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DepEd records 75% enrollment in Eastern Visayas

Philippines Times - Wed, 2022-08-17 16:57

TACLOBAN CITY - At least 979,465 elementary and high school learners in Eastern Visayas have signed up for the new school year as of August 16 or six days before the opening of classes, the Department of Education (DepEd) reported on Wednesday.

The number represents 75.24 percent of the 1,301

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DOT bats for barrier-free tourism in Caraga

Philippines Times - Wed, 2022-08-17 16:54

BUTUAN CITY - The Department of Tourism (DOT) 13 (Caraga) is bolstering its campaign for barrier-free tourism for the benefit of persons with disabilities (PWDs) visiting the region.

At least 35 front-line workers from the different DOT-accredited accommodation establishments in the region a

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TDF rates rise ahead of MB rate-setting meeting

Philippines Times - Wed, 2022-08-17 16:51
MANILA - The rates of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas' (BSP) term deposit facility (TDF) rose anew on Wednesday and investors' preference remained on the short-term.The average rate of the seven-day TDF rose to 3.6913 percent from 3.5623 percent during the auction last Augus
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BOC chief says full digitalization nearing implementation phase

Philippines Times - Wed, 2022-08-17 16:45

MANILA - The full digitalization of processes in the Bureau of Customs (BOC) is seen to greatly eliminate corruption in the agency, its chief said on Wednesday.

In an interview with Radyo Pilipinas, Customs Commissioner Yogi Filemon Ruiz said the digitalization of procedures within the bureau

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PCC, NBI partner to boost antitrust body's enforcement capacity

Philippines Times - Wed, 2022-08-17 16:45
MANILA - The Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) and the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) have forged partnership to strengthen the antitrust body's enforcement capacity to crack down on anticompetitive activities in the market.On Wednesday, PCC officer-in-charge J
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Man who leaped on LRT-1 tracks in critical condition

Philippines Times - Wed, 2022-08-17 16:44

MANILA - A man who jumped in front of an oncoming train at the Light Rail Transit Line 1 (LRT-1) has survived but in critical condition at a hospital in Caloocan City on Wednesday.

In a statement, Light Rail Manila Corporation (LRMC) spokesperson Jacqueline Gorospe said the male passenger jum

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US gives P3-M equipment to boost PH maritime law enforcement

Philippines Times - Wed, 2022-08-17 16:42

MANILA - The United States government donated PHP3 million worth of maritime tactical and first aid equipment to boost the Philippines' maritime law enforcement capability, the US Embassy in Manila said Wednesday.

The donation was turned over by the Department of State - Bureau of Internation

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VP Sara hails reservists' role in nation-building

Philippines Times - Wed, 2022-08-17 16:41

MANILA - Vice President and Education Secretary Sara Z. Duterte has cited the role of reservists in nation-building through their "dedication to public service".

Duterte made this remark in her speech read by Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) board member and retired Armed Forces of

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Tributes pour in as founding chairman of Malaysia’s DAP, Dr Chen Man Hin, dies aged 97

SCMP Asian News - Wed, 2022-08-17 16:40
The predominantly ethnic Chinese party described Chen as a ‘tireless fighter for justice and equality’
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Kidapawan opens 'waste to bricks' recycling facility

Philippines Times - Wed, 2022-08-17 16:36

KIDAPAWAN CITY, North Cotabato - The city government here opened Wednesday its own "waste-to-bricks" recycling facility to improve its solid waste management program.

Mayor Jose Paolo Evangelista witnessed the operation of the new pieces of machinery together with personnel from the City Env

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Ilocos Norte bans events on main roads during rush hour

Philippines Times - Wed, 2022-08-17 16:35

LAOAG CITY - The Ilocos Norte provincial government has ordered event organizers to refrain from holding events on major thoroughfares during rush hour to avoid traffic congestion here.

Through Executive Order 198-22 signed on August 17, Governor Matthew Joseph Manotoc identified the activiti

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NTC asks Court of Appeals to overturn ruling on Newsnet franchise

Philippines Times - Wed, 2022-08-17 16:24

MANILA - The National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) asked the Court of Appeals to reverse its decision granting the petition filed by the News and Entertainment Network Corporation (Newsnet) compelling it to comply with the Anti-Red Tape Authority's (ARTA) declaration of completeness and orde

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Malaysian govt make public controversial warship's procurement probe

Straits Times Asian News - Wed, 2022-08-17 16:23
August 17, 2022 4:23 PM

A copy of the declassified report was received by Parliament's Public Accounts Committee.

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Dead Indian soldier found after 38 years on 'world's highest battlefield'

Straits Times Asian News - Wed, 2022-08-17 16:07
August 17, 2022 4:07 PM

Chander Shekhar was with a 20-man squad in one of the toughest military deployments in the world.

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4 NPA rebels hurt, guns seized after clash in Iloilo

Philippines Times - Wed, 2022-08-17 16:05

ILOILO CITY - Four New People's Army (NPA) fighters were reportedly wounded while various firearms, ammunition, and subversive documents were recovered after a 10-minute gun battle with government soldiers at the boundary of barangays Manaripay, Calinog, and Cabatangan, Lambunao in Iloilo on August

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4 NPA rebels hurt, guns seized after clash in Iloilo

Philippines Times - Wed, 2022-08-17 16:05

ILOILO CITY - Four New People's Army (NPA) fighters were reportedly wounded while various firearms, ammunition, and subversive documents were recovered after a 10-minute gun battle with government soldiers at the boundary of barangays Manaripay, Calinog, and Cabatangan, Lambunao in Iloilo on August

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DOJ to heed Angara request for report on De Lima drug raps

Philippines Times - Wed, 2022-08-17 15:57

MANILA - The Department of Justice (DOJ) on Wednesday said it will comply with the request of Senator Juan Edgardo "Sonny" Angara to come up with the status report on former senator Leila de Lima's drug cases.

"We will submit ASAP (as soon as possible) to the good senator Angara a status repo

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OES probes release of import order as 'cover' for sugar hoarding

Philippines Times - Wed, 2022-08-17 15:55

MANILA - The Office of the Executive Secretary (OES) is investigating the supposed efforts to use the fraudulent order to import 300,000 metric tons (MT) of sugar as "cover" for hoarding of some sugar traders.

Executive Secretary Victor Rodriguez made the revelation in an interview with Rigob

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Over 3K C. Luzon public schools ready for Aug. 22 school opening

Philippines Times - Wed, 2022-08-17 15:55

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga - Over 3,000 public schools in Central Luzon are ready for the opening of classes on Aug. 22.

May B. Eclar, regional director of the Department of Education-Central Luzon (DepEd-3), said on Wednesday that around 98 percent of the 3,687 public schools in the regi

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OES probes release of import order as 'cover' for sugar hoarding

Philippines Times - Wed, 2022-08-17 15:55

MANILA - The Office of the Executive Secretary (OES) is investigating the supposed efforts to use the fraudulent order to import 300,000 metric tons (MT) of sugar as "cover" for hoarding of some sugar traders.

Executive Secretary Victor Rodriguez made the revelation in an interview with Rigob

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