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Budget Surplus

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WASHINGTON D.C. (via PLDT) – President Aquino announced yesterday that the government posted a P9.22-billion budget surplus in August due to higher tax revenues. The Chief Executive made the surprise announcement about the government’s fiscal position last month during his meeting with the Filipino communities from Washington, Maryland and Virginia. Finance Secretary Cesar V. Purisima, […]

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MANILA, Philippines (Xinhua) — An earthquake measuring 5.0 on the Richter scale on Thursday jolted Luzon, Philippines at 11:49 a.m. local time (0349 GMT), the U.S. Geological Survey said.

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By Perfecto T. Raymundo, Jr. MANILA, Philippines (PNA) — The Bureau of Customs (BOC) on Thursday filed before the Department of Justice (DOJ) a P1.058-billion smuggling case against Petronas Energy Philippines, Inc. (Petronas).

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CHICAGO (Reuters) – A 27-inch-tall college student whose hobbies include dancing and cheerleading is the world’s shortest woman, Guinness World Records said on Tuesday. Bridgette Jordan, 22, and her younger brother Brad, who measures 38 inches tall, were also named the “shortest living siblings” by the record-keeper. Brad Jordan, 20, enjoys karate, gymnastics, basketball and […]

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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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