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Palace contradicts gov’t chief economist over federalism effect on economy

July 18, 2018

Contrary to the warning of the government’s chief economist to be cautious on the shift to federalism, Malacanang said on Wednesday this has no adverse effect on the economy. In a statement, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said the Palace spoke to Socioeconomic

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Two men shot dead by motorcycle riding suspects in Masbate

July 18, 2018

Two men were killed in a shooting incident in Masbate province on Tuesday night. Chief Supt. Arnel Escobal, Bicol regional police director, said the victims were Samuel Pablo and Antonio Pablo, both residents of Brgy. Conception, Cataingan, Masbate. He said

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Police, anti-illegal drug operatives dismantle alleged drug den in Muntinlupa

July 18, 2018

Police and anti-illegal drug operatives dismantled an alleged drug den in Muntinlupa on Tuesday. In a report, elements of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) outhern district office and the Muntinlupa police arrested seven persons, including the leader of the

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Tropical depression off Batanes may become storm in 24 hours: PAGASA

July 18, 2018

A low pressure area east of northern Cagayan has developed into a tropical depression which will cause intermittent moderate to occasional monsoon rains in six areas, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said Wednesday. The weather disturbance,

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Chinese ambassador says Philippines won’t fall into “debt trap”

July 17, 2018

Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines Zhao Jianhua on Tuesday dismissed concerns the Philippines is falling into the “debt trap” as it seeks to borrow more from Beijing to fund its “Build, Build, Build” infrastructure program. “There is no mention or no avenue

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Duterte maintains China never asked even a square of real property in Philippines

July 17, 2018

President Rodrigo Duterte reiterated on Tuesday that China never asked for anything in exchange of all the assistance that it has been giving to the Philippines. Duterte made the remark during the groundbreaking ceremony of the Chinese-funded Binondo-Intramuros Bridge and Estrella-Pantaleon Bridge

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Sumitomo coming in August to rehab MRT3: Tugade

July 17, 2018

The Department of Transportation said it expects Japan’s Sumitomo Corp. to start the rehabilitation and maintenance of Metro Rail Transit (MRT3) by August. “Sumitomo will be coming in next month”, said DOTr Secretary Arthur Tugade said in a press conference

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Five soldiers sick from eating mushrooms in Abra

July 17, 2018

Five soldiers were hospitalized because of a food poisoning incident in Abra on Monday. In a report, Cordillera Police identified the victims as Sgt Leo Tiwing Lobrino Jr., 39, resident of Nueva Ecija; Corporal Rence Garma Molina, 40, resident of

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