Eurovision Turin 2022, an Opportunity to Communicate Tourism in Piedmont

Turin and Piedmont are ready for the Eurovision Song Contest, one of the most important international songwriting one competitions globally. TURIN, Italy, May 05, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Turin and Piedmont are ready for the Eurovision Song Contest, one of the most important international songwriting competitions globally, representing countries from all over the Euro-Mediterranean region. […]

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Operator of World’s Largest Construction Ship Renews Deal with Peplink

VILNIUS, Lithuania, May 05, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Peplink – a company that makes connectivity reliable, and Frontier BV – a business IT specialist and a key Peplink European distributor, will be upgrading Allseas’ fleet of construction vessels, including the Pioneering Spirit. Everyday, Peplink technologies ensure reliable network connectivity in thousands of enterprises in retail, […]

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EW Healthcare Partners Announces the Acquisition of a Majority Stake in Grundium OY

Featured Image for EW Healthcare Partners LONDON, May 05, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — EW Healthcare Partners (“EW”) has acquired a majority stake in Grundium Oy (“Grundium”), a leader in advanced imaging technology based in Finland. The founders and management of Grundium will retain a significant minority stake in the company and remain in leadership positions. The founders […]

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The Metals Company and Allseas Announce Successful Deep-Water Test of Polymetallic Nodule Collector Vehicle in the Atlantic Ocean at a Depth of Nearly 2,500 Meters

Polymetallic nodule collector vehicle Following earlier successful harbor wet-testing and shallow-water trials in the open sea, the Allseas-designed and constructed pilot nodule collector vehicle was deployed from the Hidden Gem and lowered to the seafloor at depths of 2,470 meters, marking the first time the vehicle has been subjected to ultra-deep-water temperatures and pressures A […]

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Cellebrite to Showcase Advanced Access as a Service at the Techno Security & Digital Forensics Conference

The availability of Cellebrite’s advanced access capability as a cloud-based service is intended to enable a broader base of law enforcement agencies to benefit from the most cutting-edge technology PETAH TIKVA, Israel and TYSONS CORNER, Va., May 05, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Cellebrite DI Ltd. (NASDAQ: CLBT), a global leader in Digital Intelligence (DI) solutions […]

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EV Technology Group Expands Subscription Service for Electric Vehicles, with MOKE France signing leading French hospitality collective Indie Group

TORONTO, May 05, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — EV Technology Group Ltd. (the “Company” or “EV Technology Group”) (NEO: EVTG, DE:B96A) announces today that it has signed luxury French hospitality collective Indie Group to its electric vehicle subscription service, through its subsidiary MOKE France SAS (“MOKE France”). MOKE France’s EV subscription model gives clients the opportunity to […]

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Ingredion Incorporated Delivers Solid Growth in First Quarter 2022

17% net sales growth offset inflationary pressures contributing to strong year-over-year performance First quarter 2022 reported and adjusted EPS* were $1.92 and $1.95, respectively, compared to first quarter 2021 reported and adjusted EPS of $(3.66) and $1.85, respectively The Company maintains its expectation for full year adjusted EPS of $6.85 to $7.45, which reflects the impact […]

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The First PHantasticals Come to Life to Raise Awareness of Pulmonary Hypertension

The pharmaceutical company Ferrer and the European Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA Europe) have joined forces in the PHantasticals awareness campaign to make people aware of Pulmonary Hypertension (PH), a progressive disease that reduces blood flow and increases pressure in the pulmonary arteries, affecting the heart and lungs. Some forms are rare and can progress rapidly, […]

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Shell plc publishes first quarter 2022 press release

London, May 5, 2022 “The war in Ukraine is first and foremost a human tragedy, but it has also caused significant disruption to global energy markets and has shown that secure, reliable and affordable energy simply cannot be taken for granted. The impacts of this uncertainty and the higher cost that comes with it are […]

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FourKites Launches Universal Appointment Manager Solution in APAC to Ease Supply Chain Labour Shortage Woes and Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Next-generation appointment booking application leverages real-time supply chain visibility to facilitate collaboration between shippers and carriers FourKites Launches Universal Appointment Manager Solution in APAC CHENNAI, India, May 05, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — FourKites®, the #1 real-time supply chain visibility platform, today announced that it has launched Appointment Manager℠, its universal appointment booking solution, in India, […]

