THE SECURITIES and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) Davao office has warned the public against unlicensed six investment entities, two of which have local offices while the rest are operating online. In a statement Monday, the local SEC office identified the “entities soliciting investments from the public without the necessary licenses” as: G-Harvest,   Inc./Great Harvest, Inc., Massdrop Marketing and Franchising OPC, ...

THE SENATE is not prioritizing the measure providing a 3rd stimulus package for the government’s coronavirus response or the Bayanihan III before session adjourns this week, Senate President Vicente C. Sotto III said on Monday. The Palace also maintained that the proposed third Bayanihan law is not necessary for now, saying the government should allow the 2021 national budget and ...

THE JAPAN International Cooperation Agency (JICA) extended P16 million worth of tools and equipment to the state-owned Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM) to improve data management and telemedicine services amid a coronavirus pandemic, it said in a press release on Monday. JICA, the international development arm of the Japanese government, said it provided laptops, desktops and other tools to ...

JUSTICE Secretary Menardo I. Guevarra on Monday said he has signed the new guidelines for arresting health protocol violators and it is now up for signature by the Interior department and the police before implementation. He noted that “the joint memorandum circular is just a formal reiteration and consolidation of these existing guidelines,” referring to earlier rules issued by different ...

SENATE President Vicente C. Sotto III on Monday said he is considering running for vice president in the 2022 national elections. “I am still thinking about it. Like for example, the Office of the Vice President is something else… I have to admit that I am thinking about it, unlike the other politicians who say they are not running but ...

A Star Ferry boat crosses Victoria Harbour in front of a skyline of buildings during sunset. Hong Kong, China June 29, 2020. — REUTERS/TYRONE SIU HONG KONG (HK) is allowing vaccinated directors and senior executives of major listed companies to travel globally more easily, in a significant relaxation of its onerous border curbs that’s drawing backlash from the wider population ...

SAO PAULO — Serrana, a city in southeastern Brazilian state of Sao Paulo, has seen a 95% drop in coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) deaths after it concluded vaccination of almost all adults, TV Globo reported on Sunday. With 45,000 inhabitants Serrana is a healthy oasis in Brazil, which has the world’s second deadliest outbreak with more than 461,000 deaths so ...

SHANGHAI — China on Monday reported a sudden surge in coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) infections in the country’s south, with 18 new local cases on May 30 in the city of Guangzhou, causing a flurry of flight cancellation. Of the 27 new coronavirus cases reported by the national health authority in its daily updates, only 7 infections were imported, with ...

By Michael Angelo S. Murillo, Senior Reporter THIRTY-eight-year-old Nonito “The Filipino Flash” Donaire is a world champion once again after reclaiming the World Boxing Council (WBC) bantamweight title on Sunday, which a local fight analyst credits to the boxer’s ability to reinvent himself throughout the years. Filipino-American Donaire, who was born in Bohol, ascended to the WBC bantamweight division top ...

FILIPINO tennis ace Alex Eala begins her French Open junior tournament campaign this coming weekend as the second seed. In the latest rankings released by the International Tennis Federation, 16-year-old Eala, the world’s number three junior player, will be playing as the second seed in the Roland Garros Junior Championships from June 6 to 12. The Rafa Nadal Academy scholar ...

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