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Duterte to attend Balangiga bells’ turnover after all

President Duterte on Thursday decided to push through with his visit to Balangiga, Eastern Samar after he initially decided on Wednesday night to skip the turnover of the historic Balangiga bells to local officials on Saturday due to pressing matters. “Due to the persistent requests from the people of Eastern Samar who look forward to […]

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LTFRB orders ‘Angkas’ bikers apprehended

The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board on Wednesday night issued a resolution directing all law enforcement units to immediately apprehend and impound motorcycles of “Angkas” bikers if found transporting paying passengers on the road. LTFRB Board Resolution No. 095 orders all law enforcement personnel of the LTFRB and other traffic enforcers to halt operations […]

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PDEA files raps vs 44 linked to multi-billion drug smuggling

  THE Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) filed Thursday before the Department of Justice (DoJ) criminal complaints against 44 individuals, including former PDEA Deputy Director General Ismael Fajardo Jr., former Police Senior Superintendent  Eduardo Acierto and former Bureau of Customs (BoC) intelligence officer Jimmy Guban, over their alleged involvement in the smuggling of billions of […]

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NHA suspends contractor for Marawi clearing

DAVAO CITY – The National Housing Authority has suspended Finmat International Resources Inc. after it allegedly conducted an “indiscriminate demolition and clearing of structures” inside the most affected areas of the Marawi City siege last year. NHA General Manager Marcelino Escalada Jr. decided to temporarily stop their project operation few months ago after he received […]

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As many as 1,000 jobs will be made available to Filipinos who wish to work in Israel following the signing of a new labor agreement between Manila and Tel Aviv Tuesday. The agreement, signed by Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III and Israeli Tourism Secretary Yariv Levin, will allow Filipinos to work as cleaners in various […]

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MoU for Makati subway signed; 2023 completion eyed

The city government of Makati on Wednesday inked a memorandum of understanding for the $3.7-billion subway project with Philippine Infradev Holdings Inc., formerly IRC Properties Inc., at the Makati City Hall. Makati Mayor Abigail Binay and city officials signed the MoU with officials of Philippine Infradev Holdings Inc. before the ceremonial drilling of the Makati subway […]

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