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BSP: Poll forecasts 5.3% inflation

Economists polled by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) expect inflation to hit an above-target 5.3 percent this year before decelerating over in 2019 and 2020. “The survey on private...READ MORE The post BSP: Poll forecasts 5.3% inflation appeared firs
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BSP: Poll forecasts 5.3% inflation

Economists polled by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) expect inflation to hit an above-target 5.3 percent this year before decelerating over in 2019 and 2020. “The survey on private...READ MORE The post BSP: Poll forecasts 5.3% inflation appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

Investors seen taking profits amid lack of leads

PROFIT-TAKING will likely continue this week, analysts said, in the absence of market-moving catalysts. Philstocks Financial, Inc. research analyst Piper Chaucer Tan said he expected investors to resume selling but...READ MORE The post Investors seen taking p
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Investors seen taking profits amid lack of leads

PROFIT-TAKING will likely continue this week, analysts said, in the absence of market-moving catalysts. Philstocks Financial, Inc. research analyst Piper Chaucer Tan said he expected investors to resume selling but...READ MORE The post Investors seen taking profits amid lack of leads appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

Fuel tax deferral means substantial 2020 increase

Consumers should brace for a substantial fuel tax hike in 2020 should the government shelve increases set to take effect next year, a senior Finance department official warned. “The suspension...READ MORE The post Fuel tax deferral means substantial 2020 in
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Fuel tax deferral means substantial 2020 increase

Consumers should brace for a substantial fuel tax hike in 2020 should the government shelve increases set to take effect next year, a senior Finance department official warned. “The suspension...READ MORE The post Fuel tax deferral means substantial 2020 increase appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

Mnuchin dismisses risk of contagion from China's economic slowdown

US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin dismissed concerns that China's weakest economic growth since the global financial crisis could spill into other emerging markets and destabilize US financial markets.
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Mnuchin dismisses risk of contagion from China's economic slowdown

US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin dismissed concerns that China's weakest economic growth since the global financial crisis could spill into other emerging markets and destabilize US financial markets.

Chilean court orders Catholic Church to pay damages over abuse - report

Chile's Court of Appeal has ordered the office of Santiago's Archbishop to pay $450 million pesos ($650,000) to three men who alleged they were sexually abused for decades by Chilean priest Fernando Karadima, a local newspaper said on Sunday.
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Chilean court orders Catholic Church to pay damages over abuse - report

Chile's Court of Appeal has ordered the office of Santiago's Archbishop to pay $450 million pesos ($650,000) to three men who alleged they were sexually abused for decades by Chilean priest Fernando Karadima, a local newspaper said on Sunday.

DJ Khaled’s carnival-worthy birthday boy

For his son's second birthday, DJ Khaled rented an entire baseball stadium. DJ Khaled, who's known for showering his little boy, Asahd, with lavish gifts, turned the Marlins Stadium in Miami into a carnival, with a carousel, Ferris wheel and other rides, a
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DJ Khaled’s carnival-worthy birthday boy

For his son's second birthday, DJ Khaled rented an entire baseball stadium. DJ Khaled, who's known for showering his little boy, Asahd, with lavish gifts, turned the Marlins Stadium in Miami into a carnival, with a carousel, Ferris wheel and other rides, according to TMZ. He also gave his kid a miniature electric sports car. The party wasn't just for fun, though. The event was also used to kick off DJ Khaled's We Best Foundation, which aims to help underprivileged children around the world. Joining Asahd were 250 other kids from different organizations. «My son is the greatest gift of life, our children are the world's biggest blessing,» he told People. "I'm so gratefu...Keep on reading: DJ Khaled’s carnival-worthy birthday boy

Angel Aquino, JC Santos topbill int’l film

Filipino actors headline an international production, «Motel Acacia,» the second film of Malaysian-born scriptwriter-filmmaker Bradley Liew. Liew, whose debut film, «Singing in Graveyards,» premiered at the Critics' Week section of
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Angel Aquino, JC Santos topbill int’l film

Filipino actors headline an international production, «Motel Acacia,» the second film of Malaysian-born scriptwriter-filmmaker Bradley Liew. Liew, whose debut film, «Singing in Graveyards,» premiered at the Critics' Week section of the Venice Film Festival in 2016, has tapped the Philippines' JC Santos and Angel Aquino, along with indie regular Perry Dizon (in a cameo), to act in the new movie. Aquino and Santos play pivotal roles in the thriller that is set in a snow-covered US town where immigrants vanish in a motel---ostensibly sacrificed to be devoured by a tree demon. Apart from Aquino and Santos, a stellar ensemble from all over the world is also featured in the movie:...Keep on reading: Angel Aquino, JC Santos topbill int’l film

