Synchronoss มอบระบบอัตโนมัติและการจัดการสำหรับกระบวนการขายส่งให้กับ Brightspeed

ความสัมพันธ์เพื่อสนับสนุนการพัฒนาไฟเบอร์ตามแผนของ Brightspeed ทั่วทั้งเขตสัญญาณบริการ 20 รัฐ ข้อตกลงแบบต่อเนื่องที่มีจุดเด่นคือinterconnectNOW และ Financial Analyticsเพื่อช่วยจัดเตรียมคำขอบริการและจัดการค่าใช้จ่ายของคู่ค้า บริดจ์วอเตอร์ นิวเจอร์ซีย์, May 11, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Synchronoss Technologies Inc. (“Synchronoss” หรือ “บริษัท”) (Nasdaq: SNCR) ผู้นำระดับโลกและผู้ริเริ่มด้านผลิตภัณฑ์และแพลตฟอร์มระบบคลาวด์ การส่งข้อความ และผลิตภัณฑ์ดิจิทัล ได้ประกาศในวันนี้ว่า บริษัทได้ลงนามในข้อตกลงแบบต่อเนื่องกับ Brightspeed ซึ่งเป็นผู้ให้บริการบรอดแบนด์และโทรคมนาคมที่คาดว่าจะมีการดำเนินงานใน 20 รัฐ โดยในขั้นต้น Brightspeed จะประกอบด้วยสินทรัพย์ผู้ให้บริการแลกเปลี่ยนท้องถิ่น (ILEC) และการดำเนินงานที่เกี่ยวข้องของ Lumen Technologies (NYSE: LUMN) ซึ่งเป็นหัวข้อของการเข้าซื้อกิจการที่รอดำเนินการโดยกองทุนที่จัดการโดย Apollo (NYSE: APO) Brightspeed จะใช้สองโมดูลหลักจากแพลตฟอร์ม Synchronoss networkX – interconnectNOW (iNOW) และ Financial Analytics (FA) […]

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Vision Hydrogen Monetizes First Two Development Projects

JERSEY CITY, N.J., May 11, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — via InvestorWire — Vision Hydrogen Corporation (OTCQB:VIHD) (the “Company”) is pleased to announce that it has monetized its 100% interest in its Vlissingen green hydrogen development project and its 50% interest in its Terneuzen green hydrogen development project through the sale of its Dutch interests to […]

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Lighthouse Labs raises US$7M seed round, co-led by Accel, BlockTower and Animoca Brands, to build the open metaverse navigation engine

Lighthouse Labs will leverage the round to grow its team, broaden the ecosystem of worlds it partners with and targets summer 2022 launch MONTREAL, May 11, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Lighthouse, the company building the open metaverse navigation engine, today announces that it has raised a US$7 million seed round co-led by Accel, BlockTower and […]

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Innokin, Hydrated by Aquios Labs, Launches ‘Lota’ Water-Based Vaping Devices

The vaping industry veterans hope to cause waves with water-based vaping technology Featured Image for Innokin Technology LONDON, May 11, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Innokin Technology has announced the launch of a new arrival to their industry-leading lineup of vaporizers. Introducing Lota: Innokin’s all-new sub-brand pushing the boundaries of performance, reliability, and innovation within the entry-level […]

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SOLVE FSHD Announces Appointment of Executive Director Dr. Eva Chin and Venture-Philanthropic Funding Structure

SOLVE FSHD’s Venture Philanthropy Model VANCOUVER, British Columbia, May 11, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Following SOLVE FSHD’s recent acclaimed launch, the organization is pleased to formally announce the appointment of Dr. Eva Chin as the Executive Director. SOLVE FSHD’s Founder, Chip Wilson, has personally committed USD100 million to find a cure for facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy […]

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ENA Respiratory Selected for BLUE KNIGHT™ to Accelerate Development of Pan-Antiviral Nasal Spray

SYDNEY, Australia, May 11, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — ENA Respiratory, a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company developing INNA-051, a first-in-class broad-spectrum antiviral innate immunomodulator for pan-antiviral prophylaxis in at-risk populations and pandemic preparedness, has been selected to join BLUE KNIGHT™, a joint initiative between Johnson & Johnson Innovation – JLABS (JLABS) and the Biomedical Advanced Research and […]

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Sphera Tackles Scope 3 Emissions Reporting with Launch of its Automated Life Cycle Assessment Solution

