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Duterte decides if Cabinet members face ‘useless’ Senate probe

Duterte decides if Cabinet members face ‘useless’ Senate probe

President Rodrigo Duterte said he would not allow his Cabinet officials to appear in legislative inquiries if they would just be berated and their time wasted by lawmakers as he continued to criticize the Senate for looking into allegedly overpriced [...]

September 15, 2021 Headlines
Businesses urge Pag-IBIG to lift penalties on late remittances

Businesses urge Pag-IBIG to lift penalties on late remittances

Three of the country’s leading business groups have urged the Home Development Mutual Fund (Pag-IBIG) to offer penalty condonation on unsettled obligations in light of the ongoing pandemic. In a letter to Pag-IBIG chief executive officer Acmad Rizaldy Moti, the [...]

September 15, 2021 Business
Algerian journalist ordered held in custody

Algerian journalist ordered held in custody

An Algerian journalist from a local French-language newspaper has been remanded in custody, accused of belonging to a terrorist organisation and spreading false information, a lawyer and rights group said. A judge in Sidi M’hamed district of Algiers on Tuesday [...]

September 15, 2021 News
UN chief calls for unity to tackle most challenging period

UN calls for unity to tackle most challenging period

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday called for unity to tackle the most challenging period facing the world since the Second World War. “By any measure, this has been the most challenging period facing the world since the Second [...]

September 15, 2021 News
Embattled Apple unveils new iPhone

Embattled Apple unveils new iPhone

Apple CEO Tim Cook strode through a slickly produced video Tuesday to launch a new iPhone, with few hints of the exceptional string of troubles facing his company including policy reversals, a spyware attack and legal fights. Cook — from an [...]

September 15, 2021 Technology
Oldest living Filipino feted on 124th birthday

Oldest living Filipino feted on 124th birthday

A resident of Kabankalan City in Negros Occidental province, who is considered the oldest living person in the Philippines, marked her 124th birthday on Sept. 11. Francisca Susano was surprised with birthday cakes and gifts at her house in Barangay [...]

September 14, 2021 Headlines
2 dead in Pasig flyover crash

2 dead in Pasig flyover crash

Two persons died and two others were injured when a truck crashed into a car along the northbound lane of C-5 flyover in Barangay Ugong, Pasig at dawn yesterday. Ayezeh Esgrina, 36, and Mary Ann Galit, 26, were brought to [...]

September 14, 2021 News
Apple issues fix for flaw linked to Pegasus spyware

Apple issues fix for flaw linked to Pegasus spyware

Apple released a fix Monday for a weakness that can let the spyware at the heart of the Pegasus scandal infect devices without users even clicking on a malicious message or link. The Pegasus software from Israeli firm NSO Group [...]

September 14, 2021 Technology
Political tensions cloud PH recovery—Fitch Solutions

Political tensions cloud PH recovery—Fitch Solutions

The infighting within the the ruling party, Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban), may disrupt the government’s policymaking at the height of a pandemic-induced crisis, Fitch Solutions said. In a commentary published by Fitch Solutions on Monday, Sept. 13, the [...]

September 14, 2021 Business
IATF still discussing alert levels – Palace

IATF still discussing alert levels – Palace

Officials are still discussing the alert level to be enforced in Metro Manila, the pilot area for the government’s new quarantine strategy, Malacañang said yesterday. The government was supposed to impose localized lockdowns in the National Capital Region (NCR) beginning [...]

September 14, 2021 Headlines