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Arroyo has Covid-19, will skip Monday's SONA

Sun, 2022-07-24 19:46

MANILA - Pampanga (2nd District) Rep. Gloria-Macapagal Arroyo will not be able to attend President Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos, Jr.'s first State of the Nation Address (SONA) on Monday after she tested positive for the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19).

Erwin Krishna Santos, Arroyo's chief

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70% of P1.3-B equipment already delivered by PITC: PNP

Sun, 2022-07-24 19:45

MANILA - The Philippine National Police (PNP) on Sunday said that 70 percent of PHP1.3 billion worth of equipment have been delivered by the Philippine International Trading Corp. (PITC).

In 2016, the PNP transferred PHP1.348 billion to PITC to procure various mission-critical equipment.

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PBBM vows swift probe into Ateneo shooting incident

Sun, 2022-07-24 19:28

MANILA - President Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. on Sunday vowed a swift investigation into the Ateneo shooting incident that left at least three people dead, including a former city mayor in Basilan City.

This, as the President mourned with the bereaved families of Rosita Furigay, former m

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PBBM vows swift probe into Ateneo shooting incident

Sun, 2022-07-24 19:28

MANILA - President Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. on Sunday vowed a swift investigation into the Ateneo shooting incident that left at least three people dead, including a former city mayor in Basilan City.

This, as the President mourned with the bereaved families of Rosita Furigay, former m

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Shooting incident occurs on university campus in Manila

Sun, 2022-07-24 18:55
Manila [Philippines], July 24 (ANI/Xinhua): A shooting incident occurred on a university campus in Metro Manila on Sunday afternoon, local media reported. The Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) confirmed that the shooting took place at 14:55 local time (0655 GMT) at the gate of Ateneo De Manila University in Quezon City. Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Alexander Gesmundo was supposed to attend the law school's g
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QC local government, police assure safe SONA on Monday

Sun, 2022-07-24 18:52

MANILA - The Quezon City government will strengthen further its security measures for President Ferdinand Marcos Jr.'s first State of the Nation Address (SONA) following a shooting incident at the Ateneo de Manila University campus that left three dead on Sunday.

Marcos will deliver his first

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Groups hopeful Marcos SONA will include plans vs. insurgency

Sun, 2022-07-24 17:57

MANILA - Parents' groups and anti-communist advocates are looking forward to "concrete plans" that will address insurgency problems during President Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr.'s first State of the Nation Address (SONA) on Monday.

Remy Rosadio, League of Parents of the Philippines preside

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Antique PWDs thank gov't for PhilHealth coverage

Sun, 2022-07-24 17:53

SAN JOSE DE BUENAVISTA, Antique - Persons with disabilities (PWDs) in Antique are thankful for their membership coverage in the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth), saying it spares them from worrying about hospital bills.

"We are now encouraging our PWD members to really tak

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Ex-Lamitan City mayor, 2 others killed in Ateneo shooting

Sun, 2022-07-24 17:25

MANILA - Three died in a shooting incident at Ateneo de Manila University in Quezon City on Sunday afternoon while the suspect, a doctor, is under police custody.

According to the report of the Anonas Police Station, the fatalities were Rosita Furigay, former mayor of Lamitan City in Basilan

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3 dead in Ateneo shooting incident; suspect under custody

Sun, 2022-07-24 17:25

MANILA - Three died in a shooting incident that transpired outside Ateneo de Manila University in Quezon City on Sunday afternoon while the suspect is under police custody.

According to the report of Anonas Police Station, the fatalities were Rosita Furigay, former mayor of Lamitan town in Ba

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Tickets sold in Marikina, Antipolo win P23-M lotto jackpot

Sun, 2022-07-24 16:42

MANILA - Two bettors became instant millionaires after winning the PHP23-million jackpot in the Lotto 6/42, the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) said Sunday.

In an advisory, the PCSO said the bettors guessed the winning combination 17-11-23-21-05-25 from Saturday night's draw, wit

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Support PBBM recovery, rebuilding plans: UST dean, lawyers' group

Sun, 2022-07-24 15:02

MANILA - On the eve of the first State of the Nation Address (SONA) of President Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr., the dean of the University of Santo Tomas (UST) Faculty of Civil Law and the Quezon City Trial Lawyers League, Inc. (QCTLLI) asked support for the administration and its entire Cabinet,

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'Build, Build, Build' continues: Building more for better lives

Sun, 2022-07-24 15:00
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MANILA - Early on the presidential campaign, then aspirant Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. vowed to expand the "Build, Build, Build" program, the government's ambitious infrastructure program

"Palalawakin natin ang 'Build, Build, Build' <

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Solon seeks to address education 'crisis' under 19th Congress

Sun, 2022-07-24 14:56

MANILA - Addressing the education "crisis" will be the focus of Senator Win Gatchalian's priority measures under the 19th Congress.

Gatchalian, who will retain his chairmanship of the Basic Education, Arts and Culture Committee, has filed a Senate resolution which calls for an inquiry on the

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Telcos urged to build more cell towers in rural areas

Sun, 2022-07-24 14:16

MANILA - A member of Congress has appealed for the rollout of additional cell towers and signal relay stations in the countryside, saying that rural communities are getting left behind in terms of access to high-speed internet connectivity badly needed to achieve greater economic productivity.

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This Week in Media (July 18 to 22, 2022)

Sun, 2022-07-24 14:13

PRESIDENT MARCOS is scheduled to deliver his first State of the Nation Address (SONA) on Monday, July 25. Media have reported the preparations for the event, including security measures in the House of Representatives where the event is held each year, police management of the usual protest actions, and safety protocols for thos

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Mother, daughter get a kick out of feeding stray cats, dogs

Sun, 2022-07-24 13:47

MANILA - An elderly citizen and her daughter proved that unwavering love and compassion for animals are possible amid uncertainties and one's status in life.

Erlinda Dela Cruz, 69, and daughter, Rhoda, feed about 40 stray cats and dogs daily.

Residents and daily passersby are familiar w

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DAR seeks to hit 2022 targets

Sun, 2022-07-24 13:30

MANILA - Preparations are underway for the 2022 1st Semester National Formative Assessment and Planning Conference to gauge how far the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) has fared over the past semester to ensure the effective and efficient delivery of its mandated tasks.

Lawyer Luis Meinra

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Curfew for minors mulled in crime-hit Cagayan de Oro

Sun, 2022-07-24 12:22

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY - After a series of untoward incidents here this month, the local government and Cagayan de Oro City Police Office (COCPO) are planning to reimpose curfew hours for minors.

In an interview on Saturday night, Col. Aaron Mandia, COCPO chief, said Mayor Rolando Uy has discuss

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Nigeria's former treasury head jailed in $262-M fraud case

Sun, 2022-07-24 12:00

KANO, Nigeria - The former head of Nigeria's Treasury was remanded Friday for his alleged involvement in diverting more than 109 billion Nigerian nairas (USD262 million).

Justice Adeyemi Ajayi gave the order after the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) indicted Ahmad Idris on a 1

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