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Landmark is now on MetroMart

Two retail giants are working hand-in-hand to provide a convenient and safer shopping experience for Filipinos......»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarNov 25th, 2020

Argentine activists celebrate landmark abortion bill

Pro-choice activists celebrated on the streets on Wednesday as Argentina joined a handful of South American nations to legalize abortion, a landmark decision in a country where the Catholic Church has long held sway......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsDec 31st, 2020

Argentine Senate debates landmark abortion bill

Argentina's Senate on Tuesday debated a landmark bill on whether to legalize abortion in a country where the Catholic Church has long held sway, with the vote expected to be razor-thin......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsDec 30th, 2020

It s official: GMA Network, NCAA seal partnership

GMA Network and the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) officially sign the landmark deal covering the broadcast rights for NCAA Season 96 to 101 – including the centennial year of the Philippines’ first athletic league in 2024. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsDec 19th, 2020

Cebu Exchange investors gearing up to take advantage of Cebu’s growing economy

Buyers of the Cebu Exchange have begun preparations for their start of operations following ARTHALAND’s on-time handover of Phase 1 last October 2020. They are looking forward to taking advantage of Cebu’s continued economic growth and consider Cebu Exchange to be the most sought-after premium business address, as well as an upcoming landmark of the […] The post Cebu Exchange investors gearing up to take advantage of Cebu’s growing economy appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 18th, 2020

Carbon neutrality by 2050

As the world marks the fifth anniversary of the adoption of the landmark Paris Agreement on climate change, a promising movement for carbon neutrality is taking shape. By next month, countries representing more than 65 percent of harmful greenhouse gasses and more than 70 per cent of the world economy will have committed to achieve net zero emissions by the middle of the century......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsDec 14th, 2020

Grand Hyatt Manila provides a grand escape

Luxury five-star hotel Grand Hyatt Manila, led by the indefatigable Federal Land Inc. chairman Alfred Ty, Bonifacio Landmark Realty and Development Corp. president Hans Hauri, and Grand Hyatt Manila general manager and area vice president Gottfried Bogensperger, opens its doors to those who wish to escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 27th, 2020

11 years later, Maguindanao massacre far from resolved

Even with the landmark convictions of primary suspects last year, the quest for justice over the 2009 Maguindanao massacre continues as appeals remain pending and dozens of suspects remain at large......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 22nd, 2020

NCAA partners with GMA via landmark deal

The 96th season of the National Collegiate Athletic Association is expected to start in the second quarter of 2021 with a new broadcast partner in Philippine media giant GMA Network. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsNov 20th, 2020

Chileans vote overwhelmingly for new constitution

Chileans voted overwhelmingly in a landmark referendum Sunday to replace their dictatorship-era constitution, long seen as underpinning the nation's glaring economic and social inequalities......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsOct 26th, 2020

Bill seeks to increase doctors in the country

Filipinos will have access to free medical education and the country’s human resources for public health will be expanded once the Senate ratifies the “Doktor Para sa Bayan Act, which was described as a “landmark legislation” by Senator Joel Villanueva......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 16th, 2020

13-year prison term sought vs. neo-Nazi party leaders

A Greek prosecutor on Tuesday called for 13-year prison sentences for the leading members of infamous neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn, nearly a week after their conviction in a landmark trial......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsOct 13th, 2020

‘Poland Garros’: Swiatek powers to landmark French Open triumph

Polish teenager Iga Swiatek won her country’s first Grand Slam singles title on Saturday as she defeated American fourth seed Sofia Kenin 6-4, 6-1 to become the youngest women’s French Open champion since 1992. The 19-year-old Swiatek, at 54 the lowest-ranked woman to capture the Roland Garros title in the modern era, is the ninth […] The post ‘Poland Garros’: Swiatek powers to landmark French Open triumph appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 11th, 2020

Jannine Weigel& rsquo;s & lsquo;Passcode& rsquo; unlocks huge streaming figures

Jannine Weigel’s debut single ”Passcode” has only been out for two weeks and its video has already hit a landmark one million views on YouTube......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 11th, 2020

Worldwide coronavirus cases top 30M

PARIS, France (AFP) — The number of coronavirus cases registered worldwide topped 30 million on Thursday, according to an AFP tally based on official sources. The grim landmark came as the World Health Organization (WHO) warned of “alarming rates of transmission” of Covid-19 across Europe. The tallies, using data collected by AFP from national authorities […] The post Worldwide coronavirus cases top 30M appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsSep 18th, 2020

