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Energy chief says national transmission grid can be remotely controlled by ‘foreign entities’

[embedded content] Contrary to assertions, the country’s energy chief believes the national power grid can be controlled by foreign entities. The National Grid Corporation of the Philippines, however, is still denying this claim. – Business Nightly, ANC, December 2, 2019 ...

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Japan’s ex-top currency diplomat Asakawa is new ADB chief

Asian Development Bank President-elect Masatsugu Asakawa speaks during an interview with Reuters in Tokyo, Japan, November 29, 2019. Kim Kyung-Hoon, Reuters TOKYO – Former Japanese Vice Finance Minister for International Affairs Masatsugu Asakawa has been selected as the new president ...

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Malaysia basketball chief disciplined over flag blunder

Malaysia’s basketball chief has taken indefinite leave after an incorrect version of the national flag was displayed at a youth tournament, sparking nationwide outrage, accusations of “betrayal” and even a police probe. The angry response echoes the heated reactions seen ...

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‘Onerous’ power grid deal with Fil-Chinese firm lacks full oversight: DOE chief

MANILA — The “onerous” contract of a Filipino-Chinese consortium to manage and operate the Philippines’ power transmission infrastructure doesn’t grant local authorities full oversight, Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi said Wednesday, as he supported calls to investigate the deal. The National ...

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‘Onerous’ power grid deal with Fil-Chinese firm lacks full oversight: DOE chief

MANILA — The “onerous” contract of a Filipino-Chinese consortium to manage and operate the Philippines’ power transmission infrastructure doesn’t grant local authorities full oversight, Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi said Wednesday, as he supported calls to investigate the deal. The National ...

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Urgent reply from Philippine ‍football chief

The Philippine Football Federation (PFF) is holding an election for the top football post in the country on Nov. 29. Incumbent Mariano Araneta is running for a third term, but Ricky Yanson of the Negros Oriental Football Association raised several ...

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POC chief: Early SEA Games problems ‘just glitches,’ can’t be avoided

Media members wait for the press conference at what seems like an unfinished venue before the start of the Malaysia-Myanmar men’s football game in the Southeast Asian Games in Manila on Nov. 26, 2019. POC president Abraham Tolentino said the ...

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Public to feel ‘full effect’ of ‘Build, Build, Build’ by 2020, DPWH chief says

A worker pauses at the Skyway Stage 3 construction site in Manila. Public Works Sec. Mark Villar says the public will feel the “full effect” of the government’s infrastructure program by 2020. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News/file MANILA — The public ...

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PBA: Ending SMB’s Grand Slam bid wasn’t Ginebra’s chief motivation

MANILA, Philippines – Barangay Ginebra continues to be the hurdle that San Miguel Beer just cannot overcome in its quest for a Grand Slam. The Beermen’s bid for a third PBA crown this season ended on Sunday, when the Gin ...

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Hike rice tariffs to rescue farmers, ex-agriculture chief urges gov’t

A rice farmer looks at his farm in Guimba, Nueva Ecija. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News/file MANILA — The government should activate “safeguard duties” to temporarily increase tariffs on rice and help local farmers compete with overseas purchases of the staple ...

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