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January 26, 2022 - Wednesday
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Davao City, Philippines

Provincial

'Odette' victims receive boats for livelihood from BFAR

A month after Typhoon Odette devastated Southern Leyte, the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) has begun distributing 15 fiberglass boats to fishermen in Maasin City to aid in their recovery.   Regional Director of BFAR 8 (Eastern Visayas) Juan Albaladejo said on Wednesday, Jan. 26, that fishermen from Asuncion, ...

RESTORING LIVELIHOOD. Some of the fiberglass boats distributed to typhoon-affected fishermen in Maasin City, Southern Leyte on Jan. 22, 2022. The Bure ...

Aira Miranda | 3 hours ago

Sports

POC set to implement persona non grata tag on Juico

THE Philippine Olympic Committee general assembly has voted to finalize and enforce the persona non grata tag against Philipi Juico, the Philippines Athletics Track and Field Association (PATAFA), Wednesday, January 26, 2022. At least 36 of the 54 national sports associations (NSAs) in the general assembly voted to banish Juico from th ...

GDM | 3 hours ago

Business

Q3 GDP revised down to 6.9%

Economic growth in the third quarter of last year was softer than previously thought, the Philippine Statistics Authority reported Wednesday.   Gross domestic product growth in the third quarter was revised downward to 6.9 percent from the preliminary estimate of 7.1 percent, the PSA said in a statement on Wednesday. &n ...

GDM | 4 hours ago

Business

ABS-CBN raises P500-M from sale of treasury shares, PDRs

ABS-CBN Corp. said Wednesday it raised P500 million from the sale of securities in a bid to fund its massive digital shift after losing its broadcast license.   In a disclosure to the stock exchange, ABS-CBN said it sold 21,322,561 of its treasury shares and 27,828,645 Philippine Depositary Receipts (PDRs) to interested qualif ...

GDM | 4 hours ago

National

Team Pacquiao GG signs Web3 Incubator, MetaGoons

The Team Pacquiao GG (TPGG) has announced that it has signed a partnership agreement with Web3 Incubator, MetaGoons, who join TPGG as the team’s exclusive metaverse gaming partner for 2022.  The TPGG x MetaGoons partnership will help fuel Team Pacquiao GG’s growth plans for 2022  to educate the ...

Ruscelle Ureta | 6 hours ago

Provincial

Pharmacy and Drive-thru Vaccination Sites launch in Baguio City

Tourism Secretary Berna Romulo-Puyat said on Wednesday, Jan 26, that the government's Pharmacy and Drive-thru Vaccination Sites' launch would significantly help the Department of Tourism's (DOT) preparations for the country's possible reopening. Puyat joined the launch of the program in the country&r ...

GDM | 6 hours ago

National

Issues on presidential bets, to be revealed by Duterte in 'due time'

President Rodrigo Duterte claimed that he received information about specific presidential candidates for the 2022 elections. He warned that he would personally name the candidates at the right time. “In due time… I will personally name the candidates and maybe what’s wrong with them na kailangang malaman n ...

Joy Catleya Antonio | 7 hours ago

National

OCTA: NCR COVID-19 risk level may be down to ‘moderate’ next week

The risk classification of Metro Manila for COVID-19 may be lowered to “moderate” next week, private think tank OCTA Research said Wednesday, citing indicators. OCTA Research fellow Guido David said the National Capital Region (NCR) is now deemed “high risk” for COVID-19. Last week, the capit ...

GDM | 7 hours ago

National

Unvaxxed, partially vaxxed NCD workers allowed to use public transportation

Unvaccinated and partially vaccinated workers in industries and establishments allowed to operate in the National Capital Region (NCR) under the current COVID-19 Alert Level 3 status will only have 30 days from Jan. 26, 2022, to continue using public transportation and public utility vehicles (PUVs) to enter, exit, and travel throughou ...

Kristine Casampol | 8 hours ago

Lifestyle

PH named among countries most affected by global warming

From earthquakes to excessive floods, extreme and unpredictable natural hazards impact every country worldwide. To combat the effects of climate change and the vast rise in natural disasters over the past 50 years, nearly 200 countries agreed to the “Glasgow Climate Pact” at the 26th global United Nations climate summit (COP26) in No ...

Hermes Joy Tunac | 9 hours ago