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Namosimalua, witnesses testifying at Ratu Suliano’s trial

The MP is accused of breaching the 2014 Parliamentary Pay Act when they demanded travel and accommodation allowances to which they were not entitled. Former Secretary General of Parliament Viniana Namosimalua at the High Court in Suva on May 19, 2022. Photo: Leon Lord Parliament’s affidavit forms contain no …

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2 senators dispute June 3 release of jailed Pharmally officers

SENATE.GOV.PH TWO SENATORS said on Wednesday the release of two jailed officers at a controversial company that allegedly sold overpriced medical supplies to the government would not be released until April 30. This contradicts a previous statement by the Senate leader, who said that if Congress adjourns until June 4, …

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Bids for T-Bills were rejected as market bets on GNP increase

THE GOVERNMENT declined all offers for their oonwardsTreasury bills (T-Bills) on Monday as investors called for higher interest rates amid betting on a rate hike at this week’s Bangkok Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) policy meeting. The Bureau of the Treasury (BTr) did not award any T-bills during Monday’s auction, even …

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NPC endorses Romualdez as next speaker of House of Representatives

FILE PHOTO: House Majority Leader and Leyte Representative Martin Romualdez. QUESTIONER MANILA, Philippines — The Nationalist People’s Coalition (NPC) is backing Majority Leader Martin Romualdez as the next House Speaker. Senate President Vicente Sotto III, leader of the NPC, said the party had “unconditional support” for Romualdez’s speakership. “As chairman …

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Comelec investigates 900 faulty vote counting machines

(PNA file photo) MANILA – The Electoral Commission (Comelec) will begin this weekend to investigate the more than 900 vote counting machines (VCMs) that ran into trouble in the May 9 elections. According to Commissioner George Garcia, the Comelec Steering Committee, chaired by Commissioner Marlon Casquejo, will meet with the …

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Tycoons get drunk at Marcos’ victory party

Kevin Tan and Sabin Aboitiz settle down and sip wine with presumptive President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. MANILA, Philippines — It was well known how dictator Ferdinand Marcos Sr. and his wife Imelda knew how to throw a party. Her son, President-elect Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr., obviously knows how to have …

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Walls of Jericho – Manila Bulletin

UNDER THE MICROSCOPE dr Raymund W.Lo The last few days have been filled with anxiety as the campaign season draws to a close. Everyone I spoke to had sleepless nights and so did I. Our fears were justified. The future is at stake. But we did everything we could: organized …

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DOJ Gives De Lima Plea ‘Serious Consideration’

MANILA, Philippines — Department of Justice (DOJ) Attorney General Menardo Guevarra has assured jailed opposition Senator Leila De Lima that he will “seriously consider” her request to review and drop the drug charges against her. “I will seriously review Sen. De Lima’s letter and will raise the matter with other …

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The True Cost of Internet Shutdowns in South Asia

The World Wide Web turned 33 last month, so I spent some time reading the arguments for making the Internet a basic human right. The ideas seem fantastic to me sitting in South Asia, where the internet increasingly feels like the personal property of governments that choose to cut off …

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Stocks slide ahead of Fed meeting, inflation data

BW FILE PHOTO SHARES continued to fall Monday ahead of the US Federal Reserve meeting and the release of Philippine inflation data. The benchmark Philippine Stock Exchange (PSEi) index fell 10.17 points, or 0.15%, to 6,721.08, while the broader all-shares index fell 8.31 points, or 0.23%, to 3,596.83 . “Philippine …

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More “hot money” left the country in March

Dollar and pound banknotes are seen in this photo taken on April 28, 2017. — REUTERS MORE SHORT-TERM alien Investment left the Philippines as what occurred in March rebottleect increased uncertainty due to the Russia-Ukraine war and monetary policy tightening in the United States. Data from Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas …

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Qualtrics tightly integrates sentiment analysis with contact center tools

Voice-of-the-customer provider Qualtrics has released Social Connect, a sentiment analysis and social listening tool for contact centers. Social Connect was born out of technology from Qualtrics’ $1.1 billion acquisition of Clarabridge, which closed in October. Qualtrics has evolved it since the acquisition, said Fabrice Martin, product lead at Qualtrics …

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Mobile VoIP Market Size, Outlook and Forecast

New Jersey, United States – That Mobile VoIP Market The research report provides comprehensive coverage of the Mobile VoIP Market during the forecast period 2022-2029. It provides historical, current and future market trends to assist in developing a robust market strategy. Additionally, it provides value chain analysis, key drivers and …

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Manila Water is not seeing any business disruption following the expansion of supply

