JAMES KONSTANTIN GALVEZ, TMT

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Anakpawis party-list Rep. Ariel Casilao on Wednesday reiterated his call for the enactment of House Bill 555 or the Genuine Agrarian Reform Bill (GARB), saying it is a step to resolving the centuries-old agrarian problem in the country and would lead to genuine rural and development that would benefit the…

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Former president and now Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo has filed her own version of the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL), in support of the Duterte administration’s effort to pursue “just and lasting peace” in Mindanao, Explaining her House Bill 6121, or the “Basic Act for the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region,” Arroyo said…

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THE Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) blamed anew homeowners’ associations (HOAs) and local government units for the dismal mobile and internet services, saying that red tape and continued refusal in the issuance of permits remained a major impasse in improving telco services in the country. During the agency’s…

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LOPEZ-OWNED ABS-CBN has filed a $5-million lawsuit before the Canadian Federal Court against Techspeed Canada Inc., Joe Baddas, Ferdinand Molina and Todd Ross for copyright infringement, trademark infringement and enabling and inducing copyright infringement of ABS-CBN’s copyrighted works. In a statement, ABS-CBN’s AVP & Head of Global Anti-Piracy Elisha Lawrence…

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AYALA-LED Globe Telecom on Tuesday said its net income dropped by a tenth in the first half of the year due to increased interest expenses, depreciation charges, its share in equity losses and spectrum amortization related to the acquisition of San Miguel Corp.’s (SMC) telecom assets. In a disclosure to…

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Expect a major policy shift in the National Food Authority’s buffer stocking scheme next year as the state-run grains agency looks to reduce its reliance on cheaper imported rice while increasing local procurement. With the impending influx of cheaper rice from abroad, NFA Administrator Jason Laureano Aquino said the NFA…

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MOBILE money service provider GCash recently launched what it touted as the first QR payment service by smartphone in the country, dubbed as GoPay. GoPay is the newest feature within the GCash app which allows customers to use their GCash account to pay for goods and services by simply scanning…

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The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) plans to hire more than a hundred lawyers to strengthen its legal muscle and speed up the resolution of lower level cases, including land claims and disputes. In a statement, DENR Secretary Roy Cimatu said that each of the 140 Community Environment…

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Apex Mining Co has resigned from the Chamber of Mines of the Philippines, expressing “disappointment and frustration” over the group’s response to President Rodrigo Duterte’s call to preserve the environment. “I do not agree that we should blame illegal small-scale miners when the mining industry is put to task for…

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