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PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte has asked for more time to study an Executive Order (EO) drafted by labor groups that seeks to eliminate labor contracting amid alleged threats by foreign investors to pull out if changes will be effected in the existing labor policy, also known as ‘endo’ or end of…

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President Rodrigo Duterte is planning to visit Kuwait amid the issue involving the situation of Filipinos working in the Gulf state, Malacañang confirmed on Thursday. Speaking to reporters, Palace spokesman Harry Roque confirmed that Kuwaiti Ambassador to the Philippines Saleh Ahmad Althwaikh extended the invitation during his meeting with the…

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Saying only the Philippines can legally build on territories in the disputed South China Sea (West Philippine Sea), Malacañang said China will have to return someday what belongs to the country. In an interview aired on his Facebook page on Wednesday night, Palace spokesman Harry Roque said the Philippines one…

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The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board has ordered the granting of a 20 percent fare discount to persons with disability (PWD) by all public utility vehicles (PUV) through a newly issued memorandum circular (MC), the Department of Transportation said on Thursday. The MC 2018-004 was issued pursuant to Republic…

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A bettor from Batangas won the P45.3-million Megalotto 6/55 jackpot of the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) during Wednesday night’s draw. PCSO General Manager Alexander Balutan said the lone winner got the six-number combination 38-14-44-07-26-34 using “lucky pick” (computer generated). According to Balutan, the lucky bettor bought the ticket with…

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The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) is yet to find an anomaly in Income Tax Returns (ITRs) of Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno. BIR Deputy Commissioner Arnel Guballa made the pronouncement on Wednesday, the same day that the BIR submitted the ITRs of Sereno from 2004 to 2009 after previous…

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There is no need for President Rodrigo Duterte to attend a proposed Senate inquiry into his alleged hidden bank accounts as there is no basis for such allegation, Malacañang said on Wednesday. Sen. Francis Escudero, chairman of the Senate Committee on Banks, Financial Institutions and Currencies, had raised the possibility…

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A FILIPINA is among those missing in the magnitude 6.4 quake that shook the east coast of Taiwan on Thursdtay morning, reports reaching the Department of Foreign Affairs said. The reports, citing the Manila Economic and Cultural Office (MECO), said the unnamed Filipina is reportedly missing in Hualien. MECO said…

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Former senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr. is lying about his announcement to withdraw all motions that would delay the recount of ballots from the 2016 elections in the race for Vice President in the three pilot provinces of Camarines Sur, Negros Oriental and Iloilo, the camp of Vice President Maria Leonor…

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Two members of the Ortigas clan are determined to recover their rightful share of inheritance from their grandmother, the late Remedios Miranda de Ortigas. In a statement to The Manila Times, Edwina Angelica Michelle Litton Ortigas and Francesca Litton Ortigas, daughters of the late Jose Miranda Ortigas, said they will…

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