CHR, gov’t close ranks vs. NPA atrocities

The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) joined the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC) in condemning the nonstop violation of International Humanitarian Laws (IHL) by the Communist Party of the Philippines- News People’s Army-National Democratic Front (CPP-NPA-NDF), especially the use of …

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Army troops seize NPA war materiel in MisOcc

– Government troops on Sunday seized war materiel belonging to the communist New People’s Army (NPA) following a clash in the hinterlands of Misamis Occidental, military officials announced Monday.

Lt. Col. Ray Tiongson, 10th Infantry Battalion commander, said the gunbattle broke out around 6:32 a.m. …

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3 mechanics wounded in SoCot town shooting

Police have launched a deeper investigation into a shooting incident in a village in Polomolok town, South Cotabato province on Sunday afternoon that left three people wounded.

Lt. Redin Cuevas, deputy chief for operations of Polomolok municipal police station, said Monday the victims, all auto …

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DFA vows to wipe out 3M passport backlog

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) will do “whatever it takes” to erase its 3,000,000-passport backlog within the next few months, including spending all its remaining funds.

DFA Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. likewise ordered the launch of more temporary off-site passport service (TOPS) offices all …

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T-bill rates up on weaker peso

The rates of Treasury bills (T-bills) rose on Monday following the weakening of the peso to PHP50-level against the US dollar.

The average rate of the 91-day paper increased to 1.068 percent, the 182-day to 1.384 percent, and the 364-day to 1.593 percent.

These were …

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NAPWC conditionally opens doors to minors

The Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Center (NAPWC) in Quezon City is again accommodating minors five to 17 years old provided they have proof of their age and are accompanied by adults who are already fully vaccinated against the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19).

“Before allowing …

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PH Covid-19 recoveries reach 1.4 million

With 5,811 new recovered cases reported on Monday, the overall tally of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) recoveries nationwide rose to 1,402,918.

According to the Department of Health (DOH), the figure is equivalent to a 94.9-percent recovery rate among those who contracted the disease nationwide.

The …

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Pangasinan town mall gets safety seal

The local government unit (LGU) of this town has awarded a safety seal certification to SM City Rosales in recognition of its compliance with the safety and health protocols against coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19).

Business Permit and Licensing Office chief and Safety Seal chairperson Minda …

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Pacquiao is punch-drunk: Duterte

 Senator Emmanuel “Manny” Pacquiao is punch-drunk, President Rodrigo Duterte said on Monday.

Duterte again criticized the boxer-turned-senator for claiming that billions of pesos were lost due to corruption across government agencies.

Pacquiao earlier accused the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) specifically of failing …

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