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Storms that affected farm sector raised January unemployment: NEDA  

March 14, 2017

The number of employed Filipinos decreased in January 2017, partly due to recent typhoons that affected the agriculture sector, according to the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) Tuesday. The January 2017 Labor Force Survey of the Philippine Statistics Authority

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Duterte sees no problem with Japan sending warship to South China Sea

March 13, 2017

President Rodrigo Duterte does not see any problem on the plan of Japan to deploy its largest warship in the South China Sea. Duterte is even open to board the Izumo helicopter carrier if he is invited. Duterte was reacting

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Say Benham Rise is ours to Chinese ship but “in friendship”: Duterte

March 13, 2017

President Rodrigo Duterte said he will order the military to go to Benham Rise and ask “in friendship” why Chinese ships are there if they return. “Maybe we have the right to ask how are you? What is your purpose?

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Duterte says mechanism for federal movement to start this year

March 13, 2017

President Rodrigo Duterte said on Monday the process for the government’s shift to a federal system will start this year. With a six-year term, Duterte said he has a “small window” to really work on for a federal government. “And

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Duterte warns imposing total ban on mining

March 13, 2017

On the eve of a Commission on Appointments hearing on the confirmation of Environment Secretary Gina Lopez,. President Rodrigo Duterte threatened on Monday to impose a “total ban” on mining due to “destruction” on the environment by some mining firms.

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De Lima refuses to enter plea before QC court for snubbing House summons

March 13, 2017

Senator Leila De Lima on Monday did not enter a plea before the Quezon City Metropolitan Trial Court on allegations of ignoring summons from Congress and for stopping her former driver Ronnie Dayan from appearing before an inquiry into the

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Five policemen wounded in Abra ambush

March 13, 2017

Five policemen were wounded in an ambush allegedly perpetrated by the New People’s Army (NPA) in Abra on Monday morning. Chief Inspector Carolina Lacuata, Cordillera Police Regional Office public information chief said a platoon of policemen under the Provincial Public

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Say Benham Rise is ours but “in a nice way”: Duterte

March 13, 2017

President Rodrigo Duterte said the Philippines will assert its sovereignty over Benham Rise by ordering the Navy to go there and tell China, if they meet them there, that “it is ours”, but in a nice way. Duterte told reporters

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