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Punish PhilHealth scammers – Go

SEN. Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go wants officials and personnel involved in anomalies in the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) booted out and punished, saying they have no place in...

All the President’s men tapped to boost support in high-risk Covid areas

THE government's task force against coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) has designated President Rodrigo Duterte's Cabinet to Metro Manila cities and other areas with high...

Glut in data, dearth of information shackles PH anti-Covid program

First word THE Philippine response to the coronavirus pandemic would not be so jumpy and erratic if our decision-makers and implementers were more cognizant of...

Alfredo S. Lim, public servant without equal

MANY people are saddened by the passing of Alfredo Siojo Lim, a public servant par excellence with a checkered career. Lim was a retired police...

Locked down reason and logic

IT is simply unnerving that as we face the coronavirus disease of 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic, and while we instituted one of the longest lockdowns...

No cash, no MECQ extension – Palace

President Rodrigo Duterte might extend the modified community quarantine (MECQ) status in Metro Manila and nearby provinces if Congress would allocate funds to aid...

Cavite mayors back localized lockdowns

SOME Cavite mayors have adopted localized and granular lockdowns along with targeted testing to contain coronavirus infection rates in local clusters, according to Presidential Adviser for Entrepreneurship and Go Negosyo founder...

Habitat loss triggers pandemics – Haribon

The destruction of forests and the huge global demand for raw materials can help trigger pandemics such as the coronavirus disease, according to Haribon Foundation. The...

Unmask owner of Braun dialysis center – Lacson

Sen. Panfilo Lacson on Wednesday urged the Anti-Money Laundering Council (AMLC) to unmask the owner of a dialysis center allegedly favored by the Philippine Health Insurance Corp....

Palace defends Davao hospital

Malacañang found nothing irregular with the Philippine Health Insurance Corp.’s (PhilHealth) decision to give the biggest chunk of cash advances for the treatment of...

Thai scientists catch bats to trace virus origins

KANCHANABURI, Thailand: Researchers in Thailand have been trekking though the countryside to catch bats in their caves in an effort to trace the murky...

US says Iran briefly seizes oil tanker near Strait of Hormuz

DUBAI: The Iranian navy boarded and briefly seized a Liberian-flagged oil tanker near the strategic Strait of Hormuz amid heightened tensions between Tehran and the United...

Baler town confirms first Covid case

BALER town mayor Rhett Angara confirmed his first coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) case, which also happens to be the first for the province of...

Saudi king lands in Red Sea megacity to ‘rest’ after surgery

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia's King Salman arrived at a planned Red Sea megacity to "rest and recuperate," state media said Thursday, after the 84-year-old ruler underwent...

DILG urges Congress to allocate P5-B fund for hiring contact tracers

THE Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) on Thursday appealed to Congress to allocate P5 billion fund to be used to hire...

Lacson: There’s sufficient proof to fire PhilHealth execs but ball is with President

SEN. Panfilo Lacson said there was sufficient basis for President Rodrigo Duterte to remove officials of the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) allegedly involved...

Tropical depression ‘Gener’ enters PH, spotted in Batanes — Pagasa

TROPICAL depression "Gener" entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) on Thursday, the Philippine Atmospherics, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said. In an 11...

NBI forms task force to probe Philhealth mess 

THE National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) on Thursday announced the creation of a task force to investigate the anomalies of the Philippine Health Insurance...

Magnitude 5.5 quake rocks Batanes — Phivolcs

A magnitude 5.5 earthquake rocked Batanes province on Thursday morning, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) said. Phivolcs said the quake was recorded...

P6.8-M shabu seized in Bacoor drug bust

A total of P6.8 million worth of shabu (methamphetamine hydrochloride) was seized from a Nigerian, who was arrested in an anti-illegal drug operation in...

Punish PhilHealth scammers – Go

SEN. Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go wants officials and personnel involved in anomalies in the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) booted out and punished, saying they have no place in...
PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte on Monday approved the proposal of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) to impose stricter anti-Covid-19 rules on workplaces in areas under modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ). While we appreciate the intent to encourage workplace safety, the new rules are a confusing, unnecessary...

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Glut in data, dearth of information shackles PH anti-Covid program

First word THE Philippine response to the coronavirus pandemic would not be so jumpy and erratic if our decision-makers and implementers were more cognizant of...

Alfredo S. Lim, public servant without equal

MANY people are saddened by the passing of Alfredo Siojo Lim, a public servant par excellence with a checkered career. Lim was a retired police...

Locked down reason and logic

IT is simply unnerving that as we face the coronavirus disease of 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic, and while we instituted one of the longest lockdowns...

Hard lessons from half a year of Covid lockdown

HAS the Duterte administration and its Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases, or IATF-EID, done well in managing both the...

