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Duterte: No need for communism to implement genuine land reform

MANILA -- The communist ideology is not needed to implement genuine land reform program in the country, President Rodrigo Duterte said Tuesday. "To date, I have distributed something like 6,000 titles. You do not have to be a communist to have a good, true-blue land reform program," Duterte said in a speech at the Annual Asse ...

MOBBED. "To date, I have distributed something like 6,000 titles. You do not have to be a communist to have a good, true-blue land reform program," Duterte says in a speech at the annual assembly of the Provincial Union of Leaders Against Illegality (PULI) in Lucena City on Tuesday. Story on Page 8. TOTO LOZANO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

PNA | 7 hours ago

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Conjoined twins get chance at normal lives

Like other twin babies, Divine and Mercy are cute, bubbly, and look almost exactly alike.It’s only when you look closer that you see the almost insurmountable problem they face: they were born conjoined at the chest. As residents of Sabang in Camarines Norte, their parents Rubelyn Guinto and Edmund Cerilo sought the help of Gover ...

Go meets conjoined twins Divine and Mercy.

MDM | 1 day ago

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US imposes one-year ban on new Filipino workers

The high rate of overstaying FIlipinos and concerns over the high volume of  victims of human trafficking have prompted the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to impose a one-year ban on Filipino migrant workers. The DHS published a notice on Friday in which it announced that new workers from the Philippines are no longer allowed to seek employment under H2 status in the United States. The ban runs from January 19, 2019 to January 18, 2020. The DHS said it believes the concerns on overstaying Filipinos and human trafficking are "severe enough" to warrant the removal of ...

MDM | 1 day ago

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House panel approves bill lowering age of criminal liability

MANILA -- The House Committee on Justice approved on Monday a bill lowering the age of criminal liability from 15 to nine years old, which amends Republic Act 9344 or the Juvenile Justice and Welfare Act of 2006. The panel only took about five minutes to approve the committee report containing the still unnumbered substitute bill after Capiz Rep. Fredenil Castro motioned for its approval, following the opening remarks of panel chair Oriental Mindoro Rep. Salvador “Doy” Leachon. Castro’s motion was immediately seconded despite objections from Gabriela Rep. Arlene Brosas and Agusan ...

PNA | 2 days ago

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Oil prices up for 3rd week in a row

MANILA -- Local pump prices are set to go up again Tuesday, the third increase in as many weeks. Oil firms announced Monday that prices of diesel will increase by P0.40 per liter, gasoline by P0.10 per liter, and kerosene by P0.15 per liter. According to industry sources, oil prices have gone up by 4 per ...

PNA | 2 days ago

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Malacañang congratulates Pacquiao

Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo congratulated Senator Manny Pacquiao on his victory over American Adrien Broner. "The Palace is one with the entire Filipino people in celebrating Senator Emmanuel 'Manny' Pacquiao's successful WBA welterweight title defense over American Adrien Broner," Panelo said in a s ...

Malacañang photo

Daniel Joaquin, MDM | 3 days ago

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Henry Sy, Philippines' richest man, dies at 94

MANILA -- The Philippines' wealthiest man Henry Sy, who rose from being a penniless Chinese immigrant to leading a multi-billion dollar business empire, died on Saturday, his conglomerate has announced. The 94-year-old, from the Chinese city of Xiamen, founded the Philippines' largest shopping centre chain ...

Photo: Ted ALJIBE / AFP

Agence France Presse | 4 days ago

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'The best is yet to come': Palace welcomes drop in hunger rate

Malacañang on Thursday welcomed the Fourth Quarter 2018 Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey showing that hunger dropped from 13.3% in September 2018 to 10.5% in December 2018. According to the survey, 10.5 percent or an estimated 2.4 million families experienced involuntary hunger at least once in the past three months, a ...

Jon Joaquin | 6 days ago

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Go warns vs fake Malasaki ID card

Former Special Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go on Thursday warned against the existence of fake Malasakit identification cards, saying such ID cards are not needed to get assistance from the Malasakit Centers. A photo of fake Malasakit Assistance ID cards has been circulating on social media, with ...

Ayan Mellejor | 6 days ago

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Understanding the TRAIN Law and its implications on FIlipinos

DAVAO CITY -- Filipinos should brace themselves for the implementation of the second tranche of Republic Act No. 10963 also known as the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) Act. While the TRAIN law was blamed for the rise in inflation and the corresponding increases in the price of commodities when ...

BUILD BUILD BUILD. The TRAIN law is intended to provide funds for government activities, including this flyover being constructed in Tagum City. ARJOY CENIZA

Lovely Carillo | 1 week ago