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  • Duterte to address ASEAN’s well-being in Singapore Summit
    President Duterte is set to discuss issues that affect the well-being of people in the Southeast Asian region during the 32nd Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit in Singapore next week. ... more
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  • PH’s relationship with China does not start or end with So...
    National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon Jr. said that the country's relationship with China does not start and end with the issue on South China Sea or West Philippine Sea. ... more
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  • BIR instructs regional and district directors to intensify i...
    The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) has instructed its regional directors and district officers to continue and intensify the inspection of businesses nationwide to flush out colorum operations and determine if the registered enterprises are tax-compliant. ... more
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  • Files show rising alarm in Prince’s circle as health faile...
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Some of Prince's closest confidants had grown increasingly alarmed about his health in the days before he died and tried to get him help as they realized he had an opioid addiction — yet none were able to give investigators the insight they needed to determine where… ... more
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  • Hemophilia advocates express support for bill seeking creati...
    A group of Filipino hemophilia advocates have expressed their support to the passage of a measure seeking government funding and the establishment of treatment centers for persons with bleeding disorders nationwide. ... more
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  • Bishop calls on Barangay, SK candidates to be ‘good sh...
    A Catholic Church leader has called on Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan candidates “to be good shepherds� if and when elected during the Barangay and SK polls on May 14. ... more
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  • Saudi Arabia unveils first new cinema with ‘Black Panther...
    Saudi Arabia on Wednesday unveiled its first cinema in over 35 years with a private screening of the blockbuster "Black Panther", the first in a series of trial runs before movie theaters open to the wider public. ... more
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  • EU Parliament has crossed the red line – Cayetano
    By Roy C. Mabasa Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano said yesterday the European Union (EU) Parliament has “crossed the red lineâ€� with its “unwarranted and uncalled for actionsâ€� against the Philippines that already constitutes interference in the country’s internal affairs. “The European Parliament has crossed a red line when… ... more
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  • Schrock stars as Ceres blanks archrival Global
    Stephan Schrock scored a sensational volley late in the first half to highlight defending champion Ceres-Negros' 2-0 victory over archrival Global-Cebu in their Philippines Football League match Wednesday at the Rizal Memorial Stadium. ... more
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  • Not all OFWs in Kuwait have sad stories
    Manila/Kuwait– The Philippine government is intensifying efforts to locate and rescue distressed Filipino household workers in Kuwait, going as far as knocking on doors to find them. ... more
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  • Duque, Garin face raps over Dengvaxia death
    A criminal complaint was filed Thursday against Health Secretary Francisco Duque III and 37 others, including former Health secretary Janette Garin over the death of another child who received the anti-dengue vaccine Dengvaxia. ... more
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  • Alden in the key of daring
    JUST A THOUGHT: ‘The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today.’ – H. Jackson Brown Jr. ... more
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  • SC to decide Sereno’s fate next month – Carpio
    The Supreme Court (SC) is expected to hand down next month its decision on the quo warranto petition that sought the disqualification and ouster of Chief Justice-on-leave Maria Lourdes P. A. Sereno as head of the judiciary. ... more
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  • Don’t rush 3rd telco player selection — Doming...
    Finance Secretary Carlos G. Dominguez III warned yesterday against rushing the entry of a third telecommunications player in the Philippines. ... more
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  • Gabby Lopez turns over leadership to cousin
    Eugenio “Gabby� Lopez III has been elected Chairman Emeritus of ABS-CBN Corporation after stepping down as Chairman of in favor of cousin Martin “Mark� Lopez, the son of Ambassador Manuel Lopez. ... more
    MB |Biz15 hours ago
  • PLDT, Smart cited for pioneering cloud solution
    PLDT and its wireless subsidiary Smart were recently cited as the first companies to deploy Anaplan’s cloud solution financial system in the Philippines – a feat for both companies as they were able to implement it in record-time of two and a half months. ... more
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  • PH businesses to enhance customer experience via tech commun...
