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Trump says transgender personnel barred from US military

&'160; WASHINGTON, D.C.: President Donald Trump announced Wednesday that transgender people may not serve &'8220;in any capacity&'8221; in the US military, upending a key policy from Barack Obama's administration and drawing swift condemnation. Announcing the major policy change on Twitter, Trump said the military should be focused on &'8220;overwhelming victory,&'8221; and not burdened with the [...].....»»

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UPDATE: ‘Gorio’ dumps heavy rain over metro, nearby provinces

METRO Manila and nearby provinces woke up Thursday morning to heavy rain due to a southwest monsoon affecting Luzon and the Western Visayas enhanced by tropical storm “Gorio” (international codename: Noru). Most cities in the metropolis suspended classes in all levels as a result of the downpour. READ: 'WALANG PASOK: List of class suspensions As [...].....»»

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'WALANG PASOK: List of class suspensions

CLASSES in Metro Manila and nearby areas were suspended on Thursday amid heavy rain spawned by tropical storm “Gorio”. READ: ‘Gorio’ dumps heavy rain over metro, nearby provinces As of 09:46 a.m., government website ptvnews.ph, said cities that declared no classes in all levels in public and private schools in Metro Manila were: Manila Parañaque [...].....»»

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‘Gorio’ dumps heavy rain over metro, nearby provinces

METRO Manila and nearby provinces woke up Thursday morning to heavy rain due to a southwest monsoon affecting Luzon and the Western Visayas enhanced by tropical storm “Gorio” (international codename: Noru). Most cities in the metropolis suspended classes in all levels as a result of the downpour. As of 3 a.m., “Gorio” was spotted 595 [...].....»»

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‘Gorio’ dumps heavy rain over metro, nearby provinces Thursday

METRO Manila and nearby provinces woke up Thursday morning to heavy rain due to a southwest monsoon affecting Luzon and the Western Visayas enhanced by tropical storm “Gorio” (international codename: Noru). Most cities in the metropolis suspended classes in all levels as a result of the downpour. As of 3 a.m., “Gorio” was spotted 595 [...].....»»

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‘The Connor’ generates P3.6-B sales on launch day

MORE than half of the 970 units of the 55-story condominium project “The Connor” were snapped up on its launch day and generated sales of P3.6 billion, property developer Ortigas &'38; Co. said on Wednesday. Ortigas &'38; Co. Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Thomas Mirasol said the condominium project in San Juan registered [...].....»»

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Davao del Norte, Globe, partner on revenue collection system

The province of Davao del Norte (DavNor) and Globe Telecom through its subsidiary G-Xchange, Inc. (GCash), launched the Alternative Government Revenue Collection and Disbursement and Citizen ID system for all provincial residents and employees during the province’s 50th founding anniversary. The partnership will make it easier for DavNor residents to have better access to financial [...].....»»

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Ports, railway devt top priority at CEZA – Lambino

SANTA ANA, Cagayan: The Cagayan Economic Zone Authority’s (CEZA) new administration on Wednesday said it has identified seaports, airports and railways as the development priority projects to make the Cagayan Special Economic Zone and Freeport (CSEZFP) a modern economic center in Northern Luzon. Raul Lambino, who took over the CEZA leadership on Monday as the [...].....»»

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Accreditation guidelines for garment firms signed

THE Department of Trade and Industry-Board of Investments (DTI-BoI) and the Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) signed on July 25 a joint Department Order (DO) on guidelines in the accreditation of garment firms. These guidelines would cover garment manufacturers, exporters and subcontractors who would want to avail of preferential tariffs under the generalized system [...].....»»

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Cimatu urges stronger cooperation on environment

Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu on Wednesday called for stronger cooperation among member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) in protecting the region’s environment and natural resources for the sake of its more than 600 million residents. “As we go through our meetings, let us not lose sight of the fact that we [...].....»»

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PSEi breaches 8,000 to close at 1-yr high

Stocks rebounded on Wednesday and pushed the benchmark index past resistance at 8,000 points to finish at its highest level in nearly a year, driven by window-dressing as the market tracked Wall Street’s rise overnight. The bellwether Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) closed up 0.83 percent or 65.79 points higher at 8,037.51. “Today’s closing level [...].....»»

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Govt debt up 7.9% at P6.41T in June

NATIONAL government debt rose to P6.41 trillion in June as the government issued more securities and the peso continued to trade weaker against the dollar, the Bureau of the Treasury (BTr) said on Wednesday. Domestic borrowings accounted for 65 percent or P4.18 trillion of the total debt, while 35 percent or P2.23 trillion were owed [...].....»»

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P180-B TDF auction undersubscribed

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) said its P180 billion term deposit facility (TDF) again failed to draw enough subscription at Wednesday’s auction as the market preferred government securities. The central bank awarded just more than P140 billion. The 28-day facility attracted P106.19 billion of bids, the same amount the BSP awarded compared to the [...].....»»

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Fitch sees PH growth avg at 6.6% in 5 yrs

DEBT watcher Fitch Ratings said Philippine economic growth in the next five years could average above percent as the country continued to hold strong external position and macroeconomic fundamentals. According to the Asia Pacific Sovereign Overview 3Q17 released on Wednesday, Fitch said the Philippines gross domestic product (GDP) will likely grow by 6.6 percent on [...].....»»

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BSP renews call for Charter amendment

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) on Wednesday renewed a call for its charter amendment to update and strengthen its supervision of financial institutions. “BSP continues to strengthen its framework for financial risk turbulence. We do this with tools within the limits of the present charter—Republic Act 7653,” Bangko Sentral Governor Nestor Espenilla Jr. said [...].....»»

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New neocon mantra: Iran, like Soviet Union, on verge of collapse

BY JIM LOBE WASHINGTON: Iran hawks suddenly have a new mantra: the Islamic Republic is the Soviet Union in the late 1980s, and the Trump administration should work to hasten the regime’s impending collapse. It’s not clear why this comparison has surfaced so abruptly. Its proponents don’t cite any tangible or concrete evidence that the [...].....»»

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The dirty job needed to make human rights work

BEING a political realist, I tend to always look for the “who.” As political philosopher Raymond Geuss discussed in Philosophy and Real Politics, the “who question” is one of the three fundamental questions a political realist seeks to answer; the other two are the question of legitimacy and the question of priorities, preferences, and timing. [...].....»»

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3 PH teams to see action in World Series

Three Philippine Tot Baseball Foundation squads, two in boys baseball and one in girls softball, flew last week to three separate cities in the United States to carry the country’s and Asia Pacific colors in the World Series of their respective disciplines. The Team Tanauan City has been in Walnut, California acclimatizing and training for [...].....»»

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Blu Girls bolster bid, clobber Guatemala

The Philippine Blu Girls, banking on hurler Royevel Palma’s superb performance, crushed Guatemala, 5-0, to notch their second win in the XII Junior Women’s Softball World Championships in Clearwater, Florida Tuesday. Palma gave up only two hits and shut out the Guatemalans as the Pinay softbelles got back on track after their 0-13 defeat to [...].....»»

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Late-hole mishap drops Del Rosario to joint lead

Pauline del Rosario fumbled with a double-bogey on the tricky No. 17 and blew a two-shot edge with a 73, dropping to joint lead with Thai Saruttaya Ngam-usawan after two rounds of the ICTSI Riviera Ladies Championship at Riviera’s Langer course in Silang, Cavite on Wednesday. Del Rosario survived the rainy, windy condition and birdied [...].....»»

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