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  • Chamber of Mines on Minerals Industry Coordinating Council meeting

    The Chamber of Mines of the Philippines yesterday welcomed the move of the Minerals Industry Coordinating Council, led by Department of Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III, to “create a multi-stakeholder review and advise the DENR on the performance of existing mine operations in consultation with local government units.” “We thank the DOF secretary for this…

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  • CPA salutes DENR suspension, closure of mining firms

    While it is long overdue, CPA welcomes the DENR announcement this week on the closure of 23 mining operations in several parts of the country, including Benguet Corporation (BC). While Lepanto Consolidated Mining Company is among those up for suspension, we are fervently pushing for the closure of this company for its historical accountability to…

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  • Is public unwittingly being duped when paying in cash? (1st of 2 parts)

    Is the public unwittingly being taken advantage of by credit card companies and business firms, in connivance allegedly with the government, when they pay for goods or services in cash? This was questioned by a local businessman and member of the National Price Coordinating Council, who revealed he had been seeking a public hearing with…

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  • First love never dies

    I think that if you ask any restaurant owner his or her reason for going into the business, the answer would invariably be the love for food. Jun Olimpo, owner of the upcoming Road Grille food truck at the Calle Uno Food Hub, is doing it for an entirely different reason—for the love of his…

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  • 2016: The year Filipino fighters stood tall in ONE Championship

    For over two decades, Filipino fighters encountered a mix of sweet triumphs and heartbreaks. However, it was a different story in 2016 as Filipino combatants glimmered like diamonds atop an international mixed martial arts (MMA) stage. Over the course of 14 events in ONE Championship’s 2016 calendar, Filipino competitors tallied 24 victories.

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  • Youth groups blast Digong for false promise of free education

    Student groups from across the country slammed President Rodrigo Duterte for his statements reversing the previous pronouncements ensuring free tuition for all in state universities and colleges (SUCs). “Limiting free tuition for ‘poor and qualified’ students put undue burden on the part of students in exercising their right to education,” said Rara Ada of Sanlakas…

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  • Mandarayang opisyal, coaches nanalasa sa Benguet sports meet

    Nakakapanigbugho at nakakagalit dahil maliwanag pa sa sikat ng araw ang makikitang ebidensiya sa video na resulta ng larong walkaton. Pagdating ng awarding ay naghihintay ang mga atletang nanalo, coaches at mga magulang ng mga batang naglaro. Paghihintay na nauwi sa wala dahil iba ang mga tinawag at nabigyan ng parangal.

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  • Conditions for extending the unilateral ceasefire

    In the spirit of peace negotiations and to extend the unilateral ceasefire declaration, the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) insists that President Duterte must end or suspend Oplan Bayanihan and the suppression operations against the people and their revolutionary movement. He must order the Armed Forces of the Philippines to withdraw its armed combatants…

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  • Nasaan ang pagbabago?

    Nagpahayag ng disgusto ang mga militanteng grupo sa gobyerno ni Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte sa bispreras ng araw ng bayani ng anakpawis si Andres Bonifacio. Ayon sa mga grupong Bukluran ng Manggagawang Pilipino (BMP), Sanlakas, at Partido Lakas ng Masa (PLM), patuloy na hindi pa rin natatamasa ng masa ang pagbabagong ipinangako ng pangulo noong siya’y…

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