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THE Philippines will host next moth a premier annual business summit that will focus on investment opportunities, global issues and key strategic directions for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean). Asean Business & Investment Summit 2017 (Abis) is an annual event of the Asean business advisory council (ABAC). ABAC…

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THE decision of the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) to allow students to avail of their 20-percent fare discount even during weekends and holidays was a laudable move but lawmakers said they want to further expand it and cover air, sea and rail transport. Senate Bill 1597 or…

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CLARK, Pampanga: Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana on Tuesday called on global powers to come up with a new approach to resolving the North Korean nuclear crisis, saying the sanctions imposed on Pyongyang were not working. Lorenzana said the resolutions issued by the United Nations Security Council seem to have failed…

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Many countries have declared that they will continue to fly and sail in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea) and they expect no interference, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said Tuesday. The declarations were made during the Asean Defense Ministers Meeting (ADMM) and ADMM-Plus meeting wherein defense ministers discussed issues…

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CLARK, Pampanga: The Philippine military has sent a strong message to terrorists by defeating the Islamic State-inspired Maute group in Marawi City, United States Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said. Mattis, who will be attending the 11th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) Defense Ministers’ Meeting, commended the Armed Forces of…

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Beijing: China on Monday maintained that it has no intention to militarize the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea) and would remain supportive of efforts between China and other sovereign nations to bring peace and stability in the area. However, Yao Wen, China’s foreign ministry deputy director general for policy…

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THE fulfillment of the government’s ambitious infrastructure program is partly dependent on the implementation of the comprehensive tax reform proposed by the executive department. However, the Senate is not keen on passing the tax measure that Malacañang has been pushing. While Sen. Juan Edgardo “Sonny” Angara, chairman of the Senate…

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POLITICIANS who are contemplating joining the ruling Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) should now decide because the party will be closing its doors to new members by the end of November this year. Senate President Aquilino Pimentel 3rd said a deadline was set in order to give the party…

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