CATHERINE S. VALENTE, TMT

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For the third time in a row, the Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption (VACC) named The Manila Times, the oldest English-language daily in the country, as its “Outstanding Newspaper of the Year.” The anti-crime group gave the award during its 19th anniversary rites led by President Rodrigo Duterte in Malacañang…

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More Filipinos are optimistic that their lives and the economy will improve in the next 12 months, the latest survey of the Social Weather Station (SWS) showed. The survey conducted among 1,200 respondents from June 23 to 26 revealed that 44 percent of Filipinos expect the quality of their lives…

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MALACANANG is supporting the decision of the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) to suspend for a month the operations of the ride-sharing Uber Systems Inc. (Uber). The LTFRB meted out a one-month suspension on the transportation networking company (TNC) after it allegedly defied an order to stop accepting…

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MALACANANG will finally submit this week the draft Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) to Congress, a month after President Rodrigo Duterte received the new version of the proposed measure, as part of efforts to end the conflict in Mindanao. Palace spokesman Ernesto Abella made the announcement a few days after former…

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Malacañang on Saturday called on the public to remain calm but vigilant amid the avian flu outbreak in Pampanga. In a statement, Palace spokesman Ernesto Abella said that the Department of Health (DoH) is assisting the Department of Agriculture (DA) in efforts to contain the virus. With the confirmation, Sen.…

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The Philippine News Agency (PNA) has issued an apology after it used the wrong logo in its story about the Department of Labor and Employment’s (DOLE) pay rules for 2018 holidays. Instead of the Labor department’s official logo, the article was instead accompanied by the logo of “Dole,” a company…

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The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) on Friday allayed fears over North Korea’s plan to fire ballistic missiles near the US Pacific territory of Guam some 1,500 miles from Manila. In a news conference, AFP spokesman Brig. Gen. Restituto Padilla Jr. said the possibility that the Philippines could be…

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