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Monthly Archives: April 2019

Canada’s big banks launch Verified.Me network to help prevent ID theft

Business Canada's biggest banks marked the official launch of the Verified.Me digital identity network on Wednesday, following years of development and testing with their partner SecureKey Technologies Inc. Canada's biggest banks are marking the official launch of a new digital identity network called Verified.Me, developed with partner SecureKey Technologies Inc. …

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NBI arrests ‘Bikoy’

By JOMAR CANLAS, TMT May 02, 2019 The man allegedly behind the controversial video “Bikoy” was arrested by the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) on Tuesday, Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra confirmed on Wednesday. Bikoy was the name adopted by a hooded man who uploaded videos linking members of the Duterte …

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Warriors hold off Rockets for 2-0 series lead

By AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE May 02, 2019 LOS ANGELES: Kevin Durant scored 29 points and Klay Thompson added 21 on Tuesday (Wednesday in Manila) as the Golden State Warriors downed the Houston Rockets 115-109 in a bruising NBA playoff clash. The reigning champion Warriors never trailed, but they had to battle …

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Donaire still wants Tete’s WBO belt

By JOSEF T. RAMOS, TMT May 02, 2019 World Boxing Association (WBA) bantamweight super champion Nonito “The Filipino Flash” Donaire Jr. said that his goal remains to unify the titles in his weight division and that means facing South African World Boxing Organization bantamweight titleholder Zolani Tete. “Yes, that is …

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Pass pro-worker laws

By RALPH VILLANUEVA May 02, 2019 Congress should pass “much-needed legislative measures” to further protect workers and uphold their rights, President Rodrigo Duterte said, as the country marked Labor Day on Wednesday. Militant groups celebrated International Workers’ Day with similar calls for increased protection and higher wages, but also criticized …

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Tigresses rip La Salle for F4 twice-to-beat

By JEREMIAH M. SEVILLA May 02, 2019 University of Sto. Tomas (UST) earned the last Final Four twice-to-beat advantage after thrashing three-peat seeking De La Salle University, 25-14, 25-23, 23-25, 25-19, in Season 81 University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) women’s volleyball on Wednesday at the FilOil Flying V …

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Groups, lawmakers call for minimum wage hikes

By GLEE JALEA May 02, 2019 Demands for higher minimum wages were reiterated by labor groups and some lawmakers on Wednesday as the country marked International Workers’ Day. Lawmakers from the Makabayan bloc, who were among those who joined Labor Day protests in Metro Manila, said the incoming 18th Congress …

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Maduro remains in power in Venezuela

By ASSOCIATED PRESS May 02, 2019 CARACAS, Venezuela: President Nicolas Maduro tried to project an image of strength, saying he had spoken to several regional military commanders who reaffirmed their loyalty. “Nerves of steel!” he said in a message posted on Twitter. Flanked by top military commanders, Defense Minister Vladimir …

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