Of Alyssa Nicole O Tan MANILA Water Co., Inc. said it is not currently implementing plans to disrupt water supplies after a senator said the dry season should not be used as an excuse to halt services. “Water supply for the East Zone remains normal and we are not implementing …

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Also on DA’s plate: stop palm oil smuggling

Image from the Department of Agriculture website MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Agriculture (DA) is investigating allegations of illegal importation of palm oil into the country, including its officials and employees allegedly in cahoots with smugglers of agricultural products. “Indeed, we have investigated the alleged smuggling of palm oil …

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Stop WPS oil exploration as a deterrent to investment

REUTERS Of Kyle Aristophere T. Atienza, reporter ECONOMIC and marine experts warned on Wednesday that the government’s decision to halt oil exploration activities in parts of the South China Sea claimed by the Philippines would make companies reconsider their investments in the region. They issued the warning after the listing …

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Agaton damaged crops worth P725.2M

BURIED ALIVE Search and recovery teams search Barangay Pilar in Abuyog town, Leyte to find people buried by landslides. – Photo courtesy of the 802nd Infantry Battalion Damage to the agricultural sector from Tropical Storm “Agaton” (international name: Megi) rose further to P725.2 million on Monday morning, the Ministry of …

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Romblon campaigners and other candidates are calling for Comelec probes into alleged rampant vote-buying

CANDIDATES (from left) Joey G. Venancio for Congressman and Eduardo C. Firmalo for Governor, along with provincial executive Jose M. Madrid, who is seeking re-election, hold a press conference in Odiongan, Romblon to urge the electoral body to alleged votes to investigate. Buying activities of other candidates. CANDIDATES for local …

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Stocks fall ahead of US inflation report in March

BW FILE PHOTO SHARES fell on Monday amid a shortened trading week and ahead of the release of US inflation data expected to hit a new high in March. The Philippine Stock Exchange (PSEi) benchmark index fell 29.73 points, or 0.42%, to close at 6,988.29 on Monday, while all stocks …

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DepEd under fire for learning module that puts Robredo in a bad light

(1ST UPDATE) This isn’t the first time DepEd has been called out for its learning modules distributed to millions of students MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Education (DepEd) is under fire again for another learning module mishap, this time involving a Self-Learning Module (SLM) activity by Grade 11 students. …

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Stocks fall on hawkish comments from Fed officials

SHARES tumbled on Wednesday as a Federal Reserve policymaker said the central bank could shrink its balance sheet at an aggressive pace and steadily raise interest rates. The Philippine Stock Exchange (PSEi) benchmark index fell 46.81 points, or 0.65%, to close at 7,109.26 on Wednesday, while all stocks as a …

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Global Active Messenger Market: Best Recommendations for Established Players

“ Based on main and secondary research, field research and expertise, the report gives an in-depth study of the overall Active Messenger industry size and structure. Industry researchers have used methods such as Porter’s five forces analysis and SWOT analysis. The report covers a variety of topics including supply chain …

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Social media restricted in Sri Lanka as emergency declared amid protests

NetBlocks metrics confirm the restriction of multiple social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp, Viber and YouTube in Sri Lanka after midnight on Sunday April 3, 2022 local time. The incident comes as the government declares a state of emergency and imposes curfews to counter widespread protests over the …

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The budget deficit narrows in February

A worker assembles a pole at a construction site in Quezon City, May 23, 2018. — REUTERS Those of the NATIONAL Government Budget enficit narrowed to 105.8 billion pesos in February as spending and revenue slumped, the Bureau of the Treasury (BTr) reported. BTR’s cash operations report showed that the …

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Skullcandy and Pit Viber announce new wireless earbud collaboration

Skullcandy has announced a new collaboration with sunglasses manufacturer Pit Viper. The collection includes the Skullcandy fans’ Grind, Push Active and Dime true wireless earbuds. First 100 Skullcandy x Pit Viper Push Active purchases come bundled with Pit Viper sunglasses “As Skullcandy and Pit Viper share a love of the …

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Interest rates on T-bills, bonds are expected to rise

BW FILE PHOTO Government bond RATES are expected to rise this week as Russia’s invasion of Ukraine continues to sweep the worldbottleation pressure. The Bureau of the Treasury (BTr) will offer P15 billion in Treasury bills (T-bills) on Monday, or P5 billion each in 91-, 182- and 364-day securities. On …

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IM Software and Apps Market Size, Development Data, Growth Analysis and Forecast 2022 to 2028 – Facebook, Apple, Tencent, Google, Microsoft, Telegram, LINE, Viber, Kakao, Yahoo, Snapchat, BlackBerry

