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ICC probe revives hope among victims’ families

ICC probe revives hope among victims’ families

After five years of grieving, the families of thousands of victims killed in the brutal war on drugs on Thursday were seeing a glimmer of hope that justice would be served to their loved ones after the International Criminal Court [...]

September 17, 2021 Headlines
Manila Water appoints new CFO

Manila Water appoints new CFO

Manila Water Co. Inc. has appointed Gigi Iluminada Miguel as its new chief finance officer. In a disclosure to the Philippine Stock Exchange yesterday, Manila Water said Miguel would assume her position as CFO starting Oct. 1. Miguel will also [...]

September 17, 2021 News
Generation rates down by 0.07 centavos for Sept-Oct bill

Generation rates down by 0.07 centavos for Sept-Oct bill

The generation rates in the Visayan Electric franchise area will be 0.07 centavos lower for the September-October billing period. President and chief operating officer Raul Lucero said the slight drop in the generation rates for the current billing period was [...]

September 17, 2021 Business
PVL eyes February opener of 2022 season

PVL eyes February opener of 2022 season

Premier Volleyball League organizers are looking at February to start the first conference of their 2022 season. PVL Commissioner Tony Liao said team representatives in last week’s meeting unanimously decided to restart the tournament next year to allow players more [...]

September 17, 2021 Sports
Australia says more US troops to come, eyes missile work

Australia says more US troops to come, eyes missile work

Australia said Thursday that more US troops will rotate through the island nation and that the allies will cooperate on missile development, the latest joint steps amid shared concerns over a rising China. Australia announced a three-way alliance with the [...]

September 17, 2021 News, World
Duterte denies overpricing, ghost deliveries in Pharmally contracts

Duterte denies overpricing, ghost deliveries in Pharmally contracts

President Rodrigo Duterte has asserted that the procurement contracts for medical supplies involving Pharmally Pharmaceutical Corp. were aboveboard because “there was no overpricing” and that “everything was delivered” contrary to what senators suspect. “There was no overpricing as some senators [...]

September 16, 2021 News
Palace maintains ICC has no jurisdiction over Philippines

Palace maintains ICC has no jurisdiction over Philippines

Malacañang on Thursday maintained that the International Criminal Court (ICC) has no jurisdiction over the Philippines. Interviewed on Unang Balita regarding the ICC’s decision to authorize an investigation into the killings in the Philippines’ war on drugs, chief presidential legal counsel Salvador [...]

September 16, 2021 News
New Zealand posts strong second-quarter growth

New Zealand posts strong second-quarter growth

New Zealand’s economy surged 2.8 percent in the second quarter, official data showed Thursday, although analysts said the country’s latest Covid-19 lockdown had likely stalled momentum. The growth figure for the April-June period was more than double market forecasts, partly [...]

September 16, 2021 News
South Korea fires first submarine-launched ballistic missile

South Korea fires first submarine-launched ballistic missile

South Korea successfully test-fired a submarine-launched ballistic missile on Wednesday, becoming only the seventh country in the world with the advanced technology and raising the prospect of a regional arms race. The test, supervised by President Moon Jae-in, came hours [...]

September 16, 2021 News, World
Filipina booters upbeat on chances ahead of Asian Cup qualifiers

Filipina booters upbeat on chances ahead of Asian Cup qualifiers

The Philippine women’s national football team is approaching the AFC Women’s Asian Cup qualifiers in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, with guarded optimism. Though up for only their first taste of action since the 2019 SEA Games, returning head coach Marlon Maro and [...]

September 16, 2021 Sports