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US think tank exec: Defending Philippine rights in South China Sea is for Philippine interest
by Ian Nicolas Cigaral - February 17, 2018 - 6:13pm
An official of a US think tank monitoring the developments in the hotly disputed South China Sea has underscored that defending the Philippines’ rightful claim over the contested waters is for the country’s...
Bato: ‘Politically motivated’ ICC probe into drug war a ‘trap’
by Ian Nicolas Cigaral - February 17, 2018 - 5:42pm
The Philippines’ top cop on Saturday condemned the International Criminal Court’s decision to open an examination into President Rodrigo Duterte’s deadly drug war, saying the Hague court’s...
Lorenzana to ‘NPA spokesperson’ Human Rights Watch: Stop the hypocrisy
by Ian Nicolas Cigaral - February 17, 2018 - 4:14pm
The Philippine defense top brass on Saturday slammed New York-based Human Rights Watch for its supposed “hypocrisy” after the rights group warned that President Rodrigo Duterte was encouraging...
Gabriela: Duterte’s ‘condom blabber’ removes women’s right to decide about their bodies
by Ian Nicolas Cigaral - February 17, 2018 - 2:11pm
Women’s group Gabriela on Saturday slammed President Rodrigo Duterte for discouraging the use of condoms that he said reduce sexual pleasure, the latest in what the group said is a string of “anti-women”...
Coca-Cola to laid-off workers: Restructuring follows ‘legally mandated processes’
by Ian Nicolas Cigaral - February 17, 2018 - 12:55pm
Coca-Cola Femsa Philippines Inc. said it has taken note of “all points raised” by the company’s workers, who recently condemned the massive layoffs of about 600 employees as part of what...
Lacson: Presence of US aircraft carrier in South China Sea a ‘breath of fresh air’
by Ian Nicolas Cigaral - February 17, 2018 - 11:49am
“A breath of fresh air.”
Maritime expert: American name of Benham Rise given when Philippines was still under US
by Ian Nicolas Cigaral - February 17, 2018 - 10:42am
A maritime expert on Friday pointed out that Benham Rise got its “American name” when the Philippines was still under the United States, as anger builds up in the Philippines after China moved...
Coca-Cola workers: ‘Union busting’ real reason for layoffs
by Ian Nicolas Cigaral - February 16, 2018 - 6:54pm
Workers of Coca-Cola Femsa Philippines Inc. on Friday condemned the massive layoffs of about 600 employees starting next month supposedly due to sting felt from taxes on sugar sweetened beverages slapped by the Duterte...
BSP trims reserve requirement imposed on banks: What it means to you
by Ian Nicolas Cigaral - February 16, 2018 - 5:45pm
The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas on Thursday announced a 1 percentage point cut in the amount of reserves lenders need to park with the central bank, a move that could inject about P90 billion...
Teo denies traveling abroad with unnecessary companions, decries ‘malicious’ reports
by Ian Nicolas Cigaral - February 16, 2018 - 1:44pm
Tourism Secretary Wanda Teo on Friday broke her silence and denied going to overseas trips with unnecessary aides and companions, saying reports about her foreign trips were “malicious.”
DICT pushes deadline for 3rd telco player application to May 2018
by Ian Nicolas Cigaral - February 16, 2018 - 12:51pm
The deadline for submission of applications to become the new player in the telecommunication industry has been moved to May after potential entrants sought for more time to prepare.
Bangko Sentral trims reserve requirement imposed on banks
by Ian Nicolas Cigaral - February 15, 2018 - 9:15pm
The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas on Thursday announced a 1 percentage point cut in the amount of reserves banks need to park with the central bank, saying such a move is part of its ambitious...
December 2017 remittances rise to record P2.7 billion
by Ian Nicolas Cigaral - February 15, 2018 - 6:55pm
 Cash remittances from overseas Filipino workers hit an all-time high in December 2017 after getting a boost during the holiday season, helping the full-year tally beat the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas'...
Pastor Quiboloy detained in Hawaii — report
by Ian Nicolas Cigaral - February 15, 2018 - 3:28pm
Pastor Apollo Quiboloy, leader of the sect Kingdom of Jesus Christ the Name Above Every Name, was reportedly detained temporarily in Hawaii after gun parts and stash of cash were discovered on his private jet.
677 tourism road projects programmed for rollout in 2018
by Ian Nicolas Cigaral - February 15, 2018 - 2:57pm
More than 600 infrastructure projects aimed at boosting rural tourism are lined up for implementation this year, the Department of Public Works and Highways said.
WATCH: Budget chief Diokno’s optimistic inflation outlook as TRAIN law kicks in
by Ian Nicolas Cigaral - February 15, 2018 - 11:27am
Consumer prices surged to a three year high in January 2018 to 4 percent, exceeding forecasts amid building price pressures following the enactment of the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion Act.
Peso slips to 11-year low, breaches P52 to $1 level
by Ian Nicolas Cigaral - February 14, 2018 - 7:35pm
The peso ended Wednesday’s session at P52.12 versus the greenback, 14 centavos weaker than its P51.98:$1 close on Tuesday. 
Gov't asks Singapore High Court to set aside arbitral award favoring Maynilad
by Ian Nicolas Cigaral - February 14, 2018 - 5:25pm
The Philippine government is seeking the reversal of an arbitral award that favors Maynilad Water Services Inc., which won its case against the state over losses the company incurred from the delayed implementation...
Bangko Sentral wants audit of NFA rice supply chain
by Ian Nicolas Cigaral - February 14, 2018 - 3:45pm
The Bangko Sentral of Pilipinas has recommended an audit of state-run National Food Authority as part of a probe into alleged irregularities in the agency's rice supply chain.
NEDA: 78% of infra projects to be funded by national government
by Ian Nicolas Cigaral - February 14, 2018 - 12:06pm
Seventy-eight percent of the Duterte administration's big-ticket infrastructure program will be funded by the national government, the country's socioeconomic planning agency said.
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