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CA denies PCC plea to lift injunction vs review of PLDT, Globe’s P70 B buyout deal

March 2, 2017

The Court of Appeals denied the appeal of the Philippine Competition Commission to lift a writ of preliminary injunction stopping the PCC from reviewing a P70-billion buyout of Philippine Long Distance Telephone Co. and Globe Telecommunications of the telco assets

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MICC meeting anew on March 3

March 2, 2017

The Mining Industry Coordinating Council (MICC) will meet for the second time Friday to discuss the three-month review that five technical review teams of this Council’s Technical Working Group are set to do starting this month on 28 mining operations

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Ombudsman perpetually bars Estrada staff, 13 others for PDAF scam involvement

March 2, 2017

Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales has ordered the dismissal from the service of 14 respondents in the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) scam after they were found guilty of grave misconduct, conduct prejudicial to the best interest of the service and

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WHO lists drug-resistant bacteria

March 2, 2017

The World Health Organization (WHO) revealed a list of bacteria that pose “the greatest threat to human health”. In a statement, WHO said there are 12 families of bacteria that have developed resistance to antimicrobial medicines. “Antibiotic resistance is growing,

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Death penalty bill passes House on second reading

March 1, 2017

The House of Representatives approved on second reading a proposed law reimposing a non-mandatory death penalty bill for drug-related offenses.   Deputy Speaker and Batangas Rep. Raneo Abu banged the gavel signaling the approval on second reading of the bill

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DAR prepares fourth draft on two-year moratorium on land conversion

March 1, 2017

The Department of Agrarian Reform has prepared a fourth draft of the two-year moratorium on the land conversion, with some exemptions. In a forum on Wednesday in Quezon City, DAR Secretary Rafael Mariano said it would be up to President

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Alleged NPAs turn prime mover in Agusan del Sur

March 1, 2017

Alleged members of New People’s Army torched a prime mover drawing a container van of bananas from Sumifru Corp. in Agusan del Sur last Tuesday. Marine Col. Edgard Arevalo, Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) public affairs chief,  said based

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Army recruiting 13,910 new soldiers

March 1, 2017

The Philippine Army is set to recruit 13,910 new soldiers to fill up various Army units nationwide. Col. Benjamin Hao, Philippine Army spokesman, said the recruitment will include “349 officers (2nd Lieutenant); 8,892 soldiers for the special quota as approved

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