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PHL ELECTION RESULTS CREDIBLE: PANELO
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PHL ELECTION RESULTS CREDIBLE: PANELO

By Azer Parrocha  May 17, 2019, 8:22 am MANILA — Malacañang believes that the result of the May 13 midterm elections are “credible” despite glitches experienced by the transparency server and vote counting machines (VCMs). Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo assured that the Commission on Elections (Comelec) will be investigating the problem encountered by the transparency server, but...

PHILIPPINE EMBASSY IN OTTAWA JOINS PREPARATIONS FOR FILIPINO HERITAGE MONTH
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PHILIPPINE EMBASSY IN OTTAWA JOINS PREPARATIONS FOR FILIPINO HERITAGE MONTH

The Embassy of the Philippines in Canada attended the meeting of the Canada-Philippines Inter-Parliamentary Friendship Group held on Monday, 13 May 2019, in preparation for the first Filipino-Heritage Month celebrations scheduled in June. Present during the meeting were (from left to right) Mr. Danilo Arriola, Founder of the Philippine Dance Troupe of Ottawa (PDTO), Member...

Mid-term polls usher in fresh faces, new era of politics
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Mid-term polls usher in fresh faces, new era of politics

By Christine Cudis  May 15, 2019, 4:23 pm MANILA — As the mid-term elections nears its conclusion, results show that voters chose to try a new brand of leadership, not only in national posts but also in local governments as well. Aside from the various issues that cropped up as the votes were counted, a more shocking...

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Canada commits to ‘promptly ship, dispose’ waste exported to PH

By Joyce Ann L. Rocamora  May 17, 2019, 8:24 am MANILA — Canada on Thursday night vowed to work closely with the Philippines in coming up with a “swift resolution” so the waste it had exported to Manila could be promptly shipped. Canada issued the statement after the Philippine government recalled ranking Filipino envoys in Canada. “Canada...

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Duterte to ink at least 10 deals in Japan trip

By Azer Parrocha  MANILA — The Philippines is expected to sign at least 10 business agreements during President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s trip to Japan by end of May. Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez said that these deals are expected to allow Japanese companies to invest in the Philippines by expanding their businesses here. “So far we have mga two...

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Palace urges public to remain vigilant as vote counting begins

By EJ Roque  May 14, 2019, 12:23 am MANILA – Malacañang on Monday commended ‘everyone’ for a peaceful 2019 midterm elections and urged the public to remain vigilant as vote counting proceeds. “As counting begins, we call on everyone to be vigilant and be on guard against any act of irregularity in the election,” Presidential Spokesperson Salvador...

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Libel cases vs ABS-CBN execs get boost

With the finding of probable cause for libel, Chief Prosecutor Vimar Barcellano recommended the immediate filing of criminal complaints against three ABS CBN executives: Drilon, Lozano, and Borromeo in the Quezon City courts.

The filing of criminal cases carries with it the issuance of warrants of arrest for the three executives.