GRAID Technology and DiGiCOR Partner to Redefine the Future of SSD Performance Across Australia and New Zealand

DiGiCOR now offers the GRAID SupremeRAID™ SR-1000 to enterprise server customers, delivering world-record performance, best-in-class data protection, maximum flexibility, and superior scalability. SANTA CLARA, Calif., May 03, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — GRAID Technology is proud to announce a new strategic partnership with DiGiCOR, the leading provider of flexible IT Infrastructure solutions for enterprise IT-related needs […]

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N2Growth Named by Forbes as Best Executive Recruiting Firm

Forbes Names N2Growth Near the Top of the 2022 List of Best Executive Recruiting Firms for the Sixth Consecutive Year Forbes Best Executive Recruiting Firms – N2Growth PHILADELPHIA, May 03, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — N2Growth, a global leader in human and organizational performance and executive search firm, announced today that it was named to the […]

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IAM and SMRP Announce Renewal of Global Agreement to Share Member Benefits

Featured Image for Society for Maintenance & Reliability Professionals (SMRP) ATLANTA, May 03, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Institute of Asset Management (IAM), the international professional body for asset management professionals, and the Society for Maintenance & Reliability Professionals (SMRP), the global leader in maintenance and reliability, has announced the renewal of an agreement that […]

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Major Leap for SCM: Makersite Partners With Beroe Inc. to Solve Global Supply Chain Challenges for Manufacturers

Makersite, the digital twin SaaS platform, enters into a partnership with Beroe Inc., to mitigate supply chain disruptions, which cost organizations an average of 184 million U.S. dollars per year. Makersite logo STUTTGART, Germany, May 03, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Makersite, the digital twin SaaS platform based in Germany, enters into a partnership with Beroe […]

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CNH Industrial 2022 First Quarter Results

2022 FIRST QUARTER RESULTS CNH Industrial reports solid first quarter performance: Consolidated revenues of $4.6 billion, (up 13.4% compared to Q1 2021 for continuing operations) Net income of $336 million, Adjusted Net Income of $378 million, with adjusted diluted EPS of $0.28, and Adjusted EBIT of Industrial Activities of $429 million (up $36 million compared […]

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TMC’s Manganese Silicate Product from Deep-sea Nodules has High Value-in-Use and Potential to Lower Cost and CO2 Emissions Compared to Conventional Mn Sources

Nodule-derived Manganese Silicate SINTEF, one of Europe’s largest independent research institutions, was retained by The Metals Company to analyze its manganese silicate used to produce silicomanganese for steelmaking and found that it behaves similarly to traditional manganese sources TMC’s high-grade nodule-derived manganese silicate (Mn silicate) appears to have significant advantages over conventional Mn ores on […]

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Cority and Unilever Win Prestigious Innovation Award for Technology Supporting Worker Wellbeing and Ergonomics

Responsible business platform enables data-driven decisions to improve employee health and wellbeing Cority Logo TORONTO, May 03, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Cority, a leading global enterprise EHS (Environmental, Health, and Safety) software provider, through a successful project with multinational consumer goods company Unilever, has received a 2022 Verdantix Innovation Excellence Award in the category of Worker […]

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McKinsey & Company Acquires S4G Consulting to Accelerate Clients’ End-to-End Growth Transformations

With the acquisition of S4G, McKinsey brings the best of strategy, design, and analytical horsepower together with rapid Salesforce CRM implementation capabilities to help clients ignite growth NEW YORK and MADRID, Spain, May 03, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — McKinsey & Company announced today it has acquired Madrid-based S4G Consulting. As a top Salesforce Platinum Partner, […]

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McKinsey & Company เข้าซื้อกิจการ S4G Consulting เพื่อเร่งการเปลี่ยนแปลงการเติบโตแบบครบวงจรของลูกค้า

