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Manila, Philippines – White and yellow onions will come aplenty in the next two weeks after the Bureau of Plant Industry (BPI) approved the importation of 4,000 metric tons (MT) of the commodity. BPI Director Dr. Clarito Barron said he signed the authorization last week in anticipation of the heavy demand for the two types […]

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Manila, Philippines – Malacañang defended Commission on Elections (Comelec) Chairman Sixto Brillantes yesterday from calls to resign by a lawyer of former President now Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal Arroyo. Presidential spokesman Edwin F. Lacierda said Malacanang stands by the credibility of Brillantes. Arroyo’s lawyer, Atty. Inocencio Ferrer, called for Brillantes to resign after the Comelec […]

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Manila, Philippines – President Benigno S. Aquino III paid tribute to the Manila Hotel last Thursday for its rich history and legacy of hospitality and pledged to work with stakeholders in promoting tourism growth in the country. The President lauded the historic landmark Manila Hotel, the first five-star hotel in the country, “for providing friendly […]

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Manila, Philippines – The Bureau of Customs (BoC) intercepted smuggled laptop computers from China valued at P100 million at the Port of Manila (PoM) yesterday. Bureau of Customs (BoC) Commissioner Ruffy Biazon said the 3,915 high-end Asus laptops misdeclared by the consignee Orza Marketing as computer parts were discovered in two container vans and warrants […]

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Manila, Philippines – Farmers from Bulacan demanded yesterday that Transportation and Communications Secretary Manuel “Mar” A. Roxas II stop his family from grabbing more than 300 hectares of farmland in Tungkong Mangga in San Jose del Monte City, Bulacan. “Roxas’ failure to stop the Araneta landgrabbing shows that he is no different from President Aquino, […]

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Manila, Philippines – The Department of Justice (DoJ) recently upheld the Cheaper Medicines Law in dismissing the counterfeiting charges filed against a local drug distributor. In a six-page resolution, penned by Assistant State Prosecutor Cesar Calubag, the DoJ found insufficient evidence to charge businessman Renante Dumasig of drug counterfeiting. Assistant Chief Prosecutor Pedrito Lances, chairman […]

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