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MICC multi-stakeholders review to continue: DOF exec

May 4, 2017

The Department of Finance (DOF) respects the decision of the bicameral Commission on Appointments (CA) to reject the appointment of Gina Lopez as secretary of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR). But Finance Undersecretary Bayani Agabin said this

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Over 12 million Filipinos considered hypertensive: health department

May 4, 2017

More than 12 million adult Filipinos are considered suffering from hypertension as around 200,000 deaths yearly can be due directly or indirectly to high blood pressure and not knowing their condition make them” walking time bombs,” Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial

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Duterte, Xi discuss regional developments in phone conversation

May 3, 2017

President Rodrigo Duterte and Chinese President Xi Jinping exchanged views about regional developments, including the recently concluded 30th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit and the situation in the Korean Peninsula, during their phone conversation on Wednesday. Department of

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PNP orders inventory of all police jails

May 3, 2017

The Philippine National Police ordered its regional directors to list all detention cells following the discovery of an allegedly secret jail at the Tondo police station in Manila last week. Thirteen police officials were administratively relieved after an inspection by

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Tax reform package clears House ways and means committee

May 3, 2017

With a vote of 17- 4 and three abstentions, the House committee on ways and means Wednesday approved the Comprehensive Tax Reform Package, which proposes a P6 tax on petroleum products and ad valorem tax on new cars that could

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Coast Guard rescues five passengers of capsized boat

May 3, 2017

The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) rescued five passengers of a motorized boat that capsized in Ilocos Norte last Monday. In a statement Wednesday, the PCG identified them as Rosseler Luad, 26, Roderick Banua, 24, John Mark Ponce, 17, Mark Villanueva,

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Military still optimistic on defeating Abu Sayyaf by June

May 3, 2017

The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) still optimistic on achieving its goal to defeat the Abu Sayyaf by June. “We have achieved important milestones through deliberate military action backed by intense stakeholder engagements,” Brig. Gen. Restituto Padilla, AFP spokesman

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Citinickel files graft charges against Lopez before Ombudsman

May 3, 2017

Citinickel Mines Development Corp. filed graft charges against Environment Secretary Gina Lopez before the Office of the Ombudsman on Wednesday. Citinickel, through lawyer Lorna Kapunan, filed charges of violating Section 3(a), (e) and (f) of the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices

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