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PORTION OF PASIG CITY CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL NOT CLOSED TO PUBLIC

PASIG CITY – Management of Pasig City Children’s Hospital clarified that its emergency room is not closed to the general[...]

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RESSA ARREST FOR CYBER LIBEL NOT HARASSMENT: NPC

February 15, 2019 - 4:26 PM

MANILA — The National Press Club of the Philippines (NPC) on Friday took exception to claims of some groups that the recent arrest of Rappler chief executive officer Maria Ressa for cyber libel is an act of political harassment by the government. “The NPC maintains that to inject something that is not there and thus politicize […]

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QUEZON CITY IS PH’S NEW HEALTH AND WELLNESS TOURISM CAPITAL

February 15, 2019 - 4:03 PM

QUEZON CITY – Quezon City has positioned itself as the new Health and Wellness Tourism Capital of the Philippines, the Manila Bulletin reported on Friday.   Quezon City Mayor Herbert Bautista signed the City Ordinance 2799-2018 declaring the city as the country’s top destination in health and wellness.   Under the local decree, the city […]

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MAKATI SEALS DEAL WITH DEPED MAKATI, A. VENUE HOTEL

February 15, 2019 - 4:07 PM

MAKATI CITY – The Makati City government has signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) with the Department of Education-Makati (DepEd-Makati) and A. Venue Hotel for training for special students.   The deal was signed between Makati City Mayor Abigail Binay; Schools Division Superintendent (SDS) Rita Riddle; Assistant SDS Brian Ilan; Mike Juan, Officer-in Charge of […]

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QUEZON CITY TO LEAD DAY CAMP FOR SPECIAL CHILDREN

February 14, 2019 - 6:17 PM

QUEZON CITY – The Quezon City government will hold the 43rd Camp Pag-ibig for special children at the Balara filtration plant on Sunday, the Manila Standard reported.   To be led by Quezon City Vice Mayor Josefina Belmonte, the annual day camp for children with disabilities intends to provide them with an opportunity to interact […]

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DILG: MORE THAN HALF OF LGUS IN MANILA BAY WATERSHED FAILED IN...

February 14, 2019 - 6:15 PM

Ninety-five local government units (LGUs) or 53 percent of the 178 LGUs from Metro Manila, Regions III and IV-A within the Manila Bay Watershed Area have failed in complying with environmental laws, according to an assessment conducted by the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG). DILG Secretary Eduardo Año says that based on […]

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COMMON STATION READY TO GO: DOTR SIGNS CONTRACT FOR THE DESIGN AND...

February 14, 2019 - 6:11 PM

QUEZON CITY – There’s no stopping the construction of the Common Station, as the Department of Transportation (DOTr) formally signed the contract for the design and build of ‘Area A’ of the Unified Grand Central Station (UGCS), also known as the Common Station, today, 13 February 2019. The Common Station, located at the north end […]

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MWSS REITERATES COLLABORATIVE EFFORT NEEDED FOR MANILA BAY REHAB

February 14, 2019 - 4:16 PM

The Metropolitan Water Works and Sewerage System (MWSS) emphasized a collaborative effort is necessary in crafting a masterplan for the rehabilitation of Manila Bay.   In a statement on Monday, the agency reiterated its support for Manila Bay’s cleanup which includes commissioning Manila Water Co. Inc. and Maynilad Water Services Inc. to reengineer and fast-track their plans to provide […]

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UNIVERSITY OF MAKATI PILOTS JAPAN INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

February 14, 2019 - 4:14 PM

MAKATI CITY – The University of Makati (UMak) has formally introduced its maiden Japan internship program for nursing students, the local government said in a statement on Tuesday.   This partnership with Wakatakedaijukai (Japanese Social Welfare Corporation) and the Asiantouch International Training Institute Inc. intends to provide nursing students an opportunity to enhance their skills […]

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FB PICK OF RAPPLER AS FACT-CHECKER ‘IRONIC’: PALACE

February 14, 2019 - 4:02 PM

MANILA – Malacañang on Wednesday said it finds “ironic” social networking site Facebook’s choice of online news site Rappler for its fact-checking program. In a statement, Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said that while the government supports Facebook’s program of combatting fake news and misinformation, its choice of Rappler to verify is ironic as the latter has […]

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RESSA ARREST NOTHING TO DO WITH PRESS FREEDOM: PALACE

February 14, 2019 - 4:00 PM

MANILA — Malacañang said Thursday that the arrest of Rappler chief executive officer (CEO) Maria Ressa has nothing to do with press freedom in the country. “Ms. Ressa being a media practitioner and a high-ranking officer of a media outfit critical of the President’s programs and policies has nothing to do with the present circumstances she […]

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AFP: BUS FARE DISCOUNT A TRIBUTE TO TROOPS

February 14, 2019 - 3:59 PM

MANILA — The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) on Thursday called the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board’s (LTFRB) move to give troops a 20-percent fare discount on all city and provincial public utility buses (PUBs) a fitting tribute to their service and sacrifices for the country. “The discount given to all military personnel by […]

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DEPED REGIONAL OFFICES RELEASE 2017 PBB FOR SCHOOL PERSONNEL

February 14, 2019 - 3:56 PM

MANILA — The 2017 performance-based bonus (PBB) for Department of Education (DepEd) school personnel in seven regions has been released. In a statement released Wednesday night, DepEd said more schools in the National Capital Region (NCR); Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, Quezon (Calabarzon); Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon, Palawan (Mimaropa); Bicol region; Central Visayas; Southern Mindanao; and South Cotabato, […]

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NBI HITS RAPPLER CEO AND PRRD TOP CRITIC FOR CYBER LIBEL

February 14, 2019 - 3:46 PM

MANILA – The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) charged into the Rappler headquarters to arrest Maria Ressa, the chief executive of the said media outlet. She was taken into custody on Wednesday after the court issued a warrant of arrest over a cyber libel case filed before the Department of Justice. Ressa was caught off-guard […]

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LOCSIN IN HUNGARY TO REVITALIZE MANILA-BUDAPEST TIES

February 14, 2019 - 3:52 PM

Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. with Hungarian National Assembly Speaker Laszlo Kover. (Photo courtesy of Alfredo Labrador/DFA) MANILA — Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. is on a three-day official visit to Hungary to strengthen Manila’s ties with Budapest. Foreign Affairs Assistant Secretary Elmer Cato said Locsin is set to meet with his counterpart, Foreign Minister Peter […]

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MRT-3 ALLOWS LIQUIDS UP TO 100 ML INSIDE STATIONS

February 14, 2019 - 3:41 PM

MANILA — The Metro Rail Transit Line 3 (MRT-3) has allowed liquid items that are less than 100 milliliters to be brought by passengers inside its stations. “Bottled water, drinks and other kinds of liquid such as alcohol (isopropyl alcohol, ethyl alcohol) and hand sanitizers that have volume capacity of 100 ML and below are now […]

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MAKATI, MARIKINA BEEFS UP ANTI-MEASLES DRIVE

February 13, 2019 - 5:53 PM

The local governments of Makati City and Marikina City have intensified the fight against measles in their respective jurisdictions. Beginning today, the Makati City government will be providing measles rubella vaccine to babies aged six to eight months while mumps measles rubella vaccine (MMR) will be given to children aged six months to five. Personnel […]

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