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ITCZ brings rain showers over parts of PH Thursday

MANILA – The Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) affecting Palawan, the Visayas and Mindanao will bring scattered rain showers and thunderstorms over the Visayas, Palawan, Zamboanga Peninsula, Northern Mindanao, and Caraga, the weather bureau said Thursday. Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) weather specialist Ezra Bulquerin said other parts …

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ABL ‘deemed concluded’ due to Covid-19

MANILA – The Asean Basketball League (ABL) has officially called off its 10th season as the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic continues to hamper Southeast and East Asian sports. “The Asean Basketball League board has met and announces today (Wednesday) that the ABL Season 2019-2020 will be deemed concluded as …

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Quick-service restaurants deploy PayMaya payments

The country’s top quick-service restaurants (QSRs) are using PayMaya for contactless payments in-store, via drive-thru, and through their online delivery portals in the pandemic. This include industry leaders like Jollibee Group, McDonald’s and KFC. They adopted PayMaya’s end-to-end digital payments solutions for enterprise – starting with One by PayMaya Point …

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Some suspended mining companies may soon reopen

Some of the mining companies that former Environment Secretary and late Regina Paz Lopez successfully shut down are poised to re-open within this year, a development seen to contribute to the struggling Philippine economy amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Environment Undersecretary Juan Miguel Cuna said in a text exchange that the …

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Reducing health risks through science

In a landmark decision last July 7, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized the marketing of IQOS as a modified risk tobacco product. Produced by Philip Morris International (PMI) based in Switzerland, IQOS is the first electrically heated tobacco system to qualify for sale in America. FDA is …

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