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11 hrs ago | ABS-CBN News
MANILA, Philippines Robinsons Retail Holdings Inc., through its wholly-owned subsidiary Robinsons Gourmet Food and Beverage, Inc., is bringing European coffee brand Costa Coffee to the Philippines. Robinsons Retail said it recently signed an international distribution agreement for the supply of Costa Coffee beans and operations of Costa Coffee shops in the country.
14 hrs ago | ABS-CBN News
MANILA, Philippines All transmission lines and power substations in Northern Luzon affected by Typhoon "Luis" have been repaired as of Monday afternoon, the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines said. "As of 3:49 p.m. today, September 15, 2014, all transmission and sub-transmission lines and substations of NGCP in North Luzon affected by Typhoon Luis have been operating under normal conditions," NGCP said in a statement.
MANILA, Philippines - The efforts of the government to refund over P7 billion excess charges to mobile subscribers suffered another setback after another division of the Court of Appeals issued a temporary retraining order against the National Telecommunications Commission . This time Ayala-led Globe Telecom Inc. got a favorable decision from the 16th Division of the appellate court that issued a 60-day TRO on Sept.
MANILA, Philippines - The government is set to lay down the migration plan to shift to the digital terrestrial television within a period of three years to five years, the National Telecommunications Commission said. NTC commissioner Gamaliel Cordoba said the migration plan would immediately be drafted after the adoption of a memorandum circular containing the implementing rules and regulations on the DTT transition.
The MV Maharlika 2 is pictured while undergoing repairs near Lipata Port in Surigao city in southern Philippines in this December 17, 2013 file photo. The ferry, MV Maharlika 2, with at least 84 passengers and crew onboard sank on September 13, 2014 off the coast of central Philippines after a mechanical problem, and authorities said they were searching for at least 21 passengers who were still missing.
A church-run radio station in the Philippines is distributing life-size cardboard cutouts of the pope to generate "papal fever" among selfie-loving Filipinos before the pope's visit in January. At the SM Mall of Asia, students, families and other shoppers on Wednesday snapped pictures of themselves beside the papal standee.
MANILA, Philippines Getting health and accident insurance isn't very popular in the country because most Filipinos do not prioritize preparing for illnesses or accidents. But Jenny del Mundo, agency fundamental head at Sun Life Financial, said being insured is the most practical way to prepare for unforeseen incidents.
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MANILA, Philippines Free messaging app Viber is now allowing users to make video calls on both desktop and mobile in its latest version. New features and enhancements come with Viber 5.0 for Android and iOS, and new versions of its desktop application for Windows, Windows 8 and OS X. "Now that you can make video calls from your phone as well as on your PC and Mac, you can always talk in the way that's most convenient for you, wherever you happen to be," he added.
MANILA, Philippines Amanda Battad started selling fish when she was in third grade, not knowing that someday, it will make her a millionaire. Battad grew up from a poor family in Balanga, Bataan, and was forced to help her mother sell smoked and dried fish when she isn't in school.
PRLog - Sep. 12, 2014 - NEW YORK -- Award winning actor, writer, director, and producer Matt Copko is receiving great reviews for his starring role in the soon to be released feature film Werewolf Rising . Copko is dangerously beguiling as Johnny Lee, an escaped con who returns to his old stomping grounds and angles his way into the life of Emma, a city girl seeking refuge in the country.
A local health worker administers a vaccine to a baby at a local health center at the financial district of Makati, east of Manila, Philippines, Friday, Sept. 12, 2014.
MANILA, Philippines China on Friday warned its citizens not to travel to the Philippines after a Chinese teenager who worked in a family-run store was kidnapped. The Chinese Foreign Ministry also said it was worried because of plots confirmed by the police in the Philippines that criminal groups planned to attack the Chinese embassy, Chinese companies and public venues such as malls.
Manila, Philippines, Sep 11, 2014 / 06:04 pm .- The bishops of the Philippines have appealed their faithful to join in a national day of prayer in solidarity with persecuted Christians, especially those suffering in Iraq and Syria under the Islamic State. During a Sept.
MANILA, Philippines While the Department of Trade and Industry has yet to release a list of suggested retail prices in anticipation of the Christmas season, Trade Secretary Gregory Domingo said that prices of goods might go up. However, Domingo downplayed the possible effects of the port congestion problem on prices of goods, saying things are going back to normal.
Updated: Mon Sep 15, 2014 08:36 am
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