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T-bill rates rise anew

Mon, 2022-07-04 16:09
MANILA - The rates of Treasury bills (T-bills) rose on Monday but all tenors were fully awarded during the auction.The average rate of the 91-day debt paper rose to 1.908 percent, the 182-day to 2.608 percent, and the 365-day to 2.811 percent.These were
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Comelec targets more youth registrants as registration resumes

Mon, 2022-07-04 16:05

ILOILO CITY - More registrants are expected to register in Commission on Elections offices as registration in preparation for the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan polls in December resumed Monday.

Guimaras Comelec Provincial Election Supervisor Salud Milagros Villanueva said they are targeti

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Baste vows stricter liquor ban following bar shooting

Mon, 2022-07-04 16:03

DAVAO CITY - Mayor Sebastian "Baste" Duterte said Monday he will impose stricter liquor ban guidelines following a shooting that occurred outside a bar here and resulted in the death of a 21-year-old student.

"We will impose stricter measures in our implementation of the liquor ban so that w

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Senators start filing priority bills as 19th Congress opens

Mon, 2022-07-04 15:51

MANILA - The first round of filing of bills in the Senate started on Monday hours before the 19th Congress opened at noon.

Senator Loren Legarda, based on the principle of seniority or length of service, was the first to file bills following the guidelines issued by Senate Secretary Myra Mari

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Most parole, probation clients in Davao linked to drug use

Mon, 2022-07-04 15:41

DAVAO CITY-A huge percentage of applicants under Davao Region's Parole and Probation Administration (PPA-11) is related to illegal drug use, an official said.

In a press conference Monday, PPA-11 Director Benjamin Cutay Jr. said that out of the total 6,170 clients, some 4,000 have violated R

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Samar park's all-out bid to join UNESCO heritage list

Mon, 2022-07-04 15:32

TACLOBAN CITY - Activities are lined up to raise the chance of Samar Island Natural Park (SINP) to be included in the UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) World Heritage sites.

Angelito Villanueva, Samar provincial environment and natural resources officer

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Rollback set this week after big-time fuel price hikes

Mon, 2022-07-04 15:26
MANILA - After four straight weeks of big-time price hikes, oil companies will roll back petroleum prices starting Tuesday morning.In separate advisories, Caltex, Cleanfuel, Petro Gazz, PTT Philippines, Seaoil, and Shell announced they will cut diesel prices by PHP3 per lite
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Top 2 most wanted in W. Visayas nabbed

Mon, 2022-07-04 15:16

ILOILO CITY - Authorities nabbed a member of the New People's Army (NPA) wanted for murder early morning Sunday in Barangay Tig-amaga, Miagao, Iloilo.

Maj. Renato Monreal II, chief of police of the Sibalom Municipal Police Station, identified the suspect as Raymund Paner, 33, alias Panen, of

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Outing ends in tragedy as 3 students drown in Sultan Kudarat

Mon, 2022-07-04 15:13

COTABATO CITY - Three students drowned and two elders survived a beach outing accident at a beach resort in Lebak, Sultan Kudarat, Sunday afternoon.

"The victims were swimming at Sunset Beach Resort in Barangay Kinudalan when the freak accident happened at past 5 p.m.," Lt. Col. Julius Malco

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Mt. Kanlaon restive anew; phreatic eruption possible

Mon, 2022-07-04 15:10

MANILA - Residents living near Mt. Kanlaon should avoid getting near the 4-kilometer permanent danger zone as the volcano shows increased activity with possible phreatic eruptions, Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) Director Renato Solidum, Jr. said Monday.

At least

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DTI's Pascual retains 5 undersecretaries

Mon, 2022-07-04 14:58
MANILA - As part of his priorities to restructure the agency, new Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Secretary Alfredo Pascual has reduced the number of undersecretaries from seven to five.According to the updated DTI website, Pascual retained Undersecretary Ceferino Rod
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Solon wishes 'better governance' under Marcos than previous admin

Mon, 2022-07-04 14:51

MANILA - Senator Ronald Dela Rosa expects the administration of President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. to do better than former President Rodrigo Duterte's.

In a statement, he welcomed the pronouncement of Marcos during his recent inauguration that he shares the dreams of Filipinos that no one will b

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Telco firm, banks partner to boost anti-scam, phishing efforts

Mon, 2022-07-04 14:22

MANILA - Telecommunications service provider Globe Telecom Inc. (Globe) and several financial institutions have partnered to strengthen their efforts against scams and phishing through text messages and calls.

In a statement on Monday, Globe said an agreement was recently signed with Unionban

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No scheduled state visits yet for PBBM: Palace

Mon, 2022-07-04 14:15

MANILA - The Office of President is yet to release a schedule on President Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr.'s state visits this year, Malacanang said Monday.

Press Secretary Trixie Cruz-Angeles said Marcos is prioritizing the final list of names of the members of his Cabinet.

"The Presid

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No scheduled state visits yet for PBBM: Palace

Mon, 2022-07-04 14:15

MANILA - The Office of President is yet to release a schedule on President Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr.'s state visits this year, Malacanang said Monday.

Press Secretary Trixie Cruz-Angeles said Marcos is prioritizing the final list of names of the members of his Cabinet.

"The Presid

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Several killed, injured in Copenhagen shopping mall shooting

Mon, 2022-07-04 13:48

COPENHAGEN - Several people were killed and injured in a shooting at a shopping center in Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark, and one suspect was arrested, said Copenhagen Chief Police Inspector Soren Thomassen at a press conference on Sunday evening.

It was at around 17:30 local time that th

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Gov't workers partners in governance: Marcos

Mon, 2022-07-04 13:29

MANILA - President Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. on Monday attended his first flag-raising ceremony as the country's chief executive, optimistic that he would have a good "working relationship" with government workers.

The flag-raising ceremony was held at the Kalayaan Grounds of the Malaca

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Gov't workers partners in governance: Marcos

Mon, 2022-07-04 13:29

MANILA - President Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. on Monday attended his first flag-raising ceremony as the country's chief executive, optimistic that he would have a good "working relationship" with government workers.

The flag-raising ceremony was held at the Kalayaan Grounds of the Malaca

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DOT to become 'major economic contributor' under new admin

Mon, 2022-07-04 13:27

MANILA - The Department of Tourism (DOT) is seen as one of the country's major economic pillars that will help the country's economic recovery from the pandemic under the new administration, Secretary Christina Garcia-Frasco said Monday.

In her message during Monday's flag-raising ceremony, F

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PH Coast Guard rescues Mabini Bridge jumper

Mon, 2022-07-04 13:15

MANILA - A man jumped from the Mabini Bridge in Manila on Sunday but was rescued by the Philippine Coast Guard Station in Malacanang.

The PCG said the incident was first reported by Barangay 830, Zone 90, District 6 Sangguniang Kabataan chair Reskie Aguilar who warned of a person sitting on t

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