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 2022-07-05 06:30 

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Weeklong job hiring in Caloocan as new admin provides opportunities...

By Jun David The Public Employment Service Office conducted its weeklong local recruitment activity under the directive of Caloocan City Mayor Dale Gonzalo "Along" Malapitan to provide part of the 10,000 new job opportunities for city residents. T...

 2022-07-05 05:30 

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Gas consumption set to contract due to Russia: IEA...

Gas consumption will contract slightly this year due to high prices and Russian cuts to Europe, with only slow growth over coming years as consumers switch to alternatives, the IEA said Tuesday. The International Energy Agency chopped its forecast for glo...

 2022-07-05 05:28 

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Geek out at TOYCON 2022 powered by Smart Signature...

Smart Signature, the postpaid brand of mobile services provider Smart Communications, Inc., is powering the much-anticipated return of TOYCON at the SM Megatrade Halls from July 8 to 10, with exclusive perks for subscribers. Known as the biggest gathering...

 2022-07-05 05:25 

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Ayala Museum, Globe launch the Digital Gallery...

Ayala Museum, under the management of Ayala Foundation Inc. (AFI), and Globe Telecom Inc. held a signing ceremony on Tuesday, June 28, to mark a new milestone in their partnership with the launch of the Globe Digital Gallery. The Globe Digital Galleryenab...

 2022-07-05 05:17 

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Xiaomi, Leica forge strategic partnership in imaging technology...

BEIJING Today, Xiaomi officially unveiled the new Xiaomi 12S Series "co-engineered with Leica". This outstanding imaging product series is the first culmination of the Strategic Partnership in Imaging Technology between Xiaomi and Leica. The entir...

 2022-07-05 05:11 

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NTC ramps up fight vs fake job text scam...

THE National Telecommunications Commission strongly reiterated its call to its own regional directors and the country's leading telcos to ramp up their efforts in the fight against fake job text and similar scams. In a memo sent by the NTC, the commis...

 2022-07-05 05:00 

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Qatar's 'majlis' gamers target eSports big league...

World Cup host Qatar doesn't just have its sights set on football—it also hopes to harness its people's gaming skills as it launches into the burgeoning eSports sector. A digital army is at the ready in the gas-rich emirate, where many "...

 2022-07-05 04:30 

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US, China discuss 'severe' economic challenges, supply chains...

Top officials from the United States and China held a "candid" video call on Tuesday to discuss global economic challenges, especially regarding supply chains. The exchange between Chinese Vice Premier Liu He and US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen...

 2022-07-05 04:00 

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Sydney floods force thousands more to flee...

Rain-swollen rivers spilled mud-brown waters across swathes of Sydney on Tuesday, swamping homes and roads while forcing thousands to flee. Emergency services have now instructed about 50,000 people to evacuate or to prepare to escape the rising waters in...

 2022-07-05 03:30 

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'Guerrilla' sales, crowdsourcing: Japan's game console crunch...

It's still dark when the line starts forming outside an electronics store in Tokyo, as desperate gamers try to snag the latest PlayStation or Xbox despite chronic shortages in Japan. The consoles made by Sony and Microsoft have been hard to buy since ...

 2022-07-05 03:00 

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Mecca businesses see hajj boom ending pandemic slump...

"Business is back", exclaims Abdullah Mekhlafi at the shop where he sells prayer mats in Islam's holiest city, which is preparing for the biggest influx of hajj pilgrims since the coronavirus pandemic began. Two years of drastic restrictions o...

 2022-07-05 02:30 

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In Canada's Quebec, a new way to prosecute domestic and sexual assault...

Five years after the #MeToo movement sent shockwaves around the world with tales of unreported sexual harassment and assault, Canada's Quebec province is moving to ensure victims are heard in court. The largely French-speaking province is working to s...

 2022-07-05 02:08 

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Inflation climbs to 43-month high of 6.1%...

Inflation soared to a 43-month high of 6.1 percent in June, on higher food, transport and electricity costs, data from the Philippine Statistics Authority show. The PSA said in a report Tuesday the inflation rate moved up from 5.4 percent in May and 3.7 p...

 2022-07-05 02:00 

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Inside Indonesia's Islamic boarding school for deaf children...

At an Islamic boarding school in a sleepy neighbourhood on the outskirts of the Indonesian city Yogyakarta, the sound of Koranic recitation is nowhere to be heard. This is a religious school for deaf children, and here the students gesture rapidly with th...

 2022-07-05 01:30 

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Ronaldo's power play puts pressure on Ten Hag...

Cristiano Ronaldo's shock demand to leave Manchester United has thrown Erik ten Hag's plans into disarray as he scrambles to contain the fall-out from the Portugal star's power play. Just one year after returning to United in a blockbuster mov...

 2022-07-05 01:00 

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Biden tries to sound upbeat on July 4 despite another mass shooting...

US President Joe Biden sought to strike an optimistic note of unity in an Independence Day speech on Monday overshadowed by a mass shooting at a holiday parade in a Chicago suburb. Addressing a July 4 barbeque for military families at the White House, Bid...

