Peer-Reviewed Lifecycle Analysis Shows Conventional Production of EV Battery Metals Will Generate Significant Waste Streams But Could Be Reduced By Using Deep-Sea Nodules

Solid waste by metal Peer-reviewed research commissioned by The Metals Company and published in the Yale Journal of Industrial Ecology finds that producing four key battery metals (nickel, copper, cobalt, manganese) from seafloor polymetallic nodules could reduce lifecycle solid waste by 59-93% compared to land ores. Researchers modelled solid waste streams over the lifecycle of metal production, including […]

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Continu, the World’s First Learning Amplification Platform™, Secures $13.5M in Funding

NEW YORK, Jan. 31, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Continu.com, the world’s first Learning Amplification Platform™, announced the closing of a $13.5 million Series A investment led by Five Elms Capital, with participation from existing investors Reformation Partners and Geoffrey T. Barker, Chairman of Smartsheet. Continu plans to leverage the investment to expand on its vision of reimagining […]

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jooli Redefines the Online Shopping Experience

The German video shopping expert is coming to India JAIPUR, India, Jan. 31, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — jooli, currently Europe’s fastest-growing and most intuitive video shopping app, is now hitting the Indian market. jooli in India has been launched by the European founders together with Prashant Sharma and Ritesh Badia. “We see great potential in […]

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Contemporary Amperex Technology Ltd. (CATL) and TES sign a strategic overseas agreement (OSA)

CATL, the global leader of innovative energy technologies, has selected TES to deliver after-sales services for its battery products. tes-catl SINGAPORE, Jan. 31, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — This initial agreement will see TES Sustainable Battery Solutions service CATL’s clients, who use its energy storage solutions in 12 countries within Asia-Pacific (APAC). The rollout will be […]

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Neeyamo Announces Latest International Expansion in Vietnam

Neeyamo HO CHI MINH CITY, Viet Nam, Jan. 30, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Neeyamo Inc., a leading technology-enabled global payroll solution provider for multinational and micro-multinational corporations worldwide, announces its expansion in the Asian market with its latest presence in Vietnam as a part of its overall global expansion strategy. After successfully establishing a presence […]

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MOH-BARMM exec hopes more offices enact smoke-free workplaces

The health minister of the Autonomous Bangsamoro Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) has expressed confidence more institutions will fully implement tobacco-free workplaces and environment programs this year. This came about after the Ministry of Health (MOH) – BARMM has awarded Monday institutions and government offices in the region with “Red Orchid Awards” for effectively enforcing tobacco control measures in its facilities in 2021. “BARMM institutions that fully implement the anti-tobacco program this year will be also be duly recognized,” said Dr. Bashary Latiph, BARMM’s health chief. Upon BARMM’s creation in…

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6 initial vax sites for 5-11 years old in NCR identified

Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) spokesperson Undersecretary Jonathan Malaya on Monday said the Covid-19 vaccination of minors aged 5 to 11 years old in Metro Manila will be conducted in an initial six locations beginning February 4. He said vaccination rollout for the said age group will initially be done at the Philippine Heart Center, Philippine Children’s Medical Center, National Children’s Hospital, Manila Zoo, SM North EDSA (Skydome), and Fil Oil Gym in San Juan. Aside from these locations in Metro Manila, Malaya said vaccinations for the…

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No overpricing in purchase of Covid-19 supplies: House leader

The House Committee on Good Government and Public Accountability has maintained that there was no overpricing in the purchase of coronavirus disease (Covid-19) supplies. In a press briefing on Monday, committee chair Michael Aglipay said the panel’s report also found that there was nothing irregular with the procedure done by the Department of Budget and Management-Procurement Service (PS-DBM). “The Committee found that there was no overpricing in the purchase of materials, supplies, and equipment by the PS-DBM,” Aglipay said. “The procedure on emergency procurement pursuant to Bayanihan Act One undertaken…

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House-to-house booster shots for elderly, PWDs in Angeles City

The city government here started on Monday the administration of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) booster shots to bedridden elderly, persons with disabilities (PWDs), and those who are 80 to 99-year-old residents, in the comfort of their own homes. Mayor Carmelo Lazatin Jr. said the move is part of the city government’s efforts to reach people who cannot go to the vaccination sites. “Ginagawa po natin ang house-to-house vaccination para sa ating mga bedridden senior citizens, PWDs at mga 80 to 99 years old para hindi na sila mahirapan sa pagpunta…

