PRRD to new gov’t officials: Fight corruption

MANILA Almost 200 new government officials took their oath of office on Monday before President Rodrigo Duterte, who reminded them that public office is a public trust.

During the oath-taking ceremony at MalacaAan Palace, Duterte expressed confidence that the new officials would perform their duties …

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BI apprehends overstaying Japanese

MANILA Bureau of Immigration (BI) agents have arrested an overstaying Japanese national wanted by authorities in Tokyo for embezzlement, the bureau announced on Monday.

BI Fugitive Search Unit chief Bobby Raquepo said Fuminori Sato was arrested on May 23 at the Pasay City police station.…

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23K 4P’s grantees graduate with honors

MANILA More than a decade after its inception in 2008, the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4P's) continues to provide financial assistance to those who need it.

The program, hailed in various nations, has paved the way for hard-working children of beneficiaries to gain education and …

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Senate pushes for more left-handed chairs in schools

MANILA All educational institutions will soon be required to provide classroom chairs specially designed for left-handed students.

This, as the bill institutionalizing such requirement, has hurdled final reading at the Senate.

During Monday's plenary session, the Upper Chamber approved with 17 affirmative votes and no …

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PRRD signs into law Sagip Saka Act

MANILA President Rodrigo Duterte has signed the Sagip Saka Act to help increase farmers' and fishermen's income and reach their full potential.

Duterte signed Republic Act 11321 on April 17, 2019 yet reporters only got a copy on Monday (May 27).

The new law establishes …

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DepEd reactivates ‘Oplan Balik Eskwela’

MANILA The Department of Education (DepEd) reactivated on Monday its National Oplan Balik Eskwela (OBE) to engage its partner government agencies and education stakeholders in preparation for the opening of classes on June 3.

Ang konsepto natin dito ay ang edukasyon ay hindi lamang responsibilidad …

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New law gives TIEZA power to grant incentives

MANILA President Rodrigo Duterte has signed a new law giving the Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority (TIEZA) sole and exclusive jurisdiction to grant incentives to tourism enterprise zones (TEZs) until December 31, 2029.

The new law or Republic Act 11262, which Duterte signed on …

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QCPD gets 75 brand-new motorcycles

MANILA Quezon City Mayor Herbert Bautista on Monday turned over 75 brand-new Yamaha NMAX motorcycles to the Quezon City Police District (QCPD) to boost police patrol operations in the communities.

Brig. Gen. Joselito Esquivel Jr., QCPD director, expressed his appreciation for the additional law enforcement …

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Scattered rains over parts of PH on Monday

MANILA Parts of Luzon and Visayas will experience scattered rain showers on Monday, the weather bureau said.

The frontal system affecting the eastern section of Luzon will bring cloudy skies with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms over Ilocos Region, Cordillera Administrative Region, Cagayan Valley, central …

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Villar still richest senator

MANILA Senator Cynthia Villar retained her ranking as the richest member of the Senate based on her 2018 statement of assets, liabilities and net worth (SALN) released Monday.

Villar's declared net worth as of Dec. 31, 2018 was pegged at PHP3,719,941,858 with zero liabilities.

Villar …

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