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Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen dies at 65

SEATTLE — Paul G. Allen, who co-founded Microsoft with his childhood friend Bill Gates before becoming a billionaire philanthropist who invested in conservation, space travel and professional sports, died Monday. He was 65. He died in Seattle from complications of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, his company Vulcan Inc. announced. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella called Allen’s contributions to [...] The post Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen dies at 65 appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

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Roxas back in political arena, files candidacy for senator

FORMER senator Manuel “Mar” Roxas 2nd was the first individual to file his certificate of candidacy (CoC) for senator on Tuesday, more than two years after he lost in the presidential elections to then Davao City mayor Rodrigo Duterte. Running under the opposition Liberal Party (LP), Roxas said that he decided to try to regain [...] The post Roxas back in political arena, files candidacy for senator appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

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Rep Pia Cayetano files candidacy in return bid to Senate

OUTGOING Taguig Rep. Pia Cayetano filed her certificate of candidacy (CoC) for senator under the administration’s PDP-LABAN Party at the Commission on Elections (Comelec) office in Intramuros, Manila on Tuesday. Cayetano, accompanied by her brother Lino, is the fifth administration candidate to file her CoC after reelectionist senator Aquilino Pimentel 3rd, Maguindanao Rep. Sajid Mangudadatu, [...] The post Rep Pia Cayetano files candidacy in return bid to Senate appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

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Aquino asks for 6 more years as ‘alternative voice’ in Senate

BANKING on his track record in the Senate, reelectionist senator Benigno “Bam” Aquino 4th on Tuesday appealed once again to the people to give him another six years as he filed his certificate of candidacy (CoC) in the 2019 midterm elections. Aquino said that the coming polls would be much tougher compared to 2013 when [...] The post Aquino asks for 6 more years as ‘alternative voice’ in Senate appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

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Pregnant Duchess of Sussex starts official Australian tour

SYDNEY: A beaming Duke and Duchess of Sussex started the first day of official engagements of a royal tour of Australia on Tuesday with the public focus on the former Meghan Markle’s newly announced pregnancy. Meghan wore a tight-fitting cream dress by Australian designer Karen Gee that barely revealed a royal bump as they were [...] The post Pregnant Duchess of Sussex starts official Australian tour appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

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Junjun Binay files candidacy for Makati mayor, sets up head-to-head with ‘ate’

FORMER Makati mayor Jejomar Erwin “Junjun” Binay Jr. on Tuesday filed his certificate of candidacy (CoC) for Makati mayor, accompanied by his sister Sen. Nancy Binay. This means that Junjun Binay will go head-to-head with incumbent and older sister Mar-Len Abigail who previously asked him not to run. In a television interview aired on Monday [...] The post Junjun Binay files candidacy for Makati mayor, sets up head-to-head with ‘ate’ appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

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Marcos vows to be ‘voice’ against poverty in Senate

ILOCOS Norte Gov. Imee Marcos on Tuesday filed her certificate of candidacy (CoC) under her late father’s political party, the Nacionalista Party (NP), on a platform of poverty alleviation and empowerment of the provinces. Marcos, accompanied by brother Ferdinand “Bongbong” Jr. and sons Borgy and Matthew, said that what she had done in Ilocos to reduce poverty [...] The post Marcos vows to be ‘voice’ against poverty in Senate appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

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Duterte offers Cabinet post to Honasan — Palace source

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte offered Sen. Gregorio “Gringo” Honasan a Cabinet post, a Palace source said in Tuesday. “Yes,” the source who requested anonymity told The Manila Times in a text message, when asked about reports of Duterte’s offer for Honasan to join his Cabinet. According to the source, Honasan is likely to be appointed to [...] The post Duterte offers Cabinet post to Honasan — Palace source appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

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Cabinet Secretary Evasco resigns to run for Bohol gov

CABINET Secretary Leoncio “Jun” Evasco, Jr. resigned from his post run for governor of Bohol in the midterm elections in 2019. In a phone-patch interview with reporters, Evasco said he filed his certificate of candidacy this morning “after a long, long (contemplation), [and]because I want to change Bohol and people really requested for change.” Evasco said [...] The post Cabinet Secretary Evasco resigns to run for Bohol gov appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

