Day: October 10, 2020

How a reenacted budget can cripple COVID response

MANILA, Philippines — A reenacted budget in 2021 will exact a “huge” toll on the economy and the government’s coronavirus response to the tune of P1.23 trillion in forgone infrastructure spending and P67 billion in unfunded programs to manage the pandemic, according to economist and Marikina Rep. Stella Luz Quimbo. This could be the grim […]

Judge tagged in fellow magistrate’s slay yields

MANILA, Philippines — A retired judge allegedly behind the murder of a fellow magistrate has surrendered to agents of the National Bureau of Investigation, the Supreme Court said on Saturday. Supreme Court Administrator Jose Midas Marquez said he had informed Chief Justice Diosdado Peralta of the surrender of retired judge Oscar Tomarong, formerly of the […]

Fit for business

This marketing communications professional never imagined she would become an entrepreneur. But the opportunity to channel her passion for fitness into a business during the Covid-19-induced lockdown proved too irresistible. “Working out is a privilege to pursue a better, healthier version of yourself. It should be fun and inspiring.” Aencille Santos, OwnerManila Athletica Aencille Santos, […]

Eala exits French Open

Filipina tennis player Alex Eala bowed out of the French Open after losing to Elsa Jacquemot of France in the Juniors semifinals. The second seed Eala lost to third seed Jacquemot in two sets, 3-6, 2-6. “Service was key. Alex just couldn’t get her first serves consistently,” tweeted her uncle and former Philippine Basketball Association […]

PBA games resume today

AFTER seven months of hiatus, Filipino basketball fans will get to see action again as the PBA resumes today, Sunday, inside a P65-million bubble at the Angeles University Foundation Gym in Angeles City, Pampanga. Arwind Santos of San Miguel Beer (No. 29) battles for the ball against Paul Lee of Magnolia during a PBA Season […]

Trump OKs $1.8-T Covid relief aid

WASHINGTON, D.C.: United States President Donald Trump has approved a revised Covid-19 relief package worth $1.8 trillion in the negotiations with congressional Democrats, White House’s National Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow said on Friday (Saturday in Manila). “The president has just recently met with Chief of Staff Mark Meadows and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin,” Kudlow […]

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