Synchronoss บรรลุข้อตกลงในการขาย Digital Experience Platform และ Activation Solutions ให้แก่ iQmetrix

บริดจ์วอเตอร์ รัฐนิวเจอร์ซีย์, May 12, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Synchronoss Technologies, Inc. (“Synchronoss” หรือ “บริษัท”) (Nasdaq: SNCR) ผู้นำระดับโลกและผู้ริเริ่มด้านผลิตภัณฑ์และแพลตฟอร์มระบบคลาวด์ การรับส่งข้อความ และผลิตภัณฑ์ดิจิทัล ในวันนี้ได้ประกาศความสำเร็จในการขาย Digital Experience Platform (“DXP”) และ Activation Solutions (“Activation”) ให้แก่iQmetrixผู้ให้บริการซอฟต์แวร์การจัดการธุรกิจค้าปลีกโทรคมนาคมชั้นนำ โดยได้ประกาศขายกิจการอย่างเป็นทางการเมื่อวันที่ 8 มีนาคม 2022 “การขาย DXP และ Activation เป็นส่วนหนึ่งของแผนกลยุทธ์ของเราในการสร้างโมเดลธุรกิจแบบลีนให้มากขึ้น (ธุรกิจแบบลีนหรือ Lean Business คือธุรกิจที่เพิ่มคุณค่าให้มากที่สุดโดยลดการสูญเสียหรือเสียเปล่าให้มากที่สุด) ซึ่งโมเดลนี้จะเน้นด้านการเติบโตในด้านหลัก ๆ ของเราในอนาคต” Jeff Miller ประธานและประธานเจ้าหน้าที่บริหารของ Synchronoss กล่าว “การปิดดีลนี้เป็นผลดีต่อการเน้นย้ำในด้านต่าง ๆ ของผลิตภัณฑ์ของ Synchronoss ในระยะยาว โดยจะให้การทำงานที่ยืดหยุ่นแก่เราเพื่อปรับปรุงโครงสร้างเงินทุน และเร่งการพัฒนาการนำเสนอผลิตภัณฑ์ใหม่ในด้านที่สำคัญของเรา เช่น […]

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Zoom Drives Contact Center Expansion with Acquisition of Solvvy

Solvvy Offers Advanced Conversational AI and Automation Capabilities to Accelerate Zoom’s Delivery of Personalized, Effortless Customer Experiences SAN JOSE, Calif. and BURLINGAME, Calif., May 12, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Zoom Video Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZM) today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Solvvy, a leading conversational AI and automation platform for […]

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Peter Lake, One of the World’s Only Anonymous Singer-Songwriter, Releases His 2nd EP Year-to-Date, Entitled ‘Black&White’

The so-called “Ghost of New York” releases a three-song EP, entitled “Black&White”, on the back of his recent three releases, which have garnered millions of Spotify and YouTube views. Lake continues to take the industry by storm, without even saying who he is. One of the world’s only anonymous singer-songwriters strikes again. Featured Image for […]

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SOLVE FSHD ประกาศแต่งตั้งกรรมการบริหาร Dr. Eva Chin และโครงสร้างการระดมทุนเพื่อการกุศล

แวนคูเวอร์ รัฐบริติชโคลัมเบีย, May 12, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — หลังเปิดตัว SOLVE FSHD ไปล่าสุดซึ่งได้รับเสียงชื่นชมมากมาย องค์กรก็มีความยินดีที่จะประกาศแต่งตั้ง Dr. Eva Chin ให้เป็นกรรมการบริหารอย่างเป็นทางการ Chip Wilson ผู้ก่อตั้ง SOLVE FSHD ได้ทุ่มเงิน 100 ล้านเหรียญสหรัฐเพื่อหาวิธีรักษาโรคกล้ามเนื้อเสื่อม (facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy หรือ FSHD) ซึ่งเป็นโรคที่พบได้ยากที่เขาได้รับการวินิจฉัยว่าเป็นโรคนี้เมื่ออายุ 32 ปี Dr. Chin กรรมการบริหารคนแรกของ SOLVE FSHD จะมีหน้าที่รับผิดชอบในการวางเป้าหมายขององค์กรให้สอดคล้องกับความเชี่ยวชาญของนักวิจัย นักวิทยาศาสตร์ และบริษัทต่าง ๆ เพื่อส่งเสริมและให้ทุนสนับสนุนในการค้นคว้าและพัฒนาวิธีการรักษาโรค FSHD ในแบบใหม่ ๆ กล่าวว่า ”ประสบการณ์และความเชี่ยวชาญเฉพาะด้านของ Dr. Chin ในด้านโรคกล้ามเนื้อร่วมประสาทที่พบได้ยากจะช่วยเพิ่มคุณค่าให้กับองค์กรของเราได้อย่างมหาศาล เรารู้สึกตื่นเต้นที่จะได้รับประโยชน์จากความเชี่ยวชาญและคำแนะนำของเธอเพื่อให้บรรลุเป้าหมายขององค์กรในการหาวิธีรักษา FSHD ภายในเดือนธันวาคม 2027” […]

