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Pump prices set to go down anew this week

Mon, 2022-08-15 18:21
MANILA - Industry players will again roll back oil prices on Tuesday morning.In separate advisories, Caltex, Cleanfuel, Petro Gazz, PTT Philippines, Seaoil, and Shell said they will cut gasoline prices by PHP0.10 per liter and PHP1.05 per liter for diesel.
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Philippine remittances up by 4.4 pct in June

Mon, 2022-08-15 18:18

MANILA, Aug. 15 (Xinhua) -- Personal remittances from overseas Filipinos reached 3.1 billion U.S. dollars in June, or 4.4 percent year-on-year growth, the Philippine central bank said on Monday.

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) said the June remittances increased the cumulative personal remittances by 2.8 percent to 17.1 billion dollars in the first half of this year.

The BSP said the United States,

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ASTI to develop robot that would disinfect indoors

Mon, 2022-08-15 18:17

MANILA-The Advanced Science and Technology Institute (ASTI) has allocated PHP5.9 million for the development of a robot with ultraviolet-C light that can disinfect indoor spaces, its chief said Monday.

The project aims to reduce the risks of using UV light by integrating intelligent features

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2 Catholic churches to serve as vax sites in Butuan

Mon, 2022-08-15 18:16

BUTUAN CITY - Two major Catholic churches in Butuan City will be opening their doors for the continuing vaccination program by the government.

In a statement Monday, the City Information Office of Butuan said St. Joseph Cathedral and the Sto. Nino Diocesan Shrine will be open for first, seco

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16 charged in scheme to divert NGO funds to CPP fronts

Mon, 2022-08-15 18:13

MANILA - The Department of Justice (DOJ) on Monday announced the filing of criminal charges against 16 individuals who were part of a conspiracy to divert money from foreign sources to local non-governmental organizations (NGOs) used as fronts by the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People's

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Zambo wants children in F2F classes vaxxed, boosted

Mon, 2022-08-15 18:12

ZAMBOANGA CITY - The City Health Office (CHO) has reminded school officials to ensure that children participating in face-to-face (F2F) classes are fully vaccinated and even boosted.

Dr. Dulce Amor Miravite, the CHO chief, issued the call on Monday after expressing apprehension about an upsu

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Bicol LGUs, stude council offer free rides as classes open

Mon, 2022-08-15 17:54

LEGAZPI CITY- The Bicol University (BU) Student Council together with several local government units (LGUs)in Albay opened the 'libreng sakay" or free rides program for learners as classes started on Monday.

Aside from this city, other LGUs that offered free rides are Tabaco City, Guinobatan

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Magnitude 5.5 quake jolts Davao del Sur

Mon, 2022-08-15 17:53

MANILA-A magnitude 5.5 tremor jolted Davao del Sur province on Monday afternoon, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) reported.

The tectonic quake struck 12 kilometers southwest of the municipality of Magsaysay at 4:23 p.m. It had a depth of 24 kilometers.

I

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Clean, automated polls advocate named Comelec commissioner

Mon, 2022-08-15 17:53

MANILA - President Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. has named Nelson Celis as the newest commissioner of the Commission on Elections (Comelec).

Comelec chairperson George Garcia shared a copy of Celis' appointment paper to reporters on Monday.

Celis will be replacing Aimee Torrefranca-Ne

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Clean, automated polls advocate named Comelec commissioner

Mon, 2022-08-15 17:53

MANILA - President Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. has named Nelson Celis as the newest commissioner of the Commission on Elections (Comelec).

Comelec chairperson George Garcia shared a copy of Celis' appointment paper to reporters on Monday.

Celis will be replacing Aimee Torrefranca-Ne

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Davao Region logs 628 new Covid-19 cases

Mon, 2022-08-15 17:35

DAVAO CITY - Majority of the 628 new coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) cases in Davao Region from Aug. 1-7 involved unvaccinated people, including 11 who succumbed to the disease, the Department of Health (DOH-11) reported Monday.

Dr. Gerna Manatad, DOH-11 assistant regional director, said

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House panels to conduct full-blown probe on sugar import mess

Mon, 2022-08-15 17:27

MANILA - The House Committee on Good Government and Public Accountability and Committee on Agriculture and Food will conduct a joint motu proprio inquiry, in aid of legislation, on the unauthorized signing of a sugar importation order to import 300,000 metric tons (MT) of sugar.

This developm

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BFAR repopulates Bataan river with tilapia fingerlings

Mon, 2022-08-15 17:20

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga - The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources in Central Luzon (BFAR-3) on Monday released around 80,000 tilapia fingerlings in Almacen River in Hermosa town, Bataan province as part of its continuing effort to revitalize the aquaculture industry.

The dispersa

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5.6-magnitude earthquake rattles southern Philippines

Mon, 2022-08-15 17:18

MANILA, Aug. 15 (Xinhua) -- A shallow earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.6 rattled Davao del Sur province in southern Philippines on Monday afternoon, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said.

The institute said the quake, which occurred at 4:23 p.m. local time (0823 GMT), hit at a depth of 6 kilometers, about 11 kilometers northwest of Magsaysay town.

The institute said the t

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Kin claims body of NPA fighter in central Negros

Mon, 2022-08-15 17:13
BACOLOD CITY - The body of a Communist Party of the Philippines-New People's Army (CPP-NPA) rebel killed in a clash with government troops in central Negros on August 10 has already been claimed by his family, the Philippine Army confirmed on Monday.In a report, the 94th Inf
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SRA board member resigns due to 'health reason'

Mon, 2022-08-15 17:08

MANILA - Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA) board member Roland Beltran, one of the four signatories of the supposed resolution for the importation of 300,000 metric tons of additional sugar, resigned amid the investigation on the controversial Sugar Order (SO) No. 4.

In his resignation le

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PBBM to hold bilateral meetings during US trip in September

Mon, 2022-08-15 17:05

MANILA - President Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. plans to hold several bilateral meetings with other heads of state on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York in September.

In an online media forum Monday, Philippine Ambassador to the United States Jose Manuel Romua

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Panganiban takes oath as DA Undersecretary

Mon, 2022-08-15 17:03

MANILA - President Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. has administered the oath of office of Domingo Panganiban as Undersecretary of the Department of Agriculture (DA).

Panganiban formally took his oath of office as shown in photos shared in the President's official Facebook page on Monday.

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Marcos taps ex-agri chief as new DA undersecretary

Mon, 2022-08-15 17:03

MANILA - President Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. has administered the oath of office of Domingo Panganiban as Undersecretary of the Department of Agriculture (DA).

Panganiban formally took his oath of office as shown in photos shared in the President's official Facebook page on Monday.

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P15-M illegal drugs seized in 2-day ops: PNP

Mon, 2022-08-15 16:59

MANILA - Operatives of the Philippine National Police (PNP) confiscated PHP15 million worth of illegal drugs in three separate anti-illegal drug operations from Aug. 13 to 14, PNP chief Gen. Rodolfo Azurin Jr. said Monday.

In an operation in Toledo City, Cebu, police arrested drug suspect Raf

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