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Filipino dies holding breath underwater to break record

What could have been a happy family outing ended up in tragedy after a man drowned in a dare to hold their breath underwater. The police identified the victim as Vincent  Patalinghug, 27.  The incident happened in a private beach in Sibonga, Cebu during the feast day...

P4 million worth of marijuana plants uprooted by PDEA in Cebu

At least P4.4 million worth of marijuana were uprooted in a far-flung area in the town of Balamban, Cebu on Wednesday June 26. The Philippine Drugs Enforcement Agency (PDEA-7), together with PNP and AFP, raided an area in Barangay Gaas, Balamban where they uprooted...

China likely to resist priority hiring of Filipinos for local projects, says NEDA

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May. 23, 19 | 2:28 pm

The National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) said China will likely be more in defiance of predominantly hiring Filipinos for the local projects it has funded, in light of a pending bill calling for priority hiring of Filipinos.

“China will probably negotiate and bargain hard,” Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia was quoted in a BusinessWorld article published Thursday.

“They (China) are probably going to be more resistant to it,” he added.

Senate Bill No. 2223, crafted by the NEDA and sponsored by Senator Sherwin Gatchalian, aims to mandate foreign bidders or contract awardees funded by official development assistance to hire Filipino workers for manual, technical and other labor.

“Ordinary Filipino workers are deprived of the opportunity to work and partake in the benefits of the loans that Filipino taxpayers will be paying for,” Gatchalian said.

The lawmaker said he hopes the bill could be passed before the end of the 17th Congress.

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Biggest PH Independence Day celebration in UAE’s history

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Duterte signs ‘Magna Carta for the Poor’

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DUBAI: Staying true to his campaign promise three years ago on effecting changes for the common good of the Filipino people, President Duterte, who has further consolidated his grip on power with the recently-concluded midterm polls and apparently determined on...

Gazini Ganados removes makeup on TV in reaction to bashers

Newly crowned Miss Universe Philippines Gazini Ganados removed her makeup in reaction to her detractors. In ABS-CBN talk show Tonight With Boy Abunda, Ganados also talked about her “weakness” in public speaking. “I appreciate the criticism because I know there’s so...

Filipino dies holding breath underwater to break record

What could have been a happy family outing ended up in tragedy after a man drowned in a dare to hold their breath underwater. The police identified the victim as Vincent  Patalinghug, 27.  The incident happened in a private beach in Sibonga, Cebu during the feast day...

P4 million worth of marijuana plants uprooted by PDEA in Cebu

At least P4.4 million worth of marijuana were uprooted in a far-flung area in the town of Balamban, Cebu on Wednesday June 26. The Philippine Drugs Enforcement Agency (PDEA-7), together with PNP and AFP, raided an area in Barangay Gaas, Balamban where they uprooted...

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