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Rep. Joey S. Salceda of Albay recently renewed his urgent call for Congress to create an independent disaster authority that will exclusively handle the task of risk reduction upfront and reconstruction and recovery at the backend, and thus, redirect...
QUEZON CITY Mayor Herbert Bautista on Wednesday said more than 30 beneficiaries of the death-benefit welfare assistance program received their P5,000 financial assistance from the Quezon City Office of Senior Citizens Affairs (Osca). Bautista approved City Ordinance 2544, otherwise...
DAVAO CITY—Davao City is being eyed for expansion by hotel owners and operators, as inquiries on the city’s business environment continue to pour in. This was disclosed by Jane Salanga, assistant manager for Property Investments, Acquisition and Disposal of...
A senator on Monday recommended a bigger budget for the restoration of Philippine historical sites, noting that it would bring in more tourists and, at the same time, create more jobs. In a press statement, Sen. Joel Villanueva expressed frustration...
The House of Representatives has prioritized the Science for Change Program (S4CP) bill, authored by Rep. Joey S, Salceda of  Albay, when it resumes sessions in July. Speaker Pantaleon D. Alvarez has initiated the move. House Bill 4581 or S4CP,...
GENERAL SANTOS CITY—Four residents in the town of Malungon, Sarangani province, each received P100,000 for living beyond 100 years, officials said on June 21. Malungon Mayor Maria Theresa Constantino led the tribute to the town’s centenarians, as she urged their...
EASTERN Police District (EPD) personnel are tracking down the donor of a relief package for Marawi evacuees that was found to have more than a hundred rounds of ammunition and gun accessories. Chief Supt. Romeo Sapitula, EPD commander, identified the...
JUSTICE Secretary Vitaliano N. Aguirre II announced on Tuesday that the Department of Justice has started the reinvestigation on the multibillion-peso pork-barrel scam. At the same time, Aguirre said he has created a special task force to revisit the Priority...
THE United Coconut Planters Bank (UCPB) on Tuesday said the manual transfer of millions of cash among its branches “is a normal process”,  thus, there is nothing unusual on the P32 million cash that was intercepted by the police...
CEBU CITY—Officials of the National Nutrition Council (NNC) Region 7 will be visiting food establishments starting July 3 to encourage serving of healthy food. This was announced by NNC Region 7 Program Coordinator Dr. Parolita A. Mission in a news...
MILITARY forces have made significant headway in clearing Marawi City of the remaining Maute Group remnants, but fighting in urban terrain with an enemy well versed in the use of homemade bombs, landmines and snipers has certainly posed significant...
THE New Vois Association of the Philippines (NVAP) over the weekend called on the smoking public to give the Department of  Health (DOH) ‘quitline’ a try. The quitline is a phone- and mobile-centered support service to help Filipino smokers quit...
BOCAUE, Bulacan—While agreeing on the good intention of President Duterte’s signing of Executive Order (EO) 28, which limit the use of firecrackers to community fireworks display, the Philippine Pyrotechnics Manufacturers and Dealers Association Inc., (PPMDAI) is appealing to the...
THE city government of Makati has paid P7,090,613.05 to five cinemas in the city for free movie tickets for senior citizens and persons with disability (PWDs) of the city who availed themselves of the privilege, from January to March...
The Philippine Economic Zone Authority (Peza) sees investments in Peza-registered enterprises to double or even more than triple in 2017. This, after new investments rose 51 percent year-on-year in the first quarter of 2017. “We’re expecting 200 percent to 300 percent...
A highly spirited group of individuals from the country’s various regions has issued a manifesto strongly supporting President Duterte’s platform for “genuine reform”, particularly his antipoverty programs, the fight against corruption, illegal drugs and criminality. The Solid Duterte Supporters Group...
The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (Tesda) has partnered with the Department of Agriculture (DA) for the establishment of farm schools across the country. The two agencies have partnered for the establishment of Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) Farm in...
President Duterte is set to officially approve by the end of this month the P285-billion South line of the North-South Railway Project (NSRP) that will provide reliable rail system between Bicol and Manila. After several hitches in the past, and...
TO determine if its pool of trained manpower is up to par, the Armed Forces has started mustering all its reserve units in Metro Manila. “As our operations against terrorist groups and other lawless elements continue to intensify, our...
AN escapee from the Marawi City Jail  surrendered to the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) chief, Director Serafin Barretto Jr., on Monday. Marawi City Jail Inmate Mohaderin Banding Acampong, who is charged with murder, was among the 107...