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Philippines, the ‘best is yet to come’ in 2020
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Philippines, the ‘best is yet to come’ in 2020

MANILA — Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo welcomed the results of the Dec. 13 to 16 poll conducted by the Social Weather Stations (SWS), which showed that 96 percent of Filipinos are entering 2020 with hope rather than with fear. Panelo noted a similar survey conducted by Pulse Asia on Dec. 3 to 8 found that 93...

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ABS-CBN loses P127M copyright suit vs Willie Revillame

MANILA , Philippines, December 11, 2019– The Philippines Supreme Court (SC) dismissed the petition for review filed by ABS-CBN Broadcasting Corporation in connection with a Court of Appeals (CA) ruling against it in PHP127-million damage for copyright case against television host Willie Revillame and ABC Development Corporation or TV5. In a resolution dated October 16, the...

Duterte tells ABS-CBN owners to sell network
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Duterte tells ABS-CBN owners to sell network

MANILA — With three months left before the franchise of local broadcast network ABS-CBN expires, President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday advised owners of the TV giant to just sell the network. “Itong ABS, mag-expire ang contract ninyo. Mag-renew kayo, ewan ko lang kung may mangyari diyan. Kung ako sa inyo, ipagbili niyo na ‘yan (This ABS-CBN, your contract is about to expire. If...

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Filipino hero surfer scoops gold; to be feted at Palace

MANILA — A Filipino surfer who rescued his Indonesian rival during the surfing preliminaries two days ago, captured the gold medal in the ongoing 30th Southeast Asian Games. Roger Casugay tallied 14.50 points in the men’s longboard open finals to beat fellow Filipino Rogelio Esquievel Jr. for the gold in the surfing competitions in San Juan,...

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Duterte to water firms: How do we compromise?

MANILA — “How do we compromise?” This was the question posed by President Rodrigo Duterte to the owners of Maynilad Water Services Inc. and Manila Water Co. over the alleged onerous water concession agreements it entered into with government in 1997. “They say na, “‘aregluhin natin (Let’s reach a compromise on this).’ How? How will I compromise?...

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Makapuno seen to boost eco-tourism in Alabat, Quezon province

Toronto, Ontario — Wonderful things happen when people work together. Such is the essence of the project called the Makapuno Industry Agri-Business and Investment Promotion, which is the result of a collaboration of multiple Philippine government agencies. The project aims to invite overseas investors, especially in Canada, to fund the plantation of Makapuno trees on 111...