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WHO rejects return to two-tiered sin tax

May 9, 2017

An official of the World Health Organization (WHO) rejected a move in Congress to return to the two-tiered wage system for cigarette products. In an interview, WHO – Philippines Technical Officer for Health Systems Benjamin Lane said reverting to a

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Four Coast Guard vessels leaving for exercise in Indonesia

May 8, 2017

Four vessels carrying a total of more than 200 Philippine Coast Guard personnel, left for Bali, Indonesia on Monday to join the Marine Pollution Exercise 2017.   Commodore Joel Garcia, head of the Philippine Coast Guard, led the send-off ceremony

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Duterte names Espenilla incoming central bank governor: Abella

May 8, 2017

Nestor Espenilla Jr, a 36-year veteran at the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, has been named by President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday as the incoming governor of the Philippine central bank. In a statement, Presidential Spokesperson said Espenilla’s appointment “after months

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2 killed in battle with alleged NPAs

May 8, 2017

Two people, including a soldier, were killed while two were wounded in two separate encounters with alleged members of New People’s Army (NPA) in Region IV on Monday morning. 1Lt. Xy-zon Meneses, spokesman of the Army’s 2nd Infantry Division, said

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Napoles’ acquittal in serious illegal detention case won’t affect plunder raps: officials

May 8, 2017

Malacanang assured on Monday the acquittal of businesswoman Janet Lim Napoles from her serious illegal detention case would not affect her plunder cases before the Sandiganbayan anti-graft court. The Palace officials also denied that the Duterte administration has “sweetheart” deal

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New central bank governor, environment secretary appointed

May 8, 2017

President Rodrigo Duterte named deputy central bank governor Nestor Espenilla as the incoming head of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, a cabinet secretary said in his Twitter account late Monday. “The President has decided. Nestor Espenilla is the new BSP

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317 human rights victims during martial law get partial compensation

May 8, 2017

Three hundred and seventeen martial law victims lined up to receive partial reparation from Human Rights Victims’ Claims Board on Monday.   Amid  hot weather and thick crowd, white-haired elderly men and women with their relatives and guardians received their

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PNP apologizes for Quiapo blast

May 8, 2017

The Philippine National Police (PNP) Director General Ronald Dela Rosa apologized for the recent explosion that killed two people and injured six others in Quiapo, Manila. “Yes, on our part we can explain our side. Other intelligence agencies aside from

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