BW FILE PHOTO PHILIPPINE shares continued to post gains on Monday on the back of positive economic data and eased restrictions in Metro Manila. The Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) inched up by 6.35 points or 0.08% to close at 7,219.81 on Monday, while the broader all shares index shed 17.88 points or 0.40% to 4,430.93. "Upbeat OFW (overseas Filipino ...

PHILIPPINE STAR/ MICHAEL VARCAS By Kyle Aristophere T. Atienza, Reporter THE DEPARTMENT of Health (DoH) reported fewer than 7,000 coronavirus infections for the second straight day on Monday after cases peaked in early September. There were 6,943 coronavirus new cases, bringing the total to 2.73 million, it said in a bulletin. The death toll rose to 40,761 after 86 more ...

By Russell Louis C. Ku and Alyssa Nicole O. Tan POLITICAL parties risk losing votes if they use substitution as a strategy to buy time in choosing their presidential bets, according to analysts. "They may succeed in hurdling legal obstacles, but I doubt they will gain the support of more voters," Dennis C. Coronacion, who heads the University of Santo ...

LA UNION PROVINCIAL GOV'T REPORTED deaths due to floods and landslides triggered by severe tropical storm Maring, with international name Kompasu, has reached 40 while 11 others were missing and five injured, based on the Oct. 18 report from the national disaster management agency. Declarations of state of calamity have been issued in 22 localities, which would allow the release ...

PAYMAYA OFFICIAL FACEBOOK PAGE THE COASTAL town of Orani in Bataan has tapped digital payments firm PayMaya Philippines, Inc. for the delivery of social service programs, tax payments, and other transactions as it aims to become a "digital-first community." "At Orani, we are always finding ways to help our citizens and businesses thrive in the New Normal. This initiative with ...

PHILIPPINE STAR/ MIGUEL DE GUZMAN THE TRANSPORTATION department on Monday said it is planning to increase the incentives it provides, through the service contracting program, to public utility vehicle (PUV) operators and drivers as a way to mitigate the impact of rising fuel prices. In a statement, Transportation Secretary Arthur P. Tugade said the department has formally proposed to the ...

THE COMMISSION on Elections (Comelec) is expecting up to half a million more people who will enlist before the registration period deadline on Oct. 30, which will bring the number of voters in next year's polls to 64 million. During the Senate finance hearing on Monday, Comelec Chairman Sheriff M. Abas said the projected number of registrants for the month ...

NEA FB PAGE FORMER Energy undersecretary Emmanuel P. Juaneza has been elected as the new administrator of the National Electrification Administration (NEA), the agency announced Monday. In a statement, NEA said Mr. Juaneza was chosen during a special board meeting chaired by Energy Secretary Alfonso G. Cusi on Monday. President Rodrigo R. Duterte had earlier endorsed Mr. Juaneza's nomination to ...

FORMER solicitor general Florin "Pilo" T. Hilbay has resigned from the Aksyon Demokratiko party of presidential candidate and Manila Mayor Francisco "Isko" M. Domagoso to endorse the presidential run of Vice President Maria Leonor "Leni" G. Robredo. In a statement posted on his social media accounts on Monday, Mr. Hilbay said he is leaving the party "out of ethical considerations" ...

DOT TOURISM Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat looks on as a tourism worker in Camiguin gets vaccinated against COVID-19 in preparation for the sector's reopening on Oct. 25. The island province in Northern Mindanao is an emerging diving site, home to ASEAN Heritage Park Mt. Timpoong-Hibok-Hibok mountain range, and is most known for its sweet Lanzones fruit. Almost 4,600 workers on the ...

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