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House panel rejects VAT exemption to power producers

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The House of Representatives ways and means committee on Wednesday thumbed down a provision to grant value-added tax (VAT) exemption to businesses that will use their power generating facilities to help ease the looming energy crisis. Instead, […]
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Search for 2016 bet is on But Aquino not in talks with VP Binay

MANILA (Mabuhay) – President Benigno Aquino III is currently seeking consensus among his allies on whom to anoint as his successor, but Vice President Jejomar Binay is not being involved in this process. In what could be an indication of […]
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Pope Francis to meet leaders of other religions in PHL

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Pope Francis is set to meet leaders of other religions during his visit to the Philippines in January 2015, priests said Thursday. Fr. Melvin Mejia, secretary-general of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP), said the […]
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Aquino insists: No second term

MANILA (Mabuhay) – After teasing last August he may opt to stay in office beyond 2016, President Benigno Aquino III is now insisting he will no longer seek a second term. In an interview with reporters in Singapore where he […]
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PNoy’s Singapore trip to cost P11.6M

MANILA, Nov 18 (Mabuhay) — President Benigno Aquino III’s two-day trip to Singapore will cost the government P11.6 million, Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa Jr. said Tuesday. In a statement, Ochoa said the amount will cover transportation, accommodation and food...
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French president Hollande to visit PHL in 2015, climate change tops agenda

MANILA (Mabuhay) — French President François Hollande will visit the Philippines in 2015, in reciprocation for President Benigno Aquino III’s visit to France last September. The French Embassy in Manila said climate change will top the French leader’s agenda,...
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Aquino: We won’t allow armed groups hinder Mindanao growth

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Recent activities by armed groups in Mindanao will not stop the government from pushing through with its development plans in the region, President Benigno Aquino III said Monday. In a speech, Aquino said his administration will continue […]
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Aquino govt satisfaction rating recovers in Q3 — SWS

MANILA, Nov 17 (Mabuhay) — The Aquino administration’s satisfaction rating recovered in the third quarter of 2014, registering a “good” +35 in September from the “moderate” +29 in June, according to a poll taken by the Social Weather Stations....
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UNA: Extended Senate probe to be ‘in aid of demolition’

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The camp of Vice President Jejomar Binay on Wednesday said it expects the extended Senate hearings into alleged irregularities involving the VP would be “in aid of demolition” instead of in aid of legislation. United Nationalist Alliance […]
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Belmonte lauds PNoy’s ‘icebreaker’ meeting with Xi Jinping

MANILA (Mabuhay) – House Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. has hailed the landmark meeting between President Benigno Aquino III and Chinese President Xi Jinping as an “icebreaker” that could pave the way for the possible resolution of current and long-standing conflicts […]