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Duterte offers Cabinet post to Honasan — Palace source

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte offered Sen. Gregorio “Gringo” Honasan a Cabinet post, a Palace source said in Tuesday. “Yes,” the source who requested anonymity told The Manila Times in a text message, when asked about reports of Duterte
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Duterte offers Cabinet post to Honasan — Palace source

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte offered Sen. Gregorio “Gringo” Honasan a Cabinet post, a Palace source said in Tuesday. “Yes,” the source who requested anonymity told The Manila Times in a text message, when asked about reports of Duterte’s offer for Honasan to join his Cabinet. According to the source, Honasan is likely to be appointed to [...] The post Duterte offers Cabinet post to Honasan — Palace source appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

Cabinet Secretary Evasco resigns to run for Bohol gov

CABINET Secretary Leoncio “Jun” Evasco, Jr. resigned from his post run for governor of Bohol in the midterm elections in 2019. In a phone-patch interview with reporters, Evasco said he filed his certificate of candidacy this morning “after a lo
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Cabinet Secretary Evasco resigns to run for Bohol gov

CABINET Secretary Leoncio “Jun” Evasco, Jr. resigned from his post run for governor of Bohol in the midterm elections in 2019. In a phone-patch interview with reporters, Evasco said he filed his certificate of candidacy this morning “after a long, long (contemplation), [and]because I want to change Bohol and people really requested for change.” Evasco said [...] The post Cabinet Secretary Evasco resigns to run for Bohol gov appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

Jinggoy Estrada not on ‘speaking terms’ with Ejercito over senatorial campaign

FORMER Senator Jose “Jinggoy” Estrada admitted that he was not on speaking terms with his half-brother, Senator Jose Victor “JV” Ejercito, but said that despite their differences, he wanted both of them to win in the midterm elections in 2019. “
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Jinggoy Estrada not on ‘speaking terms’ with Ejercito over senatorial campaign

FORMER Senator Jose “Jinggoy” Estrada admitted that he was not on speaking terms with his half-brother, Senator Jose Victor “JV” Ejercito, but said that despite their differences, he wanted both of them to win in the midterm elections in 2019. “We’re not on speaking terms actually. [But even then] yes, we wanted both of us [...] The post Jinggoy Estrada not on ‘speaking terms’ with Ejercito over senatorial campaign appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

DOF official reiterates likely revenue loss of P41B from fuel excise tax suspension

The Department of Finance reiterated on Tuesday that the government is expecting P40 billion to P41 billion in foregone revenue from the suspension of the second round of increases in fuel excise taxes next year.  
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DOF official reiterates likely revenue loss of P41B from fuel excise tax suspension

The Department of Finance reiterated on Tuesday that the government is expecting P40 billion to P41 billion in foregone revenue from the suspension of the second round of increases in fuel excise taxes next year.  

Suspending current fuel excise tax rates requires legislation --DOF official

Suspending the current excise tax rates on petroleum products under the tax reform law requires legislation, an official of the Department of Finance said Tuesday.  
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Suspending current fuel excise tax rates requires legislation --DOF official

Suspending the current excise tax rates on petroleum products under the tax reform law requires legislation, an official of the Department of Finance said Tuesday.  

Duterte’s economic managers revise lower 2018 GDP target

President Rodrigo Duterte’s economic managers, collectively as the inter-agency Development Budget Coordination Committee, on Tuesday revised lower growth target for 2018, citing global uncertainties.  
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Duterte’s economic managers revise lower 2018 GDP target

President Rodrigo Duterte’s economic managers, collectively as the inter-agency Development Budget Coordination Committee, on Tuesday revised lower growth target for 2018, citing global uncertainties.  

Reports: Nance, Cavs agree to 4-year extension

Forward/center Larry Nance Jr. and the Cleveland Cavaliers agreed to terms Monday on a four-year contract extension, according to multiple media outlets.  
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Reports: Nance, Cavs agree to 4-year extension

Forward/center Larry Nance Jr. and the Cleveland Cavaliers agreed to terms Monday on a four-year contract extension, according to multiple media outlets.  

