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Comelec to hold public hearings on barangay polls postponement in Mindanao

MANILA, Philippines — The Commission on Elections will conduct public hearings on whether to postpone or not the Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections in Mindanao set on May 14. The Comelec en banc said that the public hearings will be [...]

January 12, 2018 Business
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PCSO chairman resigns

MANILA, Philippines (Updated 4:20 p.m.) — Malacañang on Friday announced that Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office Chairman Jose Jorge Corpuz, an “invaluable worker in government,” had resigned from his post for health reasons. Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque however clarified that Corpuz is not [...]

January 12, 2018 Business

PH seeks to boost fruit exports to S. Korea

The Philippines on Saturday requested improved market access for its fruit exports to South Korea during the meeting of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations' (ASEAN) Economic Ministers in Manila. Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez made the request to his counterpart, [...]

September 10, 2017 Business, News
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3 Britons in ‘investment scam’ held

Britons in ‘investment scam’ – The National Bureau of Investigation arrested three British nationals, along with 35 local personnel, for allegedly running an investment scam from a Cavite-based company. A press briefing at the NBI headquarters in Manila on Friday [...]

April 9, 2017 Business
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Why Japanese billionaire Okada invested in Philippines

MANILA – Japanese casino tycoon Kazuo Okada said he bought land in the Philippines nearly a decade ago, seeing immense potential in what was then, Asia’s laggard economy.     On Wednesday, Okada soft opened a $2.4-billion plum-hued gaming resort in [...]

December 23, 2016 Business
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Duterte-signed peso bills out next week – BSP

MANILA, Philippines – The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) is set to release the initial batch of banknotes bearing the signature of President Duterte starting next week. BSP Governor Amando Tetangco Jr. said the new generation currency (NGC) bills bearing [...]

December 14, 2016 Business

Cigar makers told to also put graphic health warnings

It’s not just Cigarette makers; even cigar makers were reminded by an anti-smoking group to comply with the impending implementation of the graphic health warning (GWH) Law. “Cigarette makers are also sternly reminded to follow the existing GHW Law as [...]

October 23, 2016 Business, Health, Lifestyle, News, What The Papers Say

High-wire Act

Linesmen of the Davao Light and Power Company stand perilously on cables about 40 feet from the ground as they install power lines on this newly-erected post in Lanang, Davao City in the wee hours of Saturday. The next posts [...]

October 23, 2016 Business, News, What The Papers Say

President Duterte details Scarborough Shoal compromise

Filipinos may soon regain access to the traditional fishing grounds in the disputed South China Sea but with certain limitations following his meeting with the leaders of China, President Rodrigo Duterte announced on Sunday, October 23. The president shared the [...]

October 23, 2016 Business, Headlines, News, Politics, What The Papers Say, World
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TESDA crafts plans for drug dependents

In full support to President Duterte’s campaign promise of curbing illegal drugs, Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) formulates its intervention on drug abuse prevention and post rehabilitation program of drug dependents. This initiative is part of Technical Education [...]

October 18, 2016 Business, Headlines, News, What The Papers Say

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