 2022-07-05 00:30 

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Italy blames climate change for glacier collapse, 7 dead...

Italy's prime minister on Monday linked the collapse of the country's biggest Alpine glacier to climate change, as hopes faded of finding further survivors from a disaster that killed at least seven people. Eight people were injured and another 14...

 2022-07-05 00:00 

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Mali welcomes lifting of 'illegal, inhumane' sanctions...

Mali's junta said Monday it was "satisfied" by the lifting of "illegal and inhumane" sanctions imposed by West African states in January after two coups in the country. The military-dominated government said in a statement it "note...

 2022-07-04 23:30 

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Markets react badly to Argentina economy minister appointment...

Argentina's peso fell sharply against the US dollar on the informal market Monday after the appointment of a new economy minister who sought to calm investor jitters by vowing to pursue "fiscal balance." Silvina Batakis was named on Sunday aft...

 2022-07-04 23:00 

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Hot dog eating champ wins again in July 4 contest in New York...

A man with the playful name Joey Chestnut wolfed down 63 hot dogs in 10 minutes Monday to win the annual July 4 competitive eating contest featuring America's quintessential cookout food on Coney Island in New York. Chestnut has now won 15 times but o...

 2022-07-04 22:30 

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Chile president receives draft constitution...

Chile's constitutional convention on Monday handed its proposed new constitution to President Gabriel Boric ahead of a planned September referendum on adopting the text. The convention, made up of 154 members who are mostly political independents, spe...

 2022-07-04 22:00 

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MARCVENTURES HOLDINGS, INC.: Notice of the Annual Stockholders' Meeting...

The post MARCVENTURES HOLDINGS, INC.: Notice of the Annual Stockholders' Meeting appeared first on Manila Standard ....

 2022-07-04 17:40 

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BBM tackles food shortage...

Sets marching orders in first meeting with DA execs President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. issued a flurry of marching orders to officials of the Department of Agriculture, with focus on policies to address a looming food crisis which he said could hit the countr...

 2022-07-04 17:30 

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Xi to invite Marcos to visit China, Beijing's top diplomat set to arrive...

Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi will arrive in Manila today (Tuesday) for a two-day visit upon the invitation of Foreign Affairs Secretary Enrique Manalo. He is scheduled to make a courtesy call on President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. to pe...

 2022-07-04 17:20 

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Bautista nixes status quo in land transport...

Transportation Secretary Jaime Bautista said the status quo in land transportation is simply "unacceptable4; as he saw for himself the long queue of passengers hoping to catch a free ride at the EDSA Carousel Monday morning. "At 7 a.m. earlier,...

 2022-07-04 17:10 

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Palace: Evaluation of candidates for still-vacant posts in final stage...

President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. is moving closer toward completing his Cabinet as the selection process for the remaining vacant posts is now in the "final evaluation stage," the Palace said Monday. "It takes time to evaluate candidates for ...

 2022-07-04 17:00 

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All's not lost for Bulacan freeport, government to back bill once 'corrected'...

President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. will fully support the establishment of a special economic zone and freeport adjacent to the proposed airport city in Bulacan province once Congress "corrects" provisions that pose substantial fiscal risks to the cou...

 2022-07-04 16:50 

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Big price cuts on diesel, LPG, but gas unchanged...

Oil companies cut pump prices by as much as P3.40 per liter effective 12:01 a.m. Tuesday to reflect the movement of prices in the world oil market. The rollback cut diesel prices by P3 per liter and kerosene by P3.40 a liter but left gasoline prices uncha...

 2022-07-04 16:40 

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Average daily COVID cases jump 60%, OCTA sees drop next week...

The Philippines logged 7,398 new COVID-19 cases from June 27 to July 3, 2022 with a daily average of 1,057 cases, the Department of Health (DOH) said Monday. The DOH reported that this average is 60 percent higher than the average of 662 cases recorded fr...

 2022-07-04 16:30 

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Medical reserve corps bill pushed...

Three legislators led by Leyte 1st District Rep. Martin G. Romualdez have proposed the creation of a Medical Reserve Corps for deployment in case of health emergencies like the COVID-19 pandemic. The proposal of Romualdez, and Representatives Yedda Marie ...

 2022-07-04 16:20 

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SC strikes down ERC regulation on power mart...

The Supreme Court has nullified the order issued by the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) that regulated the prices in the Wholesale Electricity Spot Market (WESM) for the supply months of November and December 2013 to ensure a competitive market environ...

 2022-07-04 16:15 

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Cause for concern...

Transmission of coronavirus 2019 or COVID-19 has shown no signs of slowing down, with daily infections appearingly still on the rampage, sans signs of slowing down in recent days, breaching the 1,000 mark after a relative decline of about four months. We ...

 2022-07-04 16:10 

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Ressa and Rappler must be exposed...

"Rappler can continue with its activities as usual, because the SEC closure order is not final and executory because Ressa and Rappler have the right to appeal the closure order of the SEC." The outcry of left-leaning members of Congress, particul...

