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Solon pushes for rehabilitation of Agus-Pulangi power plants

Fri, 2022-07-22 18:25

MANILA - A lawmaker on Friday said the rehabilitation of the Agus-Pulangi hydropower complex (APHPC) should be a top priority of the Marcos administration to ensure a clean and reliable energy source in Mindanao while fighting climate change.

Davao City First District Representative Paolo Dut

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What solons want to hear in PBBM's maiden SONA

Fri, 2022-07-22 18:24

MANILA - Lawmakers in the House of Representatives on Friday bared a list of key issues and priority measures that they wished President Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. would include in his first State of the Nation Address (SONA) on Monday.

Quezon Representative Reynan Arrogancia said he is

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Zambo City's active Covid-19 cases rise to 78

Fri, 2022-07-22 18:17

ZAMBOANGA CITY - The number of active cases of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) here has increased to 78 as of Friday, the City Health Office (CHO) reported.

In a statement, the CHO said the number rose by 14 cases from 64 on Monday.

The office did not elaborate on the factors

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PBBM receives credentials of US, Thailand envoys

Fri, 2022-07-22 18:16

MANILA - President Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. received Friday the credentials of MaryKay Loss Carlson, United States (US) Ambassador to the Philippines, at Malacanang Palace in Manila.

Carlson, who arrived in Manila thenight before, presented her credentials to Marcos and expressed hope

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NPA 'recruiter' falls in Agusan Norte

Fri, 2022-07-22 18:15

BUTUAN CITY - Police arrested Friday a tribal school teacher suspected to be doubling as a recruiter for the communist New People's Army (NPA) in Agusan del Norte.

In a statement, the Agusan del Norte Police Provincial Office (ADNPPO) identified the suspect as Romulo Masayon, a teacher of th

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MindaNews examines fat, obese dynasties in Mindanao

Fri, 2022-07-22 18:13

CHEERS TO MindaNews for a comprehensive, data-driven report on Mindanao's political dynasties - the fat, the obese, the growing and the long-surviving.

The three-part series by Carol Arguillas published on July 11, 13 and 15 looked at the data showing the government posts of members of political families from from 1987 to 2025. The series also traced the formation of several dynastic clans in Mindanao and project

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No Filipino casualties reported in heat waves across Europe: DFA

Fri, 2022-07-22 17:58

MANILA - No Filipino casualty has so far been reported amid the blistering heat waves sweeping across Europe, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said Friday.

"The department has instructed our Foreign Service Posts in Europe to monitor the situation regarding the current heat wave being

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Maritime transport 'ready' for in-school classes in August: DOTr

Fri, 2022-07-22 17:55

MANILA - The Department of Transportation (DOTr) on Friday assured that the country's public maritime transport is ready for the return of face-to-face classes in August under the multi-agency effort "OPLAN Balik Eskwela (return to school)."

"Upang masiguro ang kaligtasan at kaayusan ng b

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1.38M Negrenses now fully vaxxed against Covid-19

Fri, 2022-07-22 17:52

BACOLOD CITY - The province of Negros Occidental has fully vaccinated some 1.385 million of its residents against the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) as of July 16, data of the Provincial Health Office (PHO) on Friday showed.

The figure represents 66.04 percent of the target 2.098 million

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Cops destroy over P3.6-M marijuana in Benguet, Kalinga

Fri, 2022-07-22 17:22

BAGUIO CITY - Government anti-illegal drug operatives have destroyed a total of PHP3.62 million worth of marijuana plants in a two-day simultaneous eradication operation in Benguet and Kalinga provinces.

Capt. Marnie Abellanida, information officer of the Police Regional Office-Cordillera (PR

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Cordillera miners urged to sell gold to BSP to boost PH economy

Fri, 2022-07-22 17:21
BAGUIO CITY - The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) north Luzon regional office on Friday called on small-scale miners in the region to help boost the country's economy by sell
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S.Korean drug kingpin repatriated from Vietnam via int'l cooperation

Fri, 2022-07-22 17:18

SEOUL, July 22 (Xinhua) -- A South Korean drug kingpin, seen as one of the country's biggest drug traffickers based in Southeast Asia, was arrested in Vietnam through international cooperation and repatriated earlier this week, the Korean National Police Agency (KNPA) said Friday.

The KNPA said in a statement that a suspect was arrested in Vietnam's Ho Chi Minh city on July 17 and repatriated to South Korea on J

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Group urges probe on Reds 'digital' recruitment

Fri, 2022-07-22 17:17

MANILA - Children should be spared from digitalized recruitment schemes of the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People's Army-National Democratic Front (CPP-NPA-NDF) and its front organizations, the leader of a parents' group said Friday.

The League of Parents of the Philippines (LPP) a

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Footwear art installation depicts daily tobacco deaths

Fri, 2022-07-22 17:15

ILOILO CITY - The Iloilo City Anti-Smoking Task Force (ICAST) and a public interest law organization on Friday called for an end to smoking through the use of an art installation of 321 pairs of shoes and slippers depicting the number of people dying daily due to tobacco-related diseases.

"We

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Davao City's child obesity rate doubles in 2021

Fri, 2022-07-22 17:14

DAVAO CITY - The City Health Office's (CHO) Nutrition Division is strengthening its delivery of general health services and nutrition information campaigns as cases of obese children increased here.

The CHO Nutrition Division said obesity cases rose from 585 in 2020 to 1,179 in 2021.

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1.7K Novo Ecijanos get jobs from DSWD's cash-for-work program

Fri, 2022-07-22 17:10

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga - Over 1,700 indigents in Nueva Ecija have been employed for 10 days under the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) program that helps communities address the effect of climate change.

Under the DSWD's Risk Resiliency Program-Climate Change Adapta

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1.7K Novo Ecijanos get jobs from DSWD's cash-for-work program

Fri, 2022-07-22 17:10

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga - Over 1,700 indigents in Nueva Ecija have been employed for 10 days under the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) program that helps communities address the effect of climate change.

Under the DSWD's Risk Resiliency Program-Climate Change Adapta

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Ilocanos put world-class hospital, railway on SONA 'wish list'

Fri, 2022-07-22 16:56

LAOAG CITY - Some Ilocos Norte residents on Friday bared their sentiments and "wish list" for President Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr.'s first State of the Nation Address (SONA).

Marcos' maiden SONA will take place on Monday, July 25, at the official start of the 19th Congress at the Batasan

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51% of BARMM target population vaxxed against Covid-19

Fri, 2022-07-22 16:45

MANILA - The Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) has vaccinated 51.05 percent of its target population against Covid-19.

This, after the BARMM Ministry of Health (MOH) held a special vaccination day for the region in Cotabato City on Thursday.

BARMM is among the regi

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Rodriguez debunks resignation, extortion rumors

Fri, 2022-07-22 16:43

MANILA - Executive Secretary Victor Rodriguez on Friday quashed rumors that he stepped down from office.

In an interview with Palace reporters, Rodriguez said his reported resignation is a mere "hearsay."

"I'm just here. I hardly go out of my office," he said.

This, after Rodrigue

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