T-REX Raises $40M Led by Riverstone Holdings to Accelerate Investment in Sustainable Infrastructure and Private Credit Markets

Featured Image for T-REX NEW YORK & TEL AVIV, Israel, Jan. 26, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — T-REX Group, Inc. (“T-REX”), a SaaS provider supporting the asset-backed financing industry, has announced a $40 million Series C funding round today, led by Riverstone Holdings LLC and Riverstone affiliates (“Riverstone”), with participation from existing shareholders Citi (NYSE: C), […]

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Amazon #1 Bestseller UNSTOPPABLE Declared ‘Business Book of the Year’

Unstoppable NEW YORK, Jan. 26, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — After reaching number one, bestseller status on Amazon, Joshua M. Greene’s Unstoppable: Siggi B. Wilzig’s Astonishing Journey from Auschwitz Survivor and Penniless Immigrant to Wall Street Legend ends the year with another prestigious designation – “Business Book of the Year” from the well-respected and award-winning publication […]

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Schneider Electric’s commitment to DEI recognized by Bloomberg’s Gender-Equality Index for fifth year in a row

The company scored above the overall average, with highest scores in the equal pay and gender pay parity categories This performance is a testament to Schneider Electric’s commitment to gender equality Rueil-Malmaison (France), January 26, 2022 – Schneider Electric, the global leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, today announced its inclusion […]

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Philips introduces first at-home, 12-lead ECG integrated solution for decentralized clinical trials

January 26, 2022 Philips expands remote cardiac monitoring portfolio with patch-based, clinical-grade ECG designed to improve patient recruitment, compliance and retention by reducing need for site visits during clinical trials Amsterdam, the Netherlands – Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), a global leader in health technology, today announced the introduction of the industry’s first full-service, […]

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MRM Health to Present at the 6th Microbiome Movement Drug Development Europe Summit

GHENT, Belgium, Jan. 26, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — MRM Health, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing next-generation live microbiome consortia therapeutics, announced that it will present scientific data from its portfolio at the 6th Microbiome Movement Drug Development Europe Summit, resulting from its proprietary and unique CORAL™ platform technology. CEO Sam Possemiers will present MRM Health’s […]

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Kevin Shelly ได้รับเลือกให้เป็นนักยุทธศาสตร์การขาย – Americas’ for Nikkiso ACD

เตเมคูลา แคลิฟอร์เนีย, Jan. 26, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Nikkiso Cryogenic Industries’ Clean Energy & Industrial Gases Group (Group) ซึ่งเป็นบริษัทในเครือ Nikkiso Co., Ltd (Japan) ยินดีที่จะประกาศว่า Kevin Shelly ได้รับแต่งตั้งให้เป็นนักยุทธศาสตร์การขายของ the Nikkiso Cryogenic Pumps Unit – Americas ตำแหน่งใหม่ที่มีสำคัญสำหรับทีมผู้บริหารนี้สนับสนุนวัตถุประสงค์ของกลุ่มเพื่อขยายการมีอยู่และอิทธิพลภายในตลาดก๊าซอุตสาหกรรมทั่วอเมริกาเหนือและใต้ Kevin มีประวัติที่น่าประทับใจในด้านการพัฒนาการขาย การพัฒนาความสัมพันธ์กับลูกค้า การบริหารความสัมพันธ์ลูกค้ารายสำคัญและการบริหารจัดการพื้นที่การขายด้วยประสบการณ์ในอุตสาหกรรมมากกว่า 20 ปีของเขา เขาจะเน้นไปที่การขายอุปกรณ์ชั้นเยี่ยมตลอดจนบริการทั้งก่อนและหลังการขายในกลุ่มเครื่องปั๊ม นอกจากนี้ Kevin จะมีบทบาทสำคัญในกลยุทธ์ของกลุ่มด้วยการส่งเสริมโอกาสต่าง ๆ ให้กับกลุ่มบริษัท Nikkiso และปูทางสู่การเป็นหุ้นส่วนเชิงยุทธศาสตร์ที่แข็งแกร่งขึ้นเพื่อลูกค้าของเรา Daryl Lamy ประธานและซีอีโอของหน่วยปั๊มของกลุ่มบริษัทกล่าวว่า “Pumps Unit รู้สึกตื่นเต้นที่ได้ […]

