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Duterte signs expanded maternity leave into law

Duterte signs expanded maternity leave into law

A measure granting additional leave benefits for working mothers in both public and private sectors has been signed into law by President Duterte, Malacañang announced yesterday. Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea confirmed the signing of the Expanded Maternity Leave Act that extends the paid maternity leave to 105 days for female workers. “Signed yesterday,” Medialdea said in a […]

Miss U Catriona Gray back in PH

For the first time after she won Miss Universe in Bangkok, Thailand in December 2018, an emotional Catriona Gray celebrated her victory with the Filipinos as she bared her goals and dreams beyond pageants. “This is really my first opportunity to celebrate winning Miss Universe with my whole country and the people that I love. […]

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Suspected MERS case shuts down Laguna hospital ER

A suspected case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) led to the temporary closure of the emergency room of Laguna Doctors Hospital yesterday in Sta. Cruz, Laguna. Patients and health workers inside the emergency room were asked to leave as a sanitation team began disinfecting areas where the patient stayed. The patient, a 47-year-old overseas […]

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SC backs martial law extension

  The Supreme Court (SC) upheld Tuesday the constitutionality of the third extension of martial law and the suspension of the privi­lege of the writ of habeas corpus in Mindanao until Dec. 31, 2019. With the ruling, the SC’s public information office (PIO) said four petitions challenging the constitu­tionality of the extension were dis­missed by […]

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Missing PDEA officer found dead with torture marks in CamSur

  CAMP OLA, Albay – The assistant provincial officer of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) in Camarines Norte was found dead Monday morning with gunshot wounds in the head and signs of torture. PDEA Bicol regional director Christian Frivaldo said that Agent Enrico Barba was reported missing around 12 noon on February 17 after […]

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American priest accused of molesting 50 boys arrested anew

  An American Roman Catholic priest who allegedly molested at least 50 boys was arrested again Tuesday in Taguig City, the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) reported. Operatives from the NCRPO served five arrest warrants against Father Kenneth Pius Hendricks who was earlier apprehended by agents of the Bureau of Immigration (BI) for separate […]

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