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What PHL will gain from Japan imperial couple’s visit

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – The Japanese imperial couple’s visit to the Philippines will strengthen Philippines’ diplomatic ties with Japan and lead to economic opportunities for both countries, an official said. Philippine Ambassador to Japan, Manuel Lopez said the Philippine state...
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Drilon: Economy at stake in May elections

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Senate President Franklin Drilon warned Friday of a possible reversal of the country’s economic growth if wrong leaders are elected as he urged voters to make the sustainability of the economy a major issue in the May […]
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Filipina on death row in Indonesia has family birthday visit

Yogyakarta, Indonesia | AFP |   – A Filipina on death row in Indonesia was visited by family Tuesday for a late birthday celebration, as her supporters maintained the single mother would be proclaimed innocent and escape the firing squad. Mary Jane Veloso was reunited...
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Roxas-Robredo tandem gets a boost in US

By Abner Galino THE campaign to promote the political tandem of Mar Roxas and Leni Robredo, presidential and vice presidential bets, respectively, just got the proverbial shot in the arm after getting the support of a well-respected Filipino-American...
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Drilon: 66 Senate bills enacted into law in 2015

MANILA, Dec 17 (Mabuhay) – Senate President Franklin Drilon lauded Thursday what he called as the strong legislative performance of the chamber with 66 of the 148 local and national bills it passed signed into the law by President Benigno […]
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PHL seen to grow as much as 8% over next six years

MANILA, Dec 17 (Mabuhay) — The Philippine economy could register as much as an 8-percent growth in the next six years, Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Arsenio M. Balisacan said on Thursday. “If we continue the pace we have now, it should […]
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Aquino gov’t ‘bigger disaster’ 2 years after ‘Yolanda’ – Anakbayan

MANILA (Mabuhay) – A militant group has slammed the administration of President Benigno Aquino III for supposedly being the “bigger disaster” two years after super typhoon “Yolanda” (international name: Haiyan) pummeled the Visayas and claimed thousands of lives. In a...
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Binay vows to tinker with the Constitution to lure more foreign investments

In his recent talks with businessmen, Vice President Jojo Binay disclosed plans to amend the economic provisions of the 1987 Constitution to enable foreign investors to pour in their resources in the country to help spur economic growth and to […]
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PHL consumers 3rd most confident globally in Q3 – survey

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Filipinos emerged as the third most confident consumers in the world, according to Nielsen’s latest consumer confidence and spending survey. Though falling one notch from the previous quarter, Nielsen said Filipinos consumers are still upbeat about the […]
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Mar: Tax cut proposals not an election issue

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Administration presidential bet Mar Roxas said Tuesday that the proposal to lower income tax should not be an election issue as it must be discussed in a more sober time. At the presidential forum of the Philippine […]