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Keeping up with the Cayetanos of Taguig in the 2019 elections

The Cayetanos are aiming to continue their hold of Taguig as Alan Peter bids for a congressional seat representing its second district, Lino in the mayoral position and Lani in the position of vice mayor. Alan Peter recently declared his desire to vie for the Speakership in the lower house of Congress, citing that he […] The post Keeping up with the Cayetanos of Taguig in the 2019 elections appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

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5 candidates for 5 seats: How Philippines got a seat on UN Human Rights Council

After Malacañang lauded the Philippines’ election on the United Nations Human Rights Council, critics pointed out that there wasn’t any opportunity for competition as every country is given the chance to become a member. Presidential spokesperson and chief legal counsel Salvador Panelo said that the country’s inclusion in the UNHRC meant that the international community […] The post 5 candidates for 5 seats: How Philippines got a seat on UN Human Rights Council appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

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Twitter users confront Angkas over bikers’ visibility at Comelec

Photos of men outside the Commission on Elections office wearing the blue uniform identified with motorcycle-hailing application Angkas surfaced yesterday. They were cheering for Special Assistant to the President Bong Go as he was expected to file his certificate of candidacy for senator. Go himself rode a motorcycle on his way to a church hours […] The post Twitter users confront Angkas over bikers’ visibility at Comelec appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

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Chel Diokno and Imee Marcos file candidacies at the same time

Two representatives from opposing families, human rights lawyer Jose Manuel “Chel” Diokno and Ilocos Governor Imee Marcos, filed their certificates of candidacies for the Senate seat at the same time. Imee is the daughter of late strongman Ferdinand Marcos Jr., while Diokno is the son of late senator Jose “Pepe” Diokno, who opposed the former’s […] The post Chel Diokno and Imee Marcos file candidacies at the same time appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

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Philippines cuts 2018 GDP growth goal, raises inflation targets

MANILA — The Philippine government has shaved its economic growth target for this year and raised inflation forecasts for 2018 and 2019, reflecting caution as soaring consumer prices curb expansion in one of Asia’s fastest growing economies. The economy grew 6.0 percent in the second quarter, the slowest in almost three years, raising the challenge […] The post Philippines cuts 2018 GDP growth goal, raises inflation targets appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

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Google latest to withdraw from Saudi conference

Alphabet Inc’s Google on Monday became the latest company to drop out of a business conference in Saudi Arabia. Pressure has mounted on Saudi Arabia since prominent Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a U.S. resident, Washington Post columnist and critic of Saudi policies, went missing. He was last seen entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on […] The post Google latest to withdraw from Saudi conference appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

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Photos from the reopening of Boracay after 6-month shutdown

After its six-month shutdown, Boracay island opened for a dry run from October 15 to 26. Photos and videos of the island after the massive cleanup were shared by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources on social media. Only the island’s residents and those from the main province of Aklan and from other provinces […] The post Photos from the reopening of Boracay after 6-month shutdown appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

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Erap, Lim, Isko: A three-corner fight for Manila mayor

Manila will see a three-way race among reelectionist Joseph “Erap” Estrada, former Mayor Alfredo Lim and Francisco “Isko” Moreno Domagoso, social welfare undersecretary. All three officials have expressed their desires to bid for the local seat in previous months. So far, only Lim and Moreno have filed their certificates of candidacy at the Commission on […] The post Erap, Lim, Isko: A three-corner fight for Manila mayor appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

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Philippines to suspend oil tax hike to cool red hot inflation

MANILA—The Philippines said on Sunday it would suspend the implementation of a further increase in excise tax on fuel products, set to take effect in January 2019, to stem rising inflation expectations. Inflation in one of Asia’s fastest-growing economies has been rising since January, due to higher taxes, costlier food and fuel and a weak peso, causing […] The post Philippines to suspend oil tax hike to cool red hot inflation appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

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How the P1-billion historic Ultra Lotto jackpot prize was achieved

The long wait for the lucky winners of the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office’s Ultra Lotto game has come to an end with the announcement of two individuals who placed their bets in Albay and Eastern Samar. PCSO in a social media post this Monday shared that two bettors won the jackpot prize of P1.180 billion […] The post How the P1-billion historic Ultra Lotto jackpot prize was achieved appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

