Philippines Report
Gov’t fine-tunes alert level system

Gov’t fine-tunes alert level system

The government’s pandemic task force has fine-tuned the metrics for its alert level system to avoid a sudden escalation to higher alert levels in case of a surge in cases due to the Omicron variant of the coronavirus. In its [...]

December 4, 2021 Headlines
Marcos failed to comply with tax judgment

Marcos failed to comply with tax judgment

The only son and namesake of the late dictator Ferdinand E. Marcos had not paid a fine that an appellate court had slapped on him in 1995 for failing to pay his taxes, a lawyer for a group seeking to [...]

December 4, 2021 Business
Francis set for first papal visit to Greece in two decades

Francis set for first papal visit to Greece in two decades

Pope Francis on Saturday flies into Greece for the first visit by a pontiff in two decades, with Athens under high security amid anti-papal sentiment among Orthodox hardliners. The pope’s two-day trip will see him return on Sunday to the [...]

December 4, 2021 News
PH medical device industry seen growing 8.8% annually

PH medical device industry seen growing 8.8% annually

The local medical device industry is projected to grow 8.8 percent annually to reach $884.3 million in two years, according to Trade and Industry Secretary Ramon M. Lopez. Lopez said this during the Philippine Economic Briefing focused on Philippine-Japan Economic [...]

December 4, 2021 Business
DTI urged to review SRP of basic goods

DTI urged to review SRP of basic goods

The country’s largest food industry association is calling on the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) to revisit the suggested retail prices (SRPs) of basic necessities to help firms recover losses amid the pandemic and meet consumer demand. The Philippine [...]

December 4, 2021 Business
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More than third of world has never used internet

Some 2.9 billion people — 37 percent of the world’s population — have still never used the internet, the United Nations said Tuesday, despite the Covid-19 pandemic driving people online. The UN’s International Telecommunication Union estimated that 96 percent of [...]

December 3, 2021 Technology
Pingris decides not to play in MPBL

Pingris decides not to play in MPBL

Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) legend Marc Pingris will no longer push through with his plans to come out of retirement at this time. The nine-time PBA champion and three-time Defensive Player of the Year was supposed to join the Nueva [...]

December 3, 2021 Sports
Biden opens winter battle against Covid-19

Biden opens winter battle against Covid-19

US President Joe Biden announced Thursday a winter campaign against Covid-19, with new testing requirements for travelers and a surge in vaccination efforts. Biden has brought steady leadership after the chaotic Donald Trump years, but the mutating coronavirus continues to [...]

December 3, 2021 News, Politics
First Gen subsidiary obtains P2.8-B loan

First Gen subsidiary obtains P2.8-B loan

Prime Meridian Powergen Corporation (PMPC), a subsidiary of Lopez-led First Gen Corporation, has secured P2.8 billion worth of loans from two local banks. As disclosed to the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE), the lender-banks have been the Bank of the Philippine [...]

December 3, 2021 Business
Government warns public vs giving funds to CPP-NPA

Government warns public vs giving funds to CPP-NPA

The Anti-Terrorism Council (ATC) yesterday warned the public, including politicians, against providing money and material support to the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP)/New People’s Army (NPA)/National Democratic Front (NDF). The ATC has declared the three groups as terrorist organizations [...]

December 3, 2021 Headlines