Britain’s Prince William attacks ‘despicable’ racist abuse of footballers

    LONDON, United Kingdom - Britain's Prince William has branded racist abuse directed at footballers "despicable" and said it "must stop now" after Manchester United's Marcus Rashford became the latest player to be targeted. William, who is the president of the Football Association, spoke out on Sunday after the Professional Footballers' Association accused social media companies of lacking the willingness to clamp down on racist posts. Chelsea defender Reece James, West Brom's Romaine Sawyers and Rashford's team-mates Axel Tuanzebe and Anthony Martial have all suffered online racist abuse over the past week. Rashford was then targeted after United's 0-...

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Rabiya Mateo Receives Surprise Message From Kathryn Bernardo
Kathryn Bernardo shared her good luck message for Rabiya Mateo Miss Universe Philippines 2020 Rabiya Mateo received a surprise message from blockbuster actress Kathryn Bernardo for the upcoming coronation night. Rabiya has been receiving warm support from Pinay pageant enthusiasts, former beauty queens, and famous personalities not just from the Philippines but from other countries […] The post Rabiya Mateo Receives Surprise Message From Kathryn Bernardo appeared first on Philippine News.
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PNP Denies Claims Police Sharing “Red-Tagging” Post on Social Media
PNP Denied Allegations that Police Shares “Red-Tagging” Post Online The Philippine National Police (PNP) has denied the allegations that policemen are sharing “red-tagging” post on social media. On Monday, PNP Chief Gen. Guillermo Eleazar reminded police officers who use social media to be cautious because some of their posts could be misinterpreted. Police officers were […] The post PNP Denies Claims Police Sharing “Red-Tagging” Post on Social Media appeared first on Philippine News.
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Jhong Hilario Speaks About Possibility Of Leaving ABS-CBN Network
Will dancer and actor Jhong Hilario also bid goodbye to his network? JHONG HILARIO – Sample King and Its Showtime host Jhong Hilario speaks about rumors to transfer network and leave the ABS-CBN. After over a decade of being seen as one of Its Showtime‘s regular hosts where he earned the title “Sample King“, Jhong […] The post Jhong Hilario Speaks About Possibility Of Leaving ABS-CBN Network appeared first on Philippine News.
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Pansala in English – Translate “Pansala” in English
Counterpart of Pansala in English & Sample Sentences PANSALA IN ENGLISH – Here is a guide on the English counterpart of the word “pansala”. Undeniably, a lot of people are doubtful when it comes to the translations of certain Tagalog words in English. In this article, we will review the meaning of the word “pansala”. […] The post Pansala in English – Translate “Pansala” in English appeared first on Philippine News.
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Kakai Bautista Shares Stunning Pics Amid Maurer’s Viral Message To Rabiya
Kakai Bautista Shares Beautiful Photos Amid Mario Maurer’s Viral Message To Rabiya Mateo KAKAI BAUTISTA – “First Yaya” actress Kakai Bautista uploaded stunning pictures amid Mario Maurer’s viral message to Miss Universe Philippines 2020 Rabiya Mateo. Filipina actress and singer Kakai Bautista and Thai actor Mario Maurer worked together in the 2012 film “Suddenly It’s […] The post Kakai Bautista Shares Stunning Pics Amid Maurer’s Viral Message To Rabiya appeared first on Philippine News.
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PAGASA: LPA Intensifies Into Tropical Depression Crising, Signal No. 1 Raised in 4 Areas
PAGASA Releases Update About Tropical Depression Crising The state weather bureau PAGASA reported that the LPA in Mindanao developed into Tropical Depression Crising. On Thursday (May 13, 2021), the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration released the latest weather update in the country. The low pressure area spotted east of Davao City has intensified […] The post PAGASA: LPA Intensifies Into Tropical Depression Crising, Signal No. 1 Raised in 4 Areas appeared first on Philippine News.
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Ogie Diaz recalls a conversation w/ Liza Soberano about turning down Darna
Ogie Diaz shared what he and Liza Soberano talked about the Darna project Comedian-talent manager Ogie Diaz recalled the conversation he had with his talent Liza Soberano about the Darna project which led to the decision of the latter to turn it down. The Pinoy superhero movie is one of the most anticipated projects to […] The post Ogie Diaz recalls a conversation w/ Liza Soberano about turning down Darna appeared first on Philippine News.
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John Lloyd Cruz Joins Maja Salvador’s Crown Artist Management?
