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KUWTT: Jabs go full blast | Apr 15, 2021

Good day. Here are the stories for The Manila Times for Thursday, April 15, 2021. READ: Jabs go full blast THE government’s vaccination program is seen to pick up as more vaccines are distributed especially in the Visayas and Mindanao, where the resupply
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KUWTT: Jabs go full blast | Apr 15, 2021

Good day. Here are the stories for The Manila Times for Thursday, April 15, 2021. READ: Jabs go full blast THE government’s vaccination program is seen to pick up as more vaccines are distributed especially in the Visayas and Mindanao, where the resupply of 500,000 doses of the CoronaVac vaccine will be deployed, the Department of Health […]

Jabs go full blast

Vaccination in Visayas, Mindanao gathers pace The government’s vaccination program is seen to pick up as more vaccines are distributed especially in the Visayas and Mindanao, where the resupply of 500,000 doses of the CoronaVac vaccine will be deployed, th
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Jabs go full blast

Vaccination in Visayas, Mindanao gathers pace The government’s vaccination program is seen to pick up as more vaccines are distributed especially in the Visayas and Mindanao, where the resupply of 500,000 doses of the CoronaVac vaccine will be deployed, the Department of Health (DoH) said. The vaccines that arrived last Sunday will be given to […]

PSEi gains 1% to rally back to 6,500

Last-minute buying enabled the local bourse to snap its losing streak and rebounded a few points above the 6,500 territory on Wednesday. The bellwether Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) climbed 1.01 percent or 65.42 points to its intraday high of 6,523.2
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PSEi gains 1% to rally back to 6,500

Last-minute buying enabled the local bourse to snap its losing streak and rebounded a few points above the 6,500 territory on Wednesday. The bellwether Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) climbed 1.01 percent or 65.42 points to its intraday high of 6,523.21, while the broader All Shares gained 0.78 percent or 30.81 points to close at […]

DBM releases P3.51T of budget for 2021

The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) has released P3.51 trillion of the 2021 budget in the first quarter, data showed on Wednesday. Data from the Budget department showed that allotment releases in January-March was already 78 percent of the P4.50-tr
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DBM releases P3.51T of budget for 2021

The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) has released P3.51 trillion of the 2021 budget in the first quarter, data showed on Wednesday. Data from the Budget department showed that allotment releases in January-March was already 78 percent of the P4.50-trillion programmed budget of the government. The latest figure was higher than the P3.21 trillion […]

Duterte’s anti-red tape adviser welcomed

THE Anti-Red Tape Authority (ARTA) on Wednesday welcomed the signing of the executive order creating the Office of the Presidential Adviser on Streamlining of Government Processes (OPASGP). “We thank the President for his steadfast support and commitmen
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Duterte’s anti-red tape adviser welcomed

THE Anti-Red Tape Authority (ARTA) on Wednesday welcomed the signing of the executive order creating the Office of the Presidential Adviser on Streamlining of Government Processes (OPASGP). “We thank the President for his steadfast support and commitment to end red tape and inefficiencies in the government,” it said in a statement on Wednesday. “The creation […]

12 missing off US Gulf Coast after ship capsizes

WASHINGTON, D.C.: A dozen people were missing at sea off the US state of Louisiana on Wednesday after a commercial ship capsized in the Gulf of Mexico, sparking a rescue operation that saved six others. The United States Coastguard and a fleet of volunteers w
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12 missing off US Gulf Coast after ship capsizes

WASHINGTON, D.C.: A dozen people were missing at sea off the US state of Louisiana on Wednesday after a commercial ship capsized in the Gulf of Mexico, sparking a rescue operation that saved six others. The United States Coastguard and a fleet of volunteers were deployed to search for the 18 crew on board after […]

Millions of women face restrictions on their body – UN report

UNITED NATIONS: Nearly half the women in 57 countries around the world face restrictions on what they can do with their bodies, such as have sex, use contraception or seek health care, the UN said in a report on Wednesday. The authors of the report by the Uni
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Millions of women face restrictions on their body – UN report

UNITED NATIONS: Nearly half the women in 57 countries around the world face restrictions on what they can do with their bodies, such as have sex, use contraception or seek health care, the UN said in a report on Wednesday. The authors of the report by the United Nations Population Fund addressed for the first […]

DBM releases P3.51T of 2021 budget

THE Department of Budget and Management (DBM) released P3.51 trillion of the 2021 budget in the first quarter, data showed on Wednesday. Data from the DBM showed that allotment releases in January-March was 78 percent of the P4.50-trillion program of the gove
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DBM releases P3.51T of 2021 budget

