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Enjoy great savings with Trip.com’s Year End Sale and extended Vaccinated Discount Campaign in the Philippines

From Dec. 10 2021 to Jan. 16, 2022, Trip.com’s Year End Sale campaign in the Philippines will offer local users amazing accommodation deals — with discounts up to 60%. Trip.com also announced today the extension of its Vaccinated Discount Campaign till June 30, 2022. “The Year End Sale campaign and …

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Globe network services up in Palawan

Globe is the first to restore network services in 16 municipalities and other areas across Palawan. Host to one of the country’s most beautiful beaches, Palawan experienced the tail end of typhoon Odette’s wrath, downing critical telecommunications infrastructure. Scattered debris and collapsed bridges hindered travel causing our field teams to …

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Novavax says COVID vaccine triggers immune response to Omicron variant

Image via Jernej Furman/Flickr/CC BY 2.0 Novavax Inc’s COVID-19 vaccine is effective in generating an immune response against the Omicron variant, according to early data published on Wednesday, suggesting that the U.S. drugmaker’s existing COVID-19 vaccine can help combat the new Omicron variant. Novavax‘s two-dose, protein-based vaccine was authorized for …

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U.S. authorizes Pfizer oral COVID-19 treatment, first for at-home use

By Dania Nadeem and Carl O’Donnell The United States on Wednesday authorized Pfizer Inc’s antiviral COVID–19 pill for people ages 12 and older at risk of severe illness, the first oral and at-home treatment as well as a new tool against the fast-spreading Omicron variant. Pfizer‘s antiviral regimen, Paxlovid, was …

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Canada expands aid programs to fight Omicron, says worse yet to come

OTTAWA – Canada will temporarily expand support programs to help people and businesses hit by the Omicron variant of COVID-19, Ottawa said on Wednesday, warning people that worse was to come as the virus spreads. Theresa Tam, the country’s chief public health officer, urged Canadians to take precautions, telling a …

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U.S. SEC rejects Apple bid to block shareholder proposal on forced labour -letter

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has declined an effort by Apple Inc to skip a shareholder proposal asking the iPhone maker to provide greater transparency in its efforts to keep forced labour out of its supply chain. A group of shareholders earlier this year asked Apple‘s board to prepare …

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N.Korea’s Kim praises ‘fresh heyday’ in China relations as longtime envoy departs

KCNA VIA REUTERS SEOUL – North Korean leader Kim Jong Un praised outgoing Chinese Ambassador Li Jinjun for helping to improve relations between Pyongyang and Beijing, state media reported on Thursday, as the envoy left office after seven years in the post. Kim‘s comments were conveyed to Li by Choe …

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BPO Philippines: A shift to higher value services

Since the turn of the century, the outsourcing industry in the Philippines has experienced phenomenal growth as leading companies around the world have taken advantage of the high-quality/high-value BPO services provided by the country. The industry has provided good, well-paying jobs to millions of Filipinos. In addition, it has contributed …

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Safeguard your finances from unforeseen medical expenses with Singlife’s Cash for Medical Costs

Cash for Medical Costs is Singlife’s newest product that protects against unexpected medical costs. When the global pandemic hit, the world’s economy suffered. The Philippines, most especially, was confronted with a strong reduction in its GDP, which is expected to take several years to recover from. This unexpected event set …

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Unionbank to acquire Citi’s consumer banking business in the Philippines

A general view of the Citibank headquarters in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia September 15, 2020. — REUTERS/Lim Huey Teng MANILA – Unionbank of the Philippines said on Thursday it will acquire the consumer banking business of Citigroup Inc. in the Southeast Asian nation, as part of a bid to boost growth …

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