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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...

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Sony set to launch PlayStation 5 In November 

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TOKYO/STOCKHOLM - Sony Corp said the next-generation PlayStation 5 console would launch in November priced at $499.99 and $399.99 for a version without a disk drive, as it squares off against rival Microsoft Corp's Xbox console. The pricing anno...

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Tagaytay to accept tourists from MGCQ areas 

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The Joint Task Force Covid Shield allows only those coming from areas under modified general community quarantine (MGCQ) to enter Tagaytay City and other areas that reopened their borders to tourists without presenting a travel authority, according t...

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DOTr vows to enforce distancing in public transport

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The Department of Transportation (DOTr) will  “strictly enforce” protocols on physical distancing in public transport, according to a report by Philippine News Agency. “When a decision is made on the 1-meter physical distancing in public transport, we have to strictly en...

Muntinlupa extends P1-million loan to cooperative

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Muntinlupa City provided a P1-million loan assistance to Salon de Ayala Service and Credit Cooperative in to help local businesses recover from the economic disruption brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic. Mayor Jaime Fresnedi (4 th from left) signs a memorandum of agreement with Salon ...

CHR supports Media Workers bill

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The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) said security of tenure for media practitioners should be guaranteed and their labor rights should be ensured amid the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic. In a statement, CHR spokesperson Jacqueline de Guia said the commission welcomes the proposed Sen...

PH borrows $8.9 billion to finance Covid response

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Government’s foreign borrowing to fund its pandemic response reached $8.95 billion (roughly P434 billion) as of September 14, according to the Department of Finance (DoF), as reported by Manila Times. The department said it raised $8.33 billion from the Asian Development Bank (ADB), Worl...

DOJ to form another team for PhilHealth investigation

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The Department of Justice (DOJ) plans to form a third composite team to investigate anomalies in connection with the finances of the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth). In a message to reporters, Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra said this composite team would focus on PhilHealth's...

Provincial buses may soon enter NCR again

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Certain provincial bus routes to and from Metro Manila may be reopened, according to a report by Philippine Star, quoting the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB). LTFRB chairman Martin Delgra said the agency is preparing for the reopening this month of some provincial bus r...

Budget for TESDA's scholarship program pushed

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House Majority Leader Martin Romualdez asked the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) to release the remaining funds, amounting to P7.6 billion, for the scholarship programs of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA). In filing House Resolution 1201, Romualdez stressed...

Duterte to decide on health workers deployment 

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Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Secretary Silvestre Bello III said they are waiting for President Rodrigo Duterte's approval of the decision of the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) to allow the overseas deployment of medical workers,...

Shorter physical distancing in public transport to stay

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The government’s decision to gradually reduce physical distancing among passengers in public transportation stays unless revoked by President Rodrigo Duterte. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque made this remark after the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Dis...

DBM releases P3.92 trillion of 2020 budget

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The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) has released P3.92-trillion, or 95.7 percent of the P4.10-trillion program of appropriations for the first eight (8) months of 2020. This is substantially higher when compared to the 91.4 percent of allotments released for the same period in 2019. As of...

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