Will A-list actor John Lloyd Cruz come back through Maja Salvador’s management company? JOHN LLOYD CRUZ – Crown Artist Management owner Maja Salvador posts comeback of someone, is this John Lloyd Cruz? One of the most-awaited actors to comeback is the ABS-CBN A-lister John Lloyd Cruz who dodged the limelight for a simple life in […] The post John Lloyd Cruz Joins Maja Salvador’s Crown Artist Management? appeared first on Philippine News.
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On Eid’l Fitr, Robredo urges Muslims to cherish, keep spiritual bonds tight amid pandemic
    MANILA, Philippines --- Vice President Leni Robredo on Thursday urged Filipino Muslims to "cherish" bonds strengthened by actions of "solidarity, kindness [and] justice" as they celebrate the end of the holy month of Ramadan amid restrictions triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic. "As you each end your fasts, cherish these bonds and remember that as we maintain our physical distance, the spiritual ties that bind us tighten with every act of communal responsibility," said Robredo, who wished the Muslim community a "joyous" Eid'l Fitr. Robredo said this day serves not only "a feast that marks the end of a period of fasting" but also a ...Keep on reading: On Eid’l Fitr, Robredo urges Muslims to cherish, keep spiritual bonds tight amid pandemic
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Tom Rodriguez, Carla Abella’s Wedding Date Revealed, Banns Goes Viral
Wedding Date of Tom Rodriguez & Carla Abellana TOM RODRIGUEZ – The wedding date of the Kapuso actor and his fiancée, Carla Abellana, was revealed as their wedding banns went viral. Among the celebrities who will be tying the knot this year are Kapuso stars Tom Rodriguez and Carla Abellana. It was in March when […] The post Tom Rodriguez, Carla Abella’s Wedding Date Revealed, Banns Goes Viral appeared first on Philippine News.
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Trillanes: Declaration of possible 2022 presidential bid not meant to pressure Robredo
      MANILA, Philippines --- Former senator Antonio Trillanes IV on Thursday said his declaration of intent to seek the presidency in the 2022 elections was not meant to pressure Vice President Leni Robredo to run for the highest post in the country. Trillanes said his decision to announce his intent to run for president was triggered by a "confluence of events," including Robredo's transfer of residence from Naga City to another town which, the former senator said, would qualify her to run for governor of Camarines Sur. "Definitely this move is not to pressure Vice President Leni Robredo in any way." "This is a requirement by the [1Sambaya...Keep on reading: Trillanes: Declaration of possible 2022 presidential bid not meant to pressure Robredo
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Tina Turner, Jay-Z, Go-Go’s selected for Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
        LOS ANGELES - Singer Tina Turner, rapper Jay-Z and 1980s female pop group The Go-Go's were among the newest performers selected for induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, the organization announced on Wednesday. Others in Cleveland-based Rock Hall's Class of 2021 include the band Foo Fighters, singer-songwriter Carole King and rocker Todd Rundgren. Turner will be inducted for her solo work. She previously had been honored for duo Ike and Tina Turner. Dave Grohl of Foo Fighters was inducted earlier as part of Nirvana. King also is a two-time honoree, this time as a performer. She was previously inducted as a songwriter with...Keep on reading: Tina Turner, Jay-Z, Go-Go’s selected for Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
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Ellen DeGeneres to end U.S. talk show after 19th season
      LOS ANGELES - Ellen DeGeneres will end her Emmy-winning daytime talk show next year after its upcoming 19th season, the comedian said in an interview published in The Hollywood Reporter on Wednesday. DeGeneres, 63, will discuss the decision on Thursday's show with guest Oprah Winfrey, the entertainment publication https://bit.ly/3y8hhwn said. "When you're a creative person, you constantly need to be challenged -- and as great as this show is, and as fun as it is, it's just not a challenge anymore," DeGeneres said in the interview. "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" debuted in 2003 and has won more than 60 Emmy awards. It is produced by AT&T Inc's Wa...Keep on reading: Ellen DeGeneres to end U.S. talk show after 19th season
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Signal No. 1 in 4 Mindanao areas as tropical depression Crising nears
https://youtu.be/8eIEgxivikw     MANILA, Philippines --- Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal (TCWS) No. 1 has been raised over four areas in Mindanao as a low pressure area east of Davao City developed into Tropical Depression Crising early Thursday. The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) raised TCWS No. 1 over the following provinces / areas: Surigao del Sur Davao Oriental Davao de Oro eastern portion of Agusan del Sur (Prosperidad, San Francisco, Rosario, Bunawan, Trento, Santa Josefa, Veruela)   Crising was last spotted 420 kilometers east of Davao City, packing maximum sustained winds o...Keep on reading: Signal No. 1 in 4 Mindanao areas as tropical depression Crising nears
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How can we stop the next pandemic? Here’s what WHO panel recommends
    GENEVA - A new global system should be set up to respond faster to disease outbreaks to help ensure no future virus causes a pandemic as devastating as COVID-19, an independent World Health Organization review panel said on Wednesday. The experts found crucial shortcomings in the global response in early 2020 - including a delay in declaring an emergency, a failure to impose travel restrictions and an entire "lost month" when countries neglected to respond to warnings - that let the virus quickly spread into a crippling pandemic. To address those problems, the WHO should be given the power to send investigators swiftly to chase down new disease outbreaks, an...Keep on reading: How can we stop the next pandemic? Here’s what WHO panel recommends
