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Facebook says it removes accounts which targeted Vietnamese activists

Facebook has removed a network of accounts from its platform which it said targeted Vietnamese activists who were critical of the country’s government, an official at Facebook’s parent company Meta said on Wednesday. In July, the company removed a Vietnamese Facebook group called “E47” which mobilized its members to report …

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Grab’s Nasdaq debut to set tone for Southeast Asian tech listings

REUTERS SINGAPORE — Grab, Southeast Asia’s biggest ride-hailing and delivery firm, makes its market debut on Thursday after a record $40 billion merger with a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC), in a listing that will set the tone for other regional offerings. The backdoor listing on Nasdaq marks the high …

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Philippines says COVID variants highlight need for local vaccine development

REUTERS MANILA – New coronavirus variants highlight the need for countries to do their own research and development on COVID-19 vaccines, said a senior Philippines trade official, adding that people will only be safe once the whole world is vaccinated. The Philippines is looking to work with its trading partners …

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Unbeaten Team Dasma advances to semifinals

TEAM DASMA MONARCHS — PNVF By John Bryan Ulanday LIPA CITY — Unbeaten Team Dasma Monarchs advanced to the semifinals after walloping the Sabong International Spikers with a 25-20, 25-21, 25-23 win at the end of the Philippine National Volleyball Federation (PNVF) Champions League preliminaries yesterday at the Aquamarine Recreational …

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Megaworld to build P5-billion ‘sustainable’ hotel in Palawan

MEGAWORLD Corp. is developing a P5-billion “sustainable” boutique hotel and shophouse district in its 462-hectare eco-tourism township in Palawan, Paragua Coastown. In a disclosure to the exchange on Wednesday, the listed property developer said it will be offering 240 lots in its Mercato Shophouse District and Porto Hotel District. “Our …

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Adele to return to live shows in Las Vegas next year

VOGUE TAIWAN/ EN.WIKIPEDIA.ORG LOS ANGELES — Adele on Tuesday announced a series of concerts in Las Vegas starting in January in what will be her first live performances since 2017. The British singer will perform two shows each weekend from Jan. 21 to April 16 at Caesars Palace Hotel in …

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Patricia Cornwell resurrects beloved Kay Scarpetta

BEST-SELLING crime novelist Patricia Cornwell thought she was done with writing books for good, until the coronavirus pandemic struck and with it, inspiration for a new novel featuring the US author’s much-loved character, medical examiner Kay Scarpetta. Autopsy, published on Tuesday, is Cornwell’s 25th Scarpetta novel, a series she started …

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In the midst of difficult times, HSMA honors its own

1 of 6 THE VIRTUS awards by the Hotel Sales and Marketing Association (HSMA) Philippines continues to honor professionals and institutions in hospitality: a particularly difficult career during the last two years due to the pandemic disrupting that industry. Ericka Joy Calamba, Hotel 101 Group’s Sales Executive for MICE, was …

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Just in time for Christmas: Chef Tatung releases 2 new books

CHEF Myke ‘Tatung’ Sarthou holds two of his new books, Baking Simpol and Simpol Kitchen Secrets EVERYTHING’s coming full circle from the boy from Cebu who wanted to write but ended up cooking. Myke “Tatung” Sarthou, celebrity chef, started out with a career in writing in his Cebu hometown, but …

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Senate approves P5.024-trillion budget on 3rd reading

THE SENATE on Wednesday approved on third and final reading the proposed P5.024-trillion national budget for 2022. Senators unanimously passed the 2022 General Appropriations Bill (GAB), which was certified as urgent by President Rodrigo R. Duterte. Senator Juan Edgardo M. Angara, who chairs the Senate Finance Committee, said the bulk …

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