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Gov’t takeover of Metro water services mulled

Malacañang said yesterday it is looking into the possibility of government retaking control of water services in Metro Manila due to a water crisis as a result of the low water level of Angat Dam in Bulacan. Presidential spokesman Salvador Panelo made the statement after Bayan Muna Rep. Carlos Isagani Zarate said that the government […]

    Eighteen restaurants and business establishments owned or managed by Chinese citizens in Paranaque City were ordered closed for operating without necessary permits and for violating city ordinances. Parañaque City’s chief of business permits and licensing office, lawyer Melanie Soriano-Malaya also, disclosed that most of the restaurants are located in Barangays Tambo and Baclaran, […]

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Tropical depression “Dodong” is expected to leave the Philippine Area of Responsibility yesterday afternoon but monsoon rains may persist over Metro Manila and the western sections of Luzon and Visayas until Sunday. The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration estimated the location of Dodong at 705 kilometers east of Basco, Batanes before noon yesteday. […]

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    The two whistleblowers in the “ghost dialysis” scam have been granted provisional admission to the Witness Protection Program (WPP) of the Department of Justice (DoJ), Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra said Wednesday. “They were provisionally admitted into the WPP, good for 90 days,” Guevarra told reporters. “That’s pending preliminary investigation by the DoJ of […]

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The administration Partido Demokratiko ng Pilipinas-Lakas ng Bayan is endorsing Marinduque Rep. Lord Allan Jay Velasco as the next speaker of the House of Representatives, Sen. Manny Pacquiao said yesterday. In a teleconference with reporters in Quezon City, Pacquiao, PDP-Laban campaign manager in the last elections, said the ruling party came up with a decision […]

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Police yesterday seized more than P7-million worth of shabu and arrested the 18-year-old trusted man of a criminal syndicate leader in a buy-bust operation in a hotel in Caloocan City. Police Major Gen. Guillermo Eleazar, director of the National Capital Region Police Office, said the shabu inside 10 plastic sachets, with each sachet containing 100 […]

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