การเข้าซื้อกิจการ S4G นี้ทำให้ McKinsey ได้นำสิ่งที่ดีที่สุดไม่ว่าจะเป็นกลยุทธ์ การออกแบบ และความเชี่ยวชาญในการวิเคราะห์มารวมกับความสามารถต่าง ๆ ในการทำให้เกิดผลอย่างรวดเร็วของ Salesforce CRM เพื่อช่วยในการจุดประกายการเติบโตให้แก่ลูกค้า นิวยอร์กและมาดริด สเปน, May 03, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — McKinsey & Company ประกาศในวันนี้ว่าทางบริษัทได้เข้าซื้อกิจการ S4G Consulting ที่ตั้งอยู่ในมาดริดเรียบร้อยแล้ว ในฐานะที่ S4G เป็นพาร์ทเนอร์ชั้นนำของ Salesforce Platinum จึงทำให้มีความเชี่ยวชาญในการช่วยให้บริษัททุกขนาดขยายอำนาจของแพลตฟอร์มการจัดการลูกค้าสัมพันธ์ (CRM) ของ Salesforce เพื่อปรับปรุงผลลัพธ์ของลูกค้า การค้าดิจิทัลแบบ B2B กำลังอยู่ในระหว่างการเปลี่ยนแปลงครั้งสำคัญ เนื่องจากผู้ซื้อหันไปใช้วิธีการมีส่วนร่วมในรูปแบบทางไกลและทางดิจิทัล วันนี้ผู้ซื้อท่องten-plus channels ก่อนที่จะซื้ออะไรสักครั้ง และพวกเขาต้องการการโต้ตอบแบบหลากหลายช่องทาง (omnichannel) ที่สะดวก ราบรื่น ตอนนี้บริษัทต่าง ๆ สามารถคาดการณ์และตอบสนองความต้องการเหล่านั้นในทุกขั้นตอนของวงจรการตัดสินใจของผู้บริโภค ไม่ว่าจะเป็นการบรรลุการเร่งการขายที่นำโดยการวิเคราะห์ การเปลี่ยนแปลงการโต้ตอบแบบหลากหลายช่องทาง (omnichannel) และอีคอมเมิร์ซ รวมไปถึงการปรับปรุงประสิทธิภาพการขาย การเข้าซื้อกิจการ […]

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LeddarTech Announces Sponsorship of EcoMotion 2022 and to Present L2-5 Raw Data Fusion and Perception Technology May 9-12 in Tel Aviv, Israel

QUEBEC, May 03, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — LeddarTech®, a global leader in providing the most flexible, robust and accurate ADAS and AD sensing technology, is pleased to announce its Gold Sponsorship of EcoMotion Week 2022, where the company will demonstrate its technology and LeddarTech’s President and COO, Frantz Saintellemy, will deliver a keynote presentation. “EcoMotion […]

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LeddarTech ประกาศการเป็นผู้สนับสนุน EcoMotion 2022 และนำเสนอ L2-5 Raw Data Fusion and Perception Technology ในวันที่ 9-12 พฤษภาคม ณ เมืองเทลอาวีฟ ประเทศอิสราเอล

ควิเบก, May 03, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — LeddarTech® ผู้นำระดับโลกในการจัดหาเทคโนโลยี ADAS และ AD sensing ที่ยืดหยุ่น แข็งแกร่ง และแม่นยำที่สุด ยินดีที่จะประกาศการเป็น Gold Sponsorship ของ EcoMotion Week 2022 ซึ่งบริษัทจะสาธิตเทคโนโลยีของทางบริษัท อีกทั้ง Frantz Saintellemy ผู้เป็นประธานและซีโอโอของ LeddarTech จะเป็นผู้นำเสนอประเด็นสำคัญ Charles Boulanger ซีอีโอของ LeddarTech กล่าวว่า “EcoMotion เป็นอีเวนต์ด้านความคล่องตัวที่สำคัญซึ่งจัดขึ้นทุกปีในอิสราเอล และทาง LeddarTech ก็ภูมิใจที่ได้เป็นผู้สนับสนุนหลัก” ส่วนคุณ Boulanger ก็ได้กล่าวสรุปว่า “อีเวนต์นี้ได้ยกย่องบริษัทเทคโนโลยีที่เป็นนวัตกรรมต่าง ๆ อีกทั้งยังได้รับการสนับสนุนจากผู้สนับสนุนในอุตสาหกรรมหลาย ๆ ราย เช่น LeddarTech, สถาบันนวัตกรรมเทคโนโลยีอิสราเอล, Office Smart Mobility Initiative […]

