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  • DTI wants supply of P70 sugar to last till post-Christmas

    DTI wants supply of P70 sugar to last till post-Christmas

    The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) on Friday urged the country’s three biggest supermarkets to “stretch” their sugar supply until after Christmas so consumers can avail of the P70 a kilo of sugar. Trade Undersecretary Ruth Castelo said Robinsons Supermarket, SM Supermarket and Puregold Supermarket, have earlier agreed to slash their selling price of…

  • BBM: PH has ‘no territorial conflict with China’

    BBM: PH has ‘no territorial conflict with China’

    President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. on Friday said the country has no territorial conflict with China, saying that it is Beijing that is “claiming territory that belongs to the Philippines.” “I think it’s no surprise to anyone that the Philippines has some of these conflicts with the People’s Republic of China. And the position that…

  • Philippine peso plunges to P58.49 against US dollar

    Philippine peso plunges to P58.49 against US dollar

    Economists are now becoming alarmed after the Philippine peso plunged to a new all-time low against the United States (US) dollar for the third consecutive day, closing in at P58.49 on Thursday (September 22). Peso lost 49 centavos in value to the US dollar from Wednesday’s P58.1 against $1. The local currency fell after the US Federal…

  • Taiwan to resume visa-free entry to Filipinos

    Taiwan to resume visa-free entry to Filipinos

    Filipinos will be able to enter Taiwan by the end of month without the need to secure a visa after the East Asian country reinstated its visa-free policy to 11 countries. This came after Taiwan’s Bureau of Consular Affairs announced on Thursday the resumption of visa-free entry to select countries starting Sep. 29 as part…

  • NCR positivity rate jumps to 17.5%

    NCR positivity rate jumps to 17.5%

    The weekly positivity rate in the National Capital Region (NCR) reached 17.5 percent, matching the previous peak of the present wave that was reported on Aug. 5, the OCTA Research Group said yesterday. “It is likely that this current resurgence will see higher positivity rates over the next weeks. It looks like NCR will exceed…

  • Marcos meets Biden in first bilateral talks between PH, US in years

    Marcos meets Biden in first bilateral talks between PH, US in years

    President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. and his American counterpart Joe Biden held a bilateral meeting on Thursday, the first between the two nations in years. The meeting was made during the sidelines of the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly. According to the readout of the meeting released by the White House, President…

  • About 200 pilot whales perish on Tasmanian beach

    About 200 pilot whales perish on Tasmanian beach

    About 200 pilot whales have perished after stranding themselves on an exposed, surf-swept beach on the rugged western coast of Tasmania, Australian rescuers said on Thursday. Just 35 of the approximately 230 beached whales are still alive, according to state wildlife services, who described a tough battle ahead to rescue survivors. Aerial images from the…

  • Seda Central Bloc Cebu launches buffet offerings with new show kitchen

    Seda Central Bloc Cebu launches buffet offerings with new show kitchen

    On September 2022, Seda Central Bloc Cebu introduced a daily lunch buffet and weekend themed dinner buffet with its new show kitchen, which is bound to enhance the dining experience at Misto! The modern three-window show kitchen highlights the use of a Tuscany Charcoal Grill—the first of its kind in Cebu. Fresh meat and seafood…

  • $150-M domestic submarine cable reaches Siargao

    $150-M domestic submarine cable reaches Siargao

    The $150-million Philippine Domestic Submarine Cable Network (PDSCN), the country’s longest domestic submarine fiber cable project, has landed on the shores of Siargao to boost the island’s recovery after Typhoon Odette and the prolonged pandemic. The 2,500 kilometer PDSCN, a project of Globe Telecom Inc., Eastern Communications, and InfiniVAN, reached Siargao on Thursday, September 22,…

  • Over 300 jobless POGO workers set for deportation

    Over 300 jobless POGO workers set for deportation

    A first batch of more than 300 Chinese nationals left jobless due to the closure of around 175 Philippine offshore gaming operator (POGO) firms are set to be deported either before the end of September or next month, the Department of Justice (DOJ) said after meeting with Chinese embassy officials. Justice Secretary Jesus Crispin Remulla…

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