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Synchronoss Finalizes Agreement with iQmetrix to Divest Digital Experience Platform and Activation Solutions

BRIDGEWATER, N.J., May 11, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Synchronoss Technologies, Inc. (“Synchronoss” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq: SNCR), a global leader and innovator in cloud, messaging and digital products and platforms, today announced the successful completion of the sale of its Digital Experience Platform (“DXP”) and Activation Solutions (“Activation”) to iQmetrix, a leading provider of telecom […]

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Reuters ร่วมมือกับแพลตฟอร์ม Sophi.io Automation ของ The Globe and Mail

โทรอนโต, May 12, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — ขณะนี้ Sophi.io ซึ่งเป็นแพลตฟอร์มระบบอัตโนมัติ การอำนวยประโยชน์ให้ผู้ใช้สูงสุด (optimization) และการคาดการณ์ที่ขับเคลื่อนด้วย AI ซึ่งพัฒนาโดย The Globe and Mail ได้ทำงานร่วมกับ Reuters ซึ่งเป็นแผนกข่าวและสื่อของ Thomson Reuters ในขณะที่ัยังลงทุนในโซลูชัน AI ล่าสุดสำหรับห้องข่าวต่อไป Sophi กำลังช่วยในการจัดการเนื้อหาในส่วนที่เลือกโดยอัตโนมัติบน Reuters.com ซึ่งได้มีการเปิดตัวอีกครั้งในเดือนเมษายน 2021 Sophi Site Automation เป็นระบบ AI ที่ดูแลจัดการเนื้อหาดิจิทัลโดยอัตโนมัติเพื่อค้นหาและโปรโมตเนื้อหาที่เป็นที่ดึงดูดมากที่สุดขององค์กร Sophi พิจารณาเนื้อหาทั้งหมดในขณะที่เผยแพร่ และปริมาณการใช้งานทั้งหมด เพื่อค้นหาอัญมณีที่ซ่อนอยู่ซึ่งลูกค้าขององค์กรให้ความสำคัญมากที่สุด เพื่อให้การดูแลจัดการเนื้อหาเป็นไปโดยอัตโนมัติ อัลกอริทึมของSophi จึงได้รับการเรียนรู้จากบรรณาธิการท่านต่าง ๆ ของ Reuters ห้องข่าวสามารถทำงานร่วมกับโซลูชัน AI ล่าสุดบางตัวได้ ส่งผลให้บรรณาธิการมีเวลาเพิ่มเพื่อมุ่งเน้นไปที่การค้นหาเรื่องราวและการสร้างสรรค์งานเขียนเพื่อทำให้ Reuters เป็นแบรนด์ที่น่าเชื่อถือ Josh […]

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PH GDP surpasses pre-pandemic level with 8.3% Q1 growth

The country’s gross domestic product (GDP) expanded by 8.3 percent in the first quarter of 2022, surpassing pre-pandemic levels, as the full reopening of the economy further perked up consumer spending and business activities. This is a significant reversal from the 3.8-percent contraction in the same period last year. The economy posted a 5.9-percent pre-pandemic growth in 2019. “Growth in the first quarter exceeded the median analyst forecast of 6.7 percent, making the Philippines the fastest growing economy in the East Asia region for the period,” said Socioeconomic Planning Secretary…

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PH logs 109 new Covid-19 cases on May 11: OCTA

