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NBI nabs 5 in Bulacan over drugs

The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) has arrested five men allegedly linked to the illegal drug trade in an operation that yielded shabu and several firearms in Hagonoy, Bulacan.
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NBI nabs 5 in Bulacan over drugs

The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) has arrested five men allegedly linked to the illegal drug trade in an operation that yielded shabu and several firearms in Hagonoy, Bulacan.

New PNP chief Albayalde will follow Duterte on submitting drug war report to SC

The new chief of the Philippine National Police will also take his cue from President Rodrigo Duterte on whether or not the PNP will submit reports on the conduct of the war on drugs to the Supreme Court as the high tribunal ordered.
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New PNP chief Albayalde will follow Duterte on submitting drug war report to SC

The new chief of the Philippine National Police will also take his cue from President Rodrigo Duterte on whether or not the PNP will submit reports on the conduct of the war on drugs to the Supreme Court as the high tribunal ordered.

Over P1.5-M suspected ecstasy seized at Central Mail Exchange Center

The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency on Friday seized suspected ecstasy tables worth over P1.5 million at the Central Mail Exchange Center (CMEC) in Pasay City.
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Over P1.5-M suspected ecstasy seized at Central Mail Exchange Center

The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency on Friday seized suspected ecstasy tables worth over P1.5 million at the Central Mail Exchange Center (CMEC) in Pasay City.

846 examinees pass the Midwife Licensure exams

The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) announces that 846 out of 2,145 passed the Midwife Licensure Examination given by the Board of Pharmacy in the cities of Manila, Baguio, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Davao, Iloilo, Legazpi, Pagadian, Tacloban, Tuguegarao
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846 examinees pass the Midwife Licensure exams

The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) announces that 846 out of 2,145 passed the Midwife Licensure Examination given by the Board of Pharmacy in the cities of Manila, Baguio, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Davao, Iloilo, Legazpi, Pagadian, Tacloban, Tuguegarao and Zamboanga this April 2018. Seq. No. Name 1 ABA, LIEZEL NEMEÑO 2 ABA, SUNSHINE SARDALLA 3 [...] The post 846 examinees pass the Midwife Licensure exams appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

Grab surge cap back to twice regular rate after LTFRB accredits 3 ride-sharing networks

THE maximum surge pricing cap of Grab Philippines is back to twice the regular rate from 1.5 times, as the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board has accredited three new transport network companies (TNCs). “This Board has issued a certificat
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Grab surge cap back to twice regular rate after LTFRB accredits 3 ride-sharing networks

THE maximum surge pricing cap of Grab Philippines is back to twice the regular rate from 1.5 times, as the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board has accredited three new transport network companies (TNCs). “This Board has issued a certificate of accreditation to a new transport network company, Hype Transport Systems Inc with [a]two-year accreditation [...] The post Grab surge cap back to twice regular rate after LTFRB accredits 3 ride-sharing networks appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

Nadal wins to set up ‘difficult’ Thiem quarter-final clash in Monaco

MONTE CARLO, Principality of Monaco: World number one Rafael Nadal cruised to a 6-3, 6-2 victory over Russian Karen Khachanov on Thursday (Friday in Manila) to set up a “difficult” Monte Carlo Masters quarter-final against Dominic Thiem, after th
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Nadal wins to set up ‘difficult’ Thiem quarter-final clash in Monaco

MONTE CARLO, Principality of Monaco: World number one Rafael Nadal cruised to a 6-3, 6-2 victory over Russian Karen Khachanov on Thursday (Friday in Manila) to set up a “difficult” Monte Carlo Masters quarter-final against Dominic Thiem, after the Austrian stunned Novak Djokovic. Nadal needs to win an 11th Monte Carlo title to stay clear [...] The post Nadal wins to set up ‘difficult’ Thiem quarter-final clash in Monaco appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

Sanofi: Latest word from WHO confirms public health value of Dengvaxia

The World Health Organization (WHO)-Strategic Advisory Group of Experts' (SAGE) recent recommendation on Dengvaxia confirms the «public health value» of the controversial anti-dengue vaccine, its manufacturer Sanofi Pasteur said in a statement on
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Sanofi: Latest word from WHO confirms public health value of Dengvaxia

The World Health Organization (WHO)-Strategic Advisory Group of Experts' (SAGE) recent recommendation on Dengvaxia confirms the «public health value» of the controversial anti-dengue vaccine, its manufacturer Sanofi Pasteur said in a statement on Friday.

