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Duterte foreign trips reaped $59.3 billion in economic gains: finance chief

MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte’s foreign visits have resulted in $ 59.3 billion in economic gains, Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez said Wednesday, after an opposition lawmaker raised concern over a decline in foreign investments. The amount includes investment pledges, trade ...

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Miners optimistic as new environment chief gets confirmed

MANILA – Philippine lawmakers confirmed Roy Cimatu as Environment Secretary, giving the former soldier the task of deciding whether to implement reforms spearheaded by predecessor Gina Lopez that led to mine closures – but cost her the job. A 71-year-old ...

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USOC chief backs athlete protests

Kansas City Chiefs defensive back Marcus Peters (22) protests next to running back Charcandrick West (35) and defensive tackle Roy Miller (98) during the National Anthem prior to the game against the Los Angeles Chargers at StubHub Center. Kelvin Kuo, ...

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Duterte: I fired Sugar Regulatory Administration chief

A man repacks sugar in packets on sale at a public market in Taguig City. Reuters file photo MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday revealed that he recently fired Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA) chief Anna Rosario Paner. Duterte said ...

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Former solon faces 3rd batch of pork cases; former DSWD chief also charged

Former Cotabato Rep. Gregorio Ipong has been charged with a third set of cases in the Sandiganbayan over the pork barrel scam – this time, with former Social Welfare Secretary Esperanza Cabral being named as a coaccused. The cases filed on Monday by the Office of the ...

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PAO chief: Kulot repeatedly stabbed even when already dead

The favorite “errand boy” is back in his Cainta neighborhood on Thursday amid shock and weeping. —Jodee A. Agoncillo “You are animals and demons, not human beings!” cried Eduardo De Guzman as he wished the same pain for those behind ...

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New chief challenged to steady the wheel at Uber

SAN FRANCISCO – Uber appeared on Monday to have found a new hand to steady the wheel at the smartphone-summoned ride service, which has skidded from one controversy to another. Uber has yet to confirm reports that Dara Khosrowshahi to ...

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Statements filed vs confirmation of Mariano as DAR chief

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Duterte gov't on track to meet spending target: budget chief

MANILA – The government continued to reduce underspending in the January to June period and is on track to meet its spending target for the year, Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno said Friday.  Underspending in the first half was at 0.4 ...

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Poultry products safe to eat, agri chief says

[embedded content] MANILA – Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Pinol on Monday reassured the public that chicken and poultry products sold in the markets were safe for consumption. Piñol also appealed for calm and said reports of a bird flu outbreak in ...

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