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Minor Cabinet revamp looms – Andanar

By CATHERINE S. VALENTE, TMT July 18, 2019 A “minor” revamp in President Rodrigo Duterte’s Cabinet looms, Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar confirmed on Wednesday. Andanar issued the statement amid talks that he would be transferred to another government post. Secretary Martin Andanar In a television interview, Andanar said it …

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Military man may replace Piñol

By RALPH VILLANUEVA July 18, 2019 PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday said he was considering appointing a military man to replace Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol. Emmanuel Piñol In a television interview with Pastor Apollo Quibuloy, Duterte said he was searching for the replacement of Pinol, who has been transferred to …

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DTI to form Artificial Intellingence task force

By RALPH VILLANUEVA July 18, 2019 IN a bid to make the Philippines an artificial intelligence (AI) hub, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) plans to create a task force that would create the country’s AI roadmap. ”We are trying to form a task force because this is really …

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Thurman needs ‘lucky punch’ to beat Pacquiao

By EDDIE G. ALINEA July 17, 2019 LOS ANGELES: One big lucky punch is what American Keith Thurman needs to beat Filipino co-WBA welterweight belt-holder Manny Pacquiao in their unification encounter on Saturday (Sunday in Manila) at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas. This was how Pacquiao’s sparring partners …

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DoST launches hazard map app

By DIVINA NOVA JOY DELA CRUZ July 17, 2019 The Department of Science and Technology (DoST) launched an online application that provides scientific information on hazards and risk assessment to help in disaster management and resilience. Dubbed “Hazard Hunter Philippines,” the tool provides hazard maps that show assessment and recommendation …

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Trump to colored lawmakers: Get out

By ASSOCIATED PRESS July 16, 2019 WASHINGTON, D.C.: Starkly injecting race into his criticism of liberal Democrats, President Donald Trump said four congressmen of color should go back to the “broken and crime infested” countries they came from, ignoring the fact that all of the women are American citizens and …

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UNHRC pullout up to Duterte – Palace

By RALPH VILLANUEVA July 16, 2019 The decision on whether or not the Philippines would pull out of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) or cut ties with Iceland would be made by President Rodrigo Duterte, Palace spokesman Salvador Panelo said on Monday. Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. …

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Duterte to appoint more military men

By CATHERINE S. VALENTE, TMT July 16, 2019 Impressed with the integrity and competence of soldiers, President Rodrigo Duterte said he was inclined to appoint more military men to the government in his last three years in office. In a recent interview in Malacañang that was organized to preview his …

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