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2nd quarter growth puts PHL on track to meet targets, says Dominguez

MANILA (Mabuhay) — The second-quarter performance of the Philippine economy puts the country on track to meet government targets for this year and the next, Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III said Thursday. “The numbers are good for the Duterte government […]
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Bicol has fastest growing economy among all PHL regions in 2015

LEGAZPI CITY (PNA) – A top official of the Philippine Statistical Authority (PSA) in the Bicol region said the economy in the region is the fastest growing among all 18 regions in the country. Cynthia Perdiz, PSA-Bicol director, said “the […]
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Poe to fast-track bill giving Duterte crisis powers to fix traffic

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Senator Grace Poe on Wednesday vowed to fast-track the passage of a measure that would grant President Rodrigo Duterte emergency powers to address the traffic problem in the country that she said has already “paralyzed our economy […]
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Duterte orders review of permits granted to mining

By Ma. Cristina C. Arayata and Lilybeth G. Ison MANILA (PNA) – Since global warming is among the top priorities of his administration, President Rodrigo Roa Duterte has directed Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Regina Paz Lopez to review all […]
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LA Fellows seeks unemployed professionals for free training

Despite the uptick in the economy, many long-term unemployed workers and older, educated, highly-skilled mid-level professionals are still struggling to find jobs. Stable, secure, salaried positions are becoming less common; workers must often learn how to cobble together...
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Groups file cases vs. Aquino, Abad over DAP

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Several groups on Friday filed charges against former President Benigno Aquino III and former Budget Secretary Florencio Abad before the Office of the Ombudsman over the implementation of the Disbursement Acceleration Program, some parts of which were […]
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‘Going Green’ to honor the late OC Green advocate Linda Sarno

Rational occupants of the planet Earth are rallying to save and conserve the resources that God has placed in their hands if they still so desire to enjoy what is has to offer in this generation and the next. This […]
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Duterte admin not relying on BPO as growth driver

MANILA (Mabuhay) — The business process outsourcing (BPO) sector continues to be a major growth driver of Philippine economy, but the economic managers of the Duterte administration are not keen on relying too much on the sector as technological advancements […]
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PHL urged to invest more in higher education to achieve inclusive growth

By Leslie D. Venzon MANILA, June 22 (PNA) – The country needs to invest more in higher education and skills training that can contribute to inclusive growth, according to a study by state think tank Philippine Institute for Development Studies […]
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Drilon: Gov’t body can stop SMC-PLDT-Globe telecom deal

MANILA, June 14 (Mabuhay) – The Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) can stop the joint acquisition of the San Miguel Corp (SMC) telecommunications assets by two industry giants if the deal, after a review, would encourage or result in a monopoly, […]