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April remittances up 12% to $2.6B

MONEY sent home in April by overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) rose from a year earlier but declined from March, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) reported on Monday. Personal remittances, which sum up the net compensation of OFWs, personal transfers whether in cash or in kind and also capital transfers between households, totaled $2.616 billion [...] The post April remittances up 12% to $2.6B appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

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5 Maute men killed in Lanao Sur clashes

Military operations in Lanao del Sur left five members of the Islamic State (IS)-inspired Maute group dead. Hundreds of residents were forced to leave their homes as government troops launched pursuit operations against the Maute terrorists, police said. Col. Romeo Brawner Jr., Joint Task Force Ranao spokesman, said the number of fatalities in the ongoing [...] The post 5 Maute men killed in Lanao Sur clashes appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

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Peso hits P53.48:$1

Monetary policy differences, US-China trade spat blamed Monetary policy “divergences” and renewed trade tensions between the United States and China pulled the Philippine peso to a fresh 12-year low of P53.48 against the dollar on Monday. The currency closed 21 centavos down from P53.27:$1 last Thursday, its lowest since a P53.55:$1 finish on June 29, [...] The post Peso hits P53.48:$1 appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

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Business Front Page June 19, 2018

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Duterte rules out facilitator in peace talks

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte does not want a third party facilitator in the peace negotiations between the government and communist rebels. The President also wants the peace talks to be held in the Philippines. Palace spokesman Harry Roque said Duterte emphasized that the government and the Communist Party of the Philippines–New People’s Army–National Democratic Front (CPP-NPA-NDF) [...] The post Duterte rules out facilitator in peace talks appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

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Today’s Front Page June 19, 2018

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DoH bares P8.1-B anomalous project

THE Department of Health (DoH) said it has uncovered anomalies in the multi-billion peso Barangay Health Station (BHS) project of the previous administration. The P8.1-billion project was supposed to build 5,700 barangay (village) health stations to ensure the access of barangay residents to primary care, using public elementary schools as base stations. “Heads will roll. [...] The post DoH bares P8.1-B anomalous project appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

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DFA ANNIVERSARY

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2 dead as strong quake shakes Japan’s Osaka

TOKYO: At least two people, including a child, were killed on Monday, after a strong quake rocked the second city of Osaka during the morning rush hour, Japan’s government said. Top government spokesman Yoshihide Suga confirmed the deaths of a child and a man, and said a third person was also feared dead in the [...] The post 2 dead as strong quake shakes Japan’s Osaka appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

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SKorea conducts war games to defend against Japan

SEOUL: South Korea on Monday will begin two days of war games to practice defending the disputed Dokdo islands off its east coast — against an unlikely attack by Japan. Seoul has controlled the islets in the Sea of Japan (East Sea) since the end of Japanese colonial rule on the Korean peninsula. Tokyo also [...] The post SKorea conducts war games to defend against Japan appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

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Merkel faces ultimatum from ally over migrants

MUNICH: Hardliners of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative bloc are poised Monday to give the German leader an ultimatum to tighten asylum rules or risk pitching the country into a political crisis. Three years after her decision to open Germany’s borders to migrants fleeing war in Syria and Iraq and misery elsewhere, Merkel is still struggling [...] The post Merkel faces ultimatum from ally over migrants appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

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PH Catholic Church ‘silence’ over priest killings defended

A CATHOLIC archbishop defended the Church against criticisms that it had been silent on the recent killings of its priests. Sen. Leila de Lima criticized His Eminence Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle on Saturday for being silent on the deaths of Fr. Richmond Nilo of Zaragoza, Nueva Ecija on June 10; Fr. Marcelito Paez of San [...] The post PH Catholic Church ‘silence’ over priest killings defended appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

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Isabela town police chief shot dead while leading illegal drug operations

MALLIG, Isabela: The chief of police here was shot by unidentified men on Sunday night and died as he was being treated in a nearby hospital. Senior Insp. Michael Angelo Tubania, 31, was leading an anti-drug operation when alleged drug suspects shot him at 10 p.m. in Barangay Centro 1. Police said Tubania was immediately brought [...] The post Isabela town police chief shot dead while leading illegal drug operations appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

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Stocks fall on rate concerns ahead of BSP meeting

THE stock market fell 2.2 percent in early trading on Monday as investors sold off positions ahead of a possible interest rate adjustment when the Monetary Board, the policymaking body of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP), meets later this week. The benchmark Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) fell 168.12 points or 2.23 percent to pause at [...] The post Stocks fall on rate concerns ahead of BSP meeting appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

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‘Emir’ successor, 4 other terrorists killed in fighting with troops — military

THE alleged successor of the late Islamic State (IS) Southeast Asian “emir” Isnilon Hapilon and four other members of the Maute group were killed in the ongoing operations of the military against the terrorists in Tubaran, Lanao del Sur, the military said on Monday. Col. Romeo Brawner Jr., Joint Task Force Ranao spokesman, however, said they [...] The post ‘Emir’ successor, 4 other terrorists killed in fighting with troops — military appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

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700 residents flee fighting between govt troops, terrorist group in Lanao Sur

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY: About 700 residents evacuated as government forces pursued remnants of the IS-inspired Maute terrorists in the hinterlands of Lanao Del Sur. Senior Police Officer Alimoden Alimosa, the town chief of police in Tubaran, Lanao Del Sur, said the military engaged an undetermined number of terrorists in the town’s remote village on Yirong Sunday. “The military went to check on reports about unidentified [...] The post 700 residents flee fighting between govt troops, terrorist group in Lanao Sur appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

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Lawmakers demand resignation of 4 Energy commissioners suspended anew

FOUR commissioners of the Energy Regulatory Commission, whom the Office of the Ombudsman ordered suspended for a second time, should resign as soon as possible, lawmakers at the House of Representatives said on Monday. Representatives Johnny Pimentel of Surigao del Sur and Teddy Baguilat of Ifugao made the call after Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales ordered the [...] The post Lawmakers demand resignation of 4 Energy commissioners suspended anew appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

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Filipinos in Japan safe after 5.9 magnitude quake — DFA

NO Filipino was killed or injured in the earthquake that struck western Japan early Monday morning, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said. At the same time, the DFA condoled with Japan over the deaths of three people after a Magnitude 5.9 tremor hit the Kansai region, the epicenter of the earthquake. “The DFA has not received [...] The post Filipinos in Japan safe after 5.9 magnitude quake — DFA appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

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