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AFP CALLS MAKABAYAN REPS FOR ‘NO-SHOW’ IN RED TAGGING PROBE

AFP Deputy Chief of Staff for Civil-Military Operations, Major Gen. Antonio Parlade, Jr. (left) and Bayan Muna Rep. Carlos Isagani Zarate[...]

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PDEA DRUG CONVICTION RISES BY 46.82% IN 2018

April 17, 2019 - 2:38 PM

MANILA — The conviction rate for cases filed by the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) against drug personalities in 2018 increased by 46.82 percent compared to 2017. This is the first ever recorded high conviction rate for drug cases filed by PDEA since 2017. PDEA Dir. Gen. Aaron Aquino said the higher rate of conviction in […]

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PALACE SUSPENDS GOV’T WORK FOR HOLY WEEK EXODUS

April 17, 2019 - 2:34 PM

MANILA — Malacañang suspended work on Wednesday (April 17), 12 noon onwards, to allow government employees to travel to their respective regions in time for the observance of Maundy Thursday (April 18) and Good Friday (April 19). Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea, by authority of President Rodrigo Duterte, signed Memorandum Circular No. 60 suspending government work. “To […]

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PRRD EYES ‘IMMEDIATE CEASEFIRE’ WITH REDS BUT ON CERTAIN CONDITIONS

April 17, 2019 - 2:32 PM

MANILA — President Rodrigo R. Duterte on Tuesday said he is eyeing for an immediate ceasefire with the New People’s Army (NPA) but insisted on certain conditions. “Kayong mga NPA, kung gusto talaga ninyo nang usapang matino, immediate ceasefire. Walang magdala ng armas sa kampo ninyo o sa labas. Walang taxation (To the NPA, if you really want serious […]

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PRRD WON’T ALLOW ATTEMPTS TO ‘CIRCUMVENT’ CONSTITUTION

April 16, 2019 - 8:17 PM

MANILA — President Rodrigo R. Duterte, in his veto message on the 2019 budget, said he would “not tolerate any attempts to circumvent the Constitution.” “Consistent with the foregoing aspirations and in the faithful exercise of my Office and due fidelity to my oath, I will not tolerate attempts to circumvent the Constitution or any other […]

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PALACE OFFERS ‘THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS’ FOR NOTRE DAME

April 16, 2019 - 8:17 PM

MANILA — Malacañang has offered thoughts and prayers to the French community following a fire that destroyed the roof of the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France, a UNESCO world heritage landmark. Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said the Palace is “deeply saddened and bothered” by the blaze which engulfed the 850-year-old cathedral. Panelo sympathized with the […]

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TRIPA DE GALLINA BRIDGE CLOSED TO TRAFFIC APR. 18-21

April 16, 2019 - 8:16 PM

MMDA releases traffic rerouting scheme for the closure of Tripa de Gallina Bridge in Pasay City from Maundy Thursday until Easter Sunday. (PNA photo by Aerol John B. Patena) MANILA — The Tripa de Gallina Bridge in Buendia, Pasay City will be closed to traffic from Maundy Thursday until Easter Sunday to pave the way for […]

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MORE BUSES DEPLOYED DUE TO MRT SHUTDOWN

April 16, 2019 - 8:14 PM

BUS AUGMENTATION. A public utility bus picks up passengers in various locations along the MRT-3 line starting Monday. MRT operations are suspended from April 15-21 for maintenance works. (Photo courtesy of DOTr)  MANILA — The Department of Transportation (DOTr) will deploy additional buses for passengers affected by the maintenance shutdown of the Metro Rail Transit Line 3 (MRT-3) during the […]

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NO TAKEOVER OF PHL ASSETS IN CHINA LOANS, SAY DOF EXECS

April 16, 2019 - 7:07 PM

The Department of Finance (DOF) has allayed misapprehensions over a possible Chinese takeover of the Philippines’  patrimonial assets. There is no provision in the loan agreements signed between the two countries under the Duterte presidency that includes any form of collateral even in the unlikely scenario of the country failing to pay its debts to China.   Finance Undersecretary Bayani Agabin said that […]

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LRT 2 EAST EXTENSION PROJECT ENTERS FINAL PHASE WITH TRACK LAYING, EMS...

April 16, 2019 - 7:05 PM

SANTOLAN, PASIG – The railway track laying and the electromechanical system (EMS) installation comprising Package 3 of the LRT 2 East Extension Project will kick off today, 16 April 2019, signaling the transition of the project into its final phase.   The EMS is comprised of the signaling system, overhead catenary system, telecommunications system, and […]

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PRRD SIGNS 2019 BUDGET

April 16, 2019 - 6:26 PM

MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte had already signed into law the proposed P3.7-trillion national budget, Senate President Vicente Sotto III informed—after gruesome delays, controversies and other crises which forced the signing. According to the report of ABS-CBN News, Sotto said Duterte also vetoed a total of P95.3 billion in the budget, based on information from the […]

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140 BUSES READY FOR HOLY WEEK

April 15, 2019 - 5:49 PM

Around 140 buses were ready to assist the passengers of MRT-3 for the start of the Holy Week Maintenance Shutdown on Monday. The buses were going to load and unload passengers in each MRT-3 stations from North Avenue to Taft Avenue starting from five in the morning until nine in the evening. The personnel from […]

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SAN JUAN LGU HAILS ENVIRONMENT CHAMPS

April 15, 2019 - 3:40 PM

SAN JUAN – San Juan City government led by Mayor Guia Gomez awarded environment champions during the flag-raising ceremony held recently, a report by Manila Standard said.   Grade 6 student Curby R. Francisco and teacher Rowena Sanchez, both from N. Ibuna Elementary School, bagged Best Enviro Kid award and Best Enviro Teacher Coordinator awards, […]

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MARINA ADVOCATES GENDER EQUALITY IN THE SHIPBUILDING, SHIP REPAIR INDUSTRY

April 15, 2019 - 3:36 PM

GENERAL SANTOS CITY – The Maritime Industry Authority, through the Shipyards Regulation Service (SRS), continues to advocate equal opportunities for both men and women in the shipbuilding and ship repair (SBSR) industry through a gender sensitivity workshop with SBSR stakeholders in Mindanao. The MARINA believes that the active participation of every Filipino will lead to […]

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SEN. NANCY: DRAW UP GUIDELINES ENSURING HEALTH AND SAFETY OF CLEAN-UP CREWS...

April 15, 2019 - 3:34 PM

Given the nature of their job, garbage collectors, street sweepers and individuals working in disaster areas should be afforded the right to protect themselves from being exposed to hazardous and infectious materials. Sen. Nancy Binay, in filing Senate Bill No. 2083, noted the lack of existing guidelines and programs addressing the plight of these individuals. […]

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TELECOMMUTING NOW A WORK OPTION

April 15, 2019 - 3:30 PM

Employees in the private sector can now have an option of working in an alternative workplace with the use of telecommunication or computer technologies following the release by the labor department of the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of the ‘Telecommuting Act.’ Signed recently by Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III, the IRR of Republic Act […]

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DILG BANNERS UP-SCALED CRITERIA FOR SGLG THIS YEAR

April 15, 2019 - 3:32 PM

Local government units (LGUs) will have to work even harder to get the Seal of Good Local Governance (SGLG) award as the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) banners a ‘polished and redefined All-in criteria’ for the SGLG this 2019. DILG Secretary Eduardo M. Año says that the SGLG 2019 will be a […]

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