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Fortinet Reports First Quarter 2022 Financial Results

First Quarter 2022 Highlights Product revenue of $371.0 million, up 54% year over year Total revenue of $954.8 million, up 34% year over year Bookings of $1.28 billion, up 50% year over year1 Billings of $1.16 billion, up 36% year over year2 Deferred revenue of $3.66 billion, up 33% year over year GAAP operating margin […]

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Comelec names dominant majority, minority parties for May polls

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has named the dominant majority party and dominant minority party in the May 9 polls. According to Comelec Resolution No. 10787, the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino–Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) was declared as the dominant majority party while the Nacionalista Party (NP) is the dominant minority party. “The Commission on Elections, by virtue of the powers vested in it by the Constitution, the Omnibus Election Code, and other pertinent election laws, resolves to promulgate the criteria and evaluation process for the accreditation of the dominant majority party,…

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Sugar producers call out DA, SRA for resumption of import order

The country’s biggest sugar producers group with more than 30,000 member-planters has called out the Department of Agriculture (DA) and the Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA) for proceeding with the importation of refined sugar even with a pending case against such action. In a statement on Thursday, United Sugar Producers Federation (UNIFED) president Manuel Lamata, who is based in Negros Occidental, said they will ask the courts to cite Agriculture Secretary William Dar and SRA Administrator Hermenegildo Serafica in contempt after giving the green light to implement Sugar Order (SO) No.…

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Tugade signs P17.75-B deal for phase 1 of Metro Manila Subway

Department of Transportation (DOTr) Secretary Arthur Tugade Thursday signed a contract worth PHP17.75 billion as part of the first phase of the Metro Manila Subway. The contract package, dubbed CP104 and that was awarded to Tokyu-Tobishima Megawide Joint Venture (TTM-JV), includes the construction of two subway stations and tunnels at Ortigas North and South. The contract was signed at an event at Edsa Shangri-La in Mandaluyong City between Tugade and executives of the TTM-JV. During the event, right-of-way usage agreements were also signed between DOTr and partners in the private…

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PH opens SEAG bid in beach handball, men’s football

The opening ceremony for the 31st Southeast Asian Games is due on Thursday but two Philippine teams — football and beach handball — plunge into competition in separate venues on Friday. The men’s beach handball squad faces Thailand at 4 p.m. on Friday at the Tuan Chau Resort Ha Long in Quang Ninh, while the football team battles Timor Leste in Group A action set for 4 p.m. at the 20,000-seating Viet Tri Stadium in Phu Tho — Vietnam is one hour behind Philippine standard time. Philippine Olympic Committee (POC)…

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Cebu City residents not required to vote to get aid: Rama

Mayor Michael Rama on Thursday reiterated his position that vulnerable sectors like the senior citizens, persons with disabilities (PWD), and the poor should receive financial assistance from the city government without being required to cast their vote on May 9. In a press briefing, Rama said “it has never been a policy of his administration” to require recipients of any forms of aid from the government to vote, even as he acknowledged individuals’ right to choose their leaders on the election day. “PWDs, senior citizens, stimulus assistance beneficiaries should be…

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SoKor becomes 1st Asian nation to join NATO’s cyber group

South Korea on Thursday became the first Asian nation to join NATO’s cyber defense group, according to the country’s National Intelligence Service (NIS). The NIS was formally admitted into the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defense Center of Excellence (CCDCOE) based in Tallinn, Estonia, Yonhap News reported. With Seoul’s admission, the number of the group members has now risen to 32, including 27 NATO members. It “will represent South Korea in the center’s training and research activities.” “We plan to strengthen our cyber response capabilities to a world-class level by increasing the…

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Maradona’s ‘Hand of God’ jersey sells for record $9.3-M

The jersey worn by Diego Maradona when he scored his famous “Hand of God” goal against England in the 1986 World Cup was sold at an auction at Sotheby’s in London on Wednesday for a world record price of USD9.28 million. The previous record for a game-worn jersey was USD5.64 million paid in 2019 for the jersey that Babe Ruth wore during his 1928-1930 seasons with the New York Yankees. The record for a piece of sports memorabilia was also set in 2019, when an original hand-drawn Olympic manifesto was…

