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Mighty Corp. agrees to P3 billion settlement of tax liabilities: Aguirre

March 15, 2017

Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II said Wednesday the owner of cigarette manufacturer Mighty Corp. has accepted an offer by President Rodrigo Duterte to pay at least three billion pesos to settle its excise tax liabilities Aguirre said the Office of

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Palace cautions Robredo on making “unfounded” statements

March 15, 2017

Malacanang cautioned on Wednesday Vice President Leni Robredo from issuing “unfounded” statements. Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella was reacting on the video message made by Robredo for the United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs in Vienna. In the video, Robredo mentioned

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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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