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Amlan is Sowing Seeds of Progress With Next-Generation Natural Feed Additives for Poultry and Livestock Production

Amlan’s growing global investment in R&D and technical expertise in key global regions delivers next-generation mineral-based feed additive technologies. Already offering proven feed additives for global poultry and livestock production, Amlan introduces new natural, mineral-based feed additives for the US market to meet growing consumer demands for higher-quality animal protein raised without antibiotics. Emerging technologies […]

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Baguio villages to charge roadside parking fees soon

Villages in the city will soon be allowed to collect fees from residents who park their vehicles on the roadsides. This was after the City Council approved on third and final reading an ordinance allowing the barangays to designate parking spaces and collect parking fees as revenues. In a press statement on Tuesday night, City Council information officer Jordan Habbiling said the measure setting general guidelines for the city’s 128 barangays in crafting their roadside parking policies has been transmitted to the office of Mayor Benjamin Magalong and is awaiting…

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Army condemns latest NPA landmine explosion in Samar

The Philippine Army has condemned the New People’s Army for detonating an anti-personnel mine (APM) that wounded a soldier and a militiaman in Pinabacdao, Samar on Tuesday. Maj. Gen. Edgardo De Leon, commander of the Army’s 8th Infantry Division, said in a statement on Wednesday the incident proves the NPA’s “willful disregard on the safety and well-being of humanity.” Their continuing manufacture, stockpile, and use of anti-personnel mines is a gross disrespect to the United Nations convention that bans the explosives to protect humans from its mutilating effects and suffering,…

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Group wants NPA rebels disarmed as requisite for peace talks

Anti-communist group Liga Independencia Pilipinas (LIPI) sees the need to disarm members of the New People’s Army (NPA) before reopening the government table for another peace talks. This, according to Jose Antonio Goitia, LIPI national chairperson, on the unanimous stand of some presidential candidates to pursue peace negotiations with the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP), its armed wing NPA, and political arm National Democratic Front (NDF). “As a democratic nation, state, we have issued a strong position as a matter of state policy not to negotiate or conduct talks…

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7 roads in Eastern Samar now classified as national highway

A total of seven local roads in Eastern Samar have been converted into national highways, a move that will ensure funding from the central government for repair and maintenance, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) field office reported on Wednesday. DPWH Acting Secretary Roger Mercado signed two department orders on January 3 and January 7 converting various roads in Eastern Samar into national roads. The declaration included Barangay Carolina, Can-avid- Dolores-Maslog-Jipapad Road; Arteche, Barangay Catumsan-Jipapad-Las Navas-Catubig-Rawis Road; Basey-Maydolong Road; Maslog-San Jose De Buan Road; Borongan Airport Road; Junction…

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Bill granting SK kagawad honoraria, CSC eligibility hurdles House

A measure granting Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) kagawads (councilors) honoraria and appropriate certificates of civil service eligibility hurdled second reading approval at the House of Representatives. The chamber passed through voice voting House Bill 10698, which entitles SK councilors to honoraria, allowances, and such other emoluments during Tuesday’s plenary session. The reform also expands the functions of SKs to include skills training, youth employment, environmental protection, values education, and other programs specific to the vulnerabilities affecting young people. It also mandates that the SK treasurer must have a background in finance…

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Comelec to roll out presidential, VP debates starting February

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) will conduct three presidential and vice presidential debates as it hoped for the participation of all candidates for these posts. “We are preparing for the debate. We see high people’s interest in the opportunities where candidates will be facing each other and we would give them the opportunity to see that in a Comelec sanctioned event for everyone to attend,” Comelec spokesperson James Jimenez said in a virtual forum on Wednesday. Jimenez said one debate each will be held for presidential and vice presidential bets…

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Ukraine calls on world to prevent Russia from using blackmail

Ukraine’s parliament, the Verkhovna Rada, called on the international community Tuesday to prevent Russia from using blackmail and threats of a full-scale invasion against the country. Lawmakers convened with this agenda amid continued tensions between Russia and Ukraine. During the parliament session, a resolution was passed on appealing to the United Nations, the European Parliament and the governments and parliaments of foreign states and international organizations to prevent Russia from continuing its military blackmail against Ukraine, which is unjust and it is carrying out in order to prevent the implementation…

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Local leaders crucial in addressing vax hesitancy in Muslim areas