    The drive to digital information has made Philippine businesses see the importance of utilizing communication tools and technologies in enhancing their customers’ experience, leading digital communications company Avaya Holding Corp. revealed. ... more
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  • $1.1-B net foreign portfolio investments posted in March
    The central bank yesterday reported that in March, net foreign portfolio investments – also known as hot money – amounted to a net inflow of $1.1 billion. ... more
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  • FOBAP welcomes efforts to revive garments sector
    Key players are supporting government efforts to revive the local garments industry, as they hope to improve their position in export markets, said a leader of a group of foreign buyers' representatives in the Philippines. ... more
    MB |Biz15 hours ago
  • No concrete plans yet to execute what Duterte wants for rice...
    When it comes to rice situation, President Rodrigo Duterte wants to have things done quickly. ... more
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  • AXA Philippines posts record growth in premium income
    AXA Philippines, one of the country’s leading insurance companies, reported that it posted a growth in Total Premium Income (TPI) of 22%, ending 2017 with more than P26 billion. ... more
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  • Gov’t plans 8 major bridges to link Visayas and Luzon
    As part of the Duterte administration’s massive infrastructure buildup, the government plans to build eight major bridges linking the islands of the Visayas and Luzon, the Department of Finance (DOF) said yesterday. ... more
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  • DTI recommends SRP on comm’l rice
    The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) is recommending the implementation of a suggested retail price (SRP) on well-milled commercial rice from private traders, which is now selling at R39 per kilo, to provide an option for buyers of better but affordable supply on top of the NFA rice. ... more
    MB |Biz15 hours ago
  • Facebook alternatives?
    If you have been following me on Twitter, Medium, and, of course, here, you know that I have deleted my Facebook account last year. ... more
    MB |Tech15 hours ago
  • RFM posts P211-M income in first quarter
    Food and beverage company RFM Corporation reported a 6.6 percent improvement in net income to P211 million during the first quarter of 2018 from P198 million in the same period last year. ... more
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  • Globe strengthens campaign to fight piracy
    To educate and remind Filipinos of their responsibilities as movie enthusiasts, Globe Telecom is strongly leading efforts through its #PlayItRight advocacy that endeavors to convince Filipinos to watch movies they love the right and legal way. ... more
    MB |Tech15 hours ago
  • Epson sales subsidiary in Vietnam
    Seiko Epson Corporation and Epson Singapore Pte. Ltd. recently announced the opening of its new sales subsidiary and office in Vietnam. ... more
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  • CitySavings on digitization trends in banking and financial ...
    City Savings Bank (CitySavings) co-presented the recently concluded Philippine Financial Summit (PFS) – Cebu Chapter organized by the University of the Philippines - Junior Finance Association (UP - JFA). ... more
    MB |Tech15 hours ago
  • Pimentel warns SC on quo warranto petition
    Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III warned that the Supreme Court (SC) might "circumvent" the law should it favor the quo warranto petition and oust Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno. ... more
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  • Pimentel warns SC on quo warranto petition
    Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III warned that the Supreme Court (SC) might "circumvent" the law should it favor the quo warranto petition and oust Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno. ... more
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  • Dela Rosa is now BuCor head
    President Duterte has designated former Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Ronald Dela Rosa as the new head of the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) following a "successful" tour of duty in the police force. ... more
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  • Dela Rosa is now BuCor head
    President Duterte has designated former Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Ronald Dela Rosa as the new head of the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) following a "successful" tour of duty in the police force. ... more
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  • EU seeks clarification from PH gov’t over Socialist Party ...
    European Union (EU) Ambassador to the Philippines Franz Jessen on Thursday said they are seeking clarification from the Philippine government regarding the recent deportation of a Socialist Party official. ... more
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  • EU seeks clarification from PH gov’t over Socialist Party ...
    European Union (EU) Ambassador to the Philippines Franz Jessen on Thursday said they are seeking clarification from the Philippine government regarding the recent deportation of a Socialist Party official. ... more
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  • Duterte urges cops: Support Albayalde
    President Duterte enjoined members of the Philippine National Police (PNP) to rally behind their new chief Director General Oscar Albayalde as he assured them that the former Metro Manila police chief is a good choice. ... more
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  • Duterte urges cops: Support Albayalde
    President Duterte enjoined members of the Philippine National Police (PNP) to rally behind their new chief Director General Oscar Albayalde as he assured them that the former Metro Manila police chief is a good choice. ... more
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  • Prince Harry and Meghan Markle: A tale of love at first sigh...