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PH may move out from alert levels in coming months

Presidential Adviser for Entrepreneurship Joey Concepcion said Monday the country may move out from the alert level system around March or April this year as part of its “exit plan” from the pandemic. Concepcion said the private sector will be coming up with a plan to ensure safe reopening of the economy despite the ongoing coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic. “The idea is to reach a point wherein there are no more alert levels,” he said during the Laging Handa public briefing. “I think we will eventually get there. I…

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140 QC vax sites include churches, parks

The Quezon City government has expanded its vaccination sites to 140 in order to protect more residents and workers against mild and severe symptoms of Covid-19. Health centers, malls, schools, community venues, churches, and special venues like the Quezon Memorial Circle have been converted into inoculation hubs. The city government also conducts vaccination activities in subdivisions and private companies, government agencies, and care homes. Limited walk-in slots are allotted in mall sites, where vaccinees must first claim stubs and return at the time indicated. Walk-ins are likewise accommodated when supplies…

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New Covid-19 infections drop to 14.5K, active cases down to 190K

The number of new infections and active cases of Covid-19 in the country has declined Monday with the Department of Health reporting 14,546 new cases. The DOH daily Covid-19 bulletin show that active cases is now at 190,818 as compared to Sunday’s 202,604. Of the active cases, 177,584 were found to have mild symptoms, 8,239 asymptomatic, 3,126 moderate symptoms, 1,540 severe symptoms, and 329 in critical condition. There are 25,600 new recoveries, bringing the country’s total to 3,315,381 recoveries or 93.1 percent of all reported infections. A total of 112…

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Continued vax allows PH to further reopen economy safely

With the easing of travel restrictions and lowering of alert level in Metro Manila and other parts of the country, balancing health and economy will be possible by continuing the vaccination drive against coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), an adviser to the President said. During the Laging Handa public briefing Monday, Presidential Adviser for Entrepreneurship Joey Concepcion said the government should strengthen its vaccination program in Visayas and Mindanao as well as other parts of Luzon to achieve at least 70 to 80-percent vaccination rate in these areas. This will give…

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Vax for kids aged 5-11 needs parental consent: DOH-7 exec

Children aged 5 to 11 will only receive their coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) vaccine if the parents would give their consent, an official of the Department of Health (DOH) in Central Visayas said Monday. Dr. Mary Jean Loreche, DOH-7 chief pathologist, said in a Visayas Vaccination Operations Center (VVOC) briefing that this policy was emphasized under Department Memorandum No. 2022-0041 issued by the Office of the Health Secretary. She said the guidelines also stipulated that guardians, apart from the parents, may accompany the children to the vaccination site. “But in…

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Medical front-liners, patients get free veggies from demo farms

Initial harvest of vegetables from three farms in this town employing precision farming with the use of drip irrigation were shared with medical front-liners and patients of government hospitals in the province. Mayor Maria Angela Garcia said on Monday, 168 kilograms (kgs) of tomatoes and 83 kgs. of eggplants were distributed for free to those in the district hospitals in Dinalupihan, Mariveles, Bagac and Orani, the mega quarantine facility in Orani, the Mariveles Mental Wellness and Medical Center and the Bataan General Hospital in Balanga City. Last January 26, Wilfredo…

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Stiff sanctions await violators of pandemic campaign rules: DILG

Stiff sanctions await political aspirants and their supporters who will be found breaking election campaign rules set at a time of pandemic, the spokesperson of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) warned Monday. During a Laging Handa briefing Monday, DILG Undersecretary Jonathan Malaya said penalties for the campaign infractions vary depending on the nature of the violation as stated under Comelec Resolution 10732 which institutionalizes the new normal in holding physical campaigns, rallies and meetings based on the Alert Level in a certain area. “We are asking…

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Cops foil attempt to sneak firearm, shabu in Maguindanao

