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Telecom, real estate collaboration needed to shape future communities

Inquirer Breaking News - 8 hours 34 min ago
With regional lockdowns, hybrid work setup, and commercial spaces evolving to meet the demands of the times, Globe underscored the need for digital service providers and property developers to work hand-in-hand to create digitally-enabled communities. At this time, it's very difficult to imagine buying a piece of property today with no mobile signal or internet connection. Speaking at Globe Business' Regional Insights and Strategies for Enterprises (R.I.S.E.) webinar on "Building a Digitally-Connected Future in Real Estate Today," Globe President and CEO Ernest Cu pointed out the importance of foresight and advanced planning to shape the future of Philippine communities. "What ...

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With precinct finder out of service, Comelec urges voters to verify status from local offices

Inquirer Breaking News - 8 hours 37 min ago
MANILA, Philippines --- The Commission on Elections has advised voters seeking to verify the status of their registration and designated polling center to contact the local Comelec office in their municipalities, as the online precinct finder remains inaccessible. Voters can either call or email the local offices for record validation before casting their votes on the 2022 national elections. According to Comelec, the online service is currently being updated for improvement and is expected to be available on the Commission's website soon. It faced a data breach in 2016 and was relaunched in 2019. Overseas voters, meanwhile, can contact the Office for Overseas Voting for ...

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Robredo to supporters: Be calm, gentle and do good deeds

Inquirer Breaking News - 8 hours 43 min ago
    MANILA, Philippines --- Vice President Leni Robredo on Thursday reminded her supporters to exercise restraint and be gentle in pushing her 2022 presidential bid. "Tayong lahat ang nagdadala nito. Kailangan nating isalamin ang tunay na ibig sabihin ng pink habang suot natin ito. Gumawa ng mabuti, magpaabot ng tulong sa kapwa, maging mahinahon sa pagbabahagi ng ating mensahe," she said in a video message on Thursday. (We all carry this cause. We need to show the true meaning of the color pink as we wear it. Do good things, extend assistance to fellow Filipinos, and be gentle in imparting our message.) "Tandaan: Madaling makipagtalo; mas radikal ang magm...

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Employers have the right to reject unvaccinated applicants — Bello

Inquirer Breaking News - 8 hours 55 min ago
MANILA, Philippines --- Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III on Thursday said employers have the right not to hire applicants unvaccinated against COVID-19. "Because before a person is employed, there is no employer-employee relationship. As to whether you can be employed, that's the privilege of the employer," Bello said in an interview on ABS-CBN News Channel. "Eh 'di ba kung minsan may nakalagay na 'Wanted: 25 years old, with pleasing personality'. Eh kung 'di ka pleasing personality 'di ba pwede kang i-deny?" (Sometimes employers specify something that they are looking for, like a 25 years old with a pleasing personality. If you don't have a pleasing personality, ...

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Maguindanao mayoral aspirant falls in anti-drug ops

Inquirer Breaking News - 8 hours 56 min ago
MIDSAYAP, Cotabato----After two weeks of surveillance, agents of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA), the police, and military arrested on Thursday morning a mayoral aspirant for alleged possession of illegal drugs and a firearm. Lt. Colonel Rolly Oranza, Midsayap town police chief, identified the suspect as Tom Nandang, also known as Datukon Nandang, 52, temporarily residing in Barangay Upper Glad 1, in Midsayap town, Cotabato province. Nandang is a registered voter of and running for mayor of Northern Kabuntalan town in Maguindanao. Oranza said PDEA agents, backed by Midsayap police and soldiers of the Army's 34th Infantry Battalion, served around 4 a.m. Thursday...

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Villar scolds DENR over ‘scant’ funding proposal for protected areas

Inquirer Breaking News - 9 hours 1 min ago
MANILA, Philippines --- The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) on Thursday got an earful from Senator Cynthia Villar who questioned the low funding allocated for the development and management of protected areas in the country. "Ito yung kailangang i-protect... masyadong maliit [yung budget]. Samantalang yun yung dineclare natin by legislation at saka presidential proclamation na dapat i-protect talaga. 'Di ba dapat malaking budget ng DENR pumunta doon?" Villar said during the DENR's budget hearing in the Senate. (These are the areas we need to protect, the budget is too low. This is the case even though these areas were proclaimed as protected areas through...

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India delivers 1 billion Covid vaccines, but millions are yet to receive a single dose

CNN Top Stories - 9 hours 17 min ago
India has administered more than 1 billion Covid-19 vaccine doses, a remarkable feat just months after a second wave of infection killed thousands of people across the country.
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BPI reports net income of P17.5B in 9 months of 2021

Inquirer Breaking News - 9 hours 19 min ago
MANILA, Philippines---Ayala-led Bank of the Philippine Islands reported a net profit of P17.5 billion in the first nine months of 2021, up by 1.8 percent year-on-year, as provisioning for probable loan losses declined. This nine-month performance accounts for about 73 percent of earnings that market consensus expects BPI to deliver for the full year. Total revenues for the January to September period declined by 6 percent year-on-year to P71.6 billion. Net interest income fell by 5.6 percent year-on-year to P51.2 billion, as net interest margin contracted, while non-interest income also slipped by 7 percent to P20.5 billion on lower trading income. On the other hand, the bank...

