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Monthly Archives: September 2021

OFW families saved less in Q3

Cash saved from overseas Filipino workers’ (OFW) remittances decreased in the third quarter this year as spending for other household needs increased during the period. Latest data from the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) showed OFW families who used their remittances for other household needs grew a bit from 96.2 …

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Angela Merkel backs fellow conservative for chancellor ahead of tight German vote

World·Updated Germans vote in a national election on Sunday that looks too close to call, with the centre-left Social Democrats (SPD) mounting a strong challenge to retiring Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives. Germany Chancellor Angela Merkel and chancellor candidate Armin Laschet wave to supporters at the final election campaign event for …

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Bahay Pukyutan opens at Museo Pambata

The Museo Pambata Foundation Inc. has opened its Bahay Pukyutan Playground, featuring living and learning spaces for children and adults that emphasize the connection and importance of the environment and the natural world. During its blessing on 24 June, Manila Mayor Isko Moreno and Vice Mayor Dr. Honey Lacuna graced …

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Hypocrites let loose

Hypocrisy overflows during a politically-charged season, which is the case in the current debate on the moves of the country’s officials in the face of the renewed pressure from the International Criminal Court (ICC), which has sought a probe on the conduct of the war on drugs. ICC’s push is …

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Drilon, Pangilinan, Gordon, etc. bullied their witnesses

Bullying takes place when one or more people use their superior strength or similar advantage against another person for the purpose of extracting money, concessions or information. Nobody likes bullies. They are villains. Last Friday, several senators purportedly conducting an investigation “in aid of legislation” bullied several witnesses whom they …

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More burial sites seen in Tabuk City

BAGUIO CITY — Personnel from the local government of Tabuk City are digging more graves at the Agbannawag cemetery in anticipation for coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19)-related deaths that may be recorded. According to Tabuk City Public Information Office Aurora Amilig, the Balong cemetery — which saw the most number of …

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