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Who’s afraid of a reenacted budget?

By: Limuel S. Celebria IN THE past week until today, our good friends at the Iloilo provincial capitol are crying to the heavens over the failure of the provincial board to pass the proposed 2019 Executive Budget. Painting a picture of dire forebodings for the entire province itself, they lament doomsday scenarios – of hospital services […] The post Who’s afraid of a reenacted budget? appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

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The Metro Manila mansion people are talking about

While old houses in Manila are being demolished to give way to condominiums or malls, Philippine Ambassador to Spain Philippe Lhuillier and his family are conserving a prewar mansion. The former Villaroman Mansion along Bayview Drive in Paraaque has been repurposed into an auction house and events space called Palacio de Memoria. Casa de Memoria auction house hosted a dinner for 50 people last week in the mansion. This was how the mansion was reintroduced to the metro, and social media posts of its photos drew people's curiosity. It became a veritable talk of the town. The envoy has a keen eye for beauty and antiques, such that he even has a private collection of European...Keep on reading: The Metro Manila mansion people are talking about.....»»

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Christmas is gold and clear crystals and glass

The Christmas dcor at Bellevue Manila looks restrained by day, but at night, the Christmas trees, wreaths and garlands sparkle with thousands of LED lights. "You will feel the Christmas spirit with the lights on," decorator Tony Rodriguez says. Rodriguez's decor style has always echoed the times. Last year, Bellevue's dcor celebrated abundance with colorful Christmas balls and tinsel, and trees decked with fruits and baskets brimming with flowers and glittery balls. This year, the scheme revolves around gold and clear materials such as glass, crystals and acrylic. There are less frills. The main tree at the lobby is topped with a metal cone instead of the traditional star...Keep on reading: Christmas is gold and clear crystals and glass.....»»

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Hello, martial law extension; goodbye, 2019 budget

Congress' joint session for martial law extension has added to the delay in passing next year's P3.757 trillion national budget which a Senate leader said could no longer be done this year. The Senate and House of Representatives would hold a joint session to deliberate on President Rodrigo Duterte's request for a third extension of martial law in Mindanao. Senators said it would be impossible for them to approve the 2019 budget on second and third reading by Thursday, Congress' last session day. Time consuming As a result, a reenacted budget would be adopted in January as senators also planned to insert a provision exempting from the election ban all projects under the P...Keep on reading: Hello, martial law extension; goodbye, 2019 budget.....»»

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Churchgoers applaud Catholic bishops amid attacks

During mass at the Manila Cathedral on Monday evening, the public gave bishops a 30-second applause to express support to the church leaders who are being criticized by President Duterte......»»

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Arroyo, Andaya deny getting biggest 2019 budget

Arroyo, Andaya deny getting biggest 2019 budget.....»»

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Senate won t pass 2019 budget this year

Senate won t pass 2019 budget this year.....»»

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Bells’ return shows Duterte’s commitment to serve – Bong Go

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte has proven again that he is serious in his commitment to serve the country and deliver his promises to the people. This was the statement issued by…READ The post Bells’ return shows Duterte’s commitment to serve – Bong Go appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

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Net FDI inflows drop 29% in Sept

Net foreign direct investments (FDI) dropped to their lowest level in six months in September, data from the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) showed. At $569 million, the net inflow…READ The post Net FDI inflows drop 29% in Sept appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

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Maria Ressa posts bail

RAPPLER Chief Executive Officer Maria Ressa on Tuesday posted bail totaling P204,000 before the Court of Tax Appeals even if the court has yet to order her arrest for tax…READ The post Maria Ressa posts bail appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

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PH trade deficit hits record high

THE Philippines’ trade deficit hit an all-time high in October as imports continued to grow much more than exports, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) reported on Tuesday. Inbound shipments increased…READ The post PH trade deficit hits record high appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

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House OKs draft federal charter on 3rd reading

THE HOUSE of Representatives has approved on third and final reading the draft charter seeking a shift to the federal system of government. Voting 224-22-3, lawmakers passed on Tuesday the…READ The post House OKs draft federal charter on 3rd reading appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

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‘Aquaman’ visits Manila

He may be a fictional king of the seas, thus royalty, in the latest Hollywood superhero movie “Aquaman,” but actor Jason Momoa said it was his honor to visit the…READ The post ‘Aquaman’ visits Manila appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

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‘Peryahan ng Bayan’ illegal – PCSO

“Huwag magpaloko, Huwag magpagoyo (Don’t be deceived. Don’t be duped)!” This was the stern warning of Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) General Manager Alexander Balutan regarding the continued illegal operations…READ The post ‘Peryahan ng Bayan’ illegal – PCSO appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

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Balangiga bells come home

After 117 years, the Balangiga Bells are finally home, arriving at the Villamor Air Base in Pasay City on Tuesday. The historic return of the famed Balangiga Bells to the…READ The post Balangiga bells come home appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

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Comelec exec ‘runs wild’ in airport

Commission on Elections Commissioner Rowena Guanzon was reported to have run amuck at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 2 last week and threatened to sue airport officials. A source…READ The post Comelec exec ‘runs wild’ in airport appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

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3 lawmakers got biggest ‘pork’

FORMER House speaker Pantaleon Alvarez, former majority leader Rodolfo Fariñas and former appropriations committee chairman Karlo Nograles got the biggest budget allocations for pet public works projects in their districts,…READ The post 3 lawmakers got biggest ‘pork’ appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

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S& P, Nomura expect GDP growth to pick up in 2019

ECONOMIC GROWTH should pick up in 2019 following a slower-than-expected climb this year, according to two analyses issued on Tuesday, boosted by election spending and strong domestic demand......»»

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Tilting tourism two ways

Long before Japan and Korea became dream destinations, Hong Kong was the Filipinos’ go-to place for holidays and quick breaks. To many, it remains a favorite. One reason for this, perhaps, is proximity ─ it only takes a little over two hours to get to the former British colony from Manila by plane. Another is […].....»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: News5 hr. 47 min. ago Related News

Sagay witness probe transfer justified

Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra on Tuesday reiterated that the transfer of the preliminary investigation of a child- witness of the grisly Sagay massacre at the agency’s head office in Manila was purely for security reasons. Guevarra was reacting to reports that the transfer of the probe was done to further pin down some of the […].....»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: News5 hr. 47 min. ago Related News