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PHL no longer blacklisted

‘Hardwork’ pays off as more carriers poised to fly to US MANILA, April 10, 2014 (AFP) – The US Federal Aviation Administration has removed the Philippines from its air safety blacklist, Manila said Thursday, opening the door for its airlines to expand services to the United...
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Sen. Bam: 300,000 Lives at Stake Due to Substandard Steel

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Senator Bam Aquino warned that lives of 300,000 people are at stake due to substandard reinforcement bars created from wire rods and used in estimated 60,000 houses in different parts of the country. “Sixty thousands houses is no joke. That’s 300,000 liv...
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Strengthening PHL-Singapore defense cooperation is key to regional stability: Aquino

MANILA (Mabuhay) – President Benigno S. Aquino III said on Thursday that strengthening defense and security cooperation between the Philippines and Singapore is the key to maintaining stability in the Southeast Asian region. The President made the statement as he welcomed...
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Aquino: Sabah claim not part of agenda in Malaysia visit

MANILA (Mabuhay) — President Benigno Aquino III on Wednesday said the Philippines’ claim to Sabah will not be among the topics during his state visit to Malaysia later this month. “Sabah [is] not part of the agenda. Maraming topics [sa gaganaping] bilateral meetings,”...
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Aquino administration’s economic program “generally good, UKTI official says

MANILA, Feb 19 (Mabuhay) — The administration of President Benigno Aquino III has been “generally good” in terms of growing the Philippine economy during the half term of his presidency, United Kingdom Trade and Investment (UKTI) Manila director Iain Mansfield said....
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‘Remarkable’ growth for PHL economy despite disasters

By Mynardo Macaraig MANILA  (AFP) – The Philippine economy was one of the fastest-growing in Asia last year after shrugging off devastating natural disasters and expanding at a “remarkable” pace in the final quarter, the government said Thursday. The economy grew by 6.5 percent...
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PH economy likely grew at middle of gov’t target range, says Moody’s

MANILA (Mabuhay) — The Philippine economy likely sustained growth in the fourth quarter albeit at a slower pace because of the devastation caused by Typhoon Haiyan, Moody’s Analytics said. In a report, the economics analysis arm of the credit rating agency said Philippine...
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Kerry invites PHL to join Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – US Secretary of the State John Kerry invited the Philippines to participate in the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement adding he expects a Filipino delegation in Washington early next year. The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement would be able to raise...
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P15-M: Aquino’s budget for ASEAN-Japan Commemorative Summit

MANILA, Dec 12 (Mabuhay) – The government is spending P15 million for President Benigno S. Aquino III’s bilateral meetings and participation in the ASEAN-Japan Commemorative Summit from December 12 to 14 in Tokyo, Executive Secretary Paquito N. Ochoa Jr. said on Thursday....
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President Aquino welcomes Myanmar President Thein Sein in Malacanang Palace

MANILA, Dec 5 (Mabuhay) –President Benigno S. Aquino III welcomed President Thein Sein of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar during arrival honors in Malacañang Palace on Thursday. A 21-gun salute was rendered in honor of the visiting head of state during the playing of...