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It's going to be the dream school for Filipino sports prodigies.
The Senate of the Philippines has officially approved, on the third and final reading of Senate Bill No. 1086, the creation of the Philippine High School for Sports (PHSS), where young generations of student-athletes will be trained to become world champions.PHSS will be ...
 
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Water from major dams flow through the Tullahan river system into Manila Bay.
It might be decades until you're willing to take a dip into the once—and by this we mean really long ago—pristine waters of Manila Bay, but every little step taken now could mean a lot in the future. One pretty big step is the ...
 
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"I accept the apology, of course."
President Rodrigo Duterte has accepted the national apology of ABS-CBN president and CEO Carlo Katigbak, and promised not to interfere in Congress’ deliberation on the network’s franchise renewal.The president also added that ABS-CBN should just donate the P2.6 million the network allegedly ...
 
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Fifty percent will be allocated to the Build, Build, Build Program
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has announced its plans to lend a “record high” of $3.3 billion (or P168.35 billion) to the Philippine government for the year of 2020. Approximately half of the loan will be allotted to the government’s Build, Build, ...
 
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Travelers from North Gyeongsang are also banned from coming to the Philippines.
The Philippines has temporarily banned Filipinos from traveling to South Korea due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) scare.“Any travel to South Korea will be temporarily suspended,” Department of Health Secretary Francisco Duque III said in a press conference on February 26. In a separate ...
 
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Former Chief Justice Reynato Puno, Senator Franklin Drilon weigh in on ABS-CBN franchise extension.
Former Chief Justice Reynato Puno and Senator Franklin Drilon insisted that ABS-CBN should not operate if its franchise expires on March 30, 2020. Nevertheless, Drilon has filed a joint resolution seeking the franchise extension of ABS-CBN until 2022. In a February 21 report on ...
 
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"We are sorry if we offended the President."
In a senate hearing on February 24, ABS-CBN president Carlo Katigbak apologized to the President for failing to air his ads during the 2016 national elections. The ads were worth P7 million.The broadast network is currently facing a franchise renewal crisis, which ...
 
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“They are so shameless!”
Mayor Vico Sotto has once again proven that he's not an ordinary politician—he has backbone. "If you want to do business in our City, YOU FOLLOW OUR LAWS," an angry Mayor Vico Sotto posted on Facebook, referring to illegal Chinese businesses operating in ...
 
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'The country is better off with ABS-CBN than without it.'
The Pontifical and Royal University of Santo Tomas (UST) has officially thrown its full support behind beleaguered broadcast giant ABS-CBN, which is currently facing the threat of being shut down by government amid franchise renewal issues. “We are one with ABS-CBN in their ...
 
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Makati has plenty of heritage and culture.
When it comes to heritage walks in the city, many people think of Manila and the surrounding environs of Intramuros. But now, the wealthiest city in the Philippines is now offering a similar tour package for free, according to Makati city’s Facebook ...
 
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The House of Representatives has yet to take action on ABS-CBN's franchise renewal.
The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP) submitted to Congress almost 200,000 signatures of petitioners supporting the franchise renewal of ABS-CBN.According to a report by GMA News Online, the signatures collected by NUJP are part of the 1 million signatures ...
 
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It will go all the way to Rizal.
Metro Manila currently has three main train lines serving the millions of commuters trying to get around the metropolis on a daily basis—and despite how crazy it can get, they're still one of the fastest and more affordable options out there. So yup, you bet we're ...
 
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Communications, transportation, and power should not be listed as public utilities, say lawmakers.
The House of Representatives approved on February 18 a measure amending the Public Service Act, an 84-year-old law that bars full foreign ownership in the public service sector, including the transportation, communication, and power industries, according to a report by the Philippine Star.Section ...
 
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The Manila mayor shows some support for the embattled network.
“Ito na ang mahiwagaaaaang black box!” (Here are the magical black boxes!) said Manila mayor Francisco “Isko” Domagoso in a Facebook post. He was referring to ABS-CBN’s TV Plus, a digital box or digibox for televisions. The digiboxes were officially turned over ...
 
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This is an effort to promote tourism despite current challenges.
Fears amid the novel coronavirus outbreak are affecting other sectors of society apart from health. In fact, tourism growth has dropped so low that Tourism secretary Berna Romulo-Puyat told ABS-CBN  she's expecting "some P14.8 billion foregone revenue this February because the start of ...
 
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Coronavirus infects Chinese woman in the Philippines.
A female Chinese national is the first person in the Philippines who is confirmed to be infected with the novel coronavirus, according to the Department of Health. Earlier this week, the health department had put 23 individuals under observation after they exhibited symtpoms of ...
 
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Manila Water will cut services to work on emergency repairs.
After we survived the rotational water service interruptions in October 2019 due to low water level in Angat Dam, dried-up faucets are nothing new for dwellers in Metro Manila. And if you're living in Mandaluyong, San Juan, Quezon City, and Pasig City, ...
 
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Starting January 4, 2020, you can course requests for civil registry services only at this website.
The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) posted a new statement on their Facebook page regarding the termination of their contract with Pilipinas Teleserv.According to PSA: "While convenience of the public in securing their civil registry documents is a matter of utmost importance, breach of data ...
 
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Ethiopia, Gambia, Vietnam, and Tanzania obtained higher scores than the Philippines.
The Philippines ranked 113th of 180 countries surveyed on their perceived political integrity, according to the latest report of corruption watchdog Transparency International or TI, which regularly monitors the status of corruption in governments around the world using its corruption perception index ...
 
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Once two big-ticket infrastructure projects are completed.
We can’t blame you if think that headline looks too good to be true. But while many of us might be thinking that the traffic situation on EDSA will likely not improve dramatically anytime soon, the Department of Public Works and Highways ...
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