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CTA JUNKS TAX RAPS VS. DIONISIA PACQUIAO

MANILA, Philippines – The Court of Tax Appeals (CTA) dismissed the tax case against Dionisia Pacquiao, the mother of Senator Emmanuel[...]

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CALOOCAN ASSISTS FIRE VICTIMS

November 4, 2018 - 4:18 PM

At least 79 families, who were rendered homeless during two separate fire incidents, received financial assistance from the local government of Caloocan City recently. Aside from the financial help, Mayor Oscar “Oca” Malapitan immediately stretched out his help to the fire victims in Barangays 8 and 14 last week. Mayor Oca personally visited the displaced […]

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TAGUIG CITY OFFERS FREE HIV TESTING

November 5, 2018 - 9:17 AM

With HIV cases on a steady rise in the Philippines, Taguig believes that knowing an individual’s HIV status is key to living with self-care and also contributing to the fight against the spread of HIV. Taguig offers free and confidential testing to its residents. “The testing will not cost you anything and your personal information […]

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MAYOR LANI TURNS SPOTLIGHT ON TAGUIG AS EXAMPLE DURING GLOBAL PEACE AND...

November 4, 2018 - 6:15 PM

Mayor Lani Cayetano highlighted Taguig’s programs in peace and order  during the recently concluded the International Peace and Order Summit held on Oct. 29-30, 2018, at Marquis Events Place, Taguig City. She especially highlighted the elements of collaboration and community participation in Taguig’s successes in addressing criminality, including in child trafficking and drugs. She also […]

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PRRD’S ALL SAINTS’ DAY JEST, NOT MEANT TO OFFEND CATHOLICS

November 4, 2018 - 5:52 PM

MANILA — President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s remarks questioning the Catholics’ commemoration of All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day were said in jest and not meant to offend religion, Malacañang said Saturday. “The President’s remarks, as described by news articles, were said in jest,” Presidential Spokesperson and Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo said in a […]

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QC RECEIVES AWARD FOR BISTEKVILLE

November 4, 2018 - 5:58 PM

Mayor Herbert M. Bautista receives the Global Human Settlements Model of Community award for Bistekville Socialized Housing during the Sustainable Cities and Human Settlements Awards held in Bangkok, Thailand. Bistekville, named after Mayor Bautista is Quezon City’s community housing project. Launched in 2011, the project aims to provide housing to homeless and low income families. […]

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NCRPO CHIEF: ‘UNDAS’ IN MM ‘GENERALLY PEACEFUL’

November 4, 2018 - 5:56 PM

TIGHT SECURITY. Police and military personnel inspect the belongings of visitors as they enter the Manila North Cemetery during All Saints’ Day on Thursday (Nov. 1, 2018). The Manila Police District said this year’s “Undas” observance has been “generally peaceful”. (PNA photo by Avito C. Dalan)     MANILA — The observance of All Saints’ Day and All […]

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PALACE: NO REASON FOR DOF CHIEF TO STEP DOWN

November 1, 2018 - 2:41 PM

MANILA — Malacañang on Wednesday said there is no reason for Department of Finance (DOF) Secretary Carlos Dominguez III to heed some quarters’ calls for him to step down amid the corruption in its attached bureaus, including the Bureau of Customs (BOC). “The Palace finds no reason or basis for such call,” Presidential Spokesperson and Chief […]

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8.7K HOPEFULS TO TAKE 2018 BAR EXAMS

November 1, 2018 - 2:40 PM

MANILA — More than 8,000 hopefuls are scheduled to take this year’s Bar Examinations. In a statement Wednesday, the Supreme Court’s Office of the Bar Confidant said 8,701 candidates are expected to take the 2018 Bar Examinations on all four Sundays of November (4, 11, 18, and 25) at the University of Santo Tomas (UST) in […]

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CBCP: RESPECT TOMBS, KEEP CEMETERIES CLEAN

November 1, 2018 - 2:45 PM

MANILA — An official of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) on Wednesday reminded the public to respect the tombs of their dear departed by keeping the cemeteries clean when they visit them on All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day. “Pakiusap po: Huwag nating lapastanganin ang mga puntod ng ating yumao sa mga […]

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‘ROSITA’ HITS P112M RICE CROP DAMAGES IN CAR, CENTRAL LUZON

November 1, 2018 - 2:38 PM

MANILA — Damage to rice production in the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) and Region 3 (Central Luzon) that were hit by Typhoon Rosita reached PHP112.01 million on Wednesday, the Department of Agriculture (DA) said. In its report as of Oct. 31, the DA-Disaster and Risk Reduction Management (DRRM) Operation Center said the affected area is 7,429 […]

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RAINY ‘UNDAS’ IN PARTS OF LUZON DUE TO ‘YUTU’

November 1, 2018 - 2:36 PM

MANILA — Despite its exit from the Philippine Area of Responsibility, the trough of severe tropical storm “Yutu” (“Rosita”) continues to affect parts of northern Luzon on All Saints’ Day. In its 4 a.m. weather bulletin, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geographical and Astronomical Services (PAGASA) said the regions of Ilocos and Cordillera, Batanes and Babuyan Group of […]

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MIAA EYES NAIA TERMINAL FEE HIKE IN APRIL 2019

November 1, 2018 - 2:43 PM

at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) by April next year to fund ongoing improvements of its facilities. The MIAA is proposing a PHP200-terminal fee hike for international flights and PHP100 for domestic flights. Terminal fee for international flights will be pegged at PHP750 from PHP550 and PHP300 for domestic from PHP200 original fee. “Kumpara […]

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MARIKINA’S 24-HR FLOWER FESTIVAL NOW OPEN FOR UNDAS

October 31, 2018 - 8:53 PM

The City Government of Marikina opened on Tuesday the three-day Flower Festival at the Freedom Park where there are stalls selling flowers and candles 24 hours a day for Undas Celebration. The festival will be open untilThursday, November 1, to serve Marikeños and residents of nearby cities looking for flowers and candles that they could […]

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DUTERTE TO VISIT AREAS HIT BY ‘ROSITA’

October 31, 2018 - 8:52 PM

MANILA – Malacañang on Wednesday expressed condolences to the families of victims of Typhoon Rosita, saying President Rodrigo Duterte will visit the affected areas to personally assess the situation. “The Palace wishes to express its deep condolences to the families and loved ones of the victims who perished in Natonin, Mountain Province, when the Department of […]

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SRP ENDS RICE HOARDING, SPECULATION

October 30, 2018 - 5:28 PM

The implementation of the Suggested Retail Pricing (SRP) Program in the rice ended rice hoarding and narket speculation, the Department of Agriculture said.   Agriculture Secretary Manny Pinol said these are the two major problems in the past which resulted in the volatility of supplies and prices in the market as traders and even big-time […]

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OSMAK GETS TOBACCO-FREE AWARD

October 30, 2018 - 5:27 PM

Mayor Abby Binay congratulated the Ospital ng Makati (OsMak) for its continued efforts to make the city-run facility smoke-free.  OsMak received the White Orchid Award from the Department of Health (DOH), which is a step closer to Makati’s goal of having a 100% Tobacco-Free Environment. The award was received by Dr. Vergel P. Binay, OsMak […]

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