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A lawmaker opposed a bill on Tuesday seeking to impose a 5% franchise tax on Philippine Offshore Gaming Operations as well as another 25% tax on POGO employees. Speaking to ANC’s Headstart, Albay 2nd District Rep. Joey Salceda, author of House Bill 5267, identified POGOs as ‘ exported jueteng ‘ with kabos (bet collector supervisors) located in the region. It’s jueteng exported. Ano ba ang problem? So nandito ‘ yung

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In a knife attack on Wednesday, a firebrand pro-Beijing politician in Hong Kong was wounded, the latest tit-for-tat political violence to break out in a city filled with months of pro-democracy protests. A man holding a bouquet of flowers approached Junius Ho on Wednesday morning as the politician was campaigning in his constituency of Tuen Mun, a town near the border with China, with party members. He gave the flowers

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The Communist Party elite of China kicked off a crucial meeting on Monday in Beijing as the country’s leadership faces pro-democracy demonstrations in Hong Kong, a protracted trade war, and a slowing economy. The Central Committee of the Party’s Fourth Plenum is a closed-door gathering of high-ranking officials that examines the vision of the nation and its future direction. President Xi Jinping delivered a work statement on behalf of the

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China’s Hong Kong affairs department condemned what it called “near-terrorist acts” at Hong Kong airport and reiterated support for local authorities to heavily punish those involved in the Chinese-controlled town in the midst of an escalating crisis. In a declaration published on Wednesday, the Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office also highly condemned assaults by what it said were violent demonstrators against a reporter from China’s Global Times newspaper and

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Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said Tuesday that it could take a long time for the city to recover from riots that swept the Asian financial hub and that it would be accountable for rebuilding its economy “after the easing of violence.”   Her remarks accompanied severe developments over the previous week in the increasing crisis. Beijing said the protests had started showing “terrorism sprouts” on Monday, and the airport

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A pro-democracy protester wearing heat-proof gloves and carrying a traffic cone sprints from the crowd to put it out as a tear gas canister clatters on a road in Hong Kong. Police have stepped up their use of the crowd control measure as two months of rallies in the global financial hub have become increasingly violent, peaking with 800 rounds fired on Monday in what protesters call a “tear gas

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Star Cinema’s “Hello, Love, Goodbye” is off to a huge beginning with grossed P34 million on its opening day. The film, top-billed by Kathryn Bernardo and Alden Richards ‘ first ever team-up, focuses on the love tale of 2 foreign Filipino employees in Hong Kong. Directed by Cathy Garcia-Molina and written by Carmi Raymundo, “Hello, Love, Goodbye” opened 350 cinemas nationwide on Wednesday. The film nearly broke the P35-million opening

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Belligerent protesters strained to break into the Hong Kong legislature Monday as a crowd of thousands were marching in that direction on the 22nd anniversary of the former British colony’s return to China. Through a crowd of a hundred or so people around them, a small group of people continually struck a cargo cart and poles into a glass panel. After they managed to get the cart wedged into the

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Chinese military will be given prime Hong Kong waterfront land on Saturday, even as the city is busied by anti-Beijing protests and just days before the anniversary of its return to China. Massive rallies have shaken the semi-autonomous territory this month, with demonstrators calling for the withdrawal of a bill that would allow extraditions to the Chinese mainland. Further pro-democracy protests are expected in the coming days, as residents mark

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MANILA – Former Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert Del Rosario on Sunday proclaimed the Philippines was disrespected when Hong Kong authorities deported him despite his diplomatic passport. Del Rosario, a staunch critic of Chinese incursions in the West Philippine Sea, was denied entry to the special administrative territory of China on Friday and sent back to Manila. The country’s former top diplomat said that since his passport carries the seal of