The country logged 109 new cases of Covid-19 on May 11, bringing the total tally to 3,687,428, the OCTA Research Group said Thursday. In a tweet, OCTA Research Group fellow Dr. Guido David said the figure is lower but close to the forecast of 120 cases. Citing data from the Department of Health, David said there were 3,328 active cases and no new deaths were recorded. The death toll stood at 60,439. About 418 new recoveries bringing the total number of recovered cases to 3,623,661. Earlier, Dr. Rontgene Solante, Vaccine…

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PRRD to continue fight vs. corruption, drugs as private citizen

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte will continue his advocacies for good government, anti-corruption, and anti-illegal drugs even as a private citizen, Malacañang said Thursday. Acting presidential spokesperson and Communications Secretary Martin Andanar made this assurance after Duterte mentioned feeling “patriotic” about soon transferring the reins of government to the newly elected president. “Di namin napag uusapan kung anong preparasyon ang ginagawa ng ating Pangulo para sa kanyang paghahanda na maging isang private citizen but knowing the president but also based sa sinabi niya nung nakaraan, ipagpapatuloy niya ang kanyang advocacy for…

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Cops seen tearing up ballots mandated by Comelec

The Philippine National Police (PNP) on Thursday said police officers seen on the various social media tearing up ballots in a Cotabato precinct are mandated to do so by a Commission on Elections (Comelec) ruling. “We have ‘fact-checked’ video footage circulating on the Internet wherein police officers were shown tearing some election forms. Reports from Police Regional Office-Bangsamoro Autonomous Region (in Muslim Mindanao) indicate that the video footage was taken at the Datu Ayunan Elementary School, MB Kalanganan, Cotabato City where PNP personnel served as members of the Special Electoral…

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Ateneo forces UAAP finals rubber match against UP

Ateneo denied the University of the Philippines (UP) a grand UAAP men’s basketball championship party on Wednesday night after taking a 69-66 win in Game 2 of their best-of-three finals affair at the Mall of Asia in Pasay. The outcome means the Blue Eagles, the defending champions, and the Fighting Maroons, seeking their first title since 1986, will meet one last time for all the marbles on Friday night at the same venue. Ateneo survived despite UP pulling off yet another second-half showcase to be just three minutes away from…

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Parents, schools urged to guard children vs. NPA recruitment

The Western Visayas Regional Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (RTF6 ELCAC) is calling on parents, guardians, and school officials to make sure children are in schools and not in the streets being brainwashed by the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army -National Democratic Front (CPP-NPA-NDF). In a statement sent on Thursday, the task force through its spokesperson Prosecutor 2 Flosemer Chris Gonzales also called on barangay officials and community leaders to protect their communities from being infiltrated by the NPA. “Together, we can protect our youth…

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Former PSG exec appointed head of elite Army counter-terror unit

The former deputy commander of the Presidential Security Group (PSG) has been appointed as the new commanding officer of the Special Forces Regiment (SFR) (Airborne), one of the Philippine Army (PA)’s most elite counter-terrorism units. Col. Ferdinand Napuli assumed the post during the change-of-command ceremonies headed by PA chief Lt. Gen. Romeo Brawner Jr. during short ceremonies in Fort Magsaysay, Nueva Ecija on Wednesday. “Incoming SFR(A) Commander Col. Ferdinand B. Napuli, previously designated as deputy commander of the Presidential Security Group, received the SFR(A) command symbol from CGPA (Commanding General…

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Army condemns NPA shooting of soldier in N. Samar

The Philippine Army has condemned the communist terrorist group for fatally shooting a soldier delivering a message to villagers in Las Navas, Northern Samar. Lt. Col. Joemar Buban, commander of the Philippine Army’s 20th Infantry Battalion, said late Wednesday the New People’s Army (NPA) shot Sgt. Marlon Baysa to death in front of the residents of San Francisco village in Las Navas town Tuesday night. A bullet hit the back of Baysa’s head, causing his instant death. The fatality was the designated team leader of the community support program (CSP)…

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Comelec junks petition to declare Marcos as nuisance candidate

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has affirmed the decision of its Second Division denying the petition to cancel the certificate of candidacy (COC) of presidential candidate Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr., for failure to present new arguments. In a five-page resolution dated May 11, the Comelec En Banc, voting 6-0 with one inhibition denied the motion for reconsideration (MR) of petitioner Danilo Lihaylihay to have Marcos declared as a nuisance candidate in the May 9 polls. “A careful review of the Motion for Reconsideration reveals that it contains merely a rehash…

