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PH Navy nearing takeover of part of Hanjin shipyard

PH Navy nearing takeover of part of Hanjin shipyard

The Philippine Navy is getting closer to its takeover of a chunk of Hanjin’s shipyard in Subic Bay, which is a strategic asset. Outgoing Flag Officer in Command Vice Admiral Giovanni Carlo Bacordo said the Philippine Navy signed last May [...]

June 7, 2021 News
Philippines to open COVID-19 vaccinations

Philippines to open COVID-19 vaccinations

The Philippines will open up its vaccination drive this week to include around 35 million people working outside their homes, such as public transport staff, in a bid to help curb COVID-19 transmission and to open up the economy, officials said. The [...]

June 7, 2021 News
PH okra reaches S. Korea

PH okra reaches S. Korea

With travel restrictions still under close monitoring due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, one would actually wish to be an okra, otherwise known as “ladyfingers” as the Philippine Okra Producers and Exporters Association (POPEA), in partnership with the Department of [...]

June 7, 2021 News
Pope's 'pain' over bodies found at Canadian indigenous school

Pope’s ‘pain’ over bodies found at Canadian indigenous school

Pope Francis expressed his “pain” Sunday over the discovery of the remains of 215 children in a mass grave at a former indigenous boarding school in Canada run by the Church. But he did not go so far as to [...]

June 7, 2021 News
Lopez Holdings swings to loss after power, media units underperformed

Lopez Holdings swings to loss after power

Lopez Holdings Corp. sank into the red in 2020 after its media and power businesses posted lackluster earnings in the past pandemic year. In a disclosure to the stock exchange on Monday, Lopez Holdings reported a net loss of P2.625 [...]

June 7, 2021 Business
10 p.m. to 4 a.m. Metro Manila curfew stays

10 p.m. to 4 a.m. Metro Manila curfew stays

The 10 p..m. to 4 a.m. curfew in Metro Manila Metro amid the COVID-19 pandemic will remain, Metro Manila Council chairperson and Parañaque City Mayor Edwin Olivarez said Friday. Olivarez said that while the MMC is open to proposals to [...]

June 4, 2021 News
Jun Ji Hyun's agency

Jun Ji Hyun’s agency denies divorce rumors

Jun Ji Hyun’s agency has denied rumors that the actress and her husband, banker Choi Joon Hyuk, are preparing for divorce. According to Soompi on Thursday, Culture Depot issued an official statement addressing rumors broadcasted on the YouTube channel “Garo [...]

June 4, 2021 Entertainment
Dozens of Rohingya refugees land off Indonesian coast

Dozens of Rohingya refugees land off Indonesian coast

A boat filled with dozens of Rohingya, mostly women and children, landed on an island off the Indonesian coast early Friday, according to an AFP reporter and the UN refugee agency. It is the latest wave of arrivals by the [...]

June 4, 2021 News
‘Red alert’ threats in Luzon grid persisting until June 10

‘Red alert’ threats in Luzon grid persisting until June 10

Threats of probable rotating brownouts would persist until June 10, as ‘red alert’ conditions are still foreseen in the country’s major power grid, according to the Department of Energy. In a presentation before the House Committee on Energy, DOE Director [...]

June 4, 2021 Business
'Dante' fatality count climbs to six

‘Dante’ fatality count climbs to six

The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council said that fatality count due to the onslaught of Tropical Storm Dante climbed to six on Friday, with three persons reported as missing and two persons injured. The casualties are recorded in [...]

June 4, 2021 News

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