Coronavirus cases top 30 million worldwide

The number of coronavirus cases registered worldwide topped 30 million on Thursday, according to an AFP tally based on official sources. The grim landmark came as the World Health Organization warned of “alarming rates of transmission” of Covid-19 across Europe. The tallies, using data collected by AFP from national authorities and information from the World […] The post Coronavirus cases top 30 million worldwide appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsSep 18th, 2020

Former Speaker and EPIRA principal author Fuentebella passes away

Former House Speaker and principal author of the Electric Power Industry Reform Act (EPIRA) Arnulfo “Noli” P. Fuentebella passed away on September 9 due to lingering illnesses, his family has confirmed. He was 74. Arnulfo “Noli” P. Fuentebella Camarines Sur Arnulf Bryan “Arnie” Fuentebella , in a social media post, announced the untimely demise of the former speaker of the House of Representatives. The sad news was also confirmed by his other son, Department of Energy (DOE) Undersecretary Felix William B. Fuentebella. “With deep sorrow, we would like to inform our family and friends that former Speaker Arnulfo “Noli” P. Fuentebella has passed away this morning (September 9),” the lawmaker said. He added the elder Fuentebella “succumbed to heart failure after battling kidney disease for almost two years.” The family requested for prayers “for his final journey back Home.” Details of necrological services shall be announced in the following days. Aside from his stint at the Congress’s top leadership, his long years of service as Congressman of Camarines Sur as well as his career life as a lawyer, one of the landmark achievements of Fuentebella was his authorship of the EPIRA, a turning point law that was passed in June 2001 which then paved the way for the restructuring of the country’s electricity sector. While propounded legislation on the long-proposed privatization and liberalization of the power industry failed to make it through the maze of three Congresses prior to his time as Chairman of the House Committee on Energy, he made sure during his turn at the body that the measure would finally be enacted. Fuentebella and other key lawmakers studied the privatization pathway for state-run National Power Corporation (NPC) “with great caution and thoroughness” by looking at the experiences of other deregulated electricity markets all over the world – and that earned him the respect and regard of the industry as the “father and prime mover of the power industry’s deregulation and restructuring.” His energy committee at that time judiciously consulted with all affected stakeholders – listening to both sides of the spectrum – whether they are pro or against the power industry restructuring bill. The EPIRA is a legislative piece that until today is considered unmatched in the energy sector – and the leadership he had shown during his time at the Energy Committee ensured not just the passage of the law; but it also guaranteed that the provisions are feasible for implementation through the years. Even the design of the Wholesale Electricity Spot Market (WESM) had to undergo fine-tuning prior to the law’s final deliberations and eventual passage because of the California’s power market experience then – primarily the excessive market exposure of some players that triggered their bankruptcies, the State’s missteps in energy planning that then led to its worst nightmare of blackouts. The EPIRA is already on its 20th year of implementation next year and while it is not exactly a perfect law, it was able to advance milestone achievements – primarily the privatization of the government-owned power assets; and it had also extended benefits to Filipino consumers; including lifeline discounts for marginalized end-users’ and the ‘power of choice’ that some segments of electricity consumers are now enjoying when it comes to sourcing and patronizing preferred power providers......»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsSep 9th, 2020

Oscars set minimum diversity rules for best picture prize

Hollywood's motion picture academy unveiled strict new eligibility rules to boost diversity among best picture Oscars nominees and the wider movie industry in a landmark announcement Tuesday......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  thestandardRelated NewsSep 9th, 2020

Iran nuclear deal parties meet amid US pressure

The signatories to the faltering Iran nuclear deal kicked off a meeting in Vienna on Tuesday as the United States is bidding to restore international sanctions on the Islamic republic and extend an arms embargo. Britain, France, Germany, China, and Russia are struggling to save the landmark 2015 accords with Iran, which has been progressively […] The post Iran nuclear deal parties meet amid US pressure appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsSep 1st, 2020

Landmark protest in Mauritius over giant oil spill

Tens of thousands of Mauritians protested Saturday in the capital Saint-Louis over the government's handling of a giant oil spill off its pristine Indian Ocean coast......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsAug 30th, 2020

Endangered centuries-old Toog tree brings back nostalgia to residents

SAN FRANCISCO, Agusan del Sur (MindaNews / 24 August) — For local residents and conservationists, the country’s tallest and oldest Philippine Rosewood tree (Petersianthus quadrialatus), locally known as Toog tree, in Barangay Alegria here was a nostalgic landmark that has been part of their lives in not so a distant past. The towering 54-meter iconic […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsAug 29th, 2020