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PH Fashion Week to promote ‘Compassionate’ Gold

Dubbed ‘Compassionate Gold’, this refers to jewelry and accessories made of gold obtained from the Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining (ASGM) sector through responsible methods that are not harmful to health and the environment; sourced from legal mines; certified mercury-free, child-labor free and ensuring decent working conditions.

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Foundation for Media Alternatives Revisits Comelec Breach of 2016

With two years already having elapsed since the Philippines’ biggest government data breach grabbed hold of global headlines, non-government organization, Foundation for Media Alternatives (FMA),has released a briefing paper providing a summarized account of the events surrounding the infamous hacking incident.

Manila Water desludges 104,170 septic tanks in 2017

Manila Water desludges 104,170 septic tanks in 2017

Ayala-led water utility firm Manila Water has emptied a total of 104,170 septic vaults last year as part of its commitment to further expand the company’s sanitation program in its East Zone concession area.

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2017 Philippine Bar Examination Results

The complete and searchable list of the 1,724 successful examinees for the 2017 Bar examinations held at the University of Santo Tomas (UST) last November, 2017.

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Rare brown bear dies in Italy

An Italian national park was on Friday investigating after a rare brown bear died during a capture operation carried out by biologists.

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General Electric shares rise despite 1Q loss

Slumping industrial conglomerate General Electric won a reprieve on Wall Street Friday after reporting strong results in some divisions even as it suffered a quarterly loss due to a hefty legal charge.

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US fines Wells Fargo $1 bn for mortgage, auto loan violations

Wells Fargo agreed Friday to pay $1 billion in fines over US allegations of bank misconduct that damaged consumers — the largest such penalty so far under the administration of President Donald Trump, who has lambasted the scandal-hit bank.

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Spreading E.coli outbreak prompts US lettuce warning

Romaine lettuce is off the menu of US households and restaurants, health authorities ordered on Friday after a spreading E.coli outbreak infected 53 people in 16 states.

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Police seek Canadian in murder of Amazon indigenous activist

Peruvian officials said Friday they are searching for a Canadian national suspected of murdering an Amazon jungle indigenous leader and rights activist.

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Saudi women’s fitness centre shut over ‘indecent’ video

Saudi sports authorities shut down a female fitness centre in Riyadh Friday over a contentious promotional video that appeared to show a woman in figure-hugging workout attire.