 2022-07-04 16:05 

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Government to miss $200 billion in high-value exports...

"The SMC president firmly believes that the long-term benefits to the country of the ecozone would far outweigh and outnumber any supposed 'losses' due to the grant of incentives to future investors." Government stands to reap upwards of U...

 2022-07-04 16:00 

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Migrants recount nightmare journeys in US-bound trucks...

By Herika Martinez "Around 100 people were traveling in the same vehicle, which was not checked even once by Mexican authorities during the more than 1,000-kilometer journey." Jose Mario Licona and his family spent 18 hours in a refrigerated truck...

 2022-07-04 15:57 

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Manila's first lady mayor...

Mayor Honey Lacuna presides at her first flag-raising ceremony held at the Kartilya ng Katipunan shrine. The post Manila's first lady mayor appeared first on Manila Standard ....

 2022-07-04 15:53 

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Peeping solon...

Comebacking Senator Jinggoy Estrada can't resist but take a peek at his would-be Senate office which undergoes renovation after it was vacated by Senate Minority Leader-turned private citizen Franklin Drilon whose term ended on June 30, 2022. The post...

 2022-07-04 15:50 

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Sara is new Deped chief; sees need to boost PH education...

Vice President and Education Secretary Sara Duterte-Carpio on Monday underscored the urgent need to strengthen the education system in the country. Duterte made this observation as she took over the reins of the Department of Education (DepEd), and named ...

 2022-07-04 15:40 

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Abalos vows to sustain drug war with multi-sector help...

Newly installed Interior Secretary Benhur Abalos on Monday vowed to sustain the drug war under President Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. with the same zeal as that of the Duterte administration. "The war against drugs will be as intensive as b...

 2022-07-04 15:30 

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Fate of barangay elections still up in the air — DILG...

Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Benhur Abalos on Monday said he has submitted recommendations to President Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. on whether or not to call for barangay elections. Abalos was sort of vague however, as to wha...

 2022-07-04 15:20 

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PH-US mulling bigger military joint exercises in 2023 — Army...

The Philippines and the United States are looking at a larger joint training exercises next year, meanwhile, former Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) chief of staff Jose Faustino Jr. formally took over the helm of the Department of National Defense (D...

 2022-07-04 15:10 

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Frasco: BBM eyes tourism as pillar of PH recovery...

President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. wants the Department of Tourism (DOT) to be a major contributor to the country's economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, Tourism Secretary Christina Garcia-Frasco said on Monday. In remarks during the DOT's fla...

 2022-07-04 15:05 

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BOC seizes P265-m bogus cigarettes, nabs 4 Chinese in Cavite raid...

The Bureau of Customs (BOC) on Monday seized some P265.5 million worth of counterfeit tobacco products and other cigarette-making paraphernalia and arrested four Chinese nationals in a joint buy-bust operation along Tanza-Trece Martires Road, Cavite. In a...

 2022-07-04 15:00 

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MMDA: COA-flagged projects substantially completed this year...

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has asserted that the flood control projects the Commission on Audit (COA) cited as delayed in 2021 have been substantially completed this year. MMDA Flood Control and Sewerage Management Office (FCSMO)...

 2022-07-04 14:50 

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Biz group sends 'wish list' to new admin...

The Management Association of the Philippines (MAP) has submitted a wish list to President Ferdinand Romualdez Marcos Jr. containing programs for the economy and society in general. The group identified policy and program support and public investments as...

 2022-07-04 14:40 

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Remulla: DOJ will focus on 3 'problematic' government agencies...

On his first day at the Department of Justice (DOJ), Secretary Jesus Crispin "Boying" C. Remulla revealed that three attached agencies of the DOJ are considered "problematic"; and need cleansing to weed out syndicates, corruption, and irreg...

 2022-07-04 14:30 

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Senators file bills on 2nd day of new admin...

Senators filed their priority bills on economic recovery on the second day of the turnover of the new administration to President Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. The suspension of the imposition of value-added tax (VAT) and excise tax on fuel was ...

 2022-07-04 14:25 

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Oaminal appeals to BBM to replace head of police...

Misamis Occidental Gov. Henry Oaminal has appealed to President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. to order the relief of the head of the Police Regional Office 10 over the alleged resurgence of criminals in the area. PRO-10 director Brig. Gen. Benjamin Acorda Jr., how...

 2022-07-04 14:20 

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Public warned on alarming rise of dengue cases...

Former Philippine Medical Association president Benito Atienza on Monday warned the public against the alarming increase of dengue cases in the Philippines. "Yes, dapat tayo ma-alarma (we should be alarmed)," Atienza said at the Laging Handa brief...

 2022-07-04 14:18 

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First day on the job...

New Department of Interior and Local Government Secretary Benhur Abalos discusses DILG priorirty programs for the first 100 days. Employees of the Commission of Audit (COA) welcome newly-appointed chairperson Jose C. Calida at COA's main building in C...

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