Bohol formally opens to travelers starting Dec. 15

Bohol province will finally welcome individual tourists starting Dec. 15, including those from areas under general community quarantine (GCQ), Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat announced Tuesday.

Saying Christmas is just around the corner, Puyat welcomed the development.

During a virtual press briefing, Bohol Gov. Arthur Yap …

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PDEA dismantles suspected drug den in Butuan

Five persons were arrested after operatives of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in Caraga (PDEA-13) dismantled a suspected drug den here.

PDEA-13 information chief Dindo Abellanosa said a buy-bust operation supervised by Regional Director Aileen Lovitos was conducted in Purok 13-B, San Vicente on Monday …

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DSWD distributes livelihood grants

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) has provided eligible individuals with livelihood assistance grants (LAG), a form of financial assistance granted to families whose livelihoods were affected by the implementation of the community quarantine.

On Tuesday, DSWD-National Capital Region (DSWD-NCR) started the simultaneous …

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PH gets P1.38-B military equipment from US

The Philippines’ defense capabilities got a much-needed boost upon receiving a military hardware donation, including snipers’ and anti-improvised explosive device equipment, worth USD29 million (about PHP1.38 billion), from the US Defense Department on Tuesday.

Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana and Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. …

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