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ILOILO CITY SEEKS DOST HELP ON REPORTED OIL SPILL

May 20, 2019 - 8:55 PM

ILOILO CITY – The city government will be asking for the expertise and assistance of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) regarding the reported oil spill in Barangay Sto. Niño Sur in Arevalo district here over the weekend. “To be sure, we will send this to the DOST for testing,” said Donna Magno, Iloilo City […]

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WOMEN DOMINATE LEYTE PROVINCIAL BOARD

May 20, 2019 - 8:49 PM

The Leyte provincial board presided by Vice Governor Carlo Loreto. (Photo from FB page of Leyte’s Sangguniang Panlalawigan) TACLOBAN CITY — The Leyte provincial board welcomes the election of more women into the local legislative body.  Aside from re-elected board members Gina Merilo (first district), Trinidad Apostol (second district), and Maria Corazon Remandaban (third district), two more […]

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DEPED-ANTIQUE KICKS OFF BRIGADA ESKWELA

May 20, 2019 - 8:40 PM

‘BRIGADA ESKWELA’ IN ANTIQUE. Students perform a dance number during the kick-off program for “Brigada Eskwela” at the Antique National School in San Jose de Buenavista town on Monday (May 20, 2019). The school cleanup program’s launch was held simultaneously in schools nationwide. (Photo by Annabel J. Petinglay) SAN JOSE DE BUENAVISTA, Antique — The Department of Education […]

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WESTERN VISAYAS COPS REMAIN ON FULL ALERT FOR SCHOOL OPENING

May 20, 2019 - 8:39 PM

ILOILO CITY – The Police Regional Office in Western Visayas (PRO 6) remains on full alert status after the mid-term elections last week to secure the school opening next month. Brig. Gen. John Bulalacao, PRO-6 Regional Director, said he will not downgrade the alert status of the police because of the overlapping missions for the opening […]

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MAN DIES INSIDE NAIA RESTROOM

May 20, 2019 - 8:38 PM

MANILA — A man who was found unresponsive was declared “dead on the scene” inside a restroom at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 3 on Sunday, the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) reported. Consuelo Bungag, MIAA Public Affairs Department officer-in-charge, told the Philippine News Agency (PNA) that the janitor who saw the man enter […]

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PRRD WILL BARE STATE OF HEALTH IF IT’S SERIOUS: PALACE

May 20, 2019 - 8:37 PM

MANILA — President Rodrigo R. Duterte will reveal the state of his health if it is a serious cause for public concern, Malacañang reassured on Monday amid rumors that the Chief Executive suffered cardiac arrest over the weekend. Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo allayed fears that Duterte was rushed to a private hospital on Sunday, saying the […]

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27 ‘NARCO’ POLITICIANS WON IN MID-TERM POLLS: PNP

May 20, 2019 - 8:35 PM

MANILA – Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief, Gen. Oscar Albayalde, on Monday bared that 27 politicians included in the narco-list of President Rodrigo Duterte have won in the May 13 mid-term elections. “Actually, out of the 47 na nasa narco-list, 37 ang tumakbo at 27 ang nanalo. Yun ‘yung nasa data namin. (Out of 47 who are on the […]

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PNP FORMS TASK GROUP TO PROBE KILLING OF LAWYERS

May 20, 2019 - 8:34 PM

MANILA – The Philippine National Police (PNP) has created a special investigation task group (SITG) to investigate the killing of two lawyers in Pangasinan and Rizal last week, PNP chief, Gen. Oscar Albayalde, said on Monday. Albayalde said the task group has been instructed to conduct in-depth probe on the killing of lawyers Edilberto Gollar Jr. […]

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DIVIDE LAND PARCELS TO INDIVIDUAL TITLES, PRRD TELLS DAR

May 20, 2019 - 8:33 PM

MANILA — President Rodrigo R. Duterte ordered the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) to facilitate the survey and re-documentation of collective land titles to certificates of land ownership awards (CLOA). According to a study made in 2017, some 2.251 million hectares collective CLOAs of agricultural lands have been issued by DAR. Of these landholdings, 76 percent […]

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SENATE APPROVES CREATION OF PH SPACE AGENCY

May 20, 2019 - 8:31 PM

MANILA — The Senate on Monday approved on third and final reading a bill seeking to strengthen the country’s space program with the creation of a Philippine Space Agency. With 18 affirmative votes and no negative votes, the Senate passed Bill 1983, otherwise known as an Act Establishing the Philippine Space Development and Utilization Policy and […]

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DEPED DECRIES ALLEGED PLAN TO REPEAL K TO 12 PROGRAM

May 20, 2019 - 8:19 PM

MANILA — The Department of Education (DepEd) has no plan to repeal the K to 12 Basic Education Program implementation. “The department maintains its stand that the K to 12 Program is a prompt necessity that pushing it back might prove detrimental to the accelerating and increasing demands on education. The challenges still abound but the […]

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BILL ON FLEXIBLE WORK ARRANGEMENTS HURDLES FINAL READING AT SENATE

May 20, 2019 - 8:18 PM

MANILA — The Senate approved on third reading on Monday a bill that will give employers and employees an option to adopt flexible working arrangements. With 17 affirmative votes and no negative votes, the Senate approved Bill 1571 or the proposed Alternative Working Arrangement Act. The bill seeks to amend Article 83 of the Labor Code […]

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MASCARIÑAS STILL HOPEFUL FOR PH TO MAKE OLYMPIC 3X3 EVENT

May 20, 2019 - 6:09 PM

MANILA — Ronald Mascariñas remains hopeful that the Philippines will make the inaugural 3×3 competition in the Summer Olympics. This, despite Pasig bowing out early into the FIBA 3×3 Kunshan Challenger over the weekend. “We are not giving up on our Olympic dream because of this setback,” Mascariñas, the owner of the Chooks-To-Go Pilipinas 3×3 League, […]

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BLACKWATER EDGES MERALCO TO OPEN PBA COMM CUP

May 20, 2019 - 5:59 PM

MANILA — Blackwater Elite opened the Philippine Basketball Association Commissioner’s Cup with a huge win against Meralco Bolts in overtime, 94-91, at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City on Sunday night. The Elite scored four straight points off a dunk from Alex Stepheson and two free throws from Mike Digregorio for a 93-89 cushion […]

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NOCOT GOVERNOR-ELECT EXTENDS HAND OF PEACE

May 20, 2019 - 5:55 PM

RECONCILIATION MOVE. Outgoing Representative Nancy Catamco (2nd district, North Cotabato) stresses a point during the campaign period several days before she was elected provincial governor. She has extended a hand of peace and reconciliation on Monday (May 20) to her rivals in the recently concluded May 13 midterm polls. (Photo courtesy of Governor-elect Nancy Catamco) COTABATO CITY – […]

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VILLAGE DAD HURT IN NOCOT TOWN AMBUSH

May 20, 2019 - 5:45 PM

COTABATO CITY — Policemen have launched a manhunt for two motorcycle-riding men who wounded a village official in an ambush in Pikit, North Cotabato on Sunday night. Speaking for the North Cotabato police, Lt. Col. Bernard Tayong, said Col. Maximo Layugan, provincial police director, had ordered the manhunt after a witness provided vital information to the […]

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