Urban planning, architecture and infrastructure recommendations for the pandemic 2

TODAY, I would like to share with you more architectural and urban planning recommendations that we have presented during this pandemic in my articles...

Cable cars: An urban mobility solution

First of 2 parts MOST of our kababayan consider traffic jams as part of their everyday lives already. Whether one goes to school, work or...

India is a constructive, dependable actor globally

Throughout the pandemic, India has not only met its domestic requirements but taken a range of steps for global good. COVID-19 continues to exact a...

Will Beirut’s blast be a catalyst for change?

BEIRUT: The massive explosion and devastation triggered by thousands of tons of chemicals improperly stored in Beirut’s port is the culmination of decades of...

Today's Front Page

Economy to contract by 8-9% in 2020

The Philippine economy could shrink by as much as 9 percent this year, with recovery unlikely to happen in...

Magpayo open to coaching PH Team

United States National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division 1 coach Mike Magpayo welcomes the prospect of coaching Gilas Pilipinas...

New Zealand locks down nursing homes

AUCKLAND: New Zealand locked down nursing homes nationwide on Wednesday after a 102-day streak without the coronavirus ended, as...

Ogie and friends sing to fight donor fatigue for kids in need

Five months since the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic struck the country, Filipinos have selflessly demonstrated the bayanihan spirit to help...

Paella Valenciana

Who does not love paella? As citizens of the Republic of the Philippines, rice IS what makes us Filipinos....

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No cash, no MECQ extension – Palace

President Rodrigo Duterte might extend the modified community quarantine (MECQ) status in Metro Manila and nearby provinces if Congress would allocate funds to aid poor families affected by the strict lockdown, Malacañang said on Wednesday. Palace spokesman Harry Roque Jr....

Cavite mayors back localized lockdowns

SOME Cavite mayors have adopted localized and granular lockdowns along with targeted testing to contain coronavirus infection rates in local clusters, according to Presidential Adviser for Entrepreneurship and Go Negosyo founder...

Habitat loss triggers pandemics – Haribon

The destruction of forests and the huge global demand for raw materials can help trigger pandemics such as the coronavirus disease, according to Haribon Foundation. The...

Unmask owner of Braun dialysis center – Lacson

Sen. Panfilo Lacson on Wednesday urged the Anti-Money Laundering Council (AMLC) to unmask the owner of a dialysis center allegedly favored by the Philippine Health Insurance Corp....

Palace defends Davao hospital

Malacañang found nothing irregular with the Philippine Health Insurance Corp.’s (PhilHealth) decision to give the biggest chunk of cash advances for the treatment of...

Baguio needs P30M for Covid kits

BAGUIO CITY: The city’s aggressive expanded targeted testing among different sectors has increased the need to acquire more test kits for residents. Mayor Benjamin Magalong...

Bank denies refusing to return P9.7M deposit

BALANGA City, Bataan: The Balanga Rural Bank Inc. (BRBI) here on Wednesday strongly denied allegations that it refused to return the P9.704 million erroneously transferred...

Cagayan Valley Covid cases jump to 510

BAMBANG, Nueva Vizcaya: Coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) cases in Region 2 (Cagayan Valley) surged above 500 on Wednesday, with the addition of 15 new...

Virus helps Sri Lanka’s elephants live longer

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka’s coronavirus lockdown has helped reduce the death toll from clashes between elephants and humans, conservationists have said. A record 405 elephants were...

Russia vaccination proceeds; WHO wary

MOSCOW: Russia on Tuesday claimed it had developed the world’s first vaccine offering “sustainable immunity” against the coronavirus, despite mounting skepticism about its effectiveness...

Biden picks Harris as running mate

WASHINGTON, D.C.: White House hopeful Joe Biden named Kamala Harris as his running mate on Tuesday (Wednesday in Manila), a landmark pick that puts...

EU, non-EU nations unite vs Covid

BRUSSELS: The European Union (EU) has agreed memoranda of understanding (MoU) with eight non-EU partners to help their businesses limit the economic fallout of...

Food shortage hounds Canadian pandas

TORONTO: A pair of pandas on loan from China to a Canadian zoo are facing a food shortage as their supply of fresh bamboo...

A BROWN COMPANY INC.’S NOTICE OF ANNUAL STOCKHOLDERS’ MEETING

TO: ALL STOCKHOLDERS NOTICE is hereby given that there will be an annual meeting of the stockholders of A BROWN COMPANY, INC. on September 3, 2020 (Thursday), at 1:00 p.m. The meeting will be conducted virtually and can be accessed...

PH banks’ profit stumbles to P86B in H1

THE Philippine banking system posted smaller earnings in the first half of 2020 as the soured loans it incurred grew, according to the Bangko...

ADB okays $400-M loan for farm sector

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a $400-million policy-based loan to support state reforms that aim to increase the productivity and competitiveness of...

