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PH, UAE sign deal vs human trafficking

By JAVIER J. ISMAEL September 29, 2019 THE Philippines and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Cooperation in Combating Human Trafficking on Thursday, September 26 in New York City, USA. Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. and UAE Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed …

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House lawmakers rally vs Lacson

By GLEE JALEA September 28, 2019 The word war between the House of Representatives and the Senate over the proposed P4.1-trillion national budget continues, with congressmen jointly dismissing allegations by Sen. Panfilo Senator Panfilo Lacson that they tweaked illegal insertions. House Deputy Speaker for Finance Luis Raymund Villafuerte Jr. described …

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DoH seeks help of govt agencies

By EVA CASALJAY September 28, 2019 The Department of Health (DoH) on Friday said it had sought the help of other government agencies for its extensive vaccination drive against polio. Undersecretary Rolando Enrique Domingo Undersecretary Rolando Enrique Domingo admitted in a radio interview with DZMM that they are short-handed in …

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‘Model cities must anchor on disaster preparedness’

By ARLO CUSTODIO September 28, 2019 Leyte Fourth District Representative Lucy Torres-Gomez, who is the 18th Congress Chairman of Disaster Management, graced The Manila Times Philippine Model Cities and Municipalities 2019 Awards on Wednesday as the finale speaker where she emphasized the importance of readiness during calamities based on her …

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Hontiveros to push more pro-women laws

By BERNADETTE E. TAMAYO September 28, 2019 SEN. Ana Theresia “Risa” Hontiveros on Friday vowed to push for more laws that will empower women and address challenges Filipinas face like teenage pregnancy, abuse of young women and toxic marriages. Sen. Risa Hontiveros. PHOTO BY RENE DILAN The senator made this …

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762 policemen on drug list

By DARWIN PESCO September 27, 2019 The Philippine National Police (PNP) has placed under tight monitoring 762 police officers suspected to be involved in illegal drug activities, according to PNP chief Oscar Albayalde. Albayalde confirmed on Thursday that he submitted the list of 762 policemen to President Rodrigo Duterte on …

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Sy, Villar PH’s richest – Forbes

By ANNA LEAH E. GONZALES September 27, 2019 The Sy siblings topped Forbes’ list of 50 richest Filipinos, having a combined net worth of P17.2 billion. Teresita, Elizabeth, Henry Jr., Hans, Herbert and Harley inherited their fortune from their late father Henry Sy Sr., who topped the Philippines’ richest list …

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Palafox pushes ‘green architecture’

By FRANZ LEWIN EMBUDO September 27, 2019 ARCHITECT-Urban Planner Felino “Jun” Palafox Jr. has pushed for “green architecture” — projects that create buildings that have minimal impact on human health and the environment. At The Manila Times’ Philippine Model Cities and Municipalities Business Forum held on Thursday in Manila, Palafox …

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Duterte loves Trump, too

By CATHERINE S. VALENTE, TMT September 27, 2019 President Rodrigo Duterte also admires United States President Donald Trump, Malacañang said on Thursday after the latter expressed his “love” for the Filipino leader. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte shakes hands with US President Donald Trump (R) during the 31st Association of Southeast …

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32 killed in Papua violence

By ASSOCIATED PRESS September 27, 2019 JAKARTA, Indonesia: The death toll from violent protests in Indonesia’s restive Papua province has risen to 32 after several bodies were found under burned buildings, officials said. An angry mob torched local government buildings, shops and homes, and set fire to cars and motorbikes …

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