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Most civilian clients of Davao DNA lab seek inheritance rights

Mon, 2022-07-04 18:28

DAVAO CITY - Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) testing to establish blood relations is the top of service being availed by civilian clients in the Police Regional Office - Davao Region DNA Laboratory Section of the Regional Forensic Unit (RFU-11) here, an official said Monday.

In a press briefing,

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Dinagat farmers get over P41-M support from DA

Mon, 2022-07-04 18:27

BUTUAN CITY - The Department of Agriculture in the Caraga Region (DA-13) has released more than PHP41 million worth of assistance to rice and corn farmers in the Dinagat Islands province.

The fund release was made at the opening of the five-day People's Fair in the province on Monday at the

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DavOr exec vows to prioritize road rehab, access to potable water

Mon, 2022-07-04 18:26

DAVAO CITY - Davao Oriental Governor Corazon Malanyaon vowed to focus on the opening and rehabilitation of roads as well as access to clean water systems in her province for the new administration's first 100 days in office.

In a press briefing Monday, Malanyaon said she wanted infrastructur

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Italian youngster to face top seed Djokovic in Wimbledon last 8

Mon, 2022-07-04 18:14

ANKARA -- The 2022 Wimbledon will see a quarterfinal match between Italian youngster Jannik Sinner and men's top seed Novak Djokovic of Serbia.

The 20-time Grand Slam champion, Djokovic, 35, eliminated Tim van Rijthoven of the Netherlands with sets of 6-2, 4-6, 6-1, 6-2 in a fourth round matc

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PHLPost delivers 856K PhilID to Ilocos Region

Mon, 2022-07-04 17:57
MALASIQUI, Pangasinan - The Philippine Postal Corp. (PHLPost) has delivered 856,550 Philippine Identification (PhilID) cards or the national ID to registrants in the Ilocos Region as of May 27In a phone interview on Monday, Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) Ilocos inform
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C. Luzon, PH's top producer of chicken in Q1

Mon, 2022-07-04 17:53
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga - Central Luzon was the top producer of chicken in the country during the first quarter of the year, the latest data from the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) showed.The region's total chicken production from January to March 2022 was esti
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OCTA sees weak surge within July

Mon, 2022-07-04 17:28

MANILA - The country's health care utilization rate is still at the lowest level despite the slight uptick in Covid-19 cases, OCTA Research fellow, Dr. Guido David, said on Monday.

In a virtual public briefing, David said there is no threat yet in terms of medical services as the National Cap

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New DAR chief includes employees' welfare in priorities

Mon, 2022-07-04 17:20

MANILA - Department of Agrarian Reform Secretary Conrado Estrella III considers the agency his second home, thus his assurance that he will treat employees like family.

He also vowed to be true to the mandate of DAR to provide social justice and give land to the landless, which were implement

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Marcos to support ecozone bill after 'corrections' made: Palace

Mon, 2022-07-04 17:18

MANILA - President Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. will fully support a measure establishing a special economic zone and freeport adjacent to the proposed airport city in Bulacan province once the Congress "corrects" provisions that pose substantial fiscal risks to the country, Malacanang said Mond

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VP Sara cites need to strengthen, improve PH education sector

Mon, 2022-07-04 17:00

MANILA - Vice President and Education Secretary Sara Duterte-Carpio on Monday said there's an urgent need to strengthen the education sector in the Philippines.

In a virtual discussion with National Private Education Association, Duterte acknowledged the "strain on public schools" due to nume

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PBBM to articulate 'policy' on calls for PH to rejoin ICC

Mon, 2022-07-04 16:56

MANILA - Malacanang is waiting for President Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. to personally announce his take on opposition lawmakers' calls to restore the Philippines' membership in the International Criminal Court (ICC).

"Those comments, as in any comment that is in the exercise of freedom o

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Daily average of Covid-19 cases from June 27-July 3 up by 60%

Mon, 2022-07-04 16:51

MANILA - The country's daily average of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) cases went up by 60 percent from June 27 to July 3, the Department of Health (DOH) reported Monday.

From 662 per day from June 20 to 26, the number of Covid-19 cases reached 1,057 daily from June 27 to July 3.


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Diokno confident Medalla to sustain game-changing reforms in BSP

Mon, 2022-07-04 16:39
MANILA - Finance Secretary Benjamin Diokno said Monday he is confident that new Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) Governor Felipe Medalla will continue the game-changing reforms he implemented under his previous leadership of the institution, which include its rapid shift to digitalization and ot
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Public warned of rising dengue cases nationwide

Mon, 2022-07-04 16:29

MANILA - The Philippine Medical Association (PMA) on Monday warned the public against increasing dengue cases nationwide.

The Department of Health (DOH) reported 45,416 dengue cases from January 1 to June 11, 45 percent higher than the 31,320 cases reported during the same period last year.

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Abalos to sustain gains in anti-drugs drive

Mon, 2022-07-04 16:22

MANILA - Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Benjamin "Benhur" Abalos Jr. vowed Monday to sustain the gains in the anti-illegal drugs campaign, saying he would even join in some of the operations.

Abalos said the campaign would be continued but the Marcos administ

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Farm-to-market road makes life easier for Laoag's rural villages

Mon, 2022-07-04 16:20

LAOAG City - The completion of an 803.60-meter farm-to-market concrete road in rural Barangay 47 Bengcag here now provides farmers and residents in the community and nearby villages more convenience, particularly during the rainy season.

Loelyn Acain on Monday said going to Bengcag now is lik

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Albay solon refiles bill legalizing divorce

Mon, 2022-07-04 16:20

LEGAZPI CITY - Albay 1st District Rep. Edcel Lagman refiled the measure legalizing divorce in the country after his similar bill was not acted upon in the 18th Congress.

In a phone interview on Monday, Lagman said he is hopeful that "beleaguered and tormented wives can soon be liberated from

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SC denies woman's annulment suit vs. 'bum' husband

Mon, 2022-07-04 16:17

MANILA - The Supreme Court reiterated its exacting standards in nullifying a marriage and turned down a petition for annulment by a woman who claimed her spouse refused to work and sent her away when she got pregnant.

In a 12-page decision published online Friday, the high court stressed that

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'That will be up to him', Palace on possible PBBM media interview

Mon, 2022-07-04 16:17

MANILA - President Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. will grant journalists' requests for interviews depending on the situation, Malacanang said Monday.

Press Secretary Trixie Cruz-Angeles said Marcos may start taking questions from reporters when there is a "pressing issue" that he would need

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2 more NPA members surrender in NegOr town

Mon, 2022-07-04 16:14

DUMAGUETE CITY - Two more members of the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People's Army (CPP-NPA) have surrendered to police authorities in Sta. Catalina, Negros Oriental on Sunday.

A report from the Negros Oriental Provincial Police Office (NOPPO) on Monday identified the surrenderers

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