Articles in the category News and Events (177)

A utility cryptocurrency coin developed by a Filipino-controlled financial technology (fintech) company Smart Asset Management Digital Technology, has successfully launched in global exchange Probit. With the listing of SAM Koin in Probit, holders of the crypto coin can trade, buy or sell the virtual currency or even redeem to gain additional income.
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Published on 07/04/2021 by Puerto Parrot
Categories: Business, News and Events, Technology
Tags: coin, finance, SAMK
Billiards legend Efren “Bata” Reyes was allegedly apprehended for violating COVID-19 lockdown protocols when police caught him playing pool. Several videos that have been shared through social media show police and local barangay officials confiscating billiards equipment and apprehending Reyes, 66, who was seen playing without a mask.
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Published on 14/03/2021 by Puerto Parrot
Categories: News and Events, People, Sport
Tags: billiards, Efren Reyes
The country does not need to go into full-scale lockdown even amid the surge of COVID-19 cases as this could be addressed in other ways, presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said on Monday. For the month of March, it is uncalled for,” he said during a Palace briefing when asked whether the country should revert to enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) which shuts down all industries except essential sectors such as food and medicine.
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Published on 13/03/2021 by Puerto Parrot
Categories: Health, News and Events, Politics
Tags: COVID-19, Duterte, Health
Suddenly, over recent weeks, Southeast Asia has seen the collapse or perversion of participatory democracy in virtually every country but Indonesia as leaders have suspended legislatures, arrested common citizens and opposition lawmakers, gone after student leaders and shot and killed growing numbers of activists and protesters. There seem almost no exceptions.
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Published on 13/03/2021 by Puerto Parrot
Categories: Communities, News and Events, Politics
Tags: ASEAN, country, government, Rights, Western
Nearly a year since the lockdown has been imposed, a women’s research center said the number of economically-insecure Filipino women has climbed by 3.5 million, following the loss of jobs, absence of due social protection, and the continuing neoliberal policies that have long been detrimental to the poor even before the pandemic.
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Published on 02/03/2021 by Puerto Parrot
Categories: Business, News and Events, People, Society
Tags: COVID-19, poverty, women
Mass departures of foreigners due to the COVID-19 pandemic will continue until the end of the year and will have a major impact on the state of the country’s tourism, the Bureau of Immigration (BI) said Monday. Almost 2 million foreign nationals have left the country from January to September 2020, according to data provided by BI.
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Published on 23/11/2020 by Puerto Parrot
Categories: Health, News and Events, Travel
Tags: Chinese, country, COVID-19, Foreign, Tourism
International shipping lines balk at paying an extra P5.4 billion as the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) seeks to impose never-before-assessed arrastre rates on empty containers. The Association of International Shipping Lines (AISL) opposed PPA’s imposition of arrastre charges on empty containers at the Manila and the Batangas ports. Should the PPA follow through with the charges, shippers only have two viable options, both disagreeable, in order to recover the additional cost being slapped.
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Published on 23/10/2020 by Puerto Parrot
Categories: Business, Legal, News and Events
Strict quarantine rules left millions more Filipinos hungry, poor, and jobless, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said as he defended plans to restart the economy. "Mas mabigat po ang naging halaga o danyos ng COVID pagdating sa kagutuman [COVID-19 cost us more in terms of hunger]," Roque said Thursday.
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Published on 15/10/2020 by Puerto Parrot
Categories: Health, News and Events, Society
Tags: COVID-19, economy, poverty, quarantine
The U.S. government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), turned over 150 laptop computers, printers, projectors, and 80 sets of learning materials to the Department of Education (DepEd) on Tuesday, October 6, as part of the United States’ ongoing commitment to support the Philippine government’s Basic Education Learning Continuity Plan amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Published on 07/10/2020 by Puerto Parrot
Categories: Education, News and Events, Technology
Tags: COVID-19, DepEd, Education