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Priest defends Catholic Church’s support for Leni-Kiko tandem

A Pangasinan-based priest on Thursday said the Catholic Church supports the tandem of Vice President Leni Robredo and Senator Kiko Pangilinan because it is part of its moral obligation to guide the people in choosing their leaders. Several Catholic priests and nuns went house-to-house in Lingayen on Wednesday to accompany Aika Robredo who campaigned for her mother. “Kailangan naming lumabas, kailangan naming tumayo para sa kanila. Bakit? Hindi dahil sa taong iyon bagkus iyon ang mandato namin sa Diyos (We need to go out, we need to stand up for…

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BSP eyes AI applications to enhance functions

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) is exploring applications of machine learning (ML) techniques, particularly in the areas of natural language processing, nowcasting, and banking supervision. “Central banks’ interest in ML has been increasing over the years, mainly due to its potential to enhance the existing tools used for regular monitoring as well as its ability to uncover underlying relationships between data to better understand the economy and the financial system,” BSP Governor Benjamin Diokno said. Machine learning is a subfield of artificial intelligence (AI) involving algorithms that deliver output…

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OPAPRU, AFP, MILF sign pact to ensure peaceful, honest 2022 polls

A clean, orderly and peaceful election is eyed for the Bangsamoro Region with only four days to go before the election day. This, after the Office of the Presidential Adviser on Peace, Reconciliation and Unity (OPAPRU), Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), and the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) have forged a “Pledge of Commitment” on Tuesday to ensure a safe and peaceful election in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM). In a statement on Thursday, the OPAPRU said the signing of the pact is another major milestone…

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All systems go for May 9 polls: Comelec

It’s all systems go for the May 9, 2022 national and local elections (NLE), the Commission on Elections (Comelec) said on Thursday. “We are all systems go. We are just waiting for the date of the elections. We have conducted final testing and sealing (FTS) and the problems we have already addressed,” Commissioner Marlon Casquejo said in a press briefing. “We are 100 percent all set for May 9,” he added. Casquejo said there are some 1,100 contingency vote counting machines (VCMs) and have established several repair hubs all over…

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Dagupan City breaks ground for new city hall

The first phase of the construction of a new Dagupan City hall complex at the A.B. Fernandez Avenue here has started and is expected until December this year. In an interview during the groundbreaking ceremony on Thursday, Mayor Marc Brian Lim said the first multi-storey building will be constructed in the almost 1,000-square-meter area in front of the old city hall main building. Phase 1 will be groundwork starting with the construction of its foundation and the majority of the building’s frame or cell, he said. Lim said the construction…

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Isko vows to replicate ‘Tondominium’ for Cebu’s poor

Presidential aspirant Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso pledged to work for condominium-type housing projects for the poor and vertical road networks to spur more economic development if elected into office. Domagoso told the media prior to a concert Wednesday night near a mall at the North Reclamation Project here that he has done a lot in taking care of the poor residents of Manila where he is the incumbent mayor through his many condominium projects. “If I could build Tondominium 1 and Tondominium 2, I can build Cebuminium,” Domagoso said, referring…

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Pangasinan farmers get P16-M worth of post-harvest facilities

Two farmers’ groups in the towns of Manaoag and Natividad have received post-harvest facilities worth PHP8 million each from the Department of Agriculture Philippine Center for Postharvest Development and Mechanization (DA-PhilMech). In his message during the ceremonial turnover on Thursday, Manaoag municipal agriculture officer Raul Geronimo said the post-harvest facilities will be a “great help” to the farmers-cooperative. “Due to climate change, our farmers find it hard to dry their produce hence, at times they used the roads as dryers and we could not prevent them from doing so due…

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Daily PH Covid-19 cases average under 200: OCTA

The daily average of Covid-19 cases nationwide remains under 200 with a positivity rate of 1.2 percent, the OCTA Research Group said Thursday. In a televised public briefing, OCTA Research Group fellow Dr. Guido David said the nation’s daily average in the recent week is 193, slightly higher than last week’s 187. He noted that the country’s numbers are low and “there’s no real increase in the cases”. “Nothing concerning at this time, iyong hospital utilization natin pati sa NCR [National Capital Region], ay mababa pa rin, nasa 21 percent…

