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Congressman files bill taxing lotto, sweepstakes earnings  

January 18, 2017

A congressman filed a bill at the House of Representatives on tax reform on Tuesday which includes imposing a final tax of 20 percent on winnings from sweepstakes and lotto. The bill, which was drafted by Rep. Dakila Carlo Cua

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One die, five missing as cargo ship sank off Corregidor Island  

January 18, 2017

A crew member died while five were missing after a cargo ship sank off the waters of Corregidor Island early Tuesday. Commander Armando Balilo, Philippine Coast Guard spokesman, said based on initial report the  said M/V Virgina 1, a cargo

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Court of Appeals reverse Ombudsman decision to dismiss Valenzuela mayor  

January 18, 2017

The Court of Appeals reversed the resolution by the Office of the Ombudsman ordering  dismissal from the service of Valenzuela City Mayor Rexlon Gatchalian after finding him administratively liable for grave misconduct and gross neglect of duty for his alleged

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Duterte, businessmen settled “ a number of uncertainties”: Abella  

January 18, 2017

President Rodrigo Duterte hosted a three-hour dinner meeting with business tycoons in Malacanang where they settled “a number of uncertainties,” his spokesman said on Wednesday. Undersecretary Ernesto Abella said among those who attended the dinner meeting on Tuesday were Michael

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Philippines, Japan sign document on drug rehab program

January 18, 2017

The governments of the Philippines and Japan recently signed a program document to ensure cooperation on the treatment and rehabilitation of the country’s illegal drug users, the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) said Tuesday. The signing ceremony held on January

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At least six perish in Northern Mindanao floods   

January 17, 2017

At least six people died after floods spawned by rain from a low pressure area  hit Northern Mindanao last Monday,  the regional  civil defense office said Tuesday. According to the Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council , the six

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Manila “should question presence of weapons in the Spratlys”: Lorenzana  

January 17, 2017

Amid improving relations between China and Philippines,  Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana emphasized that the government should  question the militarization activity in the Spratly Islands. “Notwithstanding the warming of relations between our countries, the Philippine government would be remiss in its

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Yasay: 3 or 4 notes verbale sent to China on activities in disputed waters

January 17, 2017

The Philippines has issued a note verbale to China verifying the reported buildup of weapon systems in the artificial islands in the disputed South China Sea, Malacanang said on Tuesday. In a statement, Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella said the Philippines

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