New solution will allow businesses to aggregate and calculate life cycle assessments quickly and at scale CHICAGO, May 11, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Sphera®, a leading global provider of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) performance and risk management software, data and consulting services, today announced the launch of its new Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) Automation software, […]

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Ki Young Sohn, CEO of Enzychem Lifesciences Honored by World Biz Magazine Leadership Awards With ‘Top 100 Innovation CEO’ Award

ENZYCHEM LIFESCIENCES’ CHAIRMAN & CEO RECEIVES “TOP 100 INNOVATION CEO OF 2022 AWARD”. KI YOUNG SOHN, CEO OF ENZYCHEM LONDON, May 11, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Ki Young Sohn is Chairman and CEO of Enzychem Lifesciences, a late-stage biotechnology company. With more than 30 years of experience in the life sciences and finance industry, Ki […]

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Proteona opens new laboratory in Singapore

New facility will also serve as regional headquarters for Singleron in Asia Proteona opens new laboratory in Singapore SINGAPORE, May 10, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Proteona Pte. Ltd., a subsidiary of Singleron Biotechnologies, and a leader in single-cell multi-omics analysis, today announced the opening of a new operations facility in Science Park 2, Singapore. The […]

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Poll body vows complete proclamation of 12 winning senators

The Commission on Elections (Comelec), sitting as the National Board of Canvassers (NBOC), is looking to proclaim all 12 winning senators in the May 2022 polls. Comelec Commissioner George Garcia said they are not inclined to make a partial proclamation but to announce the 12 winning senatorial candidates. “In the past, there have been instances that there are partial proclamations. But recently, in the last two elections, there have been complete proclamation,” he said in an interview Wednesday at the sidelines of the canvassing by the NBOC at the Philippine…

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Comelec thanks int’l observers for citing PH elections

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Wednesday thanked the international observers for acknowledging the recently concluded national and local elections. “We really are very thankful for that. And that is the reason why we engaged in the law required an international certification entity,” Comelec spokesperson John Rex Laudiangco said in a press conference in Pasay City. US State Department spokesman Ned Price described the casting and counting of votes in the Philippines “to have been conducted in line with international standards and without significant incident.” Laudiangco said the Comelec ensured…

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China congratulates ‘leading candidates’ in PH elections

The Chinese government congratulated the “leading candidates” in the recently held May 9 polls, extending the greetings to the country for the “smooth” conduct of elections. The partial and unofficial tally in the presidential race consistently points to an overwhelming win for Ferdinand Marcos Jr., with more than 31 million votes, more than double the lead against Vice President Leni Robredo with 14.8 million, based on the 98.26 percent of election returns processed. “China congratulates the Philippines on the smooth presidential election. Our congratulations also go to the leading candidates,”…

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US eyes renewed ties with new admin on rights, reg’l priorities

The United States government said it would renew its “special partnership” with the Philippines and work with the next administration on human rights and regional priorities once a new president has been proclaimed. US State Department spokesperson Ned Price on Wednesday said the US looks forward to working with the new leader to strengthen the alliance between the two nations. “We’re monitoring the election results, and we look forward to renewing our special partnership and to working with the next administration on key human rights and regional priorities,” he said.…

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Reelected Belmonte vows ‘intensified service’ in QC

Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte promised an intensified public service from her administration after she was reelected in the May 9 national and local elections. Belmonte garnered 662,661 votes, beating Anakalusugan Party-list Representative Mike Defensor who got 419,064 votes. In a statement after her proclamation on Tuesday night, Belmonte said she will further strengthen all the programs and projects that she has started three years ago. She also expressed gratitude to her constituents for giving her another three years to lead the most populous city in Metro Manila with about…

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Cebu City lays down priorities after May 9 polls

Mayor Michael Rama on Wednesday laid down his orders of business in the next few months of his term as elected local chief executive of this capital city, among them is the payment of the full amount of the loan that financed the construction of the South Road Properties (SRP). In a press briefing, Rama said he listed nine priority agendas out of the 21 “grand concerns” that he wanted to be solved once he and other officials formally assumed office following their elections on Monday. “In 50 days, we…

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Overseas voting result expected this week: DFA

The results of the overseas absentee voting would be finalized within the week, the Department of Foreign Affairs -Overseas Voting Secretariat (DFA-OVS) said Wednesday. In a Laging Handa briefing, DFA-OVS Director Zoilo Velasco said the special board of canvassers (SBOC) in different Consulates and Embassies are currently consolidating and canvassing the votes. Meanwhile, he described as a “success” the conduct of the 2022 overseas absentee voting, citing a record 32 to 33 percent that already surpassed the 31.45 percent voter turnout in 2016. There are close to 1.7 million overseas…

