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Ethiopia, Gambia, Vietnam, and Tanzania obtained higher scores than the Philippines.
The Philippines ranked 113th of 180 countries surveyed on their perceived political integrity, according to the latest report of corruption watchdog Transparency International or TI, which regularly monitors the status of corruption in governments around the world using its corruption perception index ...
 
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Once two big-ticket infrastructure projects are completed.
We can’t blame you if think that headline looks too good to be true. But while many of us might be thinking that the traffic situation on EDSA will likely not improve dramatically anytime soon, the Department of Public Works and Highways ...
 
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But it's still the second best in the region.
The Philippine economy grew by 6.4 percent in the fourth quarter of 2019, 0.4 points higher than the third quarter’s Gross Domestic Product (GPD) growth rate of 6.0 percent. Despite the rise in GDP growth, Q4 still failed to achieve its target ...
 
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That was quick.
Earlier today, Department of Transportation-Technical Working Group (DOTr-TWG) chairman Antonio Gardiola Jr. announced the sudden termination of the motorcycle-taxi pilot run two months ahead of schedule. Now, it seems like this might not be the case.According to DOTr assistant secretary Goddes Hope ...
 
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Plus, an updated list of valid IDs for your passport application.
If your Philippine passport is up for renewal, then here’s some good news for you: submission of birth certificates is no longer required for passport renewals, according to the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA).Under DFA Department Order No.03-2019, which was signed in ...
 
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The Philippines is going to be a spacefaring nation.
Filipino astronauts and Philippine space rockets could be a reality within the next decade, and the government is serious about it.In August 2019, President Rodrigo Duterte signed into law the Philippine Space Act, creating our very own NASA counterpart, the Philippine Space ...
 
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Meanwhile, the P500 silver commemorative coin will be sold for P3,500 per piece.
Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) will be selling P10,000 commemorative coins made of gold to celebrate the 70th anniversary of BSP. The catch? The coins cost P127,500—each.Meanwhile, the P500 silver commemorative coin will be sold for P3,500 per piece."These coins are non-circulation ...
 
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Doctors are scrambling for answers.
Just before 2019 ended, a number of people came down with a flu-like illness in Wuhan, China. Before long, those isolated cases became a full on outbreak as more than 300 people have been reported to be experiencing unexplained pneumonia-like symptoms. Six ...
 
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Are the hackers making a statement with camels?
The official Instagram account of the Presidential Communications Office (PCOO) has been hacked, and its profile was replaced with a picture of camels. Hackers also uploaded two videos of camel races in Kuwait.In an official statement, the PCOO decried the cyberattack. “We ...
 
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Cuanang turns 80 on December 31.
The House of Representatives has adopted a resolution seeking to honor Dr. Joven R. Cuanang on his 80th birthday on December 31 for his work not only in the field of medical science but also for his contributions to the art world. Cuanang is ...
 
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In Lauren Greenfield's documentary The Kingmaker, we see Imelda Marcos, a despot's wife, still living the high life 33 years after her downfall.
In the opening scene of The Kingmaker – the latest entry in documentarian Lauren Greenfield's exploration of how the super-wealthy live—Imelda Marcos steadily flicks note after note of Philippine pesos out of her car window, bedraggled children politely accepting with a thank you. More ...
 
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Most of the priceless artworks are listed as missing.
Francis Bacon, Edouard Manet, Francisco de Goya, Paul Gobillard, and Paul Cezanne. These are just some of the most famous artists whose works are being forfeited by the Sandiganbayan from the Marcos family.The anti-graft court ordered the Marcoses to surrender or divulge ...
 
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The young mayor is a force to be reckoned with when it comes to fighting corruption.
Don't mess with Mayor Vico Sotto when it comes to cleaning up the government. In the months that followed his historic win as Pasig's mayor, the young politician took a quieter approach to governance, choosing not to trumpet his daily work on social media. But ...
 
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The PNR officially launched two brand-new and modern trains.
he Philippine National Railway isn't exactly the first thing that comes to mind when somebody asks about the Metro's train lines, but it seems it's finally getting the attention it deserves. Two brand-new trains from Indonesia were officially deployed today, December 16, and will be plying ...
 
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You’ll have a smaller chance of receiving fake footwear as gifts this Christmas.
You’ve probably seen hilarious copies of popular footwear brand Havaianas, whose name took irreverent forms as fake flip flops: Hananaias, Hahavaians, or even Haviansans. There will be a smaller chance that you’ll see those being peddled in sidewalks these days, as what ...
 
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Be wary of things that happen behind closed doors.
Behind closed doors, a panel in the House of Representatives sought to extend term limits of local government officials to five years and three terms, revealed Bayan Muna Rep. Carlos Zarate Bayan Muna Rep. Carlos Zarate in a press conference on December ...
 
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The glory days of the Philippine National Railways are slowly making a comeback.
History has not been kind to one of Asia’s first railway transports, the Philippine National Railway or PNR. It was established as the Ferrocaril de Manila-Dagupan in 1892, a tumultuous time in Philippine history when the Spanish colonial government was struggling to ...
 
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That’s stretching the truth a bit too far.
Yesterday, news spread that the Philippines won an award at the SPIA for being the "Best SEA Games Organizer". The award was allegedly given by the Sports Industry Awards (SPIA) Asia. This news was carried by no less than the official news ...
 
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The new gateway will be complete by July 2021.
Get ready to tick more entries off your travel bucket list: a new gateway is being built down south. The Bicol International Airport, located in Barangay Alobo, Daraga, Albay, is targeted for a July 2021 completion, according to the Department of Transportation. ...
 
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It’s a long-term investment for the Filipino youth.
Financial literacy has been a topic of concern in the Philippines for quite some time, a fact that the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) is well aware of. In 2015, a World Bank study reported that Filipino adults could only correctly answer ...
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