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Russia may have understated deaths from Covid

Russia released new figures this week showing it had nearly 230,000 extra deaths through November compared with the same period in 2019, indicating the...

Digital signatures can now be used by govt agencies, LGUs

The Anti-Red Tape Authority (ARTA) and Commission on Audit (CoA) have given the go-signal to government agencies and local government units (LGUs) to use...

Amazon rainforest could disappear by 2064

The world's largest rainforest ecosystem, the Amazon, will collapse and largely become a dry, scrubby plain by 2064 because of climate change and deforestation,...

UK planning tougher measures as Covid cases rise

British officials are considering tougher restrictions for the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) as the number of hospitalized Covid-19 patients surpasses the first peak of...

December inflation seen ranging at 2.9-3.7 percent

The rate of price increases for December 2020 is seen to remain manageable, with the range seen between 2.9 and 3.7 percent, Bangko Sentral...

Biden warns of Trump officials’ ‘roadblocks’ to transition

US President-elect Joe Biden is warning of massive damage done to the national security apparatus by the Trump administration and “roadblocks” in communication between...

Duterte names 9 lawmakers allegedly involved in corruption

After initially refusing to name lawmakers who allegedly demanded kickbacks from project contractors, President Rodrigo R. Duterte on Monday night finally bared their names. Duterte...

Extreme weather events cost billions in dollars in damages in 2020

A new report released on Monday on the cost of climate change-driven extreme weather said 10 of 2020's most expensive events caused more than $140 billion...

Makati exceeds 2020 revenue target despite Covid pandemic

The local government of Makati on Monday said it has surpassed the city's 2020 revenue target despite the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic. Mayor Abby Binay said...

UK Covid cases surge as new variant blamed

British hospitals are canceling non-urgent procedures and scrambling to find space for patients of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) as coronavirus cases continue to surge despite tough...
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