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DA-13 hosts young farmers’ national summit in Butuan

Some 100 young farmers from the different regions in the country are currently gathered here for a three-day national summit hosted by the Department of Agriculture in the Caraga Region (DA-13). Lynn Pareñas, the chief of DA-13’s agribusiness and marketing assistance division, said the summit, which opened Wednesday and will conclude on Friday, aims to promote agriculture among the young generation. “We have to make them realize that there is a future in agriculture,” Pareñas said in a phone interview Thursday. She said the activity also seeks to establish business…

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SEC approves VistaREIT, Raslag IPOs

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has considered favorably the initial public offerings (IPO) of VistaREIT, Inc. of up to PHP9.178 billion and of Raslag Corp. worth up to PHP700 million. In its meeting on May 5, the commission en banc resolved to render effective the registration statements of VistaREIT and Raslag covering 7.5 billion common shares and 1.5 million common shares, respectively, subject to the companies’ compliance with certain remaining requirements. VistaREIT VistaREIT is a real estate investment trust (REIT) sponsored by Villar-led companies – Masterpiece Asia Properties, Inc.,…

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Panay River basin dev’t project pushed to address Capiz flooding

The Western Visayas Regional Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (RDRRMC) is pushing for the phase-by-phase implementation of the Panay River Basin Development Project in Capiz as one of the long-term solutions to address the flooding problem of the province. Office of the Civil Defense (OCD) information officer and spokesperson for the RDRRMC 6 Cindy Ferrer, in an interview Thursday, said the full council meeting on Wednesday has passed Resolution No. 9 re-endorsing Resolution No. 1 passed in 2018 calling for the fast-tracking of the PHP19.78 billion project proposed by the…

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700 more police personnel deployed to Antique

The Police Regional Office in Western Visayas (PRO 6) has sent more than 700 police augmentation forces to Antique to secure the May 9 elections. Antique Provincial Police Office (APPO) Director Col. Alexander Mariano said on Thursday he requested PRO 6 to send more police personnel to ensure a peaceful and orderly election. The province has six areas of immediate concern– the towns of Hamtic, Sibalom, San Remigio, Culasi, Sebaste, and Laua-an. They either have the presence of the New People’s Army or have a history of intense political rivalry.…

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9 ‘Red’ election areas of concern in NegOr recommended

The Provincial Joint Security Control Center (PJSCC) in Negros Oriental has recommended at least nine election areas of concern in the province to be placed under the “red” category – the highest classification under the color-coded system adopted for the May 9 polls. The list is awaiting the approval of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) national office. However, lawyer Lionel Marco Castillano, the Comelec-Negros Oriental provincial election supervisor-designate, said the recommendation is based on the “old list” of the Philippine National Police (PNP) for the previous election. He said he…

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Ukraine urges PH firms to stop doing business with Russia

Ukrainian Ambassador to the Philippines Olexander Nechytaylo on Thursday appealed to Filipino companies to weigh the “moral aspect” of doing business with Russia amid the continuing war in the country. “It’s not right to pay taxes in a country that is using that money to continue the bloody war and the war against humanity. Some do it for a very practical reason because the international community imposed unprecedented sanctions against Russia. You have to understand that this level of sanctions has never been imposed on any country before,” he said…

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P75-M new DAR-Bicol building to boost services to stakeholders

A PHP75-million building will soon rise in the regional government center here and is expected to help ease the workflow of transactions and give convenience to the clients of the Department of Agrarian Reform in Bicol (DAR-5), particularly the farmers. The three-storey building to be constructed on a 4,352 square meter lot anytime after the election will be funded by the General Appropriations Act and is expected to be completed by 2023. Gerard Buensalida, DAR-5 spokesperson, in an interview, said the building will be the new home of the DAR-Bicol…

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Nigeria, Morocco to build world’s longest offshore gas pipeline

Nigeria and Morocco are planning to build the world’s longest offshore gas pipeline to transport gas between the two countries, crossing 11 others in West Africa, local media reported Tuesday. Quoted by the media, Tolu Ogunlesi, media adviser to Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari, said on his Twitter account on Sunday that the partnership, which was between the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and Morocco’s Office National des Hydrocarbures et des Mines (ONHYM), was initially signed by the two countries in June 2018. He said that “Nigeria and Morocco are teaming…

