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EFRAIM Genuino, former chairman of the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. (Pagcor), is facing a slew of criminal charges before the Sandiganbayan over the alleged anomalous purchase of movie tickets, illegal donations to private entities and illegal storage of donated rice for typhoon victims. Graft investigators filed 20 counts of…

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Following the disqualification of a party-list group representing senior citizens, President Benigno Aquino 3rd on Tuesday vetoed a measure that seeks to grant more benefits to some 7,000 Filipino centenarians. Palace deputy spokesman Abigail Valte explained that the President vetoed the bill because the discounts and tax deductions it aims…

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THE tangled mess that the Philippine government had to handle over the killing of a Taiwanese fisherman should prompt Manila to review its One China Policy, which prevents the country from negotiating with Taiwan on a diplomatic and political level, two senior government officials said on Tuesday. The sources, who…


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BAMBANG, Nueva Vizcaya: Police Officer 2 Elmark Rodney Pinated, 25, one of the policemen killed by New People’s Army (NPA) guerillas in Cagayan province, left a young widow and a sorrowful mother who will forever condemn the ideology of communist rebels. Evelyn Pinated, a native of Lubbuagan, Kalinga province, said…

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PRESIDENT Benigno Aquino 3rd has appointed maritime law and policy expert Maximo Mejia Jr. as the new administrator of the Maritime Industry Authority (Marina). In a press briefing, Palace deputy spokesman Abigail Valte said the President signed Mejia’s appointment letter on May 22. Mejia will replace Emerson Lorenzo. His term…

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The National Electrification Administration (NEA) was recognized as the first government-owned and -controlled corporation (GOCC) to bag the Island of Good Governance (IGG) after showing a stellar performance in the public sector. The NEA said in a statement that the award was given by the Institute for Solidarity in Asia…

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THE Manila Electric Co. (Meralco) has ramped up exploratory talks for the acquisition of distribution utilities (DUs) across the country. Meralco Chairman Manuel V. Pangilinan said Friday the country’s largest power distributor might clinch some deals by next year. “We’re looking at distribution utilities in the provinces. Quite a number…

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Boutique property developer and gaming firm Belle Corp. reported a net income of P1.1 billion for the first nine months of the year, higher by about 80 percent compared to the recurring net income of P631.1 million in the same period last year, excluding one-off provisions. It said net income…

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Criticizes ‘lousy service’ from incumbent operators Australia’s Telstra  expects to invest about $1 billion for its planned Philippine venture, negotiations for which remain ongoing, executives said on Thursday. CEO Andrew Penn, asked to provide more details about a proposed telco venture with the Philippines’ San Miguel Corp., replied: “Our estimate…

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Listed technology solutions provider DFNN Inc. expects gaming revenue to increase three-fold next year as it triples the growth of electronic gaming machines (EGM) terminals in the country and mulls acquiring allied businesses. “As of third quarter [of 2015], we are already at 1,225 terminals. We are pretty close to…

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BAGHDAD: Iraqi forces launched an operation Friday to retake areas near the militant-held city of Fallujah in preparation for an eventual assault, a senior officer said, as violence killed 11 people. Anti-government fighters have held Fallujah, just a short drive from Baghdad, and shifting parts of Anbar provincial capital Ramadi,…

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DONETSK: Nine Red Cross members whom rebels said they had detained in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk have been released, officials from the organization told Agence France Presse Saturday. David Pierre Marquet, International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) spokesman for Europe and Central Asia in Geneva, confirmed the…

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BANGKOK: Thailand’s pro-government “Red Shirts” began massing Saturday in Bangkok to challenge a bid by opposition protesters to install an unelected regime in power after the removal of the prime minister. The dismissal of premier Yingluck Shinawatra and nine ministers by the Constitutional Court this week for the improper transfer…

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NEW DELHI: Campaigning in India’s bitterly fought general election was set to end Saturday ahead of next week’s final voting with the Hindu nationalist opposition already scenting victory. “We’ll get a clear majority,” Amit Shah, a close aide to charismatic but divisive Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Narendra Modi, tipped…

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SAN FRANCISCO: An appeals court on Friday breathed new life into Oracle’s big-money lawsuit against Google by ruling that software commands can be copyrighted just like classic books. A panel of three judges in the US Federal Circuit Court of Appeals concluded that a trial court erred last year by…

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WASHINGTON: US Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew will meet top officials in Beijing next week, officials said. Lew will spend Tuesday in talks with Chinese counterparts, with China’s reform agenda, the coming annual US-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue, and “efforts to level the playing field for US workers and firms” on…

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GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Frustration mounted as both Israel and Palestinian militants ignored each other’s unilateral truce declarations Sunday, casting doubt on international efforts to bring the deadly warfare in the Gaza Strip to an end. After initially approving a 24-hour “humanitarian window” requested by the United Nations, Israel…

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KIEV, Ukraine — An apparent agreement between the Malaysian government and pro-Russia separatists to secure the crash zone of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 has come to naught as fighting continued in the area of eastern Ukraine where the jet went down. Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said Sunday that he…

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WASHINGTON — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday that the country would continue its assault on militant targets in the Gaza Strip despite growing international concern about the number of Palestinian civilian casualties in the conflict. In interviews on Sunday TV talk shows, Netanyahu said Israel would remain focused…

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President Benigno Aquino 3rd remains committed to implementing more reforms that are beneficial to every Filipino in the remaining two years of his administration, a Palace official said on Sunday. Presidential Communication Operations Office (PCOO) Secretary Herminio Coloma stressed this amid the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) controversy and other challenges…

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The Embassy of the United States in Manila announced that it will be closed to the public on Tuesday, in observance of Eid’l Fitr. It will resume office Wednesday. Malacañang earlier declared July 29 this year as a national holiday in observance of Eid’l Fitr. It is celebrated by devout…

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Possible rains will continue to be experienced in many parts of the country Monday as President Benigno S. Aquino III is scheduled to deliver his 5th state-of-the-nation address (SONA) in the afternoon before the joint session of the 17th Congress, according to Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA).…