BDO eyes P31-B net income in 2018

BDO Unibank Inc. is targeting to book a double-digit growth in bottom line this year, relying on the performance of core businesses and new line of investments.
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BDO eyes P31-B net income in 2018

BDO Unibank Inc. is targeting to book a double-digit growth in bottom line this year, relying on the performance of core businesses and new line of investments.

Cayetano hits EU Parliament for ‘crossing red line’

          Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano has blasted the European Parliament for pushing it too far when it claimed that 12,000 men, women and children died in the government's war on drugs.  
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Cayetano hits EU Parliament for ‘crossing red line’

          Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano has blasted the European Parliament for pushing it too far when it claimed that 12,000 men, women and children died in the government's war on drugs.   In a statement, Cayetano said that a resolution issued by European lawmakers calling on Manila to end its drug war was «unwarranted and uncalled for,» and that it constituted «interference» in the country's internal affairs.   «This resolution that the European Parliament just adopted is based on biased,incomplete and even wrong information and does not reflect the true situation on theground,» Cayetano saidon Thursday...Keep on reading: Cayetano hits EU Parliament for ‘crossing red line’

Parenting of the future: Many embryos, each with DNA profile

NEW YORK (AP) --- So you want to have a baby. Would you like a dark-haired girl with a high risk of someday getting colon cancer, but a good chance of above-average music ability? Or would you prefer a girl with a good prospect for high SAT scores and
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Parenting of the future: Many embryos, each with DNA profile

NEW YORK (AP) --- So you want to have a baby. Would you like a dark-haired girl with a high risk of someday getting colon cancer, but a good chance of above-average music ability? Or would you prefer a girl with a good prospect for high SAT scores and a good shot at being athletic, but who also is likely to run an above-average risk of bipolar disorder and lupus as an adult? How about a boy with a good shot at having musical ability and dodging asthma, but who also would be predisposed to cataracts and type 2 diabetes? Confused? You're just getting started. There are dozens more choices for which of your embryos should be placed in the womb to become your child. That's...Keep on reading: Parenting of the future: Many embryos, each with DNA profile

Billy Crawford, Coleen Garcia wed in Balesin

After months of waiting, Billy Crawford and Coleen Garcia made it official as they got married at the Balesin Island Club in Quezon province today. Hours before the wedding, the groom posted how thankful he was for this day, saying, «Today is the da
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Billy Crawford, Coleen Garcia wed in Balesin

After months of waiting, Billy Crawford and Coleen Garcia made it official as they got married at the Balesin Island Club in Quezon province today. Hours before the wedding, the groom posted how thankful he was for this day, saying, «Today is the day to rejoice. Thank you, Lord!» in his Instagram Story entry. In this photo by wedding guest Tim Yap, he posted where Crawford and Garcia were to hold their nuptials. The setup was created by Gideon Hermosa. https://www.instagram.com/p/BhyRD6unP_d/?taken-by=officialtimyap My Metro Photo also released the who's who on the guest list, which included The Megastar Sharon Cuneta, television host Amy Perez and Angeli Pangilinan-Valen...Keep on reading: Billy Crawford, Coleen Garcia wed in Balesin

Ancient coins, bracelets looted from Romania return home

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) --- Coins and bracelets from the 1st century that were looted from western Romania years ago and smuggled out of the country were put on display Thursday after a joint investigation with Austria brought them back home. The treasure
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Ancient coins, bracelets looted from Romania return home

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) --- Coins and bracelets from the 1st century that were looted from western Romania years ago and smuggled out of the country were put on display Thursday after a joint investigation with Austria brought them back home. The treasure trove of gold and silver artifacts, stolen between 2000 and 2001, was presented at Romania's National History Museum. The items were found in Austria in 2015 and returned following a cross-border investigation. The artifacts --- 473 coins and 18 bracelets --- were taken from archaeological sites in the Orastie Mountains that had been inhabited by Dacians, who fought against the Romans in the early 2nd century. General Prose...Keep on reading: Ancient coins, bracelets looted from Romania return home

Genesis Prize winner Natalie Portman pulls out of Israel ceremony

JERUSALEM (AP) --- U.S. actress Natalie Portman, this year's recipient of a prize dubbed the «Jewish Nobel», has pulled out of the June awards ceremony in Israel because of extreme distress over recent events in the country, the Genesis Prize Foun
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Genesis Prize winner Natalie Portman pulls out of Israel ceremony

