NCR+ fate still under study

MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte is still assessing the quarantine classification that will be implemented in Metro Manila and its four nearby provinces after Sunday, April 11.

Malacañang announced on Saturday that “President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is weighing the pros and cons before making his …

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DLG chief to return to work April 16

MANILA – Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Eduardo Año will return to work next week after going on a three-month medical leave, an official said Friday.

“Nagpa-extend lang siya until April 15. He is okay now bagama’t siguro para hindi mabigla, …

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DLE to hire 2K more contact tracers

MANILA – An additional 2,000 informal sector workers and those who have been displaced by the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic will be hired through the government’s emergency employment program, a labor official said on Friday.

Lawyer Ma. Karina Trayvilla, director of the Bureau of …

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Lman pulled out from ONE on TNT 3

MANILA – Filipino former mixed martial arts (MMA) champion Stephen Loman will not be seeing action at ONE on TNT 3.

ONE Championship announced on Thursday that Troy Worthen has replaced the Team Lakay standout as John Lineker’s opponent in the headliner for the fight …

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DST introduces 9 AI R&D projects

MANILA – The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) introduced on Thursday nine research and development (R&D) projects on artificial intelligence (AI), and turned over high-performance computing machines (HPCs) to each project proponent.

In an interview with the Philippine News Agency, Philippine Council for Industry, …

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Gomez couple to swap posts in 2022

TACLOBAN CITY – Mayor Richard Gomez of Ormoc City on Wednesday formally announced the plan of his wife, Leyte Rep. Lucy Marie Torres-Gomez (4th district), to run as the city’s chief executive next year after serving as a lawmaker for over a decade.

The actor …

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Srrender invasive turtles, DENR tells public

MANILA – The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has warned about indiscriminately disposing of turtles commonly called “red-eared sliders”, which people raise as pets.

Such turtles are actually invasive alien species (IAS) that threaten the environment and health, noted DENR-National Capital Region (NCR) …

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BuCor disowns solicitation by fake jail execs

MANILA – Officials on Thursday warned the public against fake solicitations by persons claiming to be senior Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) officials.

In a public advisory, the Bucor said: “There are certain individuals impersonating BuCor senior officers, personally calling BuCor partners or suppliers seeking for …

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Pnelo condoles with kin of Jun Icban

MANILA – Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo on Thursday paid tribute to the late press secretary and veteran journalist Crispulo Julio “Jun” Icban Jr.

“Tayo po ay nakikiramay sa pagpanaw ng isang kapwa nating mamahayag, ang journalist at isa ring alumnus ng Unibersidad ng …

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