Cyetano thanks national gov’t for ECQ aid

MANILA – Taguig Mayor Lino Cayetano on Wednesday night thanked the national government for allocating some PHP805.83 million worth of financial assistance which is now being distributed to residents severely affected by the two-week enhanced community quarantine (ECQ).

“Nagpapasalamat ang Pamahalaang Lungsod ng Taguig sa …

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BP term deposit facility rates drop

MANILA – The rates of Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas’ (BSP) term deposit facility (TDF) declined Wednesday as demand remained strong.

The average rate of the seven-day facility went down to 1.7842 percent and the 14-day’s to 1.8431 percent.

These were at 1.8280 percent for the …

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Isolated light rains to continue across Luzon

MANILA – Luzon will continue to experience isolated light rains due to the northeasterly wind flow affecting the island, the weather bureau said Wednesday.

In its daily forecast, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said the rest of the country will have …

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Mre quincentennial markers unveiled in Leyte

TACLOBAN CITY – The National Quincentennial Committee has unveiled more historical markers in Leyte Island to raise public awareness on the significance of several places to the first circumnavigation of the world.

Department of Tourism (DOT) Regional Director Karina Rosa Tiopes said on Tuesday that …

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Cop hurt in Maguindanao ambush

COTABATO CITY – Police checkpoints have been doubled in Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao, following the ambush that wounded a police officer on Monday evening.

Col. Donald Madamba, Maguindanao police director, identified the victim as Patrolman An-Nur Diocolano Haron, 30, currently assigned at the Police Regional Office …

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NPA squad leader yields in Agusan Norte

BUTUAN CITY – A squad leader of the communist New People’s Army (NPA) has surrendered to the Philippine National Police (PNP) Monday afternoon in the Agusan del Norte town of Santiago.

In a statement Tuesday, the Police Regional Office in Caraga (PRO-13) identified the rebel …

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PP’s IT office chief named new comptroller

The Philippine National Police (PNP) on Monday announced a major revamp due to the retirement of senior officials this month.

PNP Directorate for Information and Communications Technology (DICTM) chief, Brig. Gen. Rodolfo Azurin Jr. was named as the new Director for Comptrollership of the police …

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DOJ extends filing deadlines due to ECQ

The Department of Justice (DOJ) will remain operational to receive pleadings and other filings from litigants and will be lenient with deadlines during the extended period of the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) this week.

DOJ Secretary Menardo Guevarra said on Monday they will maintain a …

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