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6.8K Caraga cops to augment security on Election Day

The Police Regional Office in Caraga (PRO-13) has deployed 6,886 police personnel for election-related functions as authorized by the Commission on Elections (Comelec). In a statement Thursday, PRO-13 Director Brig. Gen. Romeo Caramat Jr. said 258 officers out of the 6,886 police personnel were also trained and on standby to serve as electoral board members in various areas in the region. “PRO-13 is now on guard and ready will all its security preparations for the coming national and local elections,” Caramat said. He said police personnel were also assigned to…

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MRT-3 completes overhaul of 52 train cars

The Metro Rail Transit Line 3 (MRT-3) completed the overhaul of 52 of its train cars as part of its efforts to ensure the safety and proper operation of its rolling stock and increase the number of operational trains. In a Facebook post on Thursday, the MRT-3 said out of the 72 train cars that need to be overhauled, only 20 remain unfinished. “Sa ilalim ng overhauling, pinapalitan ng mga bagong piyesa ang mga depektibong components ng mga bagon o train cars at pinipinturahan ding muli ang loob at labas…

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BARMM teachers cry foul over poll workers substitution

More than 200 public school teachers protested Thursday their removal as electoral board members for Cotabato City. Mayor Cynthia Guiani-Sayadi, who is seeking reelection, said the teachers were summoned to a supposed orientation by the Ministry of Basic, Higher and Technical Education–Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (MBHTE-BARMM) but were taken aback by what transpired. “The teachers were surprised upon learning that they were removed and others were designated to handle the Vote Counting Machines (VCMs),” Sayadi said in an interview over state-run Radyo Pilipinas. Sayadi said the teachers have…

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Lawyers’ group calls on bets, supporters to ensure clean polls

The country’s oldest voluntary national organization of lawyers on Thursday called on candidates to ensure clean elections this Monday. In a statement, the Philippine Bar Association reminded bets and their supporters that “while to win is the goal of every campaign, let it only be through fair and just means.” The group urged them to “ensure fair and safe access to the polls for every voter; maintain respect for local and national elections officials; protect public school teachers who are frontliners in safeguarding our votes; and remind their supporters to…

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Filipino athletes to give their best to win medals: PSC exec

Philippine Sports Commission Commissioner Ramon Fernandez boosted the confidence of Filipino athletes from beach handball, and kickboxing in their quest to capture medals in the 31st Southeast Asian Games here. Fernandez, the Team Philippines chef de mission to the Games, visited the billeting areas of these sports and inspired the Filipino athletes with an inspirational talk for them to compete at the highest level and make the country proud. “Our athletes have prepared well for the SEA Games, and I trust that all of them will put in their best…

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Suns take 2-0 series lead over Mavericks in West semifinals

The top-seeded Phoenix Suns had a 2-0 lead in the West Semifinals with a 129-109 win over the Dallas Mavericks late Wednesday. Despite being down at halftime with a score of 60-58, the Suns sealed a comfortable win after dominating the fourth quarter with a 40-26 lead. The 12-time All-Star Chris Paul and Devin Booker combined for 58 points to power the Suns to the Game 2 victory at the Footprint Center. Booker played with 30 points and Paul added 28 points. Jae Crowder finished with 15 points. Mikal Bridges…

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Bayaning Tsuper party-list to push for ‘habal-habal’ legalization

The Bayaning Tsuper (BTS) party-list has vowed to push for the legalization of the “habal-habal” (motorcycle cabs) operation should they win a seat at the House of Representatives in the forthcoming polls. Lawyer Aminola Abaton, BTS’s first nominee, noted Thursday that “habal-habal” are allowed to operate and carry passengers as a “single motorized taxi” in other places of the country such as in Manila, Cebu, and Davao. However, Abaton said many local governments disallow habal-habal’s operation because they are “colorum” or illegal. “There is a double standard. In other places,…

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Ilocos Norte farmers get more farm machinery

