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Ex-boxing champ proves there’s life outside the ring

By Danny Simon Remember Filipino boxing great, Rolando Bohol?

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Underemployment rate drops to lowest

The country’s underemployment rate fell to its lowest in over a decade, indicating the improvement of the quality of work nationwide, the National Economic and Development Authority said.

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Lifestyle probe on Piñol

Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol volunteers to undergo a lifestyle check to clear his name amid what he claims as “orchestrated” insinuations of his involvement in anomalous rice importation transactions.

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Border heroes

By Jann Ryan P. Padua Leaving the country to work in a foreign land, driven by the need to provide for the needs of the family. It is always a difficult decision. Dubbed as “modern-day heroes”, Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) have their own adventures and struggles to deal with head on.

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DoH proposes ‘malwards’ in target hospitals

By Tracy Cabrera In addressing the problem of malnutrition in the country, the Department of Health (DoH) is proposing the establishment of malnutrition wards in target hospitals to combat the growing rate of malnutrition in government medical facilities.

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Treasury mulls timing of Marawi bond issuance

Dominguez III said the Bureau of the Treasury (BTr) is studying the “exact timing” of the issuance of the Marawi bonds in relation to the schedule of the delivery of the pledges raised by the government from the international community last week in Davao City.

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Reforms to create 1.4M jobs in 10 yrs

The Duterte administration’s tax reform package that aims to lower the corporate income tax (CIT) and overhaul the country’s “convoluted” fiscal incentives system is projected to generate some 1.4 million jobs, mostly in small and medium enterprises (SMEs), over the next decade and create a business environment conducive to inclusive growth, according to Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III.

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PHINMA’s CEO gets global award

Last November 24, 2018, in Lisbon, Portugal, PHINMA President and CEO Ramon R. del Rosario, Jr. was presented with the inaugural Business as a Noble Vocation Award at the UNIAPAC World Congress 2018.

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Manila Water ranks among Asean’s top 50 in corporate governance

Manila Water was among the Top 50 Asean Publicly Listed Companies (PLCs) in the region named for achieving excellence in corporate governance best practices based on the rigorous assessment using the Asean Corporate Governance Scorecard (ACGS) in 2017.

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Crucial FDA role in public safety

Last week, media reported that a number of people died after imbibing that popular coconut-based alcoholic beverage called “lambanog”.

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