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Fil-Ams may not know risks of living in New Jersey coastal areas

NEW YORK -- Jersey City, New Jersey is where IBM engineer Virginia Mayo Policarpio came of age. She, her husband, and their three children live in a gated community called Society Hill, not far from where she and her parents once lived as new immigrants. L
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Fil-Ams may not know risks of living in New Jersey coastal areas

NEW YORK -- Jersey City, New Jersey is where IBM engineer Virginia Mayo Policarpio came of age. She, her husband, and their three children live in a gated community called Society Hill, not far from where she and her parents once lived as new immigrants. Like Policarpio, Jenny Castaneda is very happy living in Jersey City. Home is a two-family residence in The Heights, an elevated district, with a garden that grows persimmons in the fall and blooms five colors of lilies in summer. She lives with her mother and her now college-age son. When informed that Jersey City is one of the coastal cities that face the risk of serious flooding from climate change, both women reacted with s...Keep on reading: Fil-Ams may not know risks of living in New Jersey coastal areas

Over P500-M worth of suspected shabu seized at Pasay condo

The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) raided a condominium unit in Pasay City that is allegedly used as a shabu laboratory, James Agustin reported on Saksi.
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Over P500-M worth of suspected shabu seized at Pasay condo

The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) raided a condominium unit in Pasay City that is allegedly used as a shabu laboratory, James Agustin reported on Saksi.

Trump criticizes Iran as ‘corrupt dictatorship’ in UN speech

US President Donald Trump criticized Iran on Tuesday as a «corrupt dictatorship» that is plundering the Iranian people to pay for aggression abroad, using his speech to the United Nations General Assembly to lay down a tough message for Tehran.
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Trump criticizes Iran as ‘corrupt dictatorship’ in UN speech

US President Donald Trump criticized Iran on Tuesday as a «corrupt dictatorship» that is plundering the Iranian people to pay for aggression abroad, using his speech to the United Nations General Assembly to lay down a tough message for Tehran.

Jackpot prize sa Ultra lotto 6/58, umabot na sa mahigit P734-M

Malapit nang mahigitan ng Ultra lotto 6/58 ang pinakamalaking papremyo na tinamaan sa lotto na mahigit P741 milyon noong 2010.
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Jackpot prize sa Ultra lotto 6/58, umabot na sa mahigit P734-M

Malapit nang mahigitan ng Ultra lotto 6/58 ang pinakamalaking papremyo na tinamaan sa lotto na mahigit P741 milyon noong 2010.

Peso sinks to new 12-year low

The Philippine peso softened for the second consecutive trading day on Tuesday to carve a news 12-year low as trade tensions between China and the United States continued to intensify.  
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Peso sinks to new 12-year low

The Philippine peso softened for the second consecutive trading day on Tuesday to carve a news 12-year low as trade tensions between China and the United States continued to intensify.  

Fisherfolk call for easing restrictions on fish pens

The Bangus Industry Stakeholders and Dealers Alliance has called for easing  restrictions on fish pens in Laguna to increase the supply and lower prices of milkfish (bangus) in the country.  
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Fisherfolk call for easing restrictions on fish pens

The Bangus Industry Stakeholders and Dealers Alliance has called for easing  restrictions on fish pens in Laguna to increase the supply and lower prices of milkfish (bangus) in the country.  

Minimum wage in NCR to increase by at least P20 in October -- DOLE

There could be a slight hike in the minimum daily wage in Metro Manila next month, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) said Tuesday.
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Minimum wage in NCR to increase by at least P20 in October -- DOLE

There could be a slight hike in the minimum daily wage in Metro Manila next month, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) said Tuesday.

In fight vs ‘devil’, Trillanes hopes for ‘miracle’ in coup d’état case

Up against a «devil,» opposition Senator Antonio Trillanes IV now only hopes for a «miracle» as he awaits the ruling of another court in Makati on the non-bailable coup d'tat charges against him.   «Milagro ang hinahan
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In fight vs ‘devil’, Trillanes hopes for ‘miracle’ in coup d’état case

Up against a «devil,» opposition Senator Antonio Trillanes IV now only hopes for a «miracle» as he awaits the ruling of another court in Makati on the non-bailable coup d'tat charges against him.   «Milagro ang hinahantay natin from Branch 148. Kumbaga slightly more hopeful but we have to expect for the worst,» Trillanes said at a press briefing at the Senate late Tuesday afternoon.   The senator was granted temporary liberty by Makati Regional Trial Court Branch 150 after posting bail for the rebellion case filed against him in connection with the 2007 Manila Peninsula siege.   READ: Trillanes secures temporary freedom after posting bail   But...Keep on reading: In fight vs ‘devil’, Trillanes hopes for ‘miracle’ in coup d’état case