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Garcias elected to various Bataan posts

The Garcia clan maintained its stronghold in this province after four of its members scored overwhelming victories in the May 9 elections. Incumbent Second District Rep. Jose Enrique “Joet” Garcia is now the new governor. He switched positions with his brother, Governor Albert “Abet” Garcia. The two are both finishing their current three-year term. Joet ran unopposed while Abet defeated opponent Eliza Ann Roque, wife of a former Limay town mayor, in the congressional post in the second district. Their sister, Dinalupihan Mayor Maria Angela Garcia, ran for the congressional…

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City mayors get new posts as NegOr’s new governor, vice governor

Negros Oriental has a new governor and vice governor, both incumbent local chief executives of two of the province’s largest cities, having won over their respective rivals in the May 9 elections. Bayawan City Mayor Henry Teves (Nationalist People’s Coalition) defeated erstwhile Governor Roel Degamo (Nacionalista Party) by 19,546 votes. Official results from the Commission on Elections (Comelec) in Negros Oriental showed Teves garnered 301,319 votes while Degamo had 281,773. Meanwhile, Guihulngan City Mayor Guido Reyes (Nacionalista Party) edged out incumbent Board Member Erwin Macias by 1,254 votes in the…

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Wescom chief thanks task forces for peaceful polls in Palawan

The Puerto Princesa-based Western Command (Wescom) on Wednesday thanked the special task forces created to ensure peace and orderly May 9 elections in Palawan. “With profound gratitude, I wish to thank the officers and enlisted personnel of Joint Task Force Peacock, Joint Task Force-Malampaya, Tactical Operations Wing-West, and Naval Forces-West for ensuring an atmosphere of peace and sobriety at the forefront of the electoral process as well as for allowing every Palaweño to exercise their Right to Suffrage. Bravo Zulu, Wescom Frontliners,” Wescom commander Vice Admiral Alberto Carlos said in…

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May 9 polls post highest voter turnout for LAV, OV: Comelec

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Wednesday reported that 88 percent out of 84,358 individuals who participated in the local absentee voting (LAV) in this year’s national and local elections is so far the highest recorded turnout of voters. According to Comelec acting spokesperson lawyer John Rex Laudiangco, a total of 74,852 government and private employees have participated in the three-day voting period held last month. “This is the highest turnout of voters for LAV. The approved number is 84,358 local absentee voters and those who voted totaling to 74,852…

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Defeated Samar solon announces retirement from politics

A member of one of the powerful clans in Samar has announced his retirement from politics after his defeat in the congressional race. Samar (1st District) Rep. Edgar Mary Sarmiento said on Wednesday the chapter of his political life is closed and he’s looking forward to living a quiet life. “The people have spoken, and we humbly accept the results of the election. Life goes on. I look forward to living a quiet life as a grandfather, father and returning to private life,” said Sarmiento in a Facebook post. Sarmiento…

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Canvassing of votes for senators, party-lists begins

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) en banc, sitting as the National Board of Canvassers (NBOC), officially began on Tuesday the canvassing of the Certificates of Canvass (COCs) for senators and party-list groups in the just-concluded May 9 polls. The first to be canvassed was the COC from Abra, followed by Malabon and Benguet. Also canvassed were the COCs from Kalinga, Apayao, Mountain Province, and Ifugao. The NBOC said almost all of the COCs have been electronically transmitted except for Region 9 (Zamboanga Peninsula) and the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim…

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Comelec proclaims local poll winners in NorMin

The Commission on Elections’ (Comelec) Boards of canvassers (BOCs) in Northern Mindanao Region have proclaimed all local winners in the May 9 elections. In this city, incumbent first district Rep. Rolando “Klarex” Uy was declared mayor-elect late Tuesday evening. He will succeed outgoing Mayor Oscar Moreno on June 30. Lawyer Rowell Valledor, city election officer, said Uy garnered 160,312 votes to prevail over former Phividec Industrial Authority Administrator Jose Gabriel “Pompee” La Viña who obtained 128,071 votes. Uy thanked supporters for giving him a chance to lead the city and…

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Top political clans in Central Luzon win in polls

The known political clans in Central Luzon remained the dominant figures in this year’s elections. Teams consisting of son and mother, father and son, brothers, and cousins have extended their reign with overwhelming victories. Other members of their families likewise kept their positions. In Pampanga, incumbent Governor Dennis Pineda was given a fresh mandate via a landslide victory against his lone rival, former Candaba Mayor Danilo Baylon. His mother, incumbent Vice Governor Lilia Pineda, ran unopposed. Dennis’ two sisters also won in their respective sought posts. Mylyn Pineda-Cayabyab topped the…