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Gov’t needs to ‘expand’ services due to growing population

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte said he sees a need for the government to expand its services due to the country’s growing population. “Ang gobyerno kailangan mag-expand. Alam ninyo because the population is growing and dapat ang ekonomiya (The government must expand because the population is growing so the economy) also must grow with the population rate,” Duterte said in a prerecorded Talk to the People aired on Thursday. Recalling his visit to the new Dr. Jose Fabella Memorial Hospital (DJFMH) at the San Lazaro Compound in Sta. Cruz, Manila last…

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Fraud monitoring system for financial institutions now required

Financial institutions (FIs) regulated by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) are now required to have an automated and real-time fraud monitoring and detection system to address the growing incidents of cyber frauds. In a virtual briefing on Thursday, BSP Governor Benjamin Diokno said they recently issued Circular No. 1140 as an amendment to the Information Technology Risk Management Framework after their surveillance showed that cyberattacks and illegal schemes affect two or more FIs simultaneously. Diokno said the FIs’ automated fraud monitoring systems, as well as their anti-money laundering system,…

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Nolcom chief urges public to move forward after polls

Lt. Gen. Ernesto Torres Jr., commander of the Northern Luzon Command (Nolcom), called on the public to accept and respect the outcome of the elections. Torres said individual votes must be respected and the results of the polls accepted collectively. He said it is high time for the Filipinos to set aside political differences and to instead move forward and support the new leaders. “Time to end the culture of negativism. And time to set aside that messianic complex. Let us be a better version of ourselves and make a…

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LPA to bring rains over parts of Mindanao

A huge part of Mindanao will experience rains caused by the low pressure area (LPA) embedded along the intertropical convergence zone (ITCZ) affecting the island, the weather bureau said Thursday. The LPA, last tracked 490 kilometers east of Davao City, has a slim chance of developing into a tropical cyclone, according to Grace Castañeda of the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA). Caraga, Davao Region, BARMM, and Soccsksargen will have cloudy skies with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms due to the LPA and ITCZ. “Be alert against possible…

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DND exec hopes next set of leaders will sustain E-CLIP

A ranking official of the Department of National Defense (DND) on Thursday expressed hope that the incoming administration, both national and local, will continue to support the Enhanced Comprehensive Local Integration Program (E-CLIP) which helps former rebels (FRs) and former violent extremists (VEs) to peacefully integrate into mainstream society. “The current success of the E-CLIP is due to the unprecedented support of our local chief executives (LCEs), and as the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte nears its conclusion and a new set of elected officials take the helm of national…

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Local mart keeps PH food firm biz afloat

Filipino food manufacturer Monde Nissin Corporation has kept its business afloat despite increasing prices of raw materials brought by developments outside the country. In a media briefing, Monde Nissin chief financial officer Jesse Teo said supply bottlenecks and rapid increase in input costs cut the company’s profit in the first quarter of the year. “Input costs have increased well over 20 percent for the key region. For the key raw materials that we have from oil and meat, for every 10 percent increase of that, it’s a 1.5 percent margin…

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Father-son tandem proclaimed winners in Maguindanao

A father-son tandem has pulled off a landslide win as mayor and vice mayor of this town. Rowaida Kalid, municipal election officer and chairperson of the town’s board of canvassers, said Thursday that Datu Akmad Mitra Ampatuan and his son Engr. Marop Ampatuan were proclaimed as mayor-elect and vice mayor-elect, respectively. “Both overwhelmingly won against their political rivals,” Kalid told reporters in an interview. Before the election, the younger Marop served as the town’s local chief executive since 2016. The board also proclaimed the councilors-elect of Shariff Aguak based on…

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May 9 polls in Eastern Mindanao ‘generally peaceful’

The May 9 national and local elections in Eastern Mindanao were generally peaceful, the chief of the military’s Eastern Mindanao Command (Eastmincom) said Thursday. Lt Gen. Greg Almerol, Eastmincom commander, noted the absence of election-related violent incidents in Eastmincom’s area of operation during the election day. “The deployment of election security task forces (STFs), especially in towns identified as “areas of concern,” played an important role in ensuring secure, accurate, and free elections (SAFE),” he said in a statement. Almerol also attributed the peaceful outcome of the elections to the…

