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PHL jumps 13 notches in 2015 economic freedom index

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Philippines is among the 10 top countries with improved performances in the list of the world’s freest economies, jumping 13 notches in the 2015 Index of Economic Freedom released today by the Heritage Foundation. The Philippines moved from 89th place in...
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Aquino must give an account on deadly Mamasapano ops – militant group

MANILA (Mabuhay) – A militant group on Wednesday said President Benigno Aquino III “has a lot of explaining to do” about the operations in Mamasapano town in Maguindanao, where 44 elite police officers were killed Sunday. In a statement, Bagong […]
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Atienza defends Pope’s ‘rabbits’ statement

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – A pro-life lawmaker on Wednesday said he does not believe that the Pope’s statement that good Catholics should “not breed like rabbits” means that the pontiff backs the use of artificial contraceptives. Buhay party-list Rep. Lito Atienza […]
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Satisfaction with Aquino Admin steady at ‘good’ in Q4 2014 – SWS

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Satisfaction with the Aquino administration was still rated “good” in the fourth quarter of 2014, despite a drop in the Metro Manila, Visayas, and Mindanao satisfaction numbers, according to a new poll taken by the Social Weather […]
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Militant group sees challenge after Pope leaves PHL

MANILA   (Mabuhay) – Meanwhile, militant umbrella group Bagong Alyansang Makabayan said a bigger challenge awaits Filipinos after Pope Francis leaves. Bayan secretary general Renato Reyes Jr. said his group thanked Pope Francis for “consistent advocacy of the poor and his...
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Aquino sees 2015 as chance to showcase PHL on world stage

MANILA (Mabuhay) – For President Benigno Aquino III, 2015 is a “pivotal” year for the Philippines, as the government would have a chance to project the country in the international arena, while preparing to host the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation-World Leaders’ […]
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SWS: 11.4M households consider themselves poor in 4th quarter 2014

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Some 52 percent of Filipino families – or about 11.4 million households – see themselves as poor in the last quarter of 2014, a new survey by pollster Social Weather Stations showed. The SWS said the survey […]
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China stopped harassing PHL ships

Gazmin cites enhanced military ties with US in calmer but disputed waters MANILA (Mabuhay) – Chinese vessels stopped harassing Filipino ships en route to the disputed Ayungin Shoal after the Philippines and the United States signed the Enhanced Defense Cooperation […]
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Aquino govt satisfaction rating recovers in Q3 — SWS

MANILA, Nov 17 (Mabuhay) — The Aquino administration’s satisfaction rating recovered in the third quarter of 2014, registering a “good” +35 in September from the “moderate” +29 in June, according to a poll taken by the Social Weather Stations....
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Aquino dares Bello: Try running in 2016

Akbayan Rep has ‘too many complaints’ MANILA, Nov 3 (Mabuhay) – President Benigno Aquino III on Monday blasted Akbayan Rep. Walden Bello, for having too many criticisms and even thinking like a “traditional politician.” In an interview with reporters in […]