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Business leaders vow to focus on Duterte’s ‘inclusive growth’

Tuesday, 28 June 2016 13:48 Written by
WITH the Philippines’s continuing economic growth during the last six years, the country’s business leaders believe it is time to focus on inclusive growth under the new administration.“Inclusive growth will have a true meaning for the country in a sense…

Concerned Dabawenyos to go on cross-country campaign for Federalism

Tuesday, 28 June 2016 11:51 Written by
Concerned local leaders in their own right are gearing up to travel across the country to promote a federal system of government.Federalism was one of the key advocacies of incoming President Rodrigo Duterte. Prior to the presidential campaign, he had…

LP-PDP-Laban coalition may not materialize – Belmonte

Monday, 27 June 2016 14:41 Written by
The proposed coalition between the Liberal Party (LP) and the incoming ruling PDP-Laban may not materialize, Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. said yesterday.Belmonte said he could not accept the plan of the group of Davao del Norte representative-elect Pantaleon Alvarez to…

DA to focus on 10 poorest provinces

Monday, 27 June 2016 14:35 Written by
The Department of Agriculture (DA) will focus on the country’s 10 poorest provinces as part of president-elect Rodrigo Duterte’s thrust to increase food production and alleviate poverty.Incoming agriculture secretary Emmanuel Piñol said through a strategy called Special Area for Agricultural…

DepEd receives P28.8-B donation

Monday, 27 June 2016 14:27 Written by
The Department of Education (DepEd) has received more than P28.8 billion in donations from the private sector through its Adopt-A-School Program (ASP) from 2011 to 2015.The program enables the private sector to assist the DepEd in improving the country’s public…

Pound sinks, most stocks extend losses on British EU exit

Monday, 27 June 2016 14:23 Written by
The pound sank Monday to 30-year lows while most stock markets tumbled following Britain's decision to leave the European Union, with traders fearing it will lead to months of uncertainty.Sterling plunged two percent in early exchanges as dealers rushed into…

Peace panel given 12 months to finish talks with CPP-NDFP

Sunday, 26 June 2016 12:29 Written by
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines) — The Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP) peace panel has only 12 months to finish the talks and come to an agreement with Communist Party of the Philippines – National Democratic Front (CPP-NDFP).

Duterte government seeks big overhaul to shore-up growth

Tuesday, 21 June 2016 11:53 Written by
DAVAO - Philippine President-elect Rodrigo Duterte's new economic team on Monday promised sweeping changes to boost infrastructure, fix traffic woes, improve investment frameworks and maintain the country's robust economic growth.
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