Bagong sistema ng pagpila sa MRT North Ave. Station, pinaiiral

Simula Martes, Oktubre 16, 2018, iba na ang sistema sa pagpila papasok ng MRT Station sa North Avenue, ayon sa ulat ni Darlene Cay sa Unang Balita.
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Bagong sistema ng pagpila sa MRT North Ave. Station, pinaiiral

Simula Martes, Oktubre 16, 2018, iba na ang sistema sa pagpila papasok ng MRT Station sa North Avenue, ayon sa ulat ni Darlene Cay sa Unang Balita.

Pia Cayetano files COC for her Senate comeback

Taguig Representative Pia Cayetano filed her certificate of candidacy for the 2019 Senate race on Tuesday more than two years since she finished her two consecutive Senate terms.
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Pia Cayetano files COC for her Senate comeback

Taguig Representative Pia Cayetano filed her certificate of candidacy for the 2019 Senate race on Tuesday more than two years since she finished her two consecutive Senate terms.

Remittances down 1.4% in Aug – BSP

MONEY sent home by overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) fell by 1.4 percent in August from a year earlier, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas reported on Monday. Personal remittances—comprising OFWs’ net compensation, personal transfers whether in the form of ca
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Remittances down 1.4% in Aug – BSP

MONEY sent home by overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) fell by 1.4 percent in August from a year earlier, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas reported on Monday. Personal remittances—comprising OFWs’ net compensation, personal transfers whether in the form of cash or in kind, and capital transfers between households—hit $2.76 billion during the month, down from $2.8 billion a year [...] The post Remittances down 1.4% in Aug – BSP appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

PSEi drops to 6,900 on US-Saudi tensions

THE stock market fell back to the 6,900 level on Monday as investor sentiment was dented by political tensions between the United States and Saudi Arabia. The benchmark Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) traded most of the day in the green before falling
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PSEi drops to 6,900 on US-Saudi tensions

THE stock market fell back to the 6,900 level on Monday as investor sentiment was dented by political tensions between the United States and Saudi Arabia. The benchmark Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) traded most of the day in the green before falling by 1.12 percent or 78.26 points to close at 6,926.51. The broader [...] The post PSEi drops to 6,900 on US-Saudi tensions appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

Tax hike deferral to hit cash transfers, subsidies

Cuts to non-infrastructure spending, including cash transfers to the poor and fuel subsidies for jeepney drivers, will be implemented by the government in exchange for the suspension of fuel tax hikes scheduled next year. Speaking to reporters on Monday, Fina
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Tax hike deferral to hit cash transfers, subsidies

Cuts to non-infrastructure spending, including cash transfers to the poor and fuel subsidies for jeepney drivers, will be implemented by the government in exchange for the suspension of fuel tax hikes scheduled next year. Speaking to reporters on Monday, Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez 3rd confirmed reports that the government was considering the tax hike suspension, [...] The post Tax hike deferral to hit cash transfers, subsidies appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

Work-at-home freelancers share tips on how to earn big money online

Some freelancers have ditched their traditional office work and skipped the awful day-to-day commuting experience and turned to job opportunities online.
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Work-at-home freelancers share tips on how to earn big money online

Some freelancers have ditched their traditional office work and skipped the awful day-to-day commuting experience and turned to job opportunities online.

Around 100,000 Opel vehicles to be recalled in diesel probe - ministry

Germany's Transport Ministry said on Monday it would order roughly 100,000 Opel vehicles to be recalled as part of an emissions probe, after prosecutors searched the carmaker's offices earlier in the day.
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Around 100,000 Opel vehicles to be recalled in diesel probe - ministry

Germany's Transport Ministry said on Monday it would order roughly 100,000 Opel vehicles to be recalled as part of an emissions probe, after prosecutors searched the carmaker's offices earlier in the day.

