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Philippines irons out minor kinks in EFTA deal

The Philippines has addressed the problem which has prevented the country from implementing preferential tariffs for products originating in the European Free Trade Association on time......»»

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ECCP backs contractualization

The European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines is pushing for the continued practice of contractualization in the country, but urged the administration to exhibit strong political will, particularly against big companies and industry players engaged in its illegal practice......»»

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Migration prospects can prevent brain drain — World Bank

Labor exporting countries like the Philippines can even benefit from the occurrence of the so-called brain drain if their education systems remain elastic to overseas demand and there is continued investment in human capital, according to a new report by the World Bank......»»

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DOH uncovers billion peso irregularity in Barangay Health Station project – Duque

MANILA, Philippines – Health Secretary Francisco Duque III said on Monday, June 18, the Department of Health (DOH) uncovered possibly "billions of pesos worth of irregularities" in the Barangay Health Stations (BHS) project. Some P8.1 billion was earmarked for the BHS project, but Duque said there were no validated sites ........»»

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OFW remittances hit $2.35 billion in April 2018

MANILA, Philippines – Cash of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) sent through banks stood at $2.35 billion in April 2018, according to Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) data released on Monday, June 18. The figure is 12.7% higher compared to the same month last year. However, it is 0.4% lower compared to ........»»

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What you need to know: Duterte admin s crackdown on ‘tambays’

MANILA, Philippines – Following President Rodrigo Duterte’s directive, the Philippine National Police (PNP) has recently intensified its campaign against criminality – now focusing on those who stand idly or loiter in public spaces (tambays). Nearly 3,000 were arrested for various offenses in a span of 5 days, and the number ........»»

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Youngsters rule National Chess championships

MANILA, Philippines – It's the time of the young in Philippine chess.  On Saturday night, crowned as national champion for the second time was Haridas Pascua. The 25-year-old edged Jan Emmanuel Garcia, also 25, on tiebreak and the 24-year-old Mari Joseph Turqueza after they scored 8 points out ........»»

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Batang Gilas first-timer Carl Tamayo ready to take spotlight in World Cup

MANILA, Philippines – There’s a first time for everything, and National University (NU) Bullpups big man Carl Tamayo is ready for the challenge. After leaving the Adamson University (AdU) Baby Falcons where he won the UAAP Season 78 Rookie of the Year Award, the versatile 6-foot-7 youngster is finally suiting ........»»

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DSWD clarifies ‘expired’ food packs for Boracay closure recipients

AKLAN, Philippines – Social Welfare and Development regional director Rebecca Geamala clarified Monday, June 18, that the agency does not distribute expired relief goods for Boracay residents affected by the temporary closure. The controversy on 'expired' canned goods went viral after netizen Marissa Jason-Gabriel posted on Saturday, June 16,  a video ........»»

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IN PHOTOS: Satchmi Vinyl Day 2018 salutes to a future of vinyl

MANILA, Philippines – Six years on, Satchmi’s Vinyl Day still attracts quite a lively and passionate crowd, if the venue’s elevated platform shaking was any indication. Held at Green Sun in Makati last Saturday, June 16, the 2018 edition featured an live act lineup of crowd favorites, and of course, ........»»

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LIVE: House hearing on Philippine Code of Crimes

Bookmark to watch the discussion live at 9:30 am on Tuesday, June 19 MANILA, Philippines – The House of Representatives justice committee on Tuesday, June 19, will tackle House Bill No. 6204, which will institute the Philippine Code of Crimes to further strengthen the criminal justice system. Watch the discussion live on ........»»

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Palace: We’re Filipinos, let’s talk peace in Philippines

There is no need for a third party facilitator for the peace talks between the government and the communists because the matter can be addressed by Filipinos, Malacañang said yesterday. Source link link: Palace: We’re Filipinos, let’s talk peace in Philippines.....»»

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AFP assures security in Iligan, Lanao del Norte after Tubaran encounter

The 2nd Mechanized Infantry Brigade Philippine Army assured the safety of Iligan City and the province of Lanao del Norte residents after the recent encounter between the Armed Forces of the Philippines and the Maute-ISIS group in Tubaran, Lanao del Sur, last Sunday. AFP assures security in Iligan, Lanao del Norte after Tubaran encounter ILIGAN… link: AFP assures security in Iligan, Lanao del Norte after Tubaran encounter.....»»

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DOJ lets Sister Patricia Fox keep missionary visa

She gets to stay in the Philippines after all… for now......»»

