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President Rodrigo Duterte himself will meet with big rice traders amid the NFA rice shortage. Malacañang said the meeting will take place on Thursday, April 5.
Meanwhile, in response to Duterte's remarks on peace talks, Communist Party of the Philippines founding chairman Jose Maria Sison said they're also willing to resume negotiations.
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Duterte to meet big rice traders
Amid the shortage of NFA rice, President Rodrigo Duterte himself will meet with big rice traders. Malacañang is requesting rice traders to help "rather than take advantage of the situation to make money at the expense of the consuming public."
Joma Sison: We're ready to resume peace talks
Communist Party of the Philippines founding chairman Jose Maria Sison said they're ready to resume peace talks with the government. Sison made this statement in response to President Rodrigo Duterte, who earlier expressed openness to reviving the negotiations.
Año: No-tattoo rule protects cops' image
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Suspect dead, 3 hurt in YouTube shooting
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Uber drivers' transition to Grab pushes through
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Spotify soars in $26-billion stock debut
Spotify made its much-awaited stock debut, one of the largest public offerings ever in the tech sector. It opened on the New York Stock Exchange at $165.90 a share, giving it a value of $29.5 billion.
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