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External factors affecting peso, says DOF exec

September 17, 2017

The Philippine economy needs to diversify and not rely on remittances and business process outsourcing alone to prevent the peso from depreciating too much whenever uncertainties arise from advanced economies, the Department of Finance (DOF) said. In an economic bulletin

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Duterte: Philippines lost Scarborough same time as Trillanes acted envoy to China

September 15, 2017

President Rodrigo Duterte indicated on Friday that opposition Senator Antonio Trillanes IV entered a deal with China for a huge sum of money in exchange of the Philippine hold over the Scarborough Shoal in the disputed South China Sea. In an interview

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Palace hopes Congress to restore budget of CHR, 2 other agencies

September 15, 2017

Malacanang expressed hope on Friday Congress will restore the executive-prepared proposed budget for the Commission on Human Rights and the two other agencies. In a press briefing, Presidential Communications Operations Office Assistant Secretary Kris Ablan said the move of the House of

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Ano won’t be extended as AFP chief of staff: Lorenzana

September 15, 2017

Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana confirmed that the term of Gen. Eduardo Ano as chief of staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) will not be extended. “He (Ano) will retire. He will not be extended but for the

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Filipino-Chinese program to air daily on Net25 starting October

September 15, 2017

A 16 year-old Filipino-Chinese program has expanded its program and will be appearing five times a week over Net25 starting October. In a press launch Friday, Chinatown TV said it will start Chinese News TV (CNTV) which will be reporting

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PNP using all Chinese donated firearms, official says

September 15, 2017

All weapons, which China donated to the Philippines, went to the Philippine National Police (PNP) and they were not used in the fighting in Marawi, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said on Friday. In a press briefing in Malacanang, the defense chief

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PNP official said 16 cops in Caloocan raid being investigated

September 15, 2017

Philippine National Police Internal Affairs Service (IAS) Inspector General Alfegar Triambulo said Friday the 16 Caloocan police officers involved in raiding a house last week without a search warrant are undergoing investigation. “The IAS has a mandate to conduct an

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DND chief points out CHR shortcomings

September 15, 2017

Despite his expression of support for adequate funding of the Commission on Human Rights (CHR), Department of National Defense (DND) Secretary Delfin Lorenzana on Friday criticized some actions of the agency. “The CHR is not separate of the government. It’s

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