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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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Benefits of strong RP economy being felt all the way to Zamboanga

ZAMBOANGA CITY — Preparations are underway for the establishment of the Business One Stop Shop (BOSS) to institutionalize a hassle-free registration of new business permits and renewal of licenses for 2018. City Permits and Licensing Division Chief Benjie Barredo on Wednesday said the city government generated an earnings ...
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Hong Kong bizmen eye opportunities in the Philippines

MANILA — An 11-man business delegation from Hong Kong has visited the Philippines to explore trade and investment opportunities in the country. The Board of Investments (BOI) said Friday that the visiting businessmen from Hong Kong eye opportunities in sectors of agriculture, tourism, manufacturing, and infrastructure. Hong Kong ...
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Changing climate to force Filipinos to adapt smarter farming methods

MANILA — Local government units (LGUs) need to invest in the development of a climate-smart agriculture that fits the needs of the community in an effort to address the adverse effects of sustained weather fluctuations, according to a study published by think tank Philippine Institute for Development Studies ...
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2017: World’s eyes on Manila

MANILA — Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) Secretary Alan Peter Cayeano touted the country’s “debut” in the international scene as one of the major highlights of the agency this year. “Suddenly, the Philippines is not just the president or the country in the room but we’re relevant, we’re ...
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68% decrease in firecracker related injuries after government crackdown

The Department of Health (DOH) today declared a 68% decrease in fireworks-related injuries from December 21, 2017 to January 1, 2018 compared to the same period of previous year. This is also 77% lower than the five-year (2012-2016) average. There are no reported deaths, or cases of fireworks ...
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Record breaking number of Filipinos see hope in 2018

2018 is off to a great start as a whopping 96% of adult Filipinos, an all time high, are entering 2018 with hope rather than fear. This is according to the Fourth Quarter 2017 Social Weather Survey conducted on December 8-16, 2017. This surpassed the previous record of ...
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SWS Survey : 7 in 10 Filipino millennials say Duterte is a better President than Aquino

A Social Weather Stations survey has revealed that 7 out of 10 Filipino millennials believe that President Rodrigo Duterte is doing a better job at running the country than his predecessor, Noynoy Aquino. According to the SWS poll, in a head to head comparison, 73% of all Filipinos ...
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