Policemen manning a checkpoint on the border of Maguindanao and South Cotabato have foiled an attempt by two men on a motorbike to sneak in a firearm and shabu in the province on Sunday afternoon. In an interview Monday, Lt. Ramillo Serame, police chief of Mangudadatu town in Maguindanao, said police officers manning a Commission on Elections (Comelec) checkpoint in Barangay Poblacion, near the border with South Cotabato, were alerted when two men on a motorbike stopped a few meters away around 4 p.m. Serame said the men were to…

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Manila RTC judge named new CA associate justice

The Supreme Court (SC) on Monday announced the formal receipt of Malacanang’s appointment of Manila Regional Trial Court’s (RTC) Judge Ana Marie Mas as associate justice of the Court of Appeals (CA). Mas will fill in the vacancy left in the CA by now retired SC justice Edgardo Delos Santos. Delos Santos was appointed to the SC in 2019 by President Rodrigo Duterte after serving in the CA for 11 years. He retired on June 30, 2021, a year earlier than expected, due to health reasons. Antique Governor Rhodora Cadiao…

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PNP to probe ‘kill plot’ vs. Bongbong Marcos

The Philippine National Police (PNP) is looking into the claims of an assassination plot being hatched against former senator and presidential aspirant Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr., its chief Gen. Dionardo Carlos said Monday. In an interview with reporters at the PNP headquarters in Camp Crame, Carlos said police is gathering more information on the alleged assassination plot, a threat to the personal security of a presidential aspirant. “We will validate it. Mayroon na pong nakipag-ugnayan (it is now coordinated with us). With regard to this report, we are open because…

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Drug peddler nabbed, P3.4-M shabu seized in Pampanga

A suspected drug peddler was arrested and more than PHP3 million worth of shabu was seized in a buy-bust operation here on Sunday. In a report on Monday, Lt. Col. Heryl Bruno, the city’s chief of police, said joint elements of Mabalacat City Police Station and the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA)-Pampanga, conducted an entrapment operation that led to the arrest of Dennis Balaba, 45, and resident of Barangay Lakandula, this city. Bruno said confiscated from Balaba’s possession were five transparent plastic sachets containing some 500 grams of shabu with…

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House raises centenarian cash gift to P1-M

A measure seeking to grant additional benefits to Filipino centenarians hurdled third reading approval at the House of Representatives. During Monday’s plenary session, the chamber approved House Bill 10647 with 193 affirmative votes, zero negative votes, and no abstention. The bill proposes amendments to Republic Act 10868 or the Centenarians Act of 2016. Under the bill, those who reach the age of 101 years old shall receive cash gifts worth PHP1 million on their birthday, as well as a letter of felicitation from the President. Under the law, the current…

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Makati bettor bags P49.5-M Lotto jackpot

A bettor who bought his ticket in Makati City bagged the PHP49.5-million jackpot prize in Sunday night’s Ultra Lotto 6/58 draw. In an advisory Monday, the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) said the lucky bettor guessed the winning combination of 22-02-14-30-10-35 with a jackpot of PHP49,500,000. Some 28 bettors who guessed five correct numbers won second prize and will receive PHP120,000 each. About 1,115 bettors got PHP2,000 each for getting four of the winning combinations while 18,593 bettors won PHP100 each for guessing three right combinations. The 6/58 Ultra Lotto…

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Return of ‘kalesa’ to revive Laoag industrial heritage tourism

“Kalesas” or horse-drawn carriages in decorative lights will soon be available for public transport along the main thoroughfares of this city as the province of Ilocos Norte moves to revive its industrial heritage. Meant to attract tourists, including locals, who may wish to experience a kalesa ride around the city while providing livelihood to the dwindling number of “kutseros” (carriage driver), the Ilocos Norte Tourism Office reported Monday that at least seven kalesa operators were selected to join in the pilot run of the kalesa lighted evening tour. Provincial tourism…

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Eastern Visayas kicks off 2023 budget prep

Eastern Visayas has started preparing the 2023 budget proposal utilizing the Regional Development Council (RDC) review drive, a cloud-based repository of budget proposals from the different agencies. National Economic and Development Authority Regional Director Bonifacio Uy said Monday RDC members have been oriented on the budget preparation and review process, highlighting the newly approved RDC Eastern Visayas budget guidelines for next year. “These particular guidelines now spell-out the various steps that needs to be complied with for an effective budget review of proposals. Particularly, these guidelines adopt prioritization criteria for…

