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WATCH: Pentagon chief turns over Balangiga bells to Philippines

United States Defense Secretary James Mattis led a military ceremony that would begin the repatriation of the Balangiga bells to the Philippines......»»

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US Returns Bells of Balangiga to Philippines After a Century

F.E. WARREN AIR FORCE BASE, WYOMING - U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Wednesday formally returned church bells to the Philippines that were taken as war trophies over a century ago following g.....»»

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Slower growth amid uncertainty gives IT-BPM industry second thoughts about future

    With uncertainty clouding its horizons, the IT-BPM industry might have to rethink its future after growing far below expectations since 2016, according toa top official. Rey Untal, president and CEO of the Information Technology and Business Process Association of the Philippines (IBPAP), said the industry might need to reconsider its projections for the next three years. Disappointing figures on job growth and revenues earned in the 18 months since the end of 2016 might lead the group back to the drawing board. This next step will still need the approval of the IBPAP board of trustees, he said, which decides on the policies and objectives of the group. ...Keep on reading: Slower growth amid uncertainty gives IT-BPM industry second thoughts about future.....»»

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Duterte: China ‘already in possession’ of S. China Sea; wants no military drill there 

      SINGAPORE -- President Rodrigo Duterte admitted Thursday that China is already in "possession" of the disputed South China Sea and warned that any military exercises would create "friction" and provoke the Asian superpower. Beijing has a sweeping claims in the South China Sea, including parts of the natural resources-rich West Philippines Sea. In an ambush interview before attending the Asean-India Informal Breakfast Summit here, Duterte was asked if he is in favor of holding military drills in the South China Sea. "No," Duterte told reporters. He admitted that China was "already in possession" of the South China Sea and any military drill in...Keep on reading: Duterte: China ‘already in possession’ of S. China Sea; wants no military drill there .....»»

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‘Philippines security compromised with China access to telco infrastructure’

Allowing China to have access to the Philippines’ communications infrastructure – through a state-owned firm – will undermine national security, House Minority Leader Danilo Suarez said yesterday......»»

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Philippines honors fallen soldiers as US announces return of Balangiga bells

The Philippines expressed its appreciation for the United States (US) government after announcing the return of the Balangiga bells, which were taken by American soldiers as war booty more than a century ago......»»

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Military inclined to recommend ML extension

The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) is inclined to recommend another extension of martial law in Mindanao. Brig. Gen. Edgard Arevalo, AFP spokesman, however, said Gen. Carlito Galvez Jr.,…READ The post Military inclined to recommend ML extension appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

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Ginebra stays alive with gutsy Game 3 win over Magnolia

MANILA, Philippines – Barangay Ginebra lives another day after hacking out a dramatic 107-103 win over Magnolia in Game 3 of 2018 PBA Governors' Cup semifinals at the Araneta Coliseum on Wednesday, November 14.  Justin Brownlee tied his career-high 46 points to go with 19 rebounds, 5 assists, 3 blocks ........»»

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LTFRB to continue charging P570 for jeepney fare matrix

MANILA, Philippines – The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) said on Wednesday, November 14, that it will continue charging for fare matrices which reflect the  P2 fare hike in the minimum jeepney fare . The LTFRB is currently reviewing the fare hike decision, as ordered by the Department of Transportation . This means that the regulatory board ........»»

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WATCH: Perasol turns emotional after Maroons historic romp

MANILA, Philippines – In his 6 seasons as UAAP coach, Bo Perasol finally scored a breakthrough – and it turned out to be for his alma mater.  Perasol – the University of the Philippines (UP) mentor who previously had a rocky stint in Ateneo – steered the Fighting Maroons to the Final ........»»

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Shuttle services to be deployed to PITX soon

MANILA, Philippines – To boost commuter traffic at the newly-inaugurated Parañaque Integrated Terminal Exchange (PITX), the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) approved the deployment of special shuttle services to ........»»

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Senate approves bill lifting rice import limits

MANILA, Philippines – Voting 14-0, the Senate approved on Wednesday, November 14, the bill seeking to lift restrictions on rice importation to help address the country's soaring inflation . Senate Bill No. 1998 or the rice tariffication bill seeks to amend Republic Act (RA) No. 8178 or the Agricultural Tariffication Act ........»»

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SC denies Ayala Land petition to claim insurance for 2007 Glorietta 2 blast

MANILA, Philippines – The Supreme Court (SC) denied the petition of Ayala Land Incorporated to claim insurance coverage for the damage it incurred from the explosion at Glorietta 2 (G2) mall in 2007. The SC's 1st Division upheld the decisions of the Court of Appeals and the Regional Trial ........»»

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Devance bucks injury to help Ginebra keep title hunt alive

MANILA, Philippines – Joe Devance wasn't just about to sit on the sidelines and witness his Barangay Ginebra's campaign for a third straight PBA Governors' Cup title get crushed by Magnolia.  The do-it-all forward shrugged off a stress fracture on his left foot to help the Gin Kings stay ........»»

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Kris Aquino: I am not perfect, but I have never been a thief

MANILA, Philippines – Kris Aquino took to Instagram to air her grievances regarding the criminal complaints she filed against her former business partner and talent agent, Nicko Falcis. Falcis, who was managing director of Aquino’s production company Kris Cojuangco Aquino Productions (KCAP), is facing 44 counts of qualified theft, as well ........»»

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[ANALYSIS] Disturbing red flags in the 3rd telco selection

It’s tempting to think that our connectivity woes will soon be coming to an end. But we could be wrong. Last week, on November 7, the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) held a public bidding for the selection of the Philippines' 3rd telco provider.  After tedious procedures, the selection committee declared ........»»

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Return of Balangiga Bells: Time of solemn remembrance

MANILA, Philippines –  The Philippines hailed the United States for announcing the return of the historic Balangiga Bells, as Philippine Ambassador Jose Manuel Romualdez stood side by side with US Defense Secretary James Mattis in a Wyoming ceremony. Mattis formally announced that the US would return ........»»

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Malay execs urge town council to fast-track relocation site for Boracay vendors

AKLAN, Philippines – Several town councilors have asked the Malay council to speed up the provision of a relocation site for vendors displaced by the rehabilitation of Boracay Island. The councilors made the call as 300 vendors belonging to the Malay Boracay Vendors Association (MABOVEN) renewed their appeal to the Sangguniang Bayan (SB) of Malay to ........»»

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Filipina bags ASEAN Prize

SINGAPORE — For her exemplary contribution to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations’ (ASEAN) thrust of having an inclusive community, Filipina Erlinda Uy Koe was conferred the inaugural ASEAN Prize for her family-centric autism advocacy in the Philippines. Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and ASEAN Secretary-General Dato Lim Jock Hoi presented Koe with the […].....»»

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Bells of pride

Two wounds will heal with the return of two of three bells from Balangiga. For the Philippines, the bells continue to toll the country’s resistance to foreign rule even long after the three great wars we have won and lost. No other country had attempted to conquer our islands since World War II, the last […].....»»

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