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Intellectual property agency notes rise in seized fake goods

          As the value of fake goods seized for the first quarter (Q1) of 2018 amounts to P5.3 billion, the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) projects that the total value for this year would grow by a three-digit percentage.   "The 2018 first quarter seizure reflects a triple-digit growth from the comparable period last year and attests to IPOPHL and NCIPR's (National Committee on Intellectual Property Rights) unflagging efforts to stamp out the spread of counterfeit and pirated goods," IPOPHL Director General Josephine Santiago said in a statement on Wednesday.   "With this strong showing in [the]e...Keep on reading: Intellectual property agency notes rise in seized fake goods.....»»

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DOF: Gov’t cannot suspend fuel excise taxes under TRAIN

      Contrary to earlier pronouncements that the government can suspend fuel excise taxes when global oil prices reach $80 a barrel, the Department of Finance clarified Wednesday that the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) Act only provided for the possible suspension of further rate increases scheduled in the coming years.   Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque reportedly said last Tuesday that the government can suspend oil excise tax collections when world prices hit the said level.   DOF officials, however, pointed to the provision of the TRAIN Law, as follows: "For the period covering 2018 to 2020, the scheduled increas...Keep on reading: DOF: Gov’t cannot suspend fuel excise taxes under TRAIN.....»»

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Gabby Concepcion posts throwback photo with ‘puppy love’ Janice de Belen

  THROWBACK Kislap magazine. Sobrang cute ni @super_janice @popoycaritativo @gellidebelen #truely #princecharming #puppylove #goodvibesplease #goodvibesonly A post shared by Gabby Concepcion (@concepciongabby) on May 22, 2018 at 5:08am PDT Veteran actor and '80s heartthrob Gabby Concepcion reminded the people about another chapter in his teen life, his romance with '80s sweetheart Janice de Belen, whom he called his "puppy love." In the actor's Instagram post on May 23, he posted a throwback of their youthful selves together for a feature in vintage showbiz magazine Kislap. Their story started when they filmed their 1983 movie "I'll Wait For You (If It Take...Keep on reading: Gabby Concepcion posts throwback photo with ‘puppy love’ Janice de Belen.....»»

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Tropical Weather Video Analysis for Tuesday Afternoon, May 22, 2018 – Manila Video

Here’s the latest Tropical Weather Video Analysis for Tuesday Afternoon, May 22, 2018. This WeatherTV Update is brought to you by WeatherPhilippines Foundation, as presented by our Typhoon Specialist: The Weatherguy, Adonis S. Manzan. Video recorded at 3:15 PM Manila Time (07:15 GMT). source link: Tropical Weather Video Analysis for Tuesday Afternoon, May 22, 2018 – Manila Video.....»»

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QC named best in NCR disaster management anew

For the third straight year, Quezon City (QC) is named the best in Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (DRRM) in disaster mitigation, response and recovery in Metro Manila. QC topped the Highly Urbanized City DRRM Council and Government Emergency and Response Management Service category during the 2018 Regional Gawad Kalasag Search for Excellence on DRRM and… link: QC named best in NCR disaster management anew.....»»

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Fiscal deficit widens in first four months

THE GOVERNMENT saw its fiscal deficit grow nearly four times as much in the January-April period, but is still lower than what the government expected, as state coffers exceeded their targets and expenditures continued to increase at a rapid rate. Citing data from National Treasurer Rosalia V. De Leon, Finance Secretary Carlos G. Dominguez III… link: Fiscal deficit widens in first four months.....»»

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What to Expect in Manila Ocean Park? 2018 ♡ @nadineacu – Manila Video

First Ever Family Vlog that I’ll call, #ThatBearsVlogs! Hi Nathan, this is for you! Para may fond memories ka ng gala natin and how enjoy you are watching the attractions here! — And i-share ko lang yung mga attractions ngayon sa Manila Ocean park na pinuntahan namin Last May 13, 2018 to celebrate Mother’s Day!… link: What to Expect in Manila Ocean Park? 2018 ♡ @nadineacu – Manila Video.....»»

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Mass school shootings mostly happening in small-town America

FILE - In this Friday, May 18, 2018, file photo, mourners wait for the start of a prayer vigil following a deadly shooting at Santa Fe High School in Santa Fe, Texas. If you want to know where mass.....»»

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Rockets-Warriors a roller-coaster of blowouts after 3 games

Golden State Warriors' Andre Iguodala goes up for a dunk against the Houston Rockets during the first half in Game 3 of the NBA basketball Western Conference Finals Sunday, May 20, 2018, in Oa.....»»

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Lonely Planet s list of best European destinations 2018 tackles overtourism

Pizza bakers prepare traditional pizza margherita at FICO Eataly World. Image: AFP/Vincenzo Pinto via AFP Relaxnews Lonely Planet's 2018 picks for the best destinations to visit in Europe are.....»»

