By Vann Marlo M. Villegas and Kyle Aristophere T. Atienza, Reporters PHILIPPINE health authorities on Tuesday said a least two people have tested positive for the coronavirus variant first detected in India, a day after the World Health Organization (WHO) classified it as a variant of concern. One was a 37-year-old migrant Filipino from Oman, while the other is a ...

THE PHILIPPINES did not lose new territories to China during the term of President Rodrigo R. Duterte, pursuant to an agreement between the two to keep the status quo, according to the presidential palace. China did not reclaim islands, reefs and other sea features under Mr. Duterte’s leadership, his spokesperson Herminio L. Roque, Jr. told a televised news briefing on ...

(Part 3) In a trail blazing paper by Dr. Jordi Canals, former Dean of one of the top business schools in the world, the IESE Business School in Barcelona, Spain and now IESE Foundation Professor of Corporate Governance, a new notion in contemporary management and corporate governance is amply explained. This notion is called “purpose” and is distinguished from the ...

States have continued to prioritize the implementation of various mitigation measures to recover from the setbacks caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Emerging economies, including those that are in dire need of capital, have become more reliant on foreign investments to generate jobs, support key industries, and accelerate economic growth. By allowing the transfer of technology and capital from developed countries, ...

“YEAH, it’s a hustle.” And with that, Elon Musk as host of Saturday Night Live brought down the value of Dogecoin by 35% and cemented it firmly in the minds of millions more retail investors, forcing us all to wait and see whether such pessimism will be their final verdict. That’s because Doge isn’t just any financial asset, and Musk ...

The value-added tax (VAT) is only imposed if the goods or services are “destined” for local consumption. There is no VAT when they are meant for consumption abroad. Our system follows the so-called destination principle insulating exporters and export-oriented enterprises from paying VAT on their local purchases. Prior to the Corporate Recovery and Tax Incentives for Enterprises (CREATE) law, case ...

SM Foundation (SMFI) and Brownies Unlimited highlighted the importance of establishing and sustaining a social good collaboration in order to reach more COVID-19 frontliners during this difficult time. Through this partnership, a total of 210 boxes, and still counting, of assorted brownies have been delivered to various hospitals since April 2021. Brownies Unlimited Assistant HR Manager Lyn Arciaga said, “Our ...

Waitrose is closing the same-day grocery service it launched less than two years ago after striking a deal with Deliveroo. The grocer is shutting Waitrose Rapid at the end of the month but customers will be able to receive orders quickly through its partnership with the food delivery company. Waitrose launched the Rapid service in 2019, guaranteeing to send orders ...

Hotel Chocolat has become the latest company to pledge to repay millions of pounds of furlough money after a strong performance this year. The luxury chocolatiers yesterday promised to giving back £3.1 million from the coronavirus job retention scheme as it reported that trading for the current year to June was “significantly ahead of expectations”. Angus Thirlwell, chief executive, said ...

RUSSELL Westbrook broke Oscar Robertson's National Basketball Association record for career triple-doubles with his 182nd on Monday. -- WASHINGTON WIZARDS FB PAGE RUSSELL Westbrook broke Oscar Robertson's National Basketball Association (NBA) record for career triple-doubles with his 182nd on Monday. Westbrook grabbed his 10th rebound of the night with 8:30 remaining in the fourth quarter as his Washington Wizards battled ...

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