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Año hopes next admin will support DILG’s core projects

Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Eduardo Año on Thursday expressed hope that the next administration will continue the campaign against illegal drugs, and support the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC) in fighting the terrorist groups. “Our appeal to the incoming administration is to continue the projects, efforts, and programs of the DILG, which was also ordered by our President (Rodrigo Duterte). They must continue especially our efforts against illegal drugs, criminality, (and) of course, support the NTF-ELCAC in fighting the CPP-NPA-NDF…

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3 female governors proclaimed in Davao Region

Three female governors have been proclaimed election winners in the Davao Region. The women leaders are Corazon Malanyaon who ran unopposed in Davao Oriental’s gubernatorial race; neophyte candidate Dorothy Gonzaga who defeated an incumbent rival; and another neophyte Yvonne Roño Cagas, who bested two male opponents to clinch Davao del Sur’s gubernatorial seat. Cagas is the wife of outgoing Governor Marc Cagas. She defeated opponents Carl Jason Rama-Bautista and lawyer Israelito Torreon. Gonzaga, meanwhile, is a former Court of Appeals (CA) associate justice. She defeated incumbent governor Arturo “Chiongkee” Uy.…

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Duterte to leave presidency with ‘good’ PH economy: Palace

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte’s successor need not worry about the current state of the Philippine economy, Malacañang said Thursday. In an online Palace press briefing, acting presidential spokesperson and Communications Secretary Martin Andanar said the country’s economy is in “good” standing before Duterte steps down from office on June 30. As Andanar noted, the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) grew by 8.3 percent in the first quarter of 2022. Andanar also said the foreign direct investments in February 2022 rose by 46.3 percent year-on-year to USD893 million net inflows from…

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No politicians paid extortion fees vs. Reds: DILG

Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Eduardo Año said there are no reports of politicians or local government unit (LGU) officials paying permits to campaign fees or any form of aid to terrorist groups such as the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army-National Democratic Front (CPP-NPA-NDF) in this elections. “Marereport po natin Mr. President na sa mga permit to campaign na inilabas ng NPA ay wala tayong namonitor na mga politicians na pumatol dito, nagbigay ng pera o resources sa CPP-NPA (We report Mr. President that…

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42 parents of child laborers get DOLE-7 business starter kits

Parents of child laborers from Mandaue City and Negros Oriental who qualified for a PHP1.2-million livelihood assistance are now preparing for their respective business undertakings, the Department of Labor and Employment in Central Visayas (DOLE-7) said on Thursday. Undersecretary Victor Del Rosario, concurrent DOLE-7 regional director, said in a statement the recipients of the livelihood starter kits (LSK) recently released by the agency are parents of children who were profiled as “child laborers”. Del Rosario said about 30 parents of the child laborers from Mandaue City and 12 more from…

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Comelec verifying petition for failure of elections in Cotabato

The Commission on Election (Comelec) en banc is still verifying if there is a filed petition for declaring “failure of elections” in Cotabato City. In a press conference on Thursday in Pasay City, Comelec spokesperson John Rex Laudiagco said every filed petition will go through the proper process. “We will be confirming with the clerk of the commission if indeed the petition was filed,” he said. Upon receiving similar petitions, Laudiangco explained processes should be followed under Comelec’s rules of procedures that are exploratorily applicable to the rules of the…

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NUP endorses Romualdez as next Speaker for 19th Congress

The National Unity Party on Thursday endorsed House Majority Leader Martin Romualdez as Speaker of the House of the Representatives for the incoming 19th Congress. In a statement, NUP spokesperson Reginald Velasco said members of the party in the House arrived at this decision in recognition of Romualdez’ “exemplary service” as majority leader of the current Congress, as well as his “proven ability as a consensus builder” for the different political parties in the lower chamber. Romualdez, president of the Lakas Christian Muslim Democrats (Lakas-CMD), is a cousin of presumptive…

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No reversal of policy reforms tops DTI’s request to next admin

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has identified 10 priority programs of the agency that it wishes to be pursued by the next leadership, and top of its list is the non-reversal of the current policy direction and continuity of economic reforms of the Duterte administration. In a Viber message to trade reporters Thursday, DTI Secretary Ramon Lopez said these programs will support the next administration to continue the economic recovery efforts led by President Rodrigo Duterte. He said these programs have helped the Philippines to log an 8.3…

