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Comrades may have killed Sagay farmers – DAR chief

MANILA – Nine sugarcane workers who died in a fatal shooting in Negros Occidental may have been killed by their fellow farmers, Agrarian Reform Secretary John Castriciones said Tuesday. The fatalities, all members of the National Federation of Sugar Workers ...

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'Na-seen zone ako': Environment chief presses El Nido gov't on violations

MANILA – Tourism Secretary Berna Romulo-Puyat on Sunday pressed the local government of El Nido, Palawan to explain supposed violations against its local laws on sustainable tourism. Romulo-Puyat said that in a recent trip to the holiday island, she noticed ...

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PDEA chief ‘will never pursue’ surprise drug test for election candidates

Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency Director General Aaron Aquino. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO / NINO JESUS ORBETA Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) Director General Aaron Aquino said Friday he will never pursue on the idea of surprise drug tests for election candidates because ...

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US Treasury chief to skip Saudi investment conference amid Khashoggi case

US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Thursday he will skip next week's Saudi investment summit, dealing another blow to Riyadh following the suspected murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. "I will not be participating in the Future Investment Initiative summit in ...

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Tourist arrivals up by 8.4 pct in August: DOT chief

MANILA—Tourist arrivals in the country increased by 8.4 percent in August despite the closure of Boracay, the Department of Tourism said Saturday. Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat said the agency is targeting 7.4 million tourist arrivals this year from 6.6 million ...

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PEZA chief to lobby against TRAIN 2

The head of the Philippine Economic Zone Authority wants to meet with President Duterte to air her appeal to stop the second package of tax reforms. As Warren de Guzman tells us, concerns over the proposed measure continue piling up. ...

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Duterte taps ISAFP head as next Army chief

MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte is tapping Major General Macairog Alberto as the next Philippine Army chief. Alberto, chief of the Armed Forces’ Intelligence Service (ISAFP), replaces retiring Army chief Rolando Bautista, who Duterte earlier named as Social Welfare Secretary.  ...

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Leaders need to fix broken economic models: IMF chief

NUSA DUA, Indonesia – World leaders need to fix global trading systems instead of trying to tear them down, International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde said Wednesday, in a rebuke to nationalist politicians pushing tariffs and protectionism. Her comments come ...

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Cavite shooting: Village chief dies, 3 hurt

SAN PEDRO CITY – A village captain in Silang, Cavite was killed while three others were wounded after armed men attacked them at a village covered court, the police said Wednesday. Regional police spokesperson Supt. Chitadel Gaoiran in a message ...

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3 local drug groups eyed behind Lanao del Sur ambush: PDEA chief

MANILA—Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) chief Aaron Aquino confirmed on Saturday that the agency is looking into about three local drug groups responsible for the ambush of a six-man PDEA team in Lanao del Sur. "As of this time, we ...

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