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PHIBLEX a precursor of EDCA, solon claims

MANILA (Mabuhay) – A new round of joint military exercises by Philippine and American forces in Palawan and Luzon is a “soft launch” for the activities planned under the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA), a progressive lawmaker claimed. Kabataan party-list […]
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Party-list lawmaker doubts need for Aquino emergency powers

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The LPG Marketers’ Association (LPG-MA) party-list lawmaker on Monday questioned the need for President Benigno Aquino III to be granted emergency powers to address the looming power crisis next year. In a statement, LPG-MA Representative and Deputy […]
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‘4-day work week bad for gov’t employees, public’

MANILA (Mabuhay) – A group slammed the move of the Civil Service Commission (CSC) to allow government agencies in Metro Manila to follow a 4-day work week scheme. Ferdinand Gaite, president of the Confederation for Unity, Recognition and Advancement of […]
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Palace: No objection to continued hospital arrest for Enrile

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Malacañang has no objection to the Sandiganbayan allowing Sen. Juan Ponce Enrile to remain under hospital arrest, at least for now. Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte noted President Benigno Aquino III himself had already cited Enrile’s advanced...
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Papal visit logo reflects solidarity with victims of recent PHL calamities

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Pope Francis giving the Philippines a merciful and compassionate embrace is the theme of the official logo of the Holy Father’s upcoming visit to the country in January. The logo features arms around a yellow circle representing […]
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PHL ‘breaks world tree-planting record’

MANILA (AFP) – Philippine officials said Saturday they had set a new world record for the most trees planted in an hour, with 3.2 million seedlings sown as part of a national forestation program. Official certification from Guinness World Records […]
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PHL, US begin PHIBLEX military exercises near disputed seas

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Thousands of Filipino and American soldiers began annual war games on Monday near disputed waters in the South China Sea, testing the readiness of the two oldest security allies in the southeast Asian region to respond to […]
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PCCI dares PHL exporters to upgrade products ahead of ASEAN integration

MANILA (Mabuhay) — As the ASEAN single market nears, the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) is challenging the local manufacturing industry to produce high quality products for exports to make it really competitive on a regional scale. The […]
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PNoy’s ‘siege on judiciary’ is ‘threat to democracy,’ legal alliance says

MANILA (Mabuhay) — An alliance of lawyers, law students and judicial independence advocates on Friday called for a stop on what they labeled as the administration’s “siege on the judiciary,” describing President Benigno Aquino III’s recent actions...
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DOE, lawmakers to tackle solutions to looming power crisis even if Congress on recess

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Even if Congress is on recess, Malacañang hopes lawmakers will continue to meet with the Department of Energy to tackle solutions to a looming power crisis in 2015. Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte on Saturday said the […]