UST coach Ayo says Rike statement ‘unfair’

National University forward Troy Rike decried the roughing up University of Santo Tomas big men, he claimed, did against him in the second round of the UAAP Season 81 men's basketball tournament. Rike was on the receiving end of what he said were some elbo
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UST coach Ayo says Rike statement ‘unfair’

National University forward Troy Rike decried the roughing up University of Santo Tomas big men, he claimed, did against him in the second round of the UAAP Season 81 men's basketball tournament. Rike was on the receiving end of what he said were some elbows and knees during their 69-61 win but Growling Tigers head coach Aldin Ayo said the forward's statements were «unfair.» READ: Rike doesn't mind physicality but not dirty plays «That's unfair because we also receive those kinds of hits,» said Ayo in Filipino Sunday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan. «Everything we're doing is within the bounds of basketball rules so I think that's unfair.» Rike went up against the l...Keep on reading: UST coach Ayo says Rike statement ‘unfair’

Author Murakami: Joy of writing is to start not knowing end

TOKYO --- Best-selling Japanese author Haruki Murakami says he enjoys writing novels because he doesn't know how they'll end up. Murakami, hosting a special radio show on Sunday, said he starts writing without deciding how the story should end. Ideas pop u
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Author Murakami: Joy of writing is to start not knowing end

TOKYO --- Best-selling Japanese author Haruki Murakami says he enjoys writing novels because he doesn't know how they'll end up. Murakami, hosting a special radio show on Sunday, said he starts writing without deciding how the story should end. Ideas pop up as he writes and he goes with the flow while the stories take shape. «It's no fun writing a story if I already know how it's going to end,» Murakami said. «Because the very person who is writing doesn't know what happens, I think readers would also share the anticipation and enjoy the thrill while reading.» Murakami made the comment on «Murakami Radio,» a pre-recorded 55-minute show broadcast only in Japan --- his second ...Keep on reading: Author Murakami: Joy of writing is to start not knowing end

Maguindanao board candidate, grandson of vice mayor shot dead

KIDAPAWAN CITY--- A candidate for Maguindanao provincial board and a grandson of a town vice mayor were killed in a shooting at a public market in Kabacan town in North Cotabato on Sunday afternoon, police said. Supt. Aldrin Gonzales, speaking for the Socc
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Maguindanao board candidate, grandson of vice mayor shot dead

KIDAPAWAN CITY--- A candidate for Maguindanao provincial board and a grandson of a town vice mayor were killed in a shooting at a public market in Kabacan town in North Cotabato on Sunday afternoon, police said. Supt. Aldrin Gonzales, speaking for the Soccsksargen Police Regional Office, said Susan Montawal, an aspirant for Maguindanao provincial board in next year's election, and Harris Montawal, grandson of the vice mayor of Datu Montawal, Maguindanao, were taken to the Kabacan Medical Specialist Hospital, where they were declared dead on arrival. Gonzales said Susan Montawal was the wife of Bao Montawal, former Vice Mayor of Datu Montawal town, while Harris was the vice mayor's ...Keep on reading: Maguindanao board candidate, grandson of vice mayor shot dead

Claims proves collector unsure of shabu in magnetic lifters - BOC

Customs Deputy Collector Ma. Lourdes Mangaoang's testimony at a Senate inquiry negated her earlier claims that there were methamphetamines or shabu hidden inside magnetic lifters found in Cavite, the Bureau of Customs (BOC) said on Sunday.
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Claims proves collector unsure of shabu in magnetic lifters - BOC

Customs Deputy Collector Ma. Lourdes Mangaoang's testimony at a Senate inquiry negated her earlier claims that there were methamphetamines or shabu hidden inside magnetic lifters found in Cavite, the Bureau of Customs (BOC) said on Sunday.

Amid skepticism, Saudi official provides another version of Khashoggi death

As Saudi Arabia faced intensifying international skepticism over its story about the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a senior government official laid out a new version of the death inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul that in key respects contradicts
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Amid skepticism, Saudi official provides another version of Khashoggi death

As Saudi Arabia faced intensifying international skepticism over its story about the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a senior government official laid out a new version of the death inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul that in key respects contradicts previous explanations.

Russia warns Trump over ‘dangerous’ plan to quit nuclear treaty

Moscow on Sunday warned US President Donald Trump that his plan to ditch a Cold War-era nuclear weapons treaty with Russia was a dangerous step.
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Russia warns Trump over ‘dangerous’ plan to quit nuclear treaty

Moscow on Sunday warned US President Donald Trump that his plan to ditch a Cold War-era nuclear weapons treaty with Russia was a dangerous step.

