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That’s stretching the truth a bit too far.
Yesterday, news spread that the Philippines won an award at the SPIA for being the "Best SEA Games Organizer". The award was allegedly given by the Sports Industry Awards (SPIA) Asia. This news was carried by no less than the official news ...
 
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The new gateway will be complete by July 2021.
Get ready to tick more entries off your travel bucket list: a new gateway is being built down south. The Bicol International Airport, located in Barangay Alobo, Daraga, Albay, is targeted for a July 2021 completion, according to the Department of Transportation. ...
 
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It’s a long-term investment for the Filipino youth.
Financial literacy has been a topic of concern in the Philippines for quite some time, a fact that the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) is well aware of. In 2015, a World Bank study reported that Filipino adults could only correctly answer ...
 
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The group violated a number of provisions in the SEC regulatory code.
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has penalized Viva Healthcare Limited, Viva Holdings Pre. Ltd., Felicitas Antoinette, Inc., and Fountel Corporation for the covert takeover of Professional Services Inc. (PSI), the operator of The Medical City.The issue was brought to light when ...
 
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The stop-and-go traffic scheme will require all vehicles to come to a halt until delegates have passed through.
For months, we’ve been anticipating the traffic to be caused by the 30th Southeast Asian Games, and in a few days, it will officially be here.From November 30 to December 11, when matches and tournaments will take place, the Metropolitan Manila Development ...
 
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Don't push it.
Heads up, motorists—and we don’t just mean the ones stuck in traffic inside Metro Manila.The Land Transportation Office (LTO), together with the Philippine National Police–Highway Patrol Group (PNP-HPG), the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA), the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), ...
 
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He also likened the commissioned piece to a painting.
President Duterte doesn’t think there was anything improper with the cost of the ceremonial cauldron at the New Clark City athletics stadium for the 30th Southeast Asian Games.Speaking to Malacañang reporters in a press briefing on Tuesday, Duterte believes there’s nothing wrong with ...
 
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And other meme-worthy statements by the former comedian.
Senate president Tito Sotto, notorious for making bold statements, recently compared Pride Month with the Seven Deadly Sins.“Pride is still one of the seven deadly sins,” said Sotto, a former comedian, while objecting to the memo issued by the Department of Education ...
 
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Art is, after all, subjective.
House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano on Tuesday defended the P50-million price tag of the Southeast Asian Games cauldron built at New Clark City, saying it is a 'work of art' meant to lend prestige to the occasion.Speaking during the Senate deliberations on the ...
 
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He argues that 50 classrooms could have been built instead.
Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon on Monday, November 18, questioned the staggering cost of the ceremonial cauldron that will be lighted during the country's hosting of the 30th Southeast Asian Games.Speaking during Senate hearing on the proposed budget of the Bases Conversion and Development ...
 
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Track the latest maiden offerings from your phone.
The Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE) has just launched the mobile application companion to its PSE Electronic Allocation System (PSE EASy), its initial public offering subscription platform that was launched earlier this year.The mobile app, like the platform, is targeted at local small ...
 
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The ride-hailing app company has been given 60 days to refund riders.
The Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) has ordered Grab to refund P5.05 million to riders due to a breach of price commitments.The PCC refers to the period between February and May 2019 when it says the ride-hailing app company "overcharged" riders after it merged with Uber. In ...
 
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But, showbusiness is a different story.
Manila Mayor Isko Moreno has forbidden his children to join politics while he is in office.The 45-year-old civil servant said, "I don't allow my children to be part of the government, not until nasa gobyerno ako. When I retire and they want ...
 
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Children under 13 may not access Facebook, according to a bill filed in congress.
Children may no longer use or have limited access to Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, and YouTube if House Bill 5307 or the Social Media Regulation and Protection Act of 2019 becomes law. In the proposal, children below 13 years old may not ...
 
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Extension of ePassport validity will not anymore be allowed.
Whether or not you fly out the country on a regular basis, the Department of Foreign Affairs has released a public advisory saying that passports should be renewed one year prior to expiration.In a Facebook post, the DFA notes that the extension of ...
 
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Head on over to their mobile station at PITX!
Adulting is hard. Just getting the official papers and identification needed to be considered a fully-functioning Metro Manila citizen is already a tedious process full of long lines and catch-22s. So if a day at the Land Transportation Office isn't something your're ...
 
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He transferred the role of the PRRC to the Manila Bay Task Force.
President Duterte has abolished the Pasig River Rehabilitation Commission (PRRC), citing efforts to “right-size” the government. Last November 8, Duterte signed Executive Order 93, which formally erased the PRRC. By abolishing the PRRC and transferring its powers to the Manila Bay Task ...
 
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Ylaya Street is about to get a makeover.
It wasn't too long ago that people were raving about the massive, life-changing clean-up that Divisoria went through after Isko Moreno took office, but it seems even the new administration is struggling to keep up with what is possibly Manila's—heck, probably the nation's—most popular shopping hub. After ...
 
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Bill banning single-use plastics may receive the President’s support.
You may live to see the day when single-use plastics are illegalized in the Philippines. Presidential spokesperson Salvador Panelo said on November 10 that the President would likely certify as priority legislation a bill seeking to ban single-use plastics. According to Panelo, during ...
 
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Aside from cigarettes, this city has also banned the use of vaping devices.
The Pasay City government has banned vaping in all enclosed public spaces, private workplaces, and public conveyances. The city council has passed City Ordinance No. 6061, which regulates the use of vaping devices within the city.Section 2 of the ordinance states that the use ...
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