PH makes P2.4-M pledge for UN peacebuilding fund

The Philippine government is allocating some USD50,000 (approximately PHP2.4 million) to support the United Nations Peacebuilding Fund for 2021.

“The peacebuilding architecture evolved from an afterthought in the peace process to a principle governing all UN engagements in preventive actions, peacemaking, peacekeeping and post-conflict recovery …

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Zambo anti-drug ops net 8, P450-K shabu

Police arrested three “top priority targets” and five newly-identified drug personalities and seized some PHP450,800 worth of illegal drugs in anti-drug operations in Zamboanga del Norte and this city, a police official said Wednesday.

Brig. Gen. Ronaldo Genaro Ylagan, Police Regional Office-9 (PRO-9) director, identified …

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No budget cut for contact tracers

Malacañang on Tuesday assured that the government would continue to allot funds for the hiring of contact tracers nationwide.

Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque gave the assurance following the recent announcement of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) that it is facing “budget …

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Top drug suspect nabbed in Sibugay town

-Police arrested the “top 7 priority target” drug personality in the Zamboanga Sibugay town of Ipil, an official said Tuesday.

Capt. Edwin Duco, Police Regional Office-9 (PRO-9) information officer, identified the suspect as Jayson Generoso Carpila, 23, who was arrested in a buy-bust around 2:30 …

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People’s Day resumes in Antique

The provincial government of Antique resumes its People’s Day on Tuesday after it was temporarily stopped last year due to the implementation of strict quarantine measures in response to the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19).

“People had been waiting for their requested Aid to Individuals in …

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Bacolod City to vaccinate 80% of population

The city government here is aiming to inoculate 80 percent of its total population against the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) as it continues to secure more vaccine doses from other pharmaceutical companies.

Data from the city government on Tuesday showed the percentage includes 491,198 individuals …

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KWF to launch 6 language monuments in June

The Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino (KWF) is set to launch in different areas of the country, through its Bantayog-Wika project, six monuments representing indigenous languages.

“Our goal is to launch those monuments before June this year,” KWF translator and acting Bantayog-Wika project coordinator John Lerry …

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