The influence and capacity of the local leaders to convince their constituents are important to address vaccine hesitancy within Muslim communities in Mindanao, acting Presidential spokesperson, Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles, said Wednesday. In a CNN Philippines interview, Nograles reiterated President Rodrigo Roa Duterte’s concerns on the vaccine hesitancy among Muslim communities in Mindanao which, the President believes is “something more of religious belief.” “In his latest Talk to the People, the President really said that the influence of local leaders is important, especially in the BARMM (Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in…

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Use only FDA-approved self-test kits: RITM

An official of the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM) on Wednesday said the use of self-administered Covid-19 test kits authorized by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is “important” to ensure accuracy of the results. In a televised public briefing, RITM Laboratory Chief Armando Tandoc III noted that FDA-authorized test kits have been evaluated by experts and come with complete instructions. Since such kits are designed for use by the public, Tandoc said the RITM has considered their ease of use. “Kaya mahalaga na iyong gagamitin na mga kits…

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6 offices in City of Batac temporary closed

At least six offices of the City of Batac in Ilocos Norte were closed for disinfection and other precautionary measures starting Wednesday until further notice. These include the offices of the Mayor and City Mayor, City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management, City Planning and Development Coordinator, City Building Official, and the City Health. As some of the city hall employees have been infected with the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), mayor Albert Chua decided to close the offices while massive contact tracing is ongoing. For the time being, “all incoming documents…

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RITM labs to test vaccine-preventable illnesses in July

The subnational laboratories of the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM) will have the capacity to test vaccine-preventable diseases – measles, rubella, Japanese encephalitis, and rotavirus this year. In a televised Laging Handa public briefing, RITM Virology Department Head Mayan Lumandas said the RITM, the Department of Health, and the World Health Organization have established seven subnational laboratories nationwide. These are the Ilocos Training and Regional Medical Center and the Jose B. Lingad Memorial Regional Hospital in Luzon; the Vicente Sotto Medical Center and the Western Visayas Medical Center in…

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NCR now down to ‘high risk’ from last week’s ‘severe outbreak’

The OCTA Research Group said Wednesday the National Capital Region (NCR) is now down to “high risk” classification for Covid-19 from “severe outbreak” last week. “Expecting NCR to be at moderate risk next week,” OCTA Research Fellow Group member Guido David tweeted Wednesday. Data from Covidactnow show NCR’s seven-day average cases is 6,280 for January 19 to 25 — lower than previous week’s 15,782 cases. Its current average daily attack rate is 44 percent while its seven-day positivity rate is 24 percent. READ: NCR on ‘severe’ Covid-19 outbreak: OCTA Positivity…

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Pampanga capital puts up vax sites in villages

The city government here has put up coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) vaccination sites in some barangays for easy access of the residents and to decongest the major inoculation sites. Through the City Health Office (CHO), the village-based vaccination drive was placed in covered courts, barangay health centers, and other public areas. City Health Officer-in-Charge, Dr. Carlos Mercado, said Wednesday the move is part of the city’s efforts to ramp up its Covid-19 vaccination rollout. “Kaya natin ibinaba dito sa barangay para mapabilis at mapadali ang ating pagbabakuna (We are bringing…

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Confirmed deaths due to ‘Odette’ rise to 90: NDRRMC

The number of confirmed deaths due to Typhoon Odette’s onslaught last December has risen to 90, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) reported on Wednesday. In its latest situation report, the agency said the majority of the confirmed deaths are from Western Visayas at 46; Eastern Visayas at 18; Mimaropa, 16; Northern Mindanao, seven, Central Visayas, two and Zamboanga Peninsula, one. Nine more fatalities were added to the confirmed death toll at 81 reported on January 11. Also confirmed are 205 injured and six missing. Meanwhile still…

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Iloilo City records 16 Omicron cases

The Iloilo City Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit of City Health Office (CESU-CHO) announced on Wednesday 16 new cases of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19). A report released by the CESU-CHO said the patients were informed of the results received from the Philippine Genome Center (PGC) on Tuesday. “The Omicron cases are being assessed. Two have not yet recovered so they were referred to infectious disease specialists. The recovered 14 will be swabbed again; if negative, there will be no more quarantine. Others were advised by their…

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PTFoMS sends handbooks to media security vanguards

