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New MARINA building inaugurated

After more than four decades, the Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) finally has a home to call its own. Department of Transportation (DoTr) Secretary Arthur Tugade and MARINA Officer-in-Charge Vice Admiral Narciso Vingson Jr. led the inauguration rites of MARINA’s new central office building located at Bonifacio Drive corner 20th Street, Port Area, Manila Friday, 14 […].....»»

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Ill journos get Go gifts

Senatorial aspirant and former Special Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go has brightened the Christmas season for ailing media personnel. Go on Thursday turned over to Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Secretary Martin Andanar cash gifts to be delivered to 10 media persons who are seriously ill. The financial assistance was handed over […].....»»

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Balangiga warriors’ kin welcome bells

BALANGIGA, Eastern Samar — Thousands of residents and visitors on Saturday trooped to the town’s plaza for the official handover of the Balangiga Bells to the local government unit and the local parish. Unfazed by the intermittent hot weather and sudden rain showers, curious locals and tourists have gathered early morning outside the town’s covered […].....»»

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Sri Lanka PM resigns, ends crisis

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — Sri Lanka’s disputed Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa has resigned, saying he wants to end a political impasse over his appointment. Rajapaksa signed his letter of resignation Saturday, flanked by lawmakers of his party and blessed by Buddhist and other religious leaders in the presence of media. It is not immediately clear […].....»»

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Faeldon’s son negative for drug use

The son of Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) chief Nicanor Faeldon Sr. tested negative for illegal drugs use but the three other men who were arrested with him during Friday’s raid of a suspected drug den in Naga City failed the test. But Christian Frivaldo, PDEA-Bicol acting director, said in an interview on Saturday that Faeldon Jr. […].....»»

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Stronger Coral Triangle protection urged

Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu on Friday called for the stronger regional cooperation to protect the Coral Triangle and its marine resources from the devastating effects of climate change. Cimatu underscored the importance of regional cooperation, citing immense challenges the Philippines and five other nations face from climate change which is the single greatest threat to […].....»»

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IS not defeated, just transforming

Washington — Even as the last pockets of resistance in eastern Syria hold their ground, the Islamic State group is shapeshifting into a new, but no less dangerous, underground form, experts warn. Also known as ISIS, or the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, the group had long been ready to cede the territory it […].....»»

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Misamis fishermen level up

A group of fishermen in Misamis Oriental are looking forward to ramp up their operation soon after the Department of Agriculture granted them financial assistance to acquire new equipment and facility that would enable them to do commercial fishing. Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol bared Friday that the fishermen will soon have their own 20-ton fishing […].....»»

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Sulu encounter kills 3 ASG bandits

Government forces are hot on the trail of at least 50 members of the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG), who earlier had figured in an encounter with the military, resulting in the death of three bandits and one soldier in Patikul, Sulu. The name and rank of the soldier were withheld until his family was informed […].....»»

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ADB approves 2019 budget

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) approved the 2019 administrative budget (net internal administrative expense budget) of $690.5 million. This represents a 2.7 percent increase over the 2018 administrative budget, consisting of 1.3 percent in price increase and 1.4 percent in volume growth. The volume growth is -0.1 percent if excluding the three special initiatives for […].....»»

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Tokhang needed

Transactional politics was so heavy in the air in the House move to oust Budget Secretary Ben Diokno that one can slice through it with a kitchen knife. The obvious source of the disturbance was the anti-lump sum measure that Diokno introduced through the cash-based scheme in the yearly budget of President Rody Duterte. During […].....»»

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‘Too provocative’

An official of the National Museum (NM) yesterday strongly denied that the repository of Philippine artworks and artefacts has anything to do with a proposal to put one of the three Balangiga bells on display in the said institution. Nonetheless, NM director Jeremy Barns said, “We are certainly always ready to do our job if […].....»»

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Big Game James

HOUSTON — The Houston Rockets were clinging to a lead over the Los Angeles Lakers in the fourth quarter on Thursday night when James Harden told coach Mike D’Antoni he needed to come out for a bit to rest — something the reigning Most Valuable Player never does. D’Antoni was perfectly happy to fulfill Harden’s […].....»»

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Leni’s laundromat

Unless assigned a special portfolio, the highest and perhaps the most useless official that our presidential form of government has in its bureaucracy might be the vice president. This includes the VP’s staff, office personnel and consultants. The nearly half-a-billion-peso post is critical only when the most feared happens. But, operationally, perhaps the only important […].....»»

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P20,000 war vets pension looms

Senator Gregorio Honasan said Thursday President Duterte is likely to sign into law a bill mandating a 300 percent increase in pension for Filipino senior war veterans before the end of the year. Senate Bill No. 1766 or An Act Increasing the Monthly Old-Age Pension of Senior Veterans authored by Honasan increases the current old […].....»»

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Go pushes ‘lolo’t lola’ agency

Former Special Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go has assured the establishment of a Senior Citizens Commission if he is elected senator in 2019. According to Go, the agency will guarantee the full implementation of laws like the Expanded Senior Citizens Act of 2010. He added that the Office of Senior Citizens Affairs […].....»»

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Duavit Sr. passes away, 84

Former congressman and GMA-7 founding chairman Gilberto M. Duavit Sr. has passed away at 84. His demise was reported by GMA News Online. He served as chairman of GMA Network, Inc. from 1974 to 1978. He was also elected as Rizal province 1st District Representative in the 9th, 10th and 11th Congresses......»»

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Faeldon’s son nabbed in Naga City drug raid

Police on Friday arrested the son of Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) director Nicanor Faeldon Sr. during a raid in a suspected drug den in Barangay Mabolo, Naga City. Nicanor Faeldon Jr. was arrested together with his girlfriend, her father and another male companion. Seven sachets of suspected shabu were seized from the operation......»»

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Harden explodes, Rockets blast Lakers

HOUSTON — James Harden had 50 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists, scoring 11 points during a big fourth-quarter run to lead the Houston Rockets to a 126-111 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday night. Harden grabbed his 10th rebound with less than 90 seconds left to give him his second triple-double this […].....»»

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NAPPCO tops off Brilliance Center

NAPPCO Land Development Corp. has set a new milestone with the recent topping off of its first project, The Brilliance Center in Bonifacio Global City (BGC). “We are very happy that after the launch of this humble project in November 2017, we are now here celebrating the topping off ceremony of The Brilliance Center, our […].....»»

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