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1K ARBS IN NORTH NEGROS RECEIVE MOBILE PHONES FROM PRRD

April 16, 2019 - 8:20 PM

COMMUNICATION MADE EASY. Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries from northern Negros Occidental pose with the the mobile phones they received, the Department of Agrarian Reform reported on Monday (April 15, 2019). The phones were promised by President Rodrigo R. Duterte after he distributed land titles in northern Negros last month. (Photo courtesy of Department of Agrarian Reform-Negros Occidental I)  BACOLOD […]

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880 FARMERS TO BENEFIT FROM NEWLY-INAUGURATED IRRIGATION PROJECT

April 16, 2019 - 8:19 PM

WATER SUPPLY.  The inauguration of PHP993.3 million Barotac Viejo Small Reservoir Irrigation Project at Nueva Invencion village, Barotac Viejo, Iloilo on Tuesday (April 16, 2019). Irrigating a 2, 050 hectares of farmland, the project will benefit a total of 880 farmers from Barotac Viejo and Banate, the National Irrigation Administration said. (Photo by Gail Momblan) ILOILO CITY — […]

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ARMY SPOILS REBELS’ PLAN TO ATTACK P11-B MEGA-DAM PROJECT

April 16, 2019 - 8:18 PM

The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) captures a member of the New People’s Army after an encounter at Masaroy village, Calinog, Iloilo on Tuesday (April 16, 2019). The AFP also recovered firearms and other paraphernalia from the rebels. (Photo courtesy of AFP) ILOILO CITY — The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) spoiled the plan of the New […]

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PRRD WON’T ALLOW ATTEMPTS TO ‘CIRCUMVENT’ CONSTITUTION

April 16, 2019 - 8:17 PM

MANILA — President Rodrigo R. Duterte, in his veto message on the 2019 budget, said he would “not tolerate any attempts to circumvent the Constitution.” “Consistent with the foregoing aspirations and in the faithful exercise of my Office and due fidelity to my oath, I will not tolerate attempts to circumvent the Constitution or any other […]

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PALACE OFFERS ‘THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS’ FOR NOTRE DAME

April 16, 2019 - 8:17 PM

MANILA — Malacañang has offered thoughts and prayers to the French community following a fire that destroyed the roof of the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France, a UNESCO world heritage landmark. Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said the Palace is “deeply saddened and bothered” by the blaze which engulfed the 850-year-old cathedral. Panelo sympathized with the […]

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TRIPA DE GALLINA BRIDGE CLOSED TO TRAFFIC APR. 18-21

April 16, 2019 - 8:16 PM

MMDA releases traffic rerouting scheme for the closure of Tripa de Gallina Bridge in Pasay City from Maundy Thursday until Easter Sunday. (PNA photo by Aerol John B. Patena) MANILA — The Tripa de Gallina Bridge in Buendia, Pasay City will be closed to traffic from Maundy Thursday until Easter Sunday to pave the way for […]

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MORE BUSES DEPLOYED DUE TO MRT SHUTDOWN

April 16, 2019 - 8:14 PM

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

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NO TAKEOVER OF PHL ASSETS IN CHINA LOANS, SAY DOF EXECS

April 16, 2019 - 7:07 PM

The Department of Finance (DOF) has allayed misapprehensions over a possible Chinese takeover of the Philippines’  patrimonial assets. There is no provision in the loan agreements signed between the two countries under the Duterte presidency that includes any form of collateral even in the unlikely scenario of the country failing to pay its debts to China.   Finance Undersecretary Bayani Agabin said that […]

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LRT 2 EAST EXTENSION PROJECT ENTERS FINAL PHASE WITH TRACK LAYING, EMS...

April 16, 2019 - 7:05 PM

SANTOLAN, PASIG – The railway track laying and the electromechanical system (EMS) installation comprising Package 3 of the LRT 2 East Extension Project will kick off today, 16 April 2019, signaling the transition of the project into its final phase.   The EMS is comprised of the signaling system, overhead catenary system, telecommunications system, and […]

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DPWH-BICOL SETS UP MOTORIST ASSISTANCE CENTERS FOR LENT

April 16, 2019 - 6:58 PM

LEGAZPI CITY -– The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) regional office here is setting up motorist assistance centers to provide emergency services to travelers expected to flock to the region during the Lenten holidays. DPWH spokesperson Lucy Castañeda, in an interview on Monday, said Regional Director Virgilio Eduarte wants to safeguard and ensure travelers’ […]

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7 OLD BATAAN CHURCHES SEEN TO ATTRACT THOUSANDS OF PILGRIMS ANEW

April 16, 2019 - 6:51 PM

PILGRIM CHURCH IN BATAAN. The Santo Domingo Church in Abucay, Bataan, the oldest church in the province at 431 years old, is one of the 7 Pilgrim Churches visited annually by people from Luzon for their Visita Iglesia during the Lenten Season. (Photo by Ernie Esconde) BALANGA CITY, Bataan — The seven oldest churches in this province have become yearly pilgrimage sites for busloads of visitors […]

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PRRD SIGNS 2019 BUDGET

April 16, 2019 - 6:26 PM

MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte had already signed into law the proposed P3.7-trillion national budget, Senate President Vicente Sotto III informed—after gruesome delays, controversies and other crises which forced the signing. According to the report of ABS-CBN News, Sotto said Duterte also vetoed a total of P95.3 billion in the budget, based on information from the […]

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COMELEC SEEKS BETTER SIGNAL FOR SOCOT AREAS WITH LIMITED CONNECTIVITY

April 16, 2019 - 6:11 PM

GENERAL SANTOS CITY — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) in South Cotabato has set contingency measures for areas with limited access to telecommunications to prevent possible delays in the transmission of results in the May 13 midterm elections. Dorothy Losa, Election Officer III of Comelec-South Cotabato, said Monday they have already asked the Comelec central office […]

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PCG ASSURES SECURITY IN ZAMBO PORT ON HOLY WEEK

April 16, 2019 - 6:07 PM

ZAMBOANGA CITY — The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) said it has tightened security at the local port to ensure the safe travel of the public during the observance of the Holy Week. Lt. Commander Jimmy Vingno, Zamboanga Coast Guard Station commander, said Monday that they have started implementing the security plan dubbed, “Oplan Biyaheng Ayos Semana […]

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BARANGAY OFFICIAL 2 OTHERS DEAD IN ZAMBO SUR POLICE OP

April 16, 2019 - 6:05 PM

DIMATALING, Zamboanga del Sur — Three people, including a barangay official, were killed in a shootout with policemen in a law enforcement operation in this municipality, police said Monday.  Col. Redentor Retusto, Provincial Police director, said the shootout occurred around 4 a.m. Monday in Barangay Baluno, after the three allegedly resisted and fired at the policemen […]

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PNP PERSONNEL ARRESTED IN AN ENTRAPMENT OPERATION IN BAGUIO CITY

April 16, 2019 - 6:14 PM

The Philippine National Police (PNP) and Counter Intelligence Task Force (CITF) joined forces for an entrapment operation in Baguio City which resulted in the arrest of senior police officer Lt. Col. Allan Docyogen, chief of Baguio Police Intelligence Unit. Docyogen was caught in the act during the entrapment operation for alleged extortion after receiving the […]

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