New Jersey, United States, – Mr Accuracy Reports released new research on Global IM software and apps Coverage of micro-level analysis of competitors and major business segments (2022-2029). The Global IM Software and Apps examines a comprehensive study on various segments such as Opportunity, Size, Development, Innovation, Revenue and Overall …

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Duterte Signs EO on Economic Recovery

A teacher helps students at an elementary school in San Andres, Malate, Manila February 9. President Rodrigo R. Duterte signed an executive order on a 10-point agenda for economic recovery that includes the resumption of face-to-face classes. – FILIPINO STAR/ MICHAEL VARCAS PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte signed an executive order …

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The government partially forgives T-bills if interest rates continue to rise

THE GOVERNMENT partially awarded the treasury bills (T-bills) offered it on Monday as interest rates continued to rise on expectations of further rate hikes by the US Federal Reserve. The Bureau of the Treasury (BTr) raised only 13.9 billion pesos through the auctioned short-term securities or similaronwards on Monday or …

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European Commission issues code of conduct on elections – The Himalayan Times – Nepal’s No. 1 English daily

KATHMANDU, MARCH 17 The Electoral Commission today issued a 78-page electoral code of conduct requiring political parties to make payments for expenses incurred during the election campaign through the banking system. The electoral body has established a code for political parties, media, voters, election observers, government employees and the general …

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Stocks rise on last minute purchases, Fed meets

SHARES rose on Wednesday on last-minute buying ahead of the Federal Reserve’s policy decision. The Philippine Stock Exchange (PSEi) benchmark index rose 6.53 points, or 0.09%, to close at 7,026.45 on Wednesday, while all shares broader were down 19.61 points, or 0.53%, to 3,713.68 climbed. “Last minute purchases have propelled …

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VoIP Providers Market Key Vendors, Opportunities, In-Depth Analysis By Regional And Country Prospects

the Market for VoIP providers The report covers the entire scenario of the global market, including major players, their future campaigns, preferred suppliers, market shares, as well as historical data and price analysis. It continues to provide key details on changing dynamics to generate market enhancing factors. The aim is …

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PUV Drivers and Operators will receive P6,500 – LTFRB Fuel Allowance from March 15th

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, March 11) – The government will begin distributing fuel subsidies to drivers and operators of public utility vehicles (PUV) on March 15, with each beneficiary receiving 6,500 pesos, a transportation official said Friday. “Starting Tuesday po, we’ll start distribution to beneficiaries na po,” Tina Cassion, executive …

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Stocks continue to rise as oil prices fall overnight

SHARES continued to climb Thursday, returning above the 7,000 mark as global oil prices plummeted overnight. The Philippine Stock Exchange (PSEi) benchmark index improved 134.92 points, or 1.93%, to close at 7,124.80 on Thursday, while all stocks as a whole were up 51.47 points, or 1.37%, and at 3,783, 82 …

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The main index rebounds as investors buy bargains

THE MAIN INDEX recovered slightly on Wednesday on bargain hunting, even after the United States announced it would ban oil imports from Russia. The Philippine Stock Exchange (PSEi) benchmark index rose 12.15 points, or 0.17%, to close at 6,989.88 on Wednesday, while broader stocks fell 7.17 points, or 0.19%, to …

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Fluctuating oil is a key risk for PHL – Diokno

FILIPINO STAR/ MICHAEL VARCAS Through Luz Wendy T Edel, reporter RUSSIA’S INVASION into Ukraine could push oil prices higher, which could make itself feltbottlenation above target range for a second straight year, said Bangkok Sentral ng Pilipinas Governor Benjamin E. Diokno. “The main channel through which the war between Russia …

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Analysts complain about unclear foreign policy direction

PHILIPPINE COAST GUARD Through Alyssa Nicole O Tan, reporterand Jasperal Emerald G. Tan PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES lack clear foreign policy direction and are unlikely to advance Philippine interests if elected, political analysts said over the weekend. “Every self-respecting presidential candidate by now must be able to articulate the basics of their …

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Gatchalian: Legislation for Philippine nuclear energy policy by next Congress

MANILA, Philippines — Sen. Sherwin “Win” Gatchalian said Friday there was no more time to pass nuclear power legislation as the 18th Congress concludes its session in less than a week. His statement comes days after President Rodrigo Duterte signed an executive order requiring the Philippines to develop a nuclear …

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Empty shelves, spy hunt: Kyiv residents prepare for Russian attack | News about the war between Russia and Ukraine

The seventh day of Russia’s war against Ukraine began Wednesday morning with sirens blaring again warning of airstrikes, while a series of explosions and incidents of shelling were heard overnight. Maidan Nezalezhnosti, Kyiv’s iconic Independence Square, has been surrounded by sandbag barricades and Czech armored hedgehogs as a 64 km …

