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DOTr SET TO PURCHASE TRAINS FOR COMMUTER RAILWAY PROJECT

Undersecretary for Railways Timothy John Batan discusses updates on railway projects being implemented by the Department of Transportation during a[...]

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VILLAR VOWS SUPPORT FOR LA UNION’S SILK INDUSTRY

February 20, 2019 - 6:50 PM

Sen. Cynthia Villar has pledged support for the silk industry in La Union Province. Villar, chairperson of the Committee on Agriculture and Food, stressed the need to support the industry given the shortage in the supply of native fabric in the country. The Nacionalista Party Senator also noted that there are wide areas cultivating mulberry […]

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I WILL KILL ANYONE WHO ASKS FOR A BIRTH CERTIFICATE: DFA SEC...

February 19, 2019 - 6:26 PM

MANILA, Philippines — Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr made a controversial remark when asked anew about birth certificate requirement for passport renewal in on his Twitter account (@teddyboylocsin). He made the tweet on Tuesday after a netizen asked about the requirement to bring a copy of birth certificate for passport renewal. “Sir @teddyboylocsin kailangan pa […]

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NAIA TERMINAL 2 REHABILITATION IN FULL SWING

February 18, 2019 - 5:54 PM

PASAY CITY – The renovation of NAIA Terminal 2 is in full swing, according to Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) General Manager Ed Monreal.  “We started last September 2018 and despite the challenges, we shall proceed as planned. I say challenge because we are business as usual despite ongoing works. We hope to deliver on […]

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CEBUPAC OPENS APPLICATION FOR 6TH BATCH OF CADET PILOT PROGRAM

February 16, 2019 - 11:47 PM

MANILA — Cebu Pacific (CEB) has announced that the application process for its Cadet Pilot Program will open from February 15 to 24. “This is already the sixth batch. We had 58 cadets from the first four batches. We have another 15 from fifth batch set to leave (for training abroad) in April,” CEB spokesperson Charo […]

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PAL, ALL NIPPON AIR FORGE STRONGER PARTNERSHIP TO SERVE FILIPINOS BETTER

February 15, 2019 - 6:46 PM

Consul General Robespierre Bolivar, 2nd from left, joins senior executives of Philippine Airlines (PAL) and All Nippon Air (ANA) following the signing of the Business and Capital Agreement between the two airlines. Signing the agreement on behalf of PAL were Mr. Michael Tan, Director of PAL Holdings and President of the Lucio Tan Group, and […]

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ANGARA: REHABILITATION OF LOAKAN AIRPORT GOOD FOR BAGUIO BUSINESS, TOURISM

February 15, 2019 - 6:48 PM

BAGUIO CITY–Reelectionist Senator Sonny Angara is backing plans by the national government to embark on a P492-million rehabilitation of the Loakan Airport, but also wants to include road upgrade as part of a comprehensive approach to improve the city’s infrastructure necessary to further boost its local business and tourism. Angara, who is in the Summer […]

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SAGADA BRACES FOR TOURISTS INFLUX; ISSUES GUIDELINES

February 14, 2019 - 6:43 PM

SAGADA RULES. Tourists pose on stalagmite rock formation inside the Sumaguing cave, one of the famous natural attractions of Sagada in Mountain Province. (File photo by Redjie Melvic Cawis/ PIA-CAR) BAGUIO CITY–The municipality of Sagada is urging tourists who will visit the place to follow parking and environmental protection rules and respect its culture and people […]

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FIVE MUSEUMS FREE TO VISIT THIS DAY OF HEARTS

February 14, 2019 - 6:38 PM

  1. The National Museum of Fine Arts houses the country’s best artworks through the ages such as the Spoliarium by Juan Luna and Governor Dasmariñas by Felix Resurreccion Hidalgo.  Did you know that the building itself is an artwork? In fact, on September 30, 2010, the National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) declared […]

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ILOILO CITY EYED AS PRIME MICE DESTINATION BY 2021

February 14, 2019 - 4:24 PM

ILOILO CITY will become a primary Meetings, Incentives, Conferences/Conventions and Exhibitions (MICE) destination in the country by 2021.   This is the target of the Department of Tourism (DOT)-6 during the launching of its P50-million, three-year marketing plan at Richmonde Hotel in Mandurriao district on February 12-13, 2019.   In his presentation of the marketing […]

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LGUS URGED TO HELP PRESERVE GABALDON SCHOOL BUILDINGS

February 13, 2019 - 5:57 PM

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) has directed all local government units (LGU) to support the preservation and protection of Gabaldon school buildings within their respective areas. LGUs are mandated to provide DepEd with necessary assistance in the implementation of any conservation projects as the law prohibits “any modification, alteration, destruction, demolition […]

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EASTERN SAMAR TOWN TAGGED AS REGION’S LOBSTER CAPITAL

February 9, 2019 - 3:59 PM

TACLOBAN CITY — The coastal town of Guiuan, Eastern Samar has been identified by the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) as the lobster capital of the Eastern Visayas region. The town is an ideal site for lobster production because of the high likelihood that the seed settlement of the lobster species, Panulirus ornatus, extends […]

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CONGRESS TRANSMITS OFW HANDBOOK BILL TO MALACAÑANG

February 7, 2019 - 5:35 PM

Overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) are carrying on their shoulders enormous responsibility for their loved ones, the country and their employers. Despite this, a number of these “modern-day heroes” ended up maltreated and degraded. Thus a handbook is necessary to enlighten them about their rights, which is the main objective of a measure that has been […]

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NEW RORO MISSIONARY ROUTES OPENED

February 5, 2019 - 6:19 PM

MANILA – New Roll-on/Roll-off (RoRo) missionary routes have been opened to provide one or more direct points connecting ports that have no existing shipping services due to geographical limitation. The following are the new missionary routes open for interested shipping companies:  1) Basco, Batanes – Currimao, Ilocos Norte 2) Batangas City – San Jose, Occidental Mindoro […]

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BADOC SHRINE NOW ‘MINOR BASILICA’

February 5, 2019 - 5:15 PM

St. John the Baptist in Badoc, Ilocos Norte. (Photo by Leilanie Adriano) LAOAG CITY — Thousands of devotees, guests and visitors from all over the Philippines and abroad witnessed on Tuesday the solemn declaration of Saint John the Baptist Parish in Badoc, Ilocos Norte as a minor basilica. In the Philippines, the 200-year old Basilica Minore of […]

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SUROY-SUROY SUGBO EXPLORES CEBU’S SOUTHERN JEWELS

February 4, 2019 - 7:56 PM

AFTER immersing in the rich culture of several towns in Cebu and enjoying tourist destinations of the southern part of the province, Lino Mercurio, 58, excitedly scanned through the photos in his phone, choosing which photos to best post in his social media accounts. His younger brother, Omar, also had more action photos of him, […]

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