    It was love at first sight for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, who both quickly sensed their brief encounter on a blind date could blossom into something much, much bigger. ... more
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  • LTFRB accredits ride-sharing company HirNa
    Another transport network company has been accredited by the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board to enter and compete with other players in the local ride-sharing industry. ... more
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  • Albayalde wants newly-recruited policemen to undergo standar...
    “All our recruits and new officers shall be required to undergo standard SAF training before they get deployed in the different regions,� said Albayalde in his speech Thursday. ... more
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  • Comelec welcomes appointment of CA justice Inting as Commiss...
    In a statement, Comelec Spokesman James Jimenez said Inting will be an "invaluable asset" to the poll body. ... more
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  • LTFRB orders Grab to immediately suspend its P2 per minute c...
    Transport regulator ordered ride-sharing company Grab to immediately suspend the imposition of its P2 per minute charge pending extensive review and resolution on the issue. ... more
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  • Sandwich and the 20-year ‘Glow’
    It was good from get-go the night alternative/rock band Sandwich kicked off celebrations for their 20th anniversary. Members Raimund Marasigan, drummer Mike Dizon, bassist Myrene Academia, guitarists Diego Castillo and Mong Alcaraz were in modern rock mode and looked good (for a 20-year old band) as they ripped through a… ... more
    MB |Ent20 hours ago
  • No more EO on contractualization, DOLE confirms
    The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) on Thursday confirmed that there will be no more Executive Order on contractualization to be signed by President Duterte. ... more
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  • Pimentel names potential senatorial bets of PDP Laban
    Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III on Thursday bared the names of those being considered for the Partido Demokratiko ng Pilipinas-Lakas ng Bayan's (PDP-Laban) senatorial slate in the 2019 midterm elections. ... more
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  • Gov’t presents economic agenda before Cebu businessme...
    Businessmen and other stakeholders from Cebu and nearby areas got a comprehensive briefing of the Duterte administration's development agenda during the third and final leg of the Philippine Economic Briefing (PEB) held Thursday. ... more
    MB |Biz20 hours ago
  • NYC urges Filipino youth to participate in SK elections
    The National Youth Commission (NYC) has called on the Filipino youth to show they are "not trolls" and participate in the Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections next month. ... more
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  • Only 24% employers willing to hire K-to-12 grads, study find...
    Despite the earlier pronouncement of the Department of Education (DepEd) on their readiness for employment, recent graduates of the K to 12 Program – who are looking forward to enter the workforce – might have a harder time finding jobs this year. ... more
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  • Meralco non-committal to ‘Swiss challenge’ plea...
    Energy Secretary Alfonso G. Cusi personally made his appeal to Manila Electric Company (Meralco) to subject its controversial power supply agreements (PSAs) to a Swiss challenge, but he has not gotten definitive commitment from the utility firm on this plea. ... more
    MB |Biz20 hours ago
  • Sylvia Sanchez trades mother roles for horns
    Sylvia Sanchez, who has played mother roles with ease and conviction many times over, has had enough of it for now. ... more
    MB |Ent20 hours ago
  • Angara pushes for the recognition of darts as a full-fledged...
    The senator said darts should be a part of sports competition here and abroad, particularly in the upcoming Association of Southeast Asian (ASEAN) Games. ... more
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  • Not full of gravitas, but fun
    Fresh from his trip through the jungle In "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle," Dwayne “The Rockâ€� Johnson returns, this time as a primatologist running around the concrete jungle of Chicago in 'Rampage." Based on the classic video game of the 1980’s, the film is about Johnson’s character, Dr. Davis. Okoye,… ... more
    MB |Ent20 hours ago
  • Youth interested in public service urged to run in upcoming ...
    Senator Paolo “Bam� Aquino IV on Thursday urged the youth who wish to enter public service to grab the opportunity and run in the upcoming Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections this May. ... more
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  • Bello describes resigned DOLE Usec as a ‘very competent la...
    Labor and Employment Secretary Silvestre Bello III was saddened by the resignation of Undersecretary Dominador Say. ... more
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  • PDP-Laban considering Freddie Aguilar as a senatorial bet ...
    Senator Aquilino Pimentel III confirmed that they are considering the inclusion of singer Freddie Aguilar in the administration ticket for the 2019 senatorial race. ... more
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  • Solon pushes for left-handed armchairs in all educational in...
