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Korina fully recharged

‘I am very, very self-suffi cient. I don’t ask for any help from Mar.’.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource: philstar philstarOct 24th, 2020

PLDT-Smart fully restores telco services in Bicol region following series of typhoons

PLDT wireless unit Smart has fully restored mobile services in the entire Bicol region after it was battered by two strong typhoons this month. Super Typhoon Rolly was the first to pummel the region early in November with strong winds and torrential rains......»»

Category: techSource:  thestandardRelated NewsNov 25th, 2020

NEDA chief rejects Bayanihan III, looks to 2021 budget for typhoon repair

NEDA chief rejects Bayanihan III, looks to 2021 budget for typhoon repair Prinz Magtulis (Philstar.com) – November 23, 2020 – 1:26pm MANILA, Philippines — A third set of budget stimulus measures dedicated to funding reconstruction from recent natural calamity appears off the table for the Duterte administration. “The priority is to fully spend the 2020 […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  balitaRelated NewsNov 23rd, 2020

NEDA chief rejects Bayanihan III, looks to 2021 budget for typhoon repair

“The priority is to fully spend the 2020 budget and Bayanihan II,” Acting Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Karl Kendrick Chua said. .....»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 23rd, 2020

Wright, Abueva power Phoenix past TNT, 92-89

Matthew Wright, not yet fully recovered from a sprained right ankle, scored the clutch points to power Phoenix Super LPG to a pulsating 92-89 victory over TNT Tropang Giga, yesterday, Sunday, November 22 at the Angeles University Foundation Sports Arena & Cultural Center Powered by Smart 5G......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsNov 22nd, 2020

Return to pre-pandemic growth seen beyond Duterte gov’t

Return to pre-pandemic growth seen beyond Duterte gov’t MANILA, Philippines — Next year will be brighter for Asia Pacific economies, but the Philippines will be among the last nations to fully recoup last year’s gains lost from the health crisis, a process that would outlast the Duterte administration. Joining India and Japan, the country is considered mired in […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  balitaRelated NewsNov 19th, 2020

Central bank raises P60B from securities sale

For the second straight week, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) has generated P60 billion from its weekly auction of its own securities. Data from the central bank showed on Friday that its offer of P60-billion securities was oversubscribed after attracting bids worth P88.90 billion. The Bangko Sentral fully awarded P60 billion worth of one-month […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsNov 15th, 2020

6 ways 5G elevates modern smartphone experience

‘5G’ has recently become “the talk of the town” globally, with governments in many technologically-driven countries racing to become the first nation to fully adopt 5G technology—going as far as setting up dedicated taskforces to ensure a timely roll-out of the technology. .....»»

Category: techSource:  thestandardRelated NewsNov 13th, 2020

DILG NegOr calls on LGUs to fully implement road clearing ops

NEGROS ORIENTAL, Nov. 12 (PIA) -- The Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) here urged the local government units (LGUs) in the province to reactivate its road clearing task forces to.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsNov 13th, 2020

Angel duguan ang puso para sa mga nasalanta ng bagyo: Alagaan natin ang isa’t isa…

DAHIL hindi mapuntahan ang mga biktima ng Bagyong Ulysses ay idinaan na lang ng ilang celebrities ang kanilang pakikisimpatya sa kani-kanilang social media accounts. Ilan nga sa kanila ay sina Angel Locsin, Maja Salvador, Gerald Anderson, Sunshine Cruz at Korina Sanchez. Tweet ni Angel, “My heart bleeds for those heavily affected by these typhoons #RollyPh […] The post Angel duguan ang puso para sa mga nasalanta ng bagyo: Alagaan natin ang isa’t isa… appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 12th, 2020

DILG NegOr calls on LGUs to fully implement road clearing ops

NEGROS ORIENTAL, Nov. 12 (PIA) -- The Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) here urged the local government units (LGUs) in the province to reactivate its road clearing task forces to.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsNov 12th, 2020

Shell widens losses to P13.9-B in 9 months; P1B investment set for import facility