The Presidential Task Force on Media Security (PTFoMS) recently supplied the Philippine National Police (PNP) Media Security Vanguards (MSVs) with the initial batch of the “Handbook on Personal Security Measures for Media Practitioners”. These handbooks will be dispatched and coursed through the PNP Public Information Office (PIO) under Police Brig. Gen. Roderick Alba and they will be sent to PIOs nationwide. Alba is also the Chief Focal Person of the Regional, Provincial, and City public information officers of the PNP. These information officers were also recently appointed as Media Security…

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Parents may start registering kids for Covid-19 jabs: DOH-7

Parents can now start registering their children aged 5 to 11 as vaccination for the pediatric population in Central Visayas starts in February, a Department of Health (DOH)-Region 7 official on Wednesday said. Dr. Mary Jean Loreche, DOH-7 chief pathologist, said the region is scheduled to receive vaccine doses intended for this age group “sometime in January 31 to February 2.” “When they arrive, they will initially be rolled out in the National Capital Region, not yet in the provinces. Because they want to see how it is (to be…

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PRO-12 steps up firearms registration

The Regional Civil Security Unit (RCSU-12) of the Police Regional Office (Soccsksargen) will set up a one-stop shop here for the License to Own and Possess Firearms (LTOPF) and its registration on January 28. Lt. Col. Charlie Vete, acting RCSU-12 head, said in a letter sent to Koronadal Mayor Eliordo Ogena that this is part of the PRO-12’s intensified campaign against loose firearms. The RCSU-12 is targeting to renew at least 18,000 firearm licenses in the caravan to be conducted at the gymnasium of Barangay Zone I here. “Based on…

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‘Unsung heroes’ prepare 2.1M food packs for Covid-19 patients

Amid the pandemic, the city hall workers that formed the community kitchen here have prepared more than 2.1 million food packs from June 2020 up to December 2021 for coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) patients. With this, the local government paid a video tribute to them on Wednesday highlighting their contribution to the city’s Covid-19 response. In the video, Edwin Ebarat, the community kitchen’s manager, said it has been the routine for everyone to begin work as early as 1 a.m. up to 5 p.m. daily. “Since the pandemic, we are…

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Visionary, statesman: DFA remembers ex-SFA Roberto Romulo

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Wednesday sent its condolences to the family of former Foreign Affairs Secretary Roberto R. Romulo who passed away last January 23. In its tribute, the DFA remembered Romulo as a visionary and an accomplished diplomat who had Philippine interests at heart while serving the country as Ambassador to Belgium, Luxembourg, and the European Union Institutions, and later as Secretary of Foreign Affairs. “He will be remembered for bringing forward Philippine Foreign Policy in a post-Cold War context, helping to shape how regional security…

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’No vax, no ride’ policy only for Alert Level 3 or up: Nograles

The restrictions of movement for unvaccinated individuals in the National Capital Region (NCR) will be lifted once alert level classification is lowered to Alert Level 2, acting Presidential spokesperson, Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles, said Wednesday. “You have to go back to the ordinances. I believe the ordinances really state that this no vax, no ride or the limitations or the restrictions based on the ordinances only for Alert Level 3 or higher. So, meaning to say, when you deescalate, then obviously the ordinance can longer be implemented,” Nograles said in…

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Cebu City frat members get first responder skills training

The local government here has found a way to redirect the attention of fraternity and sorority members to becoming useful citizens, instead of engaging in violent initiations and inter-frat clashes. Brig. Gen. Aderson Comar, a retired fire marshal who now heads the City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (CDRRMO), said instead of undergoing painful initiation through the paddle, the fraternity and sorority members will now have a 40-hour training to become responders in times of disasters. Comar replaced former journalist Ramil Ayuman in the CDRRMO after the latter was…

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Soldier killed, 2 others hurt in Sulu ambush

A Tausug soldier was killed while two others were wounded in an ambush staged by Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) bandits in the province of Sulu, the military disclosed Wednesday. The Army’s 11th Infantry Division (11ID) said in a statement that the incident happened around 7 p.m. Tuesday in Barangay Tugas, Patikul, Sulu. Killed was Private Joefrazen Tawasil, 25, a member of the Army’s 45th Infantry Battalion (IB). Tawasil was one of the Tausug natives who belonged to the Magkagilas Class 656-2021. The batch graduated from basic military training on September…