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Power back in 110 of 500 Southern Leyte villages

Electricity has been restored in 110 out of 500 villages in Southern Leyte after more than a month of power outage caused by Typhoon Odette. The Southern Leyte Electric Cooperative (Soleco) reported on Sunday that as of January 28, at least 36,016 houses and establishments have been energized out of the 105,787 affected power consumers. “As of this posting, 21.87 percent of villages are already partially energized within the coverage area of Soleco. Per consumer status, 34.05 percent are already energized,” Soleco said in its report. These partially-energized communities are…

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Oil prices up for 5 straight weeks

Consumers are facing higher prices of petroleum products as February kicks off. In separate advisories, Caltex, Cleanfuel, Petro Gazz, Phoenix Petroleum, PTT Philippines, Seaoil, Shell, and Unioil will increase both diesel and gasoline prices by PHP0.75 per liter starting Tuesday morning. Caltex, Seaoil, and Shell will also hike kerosene prices by PHP0.45 per liter. With the price increase in the past four weeks, year-to-date adjustments in gasoline prices stood a net increase of PHP4.95 per liter; PHP7.20 per liter increment on diesel; and PHP6.75 per liter hike on kerosene. According…

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DOLE-6 to aid more pandemic-hit workers under CAMP 3

The Department of Labor and Employment in Western Visayas (DOLE-6) announced on Monday the availability of cash aid for another batch of workers displaced by the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) crisis. Under the Covid-19 Adjustment Measures Program (CAMP 3), the agency provides a one-time financial assistance of PHP5,000 to affected workers and individuals in the private sector where Alert Level 3 was declared starting January 2022. “DOLE-6 accepts applications (from) workers whose employment were affected due to temporary and permanent closure of employers’ establishment or the implementation of retrenchment as…

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DOT to keep ‘close watch’ as PH opens to int’l tourists

An official of the Department of Tourism (DOT) on Monday said the government would ensure that tourists and tourism establishments adhere to minimum public health standards as the country opens to fully vaccinated international tourists beginning February 10. During a press briefing in Malacañang, DOT Secretary Bernadette Puyat said the DOT, other concerned national agencies, local government units (LGU), and other tourism stakeholders will work together to avoid the possibility of another surge in cases brought by an influx of foreign tourists. “We will be closely monitoring developments in the…

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Imported vehicle sales grow 14% in 2021

The appetite of the local market for imported vehicles recovered in 2021 as sales grew 14 percent compared to 2020 numbers, the Association of Vehicle Importers and Distributors (AVID) reported Monday. AVID said imported vehicle sales last year increased to 58,916 units from 51,851 units in 2020. The double-digit growth in sales of light commercial vehicles offset the 9 percent decline of passenger car sales last year. Imported light commercial vehicles sold 42,871 units in 2021, higher by 23 percent than the 34,896 unit sales in 2020. Sales of outsourced…

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NoKor confirms test-firing of Hwasong-12 ballistic missile

North Korea announced Monday it test-fired a Hwasong-12 “intermediate and long-range” ballistic missile the previous day. The accuracy of the weapons system “being produced and deployed” has been confirmed, according to Pyongyang’s state media. “The evaluation test-fire of Hwasong 12-type ground-to-ground intermediate- and long-range ballistic missile was conducted Sunday under a plan of the Academy of Defense Science, the Second Economy Commission and other institutions concerned,” the North’s official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said in its English-language report. The launch was aimed to “selectively evaluate the missile being produced…

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Artificial reefs to boost fish production in Pangasinan town

Concrete artificial reefs will be deployed soon at the seabed of the Lingayen beach to create a fish sanctuary and boost the livelihood of fisherfolk here. Lingayen Mayor Leopoldo Bataoil said the artificial reefs will be placed two kilometers away from the shoreline. “Through the years, the catch of our fisherfolk in our town fishing at the Lingayen beach has declined. They catch fish through the traditional way…,” he said during the Network Briefing News aired through the Philippine Information Agency Pangasinan Facebook page on Monday. Bataoil said he coordinated…

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’Schools of living tradition’ to be set up for Baguio’s youth

