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Government to submit 2022 budget to Congress today

Economic managers led by the Department of Finance are expected to submit before the House of Representatives today the proposed P5.024-trillion national budget for 2022, which includes a P45-billion allotment for booster shots against COVID-19......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsAug 22nd, 2021Related News

Comelec tightens rules for party-list nominees

The Commission on Elections has adopted stricter rules on the nomination, withdrawal and substitution of party-list nominees in an apparent bid to prevent another controversy similar to that of Duterte Youth......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsAug 22nd, 2021Related News

Isang leaves, but monsoon rains continue in Visayas and Mindanao

Tropical Storm Isang (international name Omais) left the Philippine area of responsibility yesterday afternoon, but the Visayas and Mindanao would continue to experience rains and thunderstorms due to the southwest monsoon, the state weather bureau said......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsAug 22nd, 2021Related News

Dialogue set between PhilHealth, hospitals

The chairperson of the committee on health of the House of Representatives has initiated a dialogue between the state-run Philippine Health Insurance Corp. and private hospitals, following the government’s decision to suspend payment of claims......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsAug 22nd, 2021Related News

MECQ not for lack of ayuda – IATF

Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles denied yesterday that the lack of funds for cash aid or ayuda forced the government to downgrade the quarantine status in Metro Manila and two other areas despite sustained high COVID-19 infections......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsAug 22nd, 2021Related News

OCTA: ECQ worked, COVID-19 spread slows

OCTA Research has found that the implementation of enhanced community quarantine from Aug. 6 to 20 has slowed down COVID-19 infections in Metro Manila, even as the country logged 16,044 new cases yesterday the third highest on record......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsAug 22nd, 2021Related News

Duterte wants more health frontliners to get risk allowance

President Duterte wants more healthcare workers, who are on the frontlines in the fight against COVID-19, to receive special risk allowance (SRA), Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles said yesterday......»»

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299 Filipinos arrive from Ethiopia

A total of 299 distressed Filipinos arrived in the country from Ethiopia on a special flight chartered by their employer, the Department of Foreign Affairs said over the weekend......»»

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US-led SEACAT exercise ends

The United States-led 20th annual Southeast Asia Cooperation and Training exercise concluded on Friday following 10 days of in-person and at-sea engagements that enhanced collaboration among Indo-Pacific partners and focused on shared maritime security challenges of the region......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsAug 22nd, 2021Related News

Priests to specialize on faithful weighed down by pandemic

Priests in Manila will be taking lessons to specialize in fields that would enable them to offer better emotional support to those adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsAug 22nd, 2021Related News

How Ebe Dancel collaborates with Rico Blanco

While it’s interesting to note that singer-songwriter Ebe Dancel is currently working as A&R (Artist and Repertoire) manager for rising label Widescope Entertainment, it’s even more intriguing to delve into the fact that he’s also managed by a celebrated guy named Rico Blanco. The reality that the two of them are actual friends and working together in professional capacity should nurse a salivating premise......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: MoviesAug 22nd, 2021Related News

The inspiring tale of Nonoy Zuñiga

I wanted to start this piece with a quote from Zeno......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: MoviesAug 22nd, 2021Related News

Mikee’s shining Olympic achievement

I met Mikee Cojuangco in 1991 when she was only 17 years old. I was working as the ad and promo manager of Gift Gate. Virgie Ramos (VSR) owned Gift Gate back then, and she was looking for a fresh new endorser to launch the famous Swiss watch brand, Swatch......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: MoviesAug 22nd, 2021Related News

Toyota’s global output cut unlikely to impact on Philippines

The planned reduction in Toyota Motor Corp.’s global vehicle production is not expected to impact the carmaker’s operations in the Philippines......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: FinanceAug 22nd, 2021Related News

Market on watch for COVID-19 progress

Trading at the stock market this week will remain dependent on the country’s COVID-19 situation, as investors weigh the economic consequences of the strict lockdown in Metro Manila and other provinces......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: FinanceAug 22nd, 2021Related News

A whiff? More like a stench!

If Duterte still can’t smell the stench of corruption all around him, he needs to get a COVID test. Losing the sense of smell is one important symptom of infection......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: FinanceAug 22nd, 2021Related News

Crude oil turns bearish

Due to concerns of a slowing global growth and a stronger US dollar, crude oil registered its biggest weekly decline since November 2020.WTI crude price dropped 9.2 percent for the week, closing at $62.14 per barrel......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: FinanceAug 22nd, 2021Related News

High debt servicing to persist until 2024 — DOF

The country will continue to pay its debts beyond the ideal international threshold of 60 percent of domestic output until 2024, a top finance official said......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: FinanceAug 22nd, 2021Related News

PH Resorts losses widen to P175.6 million in H1

Dennis Uy’s listed hospitality and gaming company PH Resorts Group Holdings Inc. continue to report losses, battered by the negative impact of the global health pandemic......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: FinanceAug 22nd, 2021Related News

BSP to issue unified data framework

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas plans to issue before the end of the year a unified policy governing the handling and use of digital data gathered by banks from their clients......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: FinanceAug 22nd, 2021Related News