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NFA’s P1-B
deal probed

Former National Food Authority Administrator (NFA) Orlan Calayag and his special assistant, Dennis Guerrero, have been placed under investigation for allegedly granting a P1.08-billion rice cargo-handling contract to a trucking company without a bidding being conducted.

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‘Risky’ Chinese
jet intercept

The Obama administration on Friday accused a Chinese fighter jet of conducting a "dangerous intercept" of a US Navy surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft off the coast of China in international airspace.

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COA ORDERS ENRILE, REYES:

Return P345-M
pork to the state

The Commission on Audit (COA) has ordered detained Sen. Juan Ponce Enrile and his former chief of staff, lawyer Gigi Reyes, to return to the state P345 million of his pork barrel allotments that allegedly went to the dummy foundations of Janet Lim-Napoles, the alleged brains behind the P10-billion pork barrel scam.

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Armed woman out
‘to scare’ Aquino

Flora Pineda said she could no longer bear seeing the suffering of so many poor Filipinos so she went to Malacañang on Friday afternoon packing a semiautomatic pistol to force President Benigno Aquino III to step down.

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FOR GOVERNMENT FARM INPUTS

‘Sari-sari’ store
‘supplied’ P500M

How was a company whose business address was that of a small sari-sari (variety) store in an impoverished community able to supply the government with farm inputs worth more than P500 million?

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ITU ABA (TAIPING) ISLET IN SPRATLYS:

On this rock stands
PH suit vs China

Itu Aba, the “rock” that is the biggest land feature in the disputed Spratlys archipelago is really essential to the country’s arbitration case before the United Nations tribunal, according to Filipino experts on international maritime law.

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Improvements in factory output and external trade numbers likely fueled faster economic growth in the second…

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Asean bourses pursue collaboration

Asean Exchanges, a regional collaboration of bourses including the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE), on Friday vowed…

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CCP launches 38th literary journal on 45th year

PEP literary journal Seventy-one writers who authored a total of 147 literary works are featured in the 38th issue of the official literary

MVP group’s Toledo wins CEO Excel award

Michael Toledo, media bureau head of the MVP group of companies and senior vice president for corporate affairs of Philex

‘Smash For A Cause’ event set to fight bullying in schools

iACADEMY and Anti-Bullying Philippines have teamed up for an awareness and fundraising activity called ”Smash For A Cause” on Tuesday, August

SKAL Makati slates tourism awards

Local international tourism promotion group SKAL International Makati will hand out the 24th Tourism Personality Awards on Sept. 5 at

Globe Telecom holds Philippines’ first digital lifestyle expo

Digital innovations are changing the way we live and communicate. Technology experts have seen the rise of new trends in

PHLPost invites public to join Asean stamp design competition

The Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) is inviting the public to participate in the nationwide stamp-designing contest and be chosen to