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SoKor commits to assist Marawi rehab

MANILA, June 5, 2018 – The South Korean government is committed to assist the Philippines’ rehabilitation program for war-torn Marawi City, Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez said Tuesday. “The Korean government said that they are committed to assist us in the Marawi...
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Short film on undocumented Pinay competes in Indie film festival for an Oscar slot

I don’t know which is harder for a filmmaker to do: To expound on a story on a hefty time frame or to squeeze a story into a limited timespan. But certainly, the guys who made the short film titled “Diwa,” (which means “sense” or “intellect” in Filipino) did a good job at it....
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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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Bea: ‘Umaayos na po ang lagay ng puso ko’

A little over a week ago, “Kasal” star Bea Alonzo said that she and Gerald Anderson have been “fixing” their relationship. It was the latest of the positive turns their relationship have taken since going through a rough patch that culminated in the actress saying that she...
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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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PHL Embassy ‘Sisig’ wins both Judges’ and People’s Choice Awards at 2018 Embassy Chef Challenge

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Chef Abie Sincioco-Mateo of the Philippine Embassy bagged 1stplace in both the Judges’ Choice and People’s Choice categories of the 2018 Embassy Chef Challenge held at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center for the 2018 Embassy Chef Challenge...
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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...