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MILF-backed candidates proclaimed in Cotabato City

The Commission on Elections Board of Canvassers (Comelec-BOC) proclaimed Tuesday night the winners for the mayoral and vice mayoral positions in this city. Lawyer Mustapha Nasroding, acting city election officer and board of canvassers’ chairperson, proclaimed former city councilor Bruce Matabalao as mayor-elect and Butch Abu as vice mayor-elect at about 11 p.m. Both Matabalao and Abu belong to the United Bangsamoro Justice Party (UBJP), the political arm of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF). Matabalao garnered a total of 36,151 votes to prevail over reelectionist Mayor Cynthia Guiani-Sayadi in…

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PNP to secure canvassing areas, exercise maximum tolerance

Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Eduardo Año on Wednesday ordered the Philippine National Police to beef up security in all canvassing areas and continue to exercise maximum tolerance on poll protest rallies. The order was issued amid reports of protesters demanding an explanation of election glitches during the election day while others are calling for protest actions via the social media as some netizens claim electoral fraud. Año said he recognizes that “people have freedom to express their sentiments and reactions but they must be done…

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NHA-11 seeks demand growth to open more affordable housing

To provide more affordable and decent houses for Filipinos, the National Housing Authority in Davao Region (NHA-11) urged the public to help raise the demand for more low-cost real estate developments. “Of course, if there is demand, we have a reason to create more developments to house Filipino government employees, especially the uniformed personnel,” acting NHA-11 district manager Alper John Alcaraz said in a press briefing here Wednesday. Alcaraz said they are still accepting applications for housing projects based in the region that were opened in October 2021. NHA-11 offers…

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Hope in message of unity propels BBM-Sara to victory: Cebu guv

Reelected Governor Gwendolyn Garcia said the hope of the Filipinos for unity and continuity in the gains of the current administration has resonated throughout the country and became the basis of the overwhelming support for the tandem of Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. (BBM) and Davao Mayor Sara Duterte. Garcia told reporters shortly after her proclamation Tuesday night that the “too much polarization, bickering, and fighting” have achieved nothing for the Philippines, stressing that the Marcos-Duterte administration will bring the country to greater heights. “That is why so many Filipinos, you…

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Cebu’s Garcia vows best yet to come after historic win

Governor Gwendolyn Garcia on Wednesday vowed to intensify efforts to bring the province of Cebu to a higher level of progress in the next three years following her historic feat of garnering more than 1.4 million votes in Monday’s election. Lawyer Jerome Brillantes, Commission on Election-Cebu supervisor who sits as provincial Board of Canvasser chair, proclaimed Garcia on Tuesday night at the Provincial Capitol’s social hall. After Brillantes declared that all the certificates of canvass from the 51 towns and component cities of the province were received and canvassed, the…

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Agri-tourism promotion gets priority among elected mayors

Newly-elected mayors of the municipalities of Laua-an and San Remigio train their sights on the promotion of agri-tourism sites and delivery of basic services once they assume post noontime of June 30, 2022. Laua-an returning mayor Aser Baladjay, in an interview Wednesday, said he has plans to revive the agri-tourism industry in their municipality dubbed the “Muscovado Capital” of Antique when he was mayor in 2008. “Our municipality had been known for its muscovado or brown sugar production because during my term then as mayor we had several activities launched…

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PTFoMS thanks PNP for safety of journos during elections

As the frontline government agency dedicated to protect media workers, the Presidential Task Force on Media Security (PTFoMS) through its Executive Director, Undersecretary Joel M. Sy Egco, thanked the men and women of the Philippine National Police (PNP) for their invaluable contribution to the peaceful national and local elections and for ensuring the safety of journalists. “I am very happy to say that no journalist or broadcaster was harmed during the elections, a testament to the government’s continued vigilance in providing a safe environment for media workers through the task…

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Uptick in Covid-19 cases after poll week expected: expert

An infectious diseases expert is not discounting the possible rise in the number of Covid-19 infections after the election week. In a televised public briefing Wednesday, Dr. Rontgene Solante, Vaccine Experts Panel member, said there had been super spreader events prior to the election day such as political sorties where minimum public health standards were violated. “In fact, meron tayo mga nakitaan ngayon na ibang mga pasyente na merong mga mild symptoms lang naman, and they are positive, so, ibig sabihin dun nakuha ‘yan, either sa presinto or before siya…

