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Labor dept to give temporary jobs to fire-hit NCCC Mall workers

The fire at NCCC mall in Davao City on Dec. 23 killed 38 people. Manman Dejeto, ABS-CBN News/file photo MANILA – The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) will provide temporary jobs to thousands of workers displaced by the deadly ...

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Transportation Dept. to take legal action if PAL doesn't settle dues

MANILA – Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade has said his department would take legal action if Philippine Airlines (PAL) fails to settle within 10 days its unpaid government dues of over P7 billion. This after President Rodrigo Duterte earlier this week ...

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Energy dept seeks to calm nuclear power fears

MOSCOW – The Department of Energy on Monday stressed the need to calm the public’s fears over nuclear power, as it studied the feasibility of adding it to the country’s energy mix. The department aims to provide President Rodrigo Duterte ...

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Finance Dept. confirms Resorts World gunman was ex-employee

MANILA – The gunman who attacked Resorts World Manila was a former government employee who allegedly had millions of pesos in debt and undeclared wealth, the finance department said Sunday. In a statement, the Department of Finance (DOF) said Resorts ...

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Duterte certifies tax reform bill as urgent: finance dept

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte speaks during a news conference at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Paranaque, Metro Manila, Philippines May 24, 2017. Erik De Castro, Reuters MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday certified his tax reform bill as ...

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Inflation may slow to 3.2 pct in May: finance dept

MANILA – Inflation will likely slow in May from the previous month due to lower food prices, giving space for monetary authorities to prop up economic growth, the finance department said Monday. The consumer price index likely rose 3.2 percent ...

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Contractualization problem persists despite new labor dep’t order

INQUIRER FILE PHOTO/ ALEXIS CORPUZ In his fourth month as a machine operator at a can-making factory in Malabon City, Noel decided to quit just before his employment contract ends next month. He came up with the decision despite the ...

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Meralco, power utilities must follow competitive bidding: energy dept

MANILA – Regulators should ensure that power distributors follow competition rules when contracting suppliers, the Department of Energy said Monday, as the industry builds supply to match the pace of a growing economy. While the government is looking to build ...

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LPG price to go down by P4 per cylinder: energy dept

MANILA – Cooking gas prices could go down by as much as P4 per 11-kilogram cylinder due to lower costs in the world market, the Department of Energy said Wednesday. The contract price for liquefied petroleum gas went down to ...

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Duterte tax reform benefits outweigh price spikes: finance dept

MANILA – The Department of Finance on Tuesday defended President Rodrigo Duterte’s tax reform plan, saying critics should consider it in its entirety. The long-term benefits from the reform package will outweigh potential spikes in consumer prices, undersecretary Karl Kendrick ...

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