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Iglesia ni Cristo’s Philippine Arena

By Reynaldo Santos Jr./ – The Iglesia ni Cristo (INC) opens on Monday, July 21, its own gigantic coliseum – the Philippine Arena – in time for their upcoming 100th founding anniversary this year. The opening of the arena is one of the highlights of INC’s centennial celebration on July Read more »

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Philippines allows full entry of foreign banks

via – President Benigno Aquino III has signed into law a bill allowing the “full entry of foreign banks into the Philippines” in time for the 2015 ASEAN regional economic integration. The new law, Republic Act (RA) 10641 or “An Act Allowing the Full Entry of Foreign Banks in Read more »

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NBA warned stars against participating in clinics in the Philippines

By Brett Pollakoff/ – It’s common for the NBA’s biggest stars to spend part of the offseason on promotional tours overseas, which are usually tied to contracts as shoe company endorsers. But there are apparently rules in place as to exactly what types of basketball activities players can undertake while Read more »

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Filed: First valid impeach complaint vs Aquino

By Carmela Fonbuena/ – The first valid impeachment complaint against President Benigno Aquino III was filed on Monday, July 21, over his controversial budget spending program called the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP). It was endorsed by 3 representatives from the leftist Makabayan bloc in the House of Representatives. Read more »

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Filipino mom, 2 kids among MH17 crash fatalities, DFA says

By Michaela del Callar/ – A Filipino mother, her son, and daughter were among the more than 200 passengers on board the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 that was shot down in Ukrainian territory, Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario told reporters Friday. After notifying the families of the three fatalities, Read more »

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Dengue vaccine out in PH by July 2015

By Jee Y. Geronimo/ – A dengue vaccine tested in the Philippines and 4 other Asian countries showed promising overall efficacy and will be available in the health department’s vaccine program by July 2015. Health Secretary Enrique Ona disclosed this on Tuesday, July 15, as the rainy season continues in Read more »