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Meralco cuts rates

By ANNA LEAH E. GONZALES August 07, 2019 THE Manila Electric Co. (Meralco) has cut its rates this month by P0.4176 per kilowatt hour (kWh). The rate adjustment means that a typical household that consumes 200 kWh will see a decrease of P84 in their monthly bill; a P125.28 reduction …

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Dar gets DA post

By EIREENE JAIREE GOMEZ August 06, 2019 PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte has appointed William Dar, a columnist of The Manila Times, as acting secretary of the Department of Agriculture (DA). He will replace Emmanuel Piñol, who was transferred to the Mindanao Development Authority. Dr. William Dar. PHOTO FROM DAR’S FACEBOOK PAGE …

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HK protests paralyze airport

By The Manila Times August 06, 2019 HONG Kong: Pro-democracy protesters in this island-state are close to creating a “very dangerous situation,” the city’s leader warned Monday as train travel and at least 100 international flights in the global financial hub were thrown into chaos. Most of those affected are …

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Big businesses finance Myanmar army abuses

By ASSOCIATED PRESS August 06, 2019 BANGKOK: A United Nations (UN) fact-finding mission called Monday for an embargo on arms sales to Myanmar and targeted sanctions against businesses with connections to the military after finding they are helping fund human rights abuses. The mission released a report detailing how businesses …

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US, SKorea all set for military drills

By ASSOCIATED PRESS August 06, 2019 SEOUL, South Korea: South Korea and the United States are preparing to hold their annual joint military exercises despite warnings from North Korea that the drills could derail fragile nuclear diplomacy, Seoul’s military said Monday. Choi Hyun-soo, spokesman of Seoul’s Defense Ministry, said the …

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Lockdown imposed on Kashmir

By AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE August 06, 2019 SRINAGAR, India: Authorities in Indian-administered Kashmir placed large parts of the disputed region under lockdown early Monday while India sent in tens of thousands of additional troops and traded accusations of clashes with Pakistan at their de facto border. Communications were cut, with private …

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Top Khmer leader Nuon Chea dies at 93

By KHMER TIMES August 06, 2019 After spending about one month in hospital, former senior Khmer Rouge leader Nuon Chea, who was convicted and sentenced to life in prison over his role during the regime’s brutal rule, died Sunday night. He was 93 years old. Neth Pheaktra, spokesman for the …

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Flights to Hong Kong canceled

By BENJIE VERGARA, TMT August 06, 2019 FIFTEEN flights to and from Hong Kong were canceled on Monday because of the anti-government protests that caused travel chaos in the city. The Manila International Airport Authority said at least 11 flights of Cathay Pacific were canceled. Protesters react as police fire …

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Villar wants SRA probed

By JAVIER J. ISMAEL August 06, 2019 SEN. Cynthia Villar has filed a resolution calling for an inquiry into the Sugar Regulatory Administration’s (SRA) failure to implement the Sugar Cane Industry Development Act (SIDA). As chairman of the Senate Agriculture and Food Committee, Villar filed Senate Resolution 40, asking the …

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Pangilinan files bill creating fisheries dept

By JAVIER J. ISMAEL August 06, 2019 SEN. Francis Pangilinan has refiled his bill that will create a department that seeks to focus on fisheries concerns. Pangilinan stressed the need for an agency that will look after the welfare 1.6 million Filipinos who depend on fisheries and aquaculture for their …

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