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Aquino signs law institutionalizing financial inclusion committee

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – President Benigno Aquino III has signed into law institutionalizing the Financial Inclusion Steering Committee (FISC), the governing body to implement the government’s National Strategy for Financial Inclusion (NSFI). Under Executive Order No. 208 signed by...
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Jinggoy wants to administer daughter’s oath

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Sen. Jinggoy Estrada is asking the Sandiganbayan to allow him to attend the oath-taking of his daughter, Janella, who was elected San Juan City vice mayor in the May elections. In his petition, Estrada said his request to administer his daughter’s...
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Liza denies getting offer to play Mary Jane in ‘Spider-Man’

Liza Soberano vehemently denied that she recently got an offer from Marvel to play Mary Jane Watson in the upcoming “Spider-Man” movie. Before leaving for Italy, Soberano clarified it was just her fans who suggested the idea. “It’s not really an invitation. I think it was what...
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Grand ball caps PHL Independence Day celebration in Los Angeles

By Abner T. Galino A GRAND BALL in a plush hotel symbolically capped the week-long celebration of the 118th Philippine Independence Day in Los Angeles. On a theme of “Pagkakaisa, Pag-aambagan at Pagsulong,” the Kalayaan Incorporated filled up the grand ballroom of the The...
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‘The Great Promenade of Philippine-American Friendship’ unveiled

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Philippine Embassy proudly unveiled the “The Great Promenade of Philippine-American Friendship,” a mural by Filipino artist Dominic Rubio, and other works of art at the Chancery Annex building on 10 June 2016. Philippine Ambassador to the United States Jose...
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BuCor chief claims clipping powers of Bilibid drug lords

MANILA (Mabuhay) — The Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) welcomed Wednesday the plan of President-elect Rodrigo Duterte’s administration to deploy elite policemen of the Special Action Forces (SAF) to the New Bilibid Prisons (NBP). BuCor Director General Ricardo Rainier...
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Cayetano’s ‘dos and donts’ doomed his chances: Sotto

MANILA, June 16 (Mabuhay) – Senator Alan Peter Cayetano’s alleged “dos and donts” in the selection of committee chairmanships was among the reasons majority of his colleagues decided to support another contender for the Senate presidency, Senator Vicente “Tito” Sotto III said on...
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Limited edition Subaru BRZ revving up for 2017

The 2017 BRZ Series Yellow will be limited to 500 brightly coloured examples when it goes on sale in January More than simply offering a bright yellow custom paint job, the new model will come with uprated four-piston Brembo brakes up front and SACHS performance shock absorbers...