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152 seeking Senate seats as filing ends

A total of 152 individuals hope to slug it out for the 12 Senate seats up for grabs in the May 2019 midterm polls......»»

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LTFRB approves P10 jeepney fare for November 2018

Commuters will have to pay a minimum fare of P10 come November after the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board approved the petition of five transport groups for a fare hike......»»

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Comelec sees long ballot with 185 party-list groups

It’s going to be a long list......»»

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World Bank: 3.4 billion people struggling to meet basic needs

Despite global economic advances, nearly half of the world’s population still struggles to meet basic needs, the World Bank said in a report......»»

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Liberation of Marawi City remembered

A year after its liberation from Islamic State (IS)-linked militants, Marawi City is inching its way to total recovery and freedom from terrorism and violence, with P20 billion earmarked to help its citizens rebuild their homes and livelihood, Malacañang said yesterday......»»

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Man arrested for attempted murder of House majority leader

A man armed with a revolver was arrested Tuesday afternoon as he reportedly tried to break through the security cordon for House Majority Leader Rolando Andaya Jr., in what the latter described as an apparent attempt to prevent him from filing his certificate of candidacy for governor of Camarines Sur at a local Commission on Elections office......»»

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If elected, Alan Cayetano to push for federalism

Former foreign affairs secretary Alan Peter Cayetano will push for federalism if he will be elected congressman of Taguig-Pateros and House Speaker in the incoming 18th Congress......»»

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Duterte creates FOI exception policy body

President Duterte has issued a memorandum order creating an inter-agency freedom of information exceptions policy committee about two years after he signed Executive Order No. 2 mandating full public disclosure for government offices......»»

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PDEA wants surprise drug test for candidates

The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency favors conducting surprise drug tests on election candidates......»»

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DENR vows continuous Boracay rehabilitation

The rehabilitation of the world-renowned Boracay Island will continue even after its formal reopening to the public on Oct. 26......»»

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Dept. of Finance backpedals on fuel tax suspension

The suspension of the next increase in fuel excise tax may no longer be necessary given the declining price of Dubai crude oil in the global market, the Department of Finance said yesterday......»»

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PCC fines Grab, Uber P16 million for merger violations

The Philippine Competition Commission has imposed a fine of P16 million on ride-hail service apps Grab and Uber for violations on interim measures such as maintaining separate business operations and deferment of the merger during the antitrust body’s review of the transaction......»»

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TRABAHO bill seen to create 1.4 million jobs in 10 years

The proposed reduction in corporate income tax under the second package of the Comprehensive Tax Reform Program is projected to generate as much as 1.4 million jobs from 2021 to 2029, according to the Department of Finance......»»

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Ayala healthcare unit invests in AIDE

Ayala Healthcare Holdings Inc. (AC Health), the healthcare arm of the Ayala Group, has expanded its health technology portfolio following its investment in AIDE......»»

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Dept. of Agriculture issues temporary ban on US poultry

The Department of Agriculture has temporarily banned the importation of domestic and wild birds and their products from the US following an outbreak of the Newcastle disease......»»

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Wall Street rally drives up local stocks

The stock market yesterday benefitted from renewed investor optimism. Traders said the stock market was lifted by the rally in the US stock market, which in turn was caused by strong corporate earnings results......»»

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BSP chief Nestor Espenilla Jr. extends medical leave

Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Governor Nestor Espenilla Jr. has extended anew his medical leave as he continues to recover from early stage tongue cancer......»»

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AC Energy signs up plastics producer as retail customer

AC Energy Inc., the power unit of Ayala Corp., has signed up a new customer under its retail electricity business which now covers over 100 megawatts (MW) in supply......»»

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Term deposit rates ease from record highs

Term deposits fetched lower yields as banks swarmed yesterday’s auction with rates starting to normalize after the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) raised benchmark rates by 150 basis points so far this year......»»

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Avida Land putting up 2nd Mandaluyong condo

Avida Land Corp., the mid-range brand of property giant Ayala Land Inc., is investing P7.4 billion in Avida Towers Verge, its second multi-tower development along Reliance Street in Mandaluyong......»»

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