The Manila Times

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The expansion of the Philippine economy is seen to continue in the third quarter of the year despite market volatilities. In a recent report, Standard Chartered Bank (SBC) said that its outlook for the country’s growth remains positive. “While Philippine markets are likely to remain volatile in the short term…

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MAYOR Del De Guzman of Marikina City on Tuesday lauded the prompt action of the city health office in order to keep leptospirosis at bay after the recent onslaught of southwest monsoon in the city. De Guzman said the city has recorded zero leptospirosis case. “We consider this a success…

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PHILIPPINE authorities sighted three Chinese coast guard ships and numerous construction materials within the vicinity of the disputed Panatag (Scarborough) Shoal over the weekend, Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin said on Tuesday. During the budget hearing of the Department of National Defense at the House of Representatives, Gazmin told the Congress…

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The Philippines has been doing well in its tourism sector rising up 12 ranks in the Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Index (TTCI), an executive of National Competitiveness Council of the Philippines (NCCP) said. From ranking 94 out of 145 countries in 2011, the Philippines rose to the 82nd spot of…

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THERE is a big chance that the scheduled election for Sangunian Kabataan (SK) officials this October will not push through, Sen. Ferdinand  “Bong Bong” Marcos Jr. said Marcos, in an interview with reporters, disclosed that there seems be a  consensus both from the national government and other concerned parties to…

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Russia on Thursday hosts the G20 summit hoping to push forward an agenda to stimulate growth but with world leaders distracted by divisions on the prospect of US-led military action in Syria. After US President Barack Obama’s surprise decision to seek the backing of Congress for strikes against President Bashar…

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The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said on Tuesday that is awaiting further confirmation about reports of China’s “fresh violation” in the contested West Philippine Sea (South China Sea). “We are awaiting further confirmation. Jointly with DND [Department of National Defense], we are committed to look at ways to appropriately…

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The House of Representatives is set to scrap the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) for good by removing congressional discretion on allocating the said government fund. Reps. Elpidio Barzaga of Dasmariñas and Dan Fernandez of Laguna province made the announcement in light of the lingering public outrage over the alleged…

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The US secretaries of state and defense go before a Senate panel on Tuesday seeking support to attack Syria over its alleged use of chemical weapons, warning failure to do so might embolden Hezbollah and Iran. In what will be one of the most high-profile political set pieces in Washington…