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'Ano pa ang gusto?' Duterte says he has fulfilled most promises

MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte on Saturday said he has fulfilled most of his promises, except for solving the country's traffic problem. Duterte touted the bills he had signed like the Universal Healthcare Law and a law granting free tuition ...

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Trump says China trade deal likely as talks extended

US President Donald Trump looks on during a meeting with China's Vice Premier Liu He and US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer (R) in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, US, February 22, 2019. Carlos Barria, Reuters WASHINGTON ...

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NFA says not against rice tax but seeks 'clarification' on some provisions

MANILA – The National Food Authority (NFA) on Friday clarified it was not against the newly enacted rice tariffication law but raised "clarifications" on some of its provisions. The NFA wanted to clarify the removal of its regulatory functions and ...

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Interior chief says 349 local execs 'supporting' NPA

MANILA – Some 349 local officials are paying communist rebels for permits to campaign in certain areas, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) said Thursday. DILG Secretary Eduardo Año bared a watchlist containing names of officials allegedly ...

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CHR says ‘harsher drug war’ may lead authorities to disregard due process

MANILA, Philippines — A “harsher” drug war may encourage authorities to disregard due process, the Commission on Human Rights warned on Thursday. “While the President’s “harsher drug war” remark might be intended to forewarn those who are into the business ...

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Back to black: Cathay says it has ended 2 years of losses

HONG KONG – Hong Kong flag carrier Cathay Pacific said on Wednesday it is expected to have swung back to profit in 2018, ending 2 successive years of losses despite suffering an embarrassing data breach in March.  The airline said ...

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Hugpong bets willing to engage opponents in debates, says Sara

MANILA – Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio on Wednesday said the senatorial bets under her regional party Hugpong ng Pagbabago (HNP) are willing to debate issues, after opposition bets called them out for failing to appear in debates. Duterte-Carpio said ...

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'No delay' in Mislatel's third telco rollout, spokesman says

MANILA – Designated third telco Mislatel is on track with 5-year rollout plan despite a delay in the issuance of its Certificate of Public Convenience, its spokesperson said Wednesday. Before Mislatel can secure the document, the House needs to act ...

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Palace says P10-B Rice Fund won’t be corrupted

A farmer in Bulacan prepares to replant rice. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO MANILA, Philippines – Malacañang on Tuesday assured the public that the P10-billion Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund or Rice Fund would not fall into corrupt hands. Presidential spokesperson Salvador Panelo made ...

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Huawei's founder says world can't live without it

Huawei CEO and founder Ren Zhengfei walks inside Huawei's headquarters in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen, Guangdong province, China. Bobby Yip, Reuters/File BEIJING — The founder of Chinese telecom giant Huawei has hit back at US efforts to blacklist ...

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