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Bacolod City forms body to take down poll materials

Outgoing Mayor Evelio Leonardia has formed a body for the immediate removal of campaign materials installed by candidates during the campaign period. Leonardia himself chairs the post-election clean-up committee (PECUC), which is provided in Executive Order No. 24. “Those involved in the committee must ensure the cleanliness of the city after removal operations,” he said in a statement on Thursday. He noted that a large number of campaign materials have been put up and directed the committee members to ensure the speedy removal in coordination with the presidents of the…

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Romualdez says speakership lies in colleagues

The decision of whether he will be the next Speaker will mainly depend on the decision of the new set of members of the House of the Representatives, said Leyte 1st district Representative Ferdinand Martin Romualdez. After the news broke out that Romualdez is being eyed as the next House leader, the solon said he will be honored to accept any endorsement. “We leave it to the discretion and to the sound judgment of the members of the House of Representatives,” Romualdez said in a brief interview on Thursday. The…

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Duterte to next president: Serve Filipinos with all your heart

President Rodrigo Duterte has expressed hope his successor would serve the Filipino people with “all [his] heart.” “Sana ‘yung manalo (To the winning candidate), whoever will come out, you have my congratulations well in advance. I am hopeful that you will serve the Filipino people with all your heart and ability and prioritize the welfare of the general public above everything,” Duterte said in a taped Talk to the People delivered Wednesday night but aired Thursday morning. Duterte made the statement, as he acknowledged there are already “clear” winners in…

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Duterte won’t apologize for his drug war

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte has no intention to issue an apology for his anti-narcotics campaign. This, as he maintained that he did the “right” thing in launching a war on drug syndicates right at the start of his six-year term in July 2016. “I would say and I would insist na ang tail end sa administration na tama talaga ang ginawa ko. Hindi ako aatras. No apologies. No. Wala ako. Basta ang akin, tama ‘yung ginawa ko (I would say and I would insist that the tail end of the…

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Blinken congratulates Marcos, seeks stronger US-PH alliance

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Thursday congratulated presumptive president Ferdinand Marcos Jr. on his apparent victory in the May 9 elections. Blinken said the State Department looks forward to strengthening the alliance between the US and the Philippines. “On behalf of the United States, I congratulate President-elect Ferdinand Marcos Jr. on his election as the Philippines’ next president. We look forward to working with President-elect Marcos to strengthen the enduring alliance between the United States and the Philippines,” he said in a press statement. “Our special partnership is…

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No discrepancies in pres’l race parallel count: PPCRV

Poll watchdog Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting (PPCRV) has found no discrepancies in the unofficial count of election returns, its chairperson said Wednesday. PPCRV chairperson Myla Villanueva said as of Wednesday night, the transparency server posted that 98.31 percent of the 107,785 total number clustered precincts were counted without any discrepancies reported, disputing allegations of a “fixed gap” between the votes of presidential candidate Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. and his nearest rival Vice President Leni Robredo. Marcos leads by a wide margin, more than double the tally of Robredo.…

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NegOr Comelec’s dilemma: Roel Degamo vs. Ruel Degamo

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) in Negros Oriental does not have the authority to transfer the votes earned by a nuisance candidate, who has been disqualified from the elections to the legitimate poll bet. In an interview on Thursday, lawyer Lionel Marco Castillano, Comelec-Negros Oriental provincial election supervisor, made the clarification amid complaints and verifications from some quarters on the defeat of incumbent Gov. Roel Degamo in the May 9 elections. Degamo (Nacionalista Party) lost to Bayawan City Mayor Pryde Henry Teves (Nationalist People’s Coalition) by 19,546 votes. The incumbent…

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NPA rebel murdered, buried by comrade in Davao Oro town

An exhausted communist New People’s Army (NPA) rebel was choked to death and ordered buried by his leader as he was a burden to their fleeing group, the military said Thursday. In a report, the Army’s 10th Infantry Division (10ID) said a former NPA fighter bared that top-ranking NPA leader Eric Jun Casilao killed and buried his comrade, Crispin Rollon, in a hinterland village in New Bataan town, Davao de Oro, last month. The incident was revealed to them by “Vina”, a squad supply officer of NPA’s Regional Operations Command…