Makati Court revives Trillanes’ rebellion case

The Makati City Regional Trial Court Branch 150 will resume its trial of the rebellion case against Senator Antonio Trillanes IV that it has dismissed seven years ago. «This court found the granted amnesty to former Lieutenant Senior Grade [now Senat
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Makati Court revives Trillanes’ rebellion case

The Makati City Regional Trial Court Branch 150 will resume its trial of the rebellion case against Senator Antonio Trillanes IV that it has dismissed seven years ago. «This court found the granted amnesty to former Lieutenant Senior Grade [now Senator] Antonio Trillanes IV. This court found the existence of factual and legal basis for the issuance of said proclamation by President Duterte,» the court said in the order issued by Judge Elmo Alameda. «With the revocation of the amnesty to Sen. Trillanes, the resulting consequence is that the Order issued on September 7, 2011 dismissing the case of rebellion becomes void ab initio,» the court further stated. Proclamation 572 issued...Keep on reading: Makati Court revives Trillanes’ rebellion case

Pangilinan tags order to arrest Trillanes as ‘harassment’

Although he respects the arrest order issued on Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV, Sen. Francis Pangilinan disagrees with it, saying it was a way of harassing a critic of the Duterte administration. «Maliwanag na panggigipit ito ng administrasyon sa isang kr
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Pangilinan tags order to arrest Trillanes as ‘harassment’

Although he respects the arrest order issued on Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV, Sen. Francis Pangilinan disagrees with it, saying it was a way of harassing a critic of the Duterte administration. «Maliwanag na panggigipit ito ng administrasyon sa isang kritiko nito,» Pangilinan said in a statement on Tuesday. [It's clear that this is an act of the administration to harass one of its critics.] Earlier in the day, Judge Elmo Alameda of Branch 150 of the Makati City Regional Trial Court ordered the arrest of Trillanes in relation with his involvement in the 2007 Manila Peninsula siege. Alameda issued the order three weeks after President Rodrigo Duterte issued Proclamation No. 57...Keep on reading: Pangilinan tags order to arrest Trillanes as ‘harassment’

Pope acknowledges abuse scandals outrage, drive people away

    TALLINN, Estonia --- Pope Francis acknowledged Tuesday that the sex abuse scandals rocking the Catholic Church have outraged the faithful and are driving them away, and said the church must change its ways if it wants to keep future ge
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Pope acknowledges abuse scandals outrage, drive people away

    TALLINN, Estonia --- Pope Francis acknowledged Tuesday that the sex abuse scandals rocking the Catholic Church have outraged the faithful and are driving them away, and said the church must change its ways if it wants to keep future generations.   The Pope referred directly to the crisis convulsing his papacy on the fourth and final day of his Baltic pilgrimage, which coincided with the release of a devastating new report into decades of sex abuse and cover-up in Germany.   Pope Francis told a gathering of young people in Estonia -- considered one of the least religious countries in the world -- that he knew many young people felt the church ...Keep on reading: Pope acknowledges abuse scandals outrage, drive people away

LOOK: Girl Bowser, a fan creation, becomes newest internet darling

Artists, gamers, and Twitter users have been busy spreading word of their newest darling in the form of a female Bowser, also known as «Bowsette.» Bowser, or King Koopa in Japanese, is the main antagonist in Nintendo's «Super Mario»
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LOOK: Girl Bowser, a fan creation, becomes newest internet darling

Artists, gamers, and Twitter users have been busy spreading word of their newest darling in the form of a female Bowser, also known as «Bowsette.» Bowser, or King Koopa in Japanese, is the main antagonist in Nintendo's «Super Mario» game series. However, the spiky-shelled villain received a lot of attention lately thanks to the new Super Crown feature from the upcoming Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe for the Nintendo Switch. Due to the creative interpretation of artist and Twitter user haniwa (@ayyk92), Bowsette, also known as «Princess Koopa» by the Japanese, was born. Haniwa tweeted this four-panel comic on Sept. 20 and has since inspired a number of adaptations. The Super Cro...Keep on reading: LOOK: Girl Bowser, a fan creation, becomes newest internet darling

Additional 750,000 MT rice imports to lower prices -- NFA spox

The additional rice importation of a total of 750,000 metric tons to arrive at the end of the year is aimed to flood the market with cheaper variety and eventually lower prices of commercial rice, the National Food Authority (NFA) said Tuesday.  
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Additional 750,000 MT rice imports to lower prices -- NFA spox

The additional rice importation of a total of 750,000 metric tons to arrive at the end of the year is aimed to flood the market with cheaper variety and eventually lower prices of commercial rice, the National Food Authority (NFA) said Tuesday.  

