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President Benigno Aquino III (l.) with predecessor Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo during his inauguration as 15th president of the Philippines.

MANILA — The public is expected to monitor the wealth of President Benigno Aquino III considering that his predecessor, former President and now Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, had earned as much as P76 million during her nine years at Malacañang.

MANILA — The Philippines is eyeing China, Malaysia and Middle Eastern countries such as Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Qatar as new market for its banana exports, Agriculture Undersecretary for special concerns Berna Romulo-Puyat said yesterday.

MANILA, Philippines - The peso went back to the 43-to-$1 territory yesterday after reports that the government is preparing measures to stem the continued appreciation of the peso against the dollar.

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