Senate expects quick bicameral budget approval

SENATORS expect a swift approval of the reconciled version of the 2022 budget bill, according to its finance committee chairman, ruling out a reenacted measure that could threaten the government’s coronavirus pandemic response.

DoH logs 603 more coronavirus cases, 156 more deaths

THE PHILIPPINES reported 603 coronavirus infections on Sunday, bringing the total to 2.83 million.

Gatchalian seeks to institutionalize OTOP program to boost MSME growth, local economies 

A SENATOR is seeking to institutionalize a promotional program for Philippine products that are mainly developed and made by small businesses using materials from their hometown.  

On Investment: Rejecting the Old Normal

Those of us of certain seniority can remember when we would walk into conference rooms in East Asia and be treated as sages with something to say.

Fast-tracking vaccine uptake through behavioral insights

The latest data from the Department of Health (DoH) shows that more than 37 million Filipinos are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. At the same time, 52 million Filipinos have received their first dose.

Abandoning nuclear power would be Europe’s biggest climate mistake

UNTIL 2011, Paul Bossens was an entrepreneur quietly running a small IT business in Leuven, not far from the Belgian capital of Brussels.

Indonesia Semeru volcanic eruption kills 13

JAKARTA — Ten people trapped after Indonesia’s Semeru volcano erupted have been evacuated to safety, the country’s disaster mitigation agency (BNPB) said on Sunday, as the death toll from the disaster climbed to at least 13 and with dozens injured.

Britain tightens testing for inbound travelers

LONDON — Britain will require all inbound travelers to take a pre-departure COVID-19 test and arrivals from Nigeria will have to quarantine in hotels to slow the spread of the Omicron variant, health minister Sajid Javid said on Saturday.

Biden and Putin set to talk about Ukraine in video call on Tuesday

WASHINGTON/MOSCOW — US President Joseph R. Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin will hold a video call on Tuesday, with the two leaders set to discuss the tense situation in Ukraine.

Spurs knock off Warriors, run winning streak to 4

DERRICK White scored 25 points, including a 3-pointer and three free throws in the game’s final 1:44, as the visiting San Antonio Spurs held off the Golden State Warriors (112-107) on Saturday in San Francisco to win their season-best fourth straight game.