Virtual Pag-IBIG open to loan seekers

The Home Development Mutual Fund (Pag-IBIG Fund) announced on Wednesday that it had improved its online service portal to accept applications for its cash...

Vaccine news boosts bourse

Local shares inched closer to the 6,000 level on Thursday, partly on news of a coronavirus disease 2019 vaccine, cheering investors. The bellwether Philippine Stock...

DoF: PH business activities pick up post-ECQ

Industry leaders reported that business activities in various sectors of the Philippine economy have started to pick up after the government imposed an enhanced...

DTI: Over 57M face masks, PPE produced locally every month

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) said on Wednesday that local manufacturers were producing more than 57 million face masks and personal protective...

DA kicks off farm clustering, consolidation program

To boost the country’s food production, the Department of Agriculture (DA) has initiated its farm consolidation and clustering program to encourage cooperation among farmers,...

RCBC income rises 17% in Jan-June

Listed Rizal Commercial Banking Corp. (RCBC) announced on Wednesday that it posted a higher net income in the first six months of the year...

AUB earnings tumble 10% in H1

Higher loan loss reserves pulled down the net income of Asia United Bank (AUB) in the first six months of the year. In a disclosure...

Aceph swings to profit, earns P1.96B

AC Energy Philippines Inc. (Aceph) reported on Wednesday a net income of P1.96 billion in the first six months of 2020, which it called...

LT Group profit rises to P10B in Jan-June

Listed LT Group Inc. saw its attributable net income climb by 9 percent to P10.03 billion in the first half of 2020 from P9.24...

Shakey’s incurs P290-M loss in first 2 quarters

Listed Shakey’s Pizza Asia Ventures Inc. recorded a P290-million net loss in the first semester after its overall sales declined by 31 percent. In...

PPA: Philippine ports not at risk for chemical explosions

The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) has ordered the immediate inspection of all ports under its jurisdiction nationwide and assured the public of their safety...

Shortage of officers to put pressure on manning cost – Drewry

Global shipping consultancy Drewry said the widening officer shortage would put pressure on seafarer remuneration, just when ship owners implement cost-cutting measures due to...

Celtics keep Grizzlies from clinching spot in play-in series

LAKE BUENA VISTA: Jayson Tatum scored 29 points and the Boston Celtics ran past Memphis 122-107 on Tuesday (Wednesday in Manila), putting the Grizzlies in further danger of missing the playoffs. The Grizzlies missed another chance to guarantee themselves a...

No fans, no problem as ‘calm’ Serena wins on return

LOS ANGELES: Serena Williams shrugged off the absence of fans to make a winning return from her six-month coronavirus layoff on Tuesday (Wednesday in...

US college grouping says no sport before 2021 over virus

LOS ANGELES: US college sport’s elite Big Ten Conference on Tuesday (Wednesday in Manila) voted to postpone all sports until 2021 because of coronavirus...

Champions League ‘Final Eight’ kicks off

LISBON: Four months behind schedule because of the coronavirus pandemic, the Champions League has reached the quarterfinal stage with Paris Saint-Germain taking on outsiders...

NBA: Playoffs are Dame time!

Damian Lillard has proven to be one of the best playoff performers in the NBA. This season was supposed to be “Dame-less” but the...

Tyson, Jones fight pushed back to November

LOS ANGELES: Former world heavyweight champion Mike Tyson's exhibition bout against Roy Jones Jr. originally set for next month has been pushed back to...

PSC disinfects offices as staff test positive

The Philippine Sports Commission announced Tuesday that its two facilities, Rizal Memorial Sports Complex in Manila and Philsports Complex in Pasig will be on...

Bucks beat Wizards despite Antetokounmpo ejection

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Florida: Giannis Antetokounmpo was fed up with the pushing and shoving. The normally mild-mannered Bucks star lost his cool on Tuesday (Wednesday...

Lillard scores 61 as Blazers beat Mavericks

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Florida: Damian Lillard is simply willing the Portland Trail Blazers toward the postseason. The veteran guard tied a career high with 61...

Barnes leads Kings to another win over Pelicans

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Florida: Harrison Barnes scored 25 points, including 12 in the third quarter, and the Sacramento Kings beat the New Orleans Pelicans...

Thomas assured of $2 million bonus as golf tour heads to postseason

SAN FRANCISCO: Justin Thomas shot only one round in the 60s at Harding Park, tied for 37th and lost the No. 1 ranking that...

Blue Jays win Buffalo debut

BUFFALO, New York: Bo Bichette, Travis Shaw and the wandering Toronto Blue Jays felt just fine in their new nest. In the first major league...

Timbers beat Orlando to win MLS restart tournament

ORLANDO: The Portland Timbers defeated Orlando City 2-1 on Tuesday (Wednesday in Manila) to clinch victory in Major League Soccer's "MLS is Back" restart...