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Constellation Brands Prices Offering of Senior Notes

VICTOR, N.Y., May 02, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Constellation Brands, Inc. (NYSE: STZ and STZ.B), a leading beverage alcohol company, announced today that it priced the public offering (the “offering”) of $1.85 billion aggregate principal amount of Senior Notes, consisting of (i) $550.0 million of 3.60% Senior Notes due 2024 (the “2024 notes”) for a public offering […]

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BBM, Sara score high in recent Kalye Survey

The recent Kalye Survey summaries posted a little more than a week before the much-awaited May 9 national and local elections indicate a supermajority victory for Partido Federal ng Pilipinas standard-bearer, former Sen.Ferdinand ‘Bongbong’ Marcos, Jr. and his running-mate Davao City Mayor Inday Sara Duterte. Based on the data gathered by SPLAT Communications from Kalye Surveys conducted nationwide from April 11 to 30, Marcos and Duterte will be runaway winners, garnering voter preference shares of 68.3 percent and 68.2 percent, respectively. Marcos’ opponent Leni Robredo was far second with her…

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BG party-list 108 joins Muslims in Eid’l Fitr celebration

The Bisaya Gyud Party-list 108 joined the Muslim community in celebrating Eid Al-Fitr to mark the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan. BG Partylist 108 first nominee Alelee Aguilar-Andanar expressed optimism that the Filipinos will draw inspiration from the Muslim community for their unwavering faith, and strength to move forward regardless of challenges. “Sa pagtatapos ng Ramadan, kasama niyo ang BG Partylist sa pagpapasalamat sa mga biyaya at lakas na ibinigay sa inyo ni Allah lalo na sa inyong isang buwang pag-aayuno (BG party-list is one with you…

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2-M strong INC officially endorses Marcos-Duterte

Religious group Iglesia ni Cristo (INC) has officially endorsed presidential frontrunner Ferdinand Marcos Jr. and running mate, Sara Duterte, for the May 9 polls. The influential organization that counts some 2.5 million members worldwide made the announcement during the “Mata ng Agila” news program over Net 25 Tuesday night. This week, INC is expected to distribute sample ballots bearing the names of the UniTeam pair and senatorial candidates Jojo Binay, Alan Peter Cayetano, JV Ejercito, Guillermo Eleazar, Francis Escudero, Jinggoy Estrada, Sherwin Gatchalian, Loren Legarda, Robin Padilla, Joel Villanueva, Mark…

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Davao’s banana sector gets production, marketing aid

Production and marketing assistance are some of the support that Davao Region’s banana sector have been getting from the Department of Agriculture (DA) to help in its recovery. In a press conference here Tuesday, Agriculture Secretary William Dar said DA has provided PHP3 million marketing and public relations campaign fund to promote Philippine bananas in Japan. “Davao Region is the agribusiness capital of the country. Seeing that the banana industry has remained still in spite of the pandemic is a manifestation that agribusiness needs private sector to succeed,” Dar said.…

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PRRD finally halts e-sabong operations

President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered the immediate termination of e-sabong (online cockfighting) operations in the country. Duterte’s decision was based on the recommendation of Interior and Local Government Secretary Eduardo Año to stop the operations of e-sabong. “And the recommendation of Secretary Año is to do away with e-sabong. He cited the validation report coming from all sources. So, since it’s his recommendation and I agreed with it and it is good, so e-sabong will end by tonight,” he said in his taped Talk to the People delivered Monday night…

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Duterte insists no presidential bet endorsement

Less than a week before the May 9, 2022 elections, President Rodrigo Duterte has reiterated that he is not bent on endorsing the candidacy of any presidential candidate. In his taped Talk to the People, Duterte dismissed speculations that he might announce his support for his preferred successor in the coming days. “Pero ulitin ko (I repeat), you better disabuse your minds about getting into guesses and assumptions. Wala. Wala akong kandidato pagka-presidente ngayon hanggang Disyembre para maano ninyo (There is none. I will not be endorsing any presidential candidate…

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MGB seeks geohazard map update of Leyte’s landslide-prone areas

The Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) will come up with updated geohazard maps for areas highly vulnerable to landslides in Leyte, an official said on Tuesday. MGB Eastern Visayas Regional Director Carlos Tayag said in a phone interview that he asked MGB geologists to update maps, especially in areas where there are requests from local government units. “We cannot make updated maps in all areas. We will just carry it out through our regular activities. The focus is the proposed relocation sites,” Tayag said in a phone interview. The latest…

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Go backs deployment of vaccinators in voting areas

Senator Christopher “Bong” Go is supporting the idea of making Covid-19 jabs available in voting areas to encourage unvaccinated voters to grab the opportunity. Go, who chairs the Committee on Health and Demography, said in an interview on Tuesday that he had already brought up the idea before the Department of Health (DOH). “Why not kung kaya naman nilang pagsabayin yung pagboboto? ‘Yung mga vaccinators natin after voting, kung magkaroon kayo ng lugar doon at hindi nakaka-istorbo naman po sa eleksyon, bakit hindi kung makakatulong po ito sa karagdagang numero…

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Roque eyes blue ribbon committee membership if elected

UniTeam senatorial aspirant Harry Roque said lawmakers should not use the Senate blue ribbon committee “in aid of vengeance or obstruction” just because they hate an incumbent president. If elected to the Senate, Roque would like to sit in the blue ribbon committee to address government corruption. He said the committee should not be a platform for any senator’s hatchet job. “If you’re an elected lawmaker, do your job. Every investigation should lead to a proposed law. Otherwise, you waste public funds,” he said in a statement on Tuesday. Roque…

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If he wins, Isko says there would be no political squabbling

There will be no squabbling with political foes if Aksyon Demokratiko standard-bearer Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso wins the May 9 presidential elections. Domagoso also said he and his allies will quickly buckle to work to ensure that their promise to the electorate will be fulfilled. “Kaya, samahan nyo ako mga kababayan, I will give you peace of mind. Walang away, walang higantihan, walang bawian. Focus lang tayo sa problema. Ang tatrabahuhin namin ni Doc Willie (Ong), ang tatrabahuhin namin ni Carl Balita, John Castriciones, Samira Gutoc, at Jopet Sison, magkaroon…

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Gov’t eyes vax sites in schools to prop up more F2F classes

The government is eyeing the establishment of vaccination sites in schools to encourage more children to get protected against Covid-19. During the prerecorded “Talk to the People” of President Rodrigo Duterte aired Tuesday morning, Presidential Adviser on Covid-19 Response, Secretary Vince Dizon, said National Task Force Against Covid-19 chief Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr. already instructed to make coronavirus jabs available in all schools. Dizon noted that there are enough supplies of reformulated vaccines for the pediatric age group 5 to 11. “We have about 10 million remaining doses in stock…

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GSIS collection via Bayad hits P113-M

State pension fund Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) has already collected PHP113 million in loan payments after over 10 months of implementation of its partnership with Bayad (former Bayad Center). “Maraming salamat sa suporta ng aming miyembro at pensiyonado (Thank you very much for the support of our members and pensioners). We have so far collected PHP113.33 million for 17,720 transactions with Bayad. Ito ay patunay na maginhawa, mabilis at ligtas ang transactions sa Bayad (This is a proof that transactions with Bayad are convenient, fast, and safe),” GSIS president…

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Recanted testimonies ‘unreliable’, DOJ to de Lima

Despite Senator Leila de Lima’s assertion of conspiracy regarding the retraction of a former jail officer on his testimony that she was involved in the illegal drug trade has minimal effects on her two pending cases. “The testimonies of the witnesses presented by the prosecution are enough to pin and prove the charges against accused Senator de Lima and Ronnie Dayan,” the Department of Justice (DOJ) said in a statement Monday. DOJ was reacting to former Bureau of Corrections Officer-In-Charge Rafael Ragos April 30 withdrawal of his original statement, in…

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Locsin to represent PH at US-Asean summit

Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. will represent Manila in a leaders’ summit between the United States and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) next week, Philippine Ambassador to US Jose Manuel Romualdez confirmed. The envoy said the top diplomat would attend on behalf of President Rodrigo Duterte, who opted not to attend as the summit falls on a date when the country would have already named its president-elect. “It is unfortunate that the summit is scheduled for May 12 shortly after our elections, that is why I totally…

