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Thursday, June 22, 2017
SUBIC BAY FREEPORT—The Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) recorded a total of P615.28 million in earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (Ebitda) in just the first four months of this year. SBMA Administrator Wilma T. Eisma said the Subic agency’s various strategic units contributed a total of more than...
CEBU CITY Mayor Tomas Osmeña and Mayor Lou Qiang of Chengdu, China, signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for sisterhood relationship on Wednesday. In a news conference, Osmeña said no specific project has been discussed yet, but he is hopeful Chengdu would be able to assist the city. “It was suggested...
ENVIRONMENTAL health and justice organization Health Care Without Harm (HCWH) is calling on health-care facilities and personnel nationwide to adopt measures that will reduce their energy use and carbon emission. HCWH Asia Executive Director Ramon San Pascual said on Tuesday doctors and health workers should be at the forefront of...
TROLLS could soon experience starvation, as Sen. Emmanuel Joel J. Villanueva seeks to penalize those who feed them—with fines ranging from P100,000 to P5 million and jail time of one to five years. Senate Bill 1492 filed by Villanueva on Wednesday seeks that any entity found guilty of creating and/or...
THE chief of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) on Thursday said the DSWD is set to roll out a financial-assistance program for the recovery of persons displaced by the conflict in Marawi City, Lanao del Sur. In a news briefing, Social Welfare Secretary Judy M. Taguiwalo said...
DAVAO CITY—The government peace body reciprocated the move of the National Democratic Front (NDF) directing its armed wing, the New People’s Army (NPA), to halt all armed offensives against military and police formations in Mindanao, saying the Leftist group wanted to give full concentration to all forces fighting the...
TACLOBAN CITY—Under the sweltering heat of a sunny morning, 42-year-old Elena Enciso joined a group composed mostly of women as they marched to the National Housing Authority (NHA) to formally file a notice rejecting the houses scheduled to be awarded to them soon. Leaving behind her kids and taking a...
LOS BAÑOS, LAGUNA—The Department of Agriculture (DA) on Monday dispersed 5 million fingerlings of various non-invasive species in Laguna de Bay as part of its bid to rejuvenate the country’s fisheries production. Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel F. Piñol said the restocking of native fish species in the country’s largest lake is the first...
LEGAZPI CITY—The much-vaunted road-widening project of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) along Albay’s highways continues to pester motorists. Now, the aggravation has extended to stranded cargo trucks, which hamper the delivery of goods between the Manila-Visayas-Mindanao route via the roll-on, roll-off  (Roro) transport in Matnog, Sorsogon. Rep. Fernando...
By Manuel T. Cayon & Elijah Felice E. Rosales THE government last Sunday has instructed its troops to refrain from conducting offensives against the New People’s Army (NPA) in response to a similar directive by the National Democratic Front (NDF) to its armed wing to desist from attacking soldiers and...
DAVAO CITY—Sanitation facilities would be rushed up in at least three evacuation centers in Lanao del Sur to ease up conditions in the centers, the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) said. ARMM Gov. Mujiv Hataman said the unfavorable conditions in evacuation camps “expose individuals staying there, especially the children,...
IN response to the government’s effort to stamp out illegal-gambling activities and support the operation of the expanded small-town lottery (STL) implemented by the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office nationwide, the Philippine National Police is monitoring 11 illegal-gambling personalities in Negros Oriental. A report submitted by Negros Oriental Provincial Police Office...
DAVAO CITY—The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said the number of residents trapped in the fighting in Marawi City has dwindled to 500, even as it raised concern that the onset of the rainy season could exacerbate trouble for the more than 300,000 evacuees in their temporary...
TEN cities from Metro Manila, Luzon, the Visayas and Mindanao have successfully qualified to join the 2017-2018 edition of the World Wide Fund for Nature’s (WWF) One Planet City Challenge (OPCC) based on the criteria announced earlier this year. The OPCC, formerly known as Earth Hour City Challenge (EHCC), is...
IN an effort to fast track the processing and issuance of land titles over alienable and disposable lands, the Cebu Provincial Government, in partnership with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), assisted the public land-titling program in Consolacion town. Consolacion Municipal Assessor Marilou Herrera said the DENR sent...
DAVAO CITY —A Korean-based global peace organization has lauded the wider global participation of people to commemorate the annual observance of the day of peace. The gain is starkly juxtaposed with two daring extremists’ attacks on civilian targets by Islamic State-linked armed groups in Marawi City in southern Philippines...
SAN FELIPE, Zambales—Artists, human-rights advocates and local residents reasserted Philippine sovereignty over the West Philippine Sea by planting the national flag on the waters here on Monday, in commemoration of the 119th Philippine Independence Day. Surging from the beach early in the morning on June 12, participants in the three-day...
DAVAO CITY—The country’s Islamic scholars, including the house of jurisprudence in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM), publicly announced they were mounting a counter ideological warfare against terrorist organizations, a month after the ARMM hosted the first Ulama Summit in Cotabato City. Both the Ulama Council of the Philippines...
AMID the conflict in Marawi City, a deputy minority leader urged the Duterte administration to certify as urgent a measure protecting the rights of internally displaced persons (IDPs). Deputy Minority Leader and Party-list Rep. Harry L. Roque of Kabayan said 180,000 people have already been internally displaced by the armed...
LUCENA CITY—Quezon Gov. David Suarez has approved the Provincial Commodity Investment Plan (PCIP) for 2018-2020, which covered various existing commodities for expanded production and development in various areas in the province. Provincial agriculturist Roberto Gajo presented the PCIP, which will be supported by the World Bank-funded Philippine Rural Development Project...
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