Duterte, accused of crimes against humanity, to attend Biden’s democracy summit


President Duterte’s participation in the ‘Summit for Democracy’ marks the first time the Filipino leader accepts an invite from Washington

MANILA, Philippines – Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is joining the United States’ “Summit for Democracy” convened by President Joe Biden, a first of its kind gathering where government and civil society leaders will commit to defend democracy and human rights…

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DoST-SEI, BPI Foundation ink partnership for ‘new’ Innovation Awards


BPI Foundation Inc. Executive Director Owen Cammayo and Department of Science and Technology (DoST)-Science Education Institute Director Josette Biyo flaunt the freshly signed memorandum of agreement for the BPI-DoST Innovation Awards. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

HERE comes a “new and revitalized” BPI-DoST Innovation Awards. This as the Department of Science and Technology-Science Education Institute (DoST-SEI) and the BPI Foundation Inc. (BPFI), the…

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Far from over – BusinessWorld Online


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On Dec. 7, the Makati City government announced that both government-run Ospital ng Makati and the privately operated Makati Medical Center have recorded “zero” COVID-19 patients, after almost 22 months of pandemic emergency. Also, as of the end of that day, the Makati government recorded only 31 active COVID cases in the entire city.
At this point, it…

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M-Flix 2021: Musical fix for Pinoy soul


National Artist for Music maestro Ryan Cayabyab (extreme right) curates ‘M-Flix 2021:Da Pinoy pandemic palabas’ with Moy Ortiz, Noel Ferrer and Maria Isabel Garcia. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

“M-FLIX 2021: Da Pinoy pandemic palabas” premiered on November 6 (Act 1) and November 13 (Act 2), greatly reaffirming in the most creative way that music was the currency of the Filipino soul. We…

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Govt to seek lower BSP liquidity support


The government will downsize its request for the central bank’s liquidity support to only P300 billion next year amid an improved economic outlook.

Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez 3rd. PHOTO BY MIKE ALQUINTO

The Department of Finance (DoF) said in a statement on Wednesday that this was according to a letter from Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez 3rd to the Monetary Board…

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Colson Whitehead – Free Ebook – The Underground Railroad


Author: Colson Whitehead (free ebook) Free Ebook: The Underground Railroad 2016 Genre: genre fiction Gross Sales: 538.92 Sale Price: 4.99 Publisher: Amazon Digital Services, Inc. …

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Competition kicks off at Para Surfing Championship in Pismo Beach


Competition at the 2021 ISA World Para Surfing Championship in Pismo Beach kicked off Tuesday…

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Illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing in the Philippines


The Philippines, with its rich marine resources, is just one of the many countries in the world dealing with illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing in their waters.
According to a report by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Philippine Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR), the country is losing P62 billion ($1.2 billion) annually…

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Okada celebrates anniversary with frontliners, collaborators


OKADA Manila celebrated its fifth anniversary as well as the Christmas season with a series of events from November 23 to 26. Thanksgiving lunches and dinners were held at the resort’s La Piazza, its signature Italian restaurant. Among the guests were medical frontliners, food delivery frontliners, food content creators and media collaborators.
The integrated resort’s five years were marked by…

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AirAsia Philippines returns to Hong Kong


MANILA, 8 December 2021: AirAsia Philippines has resumed its
Manila-Hong Kong route after almost a two-year flight suspension due to the
ongoing global health crisis.
The bi-weekly flights to Hong Kong officially commenced 5 December
with flight Z2 1264 departing Manila’s NAIA Terminal 3 at 0835. The return
flight to Manila arrived at 1400 with 103 passengers on board, all…

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Occitan Writers and their Free eBooks


Most Popular Occitan Writers and Free E-Books There are a healthy number of Occitan writers living in Occitania (France, Italy, Spain). The Occitans make up about 6 million[232] …

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