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Serena Williams suffers shock loss in 1,000th match
    ROME - Serena Williams, playing the 1,000th Tour-level match of her glittering career, suffered a shock 7-6(6) 7-5 defeat by Argentina's Nadia Podoroska in the the Italian Open second round on Wednesday. Playing her first competitive match in nearly three months, the 23-times Grand Slam champion twice came back from a break down but struggled on her first serve as Podoroska took the opening set in the tiebreak. Podoroska, who reached the French Open semi-finals last year, produced a string of heavy topspin forehands to take control of the match with an early break in the second set. Although Podoroska was broken to love on her first attempt to serve out t...Keep on reading: Serena Williams suffers shock loss in 1,000th match
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IOC confident of successful Tokyo Games despite public opposition
      The International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Wednesday said it supported Japanese measures to counter COVID-19 and was confident the Tokyo Olympics would be a "historic" event, despite wide public opposition. With less than three months to go before the Games begin on July 23, Japan is battling a surge in coronavirus infections. A majority of its population wants the Olympics cancelled or postponed for a second time, according to several polls, with about 70% of the 10,500 athletes -- about 7,800 -- already qualified for the Games. "We are now very much in an implementation phase with 78 days to go and fully concentrated on delivering the Games,...Keep on reading: IOC confident of successful Tokyo Games despite public opposition
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Wall Street ends with broad sell-off on spiking inflation fears
    NEW YORK - Wall Street closed lower on Wednesday with the S&P suffering its biggest one-day percentage drop since February, as inflation data fueled concerns over whether interest rate hikes from the Fed could happen sooner than anticipated. All three major U.S. stock indexes ended the session deep in the red following the Labor Department's April consumer prices report, which showed the biggest rise in nearly 12 years. The report was hotly anticipated by market participants who have grown increasingly worried over whether current price jumps will defy the U.S. Federal Reserve's reassurances by morphing into long-term inflation. But pent-up demand fro...Keep on reading: Wall Street ends with broad sell-off on spiking inflation fears
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White supremacist groups pose rising U.S. threat, attorney general says
    WASHINGTON - Domestic violent extremist groups, particularly white supremacists, pose a growing threat to the United States, Attorney General Merrick Garland told a Senate panel on Wednesday. "The threat of lethality is higher than it ever was ... I have not seen a more dangerous threat to democracy than the invasion of the U.S. Capitol" by rioters on Jan. 6, said Garland, who as a prosecutor led the investigation into the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing that killed 168 people. Garland noted the FBI recently said that the top domestic violent extremist threat facing the United States is from "racially or ethnically motivated violent extremists, specifically those...Keep on reading: White supremacist groups pose rising U.S. threat, attorney general says
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U.S. sends envoy as Israel-Gaza barrages spiral, Hamas commander killed
    GAZA/JERUSALEM - Israel killed a Hamas commander and vowed no let-up in its Gaza barrages on Wednesday as Palestinian militants rained rockets far across the border and Washington dispatched an envoy to try to calm their most intense hostilities in years. At least 65 people have been killed in Gaza since violence escalated on Monday, according to the enclave's health ministry. Six people have been killed in Israel, medical officials said. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the Gaza City brigade commander and 15 other members of the Islamist militant group were killed in air strikes. "This is just the beginning. We'll hit them like they've neve...Keep on reading: U.S. sends envoy as Israel-Gaza barrages spiral, Hamas commander killed
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Global concern grows as COVID-19 variant ravages rural India
    NEW DELHI - India's coronavirus death toll crossed 250,000 on Wednesday in the deadliest 24 hours since the pandemic began, as the disease rampaged through the countryside, leaving families to weep over the dead in rural hospitals or camp in wards to tend the sick. The second wave erupted in February, inundating hospitals and medical staff, as well as crematoriums and mortuaries. Experts still cannot say for sure when numbers will peak and concern is growing about the transmissibility of the variant that is driving infections in India and spreading worldwide. Indian state leaders clamoured for vaccines to stop the second wave and the devastation it has wr...Keep on reading: Global concern grows as COVID-19 variant ravages rural India
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Senior Citizen in Cagayan de Oro Dies After Receiving COVID-19 Vaccine
DOH Investigates Death of Senior Citizen After Getting COVID-19 Vaccine in Cagayan de Oro SENIOR CITIZEN – The authorities are now investigating the death of a 73-year-old man in Cagayan de Oro after receiving COVID-19 vaccine. One of the pursuits in the fight against the spread of COVID-19 is achieving the “herd immunity”. A huge […] The post Senior Citizen in Cagayan de Oro Dies After Receiving COVID-19 Vaccine appeared first on Philippine News.
