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BALANGA City: Passenger jeepneys in Bataan were back on the roads on Tuesday after staging a strike on Monday in opposition to the public utility vehicle (PUV) modernization program of government. Drivers of jeepneys in the first district of Bataan resumed their regular trips but the few passengers were noticeable…

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A Spanish court has ordered two powerful Catalan separatists to be detained, threatening a further escalation of the political crisis Tuesday as both sides refuse to budge in their high-stakes standoff over the region’s independence bid. Protests broke out in Catalonia’s capital Barcelona on Monday as news spread that Jordi…

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AS the nationwide jeepney strike continued on Tuesday, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) lifted the number coding scheme to reduce the number of commuters as Malacanang maintained its decision to suspend government work and classes at all levels in both in public and private schools. But the MMDA also…

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THE head of the transport group, which led the two-day strike against the government’s plan to modernize public utility vehicles (PUVs) is facing charges for violating the Public Service Law, an official of the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFB) said on Tuesday. “Another case for George San Mateo……

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TROPICAL Storm “Paolo” (international name: Lan) intensified slightly although it is not expected to affect any part of the country, the state-run weather bureau said on Tuesday. The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said that Paolo was located 885 kilometers (km) east of Guiuan, Eastern Samar with…

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AN unidentified Filipino was among the fatalities in the wildfire currently engulfing North California’s wine area, the Department of Foreign Affairs said on Tuesday. “We offer our sincere sympathies and prayers to the family of our kababayan who perished in this horrific fire,” Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano said…

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SUPPORT for President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs is the “majority sentiment” among Filipinos, although most believe that extrajudicial killings (EJKs) occured in the campaign, according to the latest Pulse Asia survey released on Monday. The poll, from September 24 to 30, showed that 88 percent of the surveyed respondents…

THAILAND-BASED BUSINESSMEN:

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With a market of 100 million, cost-effective wages and an English-speaking workforce, the Philippines is very attractive to foreign investors, a group of Thailand-based businessmen said on Monday. Officers of the One Belt One Road (OBOR) Association visited the Philippines from October 11 to 16 to look at investment opportunities…

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