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Tencent, Viber, BBM, Kiki Interactive, Line, Facebook, Skype, Twitter Direct Message, Telegram, Hike, VoxerNet LLC – Materials Handling

This research report Live Chat App Market guides in delineating critical trends affecting the Live Chat App industry such as technological developments, financial dynamics, future market forecasts, competitive landscape, emerging markets, drivers, market restraints etc. This report assists the market participants in the Live Chat App market planning and execute …

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DTI sees Alert Level 1 impact on jobs at 500,000 jobs

FILIPINO STAR/ MICHAEL VARCAS Easing of Alert Level 1 quarantine in the National Capital Region (NCR) and other major provinces and cities will eventually result in the creation of about 500,000 jobs, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) said. “We’re leading the numbers, dependent on other provinces and heavily …

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TDF yields mixed on inflation outlook and geopolitical tensions

Central bank time deposit returns ended mixed Wednesday amid higher inflation expectations and rising tensions between Russia and Ukraine. Total bids for Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) term deposits hit $571.048 billion on Wednesdayonwardser, but lower than the P637.875 billion in tenders last week. Broken down, the seven-day paper generated …

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Video Calling Software Market to see booming business sentiments

The assessment of the Global Video Calling Software Market research report comprises a thorough study of the domain including classifications, concepts, implementations and industry chain structure. An annual report on global dynamics, including development trends, studies of the competitive landscape and the growing position of key regions, is included in …

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Twitter, Viber, TikTok begin to comply with the Russian Localization Law – Business & Economy

MOSCOW, February 16. /TASS/. International IT companies Twitter, Viber and TikTok have started enforcing Moscow’s new rules requiring foreign tech firms to localize their operations in the country, Deputy Chief of Russia’s Media Inspectorate Vadim Subbotin said on Wednesday. “We have companies that have started to partially fulfill their main …

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DoF in talks with banks about initial green bond offering

COLIN WATTS-UNSPLASH The Treasury Department (DoF) is in talks with banks about its $500 million Green Bond or similaronwardsThe appropriate tenor will be assessed this year, said the CFO on Thursday. “We are discussing with various banks the appropriate structure for our initial ESG (environmental, social and governance) offering, including …

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Stock up to relieve tension, remittance data

PHILIPPINE SHARES rallied on Wednesday as worries over tensions between Russia and Ukraine eased and after data released on Tuesday showed remittances hit an all-time high over the past year. The Philippine Stock Exchange (PSEi) benchmark index rose 142.88 points, or 1.95%, to close at 7,452.82 on Wednesday, while the …

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The government is not fully forgiving T-bill offers at higher rates on Fed hike fears

BW FILE PHOTO THE GOVERNMENT fully granted the Treasury Bills (T-Bills) it auctionedonwards on Monday, even as yields rose on the back of the interest rate raise concerns and tensions Ukraine. The Bureau of the Treasury (BTr) raised P15 billion on the T-Bills it auctioned as plannedonwards on Monday, when …

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7 Best Free SMS Apps for iPhone and Android

Free SMS apps offer different features than the default SMS app built into your phone. Many third-party SMS apps offer better security and privacy, rich group chats, WiFi SMS, and more. Here are seven of the best free texting apps available for both iOS and Android. Check out Insider’s tech …

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Journalist files charges against Gadon over viral video

Journalist Raissa Robles. INQUIRER.net file photo / CATHY MIRANDA MANILA, Philippines — Investigative journalist Raissa Robles filed complaints against suspended attorney Larry Gadon for his verbal assault on her in a viral video last December. According to Roble’s attorney, Atty. Sandra Olaso-Coronel, the journalist, indicted Gadon on Feb. 4 before …

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Local governments urged to increase spending

PHILIPPINE STAR/EDD GUMBAN Through Jenina P. Ibanez, Elderly reporter LOCAL GOVERNMENT UNITS (LGUs) must build a strong pipeline of projects and improve their implementation processes to support spending as their share of national taxes increases this year, the Ministry of Finance (DoF) said. “LGUs need to brush up on project …

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Philippine inflation slows to 3% in January

Inflation fell to 3% in January from 3.2% in December. — Photo by Cathy Rose A. Garcia Through Ana Olivia A.Tirona, researcher Philippine annual inflation fell to its lowest level in 15 months for the fifth straight month in January as housing and utility cost inflation slowed. Under rebased prices …

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Manufacturing Growth Loses Momentum – BusinessWorld Online

REUTERS Through Jenina P. Ibanez, Elderly reporter PHILIPPINE MANUFACTURING GROWTH slowed in January as the impact of Typhoon Odette and a surge in 2019 coronavirus disease (COVID-19) infections hampered demand and production, according to IHS Markit said on Wednesday. The IHS Markit Philippines Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) value slipped …

