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MANILA, Philippines -- The National Union of journalists of The Philippines on Wednesday called out facebook for taking down posts condemning the alleged compromise deal between the Philippine government and the Marcos family. "The NUJP condemns Facebook's baseless takedown of netizens' ...
15, a PAL 777 made the first trans-polar flight for a Philippine carrier - a 16.5-hour, non-stop Toronto-Manila flight - preceded by the upgrade of several routes from one-stop to non-stop in 2017: Manila-Doha, Manila-Auckland, Manila-Kuwait and Manila-Jeddah. PAL's complete fleet of 10 777s now fly to ...

During one of the presidential debates in 2016 election, then-Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte claimed that if he were elected, he would ask the Philippine navy to bring him to the South China Sea, then ride a jet ski, and plant the Philippine flag on one of China's reclaimed islands. Yet after his ...
The Thai and Philippine indexes hit record closing highs on Wednesday, while other Southeast Asian stock markets msotly rose, tracking broader Asian shares that marked a 10-year top on improved prospects for global economic growth. The stock exchange of Thailand main index rose 1.42% to mark a ...
MORE PINOYS IN 2018. The Commission on population projects an even higher number of Filipinos this year. Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler. MANILA, Philippines - Population in The Philippines is expected to reach around 107,190,081 by December 31, 2018, according to the latest estimate of the ...
MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) - Philippine stocks achieved another new record on the 1st trading day of 2018, breaching the 8,700 level for the first time in history. On Wednesday, January 3, the Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) was at 8,724.13 points, up by 165.71 or 1.94% from last Friday, ...

THE Philippine property sector is poised for another growth in 2018 as prospects remain stable amid the latest strong showing of the country's GDP. "Philippine real-estate market is sustaining its momentum with the country's bullish economy, young demographics and consumption-driven market," Santos ...
MANILA, Philippines -- From 105.53 million last year, the country's population will rise to 107.19 million by the end of 2018, the Commission on Population (PopCom) said yesterday. Citing projections by the Philippine Statistics Authority based on the latest census in 2015, PopCom executive director Juan ...
A government crackdown on fireworks slashed the number of injuries from New Year revelries in The Philippines by more than half, health officials reported yesterday. In a news conference, Health Secretary Francisco Duque reported that 191 injuries from firecrackers were tallied from Dec 21 to Jan 1, ...
New tax law takes effect today. By Lawrence Agcaoili (The Philippine Star) | Updated January 1, 2018 - 12:00am. googleplus. To kick off the effectivity of Republic Act 10963 or the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) Law, Revenue Commissioner Caesar Dulay has issued Memorandum Circular 105-2017 ...
By Cecille Suerte Felipe (The Philippine Star) | Updated January 1, 2018 - 12:00am. googleplus ... MANILA, Philippines -- On the eve of the New Year revelry, the Philippine National police (PNP) recorded a 40 percent decrease in firecracker-related injuries compared to last year. For his part, PNP chief Director General ...
MANILA, Philippines -- Flag carrier Philippine airlines (PAL) will no longer operate the Kalibo-Guangzhou route starting Jan.1, as part of the restructuring of the flight network in the region. In a statement, PAL said it will cease PR 380/381 on the Kalibo-Guangzhou-Kalibo route effective Jan. 1.
Manila: The central bank of The Philippines called for the return of misprinted P100 bills, adding they must not be circulated, copied, traded or written about in social media to prevent confusion and devaluation of trust in Philippine currency. "Posting photos of alleged misprinted banknotes on social media ...
MANILA, Dec. 30 (Xinhua) -- Two months after recapturing the southern Philippine city of Marawi from the Islamic State-linked militants, so-called "Maute group", Philippine troops continue to clear the city of explosives and other munitions left behind by the extremists. It will take a few more months to fully ...
Philippine authorities had stated that more than 20 small boats and fishing trawlers were hit in Mangsee during the Dec 23 typhoon that left some 200 people dead and more than 70,000 displaced. About noon on Friday, Malaysian soldiers on the forward bases in Sandakan waters rescued four Filipino ...
Philippine police have killed two people who were rushing to hospital, mistaking them for gunmen on the run. The officers were called to the scene of a shooting, but opened fire on a van which was carrying a wounded woman, a victim of the shooting, to hospital. She and another passenger later died while ...
(ZAMBOANGA, Philippines) -- Thousands of villagers in the southern Philippines spent their Christmas morning in emergency shelters Monday as the region dealt with the aftermath of one of the deadliest storms to hit the country this year. Tropical Storm Tembin unleashed landslides and flash floods that ...