More farm machinery was distributed to farmers on Thursday as part of the government’s farm mechanization program to ensure food security in the province. Governor Matthew Joseph Manotoc vowed to protect the farmers’ source of livelihood and make it more profitable for them, especially since the province is a top producer of garlic, onions, tobacco, mango, dragon fruit, and other high-value crops. Funded through the tobacco excise tax share of Ilocos Norte, thirteen units of four-wheel tractors, nine hand tractors, and two combined harvesters were turned over to 24 clustered…

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Overseas voters turnout now 23%

With only four days before the end of the voting period, a total of 385,437 registered overseas voters have so far participated in the exercise. Commission on Elections (Comelec) Commissioner Marlon Casquejo said the number represents 23 percent of the 1,697,215 registered voters abroad. “We have a good turnout. As of today (May 5), we are already at 23 percent voting turnout so far,” he said. He said they are expecting to surpass earlier numbers. “With this trend, we are likely to surpass the previous turnouts,” he said. In the…

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Earthquake jolts DavOr anew

A magnitude-5.8 quake jolted Davao Oriental on Thursday afternoon, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) reported. The tectonic quake struck 147 kilometers southeast of the municipality of Tarragona at 4:21 p.m. It was 2 kilometers deep. Earlier today, Phivolcs also recorded tectonic quakes with magnitudes 5.2 and 5.7, and epicenters 140 kilometers east and 136 kilometers southeast of the same municipality, respectively. Phivolcs director Renato Solidum Jr. said both earthquakes were caused by the movement along the Philippine Trench. The magnitude-5.8 quake was felt at Intensity 3 in…

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Rain, quake fail to stop UniTeam’s Mindanao miting de advance

Despite a four-hour heavy downpour and an earthquake, thousands of supporters of the UniTeam led by consistent frontrunners presidential candidate Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos and vice presidential hopeful Sara Duterte, on Thursday stayed to be part of the party’s Mindanao Miting de Avance here. The venue, which was the same rally site as the UniTeam’s contending party, was already full and spilling off as early as 2 p.m. even if the event was scheduled to start late afternoon. A rain-drenched Hermogenes Villanueva, 71, from Asuncion town, said they will stay until…

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Bacolod City College marks 25th year with P350-M new facilities

The local government-owned Bacolod City College (BCC), now in its 25th year, got a boost in its site development with the construction of PHP350 million worth of facilities, including the PHP110-million activity center. On Thursday afternoon, Mayor Evelio Leonardia led city officials in the inauguration and ribbon-cutting ceremonies held at the school campus in Barangay Taculing. “Modesty aside, there is no other school in Bacolod, Negros or Western Visayas that has received an allocation of PHP350 million from its local government for the massive improvement of its facilities,” he said.…

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Stocks follow reg’l rally amid Fed rate hike; peso gains

Local shares and currency gained on Thursday trading following data releases from both international and domestic markets. The Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) ended the day’s trading 66.19 points higher, or 0.97 percent change, to 6,868.92 with all counters in the green. All shares rose by 1.33 percent, or 48.17 points, to 3,663.16. The Mining and Oil sector posted the biggest jump, with an increment of 508.99 points or 4.52 percent to 11,769.57. This is followed by Industrial, up by 80.71 points (0.86 percent) to 9,484.16; Holding Firms, up by…

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PEZA approves P8.14-B investments in Q1

The Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) has approved a total of PHP8.14 billion in investments from January to March this year. Comparing the data from the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA), investment approvals of PEZA in the first quarter this year plummeted by 67.9 percent from PHP25.38 billion project registrations in the same period in 2021. In a press conference Thursday, PEZA director general Charito Plaza said the decline in registration of investment activities in economic zones is anticipated given the ongoing pandemic, the Russia-Ukraine war, and the upcoming national elections.…

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Makati prosecutors find probable cause vs. ‘Poblacion girl’

Prosecutors on Thursday found probable cause to charge party girl and social media influencer, Gwyneth Anne Chua, for violating last December the country’s quarantine rules in place to contain the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic following her return from the United States. Chua has gained the moniker “Poblacion Girl” after she allegedly partied in Barangay Poblacion in Makati City while she was supposed to be in a hotel quarantine facility days before and after Christmas last year. She will be charged for violation of Section 9 of Republic Act No.…

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