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US-China trade pact, Taal eruption hurt peso, stocks

US-China trade pact, Taal eruption hurt peso, stocksBy Joann Villanueva MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – Risk-off sentiment due to uncertainties of the US-China trade pact and the possible impact of the Taal Volcano eruption to Philippines’ growth and inflation rate weakened both the main equities index and the peso Thursday. Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) … Continue reading

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President Duterte satisfied with Phivolcs response on Taal Volcano's activity

PRRD satisfied with Phivolcs response on Taal Volcano’s activityBy Azer Parrocha MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — President Rodrigo Duterte is satisfied with the warnings issued by the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) about Taal Volcano’s activity, Malacañang said on Thursday. Despite Cavite Rep. Elpidio Barzaga Jr.’s call for a probe into the alleged … Continue reading

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South Korea pledges P10-M to help Pinoys affected by Taal eruption

SoKor pledges P10-M to help Pinoys affected by Taal eruption By Joyce Ann L. Rocamora   MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — The South Korean government has pledged USD200,000 (approximately PHP10 million) in humanitarian assistance to Filipinos affected by the Taal Volcano eruption, a state media said on Thursday. “Through the swift provision of relief goods to … Continue reading

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12 Bambang stores flagged for selling overpriced N95 masks

12 Bambang stores flagged for selling overpriced N95 masks By Azer Parrocha   MANILA (Philippines News Agency)  — At least 12 medical supply stores along Bambang Street in Sta. Cruz, Manila have been slapped with notices of violation for selling overpriced N95 masks, the Department of Trade (DTI) and industry said on Wednesday. DTI Undersecretary Ruth … Continue reading

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Over 11K Batangueños get aid following Taal eruption

Over 11K Batangueños get aid following Taal eruption MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — Following the continuous ashfall and earthquakes brought about by Taal Volcano eruption that forced thousands of Batangueños living near the volcano to evacuate, the Aboitiz Foundation, the corporate social responsibility arm of the Aboitiz Group, together with several Aboitiz business units (BUs) in South … Continue reading

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Reservists rescue Talisay residents during Taal eruption

Reservists rescue Talisay residents during Taal eruption By Christine Cudis  MANILA  (Philippines News Agency) — Around 50 active members of the Army Reserve Command (ARESCOM) heeded the call of duty when residents of in Talisay, Batangas were trapped in their homes during Taal Volcano’s eruption. The reservists came from the 1303rd Community Defense Center, National … Continue reading

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Taal Volcano Eruption: 10K families stay in Calabarzon evacuation camps

10K families stay in Calabarzon evacuation camps By Christine Cudis  MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) reported there are now 10,000 families or 43,681 persons taking temporary shelter in 217 evacuation camps in the Calabarzon Region. Of this number, some 7,929 families are staying in 171 evacuation centers in Batangas; … Continue reading