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Ukrainian Viber users believe that people around are looking at their chats

Illustrative photo/thetechvibes The results of the Rakuten Viber survey on Personal Data Protection Day show that Ukrainian users are concerned about privacy. However, most of them believe that other people are looking into their chats. Respondents were asked to fill out a questionnaire with questions about everyday situations related to …

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Prices of T-Bills, bonds move sideways with steady demand

BW FILE PHOTO Treasury PRICES could range or fall this week as demand is likely to remain resilient amid excess liquidity in the US fifinancial system. The Bureau of the Treasury will oonwardshe P15 billion in Treasury bills (T-bills) on Monday, or P5 billion each in 91-, 182- and 364-day …

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Rakuten Viber celebrates Data Protection Day

The world has gone increasingly digital, yet it’s ironic how most of us still give little thought to privacy and exactly how our private information can be compromised. Most may not be able to figure out what types of private and sensitive information they need to protect to prevent identity …

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2021 agricultural production contracts by 1.7%

BUCKETS of fish are seen at Navotas Fish Port, May 21, 2021. — PHILIPPINE STAR/ MICHAEL VARCAS PHILIPPINE AGRICULTURE fromset Shrunk 1.7% in 2021 despite growing 0.6% over the past three months, the statistics agency said on Wednesday. Data from the Philippine Statistics Agency (PSA) showed that the full-year value …

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H2Pro, founded by ex-Juno, the Viber founder, is raising money from the Gates fund

The H2Pro team. Photo courtesy of H2Pro. Talmon Marco admits he’s not the climate technologist expected. In 2010 he co-founded mobile messaging company Viber, which was acquired by Japanese internet company Rakuten in 2014 for $900 million. In 2015, Marco co-founded ride-hailing company Juno, which was acquired by Israeli transportation …

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Prices of Treasury bills, bonds are likely to move sideways

Treasury yields could move sideways or fall this week if risk appetite improves amid the country’s coronavirus situation and ahead of this week’s Federal Reserve monetary policy review. The Bureau of the Treasury will oonwardshe P15 billion in Treasury bills (T-bills) on Monday, or P5 billion each in 91-, 182- …

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Stocks rebound as NCR COVID-19 cases fall

COURTESY OF PHILIPPINE STOCK EXCHANGE, INC. SHARES rose on Friday as investors hunted for bargains amid declining cases of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Metro Manila. The 30-member Philippine Stock Exchange Index (PSEI) rose 54.24 points, or 0.74%, to 7,293.53, while the broader All-Shares Index rose 13.56 points, or 0.35%, …

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Stocks fall on profit-taking, Wall Street sell-off

PHILIPPINE SHARES fell on Wednesday as investors pocketed gains amid a sell-off on Wall Street on rising US yields. The 30-component Philippine Stock Exchange Index (PSEi) fell 82.42 points, or 1.12%, to close at 7,261.54 on Wednesday, while the broader all-shares index fell 27.15 points, or 0.69% and closed at …

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Viber promises to fight fake news ahead of May’s elections

The messaging app Viber – which gained ground in the Philippine market in 2021 as the locked-down population increasingly relied on connectivity for work and everyday life – promised to help fight fake news, especially in the run-up to this year’s national election. “The team is working hard to ensure …

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Makati is offering free Covid-19 testing to residents

(file photo) MANILA – The Government of Makati City will offer free testing for coronavirus disease (Covid-19) to qualified residents. In a social media note Monday, the city government said it will allow symptomatic residents to use reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction and antigen testing for Covid-19 free of charge. …

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How Ukrainians texted and called in 2021: Viber statistics

The most popular ways of Ukrainians to communicate in Viber in 2021/channel 24 Rakuten, which develops the Viber messenger, has published the results of using its product in Ukraine in 2021. The application maintains its leading position in our market. 2021 in the review of Rakuten Viber in Ukraine it …

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Stocks rise as World Bank maintains GDP forecasts

STOCKS closed higher on Thursday after the World Bank said it was upbeat on the Philippine economy this year, even as inflation and new variants of the 2019 coronavirus disease (COVID-19) threaten the outlook. The 30-member Philippine Stock Exchange Index (PSEi) rose 92.62 points, or 1.28%, on Thursday to close …

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Stocks fall on trading data, Fed rate hike fears

REUTERS STOCKS fell Tuesday after data was released showing the country’s trade deficit widened and expectations of a Fed rate hike rising. The leading Philippine Stock Exchange Index (PSEi) lost 54.98 points, or 0.77%, to close at 7,085.69, while the broader all-shares index fell 24.42 points, or 0.64%, to 3,775.46. …

