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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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After slower than expected 2014, WB sees PHL economy rebound in next two years

MANILA, Jan 14 (Mabuhay) – The World Bank further cut its growth projection in 2014 for the Philippine economy that it said was weighed down by the slow government spending,the Washington-based multilateral lender said on Wednesday. But the local economy […]
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Cardinal Tagle expects Pope to talk on poverty and inequality in PHL

MANILA, Jan 14 (Mabuhay) — Messages on the “daily disaster” of poverty and inequality will be among the things Filipinos await from Pope Francis during his five-day visit in the Philippines, Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle said Wednesday. In […]
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Solon wants smuggling declared as economic sabotage

MANILA (Mabuhay) – A lawmaker has proposed amending the Tariff and Customs Code of the Philippines to define any form of smuggling involving goods with an aggregate value of P1 million as an act of economic sabotage. House Bill 5179, […]
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US to bolster PHL labor inspection capacity with $1-M grant

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Mabuhay) – The Philippines has hailed the $1- million technical assistance grant announced by Washington to strengthen workers’ rights through reforms in the country’s labor inspection capacity, saying such speed up compliance with global standards. “This is yet...
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ADB further trims 2014 PHL growth estimates on weak gov’t spending

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has further lowered the growth outlook for the Philippines this year while downgrading economic forecast in most Southeast Asian countries, saying the momentum has slowed down. In a supplement to its Asian […]
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Poor students reap benefits from new laws – Drilon

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Poor but deserving students will gain broader access to education, thanks to three of the 21 new laws that stemmed from measures passed by the Senate of the 16th Congress, Senate President Franklin Drilon said Thursday. Baring […]
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Will we see a new Ford GT in 2015?

Reports are growing that 2015 could see the resurrection of an automotive legend and Ford’s return to the supercar market. After an absence of nearly 10 years, Ford is planning a new GT. And, according to Road and Track magazine, it […]
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Nations’ response during calamities reveals deep-seated charitable culture

Still dazed after a year since Super Typhoon Yolanda  delivered a devastating wallop never been experience in the history of the Philippines, now comes another foreboding calamity represented by Typhoon Ruby with at least nine provinces in the Visayas are […]
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Congress to pass 13th month pay exemption hike, 8 other bills, before Christmas break

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Senate President Franklin Drilon said on Tuesday that Congressional leaders have agreed to tackle and pass a host of key measures before the Christmas break, including laws to purge unfair business practices, and to increase the take-home […]