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PSA TO RECOMMEND OFWS SECURE NAT’L IDS

November 12, 2018 - 4:46 PM

MANILA — Although getting a national identification (ID) card is not mandatory, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) on Saturday said it will recommend it for overseas Filipino workers (OFWs). “Ang balak po namin ay ipo-propose po namin sa POEA (Philippine Overseas Employment Administration) na sana iyong mga OFW natin bago sila lumabas ng bansa para magtrabaho sa labas ay makakuha na […]

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AMENDMENTS TO PROPOSED 2019 BUDGET FINALIZED THIS WEEK

November 12, 2018 - 4:08 PM

MANILA — The committee tasked to finalize the amendments to the 2019 General Appropriations Bill (GAB) or the proposed 2019 PHP3.757-trillion national budget is set to complete its work this week, a lawmaker said Sunday. House appropriations committee vice chairperson Maria Carmen Zamora, however, said the budget bill’s third reading approval would likely be taken up […]

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HOUSE PANEL TO REOPEN DENGVAXIA PROBE ON NOV. 20, 21

November 12, 2018 - 4:06 PM

MANILA — The chairman of the House committee on good government and public accountability on Sunday said the joint inquiry into the controversy surrounding the previous administration’s purchase of PHP3.5-billion worth of dengue vaccine, Dengvaxia, is set for November 20 and 21.   In an interview, Camiguin Rep. Xavier Romualdo said the committee will still thresh out […]

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POLAND POISED TO HIRE MORE PINOY WORKERS

November 12, 2018 - 4:01 PM

Polish Deputy of Mission Joanna Wasiewska, during her speech at the celebration of Poland’s 100th year of National Independence on Nov. 8, says their government wants more Filipinos to know about and visit Poland. (PNA photo by Ma. Teresa Montemayor) MANILA — Poland is eyeing to hire more workers from the Philippines, a country executive announced Thursday. […]

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DEPED PERSONNEL TO GET P3K ANNIVERSARY BONUS

November 12, 2018 - 4:02 PM

MANILA — Education Secretary Leonor Briones said on Friday that all teaching and non-teaching personnel will receive a PHP3,000 bonus in celebration of the Department of Education’s (DepEd) anniversary on December 20. “That will cost us, PHP3,000 lang (only), but considering the huge army we have in DepEd, that will already be PHP2.8 billion,” she said […]

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DUTERTE: ANARCHY PREVAILS IN BOC

November 12, 2018 - 3:25 PM

MANILA — President Rodrigo R. Duterte on Saturday night said “anarchy” prevails in the Bureau of Customs (BOC) as he defended his decision to designate uniformed personnel in his Cabinet anew. Duterte earlier appointed former Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) chief of staff Rey Leonardo “Jagger” Guerrero to lead the bureau. Duterte said he deployed […]

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PAL CANCELS MORE FLIGHTS SCHEDULED FOR NOV. 20

November 12, 2018 - 3:58 PM

MANILA — Flag carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) canceled more international and domestic flights supposedly set for Nov. 20, as it heeds government’s call to airlines to reduce flights while the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) works on an enhanced air navigational system. Earlier, PAL announced the cancellation of several domestic and international flights originally […]

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PALACE: MORE BIZ FRIENDLY PH VS. JOBLESSNESS

November 12, 2018 - 3:38 PM

MANILA – Malacañang on Sunday promised there will be ‘no let-up’ in the efforts to bring down unemployment by making the country more conducive to investments. Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo made this reaction after the recent 2018 Third Quarter Social Weather Station (SWS) survey, which showed that adult joblessness hit 22 percent, 2.3 points higher than […]

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PALACE: DUTERTE POSSIBLE ‘PARDON’ OF MARCOS SPECULATIVE

November 12, 2018 - 3:55 PM

MANILA — Malacañang said on Sunday the concern raised by some analysts that President Rodrigo Duterte would grant pardon to former First Lady Imelda Marcos is “not only speculative but premature as well.” Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said Marcos’ lawyers have stated that she will appeal before the Sandiganbayan 5th Division’s decision, which found her guilty […]

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DENR SETS CLIMATE-RELATED ACTIVITIES THIS NOV

November 10, 2018 - 12:48 PM

MANILA — The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) will hold this month certain activities that will help Philippine communities build resilience to climate change. “DENR offices in Metro Manila and regions nationwide will disseminate to the public information about climate change and resilience-building measures that communities can undertake,” said Elenida Basug, director of DENR’s […]

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NERI NAMED ISAFP HEAD

November 12, 2018 - 3:33 PM

MANILA — Major General Edwin Bernard Neri was named the new head of the Intelligence Service of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (ISAFP). This was confirmed by AFP public affairs office chief Col. Noel Detoyato, in an interview with reporters Sunday. Neri, a member of the Philippine Military Academy Class of 1988, will replace now […]

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PERKINS LEADS PBA ROOKIE OF THE YEAR RACE

November 10, 2018 - 12:43 PM

MANILA — Jason Perkins holds a comfortable lead over fellow La Salle alumnus, Jeron Teng, in the Philippine Basketball Association Rookie of the Year race. Based on the stats after the elimination round of the season-ending Governors’ Cup, the Phoenix stretch-four has 23.4 statistical points (SP) after 34 games. He is actually included in the Top […]

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MERALCO COMPLETES SHOCK ELIMINATION OF PHOENIX IN OT

November 10, 2018 - 12:41 PM

MANILA — Having started the PBA Governors’ Cup 1-6, seeing Meralco make the semifinals is an afterthought. On Friday night, the unthinkable happened. The Bolts overcame the Phoenix Fuel Masters’ twice-to-beat quarterfinal advantage and moved on to the Final Four with a 108-103 win at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. Meralco overcame a 16-point first-half deficit and […]

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HAIKOU FETED AS AMONG FIRST INT’L WETLAND CITIES

November 10, 2018 - 12:47 PM

HAIKOU, China — Haikou has been feted for its ecological protection. The city won the honor of being among the first groups of international wetland cities at the 13th Conference of the Parties to the International Convention on Wetlands held in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates on Oct.25 Eighteen cities from seven countries around the world […]

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MAGUINDANAO PROVINCE RECEIVES 9 BIFF SURRENDERERS

November 10, 2018 - 12:29 PM

SURRENDER RITE. Maguindanao Governor Esmael Mangudadatu (center) accepts a rifle surrendered by one of nine Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters operating in the province’s Gen. Salipada K. Pendatun town during a turnover ceremony held at the headquarters of the Army’s 33rd Infantry Battalion in nearby President Quirino, Sultan Kudarat province. (Photo by 6ID) CAMP SIONGCO, Maguindanao–The provincial government […]

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GENSAN EYES DEV’T OF NEW GROWTH ZONES

November 10, 2018 - 12:31 PM

GENERAL SANTOS CITY — The city government is pushing for the development of new growth zones to complement the continuing expansions in the area’s trade and industrial sectors and its growing population. Vice Mayor Shirlyn Banas-Nograles said Friday the move is in line with the ongoing revision of the city’s Comprehensive Land Use Plan (CLUP) and […]

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