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3 gun ban violators arrested in QC

Sat, 2022-07-23 16:19

MANILA - The Philippine National Police-Highway Patrol Group (PNP-HPG) said three persons were arrested in violation of the gun ban that kicked off Friday in Metro Manila as part of security measures for the first State of the Nation Address (SONA) of President Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. on Ju

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'Masagana 150' key agricultural focus of PBBM admin

Sat, 2022-07-23 16:15
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MANILA- The Department of Agriculture (DA) is looking into a "Masagana 150" program that will target to produce 150 cavans of rice harvest per hectare, Undersecretary Kristine Evangelista has said.

President Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr.'s fathe

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Iloilo solon pushes for ADAC institutionalization

Sat, 2022-07-23 16:13

ILOILO CITY - Iloilo City Lone District Representative Julienne Baronda is looking forward to the inclusion of her proposed legislation to institutionalize the anti-drug abuse council (ADAC) in the priority agenda of President Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos.

Baronda said on Saturday that she ref

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F2F classes vital to ensuring right to quality education

Sat, 2022-07-23 16:08

MANILA - The resumption of face-to-face classes is a vital component in ensuring the right to accessible and quality education, the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) said on Saturday.

As the Department of Education (DepEd) gears toward resumption of physical classes in most schools when the ne

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Cops seize over P7-M shabu in Silay City

Sat, 2022-07-23 16:03

BACOLOD CITY - Combined police anti-drug operatives have seized PHP7.14 million worth of suspected shabu from two individuals during a buy-bust in Silay City in Negros Occidental on Friday night.

The suspects were identified as Razel Lyam Gamazan, 42, and Lennie Nava, 40, both residents of Ba

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Caraga reaches 86% Covid-19 full vaccination rate

Sat, 2022-07-23 15:33

BUTUAN CITY - The Department of Health-Caraga (DOH-13) reported that the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) vaccination rate in the region has reached 86 percent.

The DOH-13 reported Saturday that from 73.06 percent in July 10, the region has reached an 86.83 percent achievement as of July 2

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Digital billboards for PBBM's 1st SONA add to Pinoy optimism

Sat, 2022-07-23 15:30

MANILA - Two days before President Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. delivers his first State of the Nation Address (SONA), Filipinos are enthralled by digital billboards that also serve as invitation to watch the Chief Executive discuss key policies and priorities.

Advertising agency Digital O

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Bacolod City cracks down on anti-fencing law violators

Sat, 2022-07-23 14:57

BACOLOD CITY - The city government here is strictly enforcing the anti-fencing law to address the increasing cases of copper and electrical wire pilferage.

As of Friday, the Business Permits and Licensing Office (BPLO) has started the inspection of junk shops in compliance with Executive Orde

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DICT to provide Zambo's Sacol Island with Internet

Sat, 2022-07-23 14:38

ZAMBOANGA CITY - The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) will provide this city's Sacol Island with an Internet connection.

DICT 9 (Zamboanga Peninsula) Director Maria Teresa Camba said Saturday that the unused tower in Alicia, Zamboanga Sibugay would be installed o

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DICT to provide Zambo City's Sacol Island with internet

Sat, 2022-07-23 14:38

ZAMBOANGA CITY - The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) will provide this city's Sacol Island with an internet connection.

DICT 9 (Zamboanga Peninsula) Director Maria Teresa Camba said Saturday that the unused tower in Alicia, Zamboanga Sibugay would be installed o

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Iloilo to implement 'purok resilience' program

Sat, 2022-07-23 14:37

ILOILO CITY - Iloilo, through its Provincial Civil Defense Service of the Province (ProCid Serv Iloilo), will be implementing a small-scale, socialized, and localized housing program for residents of the province living in hazard zones.

"The province shall implement the Purok Resilience Progr

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Ilocos Norte posts 40% hike in quarry collection

Sat, 2022-07-23 14:36

LAOAG CITY - Sustained infrastructure development in Ilocos Norte amid a pandemic has raised its quarry collections to PHP43.8 million in 2021 as compared to the PHP26.8 million figure in the previous year, the Provincial Quarry Office said Friday.

In a phone interview, provincial administrat

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Exchange of tokens eyed as 1st step to end Cordillera tribal war

Sat, 2022-07-23 14:19

BAGUIO CITY - Through the initial act of "sipat" (exchange of tokens) between elders, the local governments are hopeful that the conflict between the Betwagan tribe of Sadanga, Mountain Province, and the Butbut tribe of Kalinga will soon come to an end.

"In any endeavor towards peace, let us

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VERA Files calls attention to DA's revival of failed Marcos Jr. project

Sat, 2022-07-23 14:13

PEOPLE WONDERED why Ferdinand Marcos Jr. decided to take over as Secretary of Agriculture, which he announced on June 20. Most news organizations seemed to have missed one reason revealed by the President's nephew, the recently re-elected Governor of Ilocos Norte.

Cheers to VERA Files for its in-depth

Voter registration ends Saturday

Sat, 2022-07-23 14:04

MANILA - The Commission on Elections (Comelec) ordered that anybody already in line by 3 p.m. must be accommodated during the last day of registration on Saturday.

Registration for regular and youth voters for the December 5 Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan Elections (BSKE) ends at 5 p.m. on

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Voters' registration ends Saturday

Sat, 2022-07-23 14:04

MANILA - The Commission on Elections (Comelec) ordered that anybody already in line by 3 p.m. must be accommodated during the last day of registration on Saturday.

Registration for regular and youth voters for the December 5 Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan Elections (BSKE) ends at 5 p.m. on

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2 NPA rebels operating in Caraga arrested

Sat, 2022-07-23 13:44

BUTUAN CITY - Two communist New People's Army (NPA) rebels in the Caraga Region with standing arrest warrants were nabbed in separate operations conducted by the Philippine National Police and the Army.

In a report Saturday, Jeffrey Salon (alias Ka Jerome/Jeckfred), 41, was arrested by joint

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NCCA calls for more competitive grant proposals from Negros

Sat, 2022-07-23 13:43

BACOLOD CITY - The National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) is calling for proposals for next year's competitive grants from accredited institutions and individuals in Negros Occidental.

Pablito Gonzales, head of the National Committee on Central Cultural Communities, issued

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Covid test on Pinoys in Macau 'purely a health issue'

Sat, 2022-07-23 13:09

MANILA - The directive to subject Filipino nationals to a daily coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) test in Macau is "purely a health issue" and should not be politicized, the Philippine Consulate General in Macau said Saturday.

The Macau government earlier ordered any resident who holds a Ph

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US remains PH friend, partner, ally: PBBM

Sat, 2022-07-23 12:20

MANILA - President Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. has assured that the Philippines will continue to have strong relations with the United States (US) under his leadership.

Marcos made the commitment when he received the credentials of MaryKay Loss Carlson, US Ambassador to the Philippines, a

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