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Agri-agra loans climb at end-June

BANK loans to the agriculture and agrarian reform sector climbed by 13.60 percent at the end of June this year, according to the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP), but fell short of the mandated amount. As of end-June 2021, the banking system has set aside P789.60 billion for the sector, up P94.53 billion from P695.06 […]

Design Futures: The Future is Now

The Design Center of the Philippines will stage the 2021 edition of the International Design Conference on September 23 to 24 in a virtual design conference format. CONTRIBUTED IMAGE NOW on its 5th edition of International Design Conference (IDC) the theme Design Futures: The Future is Now. Inspired by the words of Mahatma Gandhi, “The future […]

BoP hits 4-mo high surplus in Aug

THE country’s balance of payments (BoP) surplus hit a four-month high of $1.04 billion in August, according to the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) data. Released on Friday, the figure was substantially greater than the $657-million surplus in August 2020 and the $642-million surplus in July. It was also the largest since April of this […]

IATF: Election bets, Comelec officials considered APORs

THE Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) has included those seeking national posts in next year’s elections. as well as the officials and personnel Commission on Elections (Comelec) as authorized persons outside of residence (APORs), Malacañang said on Friday. Palace spokesman Harry Roque Jr. said the IATF approved the […]

Severe tropical storm to enter PH Sun or Mon, to be named ‘Lannie’

THE Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) on Friday is closely monitoring a severe tropical storm named “Mindulle” although it is still outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR). In its 11 a.m. advisory, Pagasa said the weather disturbance would be named “Lannie” once it enters PAR either Sunday or Monday. The weather […]

‘Most wanted’ fugitive nabbed in Muntinlupa

THE most wanted person in the list of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) has been arrested in Muntinlupa City, police said on Friday. PBGen. Jimili Macaraeg, chief of the Philippine National Police’s (PNP) Southern Police District (SPD), said Bobby Baliber Rabia, 36, who is among the “Most Wanted Persons on [the] […]

Daniel Craig: James Bond 007 over and out

AFTER15 years playing the legendary British spy James Bond, Daniel Craig is making way for a new generation of actors after his fifth 007 film, “No Time To Die”, which has its world premiere in London on Tuesday. The blond-haired, blue-eyed actor was not well known to the general public when he took over from […]

Yulo wins gold, bronze in Japan

Filipino gymnast Carlos Yulo bagged two medals at the 2021 All Japan Senior and Masters Gymnastics Championships on Thursday in Japan. Yulo seized a gold medal in the floor exercise event with a score of 15.300, and a bronze in the vault event with a score of 15.000. Yulo’s Japanese coach Munehiro Kugimiya shared Yulo’s […]

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