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Retiring mailman given dream Hawaii vacation by neighborhood

Inquirer Breaking News - Wed, 05/29/2019 - 14:42
A mailman from Georgia, USA, has become a household name in his neighbors after nearly 35 years of delivering mail. Floyd Martin is known by the residents of Marietta City, Atlanta, as their beloved mailman, so when news of retirement set in, the neighborhood thought it apt to give back. As per The Atlanta Journal Constitution on May 24, the community put up a fundraiser in the hopes of realizing Martin's dream of going to Hawaii. "His presence and smile are such an integral part of our 28 years here,"Trish Nicolas, one of the hundreds of Martin's neighbors, said, according to the report. Another neighbor, Amanda Seals, said she met Martin when she was a new college graduate and ...

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LTO to summon person in viral video for exhibiting reckless, dangerous driving

Inquirer Breaking News - Wed, 05/29/2019 - 14:36
MANILA, Philippines -- The driver in the viral video where he drove his car while seated in the passenger seat is being summoned by the Land Transportation Office (LTO). Transportation Assistant Secretary for Communications Goddes Hope Libiran identified on Wednesday the driver as Miko Lopez. According to Libiran, the LTO is set to charge Lopez for reckless driving, illegal modification (removing the steering wheel), not wearing seatbelt, and improper person to operate a motor vehicle. A hearing for his case was set to be conducted at 3 p.m. today (Wednesday) at the LTO Main Office in Quezon City, Libiran told reporters thru Viber. If failed to appear, Libiran said th...

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All consular offices closed on June 5 for Eid’l Fitr — DFA

Inquirer Breaking News - Wed, 05/29/2019 - 14:29
  MANILA, Philippines --- All consular offices across the country will be closed on June 5, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said.   In an advisory issued on Wednesday, the Office of Consular Affairs (OCA) said all of its offices will be closed on June 5 in pursuant of Proclamation No. 729 declaring the said date as a regular national holiday in observance of Eid'l Fitr or the Feast of Ramadhan.   READ: Duterte declares June 5 holiday for Eid'l Fitr The DFA said that applicants whose passports are scheduled to be released on June 5 may claim their passports on June 6 instead. (Editor: Julie Espinosa)...

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SEC approves ACE Malolos Doctor’s P1B IPO plan

Inquirer Breaking News - Wed, 05/29/2019 - 14:26
MANILA, Philippines - The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has approved an initial public offering worth up to P1 billion planned by hospital operator Allied Care Experts (ACE) Malolos Doctors Inc. In its meeting on May 28, the SEC en banc approved the issuance of order of registration and permit to sell securities upon submission of the final prospectus by ACE Malolos. The registration statement covers 600 founder shares and 239,400 common shares, comprising 203,400 issued and outstanding common shares and 36,000 newly issued shares, with a par value of P1,000 per share. ACE Malolos Doctors intends to offer the primary shares in tranches at an offer price ranging from P...

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Palace elated on improved PH competitiveness ranking

Inquirer Breaking News - Wed, 05/29/2019 - 14:24
MANILA, Philippines---Malacaang has expressed elation Wednesday after the Philippines ranked 46th out of 63 countries in the 2019 World Competitiveness Yearbook (WCY), a four-place improvement from last year's 50th place. In a statement, Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo said the country's improvement "augurs well" for the Philippine economy and conveys that "there is an emerging investor confidence in our country."   "It shows our trade environment remains attractive and viable to foreign businesses," he said. Panelo added that the "strong and effective style" of President Rodrigo Duterte makes the Palace expect "further improvements" to take place. The Palace o...

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