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Vice President Leni Robredo Launches New Program to Fight Poverty

The program will help create jobs and develop skills of local residents.

Vice President Leni Robredo's Angat Buhay, an anti-poverty program, marked its first anniversary earlier this month. Never one to sit still, Robredo celebrated the initiativeâ's milestone by launching Angat Buhay's livelihood arm, Angat Kabuhayan. The Office of the Vice President's newest program ...

by Paolo Chua for  | October 22, 2017 12:00:00
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Kick start your day, July 8: VP Robredo now part of Duterte cabinet

Plus, LRT1 to extend operating hours.

AppointedAfter a week since their oath, it looks President Rodrigo Duterte and Vice President Leni Robredo are keeping true to their promise of a united government after the latter has accepted the former’s invitation to be the new Housing czar.“Mas mapaglilingkuran natin ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | July 08, 2016 08:00:00
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Get to know Rodrigo Duterte and Leni Robredo (Infographic)

The new President and Vice President of the Philippines have had a stellar track record in government.

While the Philippines’ new President and Vice President-elect each acquired the most votes, and will be sworn in Thursday, June 30, some still are left in the dark on what they have accomplished in government and what they promised to get done in ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | June 30, 2016 10:00:00
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Kick start your day, June 9: How much did Duterte spend for his campaign?

Plus, know who’s the richest congressman and why World Bank revises downward global growth forecast for 2016.

PDP-Laban didn’t spend for bet Duterte’s campaignPresident-elect Rodrigo Duterte spent a total of P371.46 million ($8.06 million) for his campaign, as reported on his Statement of Contributions and Expenditures (SOCE), filed on Wednesday, June 8.Related: Duterte’s Cabinet 80% completeThe statement showed he ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | June 09, 2016 08:00:00
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Kick start your day, June 3: Improved services eyed in 3 to 6 months following PLDT-San Miguel deal

Plus, the incoming NEDA chief recommends Leni Robredo as Anti-Poverty Commission head.

PLDT Inc CEO Manuel “Manny” V. Pangilinan said “immediate improvement” of its services on certain spectrums may be felt following its joint acquisition with Globe Telecom of San Miguel Corporation’s coveted 700 MHz spectrum.Related: PLDT, Globe to buy San Miguel’s telco assets“We ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | June 03, 2016 08:00:00
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Kick start your day, May 31: Leni victorious, Duterte snubs proclamation

Plus, Ramon Ang says selling San Miguel's telco assets is a sacrifice they made for better Internet service for all.

Rodrigo Duterte has snubbed his proclamation as the next Philippine president, Monday, May 31.A joint session of the House of Representatives and the Senate in Manila endorsed the official count of the May 9 election, which Duterte won by more than 6 ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | May 31, 2016 09:00:00
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Boom Cities (Part 2): The role model, Naga City

From a city grappled with low business confidence in the 80s, Naga has surged as the most competitive component city nationwide in 2015.

Here's the first of the 3-part series on boom cities: Boom cities (Part 1): The crowd pleaser, Iloilo CityNaga City was not always the poster child for well-behaved business. In the 1980s, the city grappled with low business confidence and climbing unemployment ...

by Victoria Vizcarra  | May 14, 2016 07:00:00
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Kick start your day, May 10: 2016 voter turnout highest in last 3 elections

(UPDATED) Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte maintains his lead, while Bongbong Marcos and Leni Robredo are head-to-head in the VP race.

(UPDATED) At least 81% of the registered voters practiced their right to vote, the highest turnout rate in the last three automated elections, Commission on Elections (COMELEC) chairman Andres Bautista said in a press briefing, Monday, May 9, election day.The voter turnout ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | May 10, 2016 08:00:00
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Kick start your day, May 6: Mar Roxas apologizes for administration's shortcomings

Plus, April inflation remains steady at 1.1%.

SteadyThe country's inflation or the rate at which the prices of goods and services rise was unchanged at 1.11% in April from March’s reading, the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) reported Thursday, May 5.April inflation held steady as inflation for food ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | May 06, 2016 08:00:00
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Kick start your day, May 5: Duterte retains lead in latest polls

The Davao City Mayor maintained his lead amid the bank controversy hounding his campaign in the last week.

Less than a week before the elections, Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte retained his lead in the latest Pulse Asia survey, amid the controversy on his bank accounts.The ABS-CBN poll released on Wednesday, May 4, saw Duterte with a 33% rating, followed ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | May 05, 2016 08:00:00
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Here’s your guide to the 2016 PH presidential elections

(UPDATED) Because you have to make that crucial vote count.

Controversies. Debates. Surveys.A clash of personalities and machineries.Who supports who.A throng of netizens, espousing support for their bets hug or troll social media.Indeed, it is the season of craziness, jitters, uncertainty as the nation elects its 16th president on Monday, May 9.So ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | May 04, 2016 08:00:00
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VP bet Leni Robredo on championing PH's small businesses

The reluctant politician shares her platform on enabling local entrepreneurs and ensuring progress for the majority.

Before becoming a representative in 2012, Leni Robredo was a lawyer focusing on the poor and marginalized, and was awarded the Most Outstanding Private Prosecutor in 2009 given by Volunteer Against Crime and Corruption (VACC).She decided to run as a representative for the third district of Camarines ...

by Josiah Go  | April 20, 2016 09:00:00
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Bottom line: 6 things you missed from 2nd VP debate on TV

Senator Bongbong Marcos’ absence didn’t spare him from his opponents’ grilling.

The second vice presidential debate organized by network ABS-CBN on Sunday, April 17, went ahead even without Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr (of the Nacionalista Party and running mate of Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago) and Gregorio “Gringo” Honasan (of the United Nationalist Alliance ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | April 18, 2016 07:00:00