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EARTHQUAKE: 5.6 Magnitude Quake Recorded in Davao Occidental
Davao Occidental Hit by Earthquake with 5.6 Magnitude EARTHQUAKE – The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) recorded a 5.6 magnitude quake in Davao Occidental, May 13, 2021. Most of the time, quakes hit with no prior signs. Recently, several places in and out of the Philippines were shaken by quakes of different magnitudes. […] The post EARTHQUAKE: 5.6 Magnitude Quake Recorded in Davao Occidental appeared first on Philippine News.
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More Chinese maritime militia ships return to West Philippine Sea
MANILA, Philippines --- A government task force watching over the country's western waters reported on Wednesday that Chinese maritime militia (CMM) vessels were back inside the West Philippine Sea and the country's 370-kilometer exclusive economic zone (EEZ), this time there were more of them. The National Task Force for the West Philippine Sea (NTF-WPS) also reported that the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) and the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) again drove away Chinese ships from the Escoda (Sabina) Shoal off Palawan province. National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon Jr., chair of the NTF-WPS, said a maritime patrol recorded on May 9 the presence of at least 2...Keep on reading: More Chinese maritime militia ships return to West Philippine Sea
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Good time to hunt for bargains in the PSE, says analyst
The local stock market is likely to remain in the doldrums this year, but for investors with a longer investment horizon, it's a good time to pick up bargains, local stock brokerage AB Capital Securities said. On Wednesday, the main-share Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) fell by 90.43 points, or 1.43 percent, to close at 6,236.40 as the market priced in the sharper-than-expected first quarter Philippine economic contraction and the latest rebalancing of closely tracked MSCI Indices. In a market briefing, AB Cap assistant vice president and deputy head of research Lexter Azurin expressed confidence that the local market will bounce back as soon as the domestic COVID-19 contagi...Keep on reading: Good time to hunt for bargains in the PSE, says analyst
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DA seeks P6.6B in additional fund for ASF response
The Department of Agriculture (DA) needs an additional funding of P6.6 billion this year to "fully accelerate" the recovery of the livestock industry from the slump caused by African swine fever (ASF) outbreak, the agriculture chief said. In a virtual briefing on Wednesday, Agriculture Secretary William Dar said the amount would allow the agency to procure more ASF testing kits and disinfection trucks, as well as fast-track the distribution of indemnification and insurance to aggrieved livestock raisers. The P6.6 billion will be in addition to the existing budget for the hog industry repopulation and recovery programs. "If we don't have enough resources, we can realign [some of ...Keep on reading: DA seeks P6.6B in additional fund for ASF response
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CAAP reforms pushed to help crippled aviation sector
Big business groups are urging Congress for sweeping reforms in the aviation sector, starting with the amendment of the Civil Aviation Authority Act of the Philippines (Caap) to stimulate growth and aid recovery in the postpandemic era. In a statement on Wednesday, the Joint Foreign Chambers of the Philippines and local business groups welcomed the passage of House Bill No. 8700 and urged the Senate to file a counterpart measure. The groups are hoping the new law would be approved by the end of 2021. The amendments would strengthen the role of Caap as a safety regulator, make domestic aviation more competitive and also pave the way for the separation of the agency's conflicting rol...Keep on reading: CAAP reforms pushed to help crippled aviation sector
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Peza-registered investment pledges jumped by 54% in Q1
The Philippine Economic Zone Authority (Peza) saw its registration of investment pledges increase by nearly 54 percent in the first quarter of the year to more than P25.3 billion, compared to year-ago level. In a statement on Wednesday, Peza said investment commitments in the first three months last year reached only about P16 billion, down 27 percent from the level in the same period in 2019, mainly due to the disruptions caused by the Taal Volcano eruption in January and the COVID-19 outbreak. The latest figures suggest that investor interest remained even after the passage of the CREATE law, or the Corporate Recovery and Tax Incentives for Enterprises Act, which Peza had initial...Keep on reading: Peza-registered investment pledges jumped by 54% in Q1
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Outlook bleak for LVPI bid to reclaim ‘debt’ paid to FIVB