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DOST-Catanduanes to fund abaca-related proposals

The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) in Catanduanes will fund abaca-related research in a bid to help and support the staging of the 6th Abaca Festival on May 24-28 in the province, which was recently declared as the “Abaca Capital of the Philippines”. Engr. Marie Grace Molina, DOST-Catanduanes director, in a follow-up interview on Tuesday, said the funding will be received by the winners in the “Search for the Noblest Catandunganon Researcher”. “This competition will provide an opportunity for the researchers to present new ideas and concepts related to…

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LGUs’ house-to-house vax campaign effective: DILG

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) lauded the local government units (LGUs) in rolling out coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) vaccines in their respective localities as the government continues to step up its house-to-house vaccination campaign. DILG Secretary Eduardo M. Año said a total of 1,481,683 individuals were administered with the first, second, and booster doses against Covid-19 as LGUs’ encouraged their constituents to get jabbed as well as increase vaccine confidence among the public. Año commended Region 7 for inoculating 407,019 individuals with the LGUs hard pressed…

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DENR, Parañaque, private sector to rehab Manila Bay

Efforts to fast track the rehabilitation of the southern part of Manila Bay are now underway following the sealing of a partnership between the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and Parañaque City. The stakeholders include Aseana City’s business establishments and lot owners, who will endeavor to clean up the bay’s tributaries. As part of its commitment under the DENR’s Adopt-a-Waterbody or Adopt-an-Estero Program, the Aseana City – through its Aseana Business Park Estate Association (ABPEA) – has been leading dredging activities along the Redemptorist Water Channel in Parañaque…

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Rice farmers urged to follow seeding rate to improve yield

The Department of Agriculture – Philippine Rice Research Institute (DA-PhilRice) is urging farmers to follow the recommended seeding rate in rice production for better yields and reduced production costs. Seeding rate refers to the amount of rice seeds planted per hectare. DA-PhilRice recommends 40 kilograms (kg) per hectare for transplanted rice while 60-80kg per hectare is promoted for direct-seeded. “When this is followed, rice plants grow healthier because it can receive sufficient sunlight and evenly absorb nutrients from the soil. It can also help produce productive tillers, which would mean…

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BSP gets final source code for 2022 polls from Comelec

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) has received from the Commission on Elections (Comelec) the final source code for the May 9, 2022 national and local elections. The Comelec on Monday handed over to the BSP the final trusted build of the transmission router source code, which is needed to ensure the secure distribution of election results and other related data to different endpoints. The source code was deposited in a high-security vault, as mandated by Republic Act 9369, otherwise known as the election automation law. BSP Governor Benjamin Diokno,…

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Richard Gomez tops survey for congressman in northwest Leyte

Actor-turned-mayor Richard Gomez remained the top choice for congressional post in Leyte’s 4th district, according to local surveys. Gomez, who has been the mayor of Ormoc since 2016, is picked by 79.5 percent of voters in the northwestern part of Leyte province based on April’s survey. The figure is higher than the 74.8 percent preference recorded last February. His rival, former Commission on Elections commissioner Gregorio Larrazabal is the choice of 17.1 percent of voters last month, higher than the 15.9 percent earned two months earlier. The sample size of…

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Private hospitals ready for possible rise in Covid-19 cases

Private hospitals are ready in case of another rise in number of Covid-19 cases following the national elections. In a televised public briefing, Private Hospitals Association of the Philippines (PHAPi) president Dr. Jose Rene de Grano said Tuesday increase in Covid-19 cases is a possible effect of election-related rallies. “‘Yung mga ospital naman po ‘di nila sinara ang mga Covid wards, nakahanda po ang mga ‘yun (The [private] hospitals did not close the Covid wards, they are available anytime),” he added. The number of Covid-19 patients admitted in private hospitals…

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Almost 68M Filipinos fully vaxxed; 13M get boosters shots