JERUSALEM (AP) --- U.S. actress Natalie Portman, this year's recipient of a prize dubbed the «Jewish Nobel», has pulled out of the June awards ceremony in Israel because of extreme distress over recent events in the country, the Genesis Prize Foundation said. The foundation said it was informed by Portman's representative that the Jerusalem-born Oscar winner «does not feel comfortable participating in any public events in Israel.» Thursday's statement did not refer to specific events that would have prompted Portman's decision. Israel has been criticized for its response to mass protests on the Gaza-Israel border, in which 28 Palestinians have been killed and hundreds wounde...Keep on reading: Genesis Prize winner Natalie Portman pulls out of Israel ceremony

Resigned DOLE exec denies committing graft

Former Labor undersecretary Dominador Say on Friday denied that he resigned to preempt his removal from office by President Rodrigo Duterte, who according to Malacañang has found evidence linking him to graft.
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Resigned DOLE exec denies committing graft

Former Labor undersecretary Dominador Say on Friday denied that he resigned to preempt his removal from office by President Rodrigo Duterte, who according to Malacañang has found evidence linking him to graft.

Stay or go? Sereno’s fate now up for SC resolution

Solicitor General Jose Calida's petition seeking the nullification of Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno's appointment in 2012 as the country's top magistrate is now officially submitted for resolution by the high tribunal.
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Stay or go? Sereno’s fate now up for SC resolution

Solicitor General Jose Calida's petition seeking the nullification of Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno's appointment in 2012 as the country's top magistrate is now officially submitted for resolution by the high tribunal.

Comelec extends filing of COCs to Saturday, April 21, 2018

The Commission of Elections has extended the filing of certificates of candidacy (COC) by one day, moving the deadline from April 20, Friday, to 5 p.m. on April 21, Saturday.
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Comelec extends filing of COCs to Saturday, April 21, 2018

The Commission of Elections has extended the filing of certificates of candidacy (COC) by one day, moving the deadline from April 20, Friday, to 5 p.m. on April 21, Saturday.

Tiny fly blows bubbles to cool off, says study

Humans sweat, dogs pant, cats lick their fur. Animals have adopted an interesting array of techniques for regulating body temperature through evaporation. But for ingenuity, the Latrine blowfly may very well take the cake. To cool down, it blows bubble
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Tiny fly blows bubbles to cool off, says study

Humans sweat, dogs pant, cats lick their fur. Animals have adopted an interesting array of techniques for regulating body temperature through evaporation. But for ingenuity, the Latrine blowfly may very well take the cake. To cool down, it blows bubbles with its stomach juices through its mouth, and then sucks them back in, scientists revealed on Thursday. «As the fluid moves out, evaporation occurs which lowers the fluid temperature, the fly then moves the cooled droplet in, which cools off the body temperature of the fly,» explained Denis Andrade of the Sao Paulo State University in Brazil, who co-authored a study in the journal Nature Scientific Reports. This "bubbling...Keep on reading: Tiny fly blows bubbles to cool off, says study

Palace blasts EU anew for interfering with PH affairs

        Where are the 12,000 drug war deaths?   Malacaang hit back on Friday at the European Parliament for issuing a resolution urging the Philippines to stop its war on drugs, claiming it is marred by alleged e
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Palace blasts EU anew for interfering with PH affairs

        Where are the 12,000 drug war deaths?   Malacaang hit back on Friday at the European Parliament for issuing a resolution urging the Philippines to stop its war on drugs, claiming it is marred by alleged extrajudicial killings and human rights violations.   The EU Parliament also called on the Philippines to release Sen. Leila de Lima and give her a fair trial and remove the terrorists tag against human rights defenders in the country.   "We, of course, find it unfortunate that members of the European Parliament once again interfered with the affairs of the Philippine state, rehashing issues, and bases claims tha...Keep on reading: Palace blasts EU anew for interfering with PH affairs

1,000 boilers die from heat stroke in Pangasinan

DAGUPAN CITY-A thousand heads of chicken died of heat stroke in a poultry farm in Pozorrubio town on Thursday (April 19), two days after a 9-hour power outage in eastern Pangasinan on April 17, according to a belated report from the municipal agriculturist.
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1,000 boilers die from heat stroke in Pangasinan