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Pinay golfer stars as Arizona advances to US NCAA national championship match

University of Arizona rolled past fifth-seeded Stanford University to continue its run at the 2018 US NCAA women's Division 1 Golf Championship at Karsten Creek Golf Club in Stillwater, Oklahoma.  There you have it! @ArizonaWGolf will square off against @AlabamaWGolf for the National Championship tomorrow 🏆 pic.twitter.com/2tX5M7fCkw — Golf Channel (@GolfChannel) May 22, 2018 The eighth-seeded Wildcats waxed hot from the get-go of the semifinals behind victories from Haley Moore, Gigi Stoll, and Sandra Nordaas, giving them a shot at their third national championship against Alabama. Arizona is headed to the national championship match!!! Haley Moore wins 3 & 2 to give the Cats the victory against Stanford!!#BearDown pic.twitter.com/ozuJVjHypb — Arizona Women's Golf (@ArizonaWGolf) May 22, 2018 Pinay golfer Bianca Pagdanganan rejuvenated Arizona's match-play hopes when she led the Wildcats in their upset win over the top-seeded UCLA via a thrilling comeback, after their playoff victory over Baylor. OFF TO THE SEMI FINALS!@ArizonaWGolf defeats No. 1 seed UCLA 3-2 in the #NCAAGolf Championships #BearDown pic.twitter.com/4WAjfbgXTN — Arizona Athletics (@AZATHLETICS) May 22, 2018 Of course she does!! Bianca Pagdanganan birdies the 18th hole and the Cats beat UCLA!!#BearDown — Arizona Women's Golf (@ArizonaWGolf) May 22, 2018 The Quezon City native towed Arizona to the match-play semis for the first time in school history, where they took down Stanford. Pagdanganan and the Wildcats will take on the Crimson Tide on Thursday (PHL time) to determine the 2018 NCAA champion as they look to add another title after winning it all back in 1996 and 2000. Arizona will take on @AlabamaWGolf tomorrow afternoon for the national championship match. Tee Times begin at 2:25 p.m. CT/12:25 p.m. MST. #BearDown pic.twitter.com/EXPzWhLeD1 — Arizona Women's Golf (@ArizonaWGolf) May 23, 2018.....»»

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Fiscal deficit widens in first four months

THE GOVERNMENT saw its fiscal deficit grow nearly four times as much in the January-April period, but is still lower than what the government expected, as state coffers exceeded their targets and expenditures continued to increase at a rapid rate. Citing data from National Treasurer Rosalia V. De Leon, Finance Secretary Carlos G. Dominguez III […] The post Fiscal deficit widens in first four months appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

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OUR MARAWI: To my lost home

MARAWI CITY (MindaNews / 23 May 2018) — You are the Little Baguio of the south. Your natural air conditioning is one of your best. You are our favorite when it comes to richness, richness in culture, tradition and religion. You brought us comfort and peace of mind. You are an example of a variety […].....»»

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May 23, 2018 Visayas Weather Forecast

REGIONAL WEATHER FORECAST (Forecast Areas: Visayas, Palawan, Occidental Mindoro) Issued at: 6:00 AM, 23 May 2018 Valid Beginning: 6:00 AM today until 6:00 AM tomorrow SYNOPSIS:  Easterlies affecting the country. FORECAST: Visayas and the provinces of Palawan, & Occidental Mindoro will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers due to localized thunderstorms. Light […].....»»

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Worker dies at coal mining site

POLICE in Caluya, Antique confirmed that a worker of the Semirara Mining and Power Corporation (SMPC) was killed evening of May 20, 2018. But Lpath Felipe, 23, of Barangay Banago, Caluya did not die in a landslide, said Chief Inspector Francisco Paguia, Caluya police chief. Instead, Felipe succumbed to cardiopulmonary arrest secondary to hypoxic encephalopathy. […] The post Worker dies at coal mining site appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

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City eyes more Koreans

ILOILO City Mayor Jose Espinosa III warmly welcomed Iloilo Korean United Community Association President Moon Dae Jin and International Cooperation Director Kim In Yong during a courtesy visit at City Hall on May 17, 2018. The meeting broached ideas of bringing Korean media to the metropolis to cover tourism attractions for promotional purposes, lobbying for […] The post City eyes more Koreans appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

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Community-based screening for HIV, AIDS gets boost

THE Department of Health (DOH)-6 is scaling up its community approach to further raise public awareness on HIV-AIDS (Human Immunodeficiency Virus-Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome) and encourage residents in Western Visayas to undergo testing. In a press conference held May 21, 2018 at the Iloilo City Hall, Christine Mosqueda, DOH-6 Regional Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) Nurse Coordinator, […] The post Community-based screening for HIV, AIDS gets boost appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

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90% of poll workers receive their honoraria

ALMOST 90 percent of the members of board of election inspectors (BEI) in Western Visayas who served during the synchronized barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan polls on May 14, 2018 have received their honoraria. The BEI is comprised of teachers and government employees. Commission on Elections (Comelec-6) acting regional director Tomas Valera said they initially aim […] The post 90% of poll workers receive their honoraria appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

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Gun ban ends with 93 persons arrested, 250 firearms seized

THE election period for the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections and the gun ban ended at the stroke of midnight on May 21, 2018. In Western Visayas, 93 persons were arrested for violating the gun ban since it was implemented on April 14. The gun ban enforcement also led to the confiscation of 250 firearms […] The post Gun ban ends with 93 persons arrested, 250 firearms seized appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

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Six violate Boracay’s ‘one entry-one exit’ policy

FIVE persons and a South Korean national were apprehended for illegally entering Boracay Island which is currently closed to tourists. Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) Caticlan Station chief Ramil Palabrica said the violators attempted to enter the island from April 26 to May 8. They breached Provincial Ordinance No. 05-32 imposing the “one entry, one exit […] The post Six violate Boracay’s ‘one entry-one exit’ policy appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

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