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TO strengthen transparency and good governance, the Department of Agriculture (DA) will now utilize Applied Geotagging (AGT) in all its projects, in lined with the standards developed and utilized by the Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP). In a memorandum, Secretary Proceso Alcala enjoined all DA officials and project implementers to…

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State-owned corporate regulator Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has issued a warning to the public about fraudulent investment schemes the SEC says are being undertaken by firm Forward Direct Selling Corp. In an advisory, SEC said Forward Direct Selling Corp. is “inviting people to invest under the same scheme used…

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GT Capital Holdings Inc. is going full throttle into property development to grow its business in line with and beyond the present scope of its exposures in banking, automotive, and life insurance. Moving forward, the company has set “a strategic direction” focus on real estate, infrastructure, and synergies with its…


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THE country’s four local carriers are seeking flight entitlements to Russia following the signing of a new air services agreement between the Philippines and Russia in July. Cebu Pacific, Philippine Airlines, AirPhil and ZestAir have filed with the Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB) their respective applications for allocation of entitlements to…

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ENFINITY Philippines Renewable Sources Inc. is considering the development of a second phase for its P3.6-billion solar energy project in Concepcion, Tarlac. The first phase of the Concepcion Solar Power Project, which has a rated capacity of 50.55 megawatts (MW) covering an area of 54.6 hectares, broke ground Monday last…

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YANGON: Police have arrested 44 people in connection with deadly anti-Muslim violence in western Myanmar, state media said on Sunday, after the latest violence erupted during a presidential tour of the strife-torn region. Days of tensions in the town of Thandwe in restive Rakhine State turned into bloodshed on Tuesday,…

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MOSCOW: Rock stars and celebrities joined a worldwide vigil on Saturday (Sunday in Manila) in support of 30 Greenpeace activists whose jailing by Russia after a protest against Arctic oil drilling sparked a new row between Moscow and the West. British actor Jude Law, fashion designer Vivienne Westwood, The Clash…

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LAMPEDUSA: Survivors cried over the coffins of their loved ones on Saturday (Sunday in Manila) as Italy denied claims that rescue efforts were delayed in a shipwreck tragedy in which 300 African migrants are feared dead. Rough seas around the island of Lampedusa have suspended the search, and controversy has…

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KABUL: Nominations for Afghanistan’s presidential elections were set to close on Sunday, with deals being cut among former warlords, veteran politicians and tribal leaders in a last-minute frenzy of political maneuvering. At least three major contenders waited until the final day of nominations to declare whether they would run on…

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BERLIN: A rush of publishing start-ups and ever new ways to lure readers in an industry with Amazon breathing down its neck will be a central theme at the world’s biggest book fair, opening in Germany on Wednesday. Faced with competition from the online giant, publishers face an “imperative to…

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DINALUPIHAN, Bataan: The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) is targeting to include some 3,000 open areas in this town in the government’s National Greening Program. DENR provincial chief Fred Sadueste said the reforestation is necessary to thwart climate change and lessen flooding. Ofelia Rodriguez, chairperson of the Mt.…

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The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) on Friday said that good weather condition will continue to prevail in most parts of the country for the next two to three days. In an interview, PAGASA weather forecaster Connie Dadivas said that although partly cloudy to cloudy skies with…

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WASHINGTON: Speaker John Boehner has invited Pope Francis to deliver a joint address to Congress, in what would be the first such session by the head of the Catholic Church. The invitation was made on the first anniversary of popular pope’s election, and meshes with efforts by Republicans to portray…

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Interim Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatsenyuk appealed to the United Nations Security Council and Russia’s U.N. ambassador Thursday to prevent war from breaking out between the two former Soviet republics over the political future of the strategic Crimean peninsula. In Moscow, President Vladimir Putin contended that Russia wasn’t responsible for…