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Strong demand pulls down T-bill rates

Strong demand pulls down T-bill rates

Treasury bill rates declined across-the-board on Monday amid strong demand for short-dated debt and expectations that monetary authorities will keep the policy rate at a record-low 2 percent. The Bureau of the Treasury sold all P15 billion of the IOUs [...]

September 21, 2021 Business
Palace won’t let ICC probers in the Philippines

Palace won’t let ICC probers in the Philippines

The government won’t allow International Criminal Court (ICC) investigators to come to the Philippines to look into the killings tied to President Duterte’s drug war because only local authorities can probe crimes that happened in the country, Malacañang said yesterday. [...]

September 21, 2021 News
France to host Libya conference on November 12

France to host Libya conference on November 12

French President Emmanuel Macron will host an international conference on Libya on November 12, a month ahead of elections that aim to put an end to a decade of civil war but that look increasingly uncertain. “In view of the [...]

September 21, 2021 News
Duterte OKs pilot face-to-face classes in 'low-risk' areas

Duterte OKs pilot face-to-face classes in ‘low-risk’ areas

President Duterte has approved the pilot implementation of face-to-face classes in areas that will be classified as low-risk for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), Malacañang announced. Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque made the statement after announcing early this month that a small [...]

September 21, 2021 Education
Australia's partnership with US, UK beneficial in long term

Australia’s partnership with US, UK beneficial in long term

Australia’s decision to enhance its military capacity through a deal with the United States and the United Kingdom would benefit the region in the long term, the Philippines’ top diplomat said Tuesday. Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. said the [...]

September 21, 2021 Headlines
Gordon retaliates, calls Duterte ‘cheap politician’

Gordon retaliates, calls Duterte ‘cheap politician’

“You’re a cheap politician, Mr. President, as cheap as they come.” These were the harshest words yet used by Sen. Richard Gordon against President Duterte for defending former presidential economic adviser Michael Yang and others involved in awarding government contracts [...]

September 18, 2021 Headlines
Cop who ‘jokingly’ pulled out gun kills friend

Cop who ‘jokingly’ pulled out gun kills friend

A cop who pulled out his firearm allegedly as a joke on Friday accidentally shot his friend in Barangay Gagalangin in Tondo, Manila. According to a report on “State of the Nation,” investigators said the shot was accidental. CCTV footage [...]

September 18, 2021 News
Algeria's ex-president Abdelaziz Bouteflika dies aged 84

Algeria’s ex-president Abdelaziz Bouteflika dies aged 84

Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who ruled Algeria for two decades before resigning in 2019 as huge protests engulfed the country, died on Friday aged 84, public television announced. The former strongman had left office in April 2019 under pressure from the military, [...]

September 18, 2021 News
Robredo open to another face-off with Marcos in 2022

Robredo open to another face-off with Marcos in 2022

Vice President Leni Robredo said she would gladly face former Senator Bongbong Marcos in the 2022 presidential elections if the unified opposition ticket would pick her as its candidate for the presidency. Robredo made the statement two weeks before the [...]

September 18, 2021 News
Philippines bans travelers from 4 high-risk countries

Philippines bans travelers from 4 high-risk countries

The Philippines will ban travelers from Grenada, Papua New Guinea, Serbia and Slovenia, countries which are classified as “high risk” for COVID-19, beginning tomorrow until Sept. 30, Malacañang said. Presidential spokesman Harry Roque yesterday said the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of [...]

September 18, 2021 Headlines