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DFA issues travel advisory for France

December 5, 2018

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Wednesday issued a travel advisory for France, cautioning Filipino travelers and residents to exercise caution as protests swept Paris since last weekend due to a government plan to raise fuel prices  in 2019.

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New division to Sulu seeks to end “threats to national security”: AFP

December 5, 2018

The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) said Wednesday a new division to be sent to Sulu will aim to end the security threat from the Abu Sayyaf and other bandit and criminal groups in the province. Brigadier General Edgard

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BSP says Nov. inflation means “price pressures have started to ease”

December 5, 2018

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas ( BSP) said November’s inflation rate of six percent ” confirms the BSP’s assessment that price pressures have started to ease in Q4 2018.” The Philippine Statistics Authority said the November figure is lower than

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Madrigal named new AFP chief of staff: report

December 5, 2018

President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday named Lt. Gen Benjamin Madrigal, head of the Eastern Mindanao Command, as the new chief of staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), news reports said Madrigal replaces General Carlito Galvez, who is

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Lorenzana objects to suspending military operations vs NPAs on X’mas holidays

December 5, 2018

Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said he objects to a suspension of military operations against the New People’s Army (NPA) during the Christmas holidays. In a text message on Wednesday, Lorenzana said: “We shall not allow the Communist Party of the

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Manufacturing indices up for 10 straight months

December 5, 2018

The Monthly Integrated Survey of Selected Industries (MISSI) of the Philippine Statistics Authority for October 2018 reported manufacturing’s Volume of Production Index (VoPI) rose by3.9 percent while the Value of Production Index (VaPI) climbed by 3.3 percent, the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) said Wednesday. VoPI and VaPI have been on positive territory for 10 consecutive months since January

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LTFRB cancels franchise of Dimple Star fleet

December 5, 2018

The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) ordered the cancellation of 11 franchises constituting the entire fleet of the Dimple Star Bus Company, based on previous incidents of road crashes that resulted in multiple deaths and injuries. LTFRB chairman

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Police, military recommend extending martial law in Mindanao for one year

December 5, 2018

The Philippine National Police (PNP) and the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) recommend extending martial law in Mindanao for one more year, according to PNP Director General Oscar Albayalde.   “We have just signed a document together with the

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