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Arroyo, Marcos defend Maharlika Wealth Fund

After the proposed Maharlika Wealth Fund drew flak from several lawmakers and the public, House Senior Deputy Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and Ilocos Norte Rep. Sandro Marcos came to the rescue and defended the measure, saying that it is not a new idea. #In60words

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DBM releases P2-B for PhilHealth indigent members

The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) has released P2,021,895,000.00 that will cover the health insurance premium of indigent Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) members. #In60words

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Former VP Robredo back in PH

Former Vice President Leni Robredo announced on Facebook that she has returned to the Philippines after spending weeks in the United States sharing her leadership experiences. Robredo returned to her home country for the University of the Philippines (UP) College of Law Grand Alumni Association event. #In60words

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Marcoleta, Hontiveros feud over ABS-CBN franchise

Senate deputy minority leader Risa Hontiveros and SAGIP Rep. Rodante Marcoleta clashed when the issue of the ABS-CBN shutdown was reignited during Commission on Appointments (CA) public hearing. #In60words

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Marcos wants scholarships to address nurses exodus

President Ferdinand Bongbong Marcos Jr. is mulling providing scholarships for nurses and other medical workers as many countries scramble to find healthcare professionals amid the challenges faced by hospitals and medical facilities. #In60words

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US-PH alliance a 'strong symbol' Marcos

President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. on Monday said during the courtesy call with United States of America Vice President Kamala Harris that he does not see a future for the Philippines that does not include the United States. #In60words

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PH 'unlikely' to rejoin ICC Remulla

After attending Universal Periodic Review (UPR) organized by United Nations Human Rights Council, Department of Justice Secretary Jesus Crispin Remulla said that it is unlikely for the Philippines to rejoin the International Criminal Court (ICC) as we have a functional government. #In60words

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After APEC, Marcos says real work begins to achieve region's

After his participation at the 29th Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Economic Leaders' Meeting in Thailand, President Ferdinand Bongbong Marcos, Jr. is now back in the country, committing to do the Philippines' part in contributing to the development and success of the region. #In60words

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Marcos appoints key PDEA, MMDA, PCSO officers

President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. has appointed new key officers of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA), Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA), and Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO), MalacaƱang stated on Friday. #In60words

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'It's traveling too much,' says Marcos on attending World Economic

After receiving an invitation to the World Economic Forum to be held in January 2023 in Davos, President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. is yet to decide as he has been traveling too much from summits to state visits. #In60words

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Marcos calls for united ASEAN to attain growth

President Ferdinand Bongbong Marcos Jr. brought along with him his unity message to the leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), as he called for an inclusive and resilient ASEAN conducive to growth and prosperity. #In60words

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Sara Duterte denies DepEd rebranding martial law

Vice President and Education Secretary Sara Duterte denied Tuesday that the Department of Education was rebranding the martial law period following reports that the military rule under former president Ferdinand Marcos Sr. was being reintroduced as Period of the New Society in some schools. As the Education secretary, it is not part of my mandate to ruin the integrity of our history, she said. #in60words...

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Former NTC commissioner Cordoba is the new COA chair

President Ferdinand Bongbong Marcrs Jr. has appointed former National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) commissioner Gamaliel Cordoba as the new chairman of the Commission on Audit (COA). #In60words

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Marcos declares Oct. 31, 2022 as special non-working holiday

President Ferdinand Bongbong Marcos Jr. has declared October 31, 2022, a special non-working holiday. This was announced by Office of the Press Secretary officer-in-charge Cheloy Garafil at a press briefing on Tuesday. Signed by Marcos on October 18, Proclamation No. 79 states that the declaration of 31 October 2022, falling on a Monday, as special non-working day, will strengthen family ties and promote domestic...

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Alleged gunman in Percy Lapid slay surrenders

The alleged gunman in the killing of broadcaster Percy Lapid has surrendered to the police, Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Benhur Abalos said on Tuesday. The suspect was Joel Estorial who hails from Quezon City. Estorial surrendered to authorities on Monday, according to Southern Police District (SPD) director Police Brigadier General Kirby Kraft. #in60words....

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