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Zambo state of calamity recommended due to ASF

Sat, 2022-07-23 12:15

ZAMBOANGA CITY - The City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (CDRRMC) has recommended to place this city under a state of calamity due to the spread of African swine fever (ASF).

The CDRRMC, chaired by Mayor John Dalipe, approved a resolution in a meeting Friday afternoon to addre

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DILG chief urges LGUs to assign reps in drug raids

Sat, 2022-07-23 12:02

TACLOBAN CITY - Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Benjamin Abalos Jr. has urged local government units (LGUs) to assign a representative to serve as a mandatory witness in raids against illegal drugs.

Abalos said several drug-related cases had been dismissed bec

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Oceana lauds local protection calls for Panaon Island

Sat, 2022-07-23 11:59

TACLOBAN CITY - Environmental group Oceana has welcomed the call of local governments in Panaon Island of Southern Leyte to designate through legislation their marine habitat and sanctuaries as one of the country's protected areas.

In a statement on Friday, Oceana said mayors of the to

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Repair of access road leading to Maasin Airport 50% completion

Sat, 2022-07-23 11:53

TACLOBAN CITY -The repair of the access road leading to Maasin City Airport damaged by recent destructive typhoons is halfway done, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) reported on Friday.

The PHP88.3-million project funded under the quick response fund is upgrading a 110-meter

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Repair of access road leading to Maasin Airport 50% complete

Sat, 2022-07-23 11:53

TACLOBAN CITY -The repair of the access road leading to Maasin City Airport damaged by recent destructive typhoons is halfway done, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) reported on Friday.

The PHP88.3-million project funded under the quick response fund is upgrading a 110-meter

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Boosting renewables amid high fuel prices under Marcos admin

Sat, 2022-07-23 11:48

MANILA - The renewable energy (RE) is expected to get a boost under the Marcos administration as it aims to tap available resources to ensure additional supply to benefit more households.

Citing the importance of providing low-cost power supply, President Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. previ

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Boosting renewables amid high fuel prices under Marcos admin

Sat, 2022-07-23 11:48
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MANILA - The renewable energy (RE) is expected to get a boost under the Marcos administration as it aims to tap available resources to ensure additional supply to benefit more households.

Citing the importance of providing low-cost power supply, P

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Watch party, street concert set for Marcos' 1st SONA

Sat, 2022-07-23 11:32

MANILA - Thousands of supporters of President Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. will join the watch party and street concert for the Chief Executive's first State of the Nation Address (SONA) on Monday.

Dubbed "SONA All: Kilos Suporta para sa Pagbangon at Pagkakaisa", the festive event will be

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Easterlies to bring gloomy skies Saturday

Sat, 2022-07-23 10:40

MANILA - Expect overcast skies with isolated rains on Saturday in most parts of the country due to the easterlies.

In its 4 a.m. weather bulletin, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) reported partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rai

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NCRPO to SONA protesters: Keep peace, follow gov't rules

Sat, 2022-07-23 10:33

MANILA - The National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) is appealing to groups to keep their demonstrations peaceful during the first State of the Nation Address (SONA) of President Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. on Monday.

NCRPO spokesperson, Lt. Col. Jenny Tecson, called on leftist orga

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OPS announces new PBBM appointees

Sat, 2022-07-23 10:14

MANILA - Press Secretary Trixie Cruz-Angeles on Saturday announced the new list of government officials appointed by President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. over the course of the week.

Cruz-Angeles said the following have been appointed by the President:

1. Franz Josef George Espina Alvarez as

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PBBM vetoes measure that would have given OGCC wider reach

Sat, 2022-07-23 09:25

MANILA - President Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. on Friday vetoed Senate Bill 2490 and its counterpart, House of Representatives Bill 9088 titled "An Act Strengthening the Office of the Government Corporate Counsel (OGCC) by Rationalizing and Further Professionalizing Its Organization, Upgrading

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PBBM vetoes measure that would have given OGCC wider reach

Sat, 2022-07-23 09:25

MANILA - President Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. on Friday vetoed Senate Bill 2490 and its counterpart, House of Representatives Bill 9088 titled "An Act Strengthening the Office of the Government Corporate Counsel (OGCC) by Rationalizing and Further Professionalizing Its Organization, Upgrading

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PH lifters win 15 golds in Asian Youth and Junior Championship

Sat, 2022-07-23 08:47

MANILA - Vanessa Sarno of Bohol bagged three gold medals to cap the Philippines' campaign in the Asian Youth and Junior Weightlifting Championships at the Uzbekistan Sports Complex in Tashkent City on Friday night.

Considered as heir apparent to Tokyo Olympics gold medalist Hidilyn Diaz, the

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DND chief enjoins Filipinos to 'stand united' behind PBBM

Fri, 2022-07-22 21:30

MANILA -Undersecretary Jose Faustino Jr., Department of National Defense (DND) officer-in-charge, on Friday enjoined Filipinos to stand united behind the leadership of President Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. in the wake of what he calls attempt to "divide us as a nation".

Faustino issued th

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Philippines logs 3,389 new COVID-19 cases, 15 more deaths

Fri, 2022-07-22 21:18

MANILA, July 22 (Xinhua) -- The Philippines reported 3,389 new COVID-19 infections on Friday, bringing the number of confirmed cases in the Southeast Asian country to 3,745,375.

Friday's tally is the highest since Feb. 12. The Department of Health (DOH) said the number of active cases rose to 24,478. It tallied 1,169 new cases in Metro Manila, home to over 13 million people.

The DOH said 15 more people di

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VP Sara amazed by Boholanos' unity, resilience after 'Odette'

Fri, 2022-07-22 20:58

MANILA - Vice President and Education Secretary Sara Duterte on Friday visited schools in Bohol damaged by Typhoon Odette in December last year and was awed by the unity and resilience of the people to recover from the calamity.

In her speech delivered during the province's 168th founding ann

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Another NPA rebel surrenders in Masbate

Fri, 2022-07-22 20:56

LEGAZPI CITY - Another member of the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People's Army (CPP-NPA) surrendered to police authorities in Cataingan, Masbate on Friday.

Maj. Malu Calubaquib, Police Regional Office in Bicol (PRO-5) spokesperson, identified the surrenderer as "Ka Ruben", 41, of C

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Diarrhea outbreak kills 3 in Davao City village

Fri, 2022-07-22 20:56

DAVAO CITY - Three persons have so far died from the diarrhea outbreak in Toril district here, the City Health Office (CHO) said Friday.

In a radio interview, CHO head, Dr. Ashley Lopez, said a 32-year-old male teacher and a 67-year-old woman succumbed to the disease after a 10-year-old boy

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PSEi recovers amid slump in oil prices; peso on sideways path

Fri, 2022-07-22 20:51

MANILA - The local stock barometer recovered on Friday after slipping in the past days while the peso sustained its sideways finish against the US dollar.

The Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) rose by 0.12 percent, or 7.22 points, to 6,263.39 points.

All Shares, meanwhile, ended fl

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