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CEBUPAC MNL-HK FLIGHTS BACK TO NORMAL

MANILA, Philippines – Cebu Pacific’s flights between Philippines and Hong Kong are back to normal operations. “Our operations between Manila[...]

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HOUSE OKAYS BILL INSTITUTIONALIZING SUPPORT AND PROTECTION MECHANISMS FOR PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHERS

June 10, 2019 - 2:56 PM

The House of Representatives unanimously approved on third and final reading a measure institutionalizing support and protection mechanisms for public school teachers and personnel in matters of student discipline for classroom management. All 183 House Members present during the plenary voting approved House Bill No. 9065 or the proposed “Teachers Protection Act”, principally authored by […]

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DOF CITES PRRD AS FASTEST TO ACT IN REINING IN INFLATION

June 10, 2019 - 2:52 PM

The Duterte administration took only 11 months to tame elevated inflation rates to below 4 percent, the fastest in almost two decades, compared to previous government efforts to rein in upward price pressures when the rate breached the 4-percent mark, according to the Department of Finance (DOF).    Finance Undersecretary Gil Beltran said the inflation […]

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LOCAL GOV’T UNITS TOLD TO APPOINT GIRL SCOUT COORDINATOR

June 10, 2019 - 2:49 PM

MANILA – The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) has ordered local government units (LGUs) to assign their Girl Scout coordinators who shall organize programs for girls and young women in their respective jurisdictions. The agency made the pronouncement to promote the character development and enhance the leadership skills of young Filipino girls. […]

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DILG CONDEMNS KILLING OF CAFGU MEMBER HELPING IN BRIGADA ESKWELA

June 10, 2019 - 2:46 PM

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) condemns the killing of a member of the Citizens Armed Force Geographical Unit (CAFGU) who was participating in the Brigada Eskwela program in La Paz, Agusan Del Sur by alleged combatants of the New People’s Army (NPA). Citing reports from the Philippine Army, DILG Secretary Eduardo […]

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DILG PROMOTES FIVE BFP OFFICIALS TO GENERAL

June 10, 2019 - 2:32 PM

Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Eduardo M. Año promoted five Regional Directors (RDs) of the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) to the rank of Chief Superintendent equivalent to a one-star rank.   The newly-promoted officers are Chief Supt. Wilberto Rico Neil Ang Kwan Tiu, Chief Supt. Samuel Cataniag Tadeo, Chief Supt. […]

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PARAÑAQUE CITY ALLOTS P300M FOR ALLOWANCE OF HS STUDENTS’

June 10, 2019 - 2:28 PM

PARAÑAQUE CITY – The Parañaque City has earmarked P300 million this year to give monthly allowance to public high school students in the city, a report by Manila Bulletin said. Parañaque City Mayor Edwin Olivarez announced Sunday that about 48,000 junior and senior public high school students will receive an allowance of P500 per month […]

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DOMAGOSO SEEKS MORE INVESTORS FOR PH CAPITAL

June 10, 2019 - 2:26 PM

MANILA – Manila City Mayor-elect Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso is hoping more Japanese companies will invest in the city after joining President Rodrigo Duterte’s delegation in Tokyo, Japan for four days, a report by Manila Standard said. These investments could greatly boost the Domagoso administration’s 10-year infrastructure development plan for the country’s capital, focusing on […]

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MUNTINLUPA LGU GIVES SCHOOL UNIFORMS, SUPPLIES TO 48,000 STUDENTS

June 10, 2019 - 2:24 PM

MUNTINLUPA CITY – The Muntinlupa City government has distributed free school uniforms and supplies to at least 48,000 public elementary students in the city. Muntinlupa City Mayor Jaime Fresnedi led the distribution of school items to students of Muntinlupa Elementary School in Barangay Poblacion during the opening ceremony of classes on Monday. The local government […]

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MAKATI COPS NAB 66 SUSPECTS FOR VARIOUS CRIMES

June 10, 2019 - 2:23 PM

MAKATI CITY – Police have arrested 66 individuals for committing various crimes, the Makati City government reported on Monday. Col. Rogelio Simon, Makati police chief, said the operatives nabbed five drug pushers and confiscated 38 sachets of shabu weighing 15.2 grams and amounting to P23,400. Also, 173 grams of shabu worth P1.2 million were seized […]

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LRT, MRT TO OFFER FREE RIDES ON INDEPENDENCE DAY

June 8, 2019 - 4:39 PM

MANILA — Railway systems in Metro Manila will be offering free rides to passengers in celebration of the 121st anniversary of the declaration of Philippine Independence on June 12. Light Rail Manila Corporation (LRMC) Corporate Communications head, Rochelle Gamboa, told the Philippine News Agency (PNA) on Friday that the Light Rail Transit Line 1 (LRT-1) will […]

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RAPPORTEURS CALL FOR PROBE INTERFERENCE ON PH SOVEREIGNTY: PALACE

June 8, 2019 - 4:39 PM

MANILA – The United Nations (UN) Special Rapporteurs’ call for an independent probe into alleged human rights violations in the country is an interference on Philippine sovereignty, Malacañang said Saturday. “‘The 11 UN Special Rapporteurs’ act of peddling a biased and absolutely false recital of facts, adulterated with malicious imputations against the constituted authorities, smacks of […]

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PRRD ‘INCLINED’ TO INTERVENE IN PHILHEALTH ISSUE

June 8, 2019 - 4:37 PM

MANILA – President Rodrigo R. Duterte on Friday said he is inclined to intervene in addressing the issues that hound the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth). “I am inclined to believe that I have to do something about it next week,” he said during his Give Us This Day television guesting in Davao City. The President […]

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SAGRADA FAMILIA GETS BLDG PERMIT AFTER 137 YEARS

June 8, 2019 - 4:36 PM

Spain’s Sagrada Familia, one of the world’s most renowned Roman Catholic churches, finally gets a building permit more than a century after it was constructed. In 1885, famous architect Antoni Gaudi asked the town hall of Sant Marti for a building permit but never received a reply. The church draws millions of visitors annually, but […]

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1 HURT AS BANK GUARD PULLS SHOTGUN TRIGGER BY ACCIDENT

June 7, 2019 - 6:35 PM

“May sa demonyo ang baril (Guns are demonic),” this was how Manuel Pancho a security guard described the accident he witnessed in Katipunan, Quezon City where his colleague pulled a shotgun trigger by accident and leaving one hurt. According to Pancho, he heard a loud gunshot at the entrance of the building around 9 AM […]

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SOTTO SEEKS DISMISSAL OF EUSEBIO ELECTORAL PROTEST

June 7, 2019 - 6:07 PM

PASIG CITY – Pasig City Mayor-elect Vico Sotto is seeking the dismissal of an election protest filed by his predecessor Mayor Robert “Bobby” Eusebio, local reports said.   To recall, Eusebio has formally lodged his election protest on the grounds of cheating. This, despite Sotto garnering 205,830 votes against Eusebio’s 119,222 votes.   In his […]

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ERWIN TULFO TOLD TO SURRENDER FIREARMS

June 7, 2019 - 5:40 PM

R.ESPINELI PHOTO CREDIT The Philippine National Police has ordered broadcast journalist Erwin Tulfo to surrender his firearms after his license expired last month.  “The Philippine National Police has ordered for the recall or temporary safekeeping of the firearms of Erwin Tulfo in as much as the license to own and possess of firearms (LTOPF) of […]

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