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‘DuterteNomics’ on right track

The Duterte administration’s economic and development blueprint for the Philippines is on the right track, particularly its massive infrastructure program, according to an economist. “The mantra is build, build and build… We need a lot more to be able to…

Free college bill okayed

THE proposed measure providing “tuition-free” education in state colleges and universities (SUCs) and technical-vocational (tech-voc) schools is now a signature away from becoming a law. The Senate yesterday ratified the bicameral conference report of Senate Bill No. 1304 and House…

DoJ usec to help sue Maute terrorists

JUSTICE Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II yesterday said he has designated Undersecretary Reynante Orceo to coordinate with Mindanao prosecutors who will be handling cases against members of the Maute terrorist group. Aguirre said Orceo went to Iligan City Monday where he…

Wider AMLA, license validity bill passed

THE House of Representatives approved on third and final reading a measure strengthening and widening the scope of the Anti-Money Laundering Act of 2001. A total of 219 lawmakers approved House Bill (HB) Number 5663 on Monday, with no negative…

House supermajority junks Duterte impeachment suit

THE supermajority bloc of the House of Representatives has adopted a committee report junking the impeachment case against President Rodrigo Duterte. Voting 217-4, the Lower Chamber led by House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez decided to kill the impeachment complaint filed by…

Tadeco cites gov’t gains from joint venture

THE Davao-based Tagum Agricultural Development Company Inc. (Tadeco) said yesterday that the government earned a total of P142.72 million in 2016, as Speaker Pantaleon “Bebot” Alvarez reiterated that its officials could face plunder for the alleged disadvantageous contract. Tadeco president…

Duterte cancels Japan trip

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PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte has cancelled his attendance at a conference in Japan next week, the organizer has announced. Japanese media corporation Nikkei, the host of the conference, confirmed the cancellation. “We regret to announce that H.E. Mr. Rodrigo Duterte, President…

Senate majority backs martial law

THE Senate majority bloc has formally expressed support for Proclamation No. 216 declaring martial law in Mindanao to aid government forces in neutralizing the Maute terrorist group which seized Marawi City last May 22. Fifteen members of the majority bloc,…

Surrender, Islamist militants urged

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MARAWI -- Philippine authorities on Tuesday urged Islamist militants occupying parts of a southern city to surrender for the sake of trapped civilians, as attack helicopters pounded the gunmen's strongholds with rockets. More than 100 people have been confirmed killed…

House sets briefing on ML

THE House of Representatives is convening itself into a Committee of the Whole this morning to listen to the official report submitted by President Rodrigo Duterte on his martial law declaration in Mindanao. According to Majority Leader Rodolfo Fariñas, the…

German flak

BERLIN -- Germany unleashed a volley of criticism Monday against US President Donald Trump, slamming his “short-sighted” policies that have “weakened the West” and hurt European interests. The sharp words from Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel came after Trump concluded his…

Women accused of Kim Jong-Nam slay appear in court

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KUALA LUMPUR -- An Indonesian and a Vietnamese woman accused of assassinating the half-brother of North Korea’s leader with a deadly nerve agent, appeared in a Malaysian court Tuesday, wearing bullet-proof vests and under heavy security. Both women, aged in…

UK journalist held over protective gear

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BANGKOK -- A British journalist faces up to five years in a Thai jail after he was arrested for carrying a gas mask and plates for a bullet-proof vest through Bangkok's main airport on his way to cover fighting in…

Thousands flee as cyclone batters Bangladesh

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CYCLONE Mora hit Bangladesh Tuesday, packing winds of up to 135 kilometers (84 miles) per hour, damaging thousands of homes as more than 300,000 people fled coastal villages. The severe storm made landfall on the coast between Cox's Bazar and…

POEA advises jobseekers for S. Korea

THE Philippine Overseas Workers Administration has announced that South Korea needs 5,000 new workers but advised applicants to prepare at least a minimum of P50,000 for expenses and a lot of patience and perseverance. The POEA will not accept applicants…
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