The city council here has approved on third and final reading an ordinance seeking to provide an avenue for students in all public and private learning institutions to study the cultural practices of indigenous peoples (IPs) in the Cordillera Administrative Region. Jordan Habbiling, city council information officer, in a press release on Monday, said the ordinance authored by Councilor Arthur Allad-iw aims to re-inculcate the indigenous cultural heritage in students of the different schools here by allowing the young people to learn the history, chants, dances, and way of life…

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Traffic near UST, FEU, DLSU rerouted for Bar exams

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has announced temporary road closures in the vicinity of three universities in the city of Manila during the 2020/21 Bar examinations on Feb. 4 and 6. In a traffic advisory on Monday, the MMDA said several roads near the University of Santo Tomas (UST), Far Eastern University (FEU), and the De La Salle University (DLSU) would be closed and parking within the vicinity of the exam venues is prohibited. “The actual time of closing and opening of affected roads will be based on the…

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Hundreds of children recruited by Yemen rebels killed in 2021: UN

A total of 562 children recruited by Houthi rebels were killed in fighting in war-torn Yemen last year, a UN report found. The report prepared by UN experts said 562 children aged between 10 and 17 years old died on the battlefield in the period between January and May 2021. “In one camp, children as young as 7 years of age were taught to clean weapons and evade rockets,” the experts said in the report submitted to the UN Security Council on Saturday. According to the report, 1,406 children recruited…

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More resources to meet insurgency deadline: Brawner

The chief of the Philippine Army (PA) vowed to pour resources into its units in order to meet the June deadline of eradicating insurgency and threat groups. During his visit to the 7th Infantry Division headquarters at the Fort Magsaysay in Nueva Ecija last Saturday, Army chief Lt. Gen. Romeo Brawner told officers and enlisted personnel he would be the “servant leader” kind by providing them with support and resources, a thrust of the “SERVE” (Soldiers, Enhance, Resources, Victorious, Elections) program. “The style of leadership that we will apply while…

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ASF threat in GenSan village contained

The threat of African swine fever (ASF) in a village here has been controlled, the city veterinary office (CVO) reported Monday. Dr. Antonio Ephrem Marin, CVO chief, has lauded the joint efforts of the city and village officials to address the threat of the hog disease in Purok San Lorenzo, Barangay Apopong. “The city government, through the CVO, has successfully contained the transmission of the ASF virus in Purok San Lorenzo and we are now starting plans for repopulation procedures,” Marin said. On January 12, residents in the village were…

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Hands off politics, senator advises cops

Senator Ronald dela Rosa on Monday advised the police force not to engage in partisan politics and uphold the standards of integrity and accountability. In an interview during the 31st foundation day of the Philippine National Police (PNP) at the Camp Crame headquarters in Quezon City, dela Rosa said cops should not allow themselves to be exploited by politicians. “Paalala ko lang sa inyo huwag na huwag kayong magpagamit sa isang pulitiko. Kahit ako ay isang pulitiko, huwag na huwag kayong magpagamit talaga dahil aside from being illegal and immoral…

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BSP to keep source codes for May polls: Diokno

Monetary officials have assured the public of the security of source codes that will be used for the May national and local elections, saying these will be escrowed with the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP). In a virtual event for the signing of the escrow agreement between the BSP and the Comelec on Monday, BSP Governor Benjamin Diokno said the central bank has kept source codes for four elections already, conducted in 2010, 2013, 2016, and 2019. “All source codes were deposited in the BSP’s vault. BSP guarantees that the…

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15M people under wind chill alerts in US after Nor’easter storm

More than 15 million people across the US Northeast, Appalachians and southern Florida are under wind chill alerts Sunday morning as arctic air filters south and east behind the departing Nor’easter, which delivered a mix of heavy snow and gale along much of the US East Coast on Saturday. Morning low temperatures are forecast to be in the single digits and teens across much of the Northeast and Appalachians. However, some interior portions of New York and New England could see morning temperatures drop below zero. Winds behind the Nor’easter…

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NoCot village execs asked to back gov’t drive vs. unlicensed guns

