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Malacañang on Tuesday said it will not allow unreasonable increases in the prices of basic commodities as the government activated its surveillance system against traders and groups that may be causing an artificial shortage of these products. Presidential Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. said the government does not tolerate hoarding…

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The youth unemployment rate in the country is more than double the national unemployment rate, Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Rosalinda Baldoz said on Tuesday. The Philippine Statistical Authority’s Labor Force Survey found that as of April 2014, there were 1.456 million unemployed youth, accounting for 16 percent of…

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THE Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday rejected a petition of transport groups for a temporary restraining order to stop the government from imposing higher penalties that would reach up to P1 million for “colorum” or unauthorized public utility vehicles (PUVs). It ordered the government, which will implement such penalties starting…

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The Sandiganbayan’s Fifth Division has barred Sen. Jose “Jinggoy” Estrada and his co-accused in the plunder complaint from leaving the country. The court issued a hold departure order (HDO) against Estrada, Janet Lim Napoles, Pauline Therese Mary Labayen, and John Raymund de Asis. Labayen was Estrada’s former deputy chief-of staff.…


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ULUGAN BAY, Palawan: As fears grow that China is on an aggressive South China Sea territorial grab, a sleepy village is being transformed into a major naval base that may host US warships. Ulugan Bay, a small, picturesque cove encircled by thick mangroves, has suddenly become a vital part of…

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SAN ANTONIO: The San Antonio Spurs defeated the Miami Heat 104-87 on Sunday to capture their fifth NBA championship and deny the Heat a third straight title. Fueled by the disappointment of a seven-game loss to the Heat in last year’s finals, the top-seeded Spurs throttled the two-time defending champions…

Business

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SINGAPORE: Oil traders moved cautiously in Asia on Tuesday after the previous day’s sharp losses as the threat of wildfires to Canada’s crude-producing Alberta region eased and a strong greenback dampened appetite. Canadian authorities were focusing on restoring output after the fires that have raged for a week forced oil…

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ARE the market monitoring teams of the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Philippine Stock Exchange, if they ever have one, even read the ownership disclosures of listed companies? If they do, they would perhaps find certain differences between those filed, say by Ayala Corp. (AC), and those posted by…

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There appears to be a widely held belief by foreign financial analysts that the Philippines has pulled off some form of economic miracle over the past few years. Looking at the facts “on the ground,” one sees a situation of continuing high levels of unemployment and underemployment, lack of opportunity,…

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THE Philippine stock market on Tuesday jumped 2.62 percent after opening weaker in a display of optimism equities experts attributed to the fast, credible and peaceful national elections on Monday. The benchmark Philippine Stock Exchange Index (PSEi) surged by 2.62 percent or 183.01 points, to close at 7,174.88, while the…

DBS TO NEXT GOVT

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Singapore-based banking giant DBS said the successor to the Aquino administration should continue to focus on the improvement of the government’s fiscal performance to sustain at least 6 percent annual gross domestic product (GDP) growth for the Philippines. In a report, DBS said that the economic visions of all the…

Regions

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THE foundation of presidential sister Aurora Corazon “Pinky” Aquino-Abellada on Wednesday received the 20 kindergarten schools from the Aboitiz Foundation, the social development arm of the Aboitiz group. As part of its initiatives geared towards uplifting the education system in the country, the Aboitiz Foundation has turned over 40 new…

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A lawmaker on Wednesday expressed opposition on the move to amend the 81-year-old Penal Code particularly the lowering of the minimum age of criminal liability to 13 years old saying the proposal may be off target. Sen. Nancy Binay was reacting to the proposals to repeal Book I of the…

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GOVERNMENT security forces have declared early this week that at least three provinces in the area of the Southern Tagalog region as free from the influences of the New People’s Army (NPA) rebels. With this declaration, the Philippine National Police (PNP) and the Armed Forces of the Philippines has signed…

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AN elderly man was hacked to death and his son was seriously injured after they were attacked by two men on Sunday in a hinterland village in Agusan del Sur, belated police reports said on Wednesday. Reports at the Philippine National Police operations center in Camp Crame identified the victim…

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LEGAZPI CITY: In an effort to curtail the increasing Chikungunya cases, the Department of Health (DOH) in Bicol is closely monitoring the disease as climate change is taking place here. The health authorities in Bicol expressed alarmed over the increasing cases of chikungunya, which might lead to an outbreak if…

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MINING communities in three provinces in the country were found to have dangerous levels of mercury in air which way beyond the levels that are considered safe. Sen. Miriam Santiago citing the study conducted by Basel Action Network (BAN), an organization focused on confronting the global environmental injustice, said that…

World

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NEW DELHI: An Indian news network ran a blank screen for an hour in protest at a controversial government ban on airing a documentary about the savage gang-rape of a Delhi student. NDTV broadcast a blank screen with only a flickering lamp in the background for an hour from 9pm…

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CHENGDU, China: He spent years in jail for running one of China’s few websites dedicated to reporting human rights abuses. But now authorities appreciate his coverage, Huang Qi said as his smartphone buzzed with fresh news of injustice. His website, “64 Tianwang,” named in part after the 1989 crackdown on…

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LONDON: The kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) overtook India in 2014 as the world’s biggest importer of defense equipment, fuelled by tensions in the Middle East, according to a study published on Sunday (Monday in Manila) by respected analysts IHS Jane’s. Global defence trade currently stands at $64.4 billion, said…

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MOSCOW: A Russian court on Sunday (Monday in Manila) charged two men with the murder of opposition activist Boris Nemtsov, including a former police officer from Chechnya who confessed to his involvement in what investigators said was a contract killing. Four others denied any connection to the killing of Nemtsov,…

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MARIUPOL, Ukraine: Several residents in this city in far eastern Ukraine said they want a united country, but they’re split on the use of force to solve Ukraine’s war with Russian-backed separatists. “We’re all here for a united Ukraine,” said Eduard Fyodorovych, 69, a retired steel worker, standing with friends…

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ABU DHABI: The first attempt to fly around the world in a plane using only solar power launched on Monday in Abu Dhabi in a landmark journey aimed at promoting green energy. The Solar Impulse 2, piloted by Andre Borschberg of Switzerland, took off at 7:12 am (04:12 am Manila…

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JAYAPURA: The first bodies of 54 people killed when a plane went down in eastern Indonesia were Wednesday carried from the remote crash site after bad weather hampered efforts to airlift them. Authorities also revealed rescuers were still looking for one of the Trigana Air plane’s two “black boxes”, the…

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SAN FRANCISCO: Only 21 percent of users who have tested Apple Music no longer use it, Apple said Wednesday, countering the results of a survey that found defection rates at more than twice that amount. In a survey of 5,000 people in the US, released Tuesday, music industry research company…

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WASHINGTON: After embarrassing false starts, Barack Obama is making a final push to close Guantanamo prison, but to fulfill that glaringly incomplete campaign promise he faces unpalatable compromises and internal resistance. When Congress returns from recess in September, Obama’s top counterterror advisor Lisa Monaco and Defense Secretary Ash Carter will submit…

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NEW YORK: A 42-year-old American was arrested in Texas on Wednesday and charged with making a hoax bomb threat at the Statue of Liberty that forced the evacuation of 3,230 people, officials said. Jason Smith from West Virginia allegedly called emergency services identifying himself as “Abdul Yasin” and as an…

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CHICAGO: A US mother in Ohio admitted killing her three young sons in separate incidents over the past 13 months because her husband paid more attention to the boys than a daughter, police said. Brittany Pilkington called 911 shortly after 3:00 am Tuesday to report that her three-month-old baby, Noah,…