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Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Regina Lopez deputized local NGO Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption (VACC) to help her eradicate corruption, anomalies and crimes involving Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) personnel nationwide. She said by helping address such irregularities, VACC “will do the country a great deal.” Deputizing…

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Globe Telecom has further increased its mobile Internet speed as it ramps up its deployment of long-term evolution (LTE) services across the country. Globe has registered the highest in terms of LTE availability with speeds of 7.42 Mbps compared to the 4 Mbps in February 2016, based on the latest…

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Leading digital enterprise solutions provider ePLDT advised companies that employing data security and hardware are not enough in deterring cybercrime incidents in the company. ePLDT said that enterprises should focus on implementing strict security protocols and hiring people who are experienced in addressing cyberthreats. “Companies that focus on data security…

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ZAMBOANGA CITY: Local police are conducting an investigation to determine who hoisted a communist flag in one of the government schools in this city. Supt. Ariel Huesca, Police Station 11 chief, on Tuesday disclosed that the flag of the National Democratic Front (NDF) was placed at the gate of the…

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The Bureau of Treasury (BTr) on Monday fully awarded all three tenors of its Treasury bills (T-bills) on strong investors’ appetite. It offered a t otal of P15 billion worth of debt securities while tenders reached P36. 602 billion. Rate of the benchmark 91-day T-bill averaged at 2.299 percent, lower…

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Sen. Risa Hontiveros on Monday tried to allay fears that an expanded maternity leave law would be harmful to businesses that could not afford to give their women workers additional paid maternity leave days. Hontiveros, chair of the Senate Committee on Women, said that many international studies showed that paid…

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The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) is considering regulating direct selling companies by allowing to operate only those with accreditation from the agency. DTI Secretary Ramon Lopez said this is a proactive approach of the agency to avoid another pyramiding scam to happen. Lopez noted that direct selling is…

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The Brunei Darussalam-Indonesia-Malaysia-Philippines East Asean Growth Area (BIMP-EAGA) wants to craft an incentive package to attract investors to explore opportunities in the sub-region. Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) International Relations Division Development Management Officer Jonathan Miral said in a phone interview that offering incentives to locators was part of the sub-region’s…

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