The Philippines has administered 146,869,397 doses of coronavirus vaccines nationwide, with 67,911,464 million Filipinos already fully vaccinated, according to the latest report of the National Task Force (NTF) Against Covid-19. The data presented during the prerecorded “Talk to the People” of President Rodrigo Duterte aired Tuesday morning also showed that 4,779,495 are waiting for their second primary doses while 7,430 have second booster shots since the official rollout on April 25. NTF chief implementer Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr. said the vaccination coverage significantly declined since December last year, leaving only…

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2 nabbed, 1 rescued in Zambo human trafficking op

Government operatives arrested two suspected human traffickers and rescued a victim during a pre-dawn operation Tuesday in this southern port city. Col. Alexander Lorenzo, Zamboanga City Police Office (ZCPO) director, said suspects as Annabel Delos Santos and Clemente Carpio were arrested for employing a 16-year-old girl as a sex worker in their establishment in Barangay Tulungatung. Lorenzo said a third suspect, Jenielyn Roillo, remains at-large since she was not around when authorities launched the rescue operation around 2:20 a.m. He said the 16-year-old victim is a native of Kabasalan, Zamboanga…

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Comelec ready to hold special polls in Shanghai

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) is prepared to hold special polls in Shanghai, China in case the lockdown in the host country persists until May 9, Election Day. According to Comelec Commissioner Marlon Casquejo, they are ready to conduct special polls in Shanghai, China if the need arises due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic. “Maybe, we can make some adjustment as to how many VCMs (vote counting machines) will be needed if there will be special elections, in the event they will not be able to vote until…

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S. Kudarat guv bet brings DQ case to SC, candidacy to continue

The candidacy of Sultan Kudarat gubernatorial candidate Datu Pax Ali Mangudadatu will continue despite the Commission on Elections (Comelec) decision to cancel his certificate of candidacy (COC). Lawyer Cyrus Torreña, speaking for Datu Pax Ali, said Tuesday the latter’s candidacy will push through while a petition for a temporary restraining order (TRO) before the Supreme Court is pending. “We were not that surprised by the Comelec en banc decision,” said Torreña, the legal counsel of Datu Pax Ali and concurrent provincial administrator of Maguindanao Governor Bai Mariam Mangudadatu. “It’s too…

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Get booster shots ahead of May 9 polls, PRRD tells public

President Rodrigo Duterte is encouraging Filipinos participating in the May 9 national and local elections to receive a booster shot against the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19). Duterte made the call, reiterating that the Covid-19 remains a threat to public health. In his pre-recorded Talk to the People aired Tuesday morning, Duterte said the booster shot will serve as an additional protection against coronavirus. “‘Yung booster shots ninyo. It’s still available at (and) anybody can have it because it’s election time. There will be a crowding again of people, congregating, and…

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Bacolod cop linked to gunrunning faces criminal, admin raps

A personnel of Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) has been charged with an administrative offense after he was arrested for allegedly selling an undocumented firearm during an entrapment operation in Barangay Estefania here on Sunday. The suspect, Staff Sgt. Gerwin Catolico, 36, is assigned as an investigator under the General Investigation Section of Police Station 2 headed by Capt. Paul Vincent Pendon, who endorsed the filing of the administrative case. “He has to face the consequences,” Col. Thomas Joseph Martir, police city director, told reporters on Tuesday. Martir said Catolico,…

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DOF chief economist voted as Tax Academy’s first prexy

The Board of Trustees of the Philippine Tax Academy (PTA) has unanimously voted to elect Department of Finance (DOF) chief economist and retired Undersecretary Gil Beltran as the institution’s first president. Finance Secretary and PTA Board of Trustees chairperson Carlos Dominguez III nominated Beltran, who will serve up to June 30, 2022, without prejudice to his subsequent reappointment in the next administration. Retired DOF Assistant Secretary Ma. Teresa Habitan was also appointed as Chancellor of the PTA. Beltran was first appointed by President Rodrigo Duterte as a member of the…

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Comelec starts testing, sealing VCMs in Zambo City

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) started Tuesday the distribution, testing, and sealing of vote-counting machines (VCMs) in this southern port city. Lawyer Stephen Roy Cañete, first district election officer, said the priority in the distribution of VCMs are the polling precincts in far-flung barangays. “We asked permission, and we were given the authority by the Comelec central office to start the distribution of VCMs early,” Cañete said. “In case there will be glitches, we still have enough time to replace the defective VCM,” he added. There are 10 ballots in…