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Jinggoy Estrada not on ‘speaking terms’ with Ejercito over senatorial campaign

FORMER Senator Jose “Jinggoy” Estrada admitted that he was not on speaking terms with his half-brother, Senator Jose Victor “JV” Ejercito, but said that despite their differences, he wanted both of them to win in the midterm elections in 2019. “We’re not on speaking terms actually. [But even then] yes, we wanted both of us [...] The post Jinggoy Estrada not on ‘speaking terms’ with Ejercito over senatorial campaign appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

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DA mulls support prices for chicken, hog raisers

THE Department of Agriculture (DA) is studying to provide farm support prices (suggested buying prices) for chicken and hog raisers in the country. “We will consider” providing farm support prices for “chicken and pork,” Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol told reporters at the sidelines of the opening of World Food Day at the DA grounds in [...] The post DA mulls support prices for chicken, hog raisers appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

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Today’s Front Page October 16, 2018

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When to fold a stock position

Right at the start of the Virtual Stock Trading Challenge, all of the players showed some capabilities to make decisions. For instance, the game’s youngest player, who was just starting to learn how to invest in the stock market, surprisingly displayed a good degree of facility in decision-making. He was immediately able to come up [...] The post When to fold a stock position appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

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Praise-whoring is not economic management

WITH the curtain being raised on the campaign for the 2019 midterm elections, showing concern for the impact of inflation on ordinary Filipinos has suddenly become all the rage among politicians, with the excise tax on fuel being the focus of much of their attention. Consumer activists and opposition politicians have been calling for the [...] The post Praise-whoring is not economic management appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

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NOW Corp. mulls lawsuit vs acting DICT chief

NOW Corp. could file charges against acting Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) chief Eliseo Rio over allegedly “reckless” remarks that caused the listed firm’s share price to plunge. Affiliate NOW Telecom Co., Inc. has questioned fees imposed by the government for the third telco search and Rio last week said that P1 million [...] The post NOW Corp. mulls lawsuit vs acting DICT chief appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

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Corporation Code changes approved on 2nd reading

The House of Representatives has approved on second reading a bill seeking to amend the 38-year old Corporation Code of the Philippines. “Our current Corporation Code was enacted in 1980. Obviously, much has changed in how the world does business, communicates, and undertakes commercial transactions over the last 38 years,” said Camiguin Rep. Xavier Jesus [...] The post Corporation Code changes approved on 2nd reading appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

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Silk Road group wants to invest in PH

XIAN, China: A transnational business confederation has expressed interest in investing in the Philippines. “We hope to get some projects to fund in the Philippines,” Lu Jianzhong, chairman of the Silk Road Chamber of International Commerce (SRCIC), told visiting reporters. Lu said the SRIC had set up a fund of about $7 billion or 50 [...] The post Silk Road group wants to invest in PH appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

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Remittances down 1.4% in Aug – BSP

MONEY sent home by overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) fell by 1.4 percent in August from a year earlier, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas reported on Monday. Personal remittances—comprising OFWs’ net compensation, personal transfers whether in the form of cash or in kind, and capital transfers between households—hit $2.76 billion during the month, down from $2.8 billion a year [...] The post Remittances down 1.4% in Aug – BSP appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

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PSEi drops to 6,900 on US-Saudi tensions

THE stock market fell back to the 6,900 level on Monday as investor sentiment was dented by political tensions between the United States and Saudi Arabia. The benchmark Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) traded most of the day in the green before falling by 1.12 percent or 78.26 points to close at 6,926.51. The broader [...] The post PSEi drops to 6,900 on US-Saudi tensions appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

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Tax hike deferral to hit cash transfers, subsidies

Cuts to non-infrastructure spending, including cash transfers to the poor and fuel subsidies for jeepney drivers, will be implemented by the government in exchange for the suspension of fuel tax hikes scheduled next year. Speaking to reporters on Monday, Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez 3rd confirmed reports that the government was considering the tax hike suspension, [...] The post Tax hike deferral to hit cash transfers, subsidies appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

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