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Gun ban violators face perpetual DQ from owning firearms

Sun, 2022-07-03 15:42

MANILA - A ranking police official said Sunday they are considering perpetual disqualification from owning firearms as a penalty for gun ban violators.

Maj. Gen. Valeriano de Leon, Philippine National Police (PNP) Director for Operations, said in a statement on Sunday that it is one of the st

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Senator respects veto, eyes refiling of Bulacan ecozone bill

Sun, 2022-07-03 14:42

MANILA - Despite the aborted jobs and livelihoods that would have benefited his province mates, Senator Joel Villanueva said Sunday that he respects the veto on House Bill (HB) 7575 that sought to establish the Bulacan Airport City Special Economic Zone and Freeport Authority (BACSEZFA) in Bulakan

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Senators respect PBBM veto power; to refile Bulacan ecozone bill

Sun, 2022-07-03 14:42

MANILA - Despite the aborted jobs and livelihoods that would have benefited his province mates, Senator Joel Villanueva said Sunday that he respects the veto on House Bill (HB) 7575 that sought to establish the Bulacan Airport City Special Economic Zone and Freeport Authority (BACSEZFA) in Bulakan

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PopCom exec retains post, set to present policies to new admin

Sun, 2022-07-03 14:26

MANILA - The Commission on Population and Development (PopCom) will continue pursuing key policies on family planning and addressing poverty thresholds under Undersecretary Juan Antonio Perez III, who has been reappointed Executive Director for another six years by the Marcos administration.

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2 NPA leaders, 1 medic surrender in MisOr

Sun, 2022-07-03 13:38

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY - Tired of false promises of better lives, two leaders and a medic of the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People's Army (CPP-NPA) surrendered to the 58th Infantry Battalion (58IB) in Misamis Oriental, the Philippine Army unit confirmed Sunday.

According to a stateme

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Camiguin confirms ASF cases, bans entry of pork products

Sun, 2022-07-03 13:05

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY - The province of Camiguin has imposed a temporary ban on pork meat and by-products from outside the island after the Department of Agriculture-Northern Mindanao (DA-10) confirmed cases of African swine fever (ASF).

The announcement of Governor Xavier Jesus Romualdo releas

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Morocco faces 'extremely complex situation' vs. illegal migration

Sun, 2022-07-03 10:41

MADRID - Morocco is facing an "extremely complex situation" to fight illegal migration mafias and control migration flows, Jose Luis Escriva, Spanish Minister of Inclusion, Social Security and Migration, said.

Morocco suffers the consequences of the difficult situation in some countries of su

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Fair weather seen as 2 tropical cyclones exit PAR

Sun, 2022-07-03 10:38

MANILA - Most parts of the country will "fair weather" as two tropical cyclones continue to move away outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR), the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said on Sunday.

In its 4 a.m. bulletin, PAGASA s

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SMB spoils Arwind Santos' entry to 10K Club, downs NorthPort

Sun, 2022-07-03 10:32

MANILA - San Miguel broke loose in the fourth quarter to clip NorthPort, 122-106, in their Philippine Cup battle on Saturday night at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City.

The Beermen spoiled Arwind Santos' formal entry to the elite 10,000 Points Club as they clobbered the Batang Pier in

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Utah Jazz trade Rudy Gobert to Minnesota Timberwolves

Sun, 2022-07-03 10:31

ISTANBUL - The Utah Jazz has traded Rudy Gobert to the Minnesota Timberwolves, an NBA insider confirmed Friday.

"The Timberwolves are sending Malik Beasley, Patrick Beverley, Walker Kessler, Jarred Vanderbilt and multiple first-round picks for Gobert," Adrian Wojnarowski said on Twitter.

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Jaishankar congratulates Philippines Ambassador on being appointed as Secretary of Foreign Affairs

Sun, 2022-07-03 09:18
Manila [Philippines], July 3 (ANI): External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Saturday congratulated the Philippines Ambassador Enrique A. Manalo on being appointed as the Secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs. Taking to Twitter, Jaishankar said that he is looking forward to working closely with the new Secretary to further strengthen the India-Philippines partnership. "Congratulate Ambassador Enrique A. Manalo o
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Paris airport strike triggers flight cancellations for third day

Sat, 2022-07-02 20:08

Airport workers striking for a third consecutive day on Saturday said they would stage another walkout at the French capital's main international hub from July 8 to 10 to press their pay demands, signalling further disruption for early summer travellers.

The current walkout, which began on Thursday, is due to continue until Sunday, though France

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Permits for gatherings no longer required in Zamboanga City

Sat, 2022-07-02 19:24

ZAMBOANGA CITY - The city government here announced Saturday that permits for public and private gatherings are no longer required.

The city will remain under Alert Level 1 until July 15, according to the national Inter-Agency Task Force for the management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IAT

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70.8M Filipinos fully vaccinated, 15M with 1st booster

Sat, 2022-07-02 18:39

MANILA - The Philippines has already administered 154,237,449 doses of the coronavirus disease 2019 vaccine nationwide, with 70,853,659 Filipinos receiving complete coronavirus primary series and 15,017,716 getting their first booster doses, National Vaccination Operations Center (NVOC) said Saturd

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Comelec urges barangay, SK voters to register starting Monday

Sat, 2022-07-02 18:38

MANILA - The Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Saturday reminded Filipinos eligible to vote in the Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) polls in December to go to their local poll body offices and sign up beginning next week.

In an advisory posted on its Facebook page, the Comelec said t

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PH eyes integration of Covid-19 vax into routine immunization

Sat, 2022-07-02 18:11

MANILA - The Philippine government is looking to include the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) vaccine in the routine immunization to ramp up inoculation in certain areas with low jab uptake.

"During this transition period, the National Covid-19 Vaccination Operations Center (NVOC) and vacc

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Ex-NPA rebels get livelihood aid in Agusan Norte

Sat, 2022-07-02 18:09

BUTUAN CITY - A total of 114 former New People's Army (NPA) rebels who surrendered on different occasions this year in Agusan del Norte were provided with livelihood assistance and remuneration for surrendered firearms.

The assistance, amounting to PHP10.7 million, was part of the government'

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All regions achieve over 45% vaccine coverage for seniors

Sat, 2022-07-02 18:05

MANILA - All 17 regions in the country have vaccinated at least 45 percent of their senior citizens against the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), the Department of Health (DOH) said Saturday.

Citing the latest report from the National Vaccination Operations Center, the DOH said in a statem

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PPA in Surigao cites honest security personnel

Sat, 2022-07-02 18:04

BUTUAN CITY - The Port Management Office (PMO) of the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) in Surigao City has lauded the honesty of its personnel serving as a security screener.

In a statement Saturday, the PMO Surigao identified the personnel as Christopher Montera who returned a sling bag cont

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Gov't to boost economic, tourism potential of former MILF camps

Sat, 2022-07-02 18:01

MANILA - The government aims to further boost the socio-economic potential and tourism opportunities in Bangsamoro communities, particularly the natural resources available within the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) areas.

The Office of the Presidential Adviser on Peace, Reconciliation a

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