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Bird flu confirmed in Nueva Ecija: agri chief

MANILA – The Philippines on Friday reported bird flu cases in Nueva Ecija province, as it moved to contain the virus in neighboring Pampanga. Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol did not provide additional details but said there was avian flu “presence” ...

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Bird flu outbreak may affect egg supply: Agri chief

MANILA- A bird flu outbreak in the town of San Luis, Pampanga may affect the supply of eggs in the market, Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol said Friday. In a press briefing, Piñol said most of the affected farms in San ...

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Gov't 'squarely behind' small businesses, finance chief says

MANILA – Government will support growth in micro and small businesses, Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez said Wednesday, as he touted “substantial accomplishments” under President Rodrigo Duterte’s economic agenda. Dominguez noted that small businesses comprise 99.6 percent of all enterprises in ...

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Massive support overwhelms wife of poll chief

Patricia Paz Bautista —LYN RILLON / Philippine Daily Inquirer The wife of beleaguered Commission on Elections (Comelec) chair Andres Bautista turned emotional on Tuesday following the overflowing support she received while going through what she described as a “scary” ordeal ...

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Wife says poll chief has unexplained wealth

After meeting with President Rodrigo Duterte, the wife of Commission on Elections Chair Andres Bautista submitted last week to the National Bureau of Investigation an affidavit, saying that the Comelec chief might have amassed nearly P1 billion worth of ill-gotten ...

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Russian athletics chief apologizes for doping scandal

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, two time Olympic pole vault champion Yelena Isinbayeva and President of the Russia’s athletics federation Dmitri Shlyakhtin attend an opening ceremony. Reuters LONDON, United Kingdom – Russia made an “important step” Thursday by publicly apologizing ...

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Former Cagayan ecozone chief faces graft raps

A portion of Port Irene’s breakwater is shown in this photo taken in 2014. —MELVIN GASCON BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya — Cagayan Gov. Manuel Mamba has filed a graft complaint against Jose Mari Ponce, former administrator of the Cagayan Economic Zone ...

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DENR chief reiterates ban on open-pit mining

[embedded content] Environment chief Roy Cimatu remains firm on not lifting the ban on open-pit mines imposed by his predecessor. He also reiterated an order disallowing mining activities in watershed areas. – Business Nightly, ANC, July 31, 2017 Let’s block ...

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Trump’s new chief of staff takes over a White House in chaos 

In this May 17, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump and Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly listen to the national anthem during commencement exercises at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, Conn. AP FILE  PHOTO WASHINGTON — President ...

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Environment chief says ban on open-pit mining to stay

FILE PHOTO: A view of nickel ore stockpiles at a port in Sta Cruz Zambales in northern Philippines February 8, 2017. Erik De Castro, Reuters MANILA – (UPDATED) The Philippines’ environment minister Roy Cimatu said on Monday he would not ...

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