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DOF execs in overseas trips highlight PHL bright prospects

Key officials of the Department of Finance (DOF) are attending the annual spring meetings of the World Bank this month in Washington DC to discuss with global investors, credit rating agencies and representatives of other countries the bright economic prospects for the Philippines under the Duterte administration. DOF ...
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Globe launches anti-piracy campaign #PlayItRight

Globe Telecom launched its anti-piracy advocacy called #PlayItRight during the Globe Independent Film Festival (GIFF) Awards Night to encourage its customers and the public to play content from legitimate sources. Yoly Crisanto, Globe SVP for Corporate Communications said that it is now the moral responsibility of the company ...
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Duterte assists Nueva Ecija crash victims

DAVAO CITY, Apr. 22, 2017 – President Rodrigo Duterte has assisted the victims of the fatal bus crash in Nueva Ecija, according to a report. The Carranglan, Nueva Ecija bus crash killed 32. Ailene Lizada, spokesperson of the Land Transportation and Franchise Regulation Bureau (LTFRB), said President Duterte ...
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President Duterte visits Russian guided missile cruiser

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte visited on Friday, April 21 the Russian guided missile cruiser “Varyag” anchored in the Port of Manila. Upon arrival at Pier 15, the Chief Executive was accorded arrival honors by the Russian Navy Contingent. The President then boarded the ship for a tour. He ...
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Bill filed to stop collection of additional fees for common medical and surgical cases

A solon has filed House Bill 105, which seeks to enact into law the “No Balance Billing Policy” in all accredited healthcare institutions of the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth). The “No Balance Billing (NBB) is a policy PhilHealth introduced in 2011, which mandates that no other fees ...
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RipeConcepts selects Globe Business to increase operational efficiency

International creative, marketing, and tech agency RipeConcepts tapped Globe Business, the corporate information and communications technology arm of Globe Telecom, for the use of G Suite and leased-line direct internet to maximize business efficiency. Through its partnership with Globe Business, RipeConcepts was able to acquire 250 G Suite ...
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Duterte declines UP honoris causa

DAVAO CITY, Apr. 19, 2017 — President Rodrigo Duterte has officially declined the offer of the Board of Regents of the University of the Philippines for an honorary law degree. UP traditionally offers the degree to the sitting President on the first year of service. UP’s BOR is ...
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Can you be dragged out of an overbooked flight in the Philippines?

DAVAO CITY, April 19, 2017 — What happens when your flight in a Philippine carrier gets overbooked? Can you also be dragged out of the plane in the same way a United passenger was? Charo Logarta-Lagamon, corporate communications director of Cebu Pacific, assures us that this cannot happen. Here’s why: ...
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New infra projects to reduce travel time in mega-Manila

COMING SOON: Imagine, a hassle-free commuting experience for the general ridership, through convenient and consistent travelling from Quezon City to Taguig City in just 31 minutes. The Mega Manila Subway will be the first subway system in the Philippines adopting the Japanese tunneling expertise. 

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4 cabinet heads reappointed

DAVAO CITY, Apr. 17, 2017 — President Rodrigo Duterte has made good on his promise to reappoint cabinet personnel who are bypassed by the Commission on Appointments, according to documents from the commission. Duterte issued ad interim appointments to four cabinet members. CA documents reveal that Agrarian Reform ...
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