PSEi drops 1.37% on concerns about soaring inflation

Share prices on the Philippine Stock Exchange closed in the red on Tuesday as investors booked profits amid expectations of faster inflation in September
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PSEi drops 1.37% on concerns about soaring inflation

Share prices on the Philippine Stock Exchange closed in the red on Tuesday as investors booked profits amid expectations of faster inflation in September

Rice crop damage from Ompong a small part of total harvest --SINAG

There is enough rice supply to cover the damage inflicted on crops by Supertyphoon Ompong, according to the Samahang Industriya ng Agrikultura.  
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Rice crop damage from Ompong a small part of total harvest --SINAG

There is enough rice supply to cover the damage inflicted on crops by Supertyphoon Ompong, according to the Samahang Industriya ng Agrikultura.  

Trillanes submits to booking process by Makati PNP

Senator Antonio Trillanes IV willingly submitted to the booking process by the Makati PNP following his arrest on charges of rebellion weeks after President Rodrigo Duterte cancelled the amnesty he was given seven years ago.  
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Trillanes submits to booking process by Makati PNP

Senator Antonio Trillanes IV willingly submitted to the booking process by the Makati PNP following his arrest on charges of rebellion weeks after President Rodrigo Duterte cancelled the amnesty he was given seven years ago.  

Dating palaboy na tumira sa kulungan ng baboy, nagsikap hanggang umasenso

Laki sa hirap si Angelito at naging palaboy. Pero nagsikap siya sa buhay at kung anu-anong trabaho ang pinasok para matustusan ang mga pangangailangan para mabuhay.
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Dating palaboy na tumira sa kulungan ng baboy, nagsikap hanggang umasenso

Laki sa hirap si Angelito at naging palaboy. Pero nagsikap siya sa buhay at kung anu-anong trabaho ang pinasok para matustusan ang mga pangangailangan para mabuhay.

Trillanes posts P200-k bail at Makati RTC

Senator Antonio Trillanes on Tuesday afternoon posted bail at the Makati Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 150 following his arrest in connection with the cancellation of his amnesty.
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Trillanes posts P200-k bail at Makati RTC

Senator Antonio Trillanes on Tuesday afternoon posted bail at the Makati Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 150 following his arrest in connection with the cancellation of his amnesty.

PHL wholesale prices up 9.0% in July, from 2.7% a year earlier

Wholesale prices of commodities in the country grew by 9.0 percent in July, data released by the Philippine Statistics Authority on Tuesday showed.  
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PHL wholesale prices up 9.0% in July, from 2.7% a year earlier

Wholesale prices of commodities in the country grew by 9.0 percent in July, data released by the Philippine Statistics Authority on Tuesday showed.  

Airbus Defence banks on AFP modernization grow business in the Philippines

Airbus Defence and Space, the military aircraft unit of Airbus, is banking on the Armed Forces of the Philippines modernization program to grow its business in the country.  
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Airbus Defence banks on AFP modernization grow business in the Philippines

Airbus Defence and Space, the military aircraft unit of Airbus, is banking on the Armed Forces of the Philippines modernization program to grow its business in the country.  

UPDATE: Court orders Trillanes arrest

THE Makati Regional Trial Court (RTC) on Tuesday ordered the arrest of Sen. Antonio Trillanes 4th. Makati RTC Judge Elmo Alameda of Branch 150 said he granted the Department of Justice’s request for the issuance of a hold departure order and warrant of arre
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UPDATE: Court orders Trillanes arrest

THE Makati Regional Trial Court (RTC) on Tuesday ordered the arrest of Sen. Antonio Trillanes 4th. Makati RTC Judge Elmo Alameda of Branch 150 said he granted the Department of Justice’s request for the issuance of a hold departure order and warrant of arrest against Trillanes whose amnesty was revoked by President Rodrigo Duterte via [...] The post UPDATE: Court orders Trillanes arrest appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