    Antipolo Rep. Cristina "Chiqui" Roa-Puno has filed House Bill 7109 to promote the equal development of students, including the 10 percent of the student population who are left-handed. ... more
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  • Bato dares human rights group to file charges against him fo...
    Retired national police chief Ronald dela Rosa dared Thursday an international human rights group to file charges against him in connection with deaths and alleged abuses in the conduct of war on drugs. ... more
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  • Robredo asks PET to reconsider 25% threshold for recount
    Vice President Leni Robredo on Thursday went to the Supreme Court in Manila to file a Motion for Reconsideration asking the Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET) to “reconsider its decisionâ€� on implementing a 50-percent threshold percentage in the recount and to “apply the same 25% threshold observed during the 2016 electionsâ€�… ... more
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  • New AFP chief vows to defend PH from enemies of peace and de...
    Newly-installed Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Carlito Galvez Jr. vowed to defend the Filipino people from all enemies of peace and democracy as he formally assumed command of the 125,000-strong military force during the turn-over ceremony held at Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon Cty, Wednesday afternoon. ... more
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  • Roque: Resigned DOLE Usec Say would have been fired due to c...
    Malacañang revealed that Labor Undersecretary Dominador Say would have been fired by President Duterte due to corruption if the former did not resign this week. ... more
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  • NYC to launch own gov’t youth awards named after Duterte
    The National Youth Commission (NYC) has severed ties with Senator Bam Aquino in mounting the annual search for outstanding youth groups in the country. The commission will instead divert the P1.7 million contribution given to the Aquino-affiliated Ten Accomplished Youth Organizations (TAYO) program to launch its own youth awards named… ... more
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  • Gov’t mulls diplomatic action vs China over alleged breach...
    The government is mulling to take diplomatic action against China for alleged breach of international obligation following the reported presence of two warplanes on an artificial island in South China Sea. ... more
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  • Facebook Alternatives?
    By Rommel Feria If you have been following me on Twitter, Medium, and, of course, here, you know that I have deleted my Facebook account last year. My Facebook account was inactive before that, i.e., no posts, and very few Likes. I also cleaned it up (deleted everything that can… ... more
    MB |Tech22 hours ago
  • Solon cheers planned rise in buying price of palay
    A progressive solon called today the National Food Authority (NFA) to immediately implement President Duterte's order to increase the buying of local price of palay from P17 to P20 per kilogram. ... more
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  • Palace extinguishes hope on Endo EO
    Malacañang said that an Executive Order (EO) addressing the contractualization of workers in the country may not even see the light of day after the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) said that it is better to leave the fate of the End-of-Contract, or Endo or 5-5-5, scheme to the… ... more
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  • Palace denies crackdown on govt’s foreign critics in PH
    Malacañang denied that there is a crackdown on foreign critics of the administration and that the government is only enforcing the law which prohibits aliens from participating in political activities. ... more
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  • Albayalde names major leaders in PNP command
    Director Camilo Pancratius Cascolan, one of the contenders for the top police post, has been designated as the next chief of the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) in an initial revamp following a change of leadership in the Philippine National Police (PNP). ... more
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  • Back to showbiz for Javi?
    TV show “Game Changer� co-host Javi Benitez is back in the limelight after taking a sabbatical to complete his studies at the Sta. Clara University of California. As seen on his Instagram posts, Javi finished not one, but two courses namely Political Science and Computer Science. ... more
    MB |Ent23 hours ago
  • Balikatan will highlight Mutual defense operations
    On the invitation of the Philippine government, Filipino and American military troops are set to embark on a 12-day joint military training exercise next month under the 34 thiteration of Balikatan (BK) in various parts of Luzon. ... more
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  • ConCom brands output as ‘bayanihan’ federalism
    As part of its efforts to make its proposed presidential-federal form of government “uniquely Filipino,� the Consultative Committee (ConCom) tasked to review the 1987 Constitution has dubbed its version of the system as “bayanihan� or working together federalism. ... more
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  • Ronaldo saves Real Madrid from loss
    Cristiano Ronaldo came through for Real Madrid again, this time with a backheel flick that saved his team from a loss in the Spanish league. ... more
    MB |Sports1 day ago
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