(DAVAO, Philippines) -- Philippine firefighters recovered one body from a burning shopping mall Sunday and there was "zero" chances of survival for 36 other trapped people inside the four-story building in southern Davao city, an official said. Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio said firefighters told distraught ...
finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III lauds the Bureau of Internal Revenue for its efficient campaign against big-time tax dodgers. File photo from Rappler. MANILA, Philippines - It was an "extraordinary" 2017 for the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR), said the country's finance minister, after the bureau ...
The Philippine leader has repeatedly expressed admiration of his Russian counterpart who is known for broad use of the military force and for silencing dissent. human rights organizations, meanwhile, estimated 16,000 deaths under the Duterte administration's bloody campaign against illegal drugs.
Philippine police have killed two people who were rushing to hospital, mistaking them for gunmen on the run. The officers were called to the scene of a shooting, but opened fire on a van which was carrying a wounded woman, a victim of the shooting, to hospital. She and another passenger later died while ...
(Press Release) -- The National youth Movement for the West Philippine Sea or NYMWPS, a transnational youth group through its Saipan-based global chair and founder, Dr. Celia Lamkin, initiated and organized a medical mission and Christmas gift giving for the Scarborough Shoal fishermen and their ...
MANILA, Philippines -- Clusters of clouds east of Mindanao being monitored by the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) are likely to develop into a low-pressure area that could enter the Philippine area of responsibility before New Year's Day, the state ...
MANILA (AFP) - Philippine police have killed two people, including a woman on her way to hospital, after mistaking them for gunmen, authorities said Friday (Dec 29), the latest deaths at the hands of law enforcement under President Rodrigo Duterte. The incident occurred on Thursday night when police ...
Mayor Sara Duterte, the daughter of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, said one SSI employee is counted among the dead even though her body has not yet been recovered. President Duterte, who hails from Davao City, has vowed to get to the truth of the blaze. Labour groups charged that the high ...
MANILA, Philippines - The country's financial markets posted new gains just before the end of 2017. The Philippine peso registered its strongest close against the greenback in 6 months, while stocks hit a fresh milestone by closing above the 8,500 mark. The Philippine peso on Thursday, December 28, ...
The Communist Party of The Philippines (CPP) is marking 49 years since its foundation with promises to continue advancing nearly five continuous decades of revolutionary struggle through mass organizing, intensified armed offensives, and continued efforts to overthrow the government of Philippine ...
The Philippine government plans to close down the state-owned Philippine Aerospace Development corporation (PADC), the country's finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez said on 27 December. Dominguez said in comments published by state-run news that the decision is in line with the government's ...
Brands kicked their game up a notch to produce creative ads that went viral on the internet. Sometimes it's more than just the product; it's the way the product was marketed that became the talk of the town. Here are some of the ads that stood out in 2017: 1. Jollibee. Remember when Jollibee released a ...
Philippine airlines president and chief executive James Batista said in an email that the company was planning to suspend Darwin-Manila services from March 24 next year. "Philippine Airlines is honoured to have operated the Darwin to Manila service since 2013," he said. "However after five years in ...
The blaze started in a furniture store at the NCCC Mall, and quickly spread, gutting the shopping mall. Though the fire started on Saturday, due to thick smoke and extreme heat, firefighters were unable to retrieve bodies until Monday. All 37 victims were employees of a U.S.-based company, Research Now ...
(ZAMBOANGA, Philippines) -- Thousands of villagers in the southern Philippines spent their Christmas morning in emergency shelters Monday as the region dealt with the aftermath of one of the deadliest storms to hit the country this year. Tropical Storm Tembin unleashed landslides and flash floods that ...
(DAVAO, Philippines) -- Philippine firefighters recovered one body from a burning shopping mall Sunday and there was "zero" chances of survival for 36 other trapped people inside the four-story building in southern Davao city, an official said. Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio said firefighters told distraught ...
