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PAL reopens prime regional routes to Iloilo

PAL reopens prime regional routes to Iloilo

Philippine Airlines (PAL) is reopening “prime” regional routes to Iloilo next month to cater to strong demand for trips during the Christmas holiday season. The flag carrier said on Monday (Nov. 29) that it will increase access to Iloilo via [...]

November 30, 2021 Business
May polls a reset button for Pinoys – Robredo

May polls a reset button for Pinoys – Robredo

The May 2022 elections are a chance for Filipinos to hit the reset button to start a new kind of politics where ordinary citizens can get elected to public office, Vice President Leni Robredosaid yesterday. Robredo hopes to see a [...]

November 30, 2021 Politics
Omicron raises new fears for pandemic-hit world economy

Omicron raises new fears for pandemic-hit world economy

Just as it was recovering from the body blow of the Covid-19 pandemic, the global economy has taken yet another hit from the Omicron variant of the virus, which has led to a raft of new travel restrictions. First reported [...]

November 30, 2021 Business
Gasoline prices on rollback by P1.10/liter, diesel P0.60/liter

Gasoline prices on rollback by P1.10/liter, diesel P0.60/liter

Gasoline products are being rolled back anew by P1.10 per liter while diesel prices will be trimmed by P0.60 per liter. Kerosene, which is the other commodity in the triumvirate of weekly price adjustments, will also have a price cut [...]

November 30, 2021 Business
Double pay awaits workers today

Double pay awaits workers today

Double pay awaits those who would opt to work today. In an advisory, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) reminded employers that Bonifacio Day is a regular holiday, thus workers who will report for work are entitled to extra [...]

November 30, 2021 Headlines
Facebook shifting to virtual reality version of internet

Facebook shifting to virtual reality version of internet

Facebook on Monday announced plans to hire 10,000 people in the European Union (EU) to build the “metaverse,” a virtual reality version of the internet that the tech giant sees as the future. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has been a [...]

November 27, 2021 Technology
More cycling is what we need in all our cities

More cycling is what we need in all our cities

We see more cars on the road every day. The assumption is that if roads are filled with cars, more roads are needed to accommodate the growing number of motor vehicles. This is unfortunately a flawed prescription, leading to greater [...]

November 27, 2021 Health
Tebboune faces another test as Algerians vote

Tebboune faces another test as Algerians vote

Algerians vote on Saturday in local elections seen as key in President Abdelmadjid Tebboune’s push to turn the page on the two-decade rule of late president Abdelaziz Bouteflika. But despite official campaigns urging Algerians to “make their mark”, the vote [...]

November 27, 2021 Politics
Real-life ‘Sister Stella L’ dies at 78

Real-life ‘Sister Stella L’ dies at 78

The nun who was the inspiration behind the 1984 movie “Sister Stella L.” died at the age of 78, her congregation said. In a Facebook post, the Religious of the Good Shepherd said that Sister Mary Rosario “Chayong” B. Battung [...]

November 27, 2021 Lifestyle, News
‘Preventing surge key to keeping economy open’

‘Preventing surge key to keeping economy open’

Preventing a surge in COVID cases is key to keeping the economy open, according to presidential adviser for entrepreneurship and Go Negosyo founder Joey Concepcion. “If we want to keep the economy open, we need to take action and vaccinate [...]

November 27, 2021 Headlines