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SENATE President Pro-Tempore Ralph Recto may be right in saying that the P130 billion remaining fund from the Malapaya deep water gas-to-power project is unaccounted for since even officials of the Department of Finance (DOF) had a difficult time explaining where the money went. During the resumption of the briefing…

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THE Department of Education (DepEd) has signed an P8.8 billion contract for the second phase of the Public-Private Partnership for the School Infrastructure Project (PSIP II) in line with the government’s efforts to address classroom. Education Secretary Armin Luistro inked the build-transfer agreement last Thursday with Megawide Constructions Corp., BSP…

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SUPREME Court (SC) justices rebuked Chief Justice Lourdes Sereno for issuing a unilateral order asking Justice Secretary Leila de Lima to tap the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) to investigate members of the judiciary. The Manila Times learned that the justices discussed a press statement issued by Sereno’s office that…

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MARIBOJOC, Bohol: Gov. Edgar Chatto of Bohol said Boholanons will rise from the tragedy inflicted by the huge earthquake that devastated the province. “Boholanons are very resilient. Bohol can rise again. We will turn around,” Chatto said as he met the humanitarian team sent by Albay province. The death toll…


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THE Senate can still use its embargoed portion of the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) for calamity victims even if the Supreme Court declared the pork barrel unconstitutional, Senate President Franklin Drilon said on Sunday. In fact, Drilon said, the Senate will present a resolution today expressing the desire of…

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Sultan Jamalul Kiram 3RD, heir to the Sultanate of Sulu and North Borneo, died of multiple organ failure on Sunday. He was 75. “He died peacefully. In fact, even with his last breath, he recited our morning prayer. He is with Allah,” Kiram’s wife, Dr. Fatima Celia Kiram, told The…

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Toyota Motor Philippines Corp. (TMP) is setting aside “more than a billion Japanese yen” or over P400 million for the first two years of its participation in the government’s Comprehensive Automotive Resurgence Strategy (CARS) Program. Under Executive Order 182, the program seeks to support three model vehicles for mass production…

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The Department of Trade and Industry said it will continue to support the micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSME) this year on the heels of the achievements in 2015. “We are proud to inform the public that the Regional Operations Group (ROG) in 2015 has worked with tireless enthusiasm with…

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AC Energy Holdings Inc., the power arm of the Ayala Group, supports the public-private-partnership option for the 121-kilometer (km) Batangas-Manila natural gas pipeline. ”Perhaps if the government takes the lead and puts in the infrastructure, yes, it could be a PPP for the liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal and pipeline.…

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REPUBLIC Cement & Building Materials Inc. (RCBM) has filed a petition to be delisted from the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE) for failing to meet the 10-percent minimum public ownership requirement imposed by law. In a disclosure to the exchange on Friday, the company formerly known as Lafarge Republic Inc. said…

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AYALA-LED Light Rail Manila Corp. (LRMC) is buckling up to spend up to $200 million for the rehabilitation of the 32-year-old Light Rail Transit (LRT) Line 1 that traverses 20 stations from Roosevelt Avenue to Baclaran in Metro Manila. LRMC was awarded the concession to operate and maintain LRT-1, taking…

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BANGALORE, India: Indian software giant Infosys reported a better-than-expected 6.6 percent rise in quarterly earnings on Thursday, riding out the effects of deadly floods in Chennai and sending its stock soaring. The country’s second largest IT services exporter said its net profit for October to December 2015 increased to 34.65…

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PARIS: France and Saudi Arabia are close to signing a $3-billion arms deal for Lebanon, the Elysee Palace said on Monday (Tuesday in Manila) following talks between President Francois Hollande and the Saudi crown prince. “It will not be signed Monday but it is being finalized,” an aide to the…

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KANO, Nigeria: Boko Haram militants on Monday launched a pre-dawn raid on Nigerian troops as they prepared for a major offensive to retake a town that the group’s leader declared part of his Islamic caliphate. Scores of Boko Haram fighters stormed the town of Bama as soldiers readied for an…

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SUVA, Fiji: Fiji revealed for the first time on Tuesday the demands being made by Al-Qaeda-linked Syria rebels who took more than 40 United Nations peacekeepers hostage in the Golan Heights last week. The Pacific nation’s army chief Mosese Tikoitoga said the rebels wanted their organization, the Al-Qaeda affiliate Al-Nusra…

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SYDNEY: Australia is satisfied with the safeguards India has in place to allow the export of uranium to the nuclear-armed nation, Trade Minister Andrew Robb said on Tuesday. Prime Minister Tony Abbott is due to arrive in India on Thursday for his first visit to the country since assuming power…

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BERLIN: Germany will inaugurate on Tuesday the first national memorial to the estimated 300,000 ill and disabled people systematically murdered by the Nazis under Adolf Hitler, at a ceremony with victims’ relatives. The site next to the Tiergarten park is the fourth and likely final major memorial in Berlin’s city…

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HAVANA: Cuban ex-president Fidel Castro lashed out at the United States and Europe on Monday, accusing them of war-mongering and comparing the North Atlantic Treaty Organization military alliance’s representatives to the Nazi SS. In a tortuous column published in Cuban state media, the father of the island’s communist revolution also…

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LONDON: British detective writer P. D. James, the creator of the best-selling series featuring poetry-writing sleuth Adam Dalgliesh, died on Thursday at the age of 94. Faber and Faber, which published James since her first book in 1962, said she died peacefully at home in Oxford, and paid tribute to…

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MEXICO CITY: Mexico’s embattled president unveiled sweeping reforms Thursday to dissolve corruption-plagued municipal police forces nationwide amid an outcry over the role of gang-affiliated authorities in the presumed slaughter of 43 students. More carnage hit Mexico hours before President Enrique Pena Nieto’s announcement, with the discovery of 11 beheaded bodies…

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KABUL: Taliban militants attacked a foreign guesthouse in central Kabul on Thursday, hours after a suicide bomber targeted a British embassy vehicle in a blast that killed six people, triggering fears of spiralling unrest. Attacks across the Afghan capital have increased in recent weeks as US-led NATO forces wrap up…

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Tropical depression “Queenie”has crossed Northern Palawan and is now moving towards the West Philippine Sea and is expected to exit the country by Friday evening, according to Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA). In an interview, PAGASA weather forecaster Samuel Duran said that as of 4 a.m. Tropical…

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The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) announced that the number of seagoing passengers stranded by inclement weather and rough waves, caused by Tropical Depression “Queenie” has now hit the 4,229 mark. This figure was sourced from the various ports serving the Central, Eastern and Western Visayas, Northern Mindanao and Palawan. Vessels…