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LTO clarifies: Mandatory vehicle inspection at PMVICs still suspended

Inquirer Breaking News - 9 hours 28 min ago
MANILA, Philippines -- The mandatory inspection of motor vehicles at private motor vehicle inspection centers (PMVICs) remain suspended, as earlier ordered by Department of Transportation Secretary Art Tugade, Land Transportation Office (LTO) Chief Assistant Secretary Edgar Galvante has clarified. Galvante also clarified that PMVICs have not been ordered to stop their operations and that motor vehicle owners still have the option to have their vehicles tested for roadworthiness and compliance with the Clean Air Act either at a PMVIC or at a private emission testing center (PETC) with the required LTO visual inspection. "Hindi naman na-s...

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OCTA: PH’s COVID-19 cases may decrease to pre-Delta surge level by end-October

Inquirer Breaking News - 9 hours 39 min ago
MANILA, Philippines ---The number of new COVID-19 cases in the country is expected to decrease to the pre-Delta variant surge level by the end of October, OCTA Research said Thursday, citing the current seven-day average of new infections. According to OCTA fellow Guido David, the current seven-day average of new cases in the entire country is 6,416, with a reproduction number of 0.55. He said this is the lowest seven-day average since late July. Meanwhile, the seven-day average of new cases in Metro Manila is 1,156, with a reproduction number of 0.47. Reproduction number is the average number of secondary infection cases from one patient. https://twitter.com/iamguidodav...

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North Korea's state media release images of its submarine-launched ballistic missile

CNN Top Stories - 9 hours 39 min ago
The UN Security Council called an emergency meeting after North Korea said it successfully test-fired a new ballistic missile from a submarine. However, experts say in order for this system to be a real operational threat, North Korea has to demonstrate the ability to keep those submarines safe. CNN's Will Ripley reports.
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Bannon case and stalled voting rights bill show how GOP has given up on democracy

CNN Top Stories - 9 hours 42 min ago
George Washington's nightmare is coming true.
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5 films on mental health that won’t make you feel hopeless

Inquirer Breaking News - 9 hours 44 min ago
Content warning: This article discusses mental health and related issues such as suicide. Sick and tired of hopeless cinema but looking for films that still tackle mental health? We've got a list for you. For National Mental Health Awareness Week, we've compiled these rom-coms and dramedies that will help remind you that mental health issues aren't something to be ashamed of but they also don't excuse us from being accountable for our actions. It's important to remember that while there may be bad days, there are also good days. 1. "Short Term 12" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tqit6CurS3U&feature=youtu.be "Short Term 12" follows the story of Grace (Brie Larson) who is a ...

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DOLE installs safety feature in TUPAD workers’ IDs

Inquirer Breaking News - 9 hours 51 min ago
MANILA, Philippines --- The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), in a bid to further secure transactions with TUPAd workers, is adding a quick response (QR) code in the workers' identification cards (ID). TUPAD or Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa Ating Disadvantaged/Displaced Workers "is a community-based package of assistance that provides emergency employment for displaced workers, underemployed and seasonal workers." During the Laging Handa briefing, DOLE Undersecretary Ana Dione said that Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III has already ordered the strict implementation of the QR-coded ID scheme. "Isa po diyan 'yung aming ID ay nilagyan na po ng QR...

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Evergrande says a $2.6 billion sale has collapsed as another payment deadline looms

CNN Top Stories - 9 hours 52 min ago
Evergrande has called off plans for a multibillion-dollar deal for its property management unit, worsening its cash crunch as the Chinese real estate giant teeters on the brink of collapse.
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Pia Wurtzbach believes Catriona Gray, Andrea Meza will outshine her if beauty queens are ranked

Inquirer Breaking News - 9 hours 55 min ago
Pia Wurtzbach expressed her admiration for her fellow Miss Universe queens Catriona Gray and Andrea Meza as she said the two would come out on top if beauty queens were ranked. Wurtzbach, who won the Miss Universe beauty pageant in 2015, said that 2019 winner Gray and current titleholder Meza were "destined for the universe," as seen on her Instagram Story yesterday, Oct. 20. She also showed a photo of the two. "If beauty queens had rankings, they would be at the top!" Wurtzbach told fans. "Kasi if you think about it, kung parang boxing 'to, sila 'yung may pinakamataas na panalo." (Because if you think about it, if this is like boxing, they would have the most wins.) Wurtzba...

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School board elections across the US are turning nasty

CNN Top Stories - 9 hours 56 min ago
When Nikki Hudson drove to a local strip mall in Worthington, Ohio, to collect a corsage for her daughter's homecoming, she was met with two billboards plastered with her name.
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Music fans spend more time listening to tunes during pandemic, study says

Inquirer Breaking News - 10 hours 15 min ago
LONDON --- Music fans globally are spending more time listening to tunes, about 18.4 hours a week on average, and have turned to their favorite artists for comfort during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a survey published on Thursday. IFPI, the recorded music industry's representative body, said the figure, which equates to listening to 368 three-minute songs, is up from 18 hours in 2019, with listeners mostly turning to subscription audio streaming, video streaming, the radio and short form video apps like TikTok. The "Engaging with Music 2021" study, described by IFPI as the largest of its kind, is based on the views of 43,000 music fans in 21 countries. "The research ...

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