THE Department of Budget and Management (DBM) released P3.51 trillion of the 2021 budget in the first quarter, data showed on Wednesday. Data from the DBM showed that allotment releases in January-March was 78 percent of the P4.50-trillion program of the government. The latest figure was higher than the P3.21 trillion released in the first […]

Taal eruption looms as Phivolcs records more quakes, gas emissions

TAAL Volcano showed signs of a looming eruption on Wednesday as it registered its highest number of earthquakes at 383 over the past 24 hours and emitted more gas since it was placed under “elevated unrest” in March by the Philippine Institute of
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Taal eruption looms as Phivolcs records more quakes, gas emissions

TAAL Volcano showed signs of a looming eruption on Wednesday as it registered its highest number of earthquakes at 383 over the past 24 hours and emitted more gas since it was placed under “elevated unrest” in March by the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs). The Taal Volcano Network (TVN) said the 383 […]

Duterte signs law placing cooperatives development officers in LGUs

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte has signed a law making the position of a cooperatives development officer (CDO) mandatory in all municipalities, cities and provinces. Under Republic Act 11535, the CDO shall take charge of the office for the development of cooperat
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Duterte signs law placing cooperatives development officers in LGUs

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte has signed a law making the position of a cooperatives development officer (CDO) mandatory in all municipalities, cities and provinces. Under Republic Act 11535, the CDO shall take charge of the office for the development of cooperatives registered with the Cooperative Development Authority. The CDO is tasked primarily to take the lead […]

Duterte creates office for adviser vs red tape

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte has ordered the creation of the Office of the Presidential Adviser on Streamlining Government Service to Processes (OPASGP) in a bid to boost the whole-of-government approach in reengineering and simplifying government transactions.
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Duterte creates office for adviser vs red tape

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte has ordered the creation of the Office of the Presidential Adviser on Streamlining Government Service to Processes (OPASGP) in a bid to boost the whole-of-government approach in reengineering and simplifying government transactions. Duterte signed Executive Order (EO) 129 on Tuesday creating the OPASGP, which will be headed by former Cabinet Secretary Leoncio […]

Palace: Duterte may veto measure changing tariffs on imported pork

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte may veto any measure that seeks to change the tariffs imposed on imported pork meat. His spokesman Harry Roque Jr. Said this amid calls by some senators to revoke Duterte’s order which reduced tariffs on pork imports. Despite oppos
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Palace: Duterte may veto measure changing tariffs on imported pork

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte may veto any measure that seeks to change the tariffs imposed on imported pork meat. His spokesman Harry Roque Jr. Said this amid calls by some senators to revoke Duterte’s order which reduced tariffs on pork imports. Despite opposition from local hog raisers, Duterte signed last week Executive Order 128 which reduces […]

MJAS Zenith-Talisay City routs KCS Computer Specialist-Mandaue

CEBU: The MJAS Zenith Talisay City Aquastars and the ARQ Builders-Lapu-Lapu City Heroes carved out emphatic wins to claim a share of the lead in the team standings of the 2021 Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas Vismin Super Cup Visayas leg at the Alcantara Civic Cent
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MJAS Zenith-Talisay City routs KCS Computer Specialist-Mandaue

CEBU: The MJAS Zenith Talisay City Aquastars and the ARQ Builders-Lapu-Lapu City Heroes carved out emphatic wins to claim a share of the lead in the team standings of the 2021 Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas Vismin Super Cup Visayas leg at the Alcantara Civic Center in Alcantara town on Tuesday, April 13, 2021. Talisay City sent out a loud and clear message […]

KUWTT: Government braces for new surge | Apr 14, 2021

Good Day! Here are the top stories of The Manila Times for Wednesday, April 14, 2021. READ: Government braces for new surge On Tuesday, vaccine czar Carlito Galvez Jr. warned that another virus surge might occur in June or July as the Philippines continues t
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KUWTT: Government braces for new surge | Apr 14, 2021

Good Day! Here are the top stories of The Manila Times for Wednesday, April 14, 2021. READ: Government braces for new surge On Tuesday, vaccine czar Carlito Galvez Jr. warned that another virus surge might occur in June or July as the Philippines continues to log a high number of new infections daily. READ: Experts […]

DSWD admits slow aid distribution

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) admitted that the distribution of the emergency aid to poor families in the National Capital Region has been slow. DSWD Secretary Ronaldo Bautista said only 8 percent or about P1.75 billion of the fund a
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DSWD admits slow aid distribution

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) admitted that the distribution of the emergency aid to poor families in the National Capital Region has been slow. DSWD Secretary Ronaldo Bautista said only 8 percent or about P1.75 billion of the fund allotted for the aid package has been disbursed. The government rolled out the […]