Filipino gang demands P52.6 million ransom for Indonesian fishers

KOTA KINABALU --- The kidnap-for-ransom group from the Philippines believed to be behind the abduction of two Indonesian fishermen two weeks ago have demanded a ransom of RM4 million (P52.6 million) for their release. Sabah Police Commissioner Datuk Omar M
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Filipino gang demands P52.6 million ransom for Indonesian fishers

KOTA KINABALU --- The kidnap-for-ransom group from the Philippines believed to be behind the abduction of two Indonesian fishermen two weeks ago have demanded a ransom of RM4 million (P52.6 million) for their release. Sabah Police Commissioner Datuk Omar Mammah said the family of one of the victims received a call from one of the captors at about 10:24 am on Sept. 18, to arrange for payment in order to secure their freedom. «The wife of one of the victims, who is in Sulawesi, Indonesia, received the call from the Philippines. »No deadline has been set so far (for the payment). Omar said police had received plenty of reliable information from fishermen who had seen pump boats ...Keep on reading: Filipino gang demands P52.6 million ransom for Indonesian fishers

Sotto wants to lower age of criminal liability to 13

Senate President Vicente Sotto III is seeking to lower the criminal liability of minors to 13 years old, noting that syndicates continue to exploit minors in crimes and in the illegal drug trade. Sotto filed Senate Bill 2026 which aims to amend the Republi
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Sotto wants to lower age of criminal liability to 13

Senate President Vicente Sotto III is seeking to lower the criminal liability of minors to 13 years old, noting that syndicates continue to exploit minors in crimes and in the illegal drug trade. Sotto filed Senate Bill 2026 which aims to amend the Republic Act No. 9344 or the Juvenile Justice and Welfare Act of 2006 exempting children 15 years old and below from being jailed. «Not only was the law abused by criminals but the innocence of these youngsters were deliberately taken from them,» he said in a statement on Tuesday. According to Sotto, the existing age ceiling is too high compared to international standards and calls for a lower age of criminal liability. "The af...Keep on reading: Sotto wants to lower age of criminal liability to 13

‘Paeng’ slows down; Northern Luzon to experience rain by Friday

  Typhoon «Paeng» (international name: Trami) continued to slow down midday Tuesday, while moving west northwest, the state weather bureau said.   Paeng was spotted 720 kilometers east of Basco, Batanes, according to the Philipp
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‘Paeng’ slows down; Northern Luzon to experience rain by Friday

  Typhoon «Paeng» (international name: Trami) continued to slow down midday Tuesday, while moving west northwest, the state weather bureau said.   Paeng was spotted 720 kilometers east of Basco, Batanes, according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa), and packing maximum sustained winds of 200 kilometers per hour (kph) near the center and gusts of up to 245 kph,   Northern Luzon will experience light to moderate rain starting Friday, Pagasa said.   However, the western section of the country will have light to moderate rain on Wednesday.   Pagasa earlier said that while Paeng i...Keep on reading: ‘Paeng’ slows down; Northern Luzon to experience rain by Friday

Malacañang not affected by drop in Duterte’s approval, trust ratings

  Malacaang on Tuesday said it is not affected by the double-digit drop in President Rodrigo Duterte's approval and trust ratings in the September 2018 survey of Pulse Asia. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque even noted that the President's scor
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Malacañang not affected by drop in Duterte’s approval, trust ratings

  Malacaang on Tuesday said it is not affected by the double-digit drop in President Rodrigo Duterte's approval and trust ratings in the September 2018 survey of Pulse Asia. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque even noted that the President's score remains the highest among top government officials. «The President rules because it's his Constitutional duty, he doesn't rule for survey results. Maraming beses na po n'yang sinabi 'yan,» Roque said in a press briefing. «We take note of the survey results but we're not affected by it, because ang Presidente naman will do his best to discharge his duties as President and Commander-in-Chief,» he added. The survey, conducted...Keep on reading: Malacañang not affected by drop in Duterte’s approval, trust ratings

Instagram co-founders resign from social media company

SAN FRANCISCO --- The co-founders of Instagram are resigning their positions with the social media company without explanation. Chief Executive Kevin Systrom said in a statement late Monday that he and Mike Krieger, Instagram's chief technical officer, pla
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Instagram co-founders resign from social media company

SAN FRANCISCO --- The co-founders of Instagram are resigning their positions with the social media company without explanation. Chief Executive Kevin Systrom said in a statement late Monday that he and Mike Krieger, Instagram's chief technical officer, plan to leave the company in the next few weeks and take time off «to explore our curiosity and creativity again.» «Mike and I are grateful for the last eight years at Instagram and six years with the Facebook team,» Systrom said. «We've grown from 13 people to over a thousand with offices around the world, all while building products used and loved by a community of over one billion. We're now ready for our next chapter.» "Bu...Keep on reading: Instagram co-founders resign from social media company

Spurs turning page from season of Kawhi Leonard drama

The San Antonio Spurs are opening training camp on Monday and one thing was clear. The players are happy the Kawhi Leonard drama is in the past.
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Spurs turning page from season of Kawhi Leonard drama

The San Antonio Spurs are opening training camp on Monday and one thing was clear. The players are happy the Kawhi Leonard drama is in the past.

