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Student journalists decry threats, harassment against UP campus publications

02-Mar-2021 Intellasia | PhilStar | 5:02 AM

Student journalists from the University of the Philippines on Monday raised the alarm on reported death threats and accusations against campus publications. Earlier that day, [...] » More

‘Light’ after darkness as Philippines Covid-19 vaccinations begin

02-Mar-2021 Intellasia | AFP | 5:02 AM

The Philippines launched its Covid-19 vaccination drive on Monday, with health workers, soldiers, police and government officials first in line to get donated Chinese jabs [...] » More

Palace checking if Duterte can legally take Sinopharm vaccine

02-Mar-2021 Intellasia | PhilStar | 5:02 AM

Malacanang’s legal team is studying whether President Rodrigo Duterte can get inoculated with COVID-19 vaccines developed by Chinese firm Sinopharm, which has secured a [...] » More

CFITF to revitalise coco industry

02-Mar-2021 Intellasia | PhilStar | 5:02 AM

The law creating the multi billion peso coconut levy trust fund is seen to revitalise the coconut industry, which will lead to its greater economic contribution, according to [...] » More

Philippines launches virus vaccinations amid supply problems

02-Mar-2021 Intellasia | AP | 5:02 AM

The Philippines launched a vaccination campaign Monday to contain one of Southeast Asia’s worst coronavirus outbreaks but faces supply problems and public resistance, [...] » More

Inflation seen settling at 3.8pct in February

02-Mar-2021 Intellasia | PhilStar | 5:02 AM

Prices of basic goods and services likely eased in February, but the slowdown may not last long as inflation is expected to sharply rise in the coming months, according to [...] » More

Budget gap widens to record P1.371 trillion

02-Mar-2021 Intellasia | PhilStar | 5:02 AM

As government spending spiked in line with the battle against the COVID-19 pandemic, the national budget suffered a record-high deficit last year. The national [...] » More

Philippines, Among the Last Nations in Southeast Asia to Get Vaccines, to Receive Shots After Delays

02-Mar-2021 Intellasia | News18 | 5:02 AM

The Philippines is due to receive its first batch of COVID-19 vaccine Sunday, among the last in Southeast Asia to secure the critical doses despite having the second-highest [...] » More

Soaring shipping rates to raise import costs

02-Mar-2021 Intellasia | PhilStar | 5:02 AM

Prices of imported goods may go up, while exports may face delays as shipping rates continue to soar due to container shortages and strong demand. Philippine Ports Authority [...] » More

Building stoppage pounds Holcim’s full-year earnings

02-Mar-2021 Intellasia | PhilStar | 5:02 AM

Listed cement-maker Holcim Philippines Inc. ended 2020 with earnings nearly halved after coronavirus lockdowns halted building and spared not even the booming construction [...] » More

Working days in place of holidays will ‘burden, demoralise’ Filipino workers-Hontiveros

02-Mar-2021 Intellasia | PhilStar | 5:02 AM

Government should take back a move to decrease the number of non-working holidays this year, a senator said Monday, describing it as “rubbing salt on people’s [...] » More

Government gross borrowings reached P2.74 trillion in 2020

02-Mar-2021 Intellasia | PhilStar | 5:02 AM

Gross borrowings by the national government reached P2.74 trillion in 2020 from domestic and external sources as the country ramped up financing for its pandemic response, [...] » More

Cabinet exec: Looser quarantine, in-person classes possible in Q2

02-Mar-2021 Intellasia | PhilStar | 5:02 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte may agree to ease restrictions nationwide and to hold face-to-face classes in the second quarter of 2021 if the government sustains a stockpile of [...] » More

Palace says Sinopharm files EUA for COVID-19 jab but FDA has no info yet

02-Mar-2021 Intellasia | PhilStar | 5:02 AM

The country’s Food and Drug Administration said it has yet to receive an application from China’s Sinopharm for the emergency use authorisation of its COVID-19 [...] » More

COVID-19 cases in Philippines hit 578,381 on day government launches vaccination drive

02-Mar-2021 Intellasia | PhilStar | 5:02 AM

The number of coronavirus cases in the Philippines reached over 578,000 Monday as the government launched a vaccination campaign to contain Southeast Asia’s second [...] » More