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MANILA, Philippines – Billionaire Tycoon Dennis Uy, a campaign supporter of President Rodrigo Duterte, has denied speculations that his holding company Udenna Corporation has plans to acquire ABS-CBN Corporation. Dennis Uy said that the company has no plans on venturing into broadcasting as of the moment. “Let me be clear once and for all and say that we, in Udenna Corporation, have no intention to acquire ABS-CBN.” “Being in the

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President Rodrigo Duterte returned to Manila on Monday after spending the weekend in Davao City, in the midst of government plans for a potential dangerous eruption of Taal Volcano in Batangas. Senator Christopher “Bong” Go, who accompanied the President during the flight, said they were the first to land at Manila airport suspending arrivals and departures due to security concerns following Taal’s Sunday ash explosion. Panelo said that Duterte had

President Rodrigo Duterte

President Rodrigo Duterte has directed several members of the Cabinet to implement plans to repatriate Filipinos in the Middle East in the midst of the escalating conflict between Iran and the United States, Malacañang said Tuesday. Advertisement Duterte gave the order at Monday’s 45th Cabinet meeting in Malacañang, where he reiterated his concern for the security of the Middle Eastern Filipinos. The Committee is made up of Secretary of Defense

President Rodrigo Duterte

President Rodrigo Duterte urged the Filipinos on Monday to emulate Dr. Jose Rizal and fight “apathy and division,” as the nation celebrated the 123rd anniversary of his death. Announcement “Let’s keep the embers of nationalism alive as we bravely face the challenges of apathy and divisiveness, and triumph over them just as Rizal did more than 120 years ago,” Duterte said in his Rizal Day message. Duterte said that Rizal’s

foreign investors

The Duterte administration is looking for foreign investors who care about social responsibility, Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra said on the heels of Vice President Leni Robredo’s statement that the study of water concession deals by the government could scare off foreign investors. Robredo called for a careful review of the government’s concession deals with Maynilad and Manila Water on Sunday to protect the economy from “collateral damage.” The Vice President

National Budget

Once again, Senator Panfilo Lacson said that the Senate will remind President Rodrigo Duterte about the dubious insertions in the proposed P4.1 trillion national budget for 2020. Lacson revealed earlier that at least 1,253 budget items worth P83,219 billion were apparently used as the “source” of congressmen’s “list” of 742 projects worth P16,345 billion that were inserted into the report of the bicameral conference committee signed by the Senate and

President Rodrigo Duterte

The threat of President Rodrigo Duterte charging water concessionaires with “economic sabotage” may well be a comment and nothing more, as Philippine laws have no such offense, a law expert said Thursday. Rowena Daroy Morales, professor of law at the University of the Philippines, said that her attempts to update our laws made no difference. President Rodrigo Duterte fumed mad in a speech in Malacañang when he learned that the

President Rodrigo Duterte

President Rodrigo Duterte said he could order rice tariff increases to help local farmers cope with dropping staple grain prices. “I can always order the higher tariffs if necessary. I’ll only balance it,” he said in an exclusive interview with ABS-CBN News ‘ Ted Failon. Local rice growers have protested that the current tariff-based regime for staple grain imports has caused prices to fall, hurting their profits. Last year, the

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President Rodrigo Duterte personally honored the six soldiers of the army killed in a clash with rebels of the New People’s Army in Borongan, Eastern Samar. At Camp General Vicente Lukban in Catbalogan City, they were given the Order of Lapu-Lapu, Class of Kalasag, posthumously. Rex Jadulco, Sergeant Ronaldo Go, Sergeant Limar Banug, Corporal Junmar Buranday, Corporal Kent Lloyd Agullo, and Private First Class Charlie del Rosario named the soldiers

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The Pasig River Rehabilitation Commission (PRRC) was abolished by President Rodrigo Duterte, according to a document released on Thursday by Malacañang. Signed on November 8, Executive Order 93 directed the PRRC’s “dis-establishment” and transfer to other agencies of the body’s tasks. Under the EO, the Manila Bay Task Force will now be responsible for the overall implementation of the Pasig River Master Plan for Rehabilitation, which aims to exploit the