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Ambo’ slightly weakens, may make landfall over Quezon

MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — Severe Tropical Storm (STS) “Ambo” slightly weakened, and may make landfall over Real or Infanta, Quezon between 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, the state weather bureau said on Friday. In its 5 p.m. bulletin, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said Ambo was last tracked 40 kilometers south … Continue reading

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Coronavirus cases among overseas Filipinos top 2K

Coronavirus cases among overseas Filipinos top 2KBy Joyce Ann L. Rocamora MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – The number of Filipinos abroad who have contracted coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) has reached 2,140 with 218 new confirmed cases on Friday (May 8), the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) reported. Seventeen recovered while 22 died, mostly from the … Continue reading

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Palace respects ABS-CBN’s plea to nullify NTC ruling

Palace respects ABS-CBN’s plea to nullify NTC ruling By Ruth Abbey Gita-Carlos  MANILA (Philippines News Agency)  – Malacañang on Thursday said it respects the broadcast firm ABS-CBN Corporation’s appeal to the Supreme Court (SC) to stop the implementation of National Telecommunications Commission’s (NTC) cease and desist order that prompted the media network to stop its … Continue reading

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Palace sees no reason for Duterte to veto ABS-CBN franchise bill

MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – President Rodrigo Duterte has no reason to veto the bill granting a new 25-year franchise to local media giant ABS-CBN Corp. once it reaches his table, Malacañang said on Wednesday. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque guaranteed that Duterte would not reject ABS-CBN’s bid to renew its franchise if the majority of lawmakers … Continue reading

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Senators weigh in on NTC’s order vs. ABS-CBN

MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – Several senators on Tuesday expressed varying opinions after the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) ordered ABS-CBN Corp. to stop its television and radio broadcast operations due to the expiration of its congressional franchise on May 4. Senator Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go said the matter of allowing ABS-CBN to operate after the NTC … Continue reading