Govt braces for new surge

Vaccine czar Carlito Galvez Jr. on Tuesday warned that another virus surge might occur in June or July as the Philippines continues to log a high number of new infections daily. “We have to expect na this coming June and July, baka magkaroon na naman tayo n
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Govt braces for new surge

Vaccine czar Carlito Galvez Jr. on Tuesday warned that another virus surge might occur in June or July as the Philippines continues to log a high number of new infections daily. “We have to expect na this coming June and July, baka magkaroon na naman tayo ng peaking or surge (we might have another peaking […]

Pag-IBIG home loan releases up 33%

HOME loans released by the Home Development Mutual Fund or Pag-IBIG Fund reached P20.94 billion in the first three months of 2021. In a statement on Tuesday, Pag-IBIG Fund said the amount was a 33-percent or P5.17-billion increase from the P15.77 billion rele
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Pag-IBIG home loan releases up 33%

HOME loans released by the Home Development Mutual Fund or Pag-IBIG Fund reached P20.94 billion in the first three months of 2021. In a statement on Tuesday, Pag-IBIG Fund said the amount was a 33-percent or P5.17-billion increase from the P15.77 billion released in the same period a year ago. The P20.94-billion home loans disbursed […]

‘Pandemic negatively impacted income’

MAJORITY of Filipinos saw t h e i r household income negatively impacted by the coronavirus d i s e a s e 2 0 1 9 (Covid-19) pandemic, a research conducted by TransUnion showed. In a statement on Tuesday, TransUnion said the results of its Consumer Pulse stud
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‘Pandemic negatively impacted income’

MAJORITY of Filipinos saw t h e i r household income negatively impacted by the coronavirus d i s e a s e 2 0 1 9 (Covid-19) pandemic, a research conducted by TransUnion showed. In a statement on Tuesday, TransUnion said the results of its Consumer Pulse study conducted from March 5 to 22, […]

Ramadan: Duterte calls for peace, hope, unity

In observance of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, President Rodrigo Duterte has called for peace, hope and unity as the country continues to battle the Covid-19 pandemic. In his message, the President said he joins the Muslim brothers and sisters as they emb
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Ramadan: Duterte calls for peace, hope, unity

In observance of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, President Rodrigo Duterte has called for peace, hope and unity as the country continues to battle the Covid-19 pandemic. In his message, the President said he joins the Muslim brothers and sisters as they embark on a spiritual journey of reflection and contemplation. “The entire nation […]

WHO urges halt to sale of live wild mammals in food markets

GENEVA: The World Health Organization called on Tuesday for a halt to the sale of live wild mammals in food markets to prevent the emergence of new diseases such as Covid-19. The WHO said because traditional markets play a central role in providing food and l
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WHO urges halt to sale of live wild mammals in food markets

GENEVA: The World Health Organization called on Tuesday for a halt to the sale of live wild mammals in food markets to prevent the emergence of new diseases such as Covid-19. The WHO said because traditional markets play a central role in providing food and livelihoods for large populations, banning the sale of live wild […]

US recommends ‘pause’ for J&J vaccine over clot reports

WASHINGTON, D.C.: The United States is recommending a “pause” in administration of the single-dose Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine to investigate reports of potentially dangerous blood clots. In a joint statement Tuesday, the Centers for Disease Co
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US recommends ‘pause’ for J&J vaccine over clot reports

WASHINGTON, D.C.: The United States is recommending a “pause” in administration of the single-dose Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine to investigate reports of potentially dangerous blood clots. In a joint statement Tuesday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration said they were investigating unusual clots in six women that […]

Duterte certifies as urgent 3 economic bills

President Rodrigo Duterte has certified as urgent the proposed laws amending the Public Service Act, the Foreign Investments Act and the Retail Trade Liberalization Act to boost the country’s economic growth amid the coronavirus pandemic. Finance Secret
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Duterte certifies as urgent 3 economic bills

President Rodrigo Duterte has certified as urgent the proposed laws amending the Public Service Act, the Foreign Investments Act and the Retail Trade Liberalization Act to boost the country’s economic growth amid the coronavirus pandemic. Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez confirmed that the President signed the certification of urgency for Senate Bill (SBN) 2094 or “An […]

Voter registration suspended in NCR plus bubble, 3 other areas

VOTER registration remains suspended in the National Capital Region (NCR) plus 4 bubble; Santiago City in Isabela and the provinces of Abra and Quirino in Northern Luzon, which were all placed under the modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ) to quell t
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Voter registration suspended in NCR plus bubble, 3 other areas

