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File SOCE, Comelec reminds poll candidates

By The Manila Times June 13, 2019 The Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Wednesday reminded winning and losing candidates, as well as political parties who participated in the May 2019 midterm polls to submit their Statements of Contributions and Expenditures (SOCE) before the deadline on June 13. Comelec spokesman James …

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Decongestion of Metro Manila pushed

By RALPH VILLANUEVA June 12, 2019 The Cabinet Cluster on Climate Change Adaptation, Mitigation and Disaster Risk Reduction recommended the decongestion of Metro Manila when President Rodrigo Duterte’s official family tackled earthquake readiness on Monday night. Employees of the Commission on Elections evacuates to a safe place after a 6.1-quake …

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Warriors edge Raptors to keep NBA title hopes alive

By The Manila Times June 11, 2019 TORONTO: Clutch 3-pointers by Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson enabled the defending champion Golden State Warriors to edge Toronto 106-105 on Monday and sustain their hopes of winning a third consecutive NBA Finals. Golden State star Stephen Curry scored 31 points and the …

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UPDATE: PhilHealth execs told to quit

By The Manila Times June 11, 2019 Go: Duterte ‘really wants a revamp’ President Rodrigo Duterte had asked officials of state-owned Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) to resign in the wake of a “ghost dialysis” scandal, his former aide and spokesman said on Monday. President Rodrigo Duterte meets officials of …

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Talisay lass crowned Miss Universe PH 2019

By ARLO CUSTODIO June 11, 2019 Fashion model Gazini Ganados of Talisay City, Cebu was crowned Miss Universe Philippines 2019 by reigning Miss Universe Catriona Gray on Sunday night. She will represent the country in the world’s foremost beauty pageant in South Korea later this year. BIG WIN Miss Universe …

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Lorenzana: Hanjin purchase not needed for US use of Subic

By DEMPSEY REYES June 11, 2019 The United States, particularly its Navy, could still utilize Subic Bay without having to purchase the Hanjin shipyard, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said. Retired US Navy Capt. Brian Buzzell, who was a former political-military officer in the Philippines, wrote in the US Naval Institute’s …

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Duterte vows to resolve NAIA woes ‘within a month’

By CATHERINE S. VALENTE, TMT June 11, 2019 PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte vowed to resolve flight delays and cancellations at the country’s premier gateway, as he conducted a “surprise inspection” of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 2 (NAIA-2) early Monday morning. President Rodrigo Duterte goes through a security check at …

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‘President hands off speakership race’

By CATHERINE S. VALENTE, TMT June 11, 2019 President Rodrigo Duterte would not endorse any lawmaker to become the next speaker of the House of Representatives, Malacañang said on Monday. Palace spokesman Salvador Panelo Palace spokesman Salvador Panelo issued the statement after the President was seen with Leyte Rep. Martin …

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