With additional valuation-anchored inventory losses and one-off charges booked, the net loss of listed firm Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corporation (PSPC) had widened to P13.9 billion in nine months this year. That’s a complete reversal of the P4.4 billion net income it posted last year, when oil prices were at more predictable state and there had been no pandemic-induced uncertainties disrupting oil markets. It specified that if the P5.7 billion inventory valuation losses had not turned up, the company’s net loss in the third quarter should have been at leaner P700 million versus P900 million in the second quarter. And without the one-off charges that stood at P7.5 billion, the oil firm’s net loss should have been trimmed to P6.4 billion within the January-September stretch. The one-off charges came about because of the closure of its refining operations that subsequently prompted the conversion of its Tabangao facility into a world-class import terminal. But while the company works on improving its financial performance in the coming months, Pilipinas Shell President and CEO Cesar G. Romero announced that they will be re-investing roughly P1.0 billion in the next few years “to fully transform Tabangao into a world class facility that will support its marketing growth aspirations.” Part of the company’s major step this year is to set on stream the commercial operations of its 54-million liter capacity terminal in Subic to underpin its supply chain, primarily to serve the demand of its Northern Luzon customers; while its Tabangao import facility will cater to the needs of customers in other parts of Luzon and Northern Visayas. To complete the loop, its Northern Mindanao Import Facility (NMIF) in Cagayan de Oro will be supporting the rest of Visayas and well as customers in Mindanao. Pilipinas Shell said it now “has a more resilient network of three medium-range import terminals with sufficient finished products capacity to effectively serve the demands of customers nationwide.” The firm indicated that despite the challenges, it prioritized business strategies that shall result in cash preservation for the company. As of third quarter’s end, the savings logged by the company stood at P2.5 billion; and this is seen sustained at the level of P2.0 billion until the end of this year. “Savings of P1.2 billion were generated from OPEX (operating expenses); with P1.3 billion from CAPEX (capital expenditure),” Shell emphasized. While the company still navigates the tough terrain of business induced by the coronavirus pandemic, Romero asserted their overall frame “remains optimistic,” as he noted that the “government’s efforts to gradually reopen the economy by prudently relaxing quarantine restrictions are slowly giving elbow room for the economy to recover.” He specified that for Shell, “the wins are coming in gradually as more businesses operate at increased capacity in the areas of manufacturing and transportation.” The company chief executive expounded “our balance sheet, technical capability and resources are solid; and serve as well in continuing to provide Filipinos with high quality fuel products despite the challenging environment.” Parallel to the firm’s aspirations for demand and financial rebound, Romero noted they are also making “the right sustainable decision to protect the long-term interests of our shareholders.” The company’s gearing had risen to 47-percent, and that was mainly attributed to “lower equity from net loss rather than an increase in net debt,” with it emphasizing that “excluding the impact of the refinery one-off charges, the company’s gearing stands at 41-percent.” Romero indicated “the pandemic has forced us to rethink the way we do things, while ensuring the quality of service that Filipinos expect from us.”.....»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsNov 12th, 2020

Smart first to restore in Caramoan, Camarines Sur

PLDT wireless unit Smart Communications, Inc. says it has fully restored Camarines Sur, the first telco service to do so, starting with Caramoan, hardest-hit by Typhoon Rolly......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 11th, 2020

Resbak ni Korina sa troll: Baket ampanget mo? Dahil ba panget din parents mo?

TULAD ng inaasahan, niresbakan na naman ni Korina Sanchez ang mga netizens na nambasag sa pagbati niya kina U.S. President-elect Joe Biden at Vice President-elect Kamala Harris. Isa-isang sinagot ng veteran broadcast journalist ang mga bashers na nagkomento sa kanyang post tungkol sa naganap na eleksyon sa Amerika. Sabi ni Korina sa kanyang Instagram post kung […] The post Resbak ni Korina sa troll: Baket ampanget mo? Dahil ba panget din parents mo? appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 10th, 2020

