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Palace: PNoy to keep tabs on Holy Week exodus, return

MANILA (Mabuhay) — As he has done so in past years, President Benigno Aquino III is likely to monitor the exodus of Filipinos to the provinces for the Holy Week as well as their return to Metro Manila after Easter, Malacañang said Saturday. Deputy presidential spokesperson...
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PHL hopes deal reached before Obama visit

New defense accord means more US troops MANILA (AFP) – The Philippines said Friday it hopes to complete a new defense accord with the United States ahead of a visit by President Barack Obama this month, as a territorial dispute with China simmers. The chief Philippine negotiator,...
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Palace: Gov’t to ensure aviation upgrade to be sustained

MANILA (Mabuhay) – After the country regained the much-coveted Category 1 status from the United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Malacañang on Saturday assured the public that the government will ensure that the Philippine aviation upgrade will be sustained. In an...
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Henares reminds Pacquiao: Settle P2.6-B tax deficiency

MANILA (Mabuhay) – A day after he regained his WBO welterweight title, boxing champ and congressman Manny Pacquiao still faces a tough fight against Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) Commissioner Kim Henares. Henares once again reminded Pacquiao to settle his previous tax...
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Govt asked to act on war vets’ unpaid benefits

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The government should act on over P20 billion in unpaid benefits for Filipino war veterans and their dependents, a senator said Wednesday. On Araw ng Kagitingan, Senator Antonio Trillanes IV, a former Navy officer, said government funding in the last three...
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Doctors’ group commits to pay correct taxes

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Members of the Philippine College of Physicians (PCP) has given their support to the Bureau of Internal Revenue’s (BIR) efforts for greater tax compliance among medical doctors. In a statement, PCP President Priscilla B. Caguioa said: “Foremost in our tasks and...
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DFA welcomes US commitment to defense treaty

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) welcomes the strong statements recently made by US officials criticizing China’s aggression in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea). DFA spokesperson Charles Jose said it is in the interest of the US to maintain...
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Delfin Lee: Globe Asiatique didn’t get special treatment from Pag-IBIG

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Detained businessman Delfin Lee on Wednesday said his company, Globe Asiatique, never got preferential treatment from the government. In a statement sent to the media by his lawyer Willy Rivera, Lee said Pag-IBIG Fund treated his firm “just like the others”...
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Comelec starts preparations for Bangsamoro plebiscite

MANILA (Mabuhay) — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has started preparations for the holding of a referendum for the creation of Bangsamoro political entity in Mindanao. A Sub-Committee on the Bangsamoro Plebiscite—chaired by Commissioner Al Parreño and co-chaired by...
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Comelec spokesman Jimenez to trek down Luzon to woo voters to sign up

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Commission on Elections spokesman James Jimenez will walk down the length of Luzon in an effort to convince more than 9 million voters to undergo biometric registration to avoid disenfranchisement in the 2016 elections. Jimenez will embark on what the...