Day: January 16, 2021

PH secures P3.7-B grant from China

The Philippines has bagged a grant worth 500 million renminbi (about P3.72 billion) from China that will be used to support the implementation of infrastructure projects and other development initiatives of the government. This August 2019 file photo shows the Department of Finance building on Roxas Boulevard in Manila. DOF PHOTOBridge]); the reconstruction of Marawi […]

Lacson twits lawmaker on Cha-cha ‘ignorance’

The congressional debate on charter change (Cha-cha) heated up on Saturday as Sen. Panfilo Lacson debunked a new claim by a lawmaker at the House of Representatives that tackling the proposed amendments was in line with a resolution he authored in the 17th Congress. Sen. Panfilo Lacson. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO Lacson referred to a claim by […]

Celtics run past Magic after week-long hiatus

BOSTON: Jaylen Brown had 21 points and eight assists, Semi Ojeleye added 18 points and the Boston Celtics rolled to an 124-97 win over the Orlando Magic on Friday night (Saturday in Manila) in their return to action following a virus-related week-long hiatus. Jeff Teague finished with 17 points and rookie Payton Pritchard had 16 […]

More NBA games cancelled due to virus spike

Another three NBA games were postponed on Friday (Saturday in Manila), including one in Minnesota only a couple hours before game time, as the league’s struggle with increasing coronavirus numbers continued. Among the revelations Friday: Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns, whose mother and six other relatives have died from Covid-19, said he has tested positive. The […]

BSP: PH banking’s system still sound

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas’ (BSP) supervisory priorities would ensure that the country’s banking system would remain sound moving forward, according to its chief. In a speech at the Financial Executives Institute of the Philippines’ (Finex) 53rd founding anniversary on Friday, BSP Governor Benjamin Diokno said “the banking system is in a strong financial condition […]

Pag-IBIG members save P13B in MP2 last year

Despite the uncertainties caused by the Covid-19 pandemic last year, members of the Home Development Mutual Fund (Pag-IBIG Fund) members turned to its MP2 Savings program and collectively saved P13.3 billion last year. In a statement, Human Settlements Secretary Eduardo del Rosario called the amount “the highest-ever amount saved by our members in the program […]

Covid death toll hits 2M worldwide

MEXICO CITY: The global death toll from the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) topped 2 million on Friday (Saturday in Manila), crossing the threshold amid a vaccine rollout so immense but so uneven that in some countries there is real hope of vanquishing the outbreak, while in others, less-developed parts of the world, it seems a […]

Mineski PH to launch 2nd leg of NICL tilt

Mineski Philippines is set to open the second leg of the National Interschool Cyber League (NICL) featuring Valve’s MOBA (multiplayer online battle arena) PC game Defense of the Ancients 2 (DOTA 2). The second run of the NICL’s regional qualifiers is open to teams consisting of senior high school and college students aged 16 to […]

Covid originated from minks – expert

GENEVA: While the World Health Organization’s (WHO) expert team is in Wuhan to investigate how the coronavirus jumped to humans from animals, China’s “Bat Woman” Shi Zhengli said in an article that mink could be a possible host of the origin of the novel coronavirus and called on the world to investigate samples from more […]

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