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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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ESTRADA VOWS TO ENHANCE FINANCIAL AID FOR ENTREPS

April 15, 2019 - 3:28 PM

MANILA CITY – If elected for his third and last term as Manila City mayor, Joseph Estrada has pledged to expand the local government’s financial assistance for entrepreneurs in the city, a report by Manila Standard said.   Estrada wants to help all businesses through Capital Assistance Program (CAP), a fund for small-scale businesses of […]

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NAVOTAS BEEFS UP CHILD PROTECTION PROGAM

April 15, 2019 - 3:26 PM

NAVOTAS CITY – The Navotas City government is strengthening its child protection program by forging a multi-sectoral partnership.   In a statement on Monday, the local government said Navotas City John Rey Tiangco signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) with Mary Grace Esteban, officer-in-charge of Stairway Foundation, Inc.-Manila; Orly Gallano of Samahan ng Mamamayan Zone […]

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DILG: INCLUSION OF PH IN US STATE DEP’T ADVISORY QUESTIONABLE

April 15, 2019 - 3:11 PM

Foreigners in the country have no reason to be alarmed as kidnapping cases continue to decrease according to the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG), questioning the US State Department list which named the Philippines one of the countries with high kidnapping risk. DILG Secretary Eduardo M. Año says that kidnapping cases in […]

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140 BUSES DEPLOYED FOR PASSENGERS AFFECTED BY MRT HOLY WEEK SHUTDOWN

April 15, 2019 - 3:02 PM

BUS AUGMENTATION. A public utility bus picks up passengers in various locations along the MRT-3 line starting Monday. MRT operations is suspended from April 15-21 for maintenance works. (Photo courtesy of DOTr)  MANILA — The Department of Transportation (DOTr) started deploying on Monday 140 buses for passengers affected by the shutdown of the Metro Rail Transit Line 3 (MRT-3) […]

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MMDA SUSPENDS NUMBER CODING FROM APRIL 17-22

April 15, 2019 - 2:59 PM

MANILA — The number coding scheme will be suspended from April 17 to 22 amid the expected passenger influx for the Holy Week break. “The suspension of the number coding is to ensure that there is enough public utility vehicles to serve commuters heading to their respective provinces and allow motorists to use their vehicles going […]

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MILLION FILIPINO CATHOLICS CELEBRATE PALM SUNDAY

April 14, 2019 - 8:06 PM

MANILA, Philippines – Millions of Catholics has celebrated Palm Sunday, on April 14, the annual observance as Holy Week began. Palm Sunday reenacts the triumphant coming of Jesus Christ into Jerusalem before his passion and death on Good Friday. Millions of Filipino Catholics attended this Sunday’s mass and waved their palm fronds, as priests sprinkled […]

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MARINA OIC CONDUCTS RANDOM INSPECTION OF RORO VESSEL IN BATANGAS AND CALAPAN...

April 14, 2019 - 7:44 PM

The Officer-In-Charge of the Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) has inspected at random a Batangas and Calapan Roll-on / Roll-off (RoRo) vessel at the Batangas Port to strenghen maritime safety measures and look for areas to further upgrade the domestic shipping industry in the Philippines, as part of its eight priority programs under the 10-year maritime […]

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ONLY WHOLESOME MOVIES SHOULD BE SHOWN IN BUSES: NCRPO

April 14, 2019 - 7:22 PM

MANILA — The National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) has advised bus companies and their staff to show only wholesome films on-board provincial buses so as not to scandalize parents and children travelling this Holy Week. It is common practice for the bus staff to play local and foreign movies in order to keep the usually […]

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DFA SENDS TEAMS TO AID OFWS IN LIBYA AS FIGHTING NEARS TRIPOLI

April 14, 2019 - 7:20 PM

MANILA — The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) has deployed two augmentation teams to Libya to beef up the Philippine Embassy’s operations as fighting near Tripoli intensified. The first team led by Executive Director Enrico Fos of the Office of Migrant Workers Affairs arrived in Tunis on Saturday where it will be stationed to assist Filipinos […]

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PH CLAIMS ON SPRATLYS, WPS SOLID: DND CHIEF

April 14, 2019 - 7:08 PM

MANILA — The country’s claims on the Spratly islands and West Philippine Sea are on solid ground. Department of National Defense (DND) Secretary Delfin Lorenzana made this statement after the Chinese Foreign Ministry claimed that the Spratlys are part of its territory, citing historical and legal basis. “Despite the pronouncement of the Chinese Foreign Ministry, we […]

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BELMONTE SAYS HIGH-RISE BLDGS TO SOLVE QC HOUSING WOES

April 13, 2019 - 10:34 PM

QUEZON CITY – Quezon City Vice Mayor Josefina Belmonte said developing high-rise residences will solve problems encompassing housing projects of the city government, a report by Manila Bulletin said. Recognizing the need to adjust people’s mindset who prefer bungalow-type residences, Belmonte asserted the viability of constructing high-rise buildings to house hundreds of thousands of informal […]

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MARIKINA LGU SAYS ALL SET FOR ANNUAL KA-ANGKAN FEST

April 13, 2019 - 10:32 PM

MARIKINA CITY – The Marikina City government is gearing up for Ka-Angkan Festival, an annual festival which celebrates the importance of unity in family. “Ito na ang kultura natin. Kaharap natin. Kasama natin. Buhay. Ang kwento ng Marikina ay kwento ng pamilya, kaya pamilya ang pinapahalagahan natin. Ito po ay utang natin sa ka-angkan at […]

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EU READY TO CONTINUE SUPPORT TO PH JUSTICE SECTOR

April 13, 2019 - 9:54 PM

MANILA— The European Union (EU) has reaffirmed its readiness to continue support to the Philippines’ justice sector reform as its funded Governance in Justice (GOJUST) programme expires in 2019.   The GOJUST programme, launched in 2017, is an PHP850 million-worth of grant from the EU, with an additional contribution of PHP105 million from the government […]

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BOC DESTROYS FAKE GOODS WORTH P1.8-M

April 13, 2019 - 9:53 PM

MANILA — The Bureau of Customs (BOC) destroyed fake shoes, six Rolex wristwatches, and soaps worth PHP1.80 million in Camp Crame, Quezon City on Friday. The destruction of the counterfeit goods marked the celebration of the National Intellectual Property Rights Month.  According to the statement issued by the BOC on Saturday, the items were among counterfeit […]

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METRO CUSTOMERS HIT BY POWER INTERRUPTIONS AMID SCORCHING SUMMER HEAT

April 12, 2019 - 7:24 PM

MANILA – Power interruptions hit residents in parts of Metro Manila and nearby provinces as some power plants remain offline or derated on Thursday.   In particular, power supply crunch struck the following areas:   Metro Manila: Manila City, Quezon City, Caloocan City, Parañaque City, Pasay CIty, San Juan, Las Piñas, Valenzuela, Malabon, Navotas, Pasig […]

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BELMONTE PLEDGES IN-CITY HOUSING FOR INFORMAL SETTLERS

April 12, 2019 - 3:22 PM

QUEZON CITY – Quezon City Vice Mayor Josefina has vowed to provide in-city relocation for informal settlers should the electorate choose her as the city’s next mayor, the Manila Standard reported. Belmonte said the local government would continue to protect the rights of residents for affordable housing through strict implementation of the city’s housing code. […]

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