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Bishops to meet face-to-face after 2 yrs

Sat, 2022-07-02 17:59

MANILA - For the first time after the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic struck two years ago, Catholic bishops in the country will have their face-to-face meeting.

The Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) will be holding its 124th plenary assembly from July 9 to 1

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PBBM wishes good health, blessings for mother who turns 93

Sat, 2022-07-02 17:38

MANILA - President Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. wished his mother, Imelda Marcos, "continued [good] health, blessings, and joy" as she turns 93 on Saturday.

Marcos' birthday message was posted on his official Facebook page.

"I join the country in greeting our mother the happiest of b

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Sellers of wild birds intercepted in Surigao Norte

Sat, 2022-07-02 17:12

BUTUAN CITY - Police officers of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) in Surigao del Norte arrested two sellers of wild birds in an entrapment operation on Thursday afternoon.

In a report on Saturday, the CIDG said personnel of the Community Environment and Natural Resources

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Suspected NPA rebel killed in Negros Oriental clash

Sat, 2022-07-02 16:43

DUMAGUETE CITY - A suspected member of the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People's Army (CPP-NPA) was killed in an encounter with government troops in Sta. Catalina, Negros Oriental on Friday.

Lt. Col. Roderick Salayo, commanding officer of the 11th Infantry Battalion (IB) of the Phil

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Lamitan City to build own airport

Sat, 2022-07-02 16:06

ZAMBOANGA CITY - The city government of Lamitan is embarking on an ambitious airport project to boost its development as well as that of Basilan province.

Mayor Roderick Furigay said Saturday they have started the acquisition of land in the area where the airport will be constructed.

Fu

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Lamitan City to build own airport

Sat, 2022-07-02 16:06

ZAMBOANGA CITY - The city government of Lamitan is embarking on an ambitious airport project to boost its development as well as that of Basilan province.

Mayor Roderick Furigay said Saturday they have started the acquisition of land in the area where the airport will be constructed.

Fu

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Pasig mayor vows intensified anti-corruption drive

Sat, 2022-07-02 15:58

MANILA - Pasig Mayor Vico Sotto has pledged to continue weeding out corruption and institutionalizing good governance during his second three-year term.

Sotto renewed his commitment after the arrest of a City Hall employee and his cohort over an alleged robbery-extortion case.

"In the l

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DavNor gets choco processor, road and bridge projects

Sat, 2022-07-02 15:57

DAVAO CITY - Three big-ticket subprojects of the Department of Agriculture-Philippine Rural Development Project (DA-PRDP) worth PHP337.5 million were turned over to the province of Davao del Norte over the weekend.

In a statement Saturday, DA-PRDP said the projects were officially handed over

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DavNor gets choco processor, road, bridge projects from DA-PRDP

Sat, 2022-07-02 15:57

DAVAO CITY - Three big-ticket subprojects of the Department of Agriculture-Philippine Rural Development Project (DA-PRDP) worth PHP337.5 million were turned over to the province of Davao del Norte over the weekend.

In a statement Saturday, DA-PRDP said the projects were officially handed over

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Partnership steps up forest protection in Leyte town

Sat, 2022-07-02 15:16

CARIGARA, Leyte - This town's wide forest will be greener and its protection strengthened after an agreement among different actors from the public andprivate sectors, and the academe.

The town's remaining forests and wildlife are now protected and preserved following the signing of the memor

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IP youth group hopes NTF-ELCAC would continue peace mission

Sat, 2022-07-02 15:00

DAVAO CITY - The Mindanao Indigenous Peoples Youth Organization (MIPYO) said the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC) program of the Duterte administration gave tribal communities the hope to survive and attain peace.

Jessa Mae Crisostomo, the spokesperson of

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IP youth group hopes NTF-ELCAC would continue peace mission

Sat, 2022-07-02 15:00

DAVAO CITY - The Mindanao Indigenous Peoples Youth Organization (MIPYO) said the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC) program of the Duterte administration gave tribal communities the hope to survive and attain peace.

Jessa Mae Crisostomo, the spokesperson of

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Solon upbeat about new admin's concern for E. Visayas

Sat, 2022-07-02 14:56

TACLOBAN CITY - A solon in Southern Leyte is upbeat that more development projects will come to Eastern Visayas under the leadership of President Ferdinand Marcos Jr., Vice President Sara Duterte, and incoming House of Representatives Speaker Ferdinand Martin Romualdez.

The three key official

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Ilocos Norte farmers, fishers get free agri inputs

Sat, 2022-07-02 14:22

LAOAG CITY - The Ilocos Norte government is calling on its eligible farmers and fisherfolk to avail of various support services meant to ease the rising cost of fuel and other commodities.

In time for the planting season, Luz Ortal, the officer in charge of the Sustainable and Development Cou

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New Bacolod mayor aims for 'super city' status

Sat, 2022-07-02 14:19

BACOLOD CITY - Newly-installed Mayor Alfredo Abelardo Benitez has committed to harnessing their full potential to achieve a "super city" status under his leadership.

"With your support, we can reach our ambition to make Bacolod a super city. A global city with a diversified economy and skille

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PBBM vetoes bill creating Bulacan Airport special ecozone

Sat, 2022-07-02 14:10

MANILA - President Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. has vetoed the measure establishing a special economic zone and freeport adjacent to the proposed airport city in Bulacan province.

In his veto message, Marcos rejected House Bill (HB) 7575, which seeks the establishment of the Bulacan Airpor

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PNP assures 'united action' to support PBBM dev't goals

Sat, 2022-07-02 13:40

MANILA - The Philippine National Police (PNP) on Saturday assured its "full and unqualified united action" as President Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. announced initiatives to "build back better" through a comprehensive all-inclusive economic transformation and comprehensive infrastructure plans.<

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PHLPost marks DOF's 125th year with new stamps

Sat, 2022-07-02 13:02

MANILA - The Philippine Postal Corp. (PHLPost) released new commemorative stamps to mark the 125th founding anniversary of the Department of Finance (DOF).

The stamps feature the facade of the modern DOF building along Roxas Boulevard in Manila, reflecting a busy skyline.

The 125th-anni

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Marcos reaffirms vow to deepen ties with US, other allies

Sat, 2022-07-02 12:09

MANILA - President Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. has renewed his commitment to further boost the Philippines' relations with its allied countries, including China and the United States (US).

This was after he held separate meetings with foreign diplomats and dignitaries since assuming the p

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'Habagat' to bring rains on Saturday; 'Domeng' to exit PAR

Sat, 2022-07-02 12:00

MANILA - Cloudy skies and scattered rain showers will continue to prevail in most parts of the country on Saturday due to the southwest monsoon or "habagat", which is enhanced by Tropical Storm Domeng and Severe Tropical Storm Chaba, formerly "Caloy".

In its 5 a.m. tropical cyclone bulletin,

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