No POGO shutdown: Palace

President Rodrigo Duterte has no plan of ordering the closure of all Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators (POGOs) in the country amid several controversies plaguing the online gaming industry, Malacañang said on Sunday.

Duterte backed the continued operation of POGOs because the Philippine Amusement and Gaming …

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Palace defends Locsin’s choice in WIPO election

Malacañang on Sunday defended Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr.’s move to choose a Chinese candidate over a Singaporean bet during the recently-concluded election for Director-General position of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).

Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said Locsin merely based his decision on …

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Taal volcanic activity continues to wane

Alert Level 2 is maintained over Taal Volcano, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said Sunday.

In its 8 a.m. bulletin, Phivolcs reported weak emission of steam-laden plumes rising 50 meters high before drifting northeast.

State volcanologists also recorded 16 volcanic earthquakes that …

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Children’s Games return to Limasawa Island

In celebration of the 499th anniversary of the first mass on Philippine soil, the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) will return to the island-municipality of Limasawa for the Children’s Games on March 28 and 29.

Around 500 kids from six barangays of Limasawa and nearby municipalities …

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NPA war materiel, food cache found in Aurora

Intensified military and police operations against insurgents resulted in the discovery of war materiel and food cache of the New People's Army's Komiteng Larangang Guerilla (KLG) on Friday and Saturday in the hinterlands of Sitio Dayap, Barangay Punglo, Maria Aurora, this province.

Lt. Col. Reandrew …

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