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No conflict of interest in lease deal – Duque

By The Manila Times June 21, 2019 Health Secretary Francisco Duque 3rd on Thursday denied conflict of interest allegations arising from a lease deal, claiming he had not hidden the existence and was no longer involved in the day-to-day running of a family-owned firm from which Philippine Health Insurance Corp. …

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Retired general named new PhilHealth president

By CATHERINE S. VALENTE, TMT June 21, 2019 President Rodrigo Duterte has appointed retired general Ricardo Morales as the next Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) president, senator-elect Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go said on Thursday. President Rodrigo Duterte Morales will replace former PhilHealth president Roy Ferrer, who resigned earlier this month …

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Maynilad, Manila Water warned

By JORDEENE B. LAGARE June 21, 2019 THE Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System-Regulatory Office (MWSS-RO) warned water concessionaires Manila Water Co. Inc. and Maynilad Water Services Inc. that they may be sanctioned for their failure to follow the scheduled water service interruptions. From left) Patrick Lester Ty, chief regulator of …

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SEAG hosting to push through

By JOSEF T. RAMOS, TMT June 21, 2019 The country’s hosting of the 30th Southeast Asian Games later this year will push through despite an ongoing row over who should be running the show. (Phisgoc) Chairman Alan Peter Cayetano Philippine Southeast Asian Games Organizing Committee (Phisgoc) Chairman Alan Peter Cayetano …

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Japan needs 60,000 caregivers

By WILLIAM DEPASUPIL, TMT June 21, 2019 JAPAN needs around 60,000 caregivers in the next five years to address its impending manpower shortage due to its aging population, according to the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA). Picture taken on June 18, 2019 shows people walking along a street in Osaka. …

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Xi meets NKorea’s Kim ahead of Trump talks

By The Manila Times June 21, 2019 PYONGYANG: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un welcomed Chinese President Xi Jinping to Pyongyang on Thursday on a historic visit to burnish an uneasy alliance, with the two men each facing challenges of their own with US President Donald Trump. People watch a …

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Lacson: Duque involved in PhilHealth irregularities

By BERNADETTE E. TAMAYO June 20, 2019 SEN. Panfilo Lacson on Wednesday accused Health Secretary Francisco Duque 3rd of irregularities amid allegations of massive fraud at state-owned Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth). Lacson claimed that Duque, who as Health chief is chairman of PhilHealth, owned a building in Dagupan, Pangasinan …

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Duterte names new CHEd commissioner

By CATHERINE S. VALENTE, TMT June 20, 2019 President Rodrigo Duterte has appointed Aldrin Darilag as one of the Commission on Higher Education (CHEd) commissioners, Malacañang said on Wednesday. Darilag’s papers were signed by the President on June 13, but these were only released to the media six days later. …

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