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THE country’s unemployment rate further eased in October from record levels in April, as the economy continued to gradually reopen, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) reported on Thursday.
THE RESOURCE RECOVERY arm of Republic Cement Services, Inc., ecoloop, plans to co-process a minimum of 10 million plastic sachets or bags per day by next year as part of its efforts to alleviate the country’s waste problem, officials said on Thursday.
I THOUGHT Violator — Dodo Dayao’s debut feature — one of the most intriguing of recent horrors, Kurosawa Kiyoshi’s punk bastard remake of Rio Bravo with elements of the apocalypse substituting for Hawks’ handy sticks of dynamite. With Midnight in a Perfect World he steps up his game: this time he’s proposing an entire utopian society Aldous Huxley style, with a trace of fascism at the edges of this seductive demented vision.
A woman had been trying for years to persuade her egotistical husband to put an end to the idea that he alone was number one. The man was obsessed with being number one.
LEGISLATORS said Thursday that more stimulus is needed to help the economy recover from the pandemic, adding that only the government is capable of providing this boost with the private sector still reluctant to invest.
THE GOVERNMENT has charged nine Boracay establishments with illegally occupying protected forest land on the island, the Environment department said.
MAYORS in the capital region have decided to maintain the stay-at-home policy for minors, or those up to 17 years old.
TELECOMMUNICATION companies are scheduled to present the service improvements they have undertaken during the televised Palace briefing on Tuesday, Presidential Spokesperson Harry L. Roque announced.
If there is anything useful about COVID-19, perhaps it is its devastating impact on the nation especially on the poor. Not for anything else, but many see it, and soon enough, many will feel and learn from it.
So declared the US Supreme Court.
LONDON — Britain’s Prince Harry has suggested that the coronavirus pandemic is a rebuke from nature as he called for more action to tackle climate change.
ONE Championship gets its December offering going on Friday with “ONE: Big Bang”, which will feature two Filipino fighters in Rene “D’Challenger” Catalan and Jomary “The Zamboanginian Fighter” Torres in the card.
NOVEMBER was a busy stretch for world basketball governing body International Basketball Federation (FIBA) as it hosted a number of Continental Cup qualifiers; an effort it took pride in as these were successfully staged despite a myriad of challenges.
FIFTH GRADE STUDENTS in the Philippines are falling behind their counterparts in some Southeast Asian countries in reading, writing and mathematics, with a significant percentage of students still performing at levels expected in early years of primary education, a regional study showed.
THE Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) has approved the joint venture (JV) between Ayala-led AC Energy Philippines, Inc. (ACEPH) and the Philippine energy unit of Japan-based Marubeni Corp. that is looking to build a diesel-fired plant in Rizal.
NETFLIX, Inc. is planning to double its spending on original content in Asia next year to help stay ahead in a crowded streaming market, where billionaires including China’s Pony Ma and Hong Kong’s Richard Li are seeking to expand their presence.
FILIPINOS of a certain age remember that as picky children they often received a dismissive sniff from older relatives: “Hindi ka mabubuhay sa guerra (You can’t survive a war).” It’s easy to think of this pandemic as a war, and it is also a period of struggle and hardship. Perhaps we can learn a little from our ancestors on how to survive national trauma.
QUALCOMM, INC. on Tuesday announced a new flagship smartphone chip that will feature enhanced gaming and photo abilities and will be manufactured by Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.’s chipmaking division.
WITH Christmas gatherings having to be reduced in size in compliance with social distancing and other health protocols, the usual Christmas fare may be too complicated to make. But since this year has been extraordinary in so many ways, why not try something different?
THE GOVERNMENT made a full award of the reissued three-year Treasury bonds (T-bonds) it offered on Wednesday as its yield declined following the surprise rate cut of the central bank and amid continued uncertainty in the economic environment.
CHINA unveiled draft guidelines on Tuesday seeking to limit the scope of mobile apps’ collection of personal data in the latest attempt to curb the sprawling technology sector.
LONDON — Facebook-backed cryptocurrency Libra has been rebranded “Diem” in a renewed effort to gain regulatory approval by stressing the project’s independence.
THE HOUSE of Representatives labor committee chair on Wednesday assured that the latest version of the proposed Security of Tenure Act prohibits all forms of labor contractualization “while being fair to both parties.”
THE property market could emerge as a risk to the banking sector if prices stall, while an increase in bad loans overall in 2021 is not likely to significantly threaten bank profits because of aggressive provisioning by many banks early on, Fitch Ratings said.
MINING INVESTMENT has been hindered by inappropriate policy, including the freeze on new mineral production sharing agreements and the current ban on open-pit mining, preventing the industry from contributing to the economy, the head of the mining industry association said.
AUSTRALIA’S recession is technically over, but far from buried. Deep scars in economics and politics won’t be easily overcome, no matter how many campfire stories leaders tell about the three-decade expansion that ended with the pandemic. They’ll have to struggle mightily to achieve half as good a result over the next 30 years.
PARIS — The outlook for the global economy is improving despite a second wave of coronavirus outbreaks in many countries as vaccines emerge and a Chinese-led recovery takes hold, the OECD said on Tuesday.
DIFFERENCES between Japan’s most recent coronavirus surge and a wave subdued in the summer are giving lawmakers pause, and forcing experts to adjust their strategies as the country enters winter with a population that’s been counted as the most vulnerable in the world.
AWARE that Filipino athletes deserve all the help they can get, Globe continues to stretch its support on that front, this time rallying behind Ifugao boxer Carl Jammes Martin.
LOCAL governments must first pass an ordinance containing guidelines before minors will be allowed to go to shopping malls, Interior and Local Government Secretary Eduardo Año said on Tuesday.
PHILIPPINE AIRLINES (PAL) on Tuesday said it is ready to offer nonstop flights after the government allowed the visa-free entry of returning Filipinos or “balikbayans” beginning Dec. 7.
SEMIRARA MINING and Power Corp. (SMPC) has voluntarily deferred mining operations in one of the four mining blocks in its Molave Mine in Antique.