VOTER registration remains suspended in the National Capital Region (NCR) plus 4 bubble; Santiago City in Isabela and the provinces of Abra and Quirino in Northern Luzon, which were all placed under the modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ) to quell the rapid spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19). In an advisory, Comelec spokesman James Jimenez […]

Duterte, Putin to hold talks via phone — Palace

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte will hold talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin via telephone, Malacañang confirmed on Tuesday. Palace spokesman Harry Roque Jr. made the confirmation after Duterte’s former aide and now Sen. Christopher Lawrence “
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Duterte, Putin to hold talks via phone — Palace

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte will hold talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin via telephone, Malacañang confirmed on Tuesday. Palace spokesman Harry Roque Jr. made the confirmation after Duterte’s former aide and now Sen. Christopher Lawrence “Bong ” Go first announced the scheduled phone conversation between the President and Putin. Roque, however, refused to divulge when the […]

Syndicate leader killed in gunfight with Manila police

AN alleged leader of an organized crime group was killed in a gunfight with police in Manila on Tuesday after resisting a warrant of arrest. Lt. Col. Rosalino Ibay of the Manila Police District-Special Mayor’s Reaction Team (MPD-SMaRT) identified the su
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Syndicate leader killed in gunfight with Manila police

AN alleged leader of an organized crime group was killed in a gunfight with police in Manila on Tuesday after resisting a warrant of arrest. Lt. Col. Rosalino Ibay of the Manila Police District-Special Mayor’s Reaction Team (MPD-SMaRT) identified the suspect as Rommel Tiatco of Inocencio St., Barangay 93 in Tondo District.  Tiatco was to […]

UK police hunt for thieves who stole world’s biggest rabbit

LONDON: British police are seeking thieves who bagged the world’s largest rabbit named Darius from his owner’s garden. West Mercia Police said they were appealing for information after the brown-and-white bunny disappeared on Saturday night from h
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UK police hunt for thieves who stole world’s biggest rabbit

LONDON: British police are seeking thieves who bagged the world’s largest rabbit named Darius from his owner’s garden. West Mercia Police said they were appealing for information after the brown-and-white bunny disappeared on Saturday night from his pen in Stoulton in central England. Darius, a Continental Giant rabbit, was recognized by Guinness World Records as […]

Pandemic hits ‘critical point’ as Europe deaths top 1M

GENEVA: Europe passed the grim milestone of one million coronavirus deaths on Monday, as the World Health Organization warned that infections are rising exponentially despite widespread efforts aimed at stopping them. The death toll across Europe’s 52 c
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Pandemic hits ‘critical point’ as Europe deaths top 1M

GENEVA: Europe passed the grim milestone of one million coronavirus deaths on Monday, as the World Health Organization warned that infections are rising exponentially despite widespread efforts aimed at stopping them. The death toll across Europe’s 52 countries, compiled by Agence France-Presse from official sources, totaled at least 1,000,288 by 1830 GMT. “We are in […]

Meralco: No disconnection until end of April

THE Manila Electric Co. (Meralco) is extending the no disconnection policy until the end of April even if Metro Manila and adjacent provinces are now under a less stringent lockdown. “Given the ongoing pandemic situation and the latest quarantine measures,
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Meralco: No disconnection until end of April

THE Manila Electric Co. (Meralco) is extending the no disconnection policy until the end of April even if Metro Manila and adjacent provinces are now under a less stringent lockdown. “Given the ongoing pandemic situation and the latest quarantine measures, and always conscious of the challenges our customers are facing amid these trying times, we […]

Banks’ soured loans up in February

BAD loans incurred by the Philippine banking system inched up to more than P431 billion as of February this year, according to the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP). Preliminary central bank data showed on Tuesday that lenders’ gross non performing loans (N
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Banks’ soured loans up in February

BAD loans incurred by the Philippine banking system inched up to more than P431 billion as of February this year, according to the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP). Preliminary central bank data showed on Tuesday that lenders’ gross non performing loans (NPL) ballooned to P431.26 billion at end-February, climbing by 79.76 percent from P239.27 billion […]

Estrada tests negative for Covid 

FORMER president Joseph Ejercito “Erap” Estrada tested negative for the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), his son confirmed on Tuesday. Ex-senator Jose “Jinggoy” Estrada, in a Facebook post, said this was the result of his father&#
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Estrada tests negative for Covid 

FORMER president Joseph Ejercito “Erap” Estrada tested negative for the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), his son confirmed on Tuesday. Ex-senator Jose “Jinggoy” Estrada, in a Facebook post, said this was the result of his father’s swab test as he continues to recover, with doctors allowing him to have a “soft diet.” “We are happy to announce […]

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