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How to make your own stickers on Viber

Viber is a free, cross-platform voice-over and messaging app that is compatible with iOS, Android, Windows, Linux, and macOS platforms. By default, Viber has the basic stickers. However, the app also lets you create custom stickers or edit existing ones. Read on to learn how to do that. Create your …

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PHL lowers minimum investment threshold for foreign trading companies

Through Alyssa Nicole O. Tan andRevin MIkhael D. Ochave, reporter PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte has signed a law thatfiSignificantly lowers the minimum investment barrier for foreign retailers, which the government hopes will attract more FDI to the Philippines. Republic Act (RA) No. 11595 reduced the minimum deposit requirement for overseas …

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Sri Lanka – Viber Reveals Who Is Most Likely To …

(MENAFN- Colombo Gazette) Rakuten Viber, a global leader in private and secure messaging and voice-based communications, has published the results of an analysis of the use of Viber Lens since the feature was launched in collaboration with Snap in June 2021 and its launch in key markets over several months. …

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Government bond yields remain unchanged due to the lack of evidence

Government bond (GS) yields moved sideways last week due to the lack of local catalysts, as market analysts expected. On average, secondary market GS yields increased 0.71 basis points (bp) week to week based on the PHP Bloomberg Valuation (BVAL) Service Reference Rates as of December 31, published on the …

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DOH calls the “high possibility” of local transmission of the Omicron variant

A computer image created by Nexu Science Communication in collaboration with Trinity College in Dublin shows a model structurally representative of a beta coronavirus associated with COVID-19 that was shared with Reuters on February 18, 2020. (NEXU Science Communication / via REUTERS) MANILA, Philippines – While the Department of Health …

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DOH is investigating alleged breach of COVID-19 quarantine protocol

Facade of the DOH main office in Manila. INQUIRER.net file photo MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Health (DOH) is now investigating the alleged quarantine protocol violation involving a traveler from the United States who reportedly skipped mandatory quarantine after arriving in the Philippines. A Twitter user previously claimed that …

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Younger users, lifestyle content will help Viber PH expand in 2021

Over half of Viber users in the Philippines are in the younger population, with 40 percent in the 25-34 age group. Viber ended the year on a good note. The brand-free messaging app proudly noted in a virtual media round table how it expanded its growth in the Philippines in …

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Yields rise after loan schedule release in January

Government bond (GS) yields rose last week after the government’s January borrowing program was released. Bond yields, moving in the opposite direction to prices, rose an average of 5.81 basis points (bps) week in and week out based on the December 24th PHP Bloomberg Valuation Service Reference Rates published on …

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How to hide a chat on Viber

This tutorial is all about hiding a chat on Viber. We will do our best to help you understand this guide. I hope you enjoy this blog How to hide a chat on Viber. If your answer is yes, please share after reading. Check out how to hide a chat …

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Make sure you have the right hygiene to prevent illness, demanded typhoon victims

PROPER HYGIENE. Cebu City residents collect water from a tanker that travels through communities to distribute water, while Metro Cebu Water District’s pumping stations are still inoperable due to a lack of power after Typhoon Odette on December 16, 2021. DOH-7 boss The pathologist Dr. On Thursday (December 23), Mary …

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Omicron fears shares will fall due to typhoon damage

Courtesy of PHILIPPINE STOCK EXCHANGE, INC. STOCKS fell Monday as investors judged the damage caused by Typhoon Odette, which could hurt economic growth, and the spread of the Omicron variant. The 30-strong Philippine Stock Exchange Index (PSEi) fell 60.05 points, or 0.82%, to close at 7,237.61 on Monday, while the …

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Requirements for IPO stability funds seen as encouraging for investors

Through Keren Concepcion G. Valmonte, reporter REQUIRING a stability fund for companies planning an IPO with a secondary equity component could help alleviate investor worries and could also provide “better cushion” against volatility, analysts said. “This is going to be kind of a positive move for investors to feel confident …

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Comelec junk petition to declare Bongbong Marcos a nuisance candidate

Former Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. will submit his candidacy for president on October 6, 2021 at the Sofitel Harbor Garden Tent in Pasay City. (REQUEST.net/Daniza Fernandez) MANILA, Philippines – The Electoral Commission’s second division has rejected the petition to declare former Senator and presidential candidate Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. …

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The faster tightening of the Fed could cause problems for the markets

REUTERS The accelerated tightening of the US Federal Reserve could “cause problems” for global markets and individual economies like the Philippines, said a former official from Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP). “If GNP in the Philippines is not in line with Federal Reserve measures and market sentiment is unfavorable for …

