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Bagyong Lawin

Inaasahang magla-land fall sa Cagayan area ang bagyong Lawin na pumasok sa Philippine Area of Responsibility nung Lunes. Ayon sa Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration ang bagyong may international name na Haima ay daraan sa Cagayan area sa Huwebes at tatawid sa Ilocos Norte at Apayao. Maaaring lumabas ito ng PAR sa Biyernes. Nung Lunes, ang bagyo ay may hangin na umaabot sa 175 kilometro bawat oras ang pagbugsong 215 kilometro bawat oras. Umuusad ito sa...

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NTC: “unlimited calls sa lahat ng network”

Dapat umanong madaliin ng National Telecommunication Commission ang pagbaba sa sinisingil na interconnection fee ng mga telecommunication companies para maging posibleng ang unlimited call sa lahat ng network. Ayon kay  House committee on information and communication technology chairman Tarlac Rep. Victor Yap magiging malaking tulong sa publiko kung maaari na ring magkaroon ng unlicall sa lahat ng network at dapat ding tugunan ang dropped calls at mabagal na internet. Sa pagtatanong ni Cavite...

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United States, European Union top direct foreign investors in PH – BSP

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas has released the latest data on sources of foreign direct investments in the country, and it is no surprise that the United States of America, long-time ally of the Philippines, landed in the Top Ten. Preliminary figures released by the BSP from January to June 2016 showed that Japan topped the list with $864.02 million in direct investments in the country, with the European Union at the number 3 spot with $103.91 million. The US placed sixth with $70.05 million...

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Duterte Econ Team opposes P125 across the board wage hike

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte’s economic team is opposing a Php125 wage increase proposed by Leftist lawmakers. “Wala ‘yun. That’s not going to pass because we already talked to Secretary Bello and he said, ‘Yeah.’ He already agreed with our position,” said NEDA Secretary Ernesto Pernia. Earlier, Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said that “President Duterte wants Metro Manila and provincial workers to have the same wage.” The economic...

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Ang pagbabalik ng parusang kamatayan sa NBP

Posibleng isama na ng House committee on justice sa report nito kaugnay ng isinagawang imbestigasyon sa drug trade sa loob ng New Bilibid Prison ang pagbabalik ng parusang kamatayan sa bansa. Ayon kay Oriental Mindoro Rep. Reynaldo Umali, chairman ng komite, naisiwalat sa isinagawa nilang imbestigasyon na wala ng kinatatakutan ang mga taong nahaharap sa habangbuhay na pagkakakulong kaya nagpapatuloy sila sa pagbebenta ng ipinagbabawal na gamot. “Reimposition of death penalty, should we or...