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Palace: We’re Filipinos, let’s talk peace in Philippines

There is no need for a third party facilitator for the peace talks between the government and the communists because the matter can be addressed by Filipinos, Malacañang said yesterday......»»

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AFP building fishermen’s shelter off Batanes

The Armed Forces of the Philippines is building a fisherman’s shelter in the northernmost uninhabited island of Batanes, which will increase the presence of Filipino fisherfolk in the isolated area......»»

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Tamayo, Abadiano complete ‘strongest’ Batang Gilas ever

The Philippine national basketball team is nothing but positive as it heads to Argentina for the FIBA Under-17 World Cup. “Hindi tayo pupunta dun na ‘di tayo tiwala na kaya nating manalo,” Batang Gilas assistant coach Josh Reyes said in their send-off dinner on Monday in Ortigas. The Filipinos booked a ticket to Worlds after reaching the quarterfinals of the 2018 FIBA Asia Under-16 Championship. That team featured talented tower Kai Sotto, court general Forthsky Padrigao, streaky shooter Terrence Fortea, rim protector Raven Cortez, and scoring guard RC Calimag After that tournament, Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas was nothing but proud that the boys have accomplished their mission. Now, Batang Gilas has also added heady guard Gerry Abadiano and versatile big Carl Tamayo. That is exactly why Batang Gilas is nothing but positive even as it has been grouped with eighth-ranked host Argentina, 10th-ranked Croatia, and seventh-ranked France. “This is the strongest U17 team that the country has produced. We’re very excited kasi ‘di na maliit ang Pilipinas,” Ronald Mascarinas, president of team backer Chooks-to-Go shared. Indeed, the country, ranked 34th in the world, now boasts of five players listed at or higher than 6-foot-5. Of course, fronting the effort is UAAP champion and Finals MVP Sotto. And for him, there is no doubt that the Philippines could go far in the Worlds. “Naniniwala ako sa team ko na kahit anong mangyari, nasa likod ko sila. Ako rin, lagi akong nandito para sa kanila,” he said. Rounding out Batang Gilas are Yukien Andrada, King Balaga, Kyle Bautista, Geo Chiu, Mac Guadana, Rafael Go, and Joshua Lazaro. They will be coached by UAAP Juniors champion coach Mike Oliver alongside Reyes and Gilbert Lao. They fly to Argentina on Thursday for the tournament running from June 30 to July 8. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

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Batang Gilas hero RC Calimag moves to Greenhills from Zobel

College of St. Benilde-La Salle Greenhills is not resting on its laurels as it nears the beginning of its title defense in the NCAA 94 Juniors Basketball Tournament. Already with Mythical selections Joel Cagulangan and Inand Fornilos leading the way, the Junior Blazers are now also welcoming Batang Gilas player RC Calimag into the fold. With the move, Calimag will be transferring La Salle campuses – already having played two seasons for De La Salle Zobel. A year ago, the 17-year-old normed 14.5 points, 4.9 rebounds, and one assist, but the Junior Archers missed out on the Final Four. Now, Calimag will be teaming up with Cagulangan, Fornilos, and Joshua David as CSB-LSGH tries to go back-to-back. The 6-foot-2 swingman will be placed in the spot left behind by now-University of Sto. Tomas player Makoy Marcos. He will be bringing along with him the valuable experience he earned from representing the Philippines in the FIBA Asia Under-16 Tournament. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

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PBA: Stanley Pringle awarded first POW for Comm s Cup

Fil-American guard Stanley Pringle chalked up his first Cignal-PBA Press Corps Player of the Week award following his scintillating performance in GlobalPort’s king-sized upset of defending champion San Miguel Beer. The shifty guard out of Penn State churned out all-around numbers of 22 points, 8 rebounds, 5 assists and 3 steals, leading the Batang Pier to a 98-94 win over the Beermen last Wednesday. Pringle, fresh from representing the Philippines in the recent 2018 FIBA 3x3 World Cup, saved his best in the final period when he scored eight points, grabbed two rebounds and made a crucial steal that led to a Mo Tautuaa basket in the dying seconds to seal GlobalPort’s fourth win in eight matches. GlobalPort is currently tied for fifth to sixth spots with SMB with the PBA Commissioner’s Cup elimination round heading to its last three weeks. Pringle's sterling effort enabled him to seal his first weekly citation this conference, beating Meralco’s Jared Dillinger and KG Canaleta, Rain or Shine’s James Yap and Beau Belga and Ginebra playmaker LA Tenorio. GlobalPort will have two big games coming up this week, starting with Phoenix on Wednesday, before facing Columbian Dyip two days later—the results of which could determine their playoff fate in the mid-season conference. .....»»

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