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Sen. Aquilino Pimentel III said he will file a bill granting a special tax exemption for Pacquiao in connection with his earnings in his bout with American boxer Floyd Mayweather on May 2.

MANILA (Mabuhay) — A little over a year is left before the Aquino administration ends its six-year term in office and can only do so much in terms of resolving Philippine economic issues until a successor is elected in the […]
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Palace bids to double efforts to regain PHL’s economic glory

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Malacañang on Thursday vowed sustained efforts to further buoy the domestic economy following its recovery in the fourth quarter of 2014. The National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) reported that growth in the last quarter of last […]
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Stronger institutions mean stricter adherence to human rights: Gov’t

MANILA (Mabuhay) – nbhuman rights, according to a Palace official. In the Human Rights Watch 2015, it indicated that the Philippine government’s overall record in addressing serious human rights violations remains poor despite some major initiatives last year. As the report...
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Erap, FVR at odds over Bangsamoro peace process

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Two former presidents have varying opinions on how the Aquino administration should proceed with the peace process with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) following Sunday’s encounter in Maguindanao that resulted in the deaths of 44 elite […]
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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’ […]