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DMW deploys mission to Kuwait as OFW Ranara’s body is flown home

AS the clamor for another deployment ban of Filipino domestic workers to Kuwait  grew, Migrant Workers Secretary Susan Ople ordered the deployment of a fact-finding...

Defenders of the sky

FOR the first time in its 76-year history, the Philippine Air Force (PAF) can now field its South Korean-made FA-50PH light jet fighters and...

Church helps mining community evolve in dark, warming Arctic

LONGYEARBYEN, Norway—The warm glow of Svalbard Kirke’s lights gleams on the mountain slope from where the church stands over this remote Norwegian Arctic village,...

Philippines greenlights LNG project as domestic reserves shrink

The Philippines has approved a plan to build a small-scale liquefied natural gas terminal, adding to six ongoing projects that are expected to boost...

Doctors, healers at ‘Ground Zero’

Editor’s Note: When the infamous Marawi Siege—a dark chapter that one prays will never be repeated—happened in 2017, one of the major responders to...

Perils escalate for PHL economy after best growth in half a century

The Philippines just notched its fastest economic growth since disco music was rattling the airwaves and Gerald Ford was US president. Sustaining that pace...

Law eyed for ‘automatic’ resignation of incumbents running for reelection

Senators were asked to pass an enabling law mandating “automatic” resignation of incumbent officials running for election to other positions in their mid-term. Once...

Moro leader: BARMM heading towards right direction on fourth Charter day

DAVAO CITY—The Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) is “heading towards the right direction,” its chief minister and Moro Islamic Liberation Front Chairman...

DepEd joins International Holocaust Remembrance Day, cites essence of cultivating value of social justice

The Department of Education (DepEd) underscored the importance of the culture of social justice and diversity during the International Holocaust Remembrance Day ceremony on...

ILO-HLTM backs proposal for creation of Palace body on workers’ rights

The International Labour Organization-High Level Tripartite Mission (ILO-HLTM) has adopted the proposal of local labor groups for the creation of a new Palace body...

Excellent health programs top draw for BPO jobseekers, Sitel study shows

Excellent health programs are the top draw for people considering a career in the BPO industry, a recent study conducted by Sitel Philippines revealed....

P5.6-B aqueduct to ensure adequate water supply in East Zone inaugurated

Manila Water held the ceremonial commissioning of the Novaliches-Balara Aqueduct 4 (NBAQ4) in Quezon City. The new aqueduct, which will convey up to 1,000...

SC upholds constitutionality of TRAIN law, nixes no-quorum House vote claim

THE Supreme Court has affirmed the constitutionality of Republic Act  10963, or the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion Act (TRAIN Act), which amended...

Tommy Paul’s Australian run helps make US men relevant again

MELBOURNE, Australia—Tommy Paul was too little at the time to remember watching Andy Roddick win the 2003 US Open, the last Grand Slam singles title...

International judges reopen Philippines ‘war on drugs’ investigation

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — International Criminal Court judges on Thursday cleared the way for the court’s prosecution office to resume its investigation into...

7.6% growth fastest, but incomes still low

THE Philippine economy may have breached P20 trillion for the first time, but per capita incomes of Filipinos are not yet back to what...

Trade gap widens 38%; exports, imports grow slower

THE country’s lackluster external trade performance in December 2022 left exports and imports posting slower full-year growth compared to last year, according to data...

Palace touts ‘economic stewardship’ for growth

MALACAÑANG on Thursday attributed the 7.6 percent full-year economic growth last year to President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr.’s “economic stewardship.” In a statement, the...
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