DOLE allots nearly P2.8-B for livelihood, employment aid in Ilocos

MALASIQUI: The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has allocated PHP1.9 billion for the Tulong Panghanap-buhay sa Ating Disadvantaged/Displaced Workers (TUPAD) and PHP89 million for the DOLE Integrated Livelihood Program (DILP) in the Ilocos Region this year. In a phone interview Thursday, DOLE-llocos Region information officer Jenny Mapile said about PHP18 million has been used…

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DTI-Pangasinan’s caravan offers up to 70% discount on school supplies

MALASIQUI: The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) in Pangasinan has partnered with several businesses to offer up to 70 percent discounts on school supplies until the first week of August this year through its annual ‘Back-to-School’ Diskwento Caravan. In an interview on Thursday, Guillermo Avelino Jr., DTI-Pangasinan consumer and protection division officer-in-charge, said the…

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Free housing up for 30 ex-NPA rebels in Samar town

TACLOBAN CITY: At least 30 former members of the New People’s Army (NPA) in Matuguinao, Samar will soon own houses through the ‘Saad nga Balay’ (promised housing) program. Mayor Aran Boller said on Thursday the site preparation is now ongoing after the groundbreaking on June 19. The project, located within the town center, is primarily…

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LEGISLATIVE MEASURES TO TACKLE CYBERBULLYING IN FOCUS AT DEWAN RAKYAT TODAY

KUALA LUMPUR, Government actions, including drafting of legislation, in addressing cyberbullying are expected to be the focus of today’s Dewan Rakyat session. According to the Order of Business on the official Parliament website, a question regarding the government’s initiatives in drafting cross-ministerial laws to tackle rampant cyberbullying will be posed by Ahmad Fadhli Shaari (PN-Pasir…

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POISONED CRACKERS: FARMER RELEASED ON POLICE BAIL

KULIM, A 33-year-old man who was remanded to assist in the investigation into the incident involving two brothers who died from consuming crackers tainted with poison has been released on police bail. Kulim district police chief Supt Mohd Azizul Mohd Khairi said that the suspect, a farmer, had been held in remand since July 11…

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