The DOH has also created a task force that is composed of top officials from the DOH Central Office, its regional offices in Central Luzon, CALABARZON and National capital Region, as well as executives from the Food and Drug Administration, Philippine insurance corporation and the National children's ...
A year-on-year comparison of the Philippine children's Medical Center's "Due to Other Funds-DOH" account shows that the amount received by the state children's hospital from the Department of Health increased by whopping 6115% or to P1.15 billion in 2016 from P18.501 million in 2015. AFP/File.
After issuing regulatory guidelines for bitcoin exchanges in February this year, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP), Philippines'' central bank, is now evaluating 12 separate applicants vying to register and legally operate cryptocurrency exchanges in the country, Reuters reports. One of the world's largest ...
Philippine police keep watch as protesters hold signs against martial law extension in Mindanao Dec. 13. Congress approved a request by President Rodrigo Duterte to extend martial law across the region until Dec. 31, 2018. (CNS photo/Rolex Dela Pena, EPA) ...
The Philippine economy has picked up steam of late, expanding by 6.7% in the first 3 quarters of 2017 on accelerating investment and robust consumption. "Public expenditure accelerated, particularly for infrastructure with the government on track to achieve its target of spending 5.3% of GDP on public ...
In groups of three or four men, a platoon of 23 elite soldiers from the Philippine army's Special Operations Command, some of whom were involved in the recent intense fighting in the southern city of Marawi, "stormed and captured" a series of buildings as part of a two-hour-long exercise in Lim Chu Kang ...
6 justices to testify vs Sereno. By Delon Porcalla (The Philippine Star) | Updated December 11, 2017 - 12:00am. googleplus. De Castro, Jardeleza, Tijam and Brion have confirmed their attendance at today's resumption of hearing, where Umali and the panel members are trying to determine if there is probable cause to ...
MANILA, Philippines -- Presidential Communications Operations Office chief Martin Andanar on Sunday expressed optimism after the country won the bid to host the FIBA 2023 World Cup. Andanar expects that the hosting of the sports event would boost tourism and investments in the country. "Winning the ...
More than six months after Filipino and foreign fighters claiming allegiance to Islamic State stormed this lakeside city, setting off a months-long war with Philippine troops, liberated Marawi lies in ruins and its people seethe. The heart of the city has been bombed and burned beyond recognition, its mosque ...
The Philippine central bank fined RCBC a record one billion pesos ($20 million) last year for its failure to prevent the movement of the stolen money through it. RCBC has said it would not pay any compensation to Bangladesh Bank and that Dhaka bank bore responsibility for the theft since it was negligent.
The Miss Universe 2017 delegates capped their tour of The Philippines with a fashion show featuring the collection of renowned Filipino designer Renee Salud at a special charity gala night hosted by the Department of Tourism (DOT) at the Sofitel Philippine Plaza in Manila on Saturday night. Dubbed ...
The Philippine Daily Inquirer, founded on Dec. 9, 1985, as part of the "mosquito press," helped dismantle the Marcos dictatorship in February 1986. With the new dispensation followed a liberalization of attitudes, newfound freedom of expression, the democratization of the arts, and a check on art patronage, ...
104 schools worldwide were part of the competition and DLSU COL was the only Philippine school to have made it to the finals. The DLSU COL team is made up oralists Julia Pineda and Rob Concepcion, who ranked 2nd and 3rd highest advocates respectively for the competition. Team members also ...
"We express grave concern over the signing of the investment protection agreement and other cooperation documents that are obviously official in character between the relevant Philippine authority and the Taiwan authority," Geng told a press conference. "China has lodged representation with the ...
Cherie Gil says SiP's stylists, who put together this look, "hit the nail on the head." Is shopping always fun? Not to people who have neither the time nor the inclination for it, plus the perennially stressful traffic. Psychographics from online shopping site Zalora reveal that only 7 percent of the public is ...
The funeral for Kian Loyd Delos Santos at Sta. Quiteria Church in August. Delos Santos, whom police claim was a drug runner, was killed in an operation in Caloocan City earlier this year. twitter/The STAR, @ghio_ong, file. MANILA, Philippines -- Caloocan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David said closed circuit ...
Mourning for Jo: People's scholar with a big heart. By Janvic Mateo (The Philippine Star) | Updated December 1, 2017 - 12:00am. googleplus. Image from facebook shows Josephine Anne Lapira campaigning as College of arts and sciences representative to the University student Council of UP Manila in 2016. MANILA ...


 

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