Month: August 2020

Mental health of students, teachers a ‘big challenge’ amid pandemic – DepEd chief

[embedded content] MANILA, Philippines — Ensuring the mental health of students and teachers during the COVID-19 pandemic is a big challenge for the  Department of Education (DepED), Education Secretary Leonor Briones said on Monday as she confirmed the suicide of a student. ADVERTISEMENT “On the matter of these psychosocial problems which have emerged, so far […]

Origin Agritech to Present at The LD 500 Virtual Conference

BEIJING,, Aug. 31, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Origin Agritech Ltd. (NASDAQ: SEED) (the “Company” or “Origin”), an agriculture technology company, today announced that it will be presenting at the LD 500 investor conference on Friday, September 4th at 8 AM PST / 11 AM EST. Origin’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Gengchen Han will be presenting to a live virtual audience.  […]

‘Sulu sultanate owns Sabah’

SULU Sultan Dr. Ibrahim Bahjin Shakirullah 2nd SULU Sultan Dr. Ibrahim Bahjin Shakirullah 2nd on Monday said he was not abandoning his claim to Sabah despite Malaysia’s recent rejection of the claim. Bahjin has written the United Nations office in Manila to respond to Malaysia’s note verbale to UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. In the note, […]

Terrorists must pay for Jolo blasts – Go

SEN. Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go reminded concerned government agencies to ensure that those behind the twin bombings in Jolo, Sulu on August 24 are held accountable for their crime. PAYING HOMAGE President Rodrigo Duterte kisses the ground during a visit to the blast site in in Jolo, Sulu on Aug. 30, 2020. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO “Bigyan […]

ABS-CBN lays off 4,000 workers

More than 4,000 employees of ABS-CBN Corp., which shut down its television and radio stations after Congress refused to renew its franchise, will be laid off starting today, September 1. SIGNING OFF Members of various groups gather outside the ABS-CBN building in Quezon City on Aug. 31, 2020, the last working day for employees who […]

Cogobuy Announces 2020 Interim Results

Highlights of the Interim Results for the Six Months Ended June 30, 2020: Policies favoring greater 5G penetration and applications have been driving increasing demand for chips, resulting in a significant increase in the Company’s chips sales. During the Period, the Company’s net profit increased 193.6% over the same period last year. Profit attributable to […]

Lady Gaga wins big at MTV awards

NEW YORK: Lady Gaga cleaned house at the 2020 MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs), while The Weeknd took home the top prize — and both pop stars sent important messages to viewers about the current state of the world: “Wear a mask” and “Justice for Jacob Blake and Breonna Taylor.” This handout image released courtesy of […]

2019 ODA portfolio reaches $21.62B

The Philippines’ Official Development Assistance (ODA) portfolio amounted to $21.62 billion last year, with Japan accounting for almost 40 percent of the total, the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) said on Monday. NEDA in its recently released ODA Portfolio Review 2019 report said last year’s portfolio consisted of 84 loans worth $19.98 billion and […]

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