MHSS offers advanced coding program for junior high school

In partnership with mother school Mapúa University and its School of Information Technology, Malayan High School of Science (MHSS) formulated the syllabus for the...

Ateneo shows commitment in sustainability report

Jesuit-run Ateneo de Manila University (AdMU) has reiterated its commitment to sustainability, according to its report released on a triennial basis. Their third Ateneo Sustainability...

Mexican exchange student chooses to volunteer amid pandemic

In the early days of the coronavirus pandemic, La Salle University Chihuahua exchange program student Miguel Alejandro Giron Aguirre had an opportunity to go...

PANAta Awards 2020 now open for entries

SINCE 2009, the Philippine Association of National Advertisers (PANA) has celebrated and showcased brands and creative people who have successfully launched and proved that their work achieved outstanding results through the yearly PANAta Awards. Last year, Levi’s won the Grand...

Suzuki extends promo until Aug. 31

EVEN if some parts of the country is under modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ), Suzuki Philippines (SPH) has ensured that it continues to deliver...

SMDC primes economic pump with continued development

WITH the damage that the Covid-19 pandemic has brought upon the global economy, the market is hard pressed in making decisions. However, the demand for...

Security Bank hosts first online economic forum

SECURITY Bank Corporation (SBC) held its first online forum on August 6 to discuss the impact of Covid-19 in the economy, economic outlook and...

SHFC, Biñan ink housing MoU for 7,000 families

SOCIAL Housing Finance Corporation (SHFC) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the local government of Biñan, Laguna, for the implementation of housing projects...

ISU to host dairy dept

ECHAGUE, Isabela: The Isabela State University (ISU) will soon be a base for the National Dairy Authority–Northern Luzon Department (NDA-NLD) to boost its research...

DoST assists seaweed farmers in Mindanao

The Department of Science and Technology (DoST)-Region 9 (Zamboanga Peninsula) has extended financial assistance to an association of seaweed farmers that has members in...

Bayer anti-FAW product gets registered

Bayer Crop Science (BCS) recently obtained registration from the Fertilizer and Pesticide Authority (FPA) for a crop protection product that controls the fall army...

Dolly Parton, Justin Bieber join virtual TV festival

LOS ANGELES: Dolly Parton, Cate Blanchett and Justin Bieber are part of the virtual edition of the Paley Center's annual festival celebrating TV programs and their makers. PaleyFest LA, responding to pandemic restrictions, taped socially distanced discussions with stars and...

Honne releases new mixtape

London duo Andy Clutterbuck and James Hatcher — better known as Honne — has released “no song without you,” brand new 14-track mixtape out...

Is online the future for cinema industry?

The Covid-19 pandemic has indeed hit the film industry hard in a lot of ways. Many movies originally sche­duled to be made and released...

The latest on VMAs, Trini Lopez

The Weeknd, Roddy Ricch, Maluma, CNCO to perform at MTV VMAs NEW YORK: Chart-topping Grammy winners The Weeknd and Roddy Ricch are set to...

Korina discovers her fountain of youth

After almost two years of research and actual use, veteran broadcast journalist Korina Sanchez-Roxas can now proudly reveal and share one of her best...

ABS-CBN marks Gina Lopez’s first death anniversary

ABS-CBN Corporation and ABS-CBN Foundation (AFI) commemorate the first death anniversary of Gina Lopez with a month-long celebration of her legacy, which will be...

The latest on Hollywood’s A-listers

Antonio Banderas tests positive for coronavirus NEW YORK: Antonio Banderas announced on Instagram that he's tested positive for Covid-19 and is celebrating his 60th birthday...

The new way to perks, rewards while shopping from home

Admit it or not, one app has gotten you through these last five months of lockdown: Lazada. Consider this a full disclosure from The T-Zone because I’m bound to the app. When my lovable boys get too cheeky and rowdy,...

‘Spongebob Movie’ toys for more indoor fun

For the entire month of August, the country’s largest homegrown fast food chain Jollibee features fun characters from the upcoming adventure comedy film, “The...

Sweetly Pinoy!

Easily elevate classic desserts at home Third day back in lockdown and can’t do with a sweet treat? You needn’t go out if you want...

Trendy eats – sushi bake

Sushi bake is a trendy dish that became popular during the strict quarantine period. You would see this in many food communities and groups...

Day to night drinks

Kick-Start Coffee is back! Kick-Start Coffee is hitting shelves again beginning with a refreshed look and new packaging for their three signature blends. The relaunch...

Stemoscope — a wireless wonder for virtual check ups

Sounds can tell stories and bring back memories. Remember how Adele singing on full volume through your headphones eased your broken heart? And anyone who...

Keep your home safe and disinfected

With most of us now going out for work, it is important for every home to have a sanitation station at the door to...

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