The US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has confirmed that the DNA samples it tested matches that of terrorist leader Isnilon Hapilon, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenza said today, reports GMA News.
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Raissa Robles, an investigative journalist and the author of a bestselling book about martial law believes that the Philippines is headed toward another dictatorship, but only if the people will allow incumbent President Rodrigo Duterte to get away with his authoritarian ways, reports Inquirer.net.
The government continues to tout the business process outsourcing sector as a key growth driver and jobs generator, but has not done much to stem the danger of job losses as many big businesses, especially foreign clients, shift to automation, an industry leader said, reports Interaksyon.
California-based conservation organization Seacology gave former Philippine environment secretary Regina “Gina” Lopez its 2017 award for her “untiring environmental advocacy in the face of powerful opposition,” reports Inquirer.net.
New investments declined by 90.3 percent in the first half of 2017 as the Duterte administration prepared to send off an economic team to attract US businessmen to the Philippines, reports Inquirer.net.
The World Bank has again cut its growth projections for the Philippines for this year and next, which the Washington-based multilateral lender blamed on “slower than expected” implementation of public infrastructure projects, reports Inquirer.net.