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NEW YORK CITY (PNA via PLDT) -– President Benigno S. Aquino III cited on Monday the Filipinos’ indomitable spirit which he said was key in giving them the ability and resiliency to withstand everything the world may throw at them and still rise above it all. In his speech following his conferment as an Honorary […]

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NEW YORK CITY (PNA via PLDT) –- President Benigno S. Aquino III welcomed a top US business process outsourcing company’s decision to renew its pledge to partner with government in its advocacy to alleviate poverty, provide more jobs and spur economic growth through its commitment to invest in the Philippines. Jeffrey Fox, president and CEO […]

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MANILA, Philippines (Tempo) – Malacañang expressed confidence yesterday that new Customs Commissioner Ruffy Biazon could thwart smuggling groups despite reports on 172 missing luxury vehicles from the Subic Bay Freeport. Presidential spokesman Edwin F. Lacierda, in a press briefing, said the government will look into the missing vehicles. “Well, I am sure it will all […]

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MANILA, Philippines (Tempo) – The Samahan ng Ex-detainees Laban sa Detensyon at Aresto (SELDA) has asked President Benigno S. Aquino III release all political prisoners, especially the elderly and sickly among them. “The Marcos military government imprisoned hundreds of political prisoners to muffle the people’s resistance against the dictatorial rule of Marcos. The President’s mother, […]

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MANILA, Philippines (Tempo) – Three death certificates with conflicting dates of death accompanied the remains of an Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) repatriated to Manila from Jordan recently. To make matters worse, the deceased OFW, Janice Joy Pampangan, 25, a native of Makilala, Kidapawan, South Cotabato, returned home in a coffin wearing nothing but an adult […]

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MANILA, Philippines (Tempo) – Tax fraud and other officials of the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) disclosed yesterday that the government is losing up to P40 billion annually from various tax evasion schemes employed by unscrupulous taxpayers. BIR Commissioner Kim S. Jacinto-Henares, however, said she could not give a rough estimate of the amount of […]

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