DAGUPAN CITY-A thousand heads of chicken died of heat stroke in a poultry farm in Pozorrubio town on Thursday (April 19), two days after a 9-hour power outage in eastern Pangasinan on April 17, according to a belated report from the municipal agriculturist. «The poultry farm's back-up generator may not have worked, causing the broilers to eventually die from the heat,» said Clarito Corpuz, Pozorrubio agriculturist, in an interview Friday (April 20). Temperatures recorded at the government weather station in Dagupan City since the official start of the dry season on April 10 averaged at least 30 degrees Celsius, with the heat index reaching up to 45 degrees. The «heat index» is t...Keep on reading: 1,000 boilers die from heat stroke in Pangasinan

DOTr completes weight testing of China-made MRT trains

          The Department of Transportation (DOTr) has completed the weight-testing of 48 Metro Rail Transit Line 3 (MRT-3) Dalian trainsWednesdaymorning.   In a media briefing, DOTr Undersecretary for Rai
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DOTr completes weight testing of China-made MRT trains

          The Department of Transportation (DOTr) has completed the weight-testing of 48 Metro Rail Transit Line 3 (MRT-3) Dalian trainsWednesdaymorning.   In a media briefing, DOTr Undersecretary for Railways Timothy John Batan said the tests were just part of a bigger program before the trains are allowed to operate on a daily basis.   «Iyong weight-testing ngayon is part of a broader auditing and acceptance process.Different factors kasi 'yung pumapasok sa tanong na kung acceptable ba siya or hindi.» Batan said.   Batan noted that integration of the trains into the MRT-3 system would only be determined after ...Keep on reading: DOTr completes weight testing of China-made MRT trains

Bb. Pilipinas Intercontinental wants Panglao protected

  TAGBILARAN CITY, Bohol - Bb. Pilipinas-Intercontinental 2018 Karen Gallman is pushing for the protection of Panglao Island, her home-province's tourism jewel amid environmental issues plaguing the island. «It is such a beautiful place. And
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Bb. Pilipinas Intercontinental wants Panglao protected

  TAGBILARAN CITY, Bohol - Bb. Pilipinas-Intercontinental 2018 Karen Gallman is pushing for the protection of Panglao Island, her home-province's tourism jewel amid environmental issues plaguing the island. «It is such a beautiful place. And it will be so sad to see [it] go to ruins,» said Gallman, 25, and a native of Bohol. «So, we should definitely do our best to preserve it and look after it. We need really to take care of Panglao so that it doesn't go to ruins.» The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) earlier identified the lack of waste water treatment facility and «bottomless» septic tanks as among the problems contributing to the environmental ...Keep on reading: Bb. Pilipinas Intercontinental wants Panglao protected

Thiem downs Djokovic in Monte Carlo to set up Nadal clash

Fifth seed Dominic Thiem came from behind to knock out Novak Djokovic in the Monte Carlo Masters third round on Thursday and set up a quarter-final clash with defending champion Rafa Nadal.
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Thiem downs Djokovic in Monte Carlo to set up Nadal clash

Fifth seed Dominic Thiem came from behind to knock out Novak Djokovic in the Monte Carlo Masters third round on Thursday and set up a quarter-final clash with defending champion Rafa Nadal.

Pelicans blast Blazers, close in on sweep

Nikola Mirotic and Anthony Davis led the way as New Orleans dominated from start to finish in a 119-102 dismantling of the visiting Portland Trail Blazers on Thursday, giving Pelicans a 3-0 lead in a Western Conference first-round playoff series.  
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Pelicans blast Blazers, close in on sweep

Nikola Mirotic and Anthony Davis led the way as New Orleans dominated from start to finish in a 119-102 dismantling of the visiting Portland Trail Blazers on Thursday, giving Pelicans a 3-0 lead in a Western Conference first-round playoff series.  

Durant, Warriors cruise past Spurs for 3-0 lead

Kevin Durant scored a game-high 26 points Thursday night as the Golden State Warriors moved within one game of a first-round playoff sweep of the San Antonio Spurs with a 110-97 victory in San Antonio.  
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Durant, Warriors cruise past Spurs for 3-0 lead

Kevin Durant scored a game-high 26 points Thursday night as the Golden State Warriors moved within one game of a first-round playoff sweep of the San Antonio Spurs with a 110-97 victory in San Antonio.  

