SOME 500 medical frontliners, lawyers, businessmen, members of the academe, media workers and civil leaders on Thursday initiated an online petition calling for the resignation of President Rodrigo R. Duterte, citing his "failure" in addressing various issues facing the country. "Our country is on the brink of disaster. At the time the nation needs him most, Duterte is a total ...

BW FILE PHOTO THE National Grid Corp. of the Philippines (NGCP) has asked authorities to look into an expected power supply shortage in the Luzon grid, citing projections of thin operating margins which will lead to limited supply. "We continue to urge the authorities to look into this impending power situation in Luzon during this summer season, the privately-led grid ...

FIRMS considering domestic vaccine manufacturing will need faster processing and government procurement priority, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) said. DTI Secretary Ramon M. Lopez, in a briefing on Thursday night, named four firms eyeing local production of vaccines, including coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccines. "(The companies) will subscribe to all requirements and submit all the documents, kailangan lang ...

AN OFFICIAL from listed Manila Water Co., Inc. said on Friday its revised concession agreement (CA) with the government is an important milestone for the firm, adding the contract took more than a year to negotiate. "This important milestone is a culmination of several months of hard work and discussion with several key government agencies to arrive at what we ...

A SENATOR on Friday asked the Energy department to explain its decision allowing the transfer of the 45% stake of Chevron Philippines, Inc. in the Malampaya gas-to-power project to a unit of Udenna Corp., citing irregularities in the transaction. Senator Sherwin T. Gatchalian, chair of the Senate Committee on Energy, said UC Malampaya Pte. Ltd.'s acquisition of Chevron's 45% share ...

TROPICAL storm Surigae has intensified into a typhoon and entered the Philippine area Friday morning, state weather bureau PAGASA reported. Given the local name Bising, the typhoon is the second to enter the country this year. It is not expected to make landfall, according to PAGASA, but its wide diameter will bring winds and strong rains in eastern parts of ...

THE inter-agency task force handling the coronavirus response has included more sectors in the fourth priority group for vaccination, according to the presidential palace, but when they will get the jab remains uncertain. Frontline workers in the transport sector, news media, wet and dry markets, several government agencies, and migrant Filipino workers are now among those eligible to be vaccinated ...

ABS-CBN News Channel (ANC) will stop airing Filipino-Chinese news program Chinatown News TV (CNTV), iWantTFC said in a tweet on Friday. ANC recently defended airing the Chinese-language program, which was criticized online due to CNTV's promotion of China's One Belt One Road advocacy, Beijing's economic and infrastructure initiative connecting Asia, Africa, and Europe. ABS-CBN News and Current Affairs Chief Regina ...

THE Supreme Court (SC) recorded an 87.75% success rate in hearings held via videoconference from May 5, 2020 to April 9, 2021. During that 11-month period, 234,540 videoconference hearings were conducted with an "87.75% success rate," Court Administrator Jose Midas P. Marquez told reporters on Friday. The remaining 22.25% were considered unsuccessful "due to technical and internet connection problems," SC ...

THE COUNTRY'S dollar reserves decreased to $104.82 billion as of March as the government serviced its maturing debt obligations, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) reported on Friday. Gross international reserves (GIR) inched down by 0.32% as of March from the $105.161 billion seen at end-February, based on preliminary data released by the central bank on Friday. However, the end-March ...

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