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PSG mission goes beyond protecting 1st family: Marcos

Mon, 2022-07-04 19:55

MANILA - The Presidential Security Group (PSG) has another mandate aside from protecting the first family of the Philippines and foreign dignitaries, President Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. said on Monday.

During the change of command ceremony for outgoing PSG Commander, Brig. Gen. Randolph

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Above 5.5% inflation rate seen until yearend

Mon, 2022-07-04 19:53
MANILA - The inflation rate is expected to post higher levels of at least 5.5 percent in the second and third quarter of 2022 due in part to rising oil prices in the international market.Based on the June 2022 issue of the Market Call released on Monday, inflation further su
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VP Sara kind, gentle, caring to learners: Briones

Mon, 2022-07-04 19:52

MANILA - Former Secretary Leonor Briones assured Monday that the new Department of Education (DepEd) chief, Vice President (VP) Sara Duterte-Carpio, will take the helm of the sector with the right character fit for the learners' needs.

In the thanksgiving and turnover ceremony, Briones expres

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PBBM yet to name new DOH chief; IATF stays for now

Mon, 2022-07-04 19:51

MANILA - While President Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. has yet to name his Department of Health (DOH) Secretary, Malacanang on Monday said the government will maintain the status quo.

Press Secretary Trixie Cruz-Angeles made this remark following questions on whether Marcos will keep the In

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No gossiping at workplace, Pangasinan gov't employees told

Mon, 2022-07-04 19:44
LINGAYEN, Pangasinan - Governor Ramon Guico III on Monday urged provincial government employees to shrug off "any dust of politics" following the elections, and buckle down to work."Roll up our sleeves and get down to work. We would like to work hard to achieve our province'
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House to introduce safeguards in bill on Bulacan airport ecozone

Mon, 2022-07-04 19:40

MANILA - A lawmaker on Monday assured President Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. that the House of Representatives will introduce safeguards to address the fiscal and economic concerns regarding the measure creating the Bulacan airport ecozone.

Albay Rep. Joey Salceda stressed the need to prov

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PH stocks up ahead of US holiday; peso sideways

Mon, 2022-07-04 19:40
MANILA - The main stocks index started the week on a positive note amid the lack of drivers from the United States given its Independence Day holiday, while the peso moved sideways against the greenback.The Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) rose by 0.30 percent, or 18.2
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Manila's first female mayor vows to prioritize health care

Mon, 2022-07-04 19:29

MANILA - Mayor Honey Lacuna-Pangan will prioritize the health of Manila residents and will expand the programs of her predecessor, Francisco "Isko Moreno" Domagoso.

At the inauguration of Manila's 12th City Council on Monday, Lacuna-Pangan was also assured of support by Vice Mayor Yul Servo.<

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Davao Norte guv vows to work for peace, dev't in 2nd term

Mon, 2022-07-04 19:27

DAVAO CITY - Unhampered delivery of basic services and other peace-building initiatives enabled Davao del Norte to make significant strides in attaining inclusive development and sustainable peace.

Governor Edwin Jubahib vowed to focus on the needs of far-flung communities that were once neg

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Remulla vows cleanup at LRA, BuCor, Immigration

Mon, 2022-07-04 19:26

MANILA - Department of Justice (DOJ) Secretary Jesus Crispin "Boying" Remulla said he is at his point in his public service career where all he wants to do is serve the country as best as he could.

He met with DOJ workers for the first time on Monday and vowed to accomplish the agency's goals

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Remulla vows cleanup at LRA, BuCor, Immigration

Mon, 2022-07-04 19:26

MANILA - Department of Justice (DOJ) Secretary Jesus Crispin "Boying" Remulla said he is at his point in his public service career where all he wants to do is serve the country as best as he could.

He met with DOJ workers for the first time on Monday and vowed to accomplish the agency's goals

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P3.8-M smuggled cigarettes seized in Zambo Sur

Mon, 2022-07-04 19:22

ZAMBOANGA CITY - Three suspects were arrested while some PHP3.8 million worth of smuggled cigarettes were seized in an operation in Zamboanga del Sur's town of Dumalinao, a police official said Monday.

Col. Richard Verceles, Area Police Command-Western Mindanao operations chief, said the con

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Bacolod exec prods city employees 'to go the extra mile'

Mon, 2022-07-04 18:56

BACOLOD CITY - Mayor Alfredo Abelardo Benitez has enjoined city officials and employees here to do more than what is expected of them in the delivery of government services.

"Let us all go the extra mile. Let us all work together. We should do nothing less because that is what Bacolod deserve

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Balisacan's return as NEDA chief welcomed

Mon, 2022-07-04 18:47
MANILA - The National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) hails the appointment of Arsenio Balisacan as the country's Socioeconomic Planning Secretary under President Ferdinand Marcos Jr.'s administration.In his statement during the NEDA turnover ceremony on Monday, th
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Bulacan Airport City project can register with PEZA: Plaza

Mon, 2022-07-04 18:39

MANILA - Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) Director General Charito Plaza has offered another way for the Bulacan Airport City project to be declared as special economic zone after President Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. vetoed House Bill 7575 creating the Bulacan Airport City Special Eco

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Quarrying, health sectors top contributors to 2021 NorMin GRDP

Mon, 2022-07-04 18:36

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY - The National Economic Development Authority in Region 10 (NEDA-10) has identified quarrying and human health industries as the top-performing sectors in 2021.

During Monday's socioeconomic status briefing, NEDA-10 Director Mylah Faye Aurora Carino said the two industrie

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21 new Covid-19 infections logged in Caraga in 7 days

Mon, 2022-07-04 18:35

BUTUAN CITY - Twenty-one new coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) infections have been recorded in Caraga Region from June 26 to July 2, the regional health office said Monday.

In its weekly report, the Department of Health in Caraga (DOH-13) said the recorded infections brought the total num

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PSA adamant in completing inclusive PhilID system for Filipinos

Mon, 2022-07-04 18:34

MANILA - The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) has registered 74 percent out of its 92 million target for the Philippine Identification System (PhilSys).

To date, the PSA said at least 68.3 million Filipinos have completed the registration process for the Philippine Identification (PhilID

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Top 5 drug suspect killed in Zambo

Mon, 2022-07-04 18:30

ZAMBOANGA CITY - A drug pusher was killed in a shootout with government operatives in an operation that netted PHP340,000 worth of illegal drugs here, a police official said Monday.

Col. Alexander Lorenzo, Zamboanga City Police Office (ZCPO) director, said suspect Reynante Alvarez, 54, was k

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DOH logs 51,622 dengue cases, up 58% from 2021

Mon, 2022-07-04 18:29

MANILA - The country has logged 51,622 dengue cases from January 1 to June 18, 2022, the Department of Health (DOH) said Monday.

In a Viber message to reporters, the DOH noted the figure is 58 percent higher compared to the 32,610 reported cases during the same period last year.

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