Pacquiao targets more bouts after Kuala Lumpur showdown

KUALA LUMPUR - Manny Pacquiao believes he has «a couple more fights» left in him before he retires, starting with his first contest for more than a year when he faces Argentine WBA welterweight world champion Lucas Matthysse in Kuala Lumpur this J
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Pacquiao targets more bouts after Kuala Lumpur showdown

KUALA LUMPUR - Manny Pacquiao believes he has «a couple more fights» left in him before he retires, starting with his first contest for more than a year when he faces Argentine WBA welterweight world champion Lucas Matthysse in Kuala Lumpur this July.

WWII bomb forces mass evacuation in central Berlin

BERLIN: The planned disposal of an unexploded World War II bomb Friday will force a mass evacuation around Berlin’s central railway station and likely spark transport chaos in the German capital. Trains, trams, buses and even some flights at the city
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WWII bomb forces mass evacuation in central Berlin

BERLIN: The planned disposal of an unexploded World War II bomb Friday will force a mass evacuation around Berlin’s central railway station and likely spark transport chaos in the German capital. Trains, trams, buses and even some flights at the city’s Tegel airport will be halted when a police bomb squad starts defusing the British [...] The post WWII bomb forces mass evacuation in central Berlin appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

UPDATE: Actor arrested in Bulacan for possession of illegal drugs

VETERAN actor Julio Diaz was arrested by police authorities in a buy-bust operation in Meycauayan City, Bulacan Friday morning, according to police. Diaz, or Mariano De Leon in real life, 59, was arrested with his driver Ronald Gomez, 35, at about 12:40 a.m.
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UPDATE: Actor arrested in Bulacan for possession of illegal drugs

VETERAN actor Julio Diaz was arrested by police authorities in a buy-bust operation in Meycauayan City, Bulacan Friday morning, according to police. Diaz, or Mariano De Leon in real life, 59, was arrested with his driver Ronald Gomez, 35, at about 12:40 a.m. in Barangay Langka. The Bulacan Police Provincial Office (BPPO) lists Diaz as [...] The post UPDATE: Actor arrested in Bulacan for possession of illegal drugs appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

BOP deficit narrows in March

THE Philippines posted a narrower balance of payments (BoP) deficit in March, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) reported on Friday. The deficit in March stood at $266 million, smaller than the $429 million and $550 milli
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BOP deficit narrows in March

THE Philippines posted a narrower balance of payments (BoP) deficit in March, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) reported on Friday. The deficit in March stood at $266 million, smaller than the $429 million and $550 million levels recorded in February this year and in March last year, respectively. “Outflows in March 2018 stemmed mainly from foreign exchange operations of the BSP and [...] The post BOP deficit narrows in March appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

Albayalde to EU lawmakers: Show basis on 12,000 deaths in drug campaign

Newly-installed Philippine National Police chief Director General Oscar Albayalde on Friday said the European Parliament should show basis on its allegation that around 12,000 were killed in the government’s campaign against illegal drugs.  
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Albayalde to EU lawmakers: Show basis on 12,000 deaths in drug campaign

Newly-installed Philippine National Police chief Director General Oscar Albayalde on Friday said the European Parliament should show basis on its allegation that around 12,000 were killed in the government’s campaign against illegal drugs.  

Half of Filipino voters already have Senate bets; Poe leads list --Pulse Asia

More than a year before the midterm elections, at least half of Filipino voters already have their preferred senatorial candidates, according to the Pulse Asia survey result released Friday.
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Half of Filipino voters already have Senate bets; Poe leads list --Pulse Asia

More than a year before the midterm elections, at least half of Filipino voters already have their preferred senatorial candidates, according to the Pulse Asia survey result released Friday.

Duterte leaves ‘endo’ promise up to Congress

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte is no longer keen on issuing an executive order (EO) to fulfill a campaign promise to ban the labor practice of “endo,” administration officials said. The statement came a few days after Palace spokesman Harry Roque Jr. s
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Duterte leaves ‘endo’ promise up to Congress

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte is no longer keen on issuing an executive order (EO) to fulfill a campaign promise to ban the labor practice of “endo,” administration officials said. The statement came a few days after Palace spokesman Harry Roque Jr. said the EO addressing endo would be signed by Duterte on or before May 1, [...] The post Duterte leaves ‘endo’ promise up to Congress appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

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