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Philippines sign Competition Act and amends existing Cabotage Law

Philippine President Benigno Aquino III on July 21 signed two important, historic, and game-changing laws: the Philippine Competition Act and amendments to Cabotage Law.

Taguig City to become ‘university city’ with new UP, DLSU campuses

Taguig City is poised to become the country’s premier “university city” with the addition of two new campuses of the University of the Philippines (UP) and the De La Salle University (DLSU) at the Bonifacio Global City (BGC).

GTMACCCON – Celebrating Filipino Comics and Artists, in Fisher Mall, August 1

For the 4th straight year, GTMACCCON – Games, Toya, Manga, Anime, Cosplay and Comics Convention, is putting a nationalistic twist in their upcoming convention, to be held at the Upper Ground Floor Event Center of Fisher Mall.

PNP chief decentralizes firearms licensing process

Director General Ricardo Marquez, newly installed chief of the Philippine National Police (PNP), has ordered the decentralization of the firearms licensing process to ease the burden of gun owners during registration and renewal of licenses.

PHL DOTC tests ‘beep card’ ticketing system in preparation for full implementation

The Philippine Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) started its limited public trial of the “beep card” ticketing system at a Light Rail Station-2 (LRT-2) station on Monday.

Cavite-Laguna Expressway, connecting CAVITEX to SLEX, now funded for implementation

When constructed, the expressway is expected to ease the traffic in the Cavite–Laguna region, particularly in Aguinaldo Highway, Sta. Rosa-Tagaytay Road and Governor’s Drive.

Magundanao Massacre suspect Andal Ampatuan Sr. passes away, succumbs to liver ailment

Andal Sr., who had been comatose at the National Kidney and Transplant Institute since Monday after suffering a heart attack, had been battling advanced stage liver cancer.

Free public wi-fi starts July 24; each user gets 50 MB daily

The Philippine Department of Science and Technology (DOST) will start rolling out the much-anticipated free public wi-fi on July 24 during the annual National Science and Technology week at SMX Convention Center.

China warns Philippines over repairs to grounded ship on Spratly reef outpost

China on Wednesday condemned the Philippines for doing repairs to a rusting ship it ran aground on a South China Sea reef, demanding Manila remove the vessel while adding that Beijing “reserved the right to take further measures”.

Philippines to station warplanes, frigates at former U.S. base facing disputed sea

The Philippines will station new fighter jets and two frigates at the former U.S. naval facility in Subic Bay from early next year, officials said, the first time the massive installation has functioned as a military base in 23 years.