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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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NAVOTAS LGU AWARDS 34 SCHOLARSHIPS TO PUBLIC SCHOOL STUDENTS

April 12, 2019 - 2:09 PM

NAVOTAS CITY – The Navotas City government has named 34 new scholars under its educational assistance program during the graduation ceremonies of public schools in the city, a report by Manila Standard said. Of the total number, 15 are incoming high school students, 12 are incoming students of Navotas Polytechnic College (NPC), one incoming college […]

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MAYNILAD TO CUT WATER SUPPLY THIS HOLY WEEK

April 12, 2019 - 2:02 PM

Customers of Maynilad Water Services, Inc. will experience little to no water supply as the Ayala-led company will improve facilities this Holy Week as part of its continuous efforts to improve water services in its coverage area. Maynilad said in a statement it will be conducting several water network enhancement activities including facility maintenance works, […]

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IPOPHL DESTROYS P65 MILLION WORTH OF FAKE GOODS

April 12, 2019 - 7:29 PM

About P65 million worth of counterfeit goods from fashion brands, cellphones, watches, to pirated DVDs were destroyed at the Camp Crame on Friday. The Philippine National Police (PNP) together with the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) lead the dismantling of the confiscated items. The said goods were part of what the National Committee on […]

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BROWNOUT AVERTED TODAY

April 11, 2019 - 5:58 PM

The Luzon grid avoided brownouts after power distributor Manila Electric Co. tapped participants of its interruptible load program to free up capacity and run their generating sets. Meralco spokesman Joe Zaldarriaga said 122 participants of its ILP did not draw power from the grid, making available 249 MW of demand.  “The ILP were asked to […]

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SEN. GATCHALIAN: DEPED CAN PLAN ROTC PILOT PROGRAM FOR S.Y. 2019-2020

April 10, 2019 - 7:23 PM

Since the mandatory Reserve Officer’s Training Corps (ROTC) could not be implemented because the proposed measure reviving the program is still in process; Senator Sherwin Gatchalian said that the Department of Education (DepEd) could plan the pilot program for the school year 2019-2020 while waiting for the law as well as the budget. The proposed […]

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ANGARA CALLS FOR SAFE RETURN OF FILIPINOS IN LIBYA

April 10, 2019 - 6:15 PM

Reelectionist Senator Sonny Angara urged the government to guarantee the safety and security of all Filipinos in Libya amid escalating military tensions there, as he appealed to workers in the North African country to heed the Department of Foreign Affairs’ (DFA) call for their voluntary repatriation to the Philippines. “We are appealing to all our […]

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SENATOR MOVES TO REPEAL MARCOS-ERA DECREE IMPOSING TRAVEL TAX

April 10, 2019 - 6:13 PM

Senator Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III has filed a bill seeking to abolish the 42-year-old presidential decree that imposes travel tax to Filipinos traveling abroad. The repeal of the travel tax, especially for travels to countries within the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), should have been in effect as early as Nov. 2002, following the […]

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MAYNILAD IMPLIES WATER INTERRUPTIONS IN PARTS OF METRO MANILA

April 10, 2019 - 6:11 PM

Maynilad Water Services Inc. hinted at likely water service interruptions within its coverage area, a report by Manila Bulletin said, quoting an official’s radio interview. “Most likely, magkakaroon (ng water interruptions) kasi malakas ang pangangailangan ng tubig ngayon at mainit ang panahon,” said Jennifer Rufo, Maynilad’s head of corporate communication services, in an interview over […]

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LAS PIÑAS OPENS NEW WOMEN’S DORM IN CITY JAIL

April 10, 2019 - 6:10 PM

LAS PIÑAS – Las Piñas City Mayor Imelda Aguilar, accompanied by Vice Mayor Luis Bustamante and her daughter April Aguilar, led the inauguration of the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology’s Women’s Dormitory, the Manila Standard reported. The new facility, which has a floor area of 636 square meters, can house triple-deck beds and is […]

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QC TO DEVELOP HOUSING FOR INFORMAL SETTLERS

April 10, 2019 - 6:09 PM

QUEZON CITY – The Quezon City government will build an in-city, affordable, and decent housing for informal settlers, the Manila Standard reported. This, after Quezon City Mayor Herbert Bautista signed an ordinance to develop a lot in Barangay San Bartolome as a socialized housing project benefiting the city’s informal settler families. The parcel of land […]

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OVER 4,300 PEOPLE FINED OVER LITTERING IN METROPOLIS

April 10, 2019 - 6:07 PM

More than 4,000 individuals are penalized for littering the streets of Metro Manila during the first three months of the year, local reports said, quoting the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA). MMDA Chairman Danilo said the agency recorded a total of 4,316 litterbugs: 965 in January; 1,053 in February; and 2,298 in March. Of the […]

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TWO VALENZUELA PUMPING STATIONS NOW ONLINE

April 10, 2019 - 6:02 PM

VALENZUELA CITY – Two new pumping stations were recently inaugurated in Valenzuela City which will alleviate flood in low-lying areas in the city, a report by Manila Bulletin said. The pumping stations are developed to mitigate flood in Valenzuela City by installing submersible pumps and constructing flood control walls along the Meycauayan River. The facilities […]

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HOLY WEEK PREPS UNDERWAY IN QUIAPO CHURCH, MANILA CATHEDRAL

April 10, 2019 - 5:59 PM

MANILA CITY – Two of the most popular churches in the Philippines are preparing for festivities for this year’s Holy Week which will commence on April 14 (Palm Sunday), the Philippine News Agency reported. Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle will preside all Masses during the Holy Week including the Palm Sunday Mass at 7 […]

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NO POWER INTERRUPTION?

April 10, 2019 - 5:39 PM

The Department of Energy does not expect any power interruption because there are 174.6MW available under the Interruptible Load Program (ILP) within the MERALCO franchise area.   The issued Red Alert NOTICE for 1100H, 1400H to 1600H intervals (10:01-1100AM, 1:01-4:00PM) and Yellow Alert NOTICE from 1000H, 1200H to 1300H, 1700H and 1900 to 2100H (9:01-10:00AM, […]

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CRITICS USING ANTI-CHINA CARD VS. DUTERTE ADMIN: PALACE

April 9, 2019 - 2:50 PM

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and President Xi Jinping shake hands during the Chinese leader’s state visit to the Philippines in November last year. (Presidential Photo) MANILA — Malacañang on Monday described a survey which showed that most Filipinos doubted China’s good intentions for Filipinos as “political propaganda”, stressing that critics were using the anti-China card against the […]

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STEADY WATER SUPPLY IN UPPER BICUTAN RESTORED: MANILA WATER

April 9, 2019 - 2:46 PM

MANILA — After weeks of intermittent water supply, residents of Upper Bicutan in Taguig, Metro Manila finally got their steady water supply, Manila Water said Tuesday. Jeric T. Sevilla Jr., head of corporate communication of Manila Water, told the Philippine News Agency that the water supply was normalized following the installation of three line boosters in […]

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