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Legazpi farmer coop puts up meat shop to stabilize pork prices

Fri, 2022-07-22 20:42

LEGAZPI CITY - A farmer cooperative of livestock and poultry raisers here has put up a meat shop to address unreasonable price hikes and artificial shortage of meat products in the city's local markets.

Aldin Mina, president of the Legazpi Livestock Poultry Raisers Agriculture Cooperative (L

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QC allows SONA protesters on Commonwealth Ave., IBP Road

Fri, 2022-07-22 20:17

MANILA - The Quezon City government has allowed so-called progressive groups to hold protest rallies along Commonwealth Avenue while government supporters may gather along IBP Road (also known as Batasan Road) during the first State of the Nation Address (SONA) of President Ferdinand "Bongbong" Mar

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Pangasinenses warned vs. preregistered GCash account

Fri, 2022-07-22 20:16

MALASIQUI, Pangasinan - The Ilocos Regional Anti Cybercrime Unit (RACU-1) is discouraging patronage of preregistered sim cards with GCash accounts as it is unlawful and can be utilized in illegal activities.

In a phone interview on Friday, RACU-1 chief, Col. Domingo Soriano, said GCash accoun

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Oil prices rise on strengthening demand

Fri, 2022-07-22 19:42

ANKARA - The uptick in global oil demand pushed oil prices higher on Friday.

International benchmark Brent crude was trading at $105.32 per barrel at 9:50 a.m. local time (0650 GMT) for a 1.41-percent increase after the previous session closed at $103.86 a barrel.

American benchmark Wes

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Pampanga offers free antigen test vs. Covid-19

Fri, 2022-07-22 19:39

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga - The provincial government of Pampanga is offering free drive-through antigen testing for residents experiencing symptoms of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19).

Michael Ingal, head nurse at the Mexico Isolation Facility, said Friday the program is part of

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Upgrade of Siargao's 4 district hospitals sought

Fri, 2022-07-22 19:35

BUTUAN CITY - Surigao del Norte 1st District Rep. Francisco Jose Matugas II is eyeing the upgrade of four district hospitals in Siargao Island as extensions of the Siargao Island Medical Center (SIMC).

In a statement Friday, Matugas said he filed House of Representatives Bill 1033 as among h

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Medical marijuana to be in capsule, oil form under Senate bill

Fri, 2022-07-22 19:24

MANILA - Senate Bill 230 that seeks to legalize the medical use of marijuana will not promote the use of raw cannabis but it will be in capsule and oil form for use in debilitating medical conditions of qualified patients.

Bill author Senator Robinhood Padilla is pushing for the legalization

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Covid variants, non-compliance with protocols hike cases

Fri, 2022-07-22 19:22

ILOILO CITY - The presence of the highly contagious coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) variants, lax observance of the minimum health standards, and increased interaction of people due to more relaxed restrictions led to the increased risk of transmission in Western Visayas, a regional health offi

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Antique retail store owners urged to conform to price freeze

Fri, 2022-07-22 19:18

SAN JOSE DE BUENAVISTA, Antique - Retail store owners in Antique were told Friday to conform to the newly signed Automatic Price Freeze (APC) following the declaration of the state of calamity in the province due to the dengue outbreak.

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) in Antique is

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Antique retail store owners urged to comply with price freeze

Fri, 2022-07-22 19:18

SAN JOSE DE BUENAVISTA, Antique - Retail store owners in Antique were told Friday to conform to the newly signed Automatic Price Freeze (APC) following the declaration of the state of calamity in the province due to the dengue outbreak.

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) in Antique is

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Negros tramline cut agri goods transport from 2 hrs to 2 mins

Fri, 2022-07-22 19:16

BACOLOD CITY - The installation of the PHP2-million agricultural tramline in the upland village of Kabankalan City in southern Negros Occidental now make the transport of agricultural goods much faster and easier for farmers in the area.

After its inauguration on Thursday, the provincial gove

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Negros tramline cuts agri goods transport from 2 hrs to 2 mins

Fri, 2022-07-22 19:16

BACOLOD CITY - The installation of the PHP2-million agricultural tramline in the upland village of Kabankalan City in southern Negros Occidental now make the transport of agricultural goods much faster and easier for farmers in the area.

After its inauguration on Thursday, the provincial gove

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Euro inflation to remain 'undesirably high' for some time

Fri, 2022-07-22 19:15

ANKARA - Eurozone inflation will remain "undesirably high" for some time owing to continued pressure from energy and food prices, European Central Bank (ECB) chief Christine Lagarde said on Thursday.

The bank hiked rates Thursday for the first time in over a decade after eurozone inflation hi

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22K Antique voters register for barangay, SK elections

Fri, 2022-07-22 18:48

SAN JOSE DE BUENAVISTA, Antique - Around 22,000 voters have already registered for the Dec. 5, 2022 synchronized barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections as of Friday, a day before the registration deadline.

"We are reminding the voters that tomorrow, July 23, will already be the last

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5,400 households 'graduate' from 4Ps in Northern Mindanao

Fri, 2022-07-22 18:46

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY - At least 5,412 households in the Northern Mindanao Region have "graduated" from the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) during the past several years.

In an interview Friday, Oliver Inodeo, focal person for 4Ps in the region, said that from the initial registratio

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BARMM turns over P27-M Covid-19 facility to Maguindanao hospital

Fri, 2022-07-22 18:36

COTABATO CITY - The Ministry of Public Works in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) turned over Friday a PHP27-million coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) isolation facility in Datu Odin Sinsuat, Maguindanao.

The beneficiary, the Datu Odin Sinsuat District Hospital (D

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Farmers get land titles, farm equipment in Tarlac

Fri, 2022-07-22 18:36

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga - The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) has distributed land titles and various support services in Tarlac to help uplift the lives of agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs) in the province.

DAR regional director James Arsenio Ponce said on Friday 123 ARBs recei

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BSP 28-day bill rises

Fri, 2022-07-22 18:33

MANILA - The rate of the central bank's 28-day securities rose on Friday but demand remained high, which a ranking Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) executive attributed to ample liquidity in the economy.

BSP data show that the average rate of the debt paper, which is among the central bank's

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Dagupan set to dismantle illegal fish pens

Fri, 2022-07-22 18:30

DAGUPAN CITY - The city government here is set to dismantle fish pens and cages violating the fishery ordinance.

In an interview on Friday, Liga ng mga Barangay president Marcelino Fernandez said the City Agriculture Office (CAO) and Bantay Ilog are conducting assessments to determine the num

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SC turns down town suit to uphold tax on mobile phone antennas

Fri, 2022-07-22 18:25

MANILA - The Supreme Court has denied the petition of a town in Isabela province that sought to uphold a municipal ordinance that imposed antenna and tower fees on cellular and relay stations.

In a decision published online on Friday, the SC First Division dismissed the petition filed in 2011

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