Anchor Land enters Davao condo market

ANCHOR Land Holdings Inc. is foraying into the Davao property market with the groundbreaking of its 202 Peaklane project. The 28-storey residential condominium will be built in a 4,000-square meter...READ MORE The post Anchor Land enters Davao condo market ap
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Anchor Land enters Davao condo market

ANCHOR Land Holdings Inc. is foraying into the Davao property market with the groundbreaking of its 202 Peaklane project. The 28-storey residential condominium will be built in a 4,000-square meter...READ MORE The post Anchor Land enters Davao condo market appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

Rockets spoil James’ home debut in fight-marred game

LOS ANGELES: LeBron James’s home debut with the Los Angeles Lakers ended on a sour note on Saturday (Sunday in Manila) as the Houston Rockets seized control late for a...READ MORE The post Rockets spoil James’ home debut in fight-marred game appeared firs
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Rockets spoil James’ home debut in fight-marred game

LOS ANGELES: LeBron James’s home debut with the Los Angeles Lakers ended on a sour note on Saturday (Sunday in Manila) as the Houston Rockets seized control late for a...READ MORE The post Rockets spoil James’ home debut in fight-marred game appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

‘Slight’ gains seen in Meralco profits

MANILA Electric Co. (Meralco) expects to continue reporting higher profits as of end-September, its top executive said, following a strong start to 2018. “I think we’re expecting a slight improvement...READ MORE The post ‘Slight’ gains seen in Meralc
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‘Slight’ gains seen in Meralco profits

MANILA Electric Co. (Meralco) expects to continue reporting higher profits as of end-September, its top executive said, following a strong start to 2018. “I think we’re expecting a slight improvement...READ MORE The post ‘Slight’ gains seen in Meralco profits appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

AFP denies viewing dissent as a crime

THE Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) on Sunday denied it was considering dissent on the Duterte administration as a crime. Brig. Gen. Edgard Arevalo, AFP spokesman, was responding to...READ MORE The post AFP denies viewing dissent as a crime appeared fir
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AFP denies viewing dissent as a crime

THE Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) on Sunday denied it was considering dissent on the Duterte administration as a crime. Brig. Gen. Edgard Arevalo, AFP spokesman, was responding to...READ MORE The post AFP denies viewing dissent as a crime appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

US’ leaving nuke treaty ‘dangerous’

ELKO, United States: President Donald Trump confirmed Saturday that the United States plans to leave a Cold War-era nuclear weapons treaty with Russia, which criticized the move as Washington’s latest...READ MORE The post US’ leaving nuke treaty ‘danger
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US’ leaving nuke treaty ‘dangerous’

ELKO, United States: President Donald Trump confirmed Saturday that the United States plans to leave a Cold War-era nuclear weapons treaty with Russia, which criticized the move as Washington’s latest...READ MORE The post US’ leaving nuke treaty ‘dangerous’ appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

Israel arrests Palestinian governor of Jerusalem -- officials

Israeli forces have arrested the Palestinian governor of Jerusalem for unspecified offenses he allegedly committed in the occupied West Bank, the Palestine Liberation Organization said Sunday.
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Israel arrests Palestinian governor of Jerusalem -- officials

Israeli forces have arrested the Palestinian governor of Jerusalem for unspecified offenses he allegedly committed in the occupied West Bank, the Palestine Liberation Organization said Sunday.

Duterte not trying to bribe NPA members, says Palace

Malacañang on Sunday stressed that President Rodrigo Duterte is not trying to bribe members of the New People's Army (NPA) when he promised them a house, a job, and education if they surrender.
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Duterte not trying to bribe NPA members, says Palace

Malacañang on Sunday stressed that President Rodrigo Duterte is not trying to bribe members of the New People's Army (NPA) when he promised them a house, a job, and education if they surrender.

NPA member dead in Bukidnon clash -- AFP

A Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army terrorist (CNT) died in an encounter with the 65th Infantry Stalwart Battalion (65IB) at Barangay Lacolac in Baungon at 5:20 a.m. on Sunday, the military said.
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NPA member dead in Bukidnon clash -- AFP

A Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army terrorist (CNT) died in an encounter with the 65th Infantry Stalwart Battalion (65IB) at Barangay Lacolac in Baungon at 5:20 a.m. on Sunday, the military said.