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The government is rejecting all offers for 7-year T-bonds as interest rates remain high

SW FILE PHOTO THE GOVERNMENT on Tuesdayday refused all bidsffthe newly launched seven-year treasury Bonds (T-bonds) as investors asked for high rates despite easDrive inflation. The Bureau of the Treasury (BTr) has not accepted any offers for the reissued securities with a remaining term of six years and eight months. …

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Peso rises against the dollar – BusinessWorld Online

SW FILE PHOTO THE PESO was strengthened against the greenback on Monday when the US inflation stayed in line with expectations, betting that the central bank of the Philippines would keep rates stable during its policy review this week. The local unit closed at 50.32 pence to the dollar on …

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Expect “numerous denials” from groups on the party list – Comelec

Robertzon Ramirez – The Filipino Star December 12, 2021 | 12:00 noon MANILA, Philippines – Before the raffle for those qualified for the elections in May 2022, there will be “numerous rejections” of applications for party list groups, the election commission (Comelec) announced this weekend. At the same time, the …

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Stocks rise as COVID-19 cases stay low

The population could continue to improve in the coming days as 2019 coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases in the Philippines remain low. The leading Philippine Stock Exchange Index (PSEi) rose 16.56 points, or 0.23%, to close at 7,147.30 on Tuesday, while the broader all-share index rose 6.58 points, or 0.17%, to …

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Information sharing about Viber groups affects the police – FBC News

Police are disappointed that social media apps are being used to share information about the whereabouts of law enforcement officers with drivers. Police Brigadier General Commissioner Sitiveni Qiliho says the LTA and the traffic police unit are on the road for the safety and wellbeing of all people, and it …

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Peso weakened against the dollar on improved US labor market data

SW FILE PHOTO THE PESO weakened against the greenback on Monday after better US job data cause the Federal Reserve to accelerate the winding down of their bond purchases. The local unit ended trading at 50.41 pence to the dollar on Monday and lost five centavos from its 50.36 pence …

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BSP raises 100 billion pesos at auction

SW FILE PHOTO The Philippine central bank raised 100 billion pesos on Friday from its auction of 28-day notes, with interest rates hiked following restrictive signals from the US Federal Reserve. Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) fully awarded the short-term bills of exchange, with demand reaching Pesos 102.042 billion, less …

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Marcos did not comply with the tax ruling – court

The only son and namesake of the late dictator Ferdinand E. Marcos had failed to pay a fine that an appeals court imposed on him in 1995 for failing to pay his taxes, a lawyer for a group that wanted to exclude him from the presidential election said Friday. Former …

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PSEi drops to 6,900 levels due to Omicron concerns

THE MAIN INDEX slumped on Wednesday amid concerns about the effectiveness of vaccines against the new 2019 variant of Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) and the government’s pandemic response. The Reference Index of the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSEi) fell 253.82 points, or 3.52%, on Wednesday to close at 6,947.06, while the broader …

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Misinformation on Social Media and the 2022 Filipino Elections – The Diplomat

advertising The 2022 Philippine presidential race will be crowded. Of the dozen of candidates who have submitted their papers, there are five top runners: Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr., Emmanuel “Manny” Pacquiao, Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domgaoso, Christopher “Bong” Go, and Maria Leonor “Leni.” “Robredo. Meanwhile, the Philippines are struggling to overcome …

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CPI base year will be changed to 2018 from January

PHILIPPINE STAR / MICHAEL VARCAS from Luz Wendy T. Noble, reporter The Philippine Bureau of Statistics (PSA) announced that the base year for the consumer price index (CPI) will change from January to 2018 to reflect changing consumption patterns of Philippine households such as the move to e-commerce. National statistician …

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Peso continues to drop with the new coronavirus variant

SW FILE PHOTO THE PESO weakened against the dollar on Friday after a new variant of coronavirus sparked risk aversion among investors. The local unit closed at 50.43 pence against the dollar, down four centavos from its P50.39 end Thursday, data from the Bankers Association of the Philippines showed. The …

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Legislation banning Huawei 5G technology insists Riigikogu | news

Two MPs voted with one abstention against the bill, which will also open up the 5G frequency band to market competition. The draft law, now the Electronic Communications Act, is intended, subject to the approval of the President, to implement the European communications directive into national law and to define …

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Rakuten Viber partners with Lasith Malinga – The Island

POTENZA, the Sri Lanka-based global enterprise technology consulting group, recently announced a landmark partnership with Hatton National Bank (HNB) as its official implementation partner to facilitate and support the bank on its robotic process automation journey. As a first step, POTENZA manages the implementation of HNB’s “SWIFT Messages Extraction and …

