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President Rodrigo Duterte will not be swayed into releasing 130 political prisoners, saying the peace talks may not push through. “We’re playing a poker game here. Maubos ang baraha ko. I-release ko lahat iyan ano pa ang pag-usapan namin [I will lose all my cards if I release them all]?”…

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Mayor Joseph Estrada on Thursday said the construction of Solar City, a multi-billion state-of-the-art green urban center in Manila Bay, will provide thousands of jobs and bring the city government additional revenues. The Solar City reclamation project will start soon since President Rodrigo Duterte has given his nod to the…

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BRUSSELS: The European Commission launched legal action on Thursday against authorities in seven EU nations including Germany and Britain for failing to crack down on emissions cheating exposed by the Volkswagen “Dieselgate” scandal. The commission, the EU’s executive arm, “is today acting against seven member states on the grounds that…

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LONDON: Britain will ban junk food ads aimed at children from both print and social media from next year, the advertising rules watchdog said Thursday, a move welcomed by campaigners against child obesity. The new rules, which come into effect in July 2017, extend an existing ban on television ads…

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The House of Representatives is likely to approve the P2,000 across-the-board Social Security System (SSS) pension hike before Congress takes its Christmas break. House Majority Floor Leader Rudy Fariñas said that administration lawmakers from the super majority bloc are in favor of the measure which was vetoed by former President…

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BEIRUT: Nearly 150 civilians, many disabled or sick, were evacuated overnight from a health facility in Aleppo’s Old City after the army retook the area, the Red Cross said Thursday. The bodies of 11 people who died at the facility after being caught in crossfire or failing to receive medication…

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THE influential Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) on Thursday called on Filipinos to unite against moves to revive the death penalty, which President Rodrigo Duterte wants to use in his war against crime. The CBCP president, Lingayen-Dagupan Archbisbop Socrates Villegas, made the call a day after the House…

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Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez 3rd swore into office last week Department of Finance spokesman Paola Alvarez as Assistant Secretary, along with 14 other DOF officials. Also a spokesman for the Partido Demokratikong Pilipino-Laban (PDP-Laban) during the 2016 presidential elections, Alvarez obtained her Juris Doctor of Law degree from the Ateneo…

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President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday assured Vice President Maria Leonor “Leni” Robredo that there was no plot to steal the vice presidency from her. In an interview during the groundbreaking ceremony for the planned Bicol International Airport in Legazpi City, the President said Robredo, who is from Bicol, would keep…

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BANGKOK: Seven drug traffickers from the notorious Wa tribe died in a late night shoot-out with a Thai army patrol near the rugged Golden Triangle border region, an officer said Thursday. The fighting broke out after the seven men, who were traveling through the mountainous region by foot, refused to…

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