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Facebook parent Meta to stop paying Australian news media

Published Mar 01, '24 by  The Manila Times logo The Manila Times

SYDNEY, Australia: Facebook parent Meta announced Friday it would no longer pay Australian media companies for news, prompting a government warning that the firm was in 'dereliction' of past promises.

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'Catch-Up Friday' materials not for sale — DepEd

Published Mar 01, '24 by  The Manila Times logo The Manila Times

MANILA, Philippines: The Department of Education (DepEd) said on Friday that learning materials under the department's Catch-Up Fridays are not for sale and urged the public to report any such transaction.

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P3.72-B smuggled vapes seized in Malabon, Paranaque

Published Mar 01, '24 by  The Manila Times logo The Manila Times

MANILA, Philippines: Some P3.72 billion worth of smuggled vapes were seized by intelligence operatives of the Bureau of Customs (BoC) following a raid in several warehouses in the cities of Malabon and Paranaque.

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Lawyer disbarred for misrepresenting position at Customs

Published Mar 01, '24 by  The Manila Times logo The Manila Times

MANILA, Philippines: The Supreme Court (SC) ordered the disbarment of a lawyer who falsely represented his position as a Bureau of Customs (BoC) director authorized to sell vehicles that have been seized by the agency.

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Marcos: Australia remains one of PH's closest friends

Published Mar 01, '24 by  The Manila Times logo The Manila Times

MANILA, Philippines: President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. said his two-day visit to Canberra was a 'significant step' in elevating the country's relations with Australia, 'one of our closest friends' in maintaining regional peace amid the present complexities in global geopolitics.

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First storm likely to hit PH in March, to be named 'Aghon'

Published Mar 01, '24 by  The Manila Times logo The Manila Times

MANILA, Philippines: The first storm would likely enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) this March and would be named 'Aghon,' the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said on Friday.

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'We will not yield'

Published Feb 29, '24 by  The Manila Times logo The Manila Times

(UPDATE) PRESIDENT Ferdinand Marcos Jr. on Thursday sought the support of Australia and other allies in its maritime disputes with China, saying the Philippines is on the frontline against actions that undermine peace and stability in the region. However, he vowed that the country will not yield.

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Marcos' visit to Germany to boost defense ties

Published Feb 29, '24 by  The Manila Times logo The Manila Times

PRESIDENT Ferdinand Marcos Jr.'s visit to Germany from March 11 to 13 is expected to further strengthen defense cooperation between Manila and Berlin in the face of China's assertiveness in the West Philippine Sea, Consul General Maria Yvette 'Ivy' Banzon-Abalos of the Philippine Consulate General in Frankfurt said Thursday.

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2nd bidding for online voting and counting system set

Published Feb 29, '24 by  The Manila Times logo The Manila Times

THE Commission on Elections (Comelec) has set the second round of bidding for the P465.8-million Online Voting and Counting System (OVCS), which will enable overseas Filipinos to cast their votes online for the first time in the 2025 midterm polls.

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