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Duterte signs EO regulating drug prices

A price cap will be imposed on more than 100 drugs and medicines to improve public access to healthcare based on a new order of President Duterte. Under Executive Order No. 104, the President sought to regulate the retail and wholesale prices of selected drugs and medicines used for hypertension, diabetes, pulmonary disease, and cancer, […]

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Palace: Trillanes disgraced solon dishing out nonsense

Former Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV is a discredited and disgraced lawmaker dishing out nonsense, Malacañang said yesterday, following the filing of sedition raps against him. Presidential spokesman Salvador Panelo brushed aside the reputation of Trillanes and refused to further comment on nonsense. He maintained that they would rather let the law take its course in […]

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DepEd denies epidemic of illiteracy in Bicol

By GENALYN KABILING Education Secretary Leonor Briones yesterday denied any reported epidemic of illiteracy in the Bicol region, saying having difficulty reading does not mean a student is illiterate. Briones sought to clarify a report that stated more than 70,000 learners in Bicol supposedly cannot read in both English and Filipino, saying it was inaccurate […]

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4 Malaysians rescued from Chinese captors in Laguna

Anti-kidnapping operatives of the Philippine National Police (PNP) rescued on Saturday four Malaysians in a raid on the safehouse of their Chinese abductors in San Pedro, Laguna, officials announced yesterday. Brig. Gen. Jonnel Estomo, director of the Anti-Kidnapping Group (AKG), said the abduction appears to be related to the operation of the Philippine Offshore Gaming […]

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NBA renames ASG MVP award in honor of Kobe

LOS ANGELES (AFP) – NBA Commissioner Adam Silver announced that the All-Star Game MVP award will now be called the Kobe Bryant Award as players lined up to pay tribute to the late NBA icon on Saturday. ”Kobe Bryant is synonymous with NBA all-star and embodies the spirit of this global celebration of our game,” […]

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Man, 64, weds woman, 23, on Valentine’s Day in Maguindanao

COTABATO CITY – Maguindanao hosted another record-setting wedding, this time between a 23-year-old bride and a 64-year-old groom, sponsored by Rep. Esmael “Toto” Mangudadatu on Valentine’s Day. While ethnic Muslim residents in Maguindanao are generally not celebrating Valentine’s Day being a foreign practice outside the scope of events in Islam, relatives and friends of bride […]

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