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DFA: PH flag must fly over rescue center

FOREIGN Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. on Friday said the Philippines appreciated China for putting up for the country a “rescue center” in the West Philippine Sea, but it needed the Philippine flag to complete it. Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr “China puts up ‘rescue center’ in West Philippine Sea. Now, …

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Ejercito: Revive PNR lines to spur growth

SEN. Joseph Victor “JV” Ejercito on Friday pushed for the revival of the existing Philippine National Railways (PNR) lines in both the northern and southern parts of the country to spur economic growth.| “The railway system could serve as the backbone of our economy, it will create growth nodes and …

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Labor seeks passage of security of tenure bill

The Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (TUCP) on Friday appealed anew to President Rodrigo Duterte to urge senators to pass Senate Bill (SB) 1826 and end the contractualized work scheme before time runs out. Labor Secretary Silvestre Belo “Time is now running out on the President’s campaign promise to …

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CA justices for Trillanes case named

The Court of Appeals (CA) 7th Division has been designated to handle the petition filed by the by the Department of Justice (DoJ) and the Office of the Solicitor General (OSG) against Sen. Antonio Trillanes 4th, which seeks to revoke his amnesty and called for his arrest without bail for …

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‘Restore P3.2-B budget for teachers’

THE Commission on Elections (Comelec) has asked the Senate-House bilateral budget committee to reinstate the P3.2-billion budget for teachers who will serve in the midterm elections in May. Comelec spokesman James Jimenez and Director Zita Castillon Buena issued the call to the lawmakers on Friday after the Department of Budget …

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House construction on a co-owned property

Persida Acosta Dear PAO, I am the second child of my parents. I have two siblings, an elder sister and a younger brother. My late parents owned a land located at Tagaytay City. My parents died without executing their last will and testament. I am thinking of constructing my house …

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Phoenix eyes 4-0 against BW

Phoenix aims to extend its unbeaten run when it faces Blackwater at 4:30 p.m. today in Season 44 Philippine Basketball Association Philippine Cup at the Ynares Sports Center in Antipolo City. The Fuel Masters were unstoppable in its last three games winning against Meralco (93-92), TNT KaTropa (93-84) and Columbian …

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Towns lifts Timberwolves to win; Celtics rout Hornets

LOS ANGELES: Karl-Anthony Towns sank a fade-away jump shot at the buzzer to lift the Minnesota Timberwolves to a 99-97 overtime victory over the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday (Thursday in Manila). Towns grabbed an Andrew Wiggins rebound and dribbled once before draining the winning shot from the right side as …

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Will the real WBA welter champ please stand up?

ED C. TOLENTINO Manny Pacquiao unabashedly covets another shot at the unbeaten Floyd Mayweather Jr., but he is not about to waste his remaining time in the sport waiting for the latter to make up his mind. Pacquiao, 40, recently posted his first successful defense of the World Boxing Association …

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Pacquiao rejects offers for Horn rematch

Reigning World Boxing Association (WBA) welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao refused an offer for a rematch against Australian Jeff Horn. Horn and his promoter Dean Lonergan reportedly expressed interest on a rematch with Pacquiao after the latter’s unanimous decision win against Adrien Broner at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada …

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