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SEC revokes Rappler’s registration

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has revoked the registration of online organization Rappler for violation of the Anti-Dummy Law. In a news article on its own website, Rappler said it was “a blow to press freedom in the Philippines.” The SEC said Rappler violated constitutional restrictions on ...
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A life lesson from guitars

For me, nothing beats watching a great player create beautiful music with an acoustic guitar. Artists like Phil Keaggy, Michael Hedges, and Tommy Emmanuel (just to name a few) make it look and sound so easy: for them it’s an effortless action, the music seemingly magically flowing out ...
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Six things to do in Banaue and Sagada aside from trekking

By Azer Parrocha MANILA — When you’re in Banaue, Sagada, or any other destination in the Cordilleras, you’re immediately welcomed to cool climate, mountain ranges, and rice terraces — the perfect environment for trekking. But what if you’re not into trekking? Banaue may be the Philippines’ premiere highland region, but it ...
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Bangon Marawi Task Force cites recovery progress

MANILA — The Task Force Bangon Marawi (TFBM) on Friday, January 5, trumpeted the early recovery accomplishments of the different government agencies on the ongoing rehabilitation of Marawi City. Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council (HUDCC) Chairperson Eduardo Del Rosario, who also heads the TFBM, cited the latest ...
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Philippine stocks to reach record highs on back of Dutertenomics

MANILA — Brokerage firm Philstocks Financial Inc. expects the benchmark Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) to soar to a new record high of 10,700 to 11,000 points this year, as the tax reform program further drives the country’s economic growth. Philstocks Financial senior equity analyst Justino Calaycay told ...
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Zamboanga del Sur sees 64% rise in business registrations

PAGADIAN CITY, Zamboanga del Sur — The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) announced that there was sharp increase in new businesses in 2017 in this province. DTI Provincial Director Maria Socorro Atay on Friday said the Business Name Registration (BNR) in 2017 reached 2,962, which is 64 ...
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President Duterte accepts resignation of son as vice mayor of Davao City

President Rodrigo Duterte has accepted the resignation of his son, Paolo Duterte, as vice mayor of Davao City. Signing in behalf of the President, Executive Secretary Salvador C. Medialdea informed Paolo Duterte that his resignation has been “accepted effective immediately.” Citing “delicadeza,” the younger Duterte had earlier announced ...
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Philippine navy gets new missle weapons systems in 2018

MANILA — Two more platforms which will help boost the Philippine Navy (PN)’s capabilities to defend the country’s vast maritime domains are expected to be delivered this 2018. This was bared by Defense spokesperson Arsenio Andolong when sought for an update on other deliverable items for the PN ...
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71 na pasaway, huli sa paglabag ng fireworks ban

CAMP OLIVAS, Pampanga — The Police Regional Office 3 (PRO3) on Tuesday reported zero casualties from indiscriminate firing during the New Year revelry in Central Luzon. PRO3 regional director Chief Superintendent Amador V. Corpus said that although there were 149 firecracker-related injuries in the region, there were no ...
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Dev’t of 38-ha Bacolod-Silay ecozone starts soon

BACOLOD CITY — The development of the 38-hectare economic zone (ecozone) in Silay City, Negros Occidental is expected to start early this year. Roberto Montelibano, president of Metro Bacolod Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MBCCI), said before the New Year they are waiting for the final valuation for ...
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