Devotees visit Saint Padre Pio's incorrupt heart relic in Davao City

Catholic devotees flocked to the San Pedro Cathedral in Davao City to visit and venerate Saint Padre Pio's incorrupt heart relic.
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Devotees visit Saint Padre Pio's incorrupt heart relic in Davao City

Catholic devotees flocked to the San Pedro Cathedral in Davao City to visit and venerate Saint Padre Pio's incorrupt heart relic.

Cebu grad tops 2018 Chemist Licensure Exams

A graduate of University of San Carlos in Cebu City is the topnotcher of the October 2018 Chemist Licensure Examination, the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) announced.
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Cebu grad tops 2018 Chemist Licensure Exams

A graduate of University of San Carlos in Cebu City is the topnotcher of the October 2018 Chemist Licensure Examination, the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) announced.

Konsehal sa Masbate, patay sa pamamaril; konsehal naman sa Zamboanga, sugatan sa ambush

Isang konsehal na plano umanong tumakbo muli sa darating na halalan ang patay matapos barilin nang malapitan sa Placer sa Masbate. Sugatan naman ang isa pang konsehal sa Zamboanga del Sur matapos namang tambangan.
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Konsehal sa Masbate, patay sa pamamaril; konsehal naman sa Zamboanga, sugatan sa ambush

Isang konsehal na plano umanong tumakbo muli sa darating na halalan ang patay matapos barilin nang malapitan sa Placer sa Masbate. Sugatan naman ang isa pang konsehal sa Zamboanga del Sur matapos namang tambangan.

Personal remittances, bumaba ng 1.4% nitong Agosto

Bumaba ng 1.4 percent ang personal remittances nitong Agosto, na sumasalalim sa pagbaba ng money transfer mula sa mga bansa sa Gitnang Silangan.
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Personal remittances, bumaba ng 1.4% nitong Agosto

Bumaba ng 1.4 percent ang personal remittances nitong Agosto, na sumasalalim sa pagbaba ng money transfer mula sa mga bansa sa Gitnang Silangan.

Bilibid's maximum security compound overcrowded with up to 19,000 inmates

About 19,000 inmates are forced to live together in congested prison cells at the New Bilibid Prison's maximum security compound.
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Bilibid's maximum security compound overcrowded with up to 19,000 inmates

About 19,000 inmates are forced to live together in congested prison cells at the New Bilibid Prison's maximum security compound.

Bangladesh editors protest ‘anti-press’ digital law

DHAKA, Bangladesh --- Bangladeshi newspaper editors on Mondaystaged a protest demanding sweeping amendments to a newly enacted digital law that journalists and rights groups say will curb freedom of expression. Critics say the measures --- including priso
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Bangladesh editors protest ‘anti-press’ digital law

DHAKA, Bangladesh --- Bangladeshi newspaper editors on Mondaystaged a protest demanding sweeping amendments to a newly enacted digital law that journalists and rights groups say will curb freedom of expression. Critics say the measures --- including prison sentences for spreading «negative propaganda»--- are an attempt by an increasingly autocratic Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to stifle dissent in the South Asian nation. Sixteen members of the Sampadak Parishad, a council of top editors, stood in front of the national press club in Dhaka, holding their hands to form a human-chain -- a popular form of protest in Bangladesh. They also held a banner that read "abolish the anti-...Keep on reading: Bangladesh editors protest ‘anti-press’ digital law

Koreas agree to break ground on inter-Korean railroad

SEOUL, South Korea --- North and South Korea continued their push for peace Monday with high-level talks that resulted in a host of agreements, including a plan by the rivals for a groundbreaking ceremony this year on an ambitious project to connect their rai
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Koreas agree to break ground on inter-Korean railroad

SEOUL, South Korea --- North and South Korea continued their push for peace Monday with high-level talks that resulted in a host of agreements, including a plan by the rivals for a groundbreaking ceremony this year on an ambitious project to connect their railways and roads. The agreements come amid unease in Washington over the speed of inter-Korean engagement. Many outsiders believe that US-led efforts to rid North Korea of its nuclear-tipped missiles are lagging significantly behind the Koreas' efforts to move past decades of bitter rivalry. There was also controversy over a decision by South Korea's Unification Ministry to block a North Korean defector-turned-reporter from ...Keep on reading: Koreas agree to break ground on inter-Korean railroad

