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Airlines require face shields for all travelers

Miguel R. Camus 08/08/2020

Local airlines are requiring passengers to wear face shields during the flight in line with directives issued by the Philippine government amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Cebu Pacific said in a statement face shields must be worn “during…

Stock index up 0.4 in thin trade

Miguel R. Camus 05/22/2020

The benchmark Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) rose on Thursday while equities around the region were mixed ahead of a crucial jobs report in the United States. By the closing bell, the PSEi was up 0.4 percent,…

PH internet deal with Facebook a go by September 2020 — DICT

Miguel R. Camus 05/18/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine government’s massive internet deal with social media giant Facebook is pushing through after being entangled in geopolitical tensions between the United States and China. Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) undersecretary Eliseo…

ABS-CBN vows comeback after being shut down by government

Miguel R. Camus, Patricia Denise M. Chiu 05/06/2020

  MANILA, Philippines — ABS-CBN shut down on Tuesday evening its radio and television operations nationwide in compliance with an order from the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC), which had turned its back on a commitment it made…

PH gov’t to launch contact tracing app for COVID-19 cases

Miguel R. Camus 04/06/2020

MANILA — The Philippine government is beginning the testing of a new contact tracing smartphone app to aid its fight against the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19). National Privacy Commission (NPC) chair Raymund Liboro told the Inquirer Sunday…

DICT pushes for telecommuting in gov’t offices

Miguel R. Camus 03/20/2020

The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) wants alternative work arrangements for government employees amid moves to contain the spread of the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The DICT is proposing that the Civil Service Commission (CSC)…

Japan’s ANA not leaving struggling PAL

Miguel R. Camus 03/05/2020

Japan’s ANA Holdings Inc. is standing by billionaire Lucio Tan’s Philippines Airlines (PAL) as the flag carrier announced a sweeping business restructu­ring program last week in the wake of record financial losses in 2019. ANA Holdings, owner…

PAL Holdings president Lucio ‘Bong’ Tan Jr. dies

Miguel R. Camus 11/11/2019

MANILA, Philippines — Lucio Tan Jr., president of airline operator PAL Holdings Inc., has died Monday, his sister Vivienne Tan said in a statement. He was 53. No cause of death was cited but Bong, as he was…

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