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SEA-US consortium announces commercial operations of $250-M state-of-the-art undersea cable system

The seven-member Southeast Asia – United States (SEA-US) cable consortium announced that the full commercial operations of the USD250-million submarine fiber cable system that directly links Asia to the US for faster data transmission, more efficient connectivity and greater...
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Duterte waiting for results of Congress probe on smuggled shabu, says Sotto

MANILA, Aug 2 (Mabuhay) — President Rodrigo Duterte will continue to trust Customs Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon pending the result of the congressional investigation on the P6.4 billion worth of shabu that was smuggled into the country from China, Senate Majority Leader...
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Free tuition now up to Duterte, Senators hope president will sign bill

MANILA, Aug. 2 – Senators on Wednesday expressed hope that President Rodrigo Duterte would still sign the measure seeking free tuition for state universities and colleges (SUCs) even after the administration’s economic managers said that the government cannot afford to fund it....
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Duterte expresses full confidence in Faeldon

MANILA, Aug. 1 (PNA) – President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday expressed confidence in Bureau of Customs (BOC) Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon during their meeting in Malacañang even as lawmakers are asking for the latter’s resignation over the PHP 6.4 billion shabu shipment that...
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Pechanga’s Live August Treat- ‘Golden Voices’ of JED Madela & Morissette Amon

Two of the most-coveted, multi-awarded international Filipino singers- Jed Madela and Morissette Amon, are set to perform live in Pechanga Resort & Casino theater on August 19 at 7:30 p.m. Pechanga Resort & Casino is well-known for hosting the best and the brightest...
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SC: Unjustified fears, past experience should not cloud martial law significance

MANILA, July 6 (Mabuhay) –Supreme Court justices believe fears and apprehensions stemming from the nation’s traumatic experience during the Marcos years should not dilute the significance of the imposition of martial law for the promotion of public safety. Affirming...
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Abu Sayyaf beheads two Vietnamese hostages in Basilan

MANILA, July 5 (Mabuhay) — The Abu Sayyaf has beheaded two of its Vietnamese captives in Basilan and holds three more even as military operations continue to locate the bandit group and their hostages. The decapitated bodies of the two, identified as Hoang Thong and Hoang...
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Duterte admin earmarks P322B for social services

MANILA, July 5 (Mabuhay) –The Duterte administration is earmarking P322 billion of the proposed P3.767 trillion national budget in 2018 for social services to cover the marginalized sector. “The total budgetary allocation for our social services Pantawid Pamilyang...
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DepEd mandated to provide quality education for all, says chief

MANILA, July 5 – The Constitution mandates the state to protect and promote every citizen’s right to quality education, Department of Education (DepEd) Secretary Leonor Briones said Wednesday. She said this is something that she has personally fought for as an activist,...
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Ombudsman raps ex-Iloilo town mayor for nepotism

MANILA, June 22 – The Office of the Ombudsman (Ombudsman) has ordered the filing before the Sandiganbayan of a case for nepotism against former San Dionisio, Iloilo Mayor Peter Paul King Lopez for appointing his son, Carlos Paul Lopez, as Acting Licensing Officer of the...