Army officials in North Cotabato have urged village officials in the province to emulate seven local executives who supported the government’s disarmament program. Colonel Jovencio Gonzales, commander of the Army’s 602nd Infantry Brigade based in Carmen, North Cotabato, made the appeal Monday after seven village chairpersons in the area have voluntarily surrendered assorted firearms in support of the campaign against loose firearms. “The disarmament program also forms part of the 602Bde preparation for peaceful elections this year,” Gonzales said in a statement. Gonzales, together with Lt. Col. Rommel Mundala, commander…

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Boracay wetlands take spotlight in World Wetlands Day 2022 in PH

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources—through the Biodiversity Management Bureau (DENR-BMB)—will celebrate the gains made in the rehabilitation of Boracay wetlands during the local observance of the World Wetlands Day 2022 on February 2. Environment Secretary Roy A. Cimatu said this year’s celebration focuses on our concrete actions for wetlands to save them from further degradation. “Wetlands are among our country’s natural assets and thus we have made them part of our ongoing rehabilitation of Boracay Island. We believe that showcasing their importance through wetlands recovery and restoration in…

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Firm offers Oriental Mindoro town uninterrupted power supply

An energy solutions firm is planning to pilot a project that could provide communities in Bongabong, Oriental Mindoro with an uninterrupted source of power using state-of-the-art technologies and clean energy. Bongabong Mayor Elegio Malaluan met with DM-X Technologies Inc. chair and chief executive officer Deodato Reloj Jr. on Friday at the latter’s warehouse in Clark, Pampanga and discussed the possible partnership. DM-X’s core is offering a distributed power generation system (DPGS) that generates primary power as opposed to simply being a standby power generator. The firm is also engaged in…

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POC commends PH women’s team entry in FIFA World Cup

Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) President Rep. Abraham “Bambol” Tolentino joined the entire country in celebrating the historic achievement of the national women’s football team which booked a first-ever berth in the FIFA Women World Cup 2023. “The POC congratulates our women’s football team for making world football history,” said Tolentino on Monday, hours after the Malditas beat Chinese Taipei, 4-3, in a penalty shootout at the Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex in Pune, India. The victory also allowed the Malditas to advance to the Asian Football Confederation Women’s Asia Cup,…

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Filipina booters clinch historic FIFA World Cup berth

The Philippine women’s football team clinched a spot in the FIFA Women’s World Cup (WWC) after beating Chinese Taipei in the quarterfinals of the AFC Women’s Asian Cup early Monday (Philippine Time) at the Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex in Pune, India. Sarina Bolden set up the Filipinas’ date with history as her penalty was the difference in their 4-3 shootout win over Chinese Taipei following a 1-1 deadlock after extra time. But it was Olivia McDaniel who set up Bolden’s magic down the stretch even as the Taiwanese girls…

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Miller stronger, wiser for ’22 Winter Olympics

Asa Miller set foot in China early Monday morning looking in his best shape ever—wiser and more skilled from four years ago when as a teenager at 17 competed in his first Winter Olympics. Now, at 21 and with plenty of alpine skiing experience, Miller is all set to level up in the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics that open on Friday. His first words upon being welcomed by chef de mission Bones Floro were simple—obviously wary from the 15-hour journey he took with his dad Kelly from San Francisco to…

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Federer, Djokovic hail Nadal on historic 21st Grand Slam title

Tennis legends Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic on Sunday hailed Rafael Nadal on winning a record 21st Grand Slam title at the Australian Open. The 35-year-old Spanish legend Nadal won his second Australian Open title with 2-6, 6-7 (5-7), 6-4, 6-4, and 7-5 sets against world No. 2 Daniil Medvedev, in almost five and a half hours of gameplay at Melbourne. “To my friend and great rival Rafael Nadal. Heartfelt congratulations on becoming the first man to win 21 Grand Slam titles,” said Federer on Instagram. He said a few…

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Nadal wins Australian Open to bag record 21st Grand Slam title

Rafael Nadal on Sunday defeated Daniil Medvedev in the 2022 Australian Open final, becoming the first male tennis player to win 21 Grand Slam titles. The 35-year-old Spanish legend won his second Australian Open title with 2-6, 6-7 (5-7), 6-4, 6-4, and 7-5 sets against world number 2 Medvedev, in almost five and a half hours of gameplay at Melbourne. Nadal described the final as “one of the most emotional matches” of his career. “Today I am here in front of all of you with this trophy. You don’t know…

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