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Gov& rsquo;t, private agencies urged to & lsquo;invest in nature& rsquo;

Biodiversity financing strategist Biofin Philippines has urged government and private agencies to “invest in nature” as this will generate globally $350 billion per year in improved ecosystem services and contribute to elimination of pandemics......»»

Category: newsSource: thestandard thestandardJun 8th, 2021

Beijing urges US to halt & lsquo;demonizing& rsquo; China

Beijing---Beijing urged Washington to stop “demonizing” China on Monday as rancor marked the start of talks with the highest-level US envoy to visit under President Joe Biden’s administration......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJul 26th, 2021

Two & lsquo;Air Cocaine& rsquo; pilots acquitted by French court

Two French pilots convicted for their role in a spectacular 2013 drugs bust on a private jet in the Dominican Republic were acquitted on appeal by a French court Thursday......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJul 9th, 2021

& lsquo;Comply with safety standards before running own vax sites& rsquo;

The Makati City government will require private sectors to comply with the safety standard set by the Department of Health before operating or putting up their own vaccination sites......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJun 4th, 2021

Comelec urged to look into bidding & lsquo;anomaly& rsquo;

Pivot International Inc. and Power Serve, Inc. Joint Venture has filed an administrative complaint before the Commission on Elections against the end-user, chairman and members of the special bids and awards committee and technical working group of the COMELEC for alleged conspiracy to commit irregularities when it conducted the bidding for the procurement of the Vote Counting Machines Refurbishment with Consumables intended for use in the May 2022 elections......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMay 16th, 2021

Sports execs launch & lsquo;Ayuda sa Atleta& rsquo;

A campaign to help raise funds and donations in kind for national athletes, both regular and the differently-abled ones, and dubbed “Ayuda sa Atleta” was launched recently as an initiative of the private sector to help them in these difficult times of the pandemic......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMay 5th, 2021

Nobels: Humanity taking & lsquo;colossal risk& rsquo; with future

Paris---The failure to halt climate change, the destruction of nature and other intertwined global crises poses an existential risk to humanity, ten Nobel laureates said Thursday following the first-ever Nobel Prize Summit.  .....»»

Category: techSource:  thestandardRelated NewsApr 30th, 2021

Iyo Canlas: Millennial & lsquo;It Boy& rsquo;

He is young and stylish. Smile, congenial. He’s got a demeanor that screams private school educated.  .....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMar 29th, 2021

World Roundup: Queen Elizabeth says COVID jab & lsquo;didn& rsquo;t hurt at all& rsquo;

Queen Elizabeth II said her coronavirus jab “didn’t hurt at all” and urged those wary of receiving the vaccine to “think about other people.”.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 27th, 2021

& lsquo;Lawmen nixing anti-drug protocols& rsquo;

Many law enforcement agents involved in the government’s anti-drug operations failed to follow standard protocols, including proper coordination with other agencies and processing of the crime scene......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 25th, 2021

Filipinos in US warned against & lsquo;hate campaign& rsquo;

All Filipinos in the United States have been urged to exercise caution and vigilance after the US Department of Homeland Security issued a bulletin on the so-called “heightened threat environment” in America following the January 21 inauguration of President Joe Biden......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 21st, 2021

Binay: Terror law asks us to trust & lsquo;tarnished& rsquo; government agencies

The Anti-Terror Act was created to trust government agencies and institutions “with a tarnished track record of abuse and misconduct,” former Vice President Jejomar Binay said......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 6th, 2021

& lsquo;Trust gov& rsquo;t in COVID fight or follow opposition& rsquo;

President Rodrigo Duterte has said the government is seriously addressing the pandemic efficiently through its coordination with local government units and the private sector, saying if ever there are people who want to believe what the opposition says, follow them, otherwise follow the government......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJan 26th, 2021

& lsquo;KUMAIN& rsquo; consultations on hunger held

The Inter-Agency Task Force on Zero Hunger has concluded a series of consultations from Nov. 26 to Dec. 4 with stakeholders in government and the private sector on the National Food Policy which aims to address the priority concerns of hunger and poverty......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsDec 6th, 2020

Dominguez asks BIR to probe alleged rice import & lsquo;dummies& rsquo;

Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III said Friday he asked the Bureau of Internal Revenue and Bureau of Customs to help the Department of Agriculture in investigating the reported use of cooperatives by private traders as dummies for rice imports......»»

Category: financeSource:  thestandardRelated NewsNov 28th, 2020

& lsquo;Biden to invest in multilateral ASEAN dialogs& rsquo;

Ernest Bower, president and CEO of Bower Group Asia, said the election of Joe Biden as the new US president would continue to highlight the need for multilateral dialogues to resolve the issue over the South China Sea......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsNov 26th, 2020

Lacson seeks to realign P63 billion for & lsquo;responsive budget& rsquo;

Senator Panfilo M. Lacson wants to slash P63 billion from the budgets of three government agencies to realign them to local government units hardest hit by recent typhoons, and to ensure the P4.5-trillion 2021 national budget bill “is responsive to the times.”.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsNov 26th, 2020

& lsquo;Nature, man& rsquo;s greed caused flood, not dam& rsquo;

The head of the National Irrigation Administration (NIA) said Tuesday the release of water from Magat Dam was not a major cause of the recent severe flooding in Cagayan and Isabela provinces......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsNov 25th, 2020

LG Shares Laundry Love to Marikina

As the city of Marikina is still reeling from the aftermath of typhoon Ulysses’ devastation, help has been coming slowly and steadily through various government agencies, private corporations, and individual volunteers. The road to rebuilding lost homes is going to be a long one, and the residents of Marikina need all the help they can get......»»

Category: techSource:  thestandardRelated NewsNov 23rd, 2020

UK& rsquo;s opposition Labor Party warns of & lsquo;civil war& rsquo;

Britain’s main opposition Labour party on Friday urged shocked members to stand united against anti-Semitism, appealing against a renewal of internecine “civil war” following the suspension of its left-wing former leader......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 30th, 2020

& lsquo;Everyone to be investigated& rsquo;

The government will file appropriate charges against all those involved in corruption whether they are lawmakers, government officials or private persons subject to the evidence gathered, Malacanang said......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsOct 29th, 2020