UP crushes UE, 94-81

UNIVERSITY of the Philippines (UP) banked on Juan Gomez De Liano’s triple-double to crush University of the East (UE), 94-81, on Sunday in the University Athletic Association of the Philippines...READ MORE The post UP crushes UE, 94-81 appeared first o
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UP crushes UE, 94-81

UNIVERSITY of the Philippines (UP) banked on Juan Gomez De Liano’s triple-double to crush University of the East (UE), 94-81, on Sunday in the University Athletic Association of the Philippines...READ MORE The post UP crushes UE, 94-81 appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

Bolts zap Elastopainters, keep quarterfinals’ bid alive

MERALCO outplayed Rain or Shine in the final canto for a 91-82 victory on Sunday, extending its win streak to three and keeping alive its flickering hopes of getting into...READ MORE The post Bolts zap Elastopainters, keep quarterfinals’ bid alive appeared
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Bolts zap Elastopainters, keep quarterfinals’ bid alive

MERALCO outplayed Rain or Shine in the final canto for a 91-82 victory on Sunday, extending its win streak to three and keeping alive its flickering hopes of getting into...READ MORE The post Bolts zap Elastopainters, keep quarterfinals’ bid alive appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

‘Paglisan,’ ‘Never Tear Us Apart’ win big at Cinema One Originals 2018

'Paglisan' and 'Never Tear Us Apart' bagged the most number of awards at the Cinema One Originals Festival Awards Night held at the Dolphy Theater in Quezon City on Sunday. 'Paglisan,' an animated musical drama by Carl Papa, was named Best Picture, Best Sc
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‘Paglisan,’ ‘Never Tear Us Apart’ win big at Cinema One Originals 2018

'Paglisan' and 'Never Tear Us Apart' bagged the most number of awards at the Cinema One Originals Festival Awards Night held at the Dolphy Theater in Quezon City on Sunday. 'Paglisan,' an animated musical drama by Carl Papa, was named Best Picture, Best Screenplay, Best Musical Score, Best Sound, and the special Champion Bughaw Award. It tells the story of a married couple struggling to keep their relationship as one suffers from the early onset dementia. The wife's own unhappiness also becomes an affliction in itself. 'Never Tear Us Apart,' a drama film by Whammy Alcazaren and shot with iPhones, brought home the most awards with Alcazaren also named as Best Director. The...Keep on reading: ‘Paglisan,’ ‘Never Tear Us Apart’ win big at Cinema One Originals 2018

Coldplay releasing live album, concert film along with documentary

A week after announcing plans to release the documentary film «A Head Full of Dreams», Coldplay have announced they are also readying a live album and concert film capturing their tour in support of the same album. The combined live album/live
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Coldplay releasing live album, concert film along with documentary

A week after announcing plans to release the documentary film «A Head Full of Dreams», Coldplay have announced they are also readying a live album and concert film capturing their tour in support of the same album. The combined live album/live concert film release, called the Butterfly package, will feature the album «Live in Buenos Aires», recorded on Nov. 15, 2017, the final night of the band's A Head Full Of Dreams Tour. The 24-track album will mark the first time a Coldplay concert has been released in its entirety. The accompanying two-hour concert film, «Live In So Paulo», was filmed a week earlier, on Nov. 8, 2017. The Butterfly package will likewise include the alrea...Keep on reading: Coldplay releasing live album, concert film along with documentary

Rain or Shine’s woes continue with injured Belga out 2-3 weeks

Rain or Shine just couldn't catch a break. Adding to the uncertainty surrounding the status of its starting center Raymond Almazan, another key Elasto Painter in Beau Belga is expected to miss the rest of the conference due to plantar fasciitis. «I th
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Rain or Shine’s woes continue with injured Belga out 2-3 weeks

Rain or Shine just couldn't catch a break. Adding to the uncertainty surrounding the status of its starting center Raymond Almazan, another key Elasto Painter in Beau Belga is expected to miss the rest of the conference due to plantar fasciitis. «I think he's gonna be out the next two to three weeks so technically out for the conference,» Rain or Shine head coach Caloy Garcia told reporters on Sunday. Belga sustained the foot injury early in the Elasto Painters' stunning 100-84 loss to the lowly Columbian Dyip on Friday. The 31-year-old Belga was sorely missed by Rain or Shine on Sunday when it dropped an all-important duel to Meralco, 91-82. Belga rued the timing of his injury wi...Keep on reading: Rain or Shine’s woes continue with injured Belga out 2-3 weeks

