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Duterte picks OP's Michael Pastores Ong as new appeals court justice

Philippines Star - Sun, 2022-10-09 10:42
President Rodrigo Duterte has appointed an official of the Office of the President as the new Court of Appeals associate justice.
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How coronavirus sneaked into Kiribati – one of last Covid-free places on the planet

SCMP Asian News - 44 min 58 sec ago
When the coronavirus began spreading around the world, the remote Pacific archipelago of Kiribati closed its borders, ensuring the disease didn’t reach its shores for nearly two full years.Kiribati finally began reopening this month, allowing the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to charter a plane to bring home 54 of the island nation’s citizens.Many of those aboard were missionaries who had left Kiribati before the border closure to spread the faith abroad for what is commonly known…
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Comelec says polls secured as cybersecurity center flags Smartmatic ‘breach’

Philippines Star - 1 hour 16 min ago
The Commission on Elections assured lawmakers on Friday that the polls are still secured even as the government’s cybersecurity center flagged a “breach” of the systems of Smartmatic, the company that has bagged the most contracts with the poll body.
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Philippines sets new COVID-19 rules for arriving travelers

Philippines Star - 1 hour 27 min ago
Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles said the Philippines suspended the current “green-yellow-red list” system, which is used to classify countries, territories and jurisdictions based on their risk levels. 
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President Halimah Yacob to visit China for opening of Winter Olympics

Straits Times Asian News - 1 hour 44 min ago
January 28, 2022 3:01 PM

BEIJING - Singapore President Halimah Yacob will be among dignitaries visiting China next week to attend the Winter Olympics opening ceremony, China's foreign ministry said in a statement on Friday (Jan 28).

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Savoy Hotel Mactan rolls out delightful offerings

Cebu Sun.Star - 1 hour 45 min ago
SAVOY Hotel Mactan remains open for business travelers and family vacationers as it continues its mission to provide a safer environment and utmost excellence in welcoming guests with warm hospitality and a heart of service.

Driven by its commitment to serve guests with the highest standards of health and safety measure, the hotel has created memorable stays for more than 100,085 room nights and have been compliant with all the local guidelines since the opening.

Savoy Café, the all-day dining restaurant of Savoy Hotel Mactan, features a series of food and beverage offerings available daily.

"Weekday Feast"

Palates will be enlivened as Savoy Hotel Mactan's innovative culinary team headed by executive chef June Fernandez showcases its expertise, bringing a sumptuous gastronomic experience through its signature dishes at Savoy Cafe. To make it even more special, the hotel is offering a 20 percent discount on all a la carte selections every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 12 to 5 p.m. starting February.

"Working at your Comfort"

Guests can find the best spot to work at their comfort with unlimited coffee paired with their favorite pastry or sandwich for P300 net per person at The Lobby Lounge. This offer includes free internet access and can be availed of on all Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12 to 5 p.m. only.

"Batalla Splash"

The crowd favorite splash is back with Savoy Hotel Mactan's signature feast, the Batalla De Mactan. It serves a drool-worthy array of fresh yet nostalgic Filipino favorites to complete one's staycation. This package also includes a whole-day use of the swimming pool good for four to five persons for P2,500 net.

"Flash Sale"

Savoy Hotel Mactan is treating guests on pay day with its flash sale. One can get 50 percent off the hotel's bar rates every 15th and 30th of the month with stay dates valid for one month upon purchase. This promo is bookable via website using the promo code FLASHSALE.

For more information, one may contact the hotel through 032 494 4000 / +63 917 854 0739/ +63 (917) 868 6746 or email it at One may also follow its social media pages (Facebook, Instagram, YouTube) at Savoy Hotel Mactan Newtown | Facebook / @savoymactannewtown / Savoy Hotel Mactan Newtown. (Sponsored Content)
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South Korea ruling party candidate seeks to outdo Moon with North Korea nuclear talks

Straits Times Asian News - 2 hours 14 min ago
January 28, 2022 2:30 PM

Among other things, the aim is to overcome previous failures in bridging North Korea and the US.

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Malaysia floods caused nearly $2 billion in losses

Straits Times Asian News - 2 hours 26 min ago
January 28, 2022 2:18 PM

Selangor was the worst hit overall, with about half of Malaysia's losses recorded in the state.

