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Grab says adding more drivers to meet demand

MANILA – Ride-sharing service Grab said Wednesday it was working to increase its drivers to meet higher demand as rival Uber serves out a 1-month suspension. Southeast Asia-based Grab has also banned and suspended drivers who habitually refuse passengers and ...

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Duterte says intel report on Kian as drug runner could be wrong

President Rodrigo Duterte, in an interview with the Malacañang Press Corps (MPC) at the Malago Clubhouse, Malacañang Park in Manila on August 21, 2017.ROBINSON NIÑAL JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO The intelligence report of the Philippine National Police (PNP) indicating 17-year-old Kian Lloyd ...

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BSP says no peso 'free-fall' as analysts see P52-level breach

MANILA – Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Governor Nestor Espenilla said Friday the peso would not “free-fall” against the dollar, even as analysts predict a breach of the P52-level. The peso fell to as much as P51.63 in intra-day trading, from ...

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Pacquiao vs Horn rematch likely confirmed soon, says Arum

Manny Pacquiao promoter Bob Arum is “optimistic” a rematch between his fighter and Jeff Horn will be confirmed in the next few days, he told Reuters on Thursday. Arum said the parties in Australia were eyeing a November date in ...

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Peso unlikely to 'gyrate wildly' vs dollar, Pernia says

MANILA – The peso is “unlikely to gyrate wildly,” Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia said Thursday, as he appeased concerns over the peso’s decline past the P51 level against the dollar. The peso strengthened to P51.17 on Thursday, after falling ...

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PH Embassy monitoring Virginia incident, says no Filipinos hurt

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McGregor fight won't go the distance, says Mayweather

Floyd Mayweather & Conor McGregor Press Conference – London, Britain – July 14, 2017 Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor during the press conference. Action Images via Reuters/Paul Childs TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY LAS VEGAS – Floyd Mayweather has said ...

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BSP expects peso to weaken further but says not a cause for concern

[embedded content] Nestor Espenilla presided over his first monetary policy meeting as Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas governor, where the board kept interest rates on hold as widely expected. But as Michelle Ong tells us, the central bank tweaked some of ...

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House budget chair says P16B available for free college act

MANILA – The chairman of the House appropriations committee said Wednesday that lawmakers have identified sources for P16 billion in funds that could be used to support free college education next year.  “Makakatulog na ng mahimbing ang ating Pangulong Duterte. ...

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Finance says milk exempt from tax, businessmen seek clarity

MANILA – Milk is not included in the government’s plan to tax sugar-sweetened beverages, a finance official said Wednesday, as an industry group sought a clearer wording of the measure. The P10 per liter excise tax, as passed by the ...

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