EU provides P73-M aid for ‘Rolly’ victims

The European Union (EU) announced 1.3 million euro or around PHP73 million in rapid humanitarian aid funding to assist families affected by Super Typhoon Rolly (international name: Goni) which hit and devastated the Bicol Region last Sunday, killing 20 people and wounding several others.

“This …

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SMC posts P15-B profits in Q3

– San Miguel Corporation (SMC) posted a net income of PHP15 billion for the third quarter this year, a full turnaround from the PHP4-billion loss during the first half, following the easing of restrictions starting July.

“The country has proven its adaptability and resilience in …

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Signal No. 3 likely as ‘Siony’ nears Batanes

Areas along the projected track of Severe Tropical Storm Siony may likely be placed under Tropical cyclone warning signal (TCWS) no. 3.

In its 8 p.m. weather bulletin Thursday, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said “Siony” was last spotted at 255 …

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Covid-19 recoveries up by 468 to 349,543

With 468 new recovered cases reported on Thursday, the total number of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) recoveries nationwide reached 349,543.

In its latest case bulletin, the Department of Health (DOH) also reported 1,594 new infections, pushing the overall tally of active Covid-19 cases to 32,773.…

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Filipinos urged to invest in stocks, bonds

Filipinos are encouraged to invest in bonds and stocks to seize opportunities amid the coronavirus pandemic.

In a virtual press briefing Thursday, AP Securities vice president Jaycob Yedra said the best stock market returns are those invested during times of uncertainties.

“When everyone is fearful, …

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SoCot mulls expansion of palay subsidy scheme

The provincial government of South Cotabato is planning to expand the implementation next year of its subsidized buying scheme for palay to accommodate more local farmers, an official said on Thursday.

Dr. Raul Teves, head of the Provincial Agriculturist Office, said they are currently finalizing …

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Duterte supports SOGIE bill, not same sex marriage

President Rodrigo Duterte supports a proposed legislation which seeks to ban discrimination on the basis of sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression (SOGIE), but is not in favor of same-sex marriage, Malacañang said Thursday.

Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said that while Duterte supports equal …

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DSWD provides P26.6-M aid to typhoon-hit areas

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) said it has so far provided some PHP26,659,839 worth of assistance to individuals affected by Super Typhoon ‘Rolly.’

The figure accounts funds from the DSWD, local government units, and non-government organizations, it said in its report.

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SoCot mulls expansion of palay subsidy scheme

The provincial government of South Cotabato is planning to expand the implementation next year of its subsidized buying scheme for palay to accommodate more local farmers, an official said on Thursday.

Dr. Raul Teves, head of the Provincial Agriculturist Office, said they are currently finalizing …

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