EU auditors criticize handling of bailouts

BRUSSELS: The EU handling of the Greek debt crisis successfully imposed reforms and avoided a catastrophic default by Greece, but failed in ensuring Athens could stand on its own feet financially, an EU auditor’s report said on Thursday. “These programs promoted reform and avoided default by Greece. But the country’s ability to finance itself fully […]

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How does Senator Mocha sound to you?

How does Senator Mocha sound to you?

If  Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez can have his way, he wants Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson of the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) to be one of the  senatorial candidates of the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) for the 2019 elections.

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Trump hails Beijing’s plan to send envoy to Pyongyang

BEIJING: China is set to dispatch a special envoy to North Korea on Friday, a trip hailed as a “big move” by US President Donald Trump, who has urged Beijing to pile pressure on its nuclear-armed ally. Song Tao is officially traveling to the North to brief officials on the recent Chinese Communist Party congress […]

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Terror group’s bomb plot foiled

The Philippine National Police (PNP) has uncovered the plan of the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) to carry out bomb attacks in Metro Manila during the country’s hosting of the 31st Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit, following the arrest of its three alleged members in Quezon City on Friday last week.

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Good luck, MMDA tells Isabel Lopez for bagging TV, movie deals after Edsa stunt

Good luck, MMDA tells Isabel Lopez for bagging TV, movie deals after Edsa stunt

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) wishes beauty queen-actress Maria Isabel Lopez all the luck in the world after she supposedly hogged TV and movie deals following her intrusion into the lane designated for Asean delegates last week.

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PCSO cancels STL permit in Pangasinan

MAPANDAN, Pangasinan: The Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) canceled the permit of Golden Go Rapid and Gaming Corp. (GGRGC) stopping its operation of Small Town Lottery (STL) for its failure to remit more than P655-million collection. In a letter dated November 6 obtained by The Manila Times, PCSO General Manager Alexander Balutan ordered GGRC through […]

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Malate teen caught selling ecstasy, other drugs in Baguio

Malate teen caught selling ecstasy, other drugs in Baguio

An 18-year-old girl from Malate, Manila was arrested on Thursday (Nov. 16) after selling P50,000 worth of the party drug Ecstasy to undercover agents of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) in front of a hotel along Kisad Road here.

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