Supporters, surprises bring color to Day 3 of COC filing

The vicinity of the Commission on Elections' (Comelec) head office at the Palacio del Gobernador in Intramuros, Manila exploded with a riot of colors on Monday as supporters of candidates filing their certificates of candidacy (COCs) tried to upstage one anot
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Supporters, surprises bring color to Day 3 of COC filing

The vicinity of the Commission on Elections' (Comelec) head office at the Palacio del Gobernador in Intramuros, Manila exploded with a riot of colors on Monday as supporters of candidates filing their certificates of candidacy (COCs) tried to upstage one another. As early as 8 a.m., three colors --- black, orange, and white --- already dominated the area. Flaglets and tarpaulins added color as well. As more supporters arrive, blocking roads surrounding the main office of the Comelec, more colors were added to the scene. Drumbeats and loud cheers echo the crowd's excitement. Supporters clad in black first flocked to the area early in the morning to prepare for the arrival of sena...Keep on reading: Supporters, surprises bring color to Day 3 of COC filing

Caritas Manila holds Celebrity Bazaar with Heart Evangelista on Oct. 18

Caritas Manila will hold its second Celebrity Bazaar on Oct. 18, Thursday, 1-10 p.m., on the second level of the Mega Atrium of SM Megamall. Entrance fee is P500 per person. Bazaar will feature second-hand luxury items up for sale from generous celebrity d
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Caritas Manila holds Celebrity Bazaar with Heart Evangelista on Oct. 18

Caritas Manila will hold its second Celebrity Bazaar on Oct. 18, Thursday, 1-10 p.m., on the second level of the Mega Atrium of SM Megamall. Entrance fee is P500 per person. Bazaar will feature second-hand luxury items up for sale from generous celebrity donors Heart Evangelista, Alden Richards, Ruffa Gutierrez, Dr. Vicki Bello, Scarlet Snow Belo, Cristalle Bello, Bang Pineda, Teacher Georcelle, Toni Gonzaga, Zsa Zsa Padilla, Vice Ganda, Iza Calzado, Divine Lee, Jinkee Pacquiao, Manny Pacquiao and top designers Michael Cinco and Cary Santiago. Heart Evangelista-Escudero is this year's Celebrity Bazaar ambassador. Proceeds will benefit the Youth Servant Leadership and Educati...Keep on reading: Caritas Manila holds Celebrity Bazaar with Heart Evangelista on Oct. 18

‘Boudoir,’ Magritte to greet art lovers on art fest’s gala night

On gala night Oct. 17 of ManilArt Fair at SMEX, SM Aura, Taguig, the «Memory Maker's Boudoir» exhibit at the VIP Lounge will be launched via a performance by multimedia artists representing the Goddess of Memory, Mnemosyne, and her retinue. Ope
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‘Boudoir,’ Magritte to greet art lovers on art fest’s gala night

On gala night Oct. 17 of ManilArt Fair at SMEX, SM Aura, Taguig, the «Memory Maker's Boudoir» exhibit at the VIP Lounge will be launched via a performance by multimedia artists representing the Goddess of Memory, Mnemosyne, and her retinue. Opening simultaneously on the third floor of the atrium is a show by the Portrait Artists Society of the Philippines Inc., led by Romulo Galicano. Their paintings will pay homage to Rene Magritte. «Memory Maker's Boudoir» is curated by surrealist Gromyko Semper, with paintings, sculptures and installations by Isobel Francisco, Cozy Cozythrias, Kat Malazarte, Ben John Lincod, Rachel Anne Lacaba, Ginoe Ojoy, JC Peaflorida, Roman Padilla, Hermi...Keep on reading: ‘Boudoir,’ Magritte to greet art lovers on art fest’s gala night

Sears, once a retail titan, files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

Sears Holdings Corp filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Monday with a plan to close 142 more stores, throwing into doubt the future of the century-old retailer that once dominated US malls but has withered in the age of internet shopping.
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Sears, once a retail titan, files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

Sears Holdings Corp filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Monday with a plan to close 142 more stores, throwing into doubt the future of the century-old retailer that once dominated US malls but has withered in the age of internet shopping.

