and environmental benefits, biking has since emerged as a choice way to commute during the recent pandemic. With bicycles becoming more widely used, SM Supermalls through SM Cares is creating bike-friendly infrastructures and facilities to give the growing number of bike co...

DFA, DTI asked to resolve Europe's bid to end trade preferences for PH 

chrome_reader_modeSeptember 21, 2020 loyalty account_circleSinagtala

The Departments of Foreign Affairs (DFA) and Trade and Investment (DTI) are in the best position to discuss the European Parliament’s recommendation to revoke the Philippines' Generalized Scheme of Preferences Plus (GSP ) status which provides tariff perks for Filipino goods, a Palace offi...

Go recognizes role of cooperatives

chrome_reader_modeSeptember 20, 2020 loyalty account_circleHannah Santos

Senator Christopher “Bong” Go asked for the continued cooperation and bayanihan among cooperatives as he recognized their role in development and nation-building, according to a report by Philippine News Agency. “Cooperatives have become an important force in countryside developme...

RSA leads employees in nationwide blood and convalescent plasma drive 

chrome_reader_modeSeptember 17, 2020 loyalty account_circleMichael Lim

In response to the urgent need to replenish blood supply at the Philippine Red Cross--and contribute to the treatment of COVID-19 patients--San Miguel Corporation (SMC) has launched a quarterly blood and convalescent plasma donation drive across its facilities nationwide. SMC, which is marking its 1...

Philippine economy seen to contract 7.3% in 2020

chrome_reader_modeSeptember 17, 2020 loyalty account_circleJake Cruz

The Philippine economy is forecast to contract by 7.3% in 2020 amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic before growth returns to 6.5% in 2021, according to a new report from the Asian Development Bank (ADB). The Asian Development Outlook (ADO) 2020 Update projects a deeper decline in the Ph...

CebuPac to refund all cancelled flights

chrome_reader_modeSeptember 17, 2020 loyalty account_circleMichael Lim

Budget carrier Cebu Pacific said it has already refunded half of requests received in relation to Covid-related flight cancellations. In a statement, Cebu Pacific said that to date it has refunded over P2.4 billion worth of booking cancellations related to COVID-19. The amount is equivalent to 50% ...

NEDA sees recovery as PH safely reopens economy

chrome_reader_modeSeptember 17, 2020 loyalty account_circleJake Cruz

Whole-of-society cooperation and maintaining the minimum health standards will ensure gradual resumption in livelihood and poverty reduction as the economy safely opens up, the National Economic and Development Authority said.   In an interview with ABS-CBN News Channel Dateline Philippines on...

Combined wealth of richest Filipinos fall by a fifth amid pandemic

chrome_reader_modeSeptember 17, 2020 loyalty account_circleJake Cruz

Tycoons on the 2020 Forbes Philippines Rich List saw their collective wealth fall 22 percent to $60.6 billion as the Covid-19 pandemic disrupted the country’s economy, according to Forbes magazine. Despite having one of the world’s strictest lockdowns, the Philippines saw its Covid-19 c...

Pandemic threatens human capital cains of the past decade

chrome_reader_modeSeptember 17, 2020 loyalty account_circleNoah James

The COVID-19 pandemic threatens hard-won gains in health and education over the past decade, especially in the poorest countries, a new World Bank Group analysis finds. Investments in human capital—the knowledge, skills, and health that people accumulate over their lives—are key to ...

SMC expands rotisserie chicken-to-go brand Chick ‘n Juicy

chrome_reader_modeSeptember 16, 2020 loyalty account_circleGab dela Cruz

San Miguel Foods, Inc. has further expanded the reach of Chick ‘n Juicy by Magnolia chain of chicken rotisseries, opening its 87th store in Bagong Barrio, Caloocan, and boosting delivery network to serve more customers in this time of pandemic. Just 18 months in operation, the chain of stores...

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