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MPIC taps Dusit for Batangas bid

Listed Metro Pacific Investments Corp. (MPIC), controlled by the group of businessman Manuel Pangilinan, is investing P1.6 billion to develop the first hospitality and residential venture with hotel management firm Dusit International of Thailand. In a report to the Philippine Stock Exchange on Wednesday, MPIC said it will develop two hotels and three condominiums in […] The post MPIC taps Dusit for Batangas bid appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

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Taal pulls down car sales 12%

Automotive firms booked sales which were 11.8 percent lower in January due to the adverse effects of the steam-driven eruption of Taal volcano which affected production plants. In a joint report, member companies of the Chamber of Automotive Manufacturers of the Philippines Inc. (CAMPI) and the Truck Manufacturers Association (TMA) said total vehicle sales in […] The post Taal pulls down car sales 12% appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

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CP Rascals ready to rumble at Asean Para Games

The Philippines will field its first football team composed of players afflicted with cerebral palsy in the Asean Para Games slated in the country beginning 20 March. Known as the CP Rascals, the team was formed last year by the Henry V. Moran Foundation, a non-profit organization that has long focused on developing football programs […] The post CP Rascals ready to rumble at Asean Para Games appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

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Explore US study options at EducationUSA fair

EducationUSA, the U.S. government’s official resource for students interested in pursuing higher education opportunities in the United States, will host its annual education fair on 27 February, a Thursday from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Podium Hall in Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong City. The EducationUSA Fair will feature more than 20 U.S. colleges and […] The post Explore US study options at EducationUSA fair appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

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Illiteracy will take its toll on economy, solon warns

Alarmed over a 2019 report by the Department of Education that most grade school pupils can’t read, Albay Rep. Joey Sarte Salceda is urging his colleagues to pass a series of bills he filed under the Comprehensive Education Reform Agenda. He said the measures are meant to address the country’s illiteracy problem which he referred […] The post Illiteracy will take its toll on economy, solon warns appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

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African nations more vulnerable to coronavirus infection

Egypt, Algeria and South Africa are at high risk of suffering from the deadly coronavirus, a study released Wednesday suggested. The Lancet medical journal reported that the three African countries were at particular risk because of higher levels of travel and trade with China, where the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) virus first arose. Egypt’s health […] The post African nations more vulnerable to coronavirus infection appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

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Russian snowboarding prodigy flies high at age six

Vasilisa Ermakova may be too young for school, but the six-year-old Russian girl has already made a name for herself as a snowboarding prodigy. Vasilisa spends five hours a day barreling down slopes outside Moscow and has even smashed a number of national records. “She wants to go train every day and she asks for […] The post Russian snowboarding prodigy flies high at age six appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

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8 killed in shootings in Germany

At least eight people were killed in two shootings late Wednesday near the German city of Frankfurt, a police spokesman said. An unknown number of attackers were still at large, added police, who have launched a major manhunt. The shootings targeted shisha bars in the town of Hanau, located about 20 kilometres (12 miles) from […] The post 8 killed in shootings in Germany appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

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US fashion college apologizes for ‘racist’ runway show

A prestigious New York fashion college apologized on Wednesday after a catwalk featuring models wearing large prosthetic red lips, ears and bushy eyebrows was branded racist. The president of the Fashion Institute of Technology said it was investigating the use of the accessories in the February 7 show, which was part of New York Fashion […] The post US fashion college apologizes for ‘racist’ runway show appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

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China virus death toll exceeds 2,000

The death toll from China’s new coronavirus epidemic jumped past 2,000 on Wednesday after 136 more people died, with the number of new cases falling for a second straight day, according to the National Health Commission. This brings the total number of confirmed cases in mainland China to 74,185. The death toll rose to 2,004, […] The post China virus death toll exceeds 2,000 appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

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Saudi Aramco loses post-IPO gains

Saudi Aramco shares have lost most of the gains they made since listing in December in a landmark first offering, as oil prices drop amid alarm over the new coronavirus. China’s energy demand has sagged as authorities lock down millions of people to prevent the spread of the disease, with major knock-on effects for a […] The post Saudi Aramco loses post-IPO gains appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

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Huawei loses challenge to U.S. ban

Washington has the right to block US federal agencies from buying products by Huawei on cybersecurity grounds, a judge ruled Tuesday, dismissing the Chinese telecom giant’s legal challenge to a purchase ban. Huawei filed the suit last year and claimed Congress had failed to provide evidence to support a law that stopped government agencies from […] The post Huawei loses challenge to U.S. ban appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

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Japanese doctor blasts handling of ship

A Japanese infectious diseases expert has made waves with videos slamming the government’s handling of a quarantined cruise ship, racking up hundreds of thousands of views as passengers start to leave the boat. The situation on the Diamond Princess was “completely chaotic” and violated quarantine procedures, said Kentaro Iwata, a professor at Kobe University, in […] The post Japanese doctor blasts handling of ship appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

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Deutsche Telekom rings in record profits

German telecom operator Deutsche Telekom on Wednesday reported record profits for 2019, with US unit T-Mobile gleaning millions more customers ahead of a merger with competitor Sprint. The bottom line bounded almost 80 percent year-on-year to 3.9 billion euros ($4.2 billion) making 2019 “the most successful year in the history of the company”, Deutsche Telekom […] The post Deutsche Telekom rings in record profits appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

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Ex-SoKor president jailed after losing appeal

Former South Korean president Lee Myung-bak was taken to prison Wednesday to begin a 17-year term for bribery and embezzlement after losing an appeal against a lighter sentence. Lee, in office from 2008 to 2013, was briefly jailed in 2018 after being sentenced to 15 years and fined 13 billion won ($11 million), but was […] The post Ex-SoKor president jailed after losing appeal appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

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Councilors league seeks bigger IRA share

With a membership of over 17,000 city and town councilors, the Philippine Councilors’ League (PCL) is undoubtedly the country’s biggest think tank. Since members are strategically positioned nationwide, the PCL can be a potent force in helping local government units, in partnership with the national government, address economic issues, poverty and other social ills towards […] The post Councilors league seeks bigger IRA share appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

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Espina bolts PDP-Laban, transfers to Lakas-CMD

Another member of the ruling party Partido Demokratiko Pilipino Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) at the House of Representatives transferred to another party. On Wednesday, Biliran Rep. Gerardo Espina Jr., vice chairman of the House Committees on Health and Agrarian Reform, took his oath as new member of Lakas-Christian Muslim Democrats. The party’s president, House Majority […] The post Espina bolts PDP-Laban, transfers to Lakas-CMD appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

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Pressure to shun ABS-CBN reso denied

Isabela Rep. Antonio Albano, vice chairperson of House committee on legislative franchises, on Wednesday denied the leadership of the House of Representatives is pressuring lawmakers to withdraw their signatures in a resolution urging the panel to act on ABS-CBN franchise bills. But Albano said lawmakers have the right to withraw their signatures “due to their […] The post Pressure to shun ABS-CBN reso denied appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

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Antimalarial drug confirmed effective on COVID-19

BEIJING (Xinhua) — Chinese experts have confirmed that an antimalarial drug has a certain curative effect on the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and suggested its application in wider clinical trials, a Chinese official said here Monday. Chloroquine Phosphate, which has been used for more than 70 years, was selected from tens of thousands of existing drugs […] The post Antimalarial drug confirmed effective on COVID-19 appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

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American evacuees under treatment

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