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'Whack-a-mole': Experts call Hong Kong's zero-Covid policy unsustainable

Straits Times Asian News - 2 hours 40 min ago
January 28, 2022 2:05 PM

Doctors say the restrictions are taking an increasingly heavy toll on residents' mental health.

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Russia's Australia envoy slams 'comic book' Ukraine coverage

Straits Times Asian News - 2 hours 41 min ago
January 28, 2022 2:04 PM

He dismissed concerns over the buildup of more than 100,000 Russian troops on Ukraine's border.

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Isko to make DICT 'powerful' to address porn if elected as president

Philippines Star - 2 hours 41 min ago
In an interview with television host Boy Abunda, Moreno said he will make social media sites responsible for allowing improper behavior on their platforms.
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Taiwan President Tsai expresses 'empathy' for Ukraine's situation

Straits Times Asian News - 2 hours 49 min ago
January 28, 2022 1:56 PM

Taiwan has complained of repeated Chinese military activity near it over the past two years.

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A new global health funded needed: Jakarta Post

Straits Times Asian News - 2 hours 55 min ago
January 28, 2022 1:50 PM

The paper says the global health system needs to be strengthened to ensure its effectiveness in mitigating a crisis anytime it strikes.

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Plight of the anti-vaxxer: Statesman contributor

Straits Times Asian News - 2 hours 55 min ago
January 28, 2022 1:50 PM

The writer says a Covid-19 vaccine certificate is akin to a passport in today's world, and an open sesame mantra to access a range of social and state facilities .

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China Unicom says no 'justifiable grounds' for US ban

Straits Times Asian News - 2 hours 57 min ago
January 28, 2022 1:48 PM

The regulator said the company was 'subject to exploitation, influence, and control by the Chinese government'.

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Interim Market stalls in Carbon now open

Cebu Sun.Star - 2 hours 59 min ago
THE opening and blessing of Interim Market stalls at the Unit 2 of Carbon Public Market and the Sto. Niño chapel near the Cebu City Hall were held Friday, January 28,


The newly-finished facilities were built under the Carbon Market Modernization Project between the Cebu City government and Megawide Construction to

accommodate the vendors from the Freedom Park and Warwick Barracks.

To recall, stall owners doing business at the Carbon Public Market were given certificates of award that would allow them to sell their products at the Unit 2

building in Barangay Ermita.

Around 161 certificates of award were given to the stall owners by the city government and Megawide Construction during a formal ceremony July last year.

Irvin Cabales, Cebu City Market administrator, said majority of those who received the certificates were flower vendors from Freedom Park and Warwick


The stalls, which are five meters long, will be used by the vendors free of charge, except for the daily arkabala or excise tax that the city government is going to

collect, Louie Ferrer, Megawide’s Infrastructure Development Division executive director, earlier said. (TPT)
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Australia suffers deadliest day of pandemic, expands booster eligibility

Straits Times Asian News - 3 hours 7 min ago
January 28, 2022 1:38 PM

Steady hospitalisation rates in recent days have raised hopes that worst could be over.

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Australia pledges $955m for Great Barrier Reef, but climate change threat looms

Straits Times Asian News - 3 hours 13 min ago
January 28, 2022 1:32 PM

SINGAPORE - The Australian government has pledged an additional A$1 billion (S$955 million) to protect the health of the Great Barrier Reef, but some scientists say this will do nothing to reduce the main risk to its future: climate change.

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Coronavirus: Singapore foreign workforce grows first time since pandemic; Australia sees deadliest day

SCMP Asian News - 3 hours 22 min ago
Singapore’s non-resident workforce expanded for the first time in two years last quarter, driven by an increase in the construction sector after some border restrictions were eased.That helped push total employment up by 47,400 in the quarter, the Ministry of Manpower said on Friday, as a pickup in local resident hires also gained pace driven by seasonal hiring in the service and retail sectors and growing demand in areas like IT and financial services.For December, the seasonally-adjusted…
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Covid-19 third wave takes hold in Indonesia's capital Jakarta

Straits Times Asian News - 3 hours 26 min ago
January 28, 2022 1:19 PM

The Omicron variant is believed to have driven a surge in cases and hospitalisation.

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