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GLOBE Telecom is testing implementation of a filtering mechanism to shield its customers from receiving unwanted and annoying text spam messages. The telecommunications provider said it installed in its network an automated filtering mechanism to prevent transmittal of spam and scam messages to mobile devices of some of its postpaid…

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PUREGOLD Price Club Inc. said the consolidation of tycoon Lucio Co’s retail businesses will push ahead within the year, with the injection of Co’s Duty Free shops set for the early part of the fourth quarter. Leonardo Dayao, Puregold president, told The Manila Times in a text message that the…

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LEADING home digital services firm PLDT HOME added about 100,000 new wired broadband subscribers in the first half, posting double-digit growth compared to the same period last year. This makes PLDT HOME the preferred wired broadband provider in the country as total subscribers exceeded the one million mark at the…


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What’s wrong with this picture? A little bit of everything. Last week, the Power Sector Assets and Liabilities Management (PSALM) Corporation received a bit of a shock—no pun intended—when it learned that the Regional Trial Court of Quezon City had dispatched its constables with notices of garnishment to PSALM’s customers,…

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MOSCOW – Russia on Friday said it was unperturbed by threats of an Olympic boycott over a controversial law banning “homosexual propaganda”, despite wide-ranging criticism of the legislation from athletes to US President Barack Obama. President Vladimir Putin passed the law in June as part of a wider political…

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CHINESE-TAIPEI posted the biggest upset in the 27th FIBA-Asia Men’s Basketball Championship by dethroning China, 96-78, in their quarterfinal game on Friday. Davis Quincy 3rd, Lee Hsue-Lin and Lin Chih-Chieh and Tsai Wen-Cheng combined for 77 points, which was more than three-fourths of Chinese-Taipei’s output in ousting the defending…

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A huge oil spill shut down parts of the Philippine capital’s vital fishing industry Friday, jeopardizing the livelihoods of tens of thousands of people living along Manila Bay’s diesel-coated coast. Dead fish floated on the water and some residents fell ill from the fumes, as authorities said an estimated 500,000…

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Agatha Chrystenzen Wong bagged the Philippines’ second gold medal and Dave Degala won a silver on Friday in the 7th Asian Junior Wushu Championships at the Makati Coliseum. The 15-year-old Wong, who finished eighth in last year’s world junior tournament, displayed great flair and precision in scoring a leading…

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A diesel oil spill spread a large reddish stain over Manila Bay in the Philippines’ capital on Friday, posing potential health and environmental hazards, authorities said. A fuel tanker is suspected of having dumped half a million liters of diesel into the country’s busiest waterway on Thursday, said coast guard…