Pelicans’ Davis: Agent change about being ‘dominant’

Yes, New Orleans Pelicans superstar Anthony Davis changed agents, but no, the timing has nothing to do with him being eligible next season for a five-year, super-max contract extension, he says.
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Pelicans’ Davis: Agent change about being ‘dominant’

Yes, New Orleans Pelicans superstar Anthony Davis changed agents, but no, the timing has nothing to do with him being eligible next season for a five-year, super-max contract extension, he says.

It’s official: House committee junks impeach raps vs 7 SC justices

THE Committee on Justice of the House of Representatives on Tuesday formally dismissed the impeachment complaint filed against seven Supreme Court justices who voted to oust then chief justice Maria Lourdes Sereno via quo warranto. Voting 22-0, the pane
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It’s official: House committee junks impeach raps vs 7 SC justices

THE Committee on Justice of the House of Representatives on Tuesday formally dismissed the impeachment complaint filed against seven Supreme Court justices who voted to oust then chief justice Maria Lourdes Sereno via quo warranto. Voting 22-0, the panel approved its report and resolution on the dismissal of the consolidated complaints filed by Albay Rep. Edcel Lagman, Ifugao Rep. Teddy Baguilat, [...] The post It’s official: House committee junks impeach raps vs 7 SC justices appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

4 justices of Court of Appeals on shortlist of candidates for SC

FOUR justices of the Court of Appeals comprise the shortlist of candidates for associate justice at the Supreme Court, according to sources at the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC). Manuel Barrios, Apolinario Bruselas, Rosmari Carandang and Japar Dimaampao are v
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4 justices of Court of Appeals on shortlist of candidates for SC

FOUR justices of the Court of Appeals comprise the shortlist of candidates for associate justice at the Supreme Court, according to sources at the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC). Manuel Barrios, Apolinario Bruselas, Rosmari Carandang and Japar Dimaampao are vying for the position that Samuel Martires vacated when he retired early this year. President Rodrigo [...] The post 4 justices of Court of Appeals on shortlist of candidates for SC appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

Duterte certifies Security of Tenure Bill as urgent

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte certified as urgent the Security of Tenure Bill in a bid to give more job security to Filipino workers by prohibiting the practice of contractualization and labor-only contracting, Malacanang said on Tuesday. In a press conference, P
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Duterte certifies Security of Tenure Bill as urgent

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte certified as urgent the Security of Tenure Bill in a bid to give more job security to Filipino workers by prohibiting the practice of contractualization and labor-only contracting, Malacanang said on Tuesday. In a press conference, Palace spokesman Harry Roque Jr. confirmed that Duterte wrote a letter to Senate President Vicente Sotto [...] The post Duterte certifies Security of Tenure Bill as urgent appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

Stocks pressured as US-China trade fight revives growth fears; oil elevated

Asian stocks struggled on Tuesday as the latest round of US-China tariffs revived fears the trade dispute would knock global growth, while crude oil was elevated near four-year highs after Saudi Arabia and Russia ruled out immediate production increases.
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Stocks pressured as US-China trade fight revives growth fears; oil elevated

Asian stocks struggled on Tuesday as the latest round of US-China tariffs revived fears the trade dispute would knock global growth, while crude oil was elevated near four-year highs after Saudi Arabia and Russia ruled out immediate production increases.

Duterte has certified Security of Tenure Bill as urgent --Villanueva

President Rodrigo Duterte has certified as urgent the bill seeking to eliminate the practice of “endo” by employers and guarantee security of tenure of workers, Senator Joel Villanueva said Tuesday.
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Duterte has certified Security of Tenure Bill as urgent --Villanueva

President Rodrigo Duterte has certified as urgent the bill seeking to eliminate the practice of “endo” by employers and guarantee security of tenure of workers, Senator Joel Villanueva said Tuesday.

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