The Larong Volleyball sa Pilipinas (LVPI) is scrambling to recoup money it shelled out when it gained provisional recognition from the sport's international federation, but it faces a tough climb and can expect little help from the newly-created Philippine National Volleyball Federation (PNVF). The International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) has responded to the LVPI letter demanding the return of the $80,000 (around P3.8 million) it shelled out when it assumed the reins of the sport as the country's national federation. However, the response wasn't exactly one the LVPI was hoping for. LVPI president Joey Romasanta said the FIVB legal counsel replied to acknowledge their letter d...Keep on reading: Outlook bleak for LVPI bid to reclaim ‘debt’ paid to FIVB
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Cash incentive pushed for China baby boom
SHANGHAI---A Chinese professor has urged the government to offer parents 1 million yuan ($156,000) for each newborn child in a bid to shore up the country's declining birth rate, sparking a debate on social media about the soaring costs of raising children. China's population rose by its slowest rate in decades from 2010-2020, the country's latest census showed, raising fears that the country's dwindling workforce will be unable to support an increasingly elderly population. Liang Jianzhang, professor at Peking University's School of Economics and also founder of travel service provider Ctrip, said in a video posted on his Weibo social media channel that it would cost 10 percent of...Keep on reading: Cash incentive pushed for China baby boom
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Kauna-unahan sa Pilipinas? Kulay asul na lechon sa Zamboanga, ikinagulat ng mga netizens
Sa Zamboanga Sibugay, ikinagulat ng mga netizens ang natatanging lechon dahil kulay asul ito Ayon sa nagbebenta, magkapareho lang daw ito ng lasa sa karaniwang lechon Umani naman ito ng iba’t-ibang reaksyon pagkat mukhang kauna-unahang [Read More]
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KUWTT: 4 cities outside NCR new Covid hotspots | May 13,2021
Good day. Here are the stories for The Manila Times for Thursday, May 13, 2021. READ: 4 cities outside NCR new Covid hotspots FOUR cities outside Metro Manila that reported a surge in coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) cases have been tagged as “high risk areas” just as the capital is seeing a decline in infections, OCTA Research […]
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Seller ng itlog nakiusap sa social media para bilhin ang 1,000 trays na ‘di tinuloy ng buyer, concerned citizens tumugon
Biglang nag-back out ang buyer na bibili sana ng 1,000 trays ng itlog sa isang babaeng seller nito Namroblema ang tindera kung papaano niya mai-dispose ang mga itlog na kukunin niya pa rin sa supplier [Read More]
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Malaya plant sale is good news for PH energy outlook
AFTER numerous failed attempts to attract a qualified buyer, the Power Sector Assets and Liabilities Management Corp. (Psalm) has finally managed to sell one of the bigger unproductive government assets under its control, the 650-megawatt (MW) Malaya thermal plant located in Pililla, Rizal. Not only does the sale of the plant help to resolve some […]
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Study bares hard truth: Lockdown a total policy failure yet govts cling to it
First word IN a research paper published in April, Douglas W. Allen, an economics professor in Canada, has uncovered the hard truths about the coronavirus pandemic and the lockdown policy most countries have adopted against it. He reached his conclusions after examining over 80 papers on the effects of lockdowns implemented worldwide by governments in […]
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PH showing signs of recovery despite negative growth – economic managers
MANILA, Philippines --- The performance of the economy in the first quarter of this year is reason enough to be optimistic that it will recover from its current contraction amid the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the heads of the administration's finance cluster. The managers noted that the negative 4.2% gross domestic product growth for the first quarter of this year was an improvement over the negative 8.3% recorded in the fourth quarter of 2020 --- a sign that the economy was "on the mend." The economic managers who issued the statement were Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Karl Kendrick Chua, Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III, and Budget Secretary Wendel Avisado. "This...Keep on reading: PH showing signs of recovery despite negative growth – economic managers
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Racist Filipinos do not represent us
IT was indeed shocking, to say the least. The comments were pure and unadulterated racism emanating from Filipinos who were reacting to Miss Universe Canada Nova Stevens’ blackness. The remarks are simply too painful and embarrassing to even repeat in this space for they are clear evidence of sheer bigotry and malicious ignorance. What makes […]
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Architecture, planning and urban design: Airport-driven city/aerotropolis