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US, China, Russia ready to work with next PH leader

The leaders of the United States and China have expressed readiness to work with presumptive president Ferdinand Marcos Jr., who they congratulated for winning in the May 9 polls. In a press readout, the White House said US President Joe Biden congratulated Marcos in a phone call on May 11 (US time) and spoke of his plan to further strengthen the US-Philippines alliance and expand cooperation on areas of mutual interests. “President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. spoke today with President-elect Ferdinand Marcos Jr. of the Philippines to congratulate him on…

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Palace ensures unhampered gov’t services amid transition

President Rodrigo Duterte has signed an administrative order creating (AO) a Presidential Transition Committee (PTC) to oversee the transition of power to the next administration and ensure the unhampered delivery of services to the public. Under Administrative Order No. 47, signed by Duterte on May 10, all departments, bureaus, and instrumentalities of government are directed to create their own internal transition committees which will support the PTC in overseeing the proper turnover of projects and continuous operation of their offices during the transition period. The AO states the PTC will…

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Comelec ready to proclaim 12 senators

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Thursday said it is ready to proclaim the winning senators in the just-concluded May 9 polls after determining that the Certificates of Canvass (COCs) from areas that will be holding special polls or have yet to conduct elections will no longer affect the overall senatorial rankings. According to acting poll body spokesman, lawyer John Rex Laudiangco, they want the proclamation to be held immediately. “By immediate, we mean that the canvass had practically covered and most of the COCs and those remaining votes perhaps…

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PRRD convinced no cheating in 2022 polls

Despite some groups’ allegations of electoral fraud in the May 9 elections, President Rodrigo Roa Duterte said he is convinced that there was no cheating or other voting irregularities in the recent polls. “Wala ako nakita, sa totoo lang, at hindi rin talaga ako papayag ng dayaan (To be honest, I did not see any cheating and I will not allow cheating),” Duterte said in a prerecorded Talk to the People aired on Thursday. To dispel doubts, Duterte urged the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to investigate cheating allegations including the…

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P65-M pension released to indigent seniors in Eastern Visayas

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) has already released PHP65 million to poor elderlies in Eastern Visayas under the government’s social pension program. Joshua Kempis, DSWD regional information officer said in a phone interview on Thursday the amount represents only the allotment for the first quarter of 2022 in the entire region. Of the 43,737 indigent senior citizens who received the social pension in the region as of May 10, at least 20,415 are from Leyte, 3,799 from Biliran, 6,027 from Samar, 10,436 from Eastern Samar, and 3,060…

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Antique bets urged to remove campaign materials

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) in Antique is urging the candidates to start removing their tarpaulin campaign materials in common poster areas and even in private properties. Antique Election Supervisor Wil Arceño, in an interview Thursday, said since the elections were over, tarpaulins hanging in front of private residences should be removed either by the homeowners or the candidates. “I commend the gesture of Antique Governor Rhodora J. Cadiao for leading her supporters in removing the tarpaulins, day after she was proclaimed as winner in the election,” Arceño said. Cadiao…

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Gov’t should continue to recognize athletes’ achievements: Angara

Senator Sonny Angara on Thursday said the country should continue to recognize the achievements of athletes for their dedication to bring home glory and honor amid many challenges, including the Covid-19 pandemic. This, as Angara congratulated Mary Francine Padios of pencak silat for winning the country’s first gold medal in the ongoing 31st Southeast Asian Games in Vietnam on Wednesday. “Sports continue to provide us with, not only entertainment, but also a respite from the problems and challenges we face every day, including the Covid-19 pandemic in the past two…

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Army lauds soldier-athlete for winning silver medal in SEAG

The Philippine Army (PA) on Thursday lauded one of its athletes for winning the silver medal in one of the rowing events during the 31st Southeast Asian Games (SEAG) in Hanoi, Vietnam last May 11. Private Chris Nievarez and his teammate CJ Jasmin clinched the silver medal in the men’s lightweight double sculls (rowing) event. “Your extraordinary perseverance and dedication have brought glory not just to the PA but to our country as well. My heartfelt congratulations and enjoy the success you have worked so hard to achieve,” said PA…

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