PH GDP surpasses pre-pandemic level with 8.3% Q1 growth

The country’s gross domestic product (GDP) expanded by 8.3 percent in the first quarter of 2022, surpassing pre-pandemic levels, as the full reopening of the economy further perked up consumer spending and business activities. This is a significant reversal from the 3.8-percent contraction in the same period last year. The economy posted a 5.9-percent pre-pandemic […]

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PRRD to continue fight vs. corruption, drugs as private citizen

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte will continue his advocacies for good government, anti-corruption, and anti-illegal drugs even as a private citizen, Malacañang said Thursday. Acting presidential spokesperson and Communications Secretary Martin Andanar made this assurance after Duterte mentioned feeling “patriotic” about soon transferring the reins of government to the newly elected president. “Di namin napag uusapan […]

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Cops seen tearing up ballots mandated by Comelec

The Philippine National Police (PNP) on Thursday said police officers seen on the various social media tearing up ballots in a Cotabato precinct are mandated to do so by a Commission on Elections (Comelec) ruling. “We have ‘fact-checked’ video footage circulating on the Internet wherein police officers were shown tearing some election forms. Reports from […]

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Ateneo forces UAAP finals rubber match against UP

Ateneo denied the University of the Philippines (UP) a grand UAAP men’s basketball championship party on Wednesday night after taking a 69-66 win in Game 2 of their best-of-three finals affair at the Mall of Asia in Pasay. The outcome means the Blue Eagles, the defending champions, and the Fighting Maroons, seeking their first title […]

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