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Choosing energy chief, a tough decision for Marcos: Leyte guv

Fri, 2022-07-01 19:15

TACLOBAN CITY - Former energy secretary, now Leyte Governor Carlos Jericho Petilla said he understands why until now President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. has yet to name the next head of the Department of Energy (DOE).

He said the Chief Executive is just being careful in deciding whom to appoint to

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Red tide still up in two Caraga areas

Fri, 2022-07-01 18:55

BUTUAN CITY - The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) has maintained its red tide alerts in two areas of the Caraga region.

In its latest shellfish bulletin, the BFAR said Lianga Bay in Surigao del Sur and Litalit Bay in San Benito, Surigao del Norte remain positive for red tide

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Red tide still up in 2 Caraga areas

Fri, 2022-07-01 18:55

BUTUAN CITY - The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) has maintained its red tide alerts in two areas of the Caraga Region.

In its latest shellfish bulletin, the BFAR said Lianga Bay in Surigao del Sur and Litalit Bay in San Benito, Surigao del Norte remain positive for red tide

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Zambo Norte village chief killed in drive-by shooting

Fri, 2022-07-01 18:53

ZAMBOANGA CITY - A village chairperson was killed while his wife was unscathed in a drive-by shooting by riding in tandem gunmen in a remote town of Zamboanga del Norte, a police official said Friday.

Maj. Shellamie Chang, Police Regional Office-Zamboanga Peninsula spokesperson, said Berting

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Commuters get free Edsa carousel bus rides until December

Fri, 2022-07-01 18:45

MANILA - President Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. on Friday approved the extension of the free Edsa Carousel bus rides until December and free rides for students who will be using the Metro Rail Transit-3 (MRT-3), Light Rail Transit-2 (LRT-2), and Philippine National Railways (PNR) when in-person

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Fish processing to augment income of women in Bislig City

Fri, 2022-07-01 18:39

BUTUAN CITY - Women from three coastal barangays in Bislig City, Surigao del Sur, gained opportunities to augment their household income through the value-adding process.

In a statement Friday, the Bislig information office said members from three women's associations have successfully concl

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Dinagat Island's most wanted for child abuse falls

Fri, 2022-07-01 18:37

BUTUAN CITY - A suspected child abuser from Dinagat Islands province fell into the hands of the local police in the Surigao del Sur town of Carrascal on Friday.

In a report, the Carrascal police described the 33-year-old suspect as the Top 1 Most Wanted Person in the Dinagat Islands.

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NegOcc guv welcomes Marcos' call to focus on the future

Fri, 2022-07-01 18:26

BACOLOD CITY - Negros Occidental Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson has welcomed the call of President Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. to focus on the future as he congratulated the new Chief Executive on his inauguration on Thursday.

"His 110 million reasons to be confident of the future, his fait

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6.2-M riders avail of last phase of 'Libreng Sakay': LTFRB-11

Fri, 2022-07-01 18:11

DAVAO CITY - After three months of the Libreng Sakay Program, the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) 11 (Davao region) said Friday the initiative has served more than six million riders in the region.

LTFRB-11 received PHP270 million for the third and last phase of

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Maguindanao ex-village chief yields unlicensed guns, grenades

Fri, 2022-07-01 18:07

COTABATO CITY - A former village chairperson who failed in his vice mayoralty bid in Maguindanao was arrested Friday for possession of unlicensed high-powered firearms.

Usop Sanggacala Aron, former village chair of Barangay Rumirimbang in Barira town, Maguindanao, did not resist arrest when

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SC junks disbarment suit vs. IT firm exec for insufficient cause

Fri, 2022-07-01 17:53

MANILA - The Supreme Court (SC) has dismissed a disbarment complaint against a lawyer involved in the corporate control battle of an information technology (IT) service contractor of the Land Transportation Office (LTO).

In a 10-page resolution released Friday, the SC Second Division dismisse

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DFA welcomes Manalo's appointment as top diplomat

Fri, 2022-07-01 17:51

MANILA - The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Friday welcomed the appointment of seasoned career diplomat Enrique A. Manalo as its new chief.

Manalo, who succeeded former Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr., was warmly welcomed by ranking officials and employees at the agency.

He arrived

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Trade fair reels off to help MSMEs pick up from pandemic losses

Fri, 2022-07-01 17:49

DUMAGUETE CITY - Micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in Negros Oriental are looking forward to a promising rebound from the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic with the help of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) to promote their products and services.

DTI Assistant R

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Trade fair reels off to help MSMEs pick up from pandemic losses

Fri, 2022-07-01 17:49

DUMAGUETE CITY - Micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in Negros Oriental are looking forward to a promising rebound from the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic with the help of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) to promote their products and services.

DTI Assistant Re

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Alleged NPA rebel killed in NegOr clash

Fri, 2022-07-01 17:47

DUMAGUETE CITY - A suspected member of the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People's Army (CPP-NPA) was killed in a clash with government forces in the remote hinterland of Barangay Talalak in Sta. Catalina, Negros Oriental on Friday.

Lt. Col. Roderick Salayo, commanding officer of the

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Covid-19 cases in NCR up 52% from previous week: DOH

Fri, 2022-07-01 17:46

MANILA - The number of coronavirus diseases 2019 (Covid-19) cases in the National Capital Region (NCR) continues its increase at 52 percent higher than the previous week.

In its latest Covid-19 situation report, the Department of Health (DOH) noted that the region logged 442 new infections fo

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Philippines' debt down by 2.1 pct in May

Fri, 2022-07-01 17:44

MANILA, July 1 (Xinhua) -- The Philippines' debt decreased by 2.1 percent at the end of May due to the repayment of provisional advances from the central bank, the Philippine Bureau of Treasury said on Friday.

The bureau said the national government's total outstanding debt registered at 12.50 trillion pesos (roughly 226.78 billion U.S. dollars) in May. Of the total debt stock, the bureau said 30.7 percent was s

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SC upholds dismissal of school registrar over graduation anomaly

Fri, 2022-07-01 17:44

MANILA - The Supreme Court (SC) has upheld the dismissal of a school registrar for allowing four ineligible students to graduate.

The SC also ordered Colegio San Agustin - Bacolod to pay Dr. Melinda Montano a salary differential amounting to PHP54,218 as the school reduced her salary from PHP

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Novo Ecijanos earn from DSWD work-for-environment program

Fri, 2022-07-01 17:42

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga - Indigent residents of Nueva Ecija have received their salaries for temporary employment in the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) program that helps communities deal with the impacts of climate change.

Under the DSWD's Risk Resiliency Program-

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Serve with humility, Advincula urges new PH leaders

Fri, 2022-07-01 17:16

MANILA - Manila Archbishop Jose Cardinal Advincula on Friday reminded the country's new leaders to emulate Jesus Christ by serving the nation with humility and pursuing efforts toward the common good.

"May you be leaders who give life to our people, especially the needy and disadvantaged. Gui

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