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Palace lauds Senate ratification of Paris Agreement

March 15, 2017

Malacanang lauded on Wednesday the Senate for ratifying the Paris Agreement on climate change. In a statement, Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella said with the ratification of the Paris Agreement, the Duterte administration “can pursue its economic development programs in line

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Robredo criticizes anti-drug program in message to UN commission

March 15, 2017

Vice President Leni Robredo issued her strongest statement against the Duterte administration’s war on drugs, saying that :”we are looking at very grim statistics since July last year, when more than 7,000 people have been killed in summary executions.” In

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Personal remittances reach $2.4 billion in January: central bank

March 15, 2017

Personal remittances from overseas Filipinos  rose by 8.5 percent year-on-year in January  to reach $2.4 billion, central bank governor Amando Tetangco, Jr. announced Wednesday. The continued increase in personal remittances was mainly driven by the 13.5 percent growth in transfers

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Five labor attaches recalled

March 15, 2017

Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III ordered the recall of five labor attaches for their alleged inaction in looking over the welfare and interest of overseas Filipino workers. In a one-page memorandum, Bello ordered Labor Attaches Ophelia Almenario of POLO-Abu Dhabi;

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One Abu Sayyaf killed in Sulu

March 15, 2017

One Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) member was killed while another one was wounded in a 20-minute fire fight with government troops in Sulu last Tuesday. Col. Cirilito Sobejana, Joint Task Force Sulu Commander, said troops encountered around 26 Abu Sayyaf

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Sison welcomes resumption of peace talks with government

March 15, 2017

Communist Party of the Philippines founding leader Jose Maria Sison said on Wednesday the resumption of the peace process between the leftist group and the government is for the interest of the public. In a statement Wednesday, Sison thanked President

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First tranche of P2.8-B DOTr funds issued to Clark airport

March 15, 2017

The Department of Transportation (DOTr)  released Tuesday the first tranche of the P2.8-billion funds to the government-run Clark International Airport Corp, (CIAC), setting off the first salvo for the implementation of Clark airport’s new terminal building project. Alexander Cauguiran, CIAC

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House panel approved substitute bill giving stiffer penalties for illegal discharge of guns

March 15, 2017

The House committee on public order and safety chaired by Rep. Romeo Acop of Antipolo City recently approved a substitute bill which seeks to provide stiffer penalties for illegal and indiscriminate discharge of firearms. The unnumbered bill substituted House Bills

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