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Senate can approve budget next week

PHILIPPINE STAR / EDD GUMBAN from Alyssa Nicole O. Tan THE SENATE is aiming to pass the 2022 General Budget Act in its third and final reading early next week after delays caused by a coronavirus fear. The debates are expected to end Tuesday evening, Senator Juan Edgardo M. Angara, …

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64 have adverse effects after a COVID19 vaccination; 55 Not serious

“A total of 62 cases have been fully investigated while two cases are still under investigation,” said Dr. Fong. “Of these cases examined, 61 were adults and 1 child.” Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Health and Medical Services, Dr. James Fong. The Ministry of Health and Medical Services has …

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iOS vs Android: Rakuten Viber tells which smartphones are popular with Ukrainians

What smartphones do Ukrainians prefer / 24 channels According to a study by Kantar CMeter, 97% of smartphones in Ukraine have the Viber mobile application installed. The company analyzed the devices on which the country’s residents most frequently used the application in October 2021. It turned out that most Ukrainians …

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Regulatory authority clears further IPOs, follow-up offer

THE SECURITIES and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced on Wednesday that they had “positively rated” the IPOs (IPOs) of Citicore Energy REIT Corp. (CREIT) and Figaro Coffee Group, Inc., as well as the successor Öffering (FOO) from Arthaland Corp. Analysts said that investor appetite for thisfferings can depend on it fiFinal …

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ChatGenie developed for MSMEs | The Manila times

Download this helpful app for micro, small and medium businesses. ENCLOSED PHOTO CHATGENIE, a mini-app development startup company, launches the MSME booster program, which aims to keep micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSME) from using a free online store on Messenger for six months, Instagram, Viber, GCash and other companies …

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Peso weakens against the dollar – BusinessWorld Online

THE PESO fell against the dollar on Monday. – SW FILE PHOTO THE PESO weakened against the greenback on Monday due to cautious sentiment on the final day of substitution or withdrawal of candidates for next year’s national elections. The local unit ended trading at P50.19 per dollar on Monday …

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Net FDI inflows up 20% in August

FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT (FDI) rose 20% in August, despite stricter lockdown restrictions imposed during the month. – REUTERS FOREIGN DIRECT Investments (FDI) rose 20% in August, although investors remained cautious, as reflected in lower reinvestments of earnings and higher equity withdrawals. The data published by Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) …

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Diokno aims to exceed its economic growth target for 2021

BSP Governor Benjamin Diokno (File photo) MANILA – The government’s growth forecast of 4 to 5 percent for this year could likely be surpassed after the unexpectedly high domestic production in the third quarter of the year, said Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) Governor Benjamin Diokno. In a Viber message …

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Treasury bills and bond rates could rise this week

SW FILE PHOTO Government bond prices could rise this week as secondary market yields rose more slowly than expected in spite of thisflin October. The Bureau of the Treasury (BTr) plans to raise 15 billion pesos through the Treasury Bills (T-Bills) it will auctionff on Monday, or pesos 5 billion …

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Risk balance for inflation 2021 still “up”: Diokno

(File photo) MANILA The rate of inflation slowed last October from 4.8 percent in the previous month to 4.6 percent, but Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) Governor Benjamin Diokno said the risk balance remains on the upside. Last month’s inflation rate is near the lower end of the central bank’s …

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Government does not fully release bonds

DAS BUREAU of the Ministry of Finance has fully awarded the newly issued five-year bonds offered on Wednesday. – SW FILE PHOTO THE GOVERNMENT has fully awarded the newly established Treasury Bonds (T-bonds) on which it was offered Interest rates rose on Wednesday, with the market anticipating the outcome of …

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Investors can be cautious before elections

CLARK.COM.PH from Luz Wendy T. Noble and Kyle Aristophere T. Atienza, reporter Foreign investors are likely to remain cautious during the Philippine election season to gauge the policy that will be prioritized by the next government, analysts said. “In the near future, investors could wait and see whether the Philippines …

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“Sabotage of Belarusian workers.” Authorities threaten recruiters

Sample photo. Belarusian metallurgical plant. Photo: BelSteelWorks / Facebook Belsat learned of an unusual case. One of the workers in Polish employment agencies who actively helped Belarusians withdraw from the Lukashenka regime received a call from the Belarusian police and was not allowed to help his compatriots find work abroad. …

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Viber Lens introduced in Bangladesh

Viber, one of the world’s leading apps for free and easy communication, recently launched Viber lens in Bangladesh, according to a press release. The function is integrated into the in-app camera with augmented reality (AR) so that you can have daily conversations with loved ones, friends and colleagues. Viber is …

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