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‘What the heck?’ Health chief fumes over accreditation of clinic in ‘dialysis scam’

[embedded content] MANILA — Health Secretary Francisco Duque III on Tuesday said he was “very dismayed” that a dialysis center accused of fraudulent claims has continued to keep its accreditation from the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. The state-run corporation has ...

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Sanctions proposed for ‘unreasonable’ flight delays: transportation chief

MANILA—The government and several airlines have agreed to carry out sanctions over “unreasonable” flights delays, Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade said Friday. Tugade said airlines have also agreed to honor the passenger’s bill of rights, which states passengers are entitled to ...

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Treat ICC case vs China with ‘greater urgency’ – ex-DFA chief

Former Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario (left) and former Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales (middle) speak at a press briefing on Friday, March 22, 2019, on the complaint they filed against Chinese President Xi Jinping. (Photo by DARRYL JOHN ESGUERRA ...

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Thai junta chief proclaimed second-time prime minister

Thailand’s junta leader Prayuth Chan-ocha smiles after the royal endorsement ceremony at the Government House on June 11, 2019, AP BANGKOK — Thailand’s junta leader was officially proclaimed prime minister on Tuesday after the king endorsed Parliament’s vote for him ...

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Agri chief seeks airline warning vs meat from swine-flu hit areas

[embedded content] Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol on Wednesday said he requested Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade to direct airlines to warn passengers of a ban on bringing meat products into the country as a precaution against the African swine fever. Millions of ...

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Tulfo issues new apology after backlash for tirades vs DSWD chief

Erwin Tulfo. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO MANILA, Philippines — “I think I have to tone down and change my style.” These were the closing words of radio personality Erwin Tulfo as he issued Monday a new public apology for his tirades ...

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Thai junta chief gives thumbs-up to Orwell’s ‘Animal Farm’

In this May 28, 2019 photo, Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha talks to reporters before a cabinet meeting at the government house in Bangkok, Thailand.  AP BANGKOK — The late British writer and social critic George Orwell appears to be ...

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DOF chief OK with staggered tobacco tax hike for healthcare program

MANILA, Philippines – The staggered implementation of the proposed tobacco tax increase is not ideal but acceptable, as long as it covers the funding gap of the Universal Health Care program, Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III said Monday. “A staggered ...

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For the first time, Duterte lets Defense chief hand out diplomas to PMA graduates

BAGUIO CITY – President Rodrigo Duterte delegated the distribution of most diplomas during the graduation of the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) to Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana, as he watched from his seat. This is a first since he assumed office. ...

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Finance chief renews call for Senate to pass sin tax hikes

MANILA — Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez appealed to the Senate to prioritize the passage of a bill that will raise taxes on tobacco and alcohol, saying there was enough time to do so before lawmakers go on break, according to ...

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