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Alert Level 3 to have minor business effect — DTI

THE implementation of Alert Level 3 quarantine restriction will have a small effect on businesses, according to the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI). Trade Secretary Ramon M. Lopez said during a Laging Handa briefing on Monday the major difference between the current quarantine restriction versus Alert Level 2 is …

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WWF-Philippines calls on presidential candidates bring climate crisis to the table

AN ENVIRONMENTAL group on Monday urged Philippine presidential candidates to include the climate crisis in the 2022 national elections agenda. Candidates must explain to the public how the Philippines under the next administration “will implement the proper actions in line with our international commitments,” WWF-Philippines said in an e-mailed statement. …

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Face-to-face classes in metro suspended on rising infections

PHILSTAR/ MICHAEL VARCAS THE EDUCATION department has suspended pilot face-to-face classes in Metro Manila after President Rodrigo R. Duterte tightened the lockdown level in the capital region amid rising coronavirus infections. The suspension stands until the coronavirus alert level returns to Level 2, it said in an advisory on Sunday night. It announced the decision weeks after almost 30 public …

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Philippines posts more than 4,000 coronavirus cases

By Kyle Aristophere T. Atienza, Reporter THE PHILIPPINES is now at high risk again from the coronavirus, health authorities said on Monday, as the country posted more than 4,000 infections presumably spurred by the highly mutated Omicron variant. Coronavirus infections have more than tripled in the past two weeks, Health …

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Metro to limit unvaccinated residents’ movement

PHILIPPINE STAR/MICHAEL VARCAS MAYORS in Manila, the capital and nearby cities have agreed to bar unvaccinated people from going out to contain a fresh surge in infections probably spurred by the highly mutated Omicron variant. The mayors affirmed a resolution for the cities to pass local laws that will restrict …

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2022 Tax Trends and Ends

The new year has officially started, and it would be prudent to start the year right by getting to know the trends that taxpayers may want to look forward to. This year, there are new tax rules that are bound to begin and end, some of which are described below. …

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Davao quarry raid results in arrests, equipment seizures

PHILSTAR THE Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) said it apprehended 14 illegal miners in Barangay Waan, Davao City on Dec. 11. In a statement on Monday, the DENR said the operation was carried out by its Environmental Law Enforcement and Protection Service (ELEPS), which seized unlicensed equipment apart …

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Lost manufacturing, construction jobs seen dampening Q4 growth

REUTERS JOBS shed by the manufacturing and construction industries will likely temper fourth quarter economic activity, to bring the full-year growth estimate to 5-6%, offsetting gains from a pickup in business activity, First Metro Investment Corp. and University of Asia and the Pacific said in a joint report on Monday. …

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