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Philippine economy to lead Southeast Asia growth, IMF says

Thursday, 20 April 2017 07:40 Written by
MANILA – The Philippine economy will lead Southeast Asia in terms of growth in the next two years due to higher public spending and robust consumption, the International Monetary Fund said.Gross domestic product will likely grow 6.8 percent this year…

Firetrucks deal to push through, after all

Wednesday, 19 April 2017 09:36 Written by
The controversial deal to purchase firetrucks from Austria, which led to the sacking of former Interior Secretary Ismael Sueno, will go ahead in the absence of a Supreme Court order blocking it, a ranking Department of Interior and Local Government…

Supreme Court on Marcos

Sunday, 16 April 2017 07:52 Written by
On Feb. 26, I discussed the case of Estate of Marcos vs Republic (Jan. 18, 2017), which labelled as ill-gotten and forfeited in favor of the State the “pieces of jewelry known as the Malacañang Collection.”Plundering regime. I also pointed…

Duterte visit: PH-Saudi labor deals on agenda

Wednesday, 12 April 2017 10:00 Written by
TWO agreements will be signed between the Philippines and Saudi Arabia as President Rodrigo Duterte embarks on the first leg of his three-country swing to Middle East countries this week.Duterte met with Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and…

Govt troops corner ASG rebels in Bohol

Wednesday, 12 April 2017 09:50 Written by
14 dead in fierce clashesSOLDIERS clashed with heavily armed members of the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) spotted in a town in Bohol on Tuesday, a day after security officials confirmed the existence of a terror threat in Central Visayas.The fierce…

Paving the Way to Effective Party Building through Thematic Commissions

Wednesday, 29 March 2017 10:15 Written by
The Centrist Democracy Political Institute together with Konrad Adenaur Stiftung (KAS)-Philippines has conducted a Thematic Conference and Workshop on Political Party Management and Development in One Pacific Hotel, Makati City last 17- 18 March 2016.Mr. Jordan Jay C. Antolin, executive…

SSS eyes mandatory OFW coverage

Tuesday, 28 March 2017 10:31 Written by
The Social Security System is eyeing the mandatory coverage of Filipinos working abroad, which is one of the proposed amendments to its charter now pending in Congress.In a statement, SSS president and chief executive Emmanuel F. Dooc said the agency…

2019 Barangay, Cha-cha vote eyed

Monday, 27 March 2017 09:11 Written by
ELECTIONS for barangay (village) officials will likely be moved to May 2019 and synchronized with the midterm polls as well as the planned plebiscite on constitutional changes, a ranking House member bared on Sunday.Rep. Sherwin Tugna of Citizens’ Battle Against…
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