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Ex-agri exec cites diminishing sugar supply in signing order

Mon, 2022-08-15 16:46

MANILA - Former Agriculture Undersecretary Leocadio Sebastian on Monday cited the "rapidly diminishing supply" of sugar as reason for signing the controversial Sugar Order No. 4 that would allow the importation of 300,000 metric tons of sugar without the authorization of President Ferdinand Marcos

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EU envoy's Siargao visit to boost relief, dev't assistance

Mon, 2022-08-15 16:38

MANILA - The European Union (EU) is set to boost its humanitarian and development assistance projects in Siargao through a four-day visit to the island by its envoy to the Philippines.

In a media bulletin on Monday, EU Ambassador to the Philippines Luc Veron will monitor EU humanitarian aid a

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Azurin justifies revamp of 3 top PNP execs, 77 other posts

Mon, 2022-08-15 16:36

MANILA - Philippine National Police (PNP) chief, Gen. Rodolfo Azurin Jr., on Monday justified his order for the reshuffle of more than 80 ranking police officials, including the three top posts of the force's command group.

Azurin said the movement was for "career growth" and the designation

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Anxieties, misinformation to 'settle down' with new BTA: OPAPRU

Mon, 2022-08-15 16:33

MANILA - The Office of the Presidential Adviser on Peace, Reconciliation and Unity (OPAPRU) is expecting anxieties and misinformation being experienced by the Bangsamoro people to "settle down" following the recent oath-taking of new members of the Bangsamoro Transition Authority (BTA).

In a

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Dengue cases up 131% from Jan. 1-July 30

Mon, 2022-08-15 16:24

MANILA - The Philippines has logged 102,619 dengue cases from January 1 to July 30 this year, 131 percent higher than the figure in the same period in 2021, the Department of Health (DOH) said Monday.

In a Viber message to reporters, the DOH noted that cases for the same period last year tota

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SC chief Gesmundo urges court workers to complete vax, booster

Mon, 2022-08-15 16:21

MANILA - Chief Justice Alexander G. Gesmundo on Monday urged the court's 3,200 workers to continue supporting the government's "PinasLakas" free booster vaccination against Covid-19 for themselves and their families.

"PinasLakas", which got going on July 26, is the nationwide booster vaccinat

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3 arrested as drug den dismantled in Zambo City

Mon, 2022-08-15 16:19

ZAMBOANGA CITY - Authorities have dismantled a drug den in an anti-drug operation that saw the arrest of three suspects and confiscation of around PHP408,000 worth of illegal drugs in this southern port city, an official said Monday.

Emerson Margate, PDEA-Region 9 director, said suspects And

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Nearly 20 million Filipinos live below poverty threshold

Mon, 2022-08-15 16:18

MANILA, Aug. 15 (Xinhua) -- Nearly 20 million Filipinos were living below the national poverty line in 2021, said a government survey released on Monday.

Citing a 2021 family income and expenditure survey, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) said the poverty incidence among the population, or the proportion of Filipinos whose per capita income can not sufficiently meet the individual basic food and non-foo

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Hunt on for ambush-slay of ex-village chair, worker in NoCot

Mon, 2022-08-15 16:17

MATALAM, North Cotabato - A police manhunt is underway against a group behind the ambush-slay of a former village chief and his worker in Barangay Kidama here on Sunday evening.

Lt. Col Jingle Parallag, town police chief, identified Monday the victims as Felipe Sara Maluenda, 61, former chai

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DOJ welcomes CHR presence in illegal drug raids

Mon, 2022-08-15 16:16

MANILA - The Department of Justice (DOJ) on Monday said it is committed to adopt a transparency policy with the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) to ensure all illegal drug raids are carried out in accordance with the law.

DOJ spokesperson Mico Clavano said in an interview that the agency welc

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Region 8 logs highest inflation rate in 4 years

Mon, 2022-08-15 16:03

TACLOBAN CITY -Eastern Visayas recorded a 7.5 percent inflation rate in July 2022, the highest in the past four years, due to rising prices of food and non-alcoholic beverages, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) reported on Monday.

The PSA continue to observe an uptrend in the region's

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Delinquent Bacolod firms asked to pay dues by installment: SSS

Mon, 2022-08-15 16:00
BACOLOD CITY - The Social Security System (SSS) has enjoined delinquent employers here to avail of the Enhanced Installment Payment Program under the Pandemic Relief and Restructuring Program 3 (PRRP 3) to pay the past due monthly contributions of their workers.In a statemen
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Ex-rebels in Northern Samar get P260-K cash aid

Mon, 2022-08-15 15:52

TACLOBAN CITY -At least 34 former rebels who recently surrendered to the Philippine Army in Northern Samar have received PHP260,000 grant under the assistance to individuals in crisis situation (AICS) of the Department of Social Welfare Development (DSWD).

Lt. Col. Manuel Degay Jr., commander

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San Juanico Bridge undergoes rehabilitation

Mon, 2022-08-15 15:40

MANILA - The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) is conducting repair works on San Juanico Bridge to ensure its structural integrity.

The rehabilitation works involve the tightening of high-tension bolts and painting works on structural steel, DPWH Region 8 Director Allan Borromeo

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DepEd assures aid for fire-hit school in Hindang, Leyte

Mon, 2022-08-15 15:37

TACLOBAN CITY -The Department of Education (DepEd) has assured assistance to a school in Hindang, Leyte which was razed by a fire one week before the opening of classes.

A team from DepEd Leyte division office was sent to Hindang town to assess the extent of damage caused by the fire around 8

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PH eyes purchase of US helicopters after aborted deal with Russia

Mon, 2022-08-15 15:33

MANILA - The government is considering buying Chinook helicopters from the United States after scrapping a contract on the purchase of 16 Russian helicopters.

In an online media forum Monday, Philippine Ambassador to the United States Jose Manuel Romualdez said the cancellation of the contrac

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EJAP, SMC host forum for Marcos economic managers

Mon, 2022-08-15 15:23
MANILA - The Economic Journalists Association of the Philippines (EJAP) and the San Miguel Corp. (SMC) are hosting the first hybrid forum during the pandemic for the Marcos administration's economic managers.The 2022 EJAP-SMC economic forum, carrying the theme "The Road Ahea
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DMW suspends OFW compulsory insurance coverage

Mon, 2022-08-15 15:15

MANILA - The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) has suspended the implementation of the Expanded Compulsory Insurance Coverage for land-based rehired and direct hired overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) upon the instruction of Department of Migrant Workers (DMW) Secretary Susan Ople,

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DMW suspends OFW compulsory insurance coverage

Mon, 2022-08-15 15:15

MANILA - The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) has suspended the implementation of the Expanded Compulsory Insurance Coverage for land-based rehired and direct hired overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) upon the instruction of Department of Migrant Workers (DMW) Secretary Susan Ople.

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Bacolod cops seize P4.3-M shabu in sting op

Mon, 2022-08-15 14:21
BACOLOD CITY - Operatives of Bacolod City Police Office seized PHP4.318 million worth of suspected shabu during a buy-bust at a residence in Barangay Pahanocoy here on Sunday night.The arrested suspect was identified as Ahzer Villarosa, 36, who is believed to be a warehousem
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