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Amazon pledges $2 billion investment to fight climate change

Jun 24, 2020 - 11:34 AM

The Climate Pledge Fund will back efforts by startups and other firms in multiple sectors to 'facilitate the transition to a zero carbon economy,' Amazon says

AMAZON. This file photo taken on November 28, 2019 shows the Amazon logo at one of the company's centre in Bretigny-sur-Orge on November 28, 2019. File photo by Thomas Samson/AFP

Most Notre-Dame pledges not yet collected – archbishop

May 16, 2019 - 12:00 AM

Donors have pledged about a billion euros ($1.12 billion) but so far 'the greater part of these donations have not yet materialized,' says the Archbishop of Paris Michel Aupetit

DAMAGED. In this file photo, firefighters spray water as they work to extinguish a fire at Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris early on April 16, 2019. File photo by Zakaria Abdelkafi/AFP

Foreign investment pledges dip by 37.9% in Q1 2018

Jun 07, 2018 - 8:40 PM

Foreign investment pledges for the 1st quarter of 2018 stood at P14.2 billion, says the Philippine Statistics Authority

Tech firms sign pledge to refrain from helping cyberattacks

Apr 18, 2018 - 9:59 AM

Brad Smith, president of Microsoft, adds, 'This tech sector accord will help us take a principled path towards more effective steps to work together and defend customers around the world'

Foreign investment pledges down 51.8% in 2017

Feb 22, 2018 - 10:55 PM

A significant 82.8% drop is recorded in the 4th quarter of 2017 alone, according to the Philippine Statistics Authority

SAN ANSELMO, CA - AUGUST 29: In this Photo Illustration, One and five dollar bills are displayed on August 29, 2017 in San Anselmo, California. The dollar fell to a two and a half year low to 91.77 Tuesday following the latest missile launch by North Korea. The U.S. dollar index has slipped over 10% since the inauguration of U.S. President Donald Trump. (Photo Illustration by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

G20 ministers drop anti-protectionist, climate pledges

Mar 18, 2017 - 11:39 PM

Ministers from G20 developed and developing nations fail to spell out a pledge to reject protectionism in a closing statement

FAMILY PHOTO. Participants in the G20 finance ministers' and central bank governors' meeting pose for their family photo in Baden-Baden, southern Germany, on March 17, 2017. Photo by Thomas Kinezle/AFP

#NotOnMyWatch Iloilo: Stop corruption, big or small

Nov 23, 2016 - 9:48 PM

UPDATED This is about restoring the trust and confidence of the general public to the government and the agencies that serve the people says one panelist in Rappler s anti corruption forum in Iloilo

FIGHTING CORRUPTION. JC Alejandro of Kabataan party list, JJ Cordova of the Jaro Archdiocese Social Action Center, and Rex Donasco of the Association of Stall Owners and Transient Vendors share their anti-corruption efforts during the #NotOnMyWatch forum at the PHINMA University of Iloilo on November 19, 2016. Michael Bueza/Rappler

Pledging unity in diversity: 88 years later

Oct 28, 2016 - 4:38 PM

Today what does ‘unity in diversity’ mean in a country with a population of 260 million rich with culture traditions and beliefs? Discrimination and intolerance exists because it is being allowed to exist

UNITY. Indonesian students and military personnel look at a giant Indonesian national flag hoisted on the National Monument, locally known as Monas, during a flag raising ceremony in Jakarta, Indonesia, 19 December 2014. EPA/MAST IRHAM

#NotOnMyWatch: Pledge to fight corruption

Aug 10, 2016 - 3:45 PM

Join the movement by using NotOnMyWatch on social media

NBA legend Jordan speaks out, condemns US gun violence

Jul 26, 2016 - 11:12 AM

Michael Jordan pledges 2 million toward efforts to build trust

SPEAKING OUT. NBA great Michael Jordan, seen in this 2015 file photo, is speaking out on the gun violence heightening racial tensions in America, pledging millions of dollars in pursuit of a solution. ALAIN JOCARD / AFP

#PanatangMakabayan: Are you ready to pledge for change?