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1.2K soldiers based in E. Visayas cast ballots as absentee voters

At least 1,249 soldiers in Eastern Visayas joined the three-day local absentee voting, the Philippine Army said on Tuesday. From April 27 to 29, soldiers trooped to voting centers inside the headquarters of the Army’s 8th Infantry Division (ID) in this city, 802nd Infantry Brigade in Ormoc City, and 78th Infantry Battalion in Borongan City. “Some registered for absentee voting, but were not able to vote since they were engaged in focused military operations. Majority of our soldiers will still participate in regular voting in their respective local government units,”…

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Private hospitals in talks with DOH on health workers’ claims

The Private Hospitals Association of the Philippines (PHAPi) is coordinating with the Department of Health on the denied application for claims of some healthcare workers. Earlier, the Private Hospital Workers Alliance of the Philippines said 63,772 healthcare workers did not receive their benefits provided under Republic Act 11494 or the Bayanihan 2 law. Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire said the delay in the distribution of the benefits was due to the “lapses in the application forms”. In a televised public briefing Tuesday, PHAPi president Dr. Jose de Grano said proper…

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3 NPA rebels killed, firearms recovered in Bicol

Some three New People’s Army (NPA) rebels were killed in a clash with police and military troops in the boundary of Albay and Sorsogon provinces on Monday, the Philippine Army (PA) reported. Maj. John Paul Belleza, 9th Infantry Division (9ID) spokesperson, said in a report sent to reporters on Monday evening that the joint team of security forces encountered seven armed rebels. After some 10 minutes of firefight, the rebels fled in different directions, leaving three of their slain comrades. Government soldiers recovered the three bodies, including that of their…

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Solons concur with PRRD order to halt e-sabong

It is only proper to stop electronic sabong (e-sabong or online cockfighting) while its effects on society are being scrutinized. Senator Grace Poe said Tuesday he agreed with President Rodrigo Duterte’s decision to end the controversial gambling practice, as recommended by Interior Secretary Eduardo Año. “Buhay at pamilya ang lagi’t laging mas mahalaga. Sa utos ng Presidente, ma-uuna natin ang pagbibigay hustisya sa lahat ng mga nawala at naulila (Life and family always come first. With this order of the President, we can prioritize the service of justice to the…

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32 IP families affected by dam construction await resettlement

The resettlement project intended for 32 families of Indigenous Peoples (IP) affected by the Jalaur River Multi-Purpose Project Stage II (JRMP II) in the municipality of Calinog, Iloilo is expected to be completed in June and will be ready to accommodate beneficiaries by the third quarter of this year. JRMP II spokesperson Steve Cordero, in an interview on Tuesday, said the project situated in Sitio Agburi, Barangay Cahigon of the said municipality was 55.33 percent complete as of last March. It was supposed to be completed in the first quarter…

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OPAPRU workers instrumental in Duterte admin peace agenda

Government peace workers played a major part in the effective promotion of the comprehensive Philippine peace process under the Duterte administration. Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr. cited the staff of the Office of the Presidential Adviser on Peace Reconciliation and Unity (OPAPRU) for “passionately and selflessly” implementing various peace-building initiatives of the government. “It is because of your dedication, passion, and hard work that we have been able to implement our various peace-building initiatives which undoubtedly will bear fruit in the long run,” Galvez said in an online post on Tuesday.…

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Troops deployed to remote poll centers in Zambo Norte

The Army’s 97th Infantry Battalion (97IB) has deployed 477 personnel to render election security duty in Zamboanga del Norte, officials said Tuesday. Lt. Col. Nolasco Coderos Jr., 97IB commander, said the troopers were deployed in the two of the province’s three congressional districts. “Most of these troops will be deployed in far-flung polling centers in isolated communities,” Coderos said in a statement. During the troops’ formation Monday, Coderos reminded the soldiers to remain apolitical and to refrain from engaging in all forms of partisan politics. Brig. Gen. Leonel Nicolas, 102nd…

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