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POWER sector watchdog Bantay Kuryente lauded the Supreme Court (SC) for issuing a temporary restraining order (TRO) preventing the Department of Energy (DOE) and Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) from implementing new policies regarding the retail competition and open access. The group said the petition benefits not only the petitioners, commercial…

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The Sandiganbayan’s Fifth Division thumbed down the plea of former Local Water Utilities Administration (LWUA) officials Prospero Pichay Jr. and Wilfredo Feleo to dismiss the graft complaint filed against them in connection with the alleged release of P1.5 million to the National Chess Federation of the Philippines (NCFP) in 2010.…

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President Rodrigo Duterte has reiterated the uncompromising stand of his administration to fight the drug menace. In his speech during the turnover of a rehabilitation facility in Sitio Maag, Peñaplata in Samal donated by the First Federation of Filipino-Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc. (FFFCCCI), the President hit some…

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Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello 3rd has reorganized the agencies and offices of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE). Through Administrative Order No. 41, the DOLE chief re-clustered the agency’s services to effectively implement its programs and render efficient public service. “We have to do this for greater efficiency, cost-effectiveness…

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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian police Saturday told the public they would do everything possible to ensure there was no risk from the lethal VX nerve agent used to assassinate Kim Jong-Nam. People were worried about the use of the highly toxic agent developed for chemical warfare, state police chief Abdul Samah…

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WASHINGTON: A son of boxing legend Muhammad Ali was held for questioning for two hours at a Florida airport upon returning from Jamaica because of his Arabic-sounding name, US media reported late Friday. Muhammad Ali Jr., 44, who was born in Philadelphia and has a US passport, was traveling with…

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WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump promised a massive military buildup and put a staunchly nationalistic stamp on Republican politics in a fiery address to supporters Friday. “The era of empty talk is over. It’s over. Now is the time for action,” Trump told battalions of conservatives gathered for an annual meeting…

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PARIS: Francois Fillon, the conservative candidate in France’s presidential election, will face a probe by investigating magistrates into claims he gave members of his family fake jobs, prosecutors said. Fillon, one of the frontrunners in the presidential race, will be investigated for alleged embezzlement of public funds and misappropriation of…

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TOKYO: Japan–a country that uses robots or electronic machines in factories, houses and offices–still considers itself lagging behind Germany, Singapore and even Estonia im digitization. According to Prof. Atsushi Sunami, special adviser to the Cabinet on Science, Technology and Innovation Policy, the government of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is implementing…

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