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Stocks rise with GNP, which keeps politics stable

PHILIPPINE stocks closed higher as the central bank was expected to keep rates low to support the economy at its monetary policy meeting due to close aftermarket hours on Thursday. The 30-strong Philippine Stock Exchange Index (PSEi) gained 24.55 points, or 0.35%, to close at 6,915.28 on Thursday, while the …

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DOJ is still waiting for asylum applications from Afghan refugees

MANILA, Philippines – Justice Minister Menardo Guevarra said Wednesday the Justice Department (DOJ) has not yet received an application for refugee status from Afghan nationals who fled their country after the Taliban took control of Afghanistan. “At the moment we’ve only recorded a handful [of Afghans]. But they are only …

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Inquirer joins Ateneo in the fight against hunger

WELL-BEING AND BRAIN DEVELOPMENT The Inquirer Foundation supports the Ateneo Center for Educational Development’s fight against hunger by distributing weekly food packages to alleviate hunger and prevent malnutrition. – Contributed photo The Inquirer Foundation has announced its partnership with Fighting Hunger of the Ateneo Center for Educational Development (Aced) to …

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Is Nash Racela’s firing the answer to Blackwater’s troubles? Nope

CHICAGO – The historic losing streak reached 19 games and was only temporarily halted when Blackwater was graciously eliminated from the PBA Philippine Cup Semi-Bubble in Bacolor, Pampanga. Not long after the bloodbath, the crime scene revealed that the chalk outlines of the defeated victim belonged to trainer Nash Racela. …

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DoF says no privatization for crop insurance companies

NDRRMC.GOV.PH from Beatrice M. Laforga, reporter The Treasury Department (DoF) said there are currently no plans to privatize Philippine Crop Insurance Corp. (PCIC) after farmers feared premiums would go up if the government left the industry. “A privatization of PCIC is currently not being considered. However, it is looking into …

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COVID-19 positive people cannot vote – Comelec

Robertzon Ramirez – The Filipino Star September 19, 2021 | 12:00 noon MANILA, Philippines – Voters who test positive for COVID-19 and are still completing the Isolation will not be allowed by the Electoral Commission (Comelec) to cast their vote in the national and local elections on May 9, 2022. …

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Comelec says no alternative vote for COVID patients

Comelec spokesman James Jimenez INQUIRY FILE PHOTO MANILA, Philippines – The Electoral Commission (Comelec) has declined to allow COVID-19 positive patients to vote online or via text message, their spokesman James Jimenez said on Friday. “The possibility of alternative choices is unfortunately not allowed by law and will not be …

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