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Fauci says U.S. should consider air travel vaccine mandate as flights grounded

SEATTLE – Rising COVID-19 cases, along with bad weather, caused airlines to cancel more than 1,000 flights on Monday, and the spread of the Omicron variant prompted the U.S. government’s top infectious disease expert to suggest the government consider mandating vaccines for domestic flights. Monday’s travel woes marked a fourth …

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Australia COVID numbers surge as Omicron outbreak strains domestic politics

SYDNEY – Australia recorded another surge in COVID-19 infections on Tuesday as an outbreak of the highly infectious Omicron variant disrupted a staged reopening of the economy, while state leaders argued over domestic border controls. The three most populous states, New South Wales (NSW), Victoria and Queensland, reported just under …

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Iran nuclear talks resume with Tehran focused on sanctions relief

VIENNA – Indirect talks between Iran and the United States on salvaging the 2015 Iran nuclear deal resumed on Monday with Tehran focused on one side of the original bargain, lifting sanctions against it, despite scant progress on reining in its atomic activities. The seventh round of talks, the first …

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U.S. President Biden signs $770 billion defense bill

U.S. President Joe Biden signed into law the National Defense Authorization Act, or NDAA, for fiscal year 2022, which authorizes $770 billion in defense spending, the White House said on Monday. Earlier this month, the Senate and the House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly for the defense bill with strong support …

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Five reasons why you should invest in a pre-selling condo

The pandemic has called for a worldwide habit of practicing wellness while staying at home. This is why people are making big changes in curating their living spaces into a place where all needs can thrive – personal, health-wise, and work-related. Given that we’re all in the “now normal,” searching …

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Sun Life leads insurance industry in premium income — IC report

SUN LIFE of Canada (Philippines), Inc. led the industry in premium income for 2020, the Insurance Commission (IC) said in its assessment of the firms’ annual statements. The commission said that Sun Life reached P39.23 billion in premium income that year, followed by Philippine AXA Life Insurance Corp., which posted …

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Metro Manila Film Festival 2021: An ode to the Filipino spirit

By Bronte H. Lacsamana MMFF Movie ReviewKun Maupay Man It PanahonDirected by Carlo Francisco Manatad THERE’S much to be said about how notions of joy, faith, and resilience are a central part of the Filipino psyche, especially in how we deal with hardship — whether it’s overseas workers and medical …

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ERC clears commercial run of GNPower Dinginin’s first unit

THE Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) has issued a certificate of compliance to GNPower Dinginin Ltd. Co., allowing the company to commercially operate the first unit of its power plant. In a statement on Monday, ERC Chairperson and Chief Executive Agnes VST Devanadera said with the issuance of the certificate, the …

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Peso weakens as surge in virus cases poses risks to recovery

THE PESO weakened against the dollar on Monday as an Omicron variant surge in various countries weigh on economic recovery. The local currency closed at P50.23 per dollar on Monday, slipping from its P50.04 finish on Friday, data from the Bankers Association of the Philippines showed. The peso opened at …

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Fruitas Holdings eyes P309-M IPO for Balai subsidiary

FRUITAS HOLDINGS, Inc.’s wholly owned subsidiary Balai ni Fruitas, Inc. is looking to tap the stock market with a P309-million initial public offering (IPO), subject to regulatory approvals and market conditions. In a statement on Monday, Fruitas Holdings said Balai ni Fruitas’ IPO aims to raise funds for the subsidiary’s …

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