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Both of the country’s biggest broadcasting companies have laid claim as the No. 1 television station for the month of June, citing their according to their respective rating agencies. On Thursday, ABS-CBN said it has a stronghold in viewership last June with an average national audience share of 47 percent,…

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CEBU’S top real estate firms are gathering for a two-day meet up to showcase and encourage more industry activities and in the province dubbed as a top destination for emerging property developments outside Metro Manila. Mediacom Solutions Inc. and Lamudi – the global property portal of Rocket Internet – are…

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The Philippine Deposit Insurance Corp. (PDIC) will start servicing the deposit insurance claims of depositors of the closed Siargao Bank (A Rural Bank), Inc. on Friday, July 3, 2015. Servicing of claims for the bank’s Head Office and Mainit Branch will be conducted on July 3 and 6, 2015, 8…

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PARIS: China and France’s plan to team up on projects in Africa and Asia is a win-win deal that will “serve the interests of all,” Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang said on Wednesday (Thursday in Manila). In recent years, China has muscled out Western nations from emerging economies, especially in…


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BRUSSELS: Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras vowed on Wednesday (Thursday in Manila) to press ahead with a controversial bailout referendum as European leaders ruled out any fresh debt offer before Sunday’s vote. Hours after Greece became the first advanced economy to default on an International Monetary Fund (IMF) repayment, the…

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HONG KONG: Asian markets tracked global stocks higher on Thursday on hopes for a deal to keep Greece in the eurozone as the country prepares for a crucial weekend referendum, but Shanghai tumbled again despite authorities relaxing trading rules to temper recent volatility. Regional traders were broadly upbeat on the…

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WASHINGTON, D.C.: The United States (US) House of Representatives on Wednesday (Thursday in Manila) narrowly beat back an effort to cut funding to National Security Agency (NSA) programs that scoop up telephone data on millions of Americans. The amendment, following disclosures about the sweeping US surveillance programs, was backed by…

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LONDON: Britain’s Prince William, his wife Kate and newly named baby son George spent on Wednesday night (Thursday in Manila) at her family home in rural England, far from the glare of the world’s media. The couple slipped away from London in the afternoon, shortly before it was announced that…

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MOSCOW: Fugitive United States (US) intelligence leaker Edward Snowden on Thursday awaited permission to leave the Moscow airport where he has been stuck for over a month, as the US stepped up pressure on Russia to send him back home. Reports on Wednesday indicated that Russian authorities were preparing to…

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CIDAUN: Rescuers searched the seas off Indonesia’s Java island on Wednesday for possibly dozens of asylum-seekers missing after their Australia-bound boat sank, leaving at least seven confirmed dead and 156 survivors. Five children including an 18-month-old baby were among the dead, local police spokesman Achmad Suprijatna said, adding that a…

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NEW DELHI: An Indian court is expected to deliver the first verdict this week on one of five suspects tried over the fatal gang-rape of a student, which triggered outrage and protests across the country. A juveniles’ court in New Delhi has finished hearing the case of the youngest suspect,…

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WASHINGTON, D.C.: United States (US) regulators on Tuesday (Wednesday in Manila) released a review of scientific data that shows menthol cigarettes are harder to quit than regular kinds, and asked for public input on a possible ban. The mint-flavored cigarettes do not appear linked to a higher risk of disease,…

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Despite the plunder charges filed by the Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas (KMP) against President Benigno Aquino 3rd and Budget Secretary Florencio Abad, the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) retorted that the charge of alleged misuse of the P125-million Malampaya fund is only a product of “hyperactive imagination.” “The charges…

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Malacanang maintained that President Benigno Aquino 3rd will not force Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) Chair Zenaida Ducut to quit her post amid renewed calls by some lawmakers. Lawmakers from the party-list Akbayan on Thursday asked President Aquino to remove Ducut, noting that the ERC chief “is guilty of gross neglect…

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EVEN legitimate overseas Filipino workers (OFW) in Malaysia are reportedly not being spared from the ongoing crackdown on illegal immigrants as tales of abuse and of Filipinos being subjected to torture and “inhuman” treatment continue to be ignored by envoys there. Because of this, Malacanang on Thursday directed the Department…

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Two administration lawmakers on Thursday Pres. Benigno Aquino 3rd to remove Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) chair Zenaida Ducut from office for her role in approving Manila Electric Co. (Meralco)’s big-time power rate hike. Akbayan Party-list Reps. Walden Bello and Barry Gutierrez filed an administrative complaint before the Office of the…

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EXECUTIVES of state-run agencies who reportedly got fat bonuses and per diems should explain how they arrived at such computation and justify if they, indeed, deserve such benefits, Malacanang said on Thursday. In a press briefing, Presidential Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. said officials of government owned and controlled corporations…