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Extensive lockdown not option vs. Covid-19 surge: expert

A health expert said extensive lockdown is no longer being considered an option to curb possible surge of Covid-19 cases when highly transmissible subvariants of Omicron enter the country. In a televised public briefing Wednesday, Dr. Rontgene Solante, Vaccine Experts Panel member, said monitoring of the hospital utilization rate nationwide is more important than lockdowns. Department of Health data on May 9 showed that only 14.5 percent or 4,546 out of 26,811 hospital beds dedicated for Covid-19 patients are utilized nationwide. Apart from monitoring healthcare facilities, Solante said it was…

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Catch-up vaccination to close immunity gap among children

The Department of Health Western Visayas Center for Health Development (DOH WV CHD) is expanding its catch-up immunization to other provinces of the region this May and June to close the wide gap for vaccine-preventable diseases for over 52,000 children below two years old. “Our 2021 data has shown that our coverage is 64.36 percent. This is second to the lowest since 2015, a remarkable decrease compared with our 2020 coverage (70.94 percent). There is an increased immunity gap that we have to close that is why we are doing…

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Ukraine visit made me see link between global crises: WHO chief

The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday said a visit to Ukraine made him aware of a convergence of global crises like the war there, the coronavirus pandemic, a worldwide food and energy crisis and migration and climate issues that need solving with “real global leadership.” WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus was asked at a webinar on the Covid-19 pandemic by a journalist about the current focus on Ukraine, which he recently visited for three days, prompting him to issue another call to Russia to stop the…

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Bill Gates tests positive for Covid-19

Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, announced Tuesday that he has tested positive for Covid-19. “I’m experiencing mild symptoms and am following the experts’ advice by isolating until I’m healthy again. I’m fortunate to be vaccinated and boosted and have access to testing and great medical care,” Gates said on Twitter. He said the charitable Gates Foundation will continue working with its partners and do all it can “to ensure none of us have to deal with a pandemic again.” Gates turned his fortune from software…

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600 Army personnel, dependents get Covid-19 booster shots

The Philippine Army (PA) said on Wednesday some 600 military personnel and dependents have benefitted from the second phase of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) booster drive at its headquarters in Fort Bonifacio. Booster shots were given at the Army General Hospital (AGH), PA spokesperson Col. Xerxes Trinidad said. Among the priorities are military dependents who are yet to receive their primary booster shot or dependents with comorbidities who are yet to receive their secondary booster shot. The first phase of the booster drive took place last May 6 and around…

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PNP successful in containing poll violence in Mindanao

The Philippine National Police (PNP) has successfully contained the usual outbreak of violence in Mindanao during the May 9 elections. PNP directorate for operations, Maj. Gen. Valeriano De Leon, in an interview Wednesday, attributed this to early security preparations and real-time adjustments on the ground. De Leon, concurrent commander of the PNP national and local election task force, said the good working relationship with the Commission on Elections (Comelec) should also be credited since the poll body facilitated the movement of police personnel to areas with serious security concerns in…

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7 charged for mauling poll officer, 2 watchers in Maguindanao

The police in Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) has filed charges for violation of the Omnibus Election Code against seven persons who allegedly manhandled a poll official and two watchers in Datu Piang, Maguindanao. Brigadier Gen. Arthur Cabalona, BARMM police director, said Wednesday the seven suspects, whose identities were withheld for security reasons, are now locked up at the Datu Piang municipal police station. He said responding police officers immediately arrested the suspects who all barged inside one of the voting precincts in Datu Piang National High School…

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Police, Army intercept firearms, ammo in Lanao Norte

Government security forces manning a checkpoint in the Lanao del Norte town of Sultan Naga Dimaporo (SND) intercepted a pickup truck loaded with firearms and ammunition, police said Wednesday. Maj. Moamar Solog, SND police chief, said police and Army personnel saw inside the flagged down Toyota Hi-lux pickup what appeared as firearms wrapped in sacks. Solog said the vehicle bore the logo of the “Municipality of Midsalip,” indicating that it is owned by the local government unit of Midsalip, Zamboanga del Sur. Upon checking, authorities discovered four M16 rifles, an…

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DTI still hopeful for RCEP concurrence this month

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) remains hopeful that the Senate will concur with the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), the Asean-led free trade deal with its five free trade partners, this month. This, as Congress is expected to resume its session on May 23. “At present, our focus is on the present Congress… We will try our best that the RCEP will finish the process when the Senate resumes this month,” DTI Assistant Secretary Allan Gepty said in a webinar of the Economic Journalists Association of the Philippines…

