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Andaya grills Diokno over 2019 budget 'insertion'

MANILA – House Majority Floor Leader Rolando Andaya Jr. grilled Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno on Tuesday over alleged "insertions" in the proposed 2019 national budget.  Andaya, who was budget secretary during the term of then President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, asked Diokno ...

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Apple phones still sold in China despite ban

BEIJING – Apple stores in China continued with business as usual Tuesday despite a court-ordered ban on iPhone sales, but the US tech giant faces a growing nationalist backlash over the US-sought arrest of a Huawei executive. According to US ...

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Japan's 4 carriers to shun Chinese 5G tech

TOKYO — Japan's three main mobile phone carriers SoftBank Group, NTT Docomo and KDDI have decided not to use Chinese equipment in their 5G networks due to rising security concerns that spurred the Japanese government to block Huawei Technologies and ...

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Russia allows fisheries exports from Philippines

President Rodrigo Duterte and Russian President Vladimir Putin meet on the sidelines of the APEC Leaders' Summit in Lima, Peru on Nov. 19. Russia on Dec. 5 allowed fisheries exports from 3 Filipino companies in another sign of warmer ties. ...

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Tourism in Bethlehem booming as Christmas nears

Tourists pose for a selfie at the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank, December 10, 2018. Raneen Sawafta, Reuters BETHLEHEM, West Bank – Bethlehem is enjoying its busiest Christmas season on record, the Palestinian Ministry ...

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Gasoline prices up; diesel, kerosene prices see rollback

Filipinos will have to dig deeper in their pockets as Meralco raises power rates for the month of December. Gasoline prices will also see an increases, but a price rollback will continue for diesel and kerosene. – Business Nightly, ANC, ...

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Iraqi oil minister expects prices to rise over time

BAGHDAD – Iraqi Oil Minister Thamer Ghadhban said on Monday he expected the fall in oil prices to stop and for prices to rise over time, adding that if OPEC had not cut production, prices would have dropped to $ ...

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Presyo ng gasolina tataas, diesel at kerosene tatapyasan sa Martes

Ilan pang kompanya ng langis ang nag-anunsiyo ngayong Lunes ng taas-presyo sa gasolina, at bawas-presyo sa diesel at kerosene, na ipatutupad nila sa Martes, Disyembre 11. Ayon sa Caltex, Jetti Pump, Phoenix Petroleum, at PTT Philippines, magkakaroon sila ng P0.40 ...

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How gov't, business can use blockchain for transparency

MANILA – The "immutability" of the blockchain can promote transparency why used in government and business, a provider of the technology said Monday. Aside from cryptocurrency exchanges, blockchain can also be used in critical business and financial transactions, philanthropy and ...

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Airport authorities brace for holiday rush

MANILA – The Philippines' major airports are ready for the annual influx of passengers during the Christmas holidays, the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) said Sunday.  CAAP said it has launched “Oplan Biyaheng Ayos: Pasko 2018,” amid the ...

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