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  • Philippine economic growth slows to three-year low

    Philippine economic growth slows to three-year low

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    Philippine economic growth slows to three-year low

    Philippine economic growth in the first quarter slowed to a three-year low of 5.2 percent, well below forecasts, due to lethargic government spending and weak exports, officials said Thursday. "While growth in the private sector remains robust, the slower than programmed pace of public spending, particularly the decline in public construction, has slowed down the overall growth of the economy," Economic Planning Secretary Arsenio Balisacan told reporters. "Exports were the other source of the …

  • US affirms 'ironclad' promise to defend Philippines

    US affirms 'ironclad' promise to defend Philippines

    AFP News
    US affirms 'ironclad' promise to defend Philippines

    US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter told his Philippine counterpart on Wednesday that Washington's pledge to defend the Pacific nation remains "ironclad" and called for an end to land reclamation in the South China Sea, officials said. In talks in Hawaii with Voltaire Gazmin, Philippine secretary of national defense, the Pentagon chief "reaffirmed" the strong ties between the two countries and discussed territorial disputes in the contested waters of the South China Sea, where Beijing has been …

  • Philippine, Vietnam troops play sports on disputed island

    Philippine, Vietnam troops play sports on disputed island

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    Philippine, Vietnam troops play sports on disputed island

    Filipino and Vietnamese troops played football and tug-of-war on a disputed South China Sea island on Wednesday, officials said, closing ranks as their rival China ramps up construction of artificial islands. The games took place on Philippine-held Northeast Cay, just 2.7 kilometres (1.7 miles) from Southwest Cay which is controlled by Vietnam, where a similar contest was held last year. "It was a navy-to-navy confidence-building engagement," Vice Admiral Alexander Lopez, the Philippine …

  • Vermont company in dispute with Facebook over name

    Associated Press

    A Vermont upstart is disputing Facebook's claim that their name infringes on the social media giants trademark. WPTZ-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1SFR0eR) Designbook LLC has received hundreds of pages of ... …

  • UN nuke agency to issue report showing Iran probe stalled

    Associated Press

    VIENNA (AP) — Amid accelerated international efforts to reach a nuclear deal with Iran, the U.N. atomic agency on Friday reported that work on a key element — an assessment of allegations that Tehran worked on atomic arms — remains essentially stalled. …

Yes to RH Law

Ako hindi, pabor ako jan sa RH basta't mabigayan ng freedom of choice ang family for their own good kaya lang they must be properly informed.
Yes to divorce

I belive in the saying that what God joined together let no man put asunder. Tama sana yan pero we already violated that ano eh because we passed the annulment law. Diba eh ang annulment is just like divorce? Eh ganun din yun paghihiwalayin mo rin yun and that’s a long process compoared to divorce.

Divorce is much better it's not a welcome--not a happy--resolution of the case but it's better to end a bad marriage than to prolong the agony of a miserable marital union.
No to same-sex marriage

Ay no-no satin kasi talagang predominantly Catholic. We follow the teachings of the Catholic Church. Hindi talaga pwede yang same-sex marriage. It’s not in consonance with our norms ideals, beliefs of the Catholic Church. Ultimately you cannot it will boil down to morality instead of individual rights.

No to death penalty

Ako no to death penalty for simple reason na kapag yung nasentensyahan ng death e innocent later on di mo na mababalik ang buhay niya at saka para sakin ang sarap ng buhay niya pagkatapos niyang magkasala papasayahin mo kasi din siya... Kailangan magdusa muna sya
The only good thing about death penalty na sinasabi nila na nadedecongest yung jails and also to prove the sincerity of the government to bring justice to the victims.

On territorial row with china

Dalawa lang ang pagpipilian natin. Either to give it up or die for it. Kasi kung tinatayuan na ng structures yan atin iyan papanoorin mo lang? Di mo papadalhan ng  batas natin mga forces natin to drive them out dahil takot tayo eh wag ka nang lumaban. Give up mo na lang ganun ang mangyayari dun pero kung talagang atin yun talagang ipaglaban mo yan kahit mamatay atin yan eh.

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  • High spirits battle: Asia tycoons vie for cognac maker Louis Royer

    * Louis Royer valued at about $150 mln - sources * Suntory selling cognac maker as part of portfolio reshuffle * Asia cognac demand seen rising 13 pct in 2015-19 -Euromonitor By Denny Thomas and Khettiya Jittapong HONG KONG/BANGKOK, May 30 (Reuters) - Thai billionaire Charoen Sirivadhanabhakdi is considering buying cognac maker Louis Royer, people familiar with the matter said, potentially locking horns with a Philippine tycoon for the French firm amid a forecast rebound in Asian demand for …

  • OIC asked to complete review of peace pact with MNLF
    OIC asked to complete review of peace pact with MNLF

    The Philippine government is asking the 57-nation Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to finally complete the tripartite review process of the implementation of the 1996 peace agreement with the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF). The review – snagged  for several years as government had its hands full with the peace process with rival faction Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) – tackles how the 1996 peace pact with the MNLF has been implemented and centers on the three remaining …

  • Alleged Binay dummies appear in Senate probe
    Alleged Binay dummies appear in Senate probe

    Eight of the resource persons ordered arrested by the Senate finally attended the 21st public hearing of the Senate Blue Ribbon subcommittee into the alleged anomalies involving Vice President Jejomar Binay, but the proceedings turned out to be a review of matters previously presented. For over three hours, the subcommittee heard presentations regarding the alleged hidden assets of Binay and the issue regarding the supposed P200 million in kickbacks he received from a deal between the Boy …

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