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Tulfo hit for ‘lazy Filipinos’ remark

By RALPH VILLANUEVA March 12, 2019 MALACAÑANG and workers on Monday rejected the claim of Ramon Tulfo, the special envoy to China, that Filipino workers are lazy. Tulfo drew flak after saying that there is an influx of Chinese workers in the country because Filipino workers are always taking breaks. …

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Palace assures Mahathir: PH won’t fall into China

By CATHERINE S. VALENTE, TMT March 12, 2019 Malacañang on Monday assured the public that the Philippines would not fall into a “debt trap,” days after Malaysia Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad cautioned the country to carefully deal with loans from China. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte (left) and Malaysian Prime Minister …

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Balutan seeks impartial probe

By RALPH VILLANUEVA March 11, 2019 Former Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) general manager Alexander Balutan demanded a “full and impartial” probe of the allegations against him. Balutan said an impartial investigation should commence if there are indeed allegations of corruption leveled against him. General Manager Alexander Balutan “If there …

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Ethiopian plane crashes, 157 dead

By AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE March 11, 2019 BISHOFTU, Ethiopia: An Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 crashed Sunday morning en route from Addis Ababa to Nairobi, killing all 149 passengers and eight crew on board, state media reported as African leaders offered condolences. Rescue team carry collected bodies in bags at the crash …

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Duterte blasts ‘stupid priests’

By RALPH VILLANUEVA March 11, 2019 PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte once again slammed the Catholic faith and its teachings, this time focusing on the men of the cloth, calling them stupid. In a speech during the distribution of certificate of land ownership awards in Negros Occidental on Friday, Duterte said there …

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Brace for water interruptions, public warned

By DIVINA NOVA JOY DELA CRUZ March 11, 2019 The falling levels in dams may lead to water service interruptions, officials warned on Sunday as the La Mesa dam, which supplies water to Metro Manila, was a whisker away from reaching critical level. DESPERATE TIMES Residents of barangay Highway Hills …

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‘President on right track’

By BERNADETTE E. TAMAYO March 11, 2019 SENATE President Vicente Sotto 3rd on Sunday said President Rodrigo Duterte was “on the right track” with his decision to abandon his support for the legalization of medical marijuana. SENATE President Vicente Sotto 3rd The President on Friday said he would not allow …

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Comedian Chokoleit succumbs to heart attack

By IZA IGLESIAS, TMT March 11, 2019 Comedian Chokoleit passed away shortly after his performance at the Abra Kawayan Festival on Saturday night. He was 46. The sad news was confirmed by training and talent management Star Magic. Chokoleit The statement read, “Chokoleit was performing in an out-of-town show in …

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