Wall Street drops as Apple slips, Saudi issue flares up

US stocks fell on Monday as an increase in tensions between Western powers and Saudi Arabia added to worries over rising borrowing costs and the impact of tariffs, following the main three indexes' biggest weekly declines in over seven months.
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Wall Street drops as Apple slips, Saudi issue flares up

US stocks fell on Monday as an increase in tensions between Western powers and Saudi Arabia added to worries over rising borrowing costs and the impact of tariffs, following the main three indexes' biggest weekly declines in over seven months.

Napulot na pigura, antigong ginto nga kaya na may bantay na kakaibang nilalang?

Dalawang taon na itinago ni Mang Ernesto ang napulot niyang pigura na hinihinala niyang antigo at ginto. Mula raw nang makapasakamay nito ito, sinuwerte sila pero may kakaiba rin silang nararamdaman sa kanilang bahay tulad ng tinig na narinig niyang tumatawa
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Napulot na pigura, antigong ginto nga kaya na may bantay na kakaibang nilalang?

Dalawang taon na itinago ni Mang Ernesto ang napulot niyang pigura na hinihinala niyang antigo at ginto. Mula raw nang makapasakamay nito ito, sinuwerte sila pero may kakaiba rin silang nararamdaman sa kanilang bahay tulad ng tinig na narinig niyang tumatawa nang aksidente niyang makunan ng video ang pigura.

PNP lauds PHL election to UN Human Rights Council

The Philippine National Police (PNP) on Monday lauded the Philippines' election for another three-year term in the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC).
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PNP lauds PHL election to UN Human Rights Council

The Philippine National Police (PNP) on Monday lauded the Philippines' election for another three-year term in the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC).

PNP may abisong transport strike, pero itinanggi ito ng transport group

Nagpalabas ng abiso ang Manila Police District hinggil sa umanoy ikakasang transport strike ng iba't-ibang grupo ng transportasyon simula bukas, October 16 hanggang October 17.
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PNP may abisong transport strike, pero itinanggi ito ng transport group

Nagpalabas ng abiso ang Manila Police District hinggil sa umanoy ikakasang transport strike ng iba't-ibang grupo ng transportasyon simula bukas, October 16 hanggang October 17.

Kudlow: Trump respects Fed’s autonomy

WASHINGTON, D.C.: White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow defended his boss Sunday, saying that Donald Trump respects the Federal Reserve Bank’s autonomy despite last week’s remark that the Fed had “gone crazy” raising interest rates. Kudlow, spe
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Kudlow: Trump respects Fed’s autonomy

WASHINGTON, D.C.: White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow defended his boss Sunday, saying that Donald Trump respects the Federal Reserve Bank’s autonomy despite last week’s remark that the Fed had “gone crazy” raising interest rates. Kudlow, speaking on “Fox News Sunday,” said that Trump was “giving his opinion” on interest rates based on his background “as a successful [...] The post Kudlow: Trump respects Fed’s autonomy appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

Six dead as heavy storms hit southwestern France

TOULOUSE, France: At least six people died after heavy storms swamped parts of southwestern France, flooding rivers and cutting roads, officials said Monday. The Aude department, which includes the fortress city of Carcassonne, was particularly badly hit. On
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Six dead as heavy storms hit southwestern France

TOULOUSE, France: At least six people died after heavy storms swamped parts of southwestern France, flooding rivers and cutting roads, officials said Monday. The Aude department, which includes the fortress city of Carcassonne, was particularly badly hit. One woman was swept to her death by rising waters in the Aude village of Villardonnel, and at [...] The post Six dead as heavy storms hit southwestern France appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

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