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Binay vs Binay scenario in Makati mayoral race close to becoming reality

The city of Makati is headed for a possible face-off between members of the Binay political family, after former vice-president Jejomar Binay Sr., the family’s patriarch, said that he will not intervene in the growing schism between his children Abigail “Abby” Binay-Campos and Jejomar “Junjun” BinayJr. The older Binay in a statement to the media […] The post Binay vs Binay scenario in Makati mayoral race close to becoming reality appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

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Philippines mulls sponsoring catastrophe bond issue

MANILA — The Philippines‘ finance ministry said on Sunday it was exploring a plan to sponsor a catastrophe bond issue, similar to the one launched by the World Bank early this year covering Latin American earthquakes. The so-called cat bonds would help cover disaster-related risks in the country, the Department of Finance (DOF) said in a statement. […] The post Philippines mulls sponsoring catastrophe bond issue appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

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New party-lists join 2019 elections amid calls to abolish party-list system

A number of new party-lists have filed their candidacies for the 2019 midterm elections, in hopes of landing a seat in the House of Representatives. Around 30 groups filed their certificates of candidacies at the Commission on Elections headquarters in just the first two days of filing. Among the party-lists expected to join the 2019 […] The post New party-lists join 2019 elections amid calls to abolish party-list system appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

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Philippines says UN rights council seat vindicates Duterte’s drug war

Granting the Philippines a fresh three-year term on the UN Human Rights Council has vindicated President Rodrigo Duterte’s crackdown on drugs and shown his detractors to be “morally corrupt”, senior officials said on Saturday. Human rights activists say Duterte’s “war” on drugs after taking office in June 2016 since when the police have killed more than 4,800 […] The post Philippines says UN rights council seat vindicates Duterte’s drug war appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

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How some past lotto winners spent that sizeable jackpot prize

Here are stories of some lotto jackpot winners who became millionaires and billionaires overnight. By some twist of fate, unwise calls or bad habits, their great fortune became a source of misfortune. The post How some past lotto winners spent that sizeable jackpot prize appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

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Roque makes U-turn by withdrawing defense of Duterte’s Korea kiss

Newly resigned presidential spokesperson Harry Roque has admitted that President Rodrigo Duterte’s controversial public kiss with an overseas Filipino worker was “inappropriate,” months after defending the president’s actions. Roque during an interview with comedian Vice Ganda on the show “Gandang Gabi Vice” aired on Sunday evening admitted that he found his former boss widely-criticized kiss […] The post Roque makes U-turn by withdrawing defense of Duterte’s Korea kiss appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

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New Duterte spox Panelo’s controversial comments as legal counsel

Salvador Panelo expressed a number of controversial statements as a chief legal counsel of the President Rodrigo Duterte before he was appointed his new spokesperson to replace Harry Roque, Panelo briefly served as spokesperson when Duterte won the elections with a landslide victory in 2016. Days after, Duterte transferred him to be the presidential legal […] The post New Duterte spox Panelo’s controversial comments as legal counsel appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

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Kris Aquino attributes newly discovered illness to financial woes

Kris Aquino in a series of Instagram posts revealed how a serious financial loss in business affected her health. It was previously reported that she lost a lot of weight around the last weeks of September. She also lost her ability to sleep and eat properly. Aquino later on revealed that she was facing a […] The post Kris Aquino attributes newly discovered illness to financial woes appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

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Wolves cancel practice day after Butler uproar

Disgruntled Jimmy Butler caused a stir at the Minnesota Timberwolves’ practice on Wednesday, and he wasn’t given a chance to do so again on Thursday. The team called off practice, according to Jon Krawczynski of The Athletic, who added that there would be no media availability as well. Later Thursday, The Athletic’s Shams Charania reported […] The post Wolves cancel practice day after Butler uproar appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

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Maranao leader seeks to take minority groups’ concerns to Senate

Maranao leader Samira Gutoc-Tomawis will propose a law for the protection of women, specifically those from indigenous groups, should she become senator after the mid-term polls next year. Gutoc-Tomawis, a former member of the Bangsamoro Transition Commission, filed her certificate of candidacy on October 11, the first day of the filing period at the Comelec […] The post Maranao leader seeks to take minority groups’ concerns to Senate appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

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