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NEW YORK (AFP) – President Aquino said Tuesday that he expected China to be “reasonable” over tense territorial disputes so long as Beijing is given a way to save face. Aquino, who recently visited Beijing in a bid to ease high tensions over the resource-rich South China Sea, said it was crucial to try to […]

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Barack’s Compliment

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NEW YORK CITY – US President Barack Obama has complimented President Benigno S. Aquino III for his achievements after a year in office. President Aquino, who seated beside the US President at the launch of Open Government Partnership here, said Obama was courteous enough to acknowledge the government’s crusade against corruption. “After the session, he […]

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NEW YORK CITY (PNA via PLDT) — President Benigno S. Aquino III stood firm on the government’s stance on the West Philippine Sea but maintained that it still wanted to keep “good neighborly relations with China.” The President reiterated his government’s position on the issue in his speech at the Asia Society here Tuesday. “As […]

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Honest taxpayers

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MANILA, Philippines (Tempo) – Banks and insurance companies are the most honest taxpayers while electric and local water cooperatives are the worst. This was how the International Monetary Fund (IMF) analyzed and rated the said businesses based on the data furnished by the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR). Thirteen major industries were rated by the […]

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‘Safety nets’

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MANILA, Philippines (Tempo) – The Aquino administration has begun placing “safety nets” on the local oil industry that seeks to protect consumers from the effects of volatile oil prices, a Department of Energy (DoE) official revealed yesterday. DoE Oil Industry Management Bureau Director Zenaida Monsada said the measures that have been ordered by President Benigno […]

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MANILA, Philippines (AP) – Two Filipino maids employed by ousted Libyan leader Moammar Khaddafy’s relative fled the household and were evacuated by their embassy in Tripoli, the Philippine government said yesterday. Philippine Ambassador Alejandrino Vicente said the maids escaped the residence Monday morning and were met by an embassy team waiting for them in two […]

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