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Day: November 22, 2022

Marcos trusts Navy account on PH-China sea encounter

President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. on Tuesday said he has “complete trust” in the Philippine Navy’s account following another confrontation with the Chinese Coast Guard in the disputed South China Sea.   The Puerto Princesa, Palawan-based Western Command (Wescom) earlier said the Chinese Coast Guard ship “forcibly” seized floating debris that its personnel was towing to Philippine-held Pag-asa Island on Sunday, while China said they only acquired the floating object after a “friendly consultation” with the Philippine side.   “Hindi nagtugma ‘yung report ng Philippine Navy at saka ‘yung report na galing sa China (The report coming from the Philippine

C. Luzon top cop orders inspection of fireworks manufacturers

The top official of the Police Regional Office-Central Luzon (PRO-3) has ordered random inspections of fireworks manufacturers and dealers in Bulacan.   The move was made following the explosion in a fireworks factory in Sta. Maria, Bulacan that wounded at least eight people last Nov. 3.   PRO-3 chief Brig. Gen. Cesar Pasiwen said on Tuesday his directive issued aims to ensure that the fireworks manufacturers and dealers are complying with the rules and guidelines and ensure the safety of the public.   He said they are coordinating with local government units to make sure that all requirements mandated by

DOH primary care van brings services to Pangasinan communities

Some 420 residents of this town have availed of free services of the Department of Health (DOH)’s primary care van.   In an interview on Tuesday, Gina Gomez, one of the beneficiaries, said the van has saved her time and money.   “I usually go to Region 1 Medical Center in Dagupan City to have my X-ray and electrocardiogram (ECG) but with the primary care van, I need not go far and I could also avail the services for free,” she said.   Mayor Jeremy Agerico Rosario, in a separate interview on Monday, said the van has already served more

Surigao Norte mining firms bag nat’l environment awards

Two Surigao del Norte-based affiliates of Nickel Asia Corp. (NAC) have been awardees of the prestigious Presidential Mineral Industry Environmental Award (PMIEA) for this year.   In a statement Tuesday, NAC said Hinatuan Mining Corporation (HMC) in Taganaan town and Taganito Mining Corporation (TMC) in Claver town received the PMIEA at the 68th Annual National Mine Safety and Environment Conference (MSEC) in Baguio City over the weekend.   Awarded in the name of the country’s chief executive, the PMIEA is considered as the pinnacle of all industry awards in the field of environment and safety.   “At NAC, we align

Priscilla Salud: The daughter also rises

Remember former Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) commissioner and World Boxing Council (WBC) founding secretary-general Rodrigo “Rudy” Salud?   Salud, who passed away on March 7, 2011 at the age of 72, was widely known for his servant leadership style as well as his thoroughness and foresight.   His leadership in the PBA from 1988 to 1992 is still considered as one of the best in Asia’s first play-for-pay league.   And over a decade since his passing, Salud’s legacy continues through his children, who are now all successful in their respective careers.   Consider:   — Atty. Chito Salud, also

Reforms to stop culture of entitlement in Bilibid: Remulla

Department of Justice (DOJ) Secretary Jesus Crispin Remulla said on Tuesday that reforms are needed to halt the long-standing culture of entitlement among Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) officials.   BuCor controversies that have undermined public trust are getting worse, Remulla said in a news channel interview.   He cited the attempted takeover of public property inside the New Bilibid Prison (NBP) compound in Muntinlupa City.   “They treated the land as their own, even before (the term of suspended BuCor) DG (Director General Gerald) Bantag. Ang tendency ng mga tao diyan sa BuCor, pati ‘yung past generations diyan, angkinin ‘yung

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