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THE Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) has expressed apprehension over Malacañang’s delay in reviewing the draft of the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) but the group continues to hold on to the commitment of President Benigno Aquino 3rd that the BBL will be enacted into law. “That is our concern. We…

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Opposition lawmakers are bent on filing an impeachment complaint against President Benigno Aquino 3rd but they will not use the one prepared by Oliver Lozano because they found it “insufficient in form and substance.” Two days after the Supreme Court (SC) declared the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) unconstitutional, Lozano personally…

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Vice President Jejomar Binay and the Home Guaranty Corp. (HGC) did not receive any funds from the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP), HGC President Manuel Sanchez said on Sunday. “We have not received nor asked for P2.243 billion from the DAP,” Sanchez added. Recent reports said Binay, also the chairman of…

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Typhoon Florita intensified further as it continued to move on a west-northwest direction on Sunday, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said. According to the weather bureau, the storm gained strength while it was still in the sea when its maximum sustained winds increased from 165 kilometers…


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MILWAUKEE: A team of University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers has shown that chronic stress of poverty, neglect and physical abuse in early life may shrink the parts of a child’s developing brain responsible for memory, learning and processing emotion. While early-life stress already has been linked to depression, anxiety, heart disease,…

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REP. Terry Ridon of Kabataan party-list on Saturday said fraternity-related violence continues because of loopholes in Republic Act No. 8049 or the Anti-Hazing Law of 1995. “Loopholes in the Anti-Hazing Law, including the exclusion of community fraternities and sororities from the mandate of the law, and the exemption of hazing…

Business

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THE national government’s budget balance reverted to a P55 billion surplus in April, reversing a deficit in March on stronger revenue collections, data released by the Department of Finance (DOF) showed on Wednesday. The budget balance in March stood at a deficit of P74.38 billion. Year-on-year, the April surplus was…

NCC URGES GOVT TO OPEN INFRA, TOURISM TO FOREIGN INVESTMENT

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The Philippine economy needs to be more “outward-looking” to reach new growth levels, opening up several sectors such as infrastructure and tourism to foreign investment, an official of the National Competitiveness Council (NCC) said on Tuesday. Given a government target for the Filipino family to have a gross monthly income…

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The National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) on Tuesday said the Brexit will have minimal direct effect on the Philippine economy, but that the country would have to be watchful for indirect effects coming from the impact on the European Union (EU) and the wider global economy. In a statement,…

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The Philippine government will need a comprehensive tax reform program to achieve Filipinos’ aspirations under the 25-year long-term vision for the country called “AmBisyon Natin 2040,” the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) said in a media forum in cooperation with the Economic Journalists Association of the Philippines on Tuesday.…

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Slowing growth in China and continuing tepid growth in Japan will continue to provide headwinds against the Philippines’ trade position, but the impact on the overall current account will be limited, Fitch-owned BMI Research said. “The Philippines’ trade position has taken a blow from the slowdown in regional trade over…

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Irrigation, disaster recovery, infrastructure ‘need to be addressed immediately’ – ECCP The European business community is looking to work closely with the incoming Duterte Administration to address gaps and roadblocks in the country’s agriculture sector, Henry Schumacher, vice president of the European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines (ECCP), said…

Regions

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The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR)–Revenue District Office (RDO) No. 11 recently closed two specialty restaurants in Kalibo town, the gateway to the world famous Boracay Island, for under declaring their sales to cut down on tax payments. In an interview, RDO No. 11 regional director lawyer Romulo Aguila Jr.…

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THE National Economic and Development Authority in Region 6 (NEDA-6) will orient local government units (LGUs) in Iloilo province on public-private partnership (PPP) to help the province in their development plans and to attract more private investors. NEDA-6 Regional Director Ro-Ann Bacal said it will be easier for LGUs and…

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Members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) based in Palawan province will join the United States Pacific Air Force (Pacaf) in a mutual Humanitarian Civil Assistance (HCA) and Civil Military Operations (CMO) to enhance the response of both armed forces during calamities and disasters. Lt. Col. Emmanuel A.…

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The Department of Health in Davao City has intensified its campaign against dengue after cases of the said disease increased by 1000 for the first 8 months of the year alone. DOH in Region 11 said that they already recorded 6,937 cases of dengue for the first 8 months of…

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LEGAZPI CITY: San Miguel Corp. (SMC) is set to takeover the debt-ridden Albay Electric Cooperative (Aleco) after three other interested buyers withdrew during the August 7 bidding for the said power distributor, Gov. Joey Salceda of Albay said over the weekend. The governor noted that SMC would shoulder Aleco’s P4-billion…

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ZAMBOANGA CITY: A team from the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) has inspected the Zamboanga City bus terminal and was shocked to see the poor condition of the depot in one of the highly urbanized city in Mindanao. The team raised concerns over the safety of travelers in the…

World

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PARIS: A year on from the start of the Ebola outbreak, a report published Monday by frontline aid agency Doctors Without Borders slammed the international community’s slow response and detailed the “indescribable horror” faced by its staff. More than 10,000 people have been killed and some 25,000 infected since the…

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THE final verdict will not be in the obituaries. The final verdict will be when the PhD students dig out the archives,” Singapore’s founding prime minister Lee Kuan Yew told The New York Times soberly when asked about his legacy in a September 2010 interview. On Monday morning, Lee passed…

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TOKYO: The governor of Okinawa on Monday ordered a halt to construction of a controversial US military airbase, the latest twist in a saga that has riven southern Japan for decades. Setting up a new clash between the central government in Tokyo and the independently minded semi-tropical island chain, Takeshi…

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WASHINGTON D.C.: Once reviled by fellow Republicans as a “wacko bird” for leading the US government to a 2013 shutdown, resurgent Senator Ted Cruz has turned his Constitution-above-all conservatism into a Tea Party quest for the White House. As a freshman in the upper chamber of Congress, the 44-year-old Texas…

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COLOMBO: Sri Lanka’s new president heads to Beijing this week for talks with China’s leadership, seeking to smooth ruffled feathers after scuttling Chinese-funded projects and seeking stronger ties with regional rival India. Maithripala Sirisena swept to power in January, ending a decade of rule by Mahinda Rajapakse, whose close alliance…

Today's Breaking News

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No one seems to have a clue what Yaya Dub—currently the country’s most popular dalaga—wrote her suitor Alden Richards the day their love team broke records with 22 million tweets on Saturday. As of the present, what Filipinos know is that Yaya Dub, or Maine Mendoza, wrote the real name…

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UNITED NATIONS: Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and Microsoft billionaire Bill Gates on Saturday threw their weight behind the goal of bringing Internet access to everyone in the world by 2020. The pledge comes amid a United Nations effort to eradicate extreme poverty by 2030, a goal set on Friday during…

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KUALA LUMPUR: Air pollution in Malaysia’s capital spiked to “very unhealthy” levels on Sunday as acrid smoke billowing from Indonesian agricultural fires intensified, in an environmental crisis that is fraying regional tempers. Pollution readings soared past the 200-point level Sunday morning in the Malaysian government’s hourly air-quality index, a threshold…

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HONG KONG: Protesters are due to gather once more in Hong Kong on Monday, a year since the start of huge pro-democracy rallies that brought parts of the city to a standstill. But with no concessions on political reform from authorities in Beijing and Hong Kong, campaigners, disheartened by a…