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PH risks dropping out of global maritime list

By CARMELA I. HUELAR March 18, 2019 EXCLUSIVE THE JOBS of 400,000 Filipino seafarers and the country’s good standing in the global maritime community are at stake because of the country’s supposed failure to comply with global reporting standards. This was learned from industry sources and a copy of a …

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Slain terrorist could be a foreigner

By The Manila Times March 17, 2019 Maj. Gen. Cirilito Sobejana The military believes that one of the terrorists killed in its operations in Maguindanao was a foreigner. Maj. Gen. Cirilito Sobejana, commander of the Philippine Army’s 6th Infantry Division, said the body recovered by authorities could be that of …

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‘Narcolist release not impeachable offense’

By CATHERINE S. VALENTE, TMT March 17, 2019 Malacañang on Saturday said President Rodrigo Duterte could not be impeached for releasing a list of politicians allegedly involved in the illegal drug trade. Palace spokesman Salvador Panelo dismissed as “pure nonsense” the claim of Akbayan Rep. Tomasito Villarin that Duterte could …

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Bong Go gets rousing welcome in Davao

By The Manila Times March 17, 2019 FORMER special assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go received a rousing homecoming from the City of Davao when the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) held its campaign rally in his hometown on Friday. Actors Robin Padilla (right) and Philip Salvador …

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Too many eggs can kill you – study

By AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE March 17, 2019 WASHINGTON: The debate over whether eggs are good for you is age-old: While a good source of protein, they also contain potentially harmful cholesterol. Now, a new study — published Friday by the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) — has weighed in. …

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Metro Manila voters prefer young candidates – survey

By WILLIAM DEPASUPIL, TMT March 17, 2019 Josefina “Joy” Belmonte An independent survey conducted by the RP-Mission and Development Foundation Inc. (RPMDinc) showed that Mar-len Abigail Binay of Makati City, Josefina “Joy” Belmonte of Quezon City, Imelda Calixto-Rubiano of Pasay City, Lino Cayetano of Taguig City and Robert “Bobby” Eusebio …

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Manila, Hanoi renew call for SCS Code of Conduct

By DEMPSEY REYES March 17, 2019 The Philippines and Vietnam have renewed their call for a fast adoption of a Code of Conduct (CoC) in the South China Sea (West Philippine Sea), according to Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana. Lorenzana went to Hanoi on Monday for bilateral talks with Vietnam’s Defense …

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Court junks raps vs retired chief justice

By JOMAR CANLAS, TMT March 17, 2019 The Supreme Court on Friday junked the administrative charges filed against retired Chief Justice Teresita Leonardo de Castro for lack of merit. In a resolution, the Supreme Court ruled to dismiss a complaint against the former chief of the judiciary for lack of …

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