PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte's possible vice presidential win next year won't protect him from lawsuits, according to a congressman. A vice president "is impeachable but not immune from suit," Party-list Rep. Carlos Isagani T. Zarate said in a statement on Sunday. Former Vice President Jejomar C. Binay, who lost to Mr. Duterte during the 2016 elections, had to face corruption ...

FLIGHTS TO and from the Iloilo International Airport will continue despite the strictest quarantine level imposed by the national government until end-July, Iloilo City Mayor Jerry P. Trenas announced over the weekend. "Commercials flights and trips will not be stopped as far as the city is concerned," he said in a statement. The mayor also said it will not further ...

TROPICAL STORM Fabian, located northeast of Luzon in northern Philippines, is seen to strengthen into a severe tropical storm category but not expected to bring heavy rains as it stays away from the country's landmass, weather bureau PAGASA said on Sunday. However, Fabian and a low pressure area west of Basco, Batanes are enhancing the southwest monsoon, causing rains in ...

By Patricia Mirasol Future-facing brands put customer experience first. A 2021 Shopify Plus report on the fashion industry noted that "sticky" brands with loyal customers are agile in how they deliver their customer experience -- whether that's aligning themselves to a social cause, meeting customers where they are, or hiring influencers to represent their brand on social media. The Canadian ...

SYDNEY - Australia's two largest states on Sunday reported slight declines in new COVID-19 infections, prompting authorities to say it could be days before tough lockdown measures showed progress in containing the spread of the Delta variant. The country's most populous city, Sydney, and all of Victoria state - totaling nearly half the 25 million national population - are under ...

BANGKOK - Thai youth activists vowed to stage a protest on Sunday to demand the resignation of Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, despite a nation-wide ban on public gatherings imposed by the government amid surging coronavirus cases. Youth-led demonstrations last year attracted hundreds of thousands of people across the country, but their momentum has stalled after authorities began cracking down on ...

SEOUL - South Korea will airlift all troops from a ship on anti-piracy patrol in the Middle East, the Ministry of Defense said on Sunday, while a replacement team will steer the vessel back home after dozens of soldiers on board tested positive for the coronavirus. South Korea, once cited as a success story for keeping COVID under control, is ...

Some U.S. tech companies expressed disappointment with a ruling by a federal judge that blocked new applications to a program that protects immigrants who were brought to the United States as children from deportation. U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen on Friday sided with a group of states suing to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, arguing that ...

REUTERS WASHINGTON, July 17 (Reuters) - Facebook on Saturday defended itself against U.S. President Joe Biden's assertion that the social media platform is "killing people" by allowing misinformation about coronavirus vaccines to proliferate, saying the facts tell a different story. "The data shows that 85% of Facebook users in the US have been or want to be vaccinated against COVID-19," ...

PHILSTAR Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte once again floated the idea of a vice-presidential run in the 2022 elections, saying it would give him immunity from lawsuits. "They keep on threatening me with lawsuits and everything," Duterte said at his ruling party's assembly meeting on Saturday, referring to his political enemies. "But the law says if you're president, vice president, you ...

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