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Go thanks supporters for high survey rating

By The Manila Times March 20, 2019 Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go on Tuesday thanked his supporters for their trust and confidence, saying his consistent rise in surveys was humbling and heart-warming. Senatorial candidate Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go. PHOTO BY J. GERARD SEGUIA In the Pulse Asia survey held from February …

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Seafarers hit Marina for placing jobs at risk

By RAFFY AYENG March 19, 2019 A GROUP of seafarers lambasted the Maritime Industry Authority (Marina) on Monday for failing to implement global maritime standards, saying the agency’s inability to comply with reporting requirements placed thousands of jobs at risk. United Filipino Seafarers president Nelson Ramirez made the statement in …

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Bong Go jumps to No. 3 in Pulse Senate poll

By CATHERINE S. VALENTE, TMT March 19, 2019 With more than a month before the May 13 elections, former presidential aide Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go has broken into the top three in the latest Pulse Asia survey for the race to the Senate. The poll, conducted from February 24 to …

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House blinks, to withdraw version of 2019 budget

By GLEE JALEA and JAVIER J. ISMAEL March 19, 2019 THE HOUSE of Representatives has agreed to recall its version of the P3.757-trillion national budget for 2019 that the Senate refuses to sign over tens of billions worth of “unconstitutional” realignments made after the measure’s ratification. Sen. Panfilo Lacson announced …

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Manila Water CEO: Sorry for shortage

By GLEE JALEA and RALPH VILLANUEVA March 19, 2019 THE Manila Water concessionaire on Monday admitted to having violated its mandate of providing uninterrupted water services to its consumers and is willing to pay the penalties to be imposed by the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS). (From left) Manila …

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PH can’t quit ICC — Drilon

By BERNADETTE E. TAMAYO and RALPH VILLANUEVA March 19, 2019 Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon on Monday said the Philippines’ withdrawal from the International Criminal Court (ICC) “must be [done] with the concurrence of the majority of the senators.” Senate Minority leader Franklin Drilon. FILE PHOTO He noted that 18 …

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Help small businesses hit by water crisis — Aquino

By JAVIER J. ISMAEL March 19, 2019 SEN. Paolo Benigno “Bam” Aquino 4th on Monday called on the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and other concerned government agencies to extend assistance to micro-businesses affected by the water shortage. SEN. Paolo Benigno “Bam” Aquino 4th “Karugtong ng krisis sa tubig …

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