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Sara Duterte says federalism could worsen areas with political dynasties

Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio. ABS-CBN News/file MANILA – Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio remains opposed to a shift to federalism, believing that wider political and fiscal autonomy, when granted to areas long held by political clans, could spell trouble.  ...

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GCash moving into lifestyle payments, says Mynt CEO

MANILA — Mobile wallet GCash is moving into lifestyle payments such as movie tickets after growing its active user base 5 times in the last 18 months, parent company Mynt said Thursday. GCash has 20 million registered customers, who can ...

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PH says won’t bar Chinese proposals for Hanjin takeover

MANILA – All offers from potential buyers of the strategically located but debt-laden Hanjin shipyard will be welcome, a Cabinet official said on Thursday, ruling out barring Chinese firms over national security fears. Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez said the government ...

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Structural safety standards must be taught in HS, says Phivolcs head

If all structures in the country complied with the National Building Code, there would be no damaged buildings even if after an intensity 8 quake, an earthquake expert said. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News MANILA—Safety standards when constructing houses and establishments ...

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Short buildings more vulnerable to ‘The Big One,’ says Phivolcs

MANILA — Should a 7.2-magnitude earthquake dubbed the “Big One” hit Metro Manila, short buildings will sustain heavier damage than skyscrapers, the head of the state seismology office said Wednesday. The potentially destructive quake would come from the West Valley ...

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No damage in SEA Games venues, says BCDA

The Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) has assured that the venues to be used for the 2019 Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games) in New Clark City and the new passenger terminal building being constructed at the Clark International Airport ...

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Alliance Select says ‘not a party’ in fraud case

MANILA – Canning firm Alliance Select said Monday it was not a party to a fraud case against former executives of the firm and that the case would not affect the company’s performance. The respondents in the case, Jonathan Dee, ...

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Campaign home stretch: Time for candidates to tug at heartstrings, says analyst

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Candidates should now start appealing to the emotions of voters with just 3 weeks left until the midterm elections, a political campaign strategist said.

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Sri Lanka bombings an affront to Catholics, says lawmaker

  Sri Lankan security personnel walk through debris following an explosion in St Sebastian’s Church in Negombo, north of the capital Colombo, on April 21, 2019. – A series of eight devastating bomb blasts ripped through high-end hotels and churches ...

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Top US Democrat says party will decide soon on impeachment

US President-elect Donald Trump speaks to the press following a meeting with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell at the Capitol in Washington, DC, on Nov. 10, 2016 (File photo NICHOLAS KAMM / AP) WASHINGTON — A leading Democratic lawmaker said ...

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