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BI bars 1,320 foreigners from entering PH in 2021

A total of 1,320 foreigners were barred from entering the Philippines last year as their presence was inimical to national interest, the Bureau of Immigration (BI) said on Wednesday. Citing the latest data, Port Operations Division chief Carlos Capulong said Chinese nationals topped the list with 450, followed by 261 Vietnamese, 159 Americans, 33 British, and 24 Israelis, while the remainder consists of other nationalities. Of the total number, 676 were excluded for not having the means to support their stay in the country and whose purposes of stay were…

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Drug pusher killed, P6.8-M shabu seized in CamSur

Police operatives collared an illegal drug peddler and seized some PHP6.8 million worth of suspected shabu following a drug buy-bust in Pili, Camarines Sur on Tuesday night. In a statement on Wednesday, Maj. Malu Calubaquib, Police Regional Office-Bicol (PRO5) spokesperson, said the suspect, Glen Gan of Barangay Triangulo, Naga City, was killed in a shootout with the police team. Seized from him was more or less 1,000 grams of shabu with an estimated street value of PHP6.8 million, and a .45-caliber pistol. “The success is the result of joint operation…

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Guanzon dissenting opinion ready on DQ case vs. Marcos

Commission on Elections (Comelec) First Division presiding Commissioner Rowena Guanzon on Wednesday said she already has her dissenting opinion and only waiting for the ponente of the three disqualification cases against presidential aspirant Ferdinand “BongBong” Marcos Jr. to release the ruling. Guanzon said the document was ready last January 17, the day the ruling was supposed to be issued. “In fact, I have a dissenting opinion, I was ready on January 17 because we raffle the disqualification cases, three are called consolidated cases and that went to a commissioner as…

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POC ratifies ‘persona non grata’ tag on PATAFA chief

The Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) has ratified in the general assembly level its executive board’s decision last month to declare Philippine Athletics Track and Field Association (PATAFA) president Philip Ella “Popoy” Juico “persona non grata”. A majority vote went in favor of slapping Juico with the said tag as the tension between PATAFA and world no. 6 pole vaulter Ernest John “EJ” Obiena continues to heat up. Out of 54 members who attended the general assembly on Wednesday either virtually or physically in Tagaytay, 36 voted yes to the ratification,…

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NegOcc med techs appeal for cooperation in fight vs. Covid-19

The Philippine Association of Medical Technologists Inc. (PAMET)-Negros Occidental Chapter, with more than 1,000 members in the province and this capital city, has issued an urgent appeal for public cooperation in the continuing fight against coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19). The group issued the call for vigilance and campaign for responsible actions among one’s family members and community as the country, they said, is facing another wave of Covid-19 cases with the threat of a dominant Omicron variant fast spreading across the region. Andrew Altarejos, public relations officer of PAMET-Negros Occidental…

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More than 50M people currently impacted by urban conflict: UN

More than 50 million people are currently being impacted by fighting inside towns and cities around the world, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Tuesday. Speaking at the opening of a UN Security Council debate on how to protect civilians caught up in urban conflict, Guterres said when explosive weapons are used in populated areas, 90 percent of those killed played no part in instigating the violence.   “Civilians can suffer devastating harm both in the immediate aftermath and in the long term,” he said, adding many victims face lifelong disabilities and…

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94% of adverse reactions among 12-to-17 y/o ‘mild’

About 94 percent of the adverse reactions reported among children aged 12 to 17 years old who were vaccinated against Covid-19 are mild, a health expert said Wednesday. The government started with the Covid-19 vaccination of 12-to-17-year-olds on Nov. 3, 2021. The Department of Health (DOH) said the top three reactions to immunization recorded for this age group are vaccination site pain, headache, and dizziness. In an online media forum, Pediatric Infectious Disease Society of the Philippines Chief Mary Ann Bunyi said the government provides vaccines that are effective and…

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Perseverant Clippers stun Wizards, complete magical 35-pt rally

The Los Angeles Clippers struggled severely to shock the Washington Wizards for an improbable 116-115 win, rallying from 35 down in a Tuesday NBA game. The Wizards had a 35-point lead near the end of the second quarter by 66-31 at the Capital One Arena, Washington. It was the biggest lead in this match. However, the Clippers turned the tables in the second half. The visitors scored 40 points in each of the third and fourth quarters. Washington was on the 115-109 lead in the final seconds of the match,…

