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Get Binay and Aquino, Abad, allies too – Bayan

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Vice President Jejomar Binay should be prosecuted for plunder over allegations of amassing illegal wealth, but doing so “should not be used to cover-up the far bigger systemic corruption” perpetuated by the administration, the Bagong Alyansang Makabayan...
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President Aquino’s state visit to Canada begins

OTTAWA, Canada (Mabuhay) — President Benigno S. Aquino III flew to Ottawa, the first stop of his three-day state visit to Canada, on Thursday (Friday in Manila) after completing a successful one-day working visit to Chicago. Shortly after his arrival […]
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BBL constitutional, peace council concludes

MANILA (Mabuhay) — The Malacañang-created peace council tasked to review the provisions of the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) on Tuesday maintained that the measure was overall “constitutional” despite some phrases that need to be inserted or deleted. “In conclusion,...
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Aquino: Govt responding to labor sector’s needs

MANILA, May 1 (Mabuhay) – President Benigno Aquino III pledged on Labor Day to listen to and build stronger ties with the labor sector. In his Labor Day message, Aquino said his administration is exerting efforts to respond to the […]
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Aquino lukewarm to increasing LGUs’ share from national taxes

MANILA (Mabuhay) – President Benigno Aquino III was lukewarm on Wednesday to the request of municipal mayors for him to certify as urgent a bill that will increase the share of local government units from national taxes. During their assembly […]
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Aquino on zero love life: In 460 days, may laban na ako

MANILA (Mabuhay) – President Aquino brought up anew his love life – or lack of it – n a speech before a gathering of sari-sari store and carinderia owners who underwent a skills training program. Aquino jestingly hinted that he […]
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PAL’s latest us route seen to boost tourist arrivals

NEW YORK – National flag carrier Philippine Airlines finally made a long overdue comeback to the East Coast by flying into New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport on Monday, nearly two decades after it last served its most distant point […]
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APEC business leaders pushing for infrastructure financing alternatives

TAGAYTAY CITY (Mabuhay) – Asia-Pacific business leaders are pushing for alternative ways of financing long-term infrastructure investments in the region, including tapping the capital markets. Dr. Julius Caesar Parrenas, a member of the APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC), said...
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4,000 Filipinos still in Libya despite growing danger: gov’t

Manila, Philippines |AFP| – Around 4,000 Filipinos remain in Libya despite the North African country’s perilous security situation, staying put for higher salaries in spite of the risks presented by rival armed groups to migrant workers, the Philippines said Thursday. […]
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Senate bill to keep tabs on tax incentives approved

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Senate committee on ways and means approved a bill that would institutionalize a monitoring system for tax incentives that business entities, corporations and private individuals are receiving from the government. In a hearing on Tuesday, the […]