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The contract was expected to be signed this year.
The Philippines is set to become the first country in Southeast Asia to purchase BrahMos supersonic cruise missiles jointly developed by India and Russia. Multiple media reports say the Philippines and India will sign the purchase agreement during a planned meeting between ...
 
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Political forces are aligning for the 2022 elections.
President Rodrigo Duterte late Thursday made a rare, unscheduled address to the nation. He told his two allies in the House of Representatives to prioritize the passage of the 2021 budget over their leadership feud. He refused to invoke a term-sharing deal that he helped ...
 
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The DTI secretary says it’s the reason there are so many people registered onine businesses during the lockdown.
People dreaming of opening their own business will find that it’s much easier to do so now, thanks to online tools set up by government agencies.Also read: Inside the Lavish Life of the Ambanis, Asia's Wealthiest FamilyAccording to the Business Name Registration ...
 
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They were renamed "Tourist Help Desk."
On the second week of June, photos of the Philippine National Police's (PNP) Chinese Help Desks began circulating on social media.Naturally, many Filipinos felt offended by the photos, which seemed to prioritize a specific nationality over themelves, citizens of the Philippines who ...
 
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For 33 years, Rizal's residents had to go all the way to Kapitolyo in Pasig for their provincial transactions.
On June 19, President Duterte signed into law Republic Act 11475, which officially transferred the capital of Rizal from Pasig City to Antipolo City.For over 40 years, Pasig had been the legal capital of the province because of an oversight made in ...
 
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Do you still need to register if you earn so little?
On June 10, the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) published a memorandum ordering all online sellers to register their businesses for taxation purposes not later than July 31.TOP STORY: Descendants of Filipino HeroesThe BIR’s Memorandum Circular No. 60-2020, dated June 1, notifies “all ...
 
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Another one of the effects of COVID-19.
As many as 7.3 million Filipinos have lost their jobs as the country reported a record high 17.7 percent unemployment rate in April.Also read: Pacquiao Ranks Second on 10 Greatest Boxers of All Time The Philippine Statistics Authority blamed the effects of the coronavirus ...
 
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We're partners with a superpower.
Merely four months after terminating the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) with the United States, the Philippine government has now realized the country needs it, after all.The whole kerfuffle began back in January when President Rodrigo Duterte threatened to cancel the VFA if ...
 
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Essentially, you could be a terrorist until proven innocent.
On June 1, President Rodrigo Duterte certified as urgent the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020. The House of Representatives acted swiftly on its passage, approving the measure on its second reading and rejecting all attempts to introduce amendments to the bill.TOP STORY: Victoria Court ...
 
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The two had earlier exchanged heated arguments.
After clashing with each other in a virtual meeting held on May 20, finance secretary Carlos Dominguez III now wants to educate senator Imee Marcos on Economics 101.The two were involved in a heated exchange last week when Marcos claimed Masagana 99, ...
 
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There appears to be a lag in the reporting of cases by the DOH.
The Department of Health (DOH) has yet to report 7,119 positive cases of COVID-19, according to a study conducted by the University of the Philippines. The study collected data from 36 testing centers around the country."We recommend that the national government continue ...
 
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The IATF has two exceptions to the rule.
In areas under quarantine, all mass gatherings are currently prohibited.But two “essential” exceptions have just been announced by the government: gatherings that provide government services, and gatherings for authorized humanitarian activities.In the omnibus guidelines for community quarantine published in the Official Gazette on May 15, the ...
 
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Plus, more.
Albay Representative Joey Salceda wants to push through with the taxation of digital services, specifically video and music streaming applications, advertisements on social media platforms, and delinquent online shops. Salceda wants to call these new tax measures as “Netflix tax,” “Facebook ads tax,” ...
 
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She was 75.
Former senator Maria Teresa Aquino-Oreta, sister of the late senator Benigno "Ninoy" Aquino Jr., has passed away. She was 75. It was confirmed by her son, Malabon mayor Antolin "Len Len" A. Oreta lll on Friday morning."On behalf of my family, it ...
 
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With no food, water, and power.
Some 13 nautical miles off Manila Bay, a crew of 13 Cubans and two Spaniards have been stuck on the Spanish ship MV Celanova since February 2.Authorities from the International Workers’ Federation (ITF) only learned of their predicament after a crew member managed ...
 
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China is going into overdrive to restore its reputation.
Magaan na usapan, siksik sa impormasyon at kaalaman. Kilalanin natin ang mga kapatid nating Chinese para sa mas magandang pakikitungo at pagkakaibigan: Wow! China!(Light discussions that are filled with information and knowledge. Get to know our Chinese brothers for better relations and ...
 
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Human Rights Watch also says country may not be fully reporting coronavirus prison deaths.
Almost 10,000 prison inmates have been freed in the Philippines to help stop the continued rise in cases of COVID-19. According to a report in the New York Times, Supreme Court Associate Justice Marvic Leonen said that more than 2,000 of the 9,731 inmates ...
 
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'Build, Build, Build' projects will also resume under the ECQ.
Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark Villar has announced the partial resumption of the 'Build, Build, Build' projects, according to a department press statement.“[In] areas under Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ), construction workers accredited by the DPWH will be allowed to work on ...
 
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It was supposed to start in July.
Registration for the national ID system has been moved from July to October because of the COVID-19 pandemic, a Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) official said on April 28."'Yong mass registration natin will start October po. Kung hindi tayo nagkaroon ng COVID-19 then we should start ...
 
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Guidelines for the 'new normal.'
There are areas in the country that will still fall under Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ), and there are areas that will now fall under General Community Quarantine (GCQ).The following are the areas that will remain under ECQ (Enhanced Community Quarantine) for two more weeks, or up to ...
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