THE usual consideration for real estate is location, location, location. Today, more importantly, is accessibility, accessibility, accessibility, and mobility, mobility, mobility! For me, there are seven kinds of infrastructure. The first is progressive infrastructure that includes international airports and seaports. Living in an archipelagic country, we strongly rely on our airports to connect us to […]
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The right and wrong ways to defend our territory
First of 2 parts FIRST, the wrong way: joining hands with the United States in confronting China through maritime patrols, anti-Beijing advocacy and most dangerously, the rotation of massive US forces in our country with access to Philippine military bases under the 2014 Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement, or EDCA. President Rodrigo Duterte has wisely stopped […]
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Reinstitute absolute divorce now
First of 2 parts THE Philippines is the only country in the world today which outlaws absolute divorce, aside from the almost celibate Vatican city state. It is hard to believe that all the other countries collectively erred in instituting absolute divorce in varying degrees of liberality and limitations. An en masse blunder is beyond […]
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My kind of leader
A FULL year before the national elections, I gently reflect on my own assessment on what qualities I want the next set of leaders of our country to have. My baseline method of measurement is always “the five things rule.” My five things are neither the usual “three things easy to remember” or the “ten […]
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Fitch lowers 2021 GDP forecast to 5.3 percent
Fitch Solutions on Wednesday downgraded its 2021 Philippine economic growth projection to 5.3 percent from 5.8 percent as the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic continues to hamper businesses. “The Philippines economy will struggle to recover amid its continued struggles containing the Covid-19 pandemic and normalizing economic activity. In particular, domestic activity will rebound slower as […]
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BSP policy rates kept at record lows
The key interest rates of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) were maintained at their record lows on Thursday as monetary authorities project the average inflation returning within target this year. Overnight borrowing, lending and deposit rates were retained at 2.00 percent, 1.50 percent and 2.50 percent, respectively, following the central bank’s policymaking Monetary Board’s […]
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Four decades of diplomatic relations between Qatar and the Philippines
SINCE 1981, the relations between the State of Qatar and the Republic of the Philippines have been characterized by a convergence of views on many international issues, where relations, continue ahead by the common will and mutual concern, proceed in the right direction and develop day by day toward the highest levels of cooperation and […]
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80% of 2021 budget released – DBM
Over 80 percent of the 2021 national budget was already released to government agencies, according to the Department of Budget and Management (DBM). DBM data on Wednesday showed that the allotment release of P3.61 trillion in January to April was 80.2 percent of the P4.50-trillion programmed budget of the government. The latest amount was lower […]
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Momshies Jolina, Karla and Melai’s secret to their long-lasting friendship
  For Melai Cantiveros, who co-hosts the morning magazine show "Magandang Buhay" with Jolina Magdangal and Karla Estrada, the secret to their lasting friendship is that they actually don't keep secrets from each other. "When we're in front of the camera, we're extra expressive and makulit, but offscreen, we're serious and talk about life all the time. We've gone through a lot since our friendship was formed over five years ago. We've promised each other that we'll try to keep the relationship 'for richer or for poorer, through thick or thin,'" Melai told reporters during the media launch organized for their first-ever movie, Easy Ferrer's "Momshies, ang Soul Mo'y Akin." ...Keep on reading: Momshies Jolina, Karla and Melai’s secret to their long-lasting friendship
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PSEi down amid MSCI rebalancing, Covid woes
Local shares returned to negative territory ahead of the holiday as sentiment was impacted by the MSCI rebalancing and the local detection of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) variant from India. The Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) lost 1.43 percent or 90.43 points to 6,236.40, while the wider All Shares declined by 1.28 percent or […]
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PH hog sector seen to fully recover in 2023
The Philippine hog industry is expected to recover by 2023 its original hog population prior to the African swine fever (ASF) crisis, the Department of Agriculture (DA) said on Wednesday. In a press briefing, Agriculture Secretary William Dar said the forecast will likely be achieved with the recent proclamation of a national emergency due to […]
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