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CA confirms appointment of COA commissioner Lipana

The Commission on Appointments (CA) on Wednesday gave the green light to the appointment of Mario Lipana as a commissioner of the Commission on Audit (COA). Prior to the CA’s plenary session, Lipana, who has been with the state audit body for nearly four decades, got endorsements from a number of lawmakers, including Senators Cynthia Villar and Joel VIllanueva, who attested to his competence and qualifications. Lipana, a native of San Ildefonso, Bulacan vowed “effective and innovative solutions to the challenges of the pandemic” to the COA. He will serve…

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DOH observes ‘sustained’ hike in Covid-19 cases in VisMin

A sustained increase in coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) has been observed in the Visayas and Mindanao, the Department of Health (DOH) said Wednesday. In an advisory, the DOH noted infections in the Visayas rose by 87.35 percent while those in Mindanao increased by 164.72 percent from the previous week. “Regions 6 (Western Visayas), 7 (Central Visayas), and 11 (Davao Region) have been the top regions in the VisMin (Visayas-Mindanao) island groups based on their seven-day moving average since Jan. 19, 2022, with bed utilization at moderate risk and ICU utilization…

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Eastmincom backs mandatory military service among youth

The Eastern Mindanao Command (Eastmincom) on Wednesday expressed full support for the proposal of Mayor Sara Z. Duterte to make military service among 18-year-old Filipino youth mandatory, saying their role is vital to the country’s peace and development. “We believe that the role of our youth in the peace, development, and stability of our country is vital given the current security situation both internal and external,” Lt. Gen. Greg Almerol, the Eastmincom commander, said in a statement Wednesday. Should she win as vice-president in the coming 2022 polls, Mayor Sara…

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10 jobs with highest pay rise in 2021

The coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic has brought disruptions in the job market but some employers offered salary increases in 2021 to attract applicants. According to JobStreet’s latest Salary Report, 49.7 percent of job advertisements in the online recruitment platform offered pay rise from January to September last year. In a briefing Wednesday, JobStreet Country Manager Philip Gioca said the average salary increase last year was 22.9 percent higher than 2020. Gioca added the Philippines is only behind Singapore in terms of the number of employers that offered salary increments…

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Crush communist threat before end of PRRD’s term: AFP chief

Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Chief, Gen. Andres Centino, has directed all military commanders to ensure that the local communist insurgency threat is eliminated before President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s term ends in June. Centino issued the directive during Tuesday’s command conference at the AFP headquarters in Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City attended by all chiefs of major services and unified commands. “As your Chief of Staff, I am taking the lead in this final push of our campaign. I enjoin everyone to maintain our momentum, sustain our gains, and remain…

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Manila gears up for Covid-19 vaccination of 5 to 11 years old

The city government of Manila is gearing up for the start of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) vaccination for the pediatric group aged 5 to 11 years old. Manila Mayor Francisco ‘Isko Moreno’ Domagoso on Tuesday evening said the vaccination of the 5-11 pediatric age group will be held at the first two sites set to be launched soon. He said more vaccination sites will be established for the 5 to 11 years old to make it easier for parents and guardians to bring their children. This, as he also…

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Ex-Isabela solon dropped by Comelec secures TRO from SC

The Supreme Court (SC) has issued another temporary restraining order (TRO) against the Commission on Elections’ (Comelec) decision junking the bid of a candidate, this time for a local post in the May elections. In an order signed by Clerk of Court Marife M. Lomibao-Cuevas dated January 25 and released Wednesday, the SC en banc issued the TRO in favor of former Isabela 4th District Rep. Giorgidi Aggabao. Last December 22, the Comelec denied the substitution of former mayor Amelita Navarro by Aggabao as the official candidate of the Partido…

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94% of Ilocos Norte’s target population now vaccinated

The province of Ilocos Norte had surpassed its target to achieve mass protection against coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) as it vaccinated around 94 percent of its target, latest data from the Provincial Health Task Force showed. Ilocos Norte, with a total estimated population of 620,052, has 408,276 fully vaccinated individuals, which comprised 94.06 percent of its target population, provincial data showed on Wednesday. “With the continuing mass vaccination of various local government units, we hope to fully vaccinate all our residents by the end of this month,” said Dr. Virgilio…

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