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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...
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BIR files P10.53-M tax evasion raps vs. taxi/freight forwarding operator, CPA

MANILA, Apr 10 (Mabuhay) – The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) on Thursday filed before the Department of Justice (DOJ) a Php 10.53-million tax evasion case against a taxi and freight forwarding operator and his certified public accountant (CPA). Charged were Gaudencio V. De...
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RH law advocates: We’re the bigger winner

MANILA (Mabuhay) -– Both the advocates and opponents of the Reproductive Health Law are claiming victory following the decision of the Supreme Court (SC), but the measure’s supporters believe they are the bigger winner. Former Health Secretary Esperanza Cabral, one of the...
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Henares: I hope Pacquiao will win vs Bradley

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) Commissioner Kim Henares and Sarangani Lone District Rep. Manny Pacquiao may have locked horns in the past due to the Filipino boxing champ’s P2.2 billion tax woes, but with the Pacman’s impending April 13 fight with WBO...
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DOJ drops rape complaint vs Vhong, indicts Cedric, Deniece for illegal detention

MANILA, Apr 10 (Mabuhay) – The Department of Justice (DOJ) has dismissed the rape complaint filed by model Deniece Cornejo against Vhong Navarro. At the same time, the DOJ has found probable cause to charge Cedric Lee, Deniece Cornejo, Bernice Lee, Simeon Raz, Fedinand Guerrero,...
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Envoy: US to stand by PHL amid ‘threats’

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The United States on Wednesday reiterated its commitment to stand by the Philippines, its long-time ally, in the face of threats –  a statement that could have extra meaning in light of recent developments in the territorial dispute between Manila and Beijin...
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Japanese envoy apologizes for World War II, thanks PHL for ‘moving on’

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Japanese Ambassador to the Philippines Toshinao Urabe used the commemoration of the Araw ng Kagitingan on Wednesday to apologize for Japan’s role during World War II, saying it has learned its lesson from those days. “Seventy-two years have passed. Still, it...