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Bottom line: Facebook sorry for PH flag blunder

And promises fulfilled, Aquino says in his last PH Independence Day message as chief executive.

Sorry“This was unintentional, and we’re sorry,” said Facebook in a statement, referring to its gaffe on Sunday, June 12 (Manila time) when it used an inverted Philippine flag in its Independence Day message.“We care deeply about the community in the Philippines and, ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | June 13, 2016 08:00:00
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Kick start your day, May 24: Department of ICT law signed

And incoming and outgoing PH finance chiefs meet to ensure smooth transition.

DICT law signedThirty-six days before he steps down from office, President Benigno S. Aquino III signed on Monday, May 23,  the Republic Act 10844 creating the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT)—a long awaited law that was thought would never be ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | May 24, 2016 08:00:00
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Art Tugade: From slums, millionaire path, to Duterte Cabinet member

The successful entrepreneur and appointed DOTC Secretary of President-elect Duterte served under the Aquino administration as president and chairman of Clark Development Corporation.

President-elect Rodrigo Duterte announced on Monday, May 16 named Arthur “Art” Tugade as secretary of the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC). The two were classmates in San Beda Law School where Tugade graduated cum laude.Related: Duterte names members of incoming CabinetA ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | May 17, 2016 06:00:00
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Kick start your day, April 21: Finally! MRT7 to start construction

And for the nth time, be careful with what you share online.

After a long waitSeven years since the government signed the public-private partnership (PPP) with San Miguel Corporation (SMC), Metro Rail Transit line 7 (MRT7) finally broke ground on Wednesday, April 20 at Quezon Memorial Circle, Quezon City.SMC eyes to complete the 23-kilometer ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | April 21, 2016 08:00:00
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Kick start your day, April 20: ‘Laglag-bala’ strikes again at NAIA?

Plus, LRT1 eyes rail replacement by September 2017.

Again?After last year’s high scare and various probes that ensued over the bullet-planting scheme at the country’s international gateway, a 75-year-old grandmother was stopped at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) on Tuesday, April 19, for allegedly concealing a bullet.Salvacio Cortabista, a ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | April 20, 2016 10:00:00
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Kick start your day, April 19: What is President Aquino’s satisfaction rating in Q1?

Plus, brace yourselves for oil price hike, and know more about wage rationalization petition

Aquino’s satisfaction rating drops on Q1President Benigno Aquino III dropped to his third lowest satisfaction rate, according to the first quarter 2016 Social Weather Stations (SWS) findings released on April 18, Monday. Aquino had a dismal +27 rating, considered “moderate” by SWS, the ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | April 19, 2016 08:00:00
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Kick start your day, April 12: Aquino leads ground breaking rites for Clark Green City

Plus, a Malaysian toll operator considers bidding for second NLEX-SLEX connector road project.

President Benigno Aquino III formally kicked off the construction of the Clark Green City in Pampanga in a groundbreaking ceremony at the site on Monday (April 11).The President said the P607 billion ($13.16 billion) will embody his administration’s vision for a “more ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | April 12, 2016 08:00:00