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FIBA Asia considers 'bubble' games

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The International Basketball Federation (FIBA) will do away with the home-and-away format for the remainder of its continental cup qualifiers due to the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic, according to a report by Philippine News Agency. "...

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Isko asks for cooperation to clean up Manila Bay 

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Manila Mayor Francisco ‘Isko Moreno’ Domagoso asked for unity and cooperation in cleaning up the Manila Bay, according to a report by Philippine News Agency. “Pagtutulong tulong, pagkakaisa, pagkakaunawaan at pagmamalasakit sa kapw...

Gov't to spend P27 billion in right of way acquisitions

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The national government plans to spend up to P27.4 billion next year on right-of-way (ROW) acquisitions to pave the way for new public infrastructure projects under President Rodrigo Duterte’s “Build, Build, Build” program, accordin...

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Delos Santos rules out return to national team

chrome_reader_modeSeptember 25, 2020 loyalty account_circleJake Cruz

Karateka James delos Santos is not anymore thinking of a possible return to the national team after he was intriguingly excluded from the group that dominated the Southeast Asian (SEA) Games last December. "Honestly speaking, I don't think I would be welcomed back after what happened last ...

200,000 OFWs return to home provinces 

chrome_reader_modeSeptember 24, 2020 loyalty account_circleJake Cruz

More than 200,000 returning overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) were transported back to their home provinces, according to the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE). Citing report of Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA), DOLE Secretary Silvestre Bello III said the government has assiste...

Duterte seeks open access to Covid-19 vaccine

chrome_reader_modeSeptember 24, 2020 loyalty account_circleJake Cruz

President Duterte told the United Nations General Assembly that developing countries such as the Philippines need open access to the vaccine against Covid-19, according to a report by Philippine Star. Duterte also supported the UN’s call for global solidarity against COVID during hi...

PLDT to repair international cable system 

chrome_reader_modeSeptember 24, 2020 loyalty account_circleJake Cruz

PLDT Inc. will conduct emergency maintenance of one of its international cable systems starting Friday. It is estimated to take five days. In an advisory released via social media, the Pangilinan-led company said the work on the Asian American Gateway (AAG), one of PLDT's international cable sy...

Century Pacific joins coconut initiative 

chrome_reader_modeSeptember 23, 2020 loyalty account_circleJake Cruz

Century Pacific Food Inc. (CNPF), through its coconut manufacturing arm Century Pacific Agricultural Ventures Inc. (CPAVI), has signed a partnership with Friends of Hope to donate quality seedlings to smallholder coconut farmers, enabling the planting of coconut trees and the replacement of non-frui...

Duterte affirms arbitral ruling on South China Sea

chrome_reader_modeSeptember 23, 2020 loyalty account_circleJake Cruz

President Rodrigo Duterte affirmed the Permanent Court of Arbitration’s (PCA) ruling in favor of the Philippines’ arbitration case against China’s expansive maritime claims in the South China Sea (SCS) before the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), according to a report by Phil...

Duterte asks Congress to pass 2021 budget 

chrome_reader_modeSeptember 22, 2020 loyalty account_circleJake Cruz

President Rodrigo Duterte asked Congress to pass the P4.5-trillion budget for 2021 before the end of the year amid squabbles among members of the House of Representatives over budget allocations for infrastructure, according to a report by Philippine News Agency. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roq...

Tobacco harm reduction advocates call for science-based regulations

chrome_reader_modeSeptember 22, 2020 loyalty account_circleJake Cruz

Tobacco harm reduction (THR) advocates participating in the 2020 Global Tobacco & Nicotine Forum (GTNF) called on governments and regulators to come up with science-based, innovation-driven regulations to help reduce tobacco-related sickness and deaths.  “Regulations must be based on...

Manila Water to construct Hinulugang Taktak sewage treatment plant 

chrome_reader_modeSeptember 18, 2020 loyalty account_circleJake Cruz

While observing strict protocols related to COVID-19, Manila Water recently organized a ceremonial signing of the usufruct agreement that will set the ball rolling for the construction of the Hinulugang Taktak Sewage Treatment Plant in Antipolo City. Participating in the signing ceremony are Departm...

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...

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