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TDF rates mixed amid strong demand

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) lowered the offer volume for the two-week term deposit facility (TDF) on Wednesday, citing “reduced system liquidity” but both tenors were oversubscribed and yields were mixed. Offer volume for the seven-day TDF was kept at PHP100 billion while the two-week facility was offered for PHP140 billion from the previous week’s PHP170 billion. Both tenors were fully awarded. The average rate of the seven-day facility was almost unchanged at 1.9599 percent from 1.9597 percent during the auction last May 4, while the rate of the…

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13 colorum premium taxis impounded since March: LTFRB

The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has apprehended 13 premium taxis since March due to their “colorum” operation of charging passengers with a fare per person instead of the approved meter-based rate. In a statement on Wednesday, the LTFRB said these premium taxis were apprehended following complaints made by passengers. This month alone, it said eight premium taxis were seized due to the said violation, including four who were apprehended on Tuesday. “Lima naman ang nahuli sa magkakahiwalay na operasyon noong Marso at Abril (Five were apprehended again…

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LTO to reopen licensing centers in Bohol, NegOr

Full-service licensing centers will be reopened in the provinces of Bohol and Negros Oriental to accommodate new applicants and renewals of driver’s licenses, the Land Transportation Office in Central Visayas (LTO-7) on Wednesday said. LTO-7 regional director Victor Emmanuel Caindec said Assistant Secretary Edgar Galvante, the agency’s head, has approved the request to reopen the centers for these provinces as part of their effort to decongest the main LTO offices in both provinces. In a letter sent to Galvante through LTO executive director lawyer Romeo Vera Cruz, Caindec requested in…

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BOC-Davao strengthens capabilities vs smugglers

The Bureau of Customs (BOC) in the Davao Region (BOC-Davao) deployed Wednesday two new fast patrol boats to go after smugglers at sea. “The mere fact that we have these (fast boats) sailing in our seas, it will serve as a strong deterrent for anybody who is thinking of breaking customs laws, rules, and regulations,” lawyer Erastus Sandino Austria, BOC-Davao district collector, said in a press briefing here. Sandino said the maritime assets will be managed along with partner agencies such as the Philippine Coast Guard, Maritime Police, Philippine Ports…

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High voter turnout shows growing political interest of Filipinos

Malacañang on Wednesday welcomed what is expected to be the Philippines’ highest voter turnout despite restrictions posed by the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19). Acting presidential spokesperson and Communications Secretary Martin Andanar made this remark after the Commission on Elections (Comelec) revealed that partial voter turnout is at 80.38 percent as of Monday night. The highest recorded voter turnout was during the 2016 elections when 81 percent of registered voters exercised their right to vote. For local absentee voting, turnout was at 88 percent to date, the “highest” since 2010. On…

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Musk calls Twitter’s Trump ban ‘morally bad’

Tesla CEO Elon Musk said on Tuesday he would reverse former President Donald Trump’s ban from Twitter, calling the decision “morally bad,” as well as “foolish in the extreme.” Musk, whose USD44 billion bid to acquire the social media company was accepted by Twitter in late April, said he has spoken to company founder Jack Dorsey and they agree “permanent bans should be extremely rare and really reserved for accounts that are bots or spam scam accounts, where there’s just no legitimacy to be accountable.” “I do think it was…

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OFWs in Kuwait urged to avail of free telepsychiatry services

The Department of Science and Technology (DOST), through its project with the Southern Philippines Medical Center (SPMC), is inviting overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in Kuwait to avail of free telepsychiatry services. The project aims to see telepsychiatry’s acceptance among OFWs. A survey will be conducted among participants to know their satisfaction and recommendation to improve the program, said project manager Lemuel Lozada in an interview with the Philippine News Agency Wednesday afternoon. DOST’s attached agency, the Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (PCHRD) has allocated over PHP5.2 million for…

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FIFA video game series to be rebranded after this year

This year’s FIFA 23 will be the final FIFA game using the name of world football’s governing body as US video game publisher Electronic Arts said it will rebrand the game “EA SPORTS FC.” “EA SPORTS FC will allow us to realize this future and much more…but not before we deliver our most expansive game ever with our current naming rights partner, FIFA, for one more year,” EA Sports said in a statement Tuesday. “We are committed to ensuring the next FIFA (FIFA 23) is our best ever, with more…

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