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Rice tariff law to boost farmers’ profitability

MANILA, Philippines — The P10-billion Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund in the newly signed Rice Tarrification Law will help farmers improve their profitability and competitiveness, Sen. Cynthia Villar said yesterday “We thank and laud the President for signing into law the bill creating a package of support programs for farmers, most …

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Delist enforced disappearances — The Philippines to UN

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines has asked the United Nations to delist over 600 cases of enforced and involuntary disappearances mainly attributed to government forces between 1975 and 2012. Senior government officials led by Undersecretary Severo Catura of the Presidential Human Rights Committee formally moved for the delisting of 625 …

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Most Pinoys see fewer drug users

MANILA, Philippines — Six in every 10 Filipinos said that the number of illegal drug users in their areas decreased over the past year, according to a recent survey conducted by Social Weather Stations (SWS). The survey, conducted from Dec. 16 to 19 and the results released yesterday, revealed that …

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Panelo to Ressa: Blame your lawyers

Panelo to Ressa: Blame your lawyers By CATHERINE S. VALENTE, TMT and CATHERINE A. MODESTO February 16, 2019 home / News / Top Stories / Panelo to Ressa: Blame your lawyers MALACAÑANG on Friday said Rappler Chief Executive Officer Maria Ressa should blame her “incompetent” lawyers instead of the government …

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Go zooms to 8th in Pulse Asia survey

Go zooms to 8th in Pulse Asia survey By RALPH VILLANUEVA February 16, 2019 home / News / Top Stories / Go zooms to 8th in Pulse Asia survey Bam Aquino makes it to ‘Magic 12’ FORMER special assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go has leapfrogged to the …

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OFW remittances hit all-time high in 2018

OFW remittances hit all-time high in 2018 By MAYVELIN U. CARABALLO, TMT February 16, 2019 home / Business / Top Business / OFW remittances hit all-time high in 2018 A man counts dollar remittance at a money changer in UN Avenue in Manila. PHOTO BY RUSSELL PALMA Money sent home …

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No announcements after ‘productive’ talks

No announcements after ‘productive’ talks By AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE February 16, 2019 home / Business / Top Business / No announcements after ‘productive’ talks BEIJING: Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said the United States had “productive” talks with China over their trade dispute after negotiations in Beijing ended Friday with no sign …

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PSEi drops to 7,900 on trade talk worries

PSEi drops to 7,900 on trade talk worries By The Manila Times February 16, 2019 home / Business / Top Business / PSEi drops to 7,900 on trade talk worries THE stock market fell back to the 7,900 level on Friday, tracking a regional retreat attributed to reports that little …

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PCC blocks sugar mill merger

PCC blocks sugar mill merger By TYRONE JASPER C. PIAD February 15, 2019 home / Business / Top Business / PCC blocks sugar mill merger URC takeover of Batangas rival to create monopoly, harm planters – competition authorities Competition authorities have rejected Universal Robina Corp.’s (URC) bid to take over …

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