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The ban was imposed by his predecessor Aquino.
President Rodrigo Duterte has lifted a nearly decade-old ban on new mining agreements imposed by his immediate predecessor Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III, in a bid to support the government’s ambitious infrastructure push.Duterte, through Executive Order No. 130, said new mining agreements could ...
 
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For Filipino-Chinese audience.
ABS-CBN's cable news channel ANC has started airing Chinatown News TV, a late night newscast that targets the Filipino-Chinese community.The program is delivered in a mix of Mandarin, Filipino and English. Before ANC, the newscast also aired on free TV via Net 25, according ...
 
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Reef standoff stoking tensions, DFA says.
The Department of Foreign Affairs said Tuesday it summoned China's ambassador to Manila to express "utmost displeasure" over Beijing's refusal to pull out Chinese vessels from a reef that is within the Philippines' exclusive economic zone.Manila demanded the withdrawal of the Chinese ships ...
 
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Keep them to yourself.
Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto on Monday appealed to those thinking about sending him photos of their COVID-19 vaccination: don't include butt shots.The 31-year-old mayor made the request in a Facebook live broadcast, as he explained that some get the jab in their behinds ...
 
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Palau has a population of only 21,000.
Palau is the 16th smallest country in the world. It has a population of only 21,000, and has no military force to protect itself from foreign aggression. And yet, it had the courage to stand up to China. Palau’s President Surangel Whipps rejected China’s ...
 
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On the ground, it's a different story.
Head on over to Japanese astronaut Soichi Noguchi's Twitter feed, he's been posting Earth vistas from the International Space Station, including one serene photo of the Philippines.From space, the Philippines appears like it did before COVID-19 struck and placed the planet in ...
 
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One Viber, Messenger call away.
Medical frontliners on Tuesday pushed for teleconsultations to address the needs of COVID-19 patients on hospital waitlists as the country's healthcare system is overwhelmed worse than it was compared to last year.Due to a surge in COVID cases and a lack of manpower and resources, hospitals ...
 
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After two weeks of ECQ.
Quarantine restrictions in the greater Manila area will likely be eased by a notch to modified enhanced community quarantine or MECQ by next week, Malacañang said Monday as Filipinos in and out of the capital region geared up for another week in ...
 
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Out-patient closed, scheduled surgeries on hold.
The Philippine Orthopedic Center said Saturday it was temporarily shutting its out-patient department and suspending scheduled surgeries after 117 of its 180 staff tested positive for COVID-19.The Quezon City-based hospital that specializes in bone disorders said that it had been servicing 350-450 ...
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