Jun 30, 2016 - 3:31 PM

How can you contribute to help the Philippines’ new administration in achieving the change for our nation?

Duterte on Robredo, PH journalists, EU on hate speech | 12PM wRap

Jun 01, 2016 - 1:02 PM

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PH to revise UN climate pledges to align with 1.5-degree target

May 21, 2016 - 2:01 PM

The Philippines current commitments include 70 carbon mitigation by 2030 All of these commitments however are conditional

Photo by Renee Karunungan

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Oct 02, 2015 - 7:36 PM

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SEC flags 4 firms on unauthorized investment offers

May 22, 2015 - 6:42 PM

The SEC warns the public against 2 firms luring investors with hefty returns and 2 foundations promising up to a P1 billion award in the form of Central Bank of the Philippines checkbooks

Ban Ki-Moon: US-China targets boost Paris climate deal

Nov 12, 2014 - 7:47 PM

The UN chief says the world s two biggest polluters have demonstrated the leadership that the world expects of them

Ebola aid pledges far short of $1B needed – UN

Oct 11, 2014 - 10:03 AM

United Nation s Ebola coordinator David Nabarro says the number of cases is doubling every 3 to 4 weeks and that a much greater effort is needed to beat back the deadly epidemic

MORE DEATHS. A photograph made available on October 10, 2014 shows a Liberian burial squad carry the body of an Ebola victim in Marshall, Margini county, Liberia, 25 September 2014. Photo by Ahmed Jallanzo/EPA

Project Agos Launch: Making #ZeroCasualty a reality

Oct 02, 2014 - 12:15 PM

What will you do to help make zero casualty a reality in the country? Submit your pledge now

Philippines gets 135% of Yolanda cash pledges

May 13, 2014 - 9:36 AM

But Tacloban Mayor Alfred Romualdez questions the conditions for towns and cities to receive these foreign donations

EXPERT CARE. A Canadian medic checks on a child in an evacuation center outside of Roxas City, Capiz. Photo from the Canadian Embassy in Manila.

Gov't to improve foreign aid tracking site

Mar 10, 2014 - 6:45 PM

The updated version aims not just to track aid received by the government but also to show where the money from multilateral organizations goes

Syria: UN seeks $6.5B for 'worst humanitarian crisis'

Jan 13, 2014 - 9:10 PM

Around 10 5 million Syrians are food insecure or severely food insecure Over a million children under 5 suffer from acute or severe malnutrition

ESCAPING VIOLENCE. Residents of the industrial city of Adra, northeast of Damascus, helping an elderly man as they evacuate the area due to fighting between government troops and opposition forces. Photo by AFP/SANA/HO

Syria aid pledges exceed $1.5 billion target

Jan 30, 2013 - 11:31 PM

The initial aim was raising about 1 5 billion to provide aid to around five million people affected by Syria s 22 month conflict

HUMANITARIAN CRISIS. The Syrian flag flutters above Damascus on September 20, 2012. AFP PHOTO/LOUAI BESHARA

Donors pledge $1-B as UN chief says Syria 'catastrophic'

Jan 30, 2013 - 8:36 PM

International donors at a Kuwait conference Wednesday January 30 pledged almost 1 billion in aid for stricken Syrians as UN chief Ban Ki moon warned of a catastrophic situation in their war torn country

Jan-June total investment pledges down 23.2% - NSCB

Sep 20, 2012 - 2:32 PM

Local and foreign investment pledges down by 23 2 in the January to June period says NSCB

Zuckerberg pledge boosts Facebook shares

Sep 05, 2012 - 10:36 PM

After sinking to a new low on Tuesday of 17 55 less than half the May IPO price of 38 Facebook rebounded after a new company filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission said Zuckerberg would not sell any of his 500 million shares at least for another year