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PNA: Banner stories of Manila’s leading newspapers, Sat. Mar. 16, 2019

INQUIRER — Water woes: Du30 order not doable, says MWSS PHILIPPINE STAR — Narco list: More to come MANILA BULLETIN — Duterte: Release water from Angat DAILY TRIBUNE — SP’s ink missing MANILA TIMES — Top terrorist killed in Lanao Sur clash MANILA STANDARD — Duterte lists 50 more narco-pols BUSINESS MIRROR — The summer of water discontent Continue reading

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Gov’t, private groups give aid to areas hit by water shortage

Gov’t, private groups give aid to areas hit by water shortage By Christine Cudis MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — In response to President Duterte’s ultimatum to provide ample water supply to affected households, the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS) on Friday laid out its short and long term measures to address the water shortage … Continue reading

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China loan terms for PH infra projects better under Duterte admin

China loan terms for PH infra projects better under Duterte admin By Joann Villanueva MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III on Friday said terms of loans extended by the Chinese government for Philippine infrastructure projects are at least 30 percent better in the current administration than in the past. Dominguez stressed … Continue reading

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2 South Cotabato mayors say narco-list inclusion politically-motivated

2 SoCot mayors say narco-list inclusion politically-motivated GENERAL SANTOS CITY — Two town mayors in South Cotabato province branded on Friday as “politically-motivated” their inclusion anew in President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s list of alleged narco-politicians. Incumbent mayors Albert Palencia of Banga and Pablo Matinong Jr. of Sto. Niño said in separate radio interviews that they were … Continue reading

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Iloilo’s ‘narco-politicians’ deny drug involvement

Iloilo’s ‘narco-politicians’ deny drug involvement By Gail Momblan ILOILO CITY (Philippines News Agency) — Two municipal mayors in Iloilo province, who were named by President Rodrigo Duterte as among 46 politicians with alleged links to illegal drugs, have come out with separate denials. Mayors Siegfredo Betita of Carles and Mariano Malones of Maasin were among … Continue reading

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Korean Air grounds Boeing 737 Max 8 planes until safety proven

Korean Air grounds Boeing 737 Max 8 planes until safety proven By Ma. Cristina Arayata MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — South Korea’s flag carrier Korean Air (KE) on Thursday announced it would not operate Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft “until safety is perfectly secured”. “It’s our own initiative. For now, the South Korean government has ordered … Continue reading