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PHL economic managers to US business, Fil-Ams: Govt to focus on reducing poverty, inequality

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Philippine Secretaries of Finance, Budget and Management, and Socioeconomic Planning discussed the Duterte Administration’s plan of action to reduce poverty and inequality during engagements with the business and Filipino-American communities on 05 October...
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NEDA chief says dignitaries, economic experts remain confident on PHL economy

By Joann S. Villanueva MANILA  (PNA) – Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia said dignitaries and finance and economic experts remain confident on the Philippines and are not worried about some negative news reports on the country. Pernia, who is concurrent […]
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Drilon urges Palace: Tell other Cabinet execs to ‘stop talking’ for Duterte

MANILA, Sept 19 (Mabuhay) — Saying Malacañang looked ridiculous for appearing to have too many spokespersons, Senator Franklin Drilon on Monday urged the Executive Secretary to issue an order telling Cabinet officials to “stop talking” for President Rodrigo Duterte. During...
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Commissioner quits as head of Comelec campaign finance office

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Commission on Elections’ (Comelec) senior Commissioner Christian Robert Lim has formally stepped down as head of the poll body’s campaign finance office. In a letter filed Monday afternoon, Lim tendered his “irrevocable”...
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ADB approves $2.6-B in private sector financing, investments in 2015

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – The Asian Development Bank (ADB) on Monday said it approved a record $2.6 billion of new financing and investments to the private sector in 2015, up 37 percent  from a year earlier and 62 higher than in […]
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Chiz to LTO: Stop collecting car sticker fee, start refunding motorists

Sen. Francis “Chiz” Escudero said the Land Transportation Office (LTO) should stop collecting P50 from motorists for non-existent car registration stickers until problems surrounding the long-delayed issuance have been resolved. Escudero, who is the frontrunner in the...
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Mar taunts Rody: Ang lider ng ating bansa, hindi umuurong

LEYTE, Dec 21 (Mabuhay) – Liberal Party (LP) standard bearer Mar Roxas is far from done with his tirades against fellow presidential candidate, Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte. In his visit to Baybay, Leyte Sunday, Roxas taunted Duterte for “backing […]
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PHL, South Korea seek greater bilateral cooperation

MANILA, Nov 19 (Mabuhay) – President Benigno S. Aquino III and South Korean President Park Geun-Hye expressed their willingness to boost their cooperation, during a bilateral meeting held on the margins of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit on Wednesday. […]
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Aquino urged to endorse bill lowering income tax rates

MANILA, Aug 25 (Mabuhay) – A senator on Tuesday urged President Benigno Aquino III to certify as urgent the legislative proposals seeking to lower income tax rates. Senator Francis “Chiz” Escudero, a close ally of Aquino, said the president should […]
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Escudero: Red tape should have no place in gov’t

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Senator Francis “Chiz” Escudero is urging the government to further streamline state agencies and offices whose functions are “teeming with duplication” to improve the budgeting process and public service delivery. He said the national government should go...