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PBBM wants loan condonation for agrarian reform beneficiaries

Mon, 2022-07-25 16:24

MANILA - President Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. urged Congress to pass a law that will lift the burden off agrarian reform beneficiaries who have loan dues so they could concentrate on farm productivity.

During his first State of the Nation Address (SONA) on Monday, Marcos said such a meas

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Bicol cops enforce maximum deployment for SONA

Mon, 2022-07-25 16:23

LEGAZPI CITY - The Police Regional Office-Bicol (PRO5) on Monday enforced maximum deployment of its personnel to ensure the safety of the public during the first State of the Nation Address (SONA) of President Ferdinand Marcos Jr., the 17th leader of the Philippines, at the Batasang Pambansa Comple

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Parents of child laborers vow to give better life for kids

Mon, 2022-07-25 16:22

DAVAO CITY - Parents of child laborers thanked the government Monday for providing them livelihood assistance as they vowed to also provide better life for their children who engaged in hard work at a very young age.

In a statement, Maylen But and Jestonie Andamon, two of the nine parents of

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PBBM vows help for farmers by modernizing PH agriculture

Mon, 2022-07-25 16:18
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MANILA - The Philippine agriculture is set to be modernized under the new administration, President Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. vowed on Monday in his first State of the Nation Address (SONA).

"Ipa-prayoridad natin ang modernisasyon ng mga sakahan sa

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PBBM eyes tax admin reforms to boost revenue collection

Mon, 2022-07-25 16:15
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MANILA - President Ferdinand "Bongbong"Marcos Jr. in his Monday's State of the Nation Address (SONA) said tax administration reforms will be in place to increase revenue collection as the economy is expected the grow by 6.5 to 7.5 percent this year.

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NPA member yields to Northern Samar cops

Mon, 2022-07-25 16:12

TACLOBAN CITY - A member of the New People's Army (NPA) surrendered to the police in Northern Samar as government forces heightened their fight against communist terrorists in the province.

The surrenderer, alias Inday, 41, male, of Pambujan, Northern Samar, surrendered to the 2nd Northern Sa

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Davao to assess landslide-prone areas amid rainy season

Mon, 2022-07-25 15:48

DAVAO CITY - The City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (CDRRMO) will conduct on July 27 an assessment of areas here that are prone to landslides during heavy rainfall.

Chief of the CDRRMO, retired Supt. Alfredo Baloran, underscored on Monday the need to update their information

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Cacao products to take center stage in Kadayawan Festival

Mon, 2022-07-25 15:47

DAVAO CITY-As part from its traditional showcase of bountiful harvest, Kadayawan Festival will also focus the spotlight on cacao and its products.

City Agriculturist Office chief Edgarde Haspe said harvest season for cacao came early in June and July due to the heat wave felt in February and

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Protesters on Commonwealth Ave. disperse ahead of SONA

Mon, 2022-07-25 15:35

MANILA - Members of progressive groups who held protest rallies along Commonwealth Avenue in Quezon City voluntarily dispersed ahead of President Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr.'s first State of the Nation Address (SONA) on Monday.

Speaking to reporters, National Capital Region Police Office

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21.7K jabbed in Bataan's mass vaccination with 'incentives'

Mon, 2022-07-25 15:26

BALANGA CITY, Bataan - A total of 21,747 residents of this province have been vaccinated as part of a five-day mass inoculation with "incentives" activity that began on July 20 to curb the rising number of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) cases here.

Governor Jose Enrique Garcia III said M

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Around 2.2M learners to enrol in Western Visayas

Mon, 2022-07-25 15:25

ILOILO CITY - The Department of Education (DepEd) is expecting around 2.2 million learners in Western Visayas for school year 2022-2023 as the enrollment period started Monday.

Parents have three choices to enroll their children - onsite, remote, or in drop-box form- said Hernani Escullar Jr.

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NBI official dies in Zambo Sibugay accidental firing

Mon, 2022-07-25 15:07

ZAMBOANGA CITY - An official of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) was killed in an accidental firing at his rented home in Zamboanga Sibugay province, a top police official said Monday.

Brig. Gen. Franco Simborio, Police Regional Office - Zamboanga Peninsula (PRO-9) director, said A

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Graft raps vs. ex-Sulu solon, mayor to proceed

Mon, 2022-07-25 14:45

MANILA - The Sandiganbayan turned down the plea of a former lawmaker and a former town mayor of Sulu to junk their graft charges arising from an allegedly anomalous PHP5-million agriculture project in 2004.

In a resolution dated July 22, the anti-graft court's Fifth Division denied the motion

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Roundup: Duplantis, Amusan break world records at athletics worlds

Mon, 2022-07-25 14:44

EUGENE, United States, July 24 (Xinhua) -- Swedish star pole vaulter Armand Duplantis added one centimeter to his own world record, and Nigeria's Tobi Amusan smashed the women's 100m hurdles world record as the 2022 World Athletics Championships concluded here on Sunday.

The 22-year-old Duplantis sealed his first World Championships title after clearing the bar at 6.00 meters. He went on to leap over 6.06m and c

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Zubiri, Legarda assume top Senate posts

Mon, 2022-07-25 14:32

MANILA - Senators Juan Miguel Zubiri and Loren Legarda on Monday assumed their new posts as Senate President and Senate President Pro Tempore, respectively, as the first regular session of the 19th Congress opened.

Zubiri assured they will be productive in addressing the needs of the nation.<

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CDO cops tap civic groups as force multipliers

Mon, 2022-07-25 14:16

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY-The Cagayan de Oro City Police Office (COCPO) tapped on Monday at least 25 civic organizations volunteering as force multipliers.

Col. Aaron Mandia, COCPO director, said the organizations were briefed to help with different police stations in the city to monitor peace and

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Davao health employee dies of diarrhea; death toll now at 4

Mon, 2022-07-25 14:01

DAVAO CITY - An employee of the City Health Office (CHO) is the fourth fatality of the continuing diarrhea outbreak in Toril District here.

In a radio interview, CHO chief, Dr. Ashley Lopez, said Monday their 23-year-old male swabber succumbed to the disease due to severe dehydration seconda

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Pinoys will be 'very happy' with PBBM's 1st SONA: Sandro

Mon, 2022-07-25 13:05

MANILA - Expect President Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. to tackle all the issues Filipinos want to hear in his first State of the Nation Address (SONA), presidential son and Ilocos 1st District Rep. Ferdinand Alexander "Sandro" Marcos said Monday.

This, as Sandro expressed confidence that Filipinos will be "very happy" to listen to his father's SONA.

"I th

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Pinoys will be 'very happy' with PBBM's 1st SONA: Sandro

Mon, 2022-07-25 13:05

MANILA - Expect President Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. to tackle all the issues Filipinos want to hear in his first State of the Nation Address (SONA), presidential son and Ilocos 1st District Rep. Ferdinand Alexander "Sandro" Marcos said Monday.

This, as Sandro expressed confidence that Filipinos will be "very happy" to listen to his father's SONA.

"I th

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PNP anti-scalawag unit nabs 6 erring cops

Mon, 2022-07-25 12:56

MANILA - Members of the Philippine National Police-Integrity Monitoring and Enforcement Group (PNP-IMEG) recently arrested six erring police officers in separate operations for their involvement in illegal activities.

In a statement Monday, IMEG acting chief Brig. Gen. Samuel Nacion, said the

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