Ayo shrugs off UST’s blown chance to rise in standings after loss to NU

The immortal «Go USTe!» chants drowned out any possible noise inside the packed Filoil Flying V Center as University of Santo Tomas prepared to extend its three-game winning run at the expense of National University. UST started to heat up afte
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Ayo shrugs off UST’s blown chance to rise in standings after loss to NU

The immortal «Go USTe!» chants drowned out any possible noise inside the packed Filoil Flying V Center as University of Santo Tomas prepared to extend its three-game winning run at the expense of National University. UST started to heat up after falling by as much as 11 points after the third quarter, but it was a comeback that ended in a bitter way as the Bulldogs held on for the 69-61 win. The Growling Tigers' short winning run came to an end and they settled for a humble fifth seed with a 4-5 record after a game that could've sent them to a three-way tie for the No. 3 spot with Far Eastern University and De La Salle. UST head coach Aldin Ayo knew the scenario that his tea...Keep on reading: Ayo shrugs off UST’s blown chance to rise in standings after loss to NU

Imee Marcos: Suspending VAT on basic commodities will benefit more Filipinos

Instead of suspending the excise tax on fuel next year, Ilocos Norte Gov. Imee Marcos wants to suspend the value-added tax (VAT) on basic commodities, saying that it will benefit more Filipinos. «The suspension of the VAT would provide immediate reli
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Imee Marcos: Suspending VAT on basic commodities will benefit more Filipinos

Instead of suspending the excise tax on fuel next year, Ilocos Norte Gov. Imee Marcos wants to suspend the value-added tax (VAT) on basic commodities, saying that it will benefit more Filipinos. «The suspension of the VAT would provide immediate relief to Filipino consumers. Given the magnitude of prevailing tax rates, the temporary suspension of the VAT on necessities would be immediately felt by millions of Filipino families,» Marcos said in a statement on Sunday. «Suspending the VAT on basic food items, fuel and electricity will directly counteract the strong inflation pressures on these goods,» she added. Earlier, the governor called for the immediate one-year suspension of ...Keep on reading: Imee Marcos: Suspending VAT on basic commodities will benefit more Filipinos

Work from home arrangement good but must be agreed upon by employer, employee --Bello

Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III on Sunday said a work from home arrangement is good but this needs to be agreed upon by the employer and employee.
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Work from home arrangement good but must be agreed upon by employer, employee --Bello

Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III on Sunday said a work from home arrangement is good but this needs to be agreed upon by the employer and employee.

Suspension of VAT on basic goods to ease impact of inflation --Imee

Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos claimed on Sunday that suspending the Value Added Tax on basic commodities for a year would help more Filipinos cope with the impact of skyrocketing inflation.  
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Suspension of VAT on basic goods to ease impact of inflation --Imee

Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos claimed on Sunday that suspending the Value Added Tax on basic commodities for a year would help more Filipinos cope with the impact of skyrocketing inflation.  

Operasyon kontra droga ikinasa sa iba't ibang lalawigan; 16 arestado

Natimbog ang hindi bababa sa 16 na drug suspects sa magkakahiwalay na operasyong ikinasa ng mga awtoridad sa mga probinsya ng Rizal, Oriental Mindoro, at Cavite.  
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Operasyon kontra droga ikinasa sa iba't ibang lalawigan; 16 arestado

Natimbog ang hindi bababa sa 16 na drug suspects sa magkakahiwalay na operasyong ikinasa ng mga awtoridad sa mga probinsya ng Rizal, Oriental Mindoro, at Cavite.  

Miyembro umano ng HPG, nanghataw ng side mirror ng taxi

Kuhang-kuha sa dash cam ng isang motorista ang panghahataw sa side mirror ng taxi sa Pasay City ang isang miyembro umano ng Philippine National Police-Highway Patrol Group (PNP-HPG).  
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Miyembro umano ng HPG, nanghataw ng side mirror ng taxi

Kuhang-kuha sa dash cam ng isang motorista ang panghahataw sa side mirror ng taxi sa Pasay City ang isang miyembro umano ng Philippine National Police-Highway Patrol Group (PNP-HPG).  

BSP: Poll forecasts 5.3% inflation for 2018     

ECONOMISTS polled by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) expect inflation to hit an above-target of 5.3 percent this year before decelerating over the next two years. “The survey on...READ MORE The post BSP: Poll forecasts 5.3% inflation for 2018  
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BSP: Poll forecasts 5.3% inflation for 2018     

ECONOMISTS polled by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) expect inflation to hit an above-target of 5.3 percent this year before decelerating over the next two years. “The survey on...READ MORE The post BSP: Poll forecasts 5.3% inflation for 2018      appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

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