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Congress heeds AFP upgrade calls. Solons now keen to modernize military: DND chief

MANILA, June 6, 2018 – With the reported militarization in the South China Sea, members of the legislative have grown more receptive to increase the budget for the military’s modernization program. This was disclosed by Department of National Defense (DND) Secretary Delfin...
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Duterte’s SoKor visit yields $4.9-B in investments

MANILA, June 5, 2018 – President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s visit to South Korea has yielded USD4.9-billion worth of investments as part of the growing trade relations between the Philippines and the host country, his spokesman said Tuesday. “Ang mga nakuha naman natin dito sa trip na...
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Duterte committed to enforce Data Privacy Act: Bong Go

MANILA, May 29, 2018 – The Duterte administration is committed in implementing the Data Privacy Act to ensure the security and privacy of personal information of Filipinos as the law aims to ensure that the data privacy rights of the citizens are protected, a Malacañang official...
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Tax reform a must – Duterte

MANILA, May 31, 2018 – President Rodrigo R. Duterte has emphasized the need to implement the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) law to raise more funds to run the country. “We have, all the while, (been) having problems, inflation is always there. There are many...
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Duterte declares ‘paradise island’ as land reform area

MANILA, May 30, 2018 – President Rodrigo R. Duterte on Wednesday declared the entire island of Boracay Island as a land reform area amid the ongoing rehabilitation of the country’s top tourist destination. “I’m declaring land reform sa (in) the entire island o...
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Upgrades boost Navy’s capability

MANILA, May 23, 2018 – The Philippine Navy (PN) will become more capable of protecting the country’s vast maritime domains in the coming years. This is due to the ongoing upgrade programs, PN flag-officer-in-command Vice Admiral Robert Empedrad said during the Navy’s...
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Duterte calls for preservation of ‘new frontier’ PHL Rise

CASIGURAN, Aurora, May 16, 2018 – President Rodrigo R. Duterte on Tuesday called for the conservation of the Philippine Rise (formerly Benham Rise) as he sent off an all-Filipino marine scientists team that will conduct a one-month maritime scientific research (MSR) in what he...
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DOTr showcases modern PUVs at expo

MANILA, April 3, 2018 – The Department of Transportation (DOTr) on Tuesday reaffirmed its commitment to implement the Public Utility Vehicle Modernization Program (PUVMP) to provide a safe, reliable and environment-friendly public transportation system in the country. During the...

NPA attacks during Holy Week ‘all the more angers us’ — Dureza

MANILA, Apr 2 (Mabuhay) –The Philippine government condemned on Monday the “senseless destruction” allegedly caused by communist rebels in Davao City during the Holy Week. “The fact that three consecutive attacks happened during the observance of Holy Week all the more...

House bill requiring prepaid SIM card registration passes 2nd reading

MANILA, Apr 2 (Mabuhay) –All Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) card users may soon be required to register in a bid to track down individuals who use mobile phones to perform criminal activities. The House of Representatives has recently approved on second reading House Bill...