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28 schools in Metro Manila for face-to-face classes

28 schools in Metro Manila for face-to-face classes

The Department of Education (DepEd) on Thursday announced that 28 schools in the National Capital Region will start pilot face-to-face classes on December 6. DepEd Director for Public Affairs Service June Arvin Gudoy, in a Viber message to reporters, sent [...]

December 2, 2021 Education

Guevarra: Quiboloy may face Philippine investigation

The Philippine government may investigate Kingdom of Jesus Christ (KJC) founder Pastor Apollo Quiboloy, based on the evidence US authorities have gathered, Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra said Wednesday. US prosecutors have filed sex-trafficking charges against Quiboloy for allegedly coercing girls [...]

December 2, 2021 News
Bidens, Harris, Emhoff celebrate Hanukkah at White House

Bidens, Harris, Emhoff celebrate Hanukkah at White House

President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris and their spouses held a “family” celebration of Hanukkah at the White House Wednesday, with the first Jewish spouse of a vice president, second gentleman Doug Emhoff, joining in lighting the menorah. Speaking [...]

December 2, 2021 News
Gov’t debt nears P12 T in Oct.

Gov’t debt nears P12 T in Oct.

The Philippine government’s outstanding debt nears the P12-trillion mark in October this year due to higher domestic borrowings, the Bureau of the Treasury reported on Wednesday, Dec. 1. As of October 2021, the national government’s total debt reached P11.971 trillion, [...]

December 2, 2021 Business
Philippine envoy to US feted for exemplary service

Philippine envoy to US feted for exemplary service

President Duterte has conferred on Philippine Ambassador to the United States Jose Manuel Romualdez the Order of Sikatuna, Rank of Datu, Gold Distinction, in recognition of his efforts in strengthening the long-standing comprehensive and thriving ties between the Philippines and [...]

December 2, 2021 Headlines
Google won’t accept election ads for 2022 national polls

Google won’t accept election ads for 2022 national polls

Search engine giant Google announced Wednesday it will not accept election-related advertisements in the Philippines ahead of the national elections next year. Google said the policy will apply to advertisements purchased through Google Ads, Display and Video 360, and shopping [...]

December 1, 2021 Technology
Philippines is 2nd fastest growing vehicle market in ASEAN

Philippines is 2nd fastest growing vehicle market in ASEAN

The Philippines maintained its position as the second fastest growing market for motor vehicle production and sales in Southeast Asia, registering double-digit hikes in the 10 months to October. Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Automotive Federation (AAF) data showed [...]

December 1, 2021 Business
Three students killed in US high school shooting

Three students killed in US high school shooting

A 15-year-old student allegedly opened fire at a high school in rural Michigan on Tuesday, killing three other students before being taken into custody, police said. Six others, including one teacher, were wounded in the attack, which took place shortly [...]

December 1, 2021 News
Lacson, Pacquiao will finish the 2022 electoral bout

Lacson, Pacquiao will finish the 2022 electoral bout

The Lacson-Sotto tandem will be in the 2022 national elections all the way. Partido Reporma standard-bearer Senator Panfilo M. Lscson and Senate President Vicente C. Sotto III said they have always been consistent in their position to just focus on [...]

December 1, 2021 Politics
DOF readies fiscal consolidation plan

DOF readies fiscal consolidation plan

The Department of Finance (DOF) is preparing a fiscal consolidation plan for the next administration to address revenue losses due to various tax reforms and pandemic measures. Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III yesterday warned the next administration may face fiscal [...]

December 1, 2021 Business