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Duterte leads launching of bank for Filipinos overseas

January 18, 2018

President Rodrigo Duterte led on Thursday the launching of the Overseas Filipino Bank dedicated to the needs of overseas Filipino workers in Liwasang Bonifacio, Manila. In his speech, Duterte said the opening of the OF Bank was one of his promises when

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Coast Guard deploys six vehicles as old jeeps refuse to ply routes in Manila

January 18, 2018

The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) deployed six vehicles on Thursday to help the stranded passengers in Manila after jeeps refused to ply their routes as transport inspectors went after dilapidated public transport. “(We) sent six, but the deployment (is by

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LTFRB limits Uber, Grab cars in Metro Manila

January 18, 2018

The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board ( LTFRB) has limited the number of ride-hailing service vehicles operating in Metro Manila to 45,000, it said Thursday. A memorandum circular, which set  a common supply base for transport network vehicle service (TNVS) units said: “All

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Duterte warns of total deployment ban to Kuwait

January 18, 2018

President Rodrigo Duterte warned on Thursday of implementing a total ban in deployment of workers in Kuwait following the death of four female Filipinos. In a speech at the launching of Overseas Filipino Bank in Manila, Duterte said the Kuwaiti

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4 dead in shooting between jail guards, cops in Muntinlupa

January 18, 2018

Two jail guards, a policeman and an ex-cop were killed in a shootout in Muntinlupa City Thursday morning. In a report, the Southern Police District said declared dead on arrival at the Medical Center of Muntinlupa were JO1 Felino Salazar, 48, and

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Empredad named new Navy chief

January 18, 2018

Rear Admiral Robert Empedrad was formally appointed as the new Flag Officer in Command (FOIC) of the Philippine Navy. The appointment paper dated January 16, 2018 noted that his designation as the new FOIC of the Philippine Navy was “approved

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Alvarez says House can convene into constituent assembly even without Senators

January 18, 2018

Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez said Thursday the House of Representatives will convene into a constituent assembly even if no senator joins the initiative to push federalism. If senators refuse to attend a joint session with the House of Representatives to propose charter changes towards federalism,

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Duterte vowed to take “firm measure” on comfort women statue, Japanese official says

January 18, 2018

President Rodrigo Duterte has vowed to take a “firm measure” on the construction of a statue depicting the “comfort women” in a major thoroughfare in Manila. Katsuyuki Kawai, a lawmaker of Japan’s ruling Liberal Democratic Party and former special adviser

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