Gov’t pushes digitalized, mechanized farm sector

The Department of Finance (DOF) said the government is rapidly digitalizing the country’s agricultural systems and mechanizing farm production to ensure food security over the long run. During the virtual 2020 Annual Meetings of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank Group, Finance Secretary Carlos G. Dominguez III said the government wants to turn the coronavirus-induced health emergency into an opportunity. Finance Secretary Carlos G. Dominguez III (MANILA BULLETIN FILE PHOTO) To do so, Dominguez said efforts to implement the twin measures are being done to expand Filipinos’ market access for food producers while keeping food supply available and prices affordable. “We are confident that the innovative measures we are putting in place today will transform Philippine agriculture into a dynamic, high-growth sector that will fuel our country’s strong recovery,” Dominguez said during the high-level Food Security Roundtable at the meeting. Dominguez said the government is also promoting digital marketing to support ongoing efforts to boost consumer spending in the new normal and sustaining public investments in rural infrastructure. He added that the government is accelerating the move towards agricultural technology-based farming and value chain development to ensure long-term food security.  To channel more funds into the agriculture sector, the government is also encouraging more private-sector financing in the sector by proposing reforms in the Congress that will provide more access to credit for the entire agricultural value chain, Dominguez said.   “We all aspire for greater food and nutrition security for our people. Only an efficient and modern agriculture sector can fully deliver that,” Dominguez, who was Agriculture secretary during the administration of the late President Corazon Aquino, said. Amid pandemic, Dominguez III said the Philippines has been handling the COVID-19 crisis “with strength on the food security front” duets reforms, particularly with the passage of the Rice Tariffication Law (RTL). According to Dominguez, the agriculture sector was “one of the brightest spots” of the Philippines’s response to the pandemic owing in large part to the RTL. He pointed out that agriculture sector even continued to grow when the rest of the economy contracted because of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Dominguez said rice tariffication was among the main reasons why the government has succeeded in keeping food prices and supply stable, and inflation low during the COVID-19 emergency.  Keeping rice prices stable has been helpful for low-income households that spend a fifth of their budgets on rice alone, he added.   “The Philippines faced the COVID-19 pandemic with strength on the food security front,” Dominguez said.  He pointed out that despite logistical restrictions resulting from the lockdowns imposed to protect people and communities from the lethal coronavirus, the government was able to sustain the flow of produce from local farms to Filipino consumers.   “A food crisis did not happen. This is credited to the effective management of the food supply by our Agriculture Department,” Dominguez said......»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsNov 8th, 2020

Athletes thankful for full salary recovery

Marcial and Magno were in high morale following the announcement of Philippine Olympic Committee president Abraham Tolentino that their monthly stipend, which was cut to half last July, will be returned fully starting this month......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 7th, 2020

vivo V20 series packs the & lsquo;ultimate& rsquo; selfie camera

It seems that the more users explore their vivo V20 series smartphones since its release last October 31, the more surprising features they discover. And it might take a while to fully grasp every single innovative feature, as there are just too many to play with......»»

Category: techSource:  thestandardRelated NewsNov 6th, 2020

Colgate Calls for Optimists to Take Action Thru 'SmileStrong Campaign

Colgate aims to reinstate the optimistic spirit behind Filipino smiles through Optimism in Action. This action means people making an effort to enact positive change, tackling challenges and issues head-on with a strong smile, fully believing in the bright future they aim to create. Colgate’s #SmileStrong campaign highlights and celebrates the remarkable efforts and achievements […].....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 5th, 2020

Gov’t raises P30 B from bond sale

The national government raised P30 billion through the sale of three-year debt papers at yesterday’s auction. The Bureau of the Treasury fully awarded the bonds at 2.224 percent. Highest bid hit 2.245 percent, while lowest offer was at 2.199 percent. Total tenders for the Treasury bonds reached P64.43 billion. National Treasurer Rosalia de Leon said the rate was aligned inflation forecast for October, which hovered 2.3 percent to 2.4 percent. “Strong volume indicated [investor] preference for frontend of the curve.” The treasury opted not open its tap facility to accommodate additional offers. Gov’t raises P30 B from bond sale The national government raised P30 billion through the sale of three-year debt papers at yesterday’s auction. The Bureau of the Treasury fully awarded the bonds at 2.224 percent. Highest bid hit 2.245 percent, while lowest offer was at 2.199 percent. Total tenders for the Treasury bonds reached P64.43 billion. National Treasurer Rosalia de Leon said the rate was aligned inflation forecast for October, which hovered 2.3 percent to 2.4 percent. “Strong volume indicated [investor] preference for frontend of the curve.” The treasury opted not open its tap facility to accommodate additional offers......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 4th, 2020

Senate hearing on red-tagging ill-timed amid pandemic, calamity, groups say

As the nation reels from the destruction of the typhoon and continued socio-economic impacts of the pandemic, Karapatan said that the hearing is not only ill-timed but “a foreboding of the things to come when the Anti-Terrorism Act is fully implemented.” The post Senate hearing on red-tagging ill-timed amid pandemic, calamity, groups say appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsNov 4th, 2020

My first ever out-of-town coverage

By REIN TARINAY Bulatlat.com I was a lockdown journalist–kind of. When I started working for Bulatlat, COVID-19 came so I never had the chance to go out and fully immerse with the people. The pandemic wiped my opportunity to learn from the people firsthand. It was difficult. And how do you write for the people… The post My first ever out-of-town coverage appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsNov 3rd, 2020