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PH cargo traffic unhurt by US-China trade war

By LISBET K. ESMAEL October 01, 2019 Worsening trade tensions between the US and China, the country’s major trading partners, have not hurt the Philippines’ cargo traffic, a government official claimed on Monday. “Business as usual,” Jay Daniel Santiago, general manager of the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA), said when asked …

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SC to vote on draft ruling seeking end to Marcos case

By JOMAR CANLAS, TMT October 01, 2019 Justices of the Supreme Court are expected to vote on a draft resolution prepared by Associate Justice Alfredo Benjamin Caguioa on the election protest filed by former senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. against Vice President Maria Leonor “Leni” Robredo. Bongbong Marcos outside the …

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China to project global prominence

By ASSOCIATED PRESS October 01, 2019 BEIJING: Chinese Communist Party leader and President Xi Jinping led other top officials on Monday in paying respects to the founder of the Communist state, Mao Zedong, ahead of a massive celebration of the People’s Republic of Chinas’ 70th anniversary that will emphasize its …

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Senate approves bill postponing village polls

By JAVIER J. ISMAEL October 01, 2019 THE Senate on Monday approved on third and final reading a bill postponing the barangay (village) and Sangguniang Kabataan (Youth Council) elections on May 2020 and resetting these on Dec. 5, 2022. The amended Senate Bill 1043 is a consolidation of five bills. …

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HK’s older protesters awed, humbled by youth

By ASSOCIATED PRESS October 01, 2019 HONG KONG: Watching from a side road, Edmund Lau was struck with admiration and wonder as young protesters dressed head-to-toe in black whirled into action to deal with another volley of tear gas from Hong Kong riot police, kicking away the smoking canisters and …

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Forever 21 files for bankruptcy

By AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE October 01, 2019 LOS ANGELES: Global fast-fashion retailer Forever 21 said it was filing for voluntary bankruptcy on Sunday (Monday in Manila), the latest US brick-and-mortar chain to embark on restructuring as shoppers migrate online. The move will see the retailer close up to 350 of its …

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Transport strike a success- Stop and Go

By The Manila Times September 30, 2019 A transport group leader claimed that the nationwide transport strike held on Monday was a success as most of the major jeepney routes in Metro Manila and several regions were paralyzed. The transport strike was led by three big transport groups—Alliance of Concerned …

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HK violence ahead of China anniversary

By AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE September 30, 2019 HONG KONG: Riot police fired tear gas on Sunday after a large crowd of protesters at a shopping district here ignored warnings to disperse in a second straight day of clashes, sparking fears of more violence ahead of China’s National Day. Police cordoned off …

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UP student kills self over hazing

By GLEE JALEA September 30, 2019 A student of the University of the Philippines (UP) in Diliman, Quezon City committed suicide days after the alleged hazing activities of the Sigma Rho Fraternity was exposed. The police said the student was found unconscious by his mother. The university confirmed that a …

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