Ex-BIFF rebels get livelihood aid

COTABATO CITY – A total of 177 former members of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) who earlier surrendered to the Army in Maguindanao have received livelihood aid from the provincial government.

Maguindanao Gov. Bai Mariam Sangki-Mangudadatu and Big Gen. Jose Narciso, 6th Infantry Division …

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Cops destroy P21.9-M illegal drugs in CAR

CAMP DANGWA, LA TRINIDAD, Benguet – Policemen in the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) have seized and destroyed some PHP21.97 million worth of illegal drugs as well as the arrest of 24 persons engaged in the illegal trade in March this year.

Capt. Marnie Abellanida, information …

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Fish supply to NCR reach 46K MT in Q1

MANILA – The fish unloaded in the Navotas Fish Port Complex (NFPC) for the first quarter of the year reached a high of 46,436.77 metric tons (MT), the Philippine Fisheries Development Authority (PFDA) said on Thursday.

The NFPC caters to retailers in the National Capital …

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Vgetable prices drop 50%, goods stable

MANILA – Prices of vegetables have dropped significantly while prices of non-agricultural products remain stable, chiefs of the Department of Agriculture (DA) and the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) said.

“Our (vegetable) prices are significantly lower at an average of 50 percent, much lower …

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80K QC families to benefit from ECQ cash aid

MANILA – About 800,000 families in Quezon City will benefit from the financial assistance given by the national government to those affected by the enhanced community quarantine in the ‘National Capital Region (NCR) Plus’ area.

Mayor Joy Belmonte said Wednesday the national government has allocated …

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P eyes use of IATA travel pass

MANILA – The Philippine government is considering the use of the International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) travel pass as part of the country’s preparations for the resumption of international travel amid the pandemic, the Department of Tourism (DOT) said Wednesday.

“This move is parallel with …

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Mre collaboration with industries needed: Lapeña

MANILA – More collaboration with industries is needed to ensure that the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) graduates will meet actual requirements and demands, TESDA Secretary Isidro Lapeña said.

“These partnerships will also help facilitate possible employment of our graduates since our private …

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SC extends deadline for GIS submission

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has extended the deadline for the submission of the general information sheet (GIS) to allow corporations to cope with the new rounds of enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) and the transition to an online submission system.

In a notice issued …

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PH T-bill rates post mixed results

The rates of treasury bills (T-bills) mostly rose Monday but demand remained high.

National Treasurer Rosalia de Leon attributed the strong buying interest to risk aversion.

The average rate of the 91-day paper increased to 1.295 percent and the 182-day T-bill’s to 1.646 percent but …

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Converge ICT’s fiber cables land in Cebu

Converge Information and Communications Technology Solutions Inc. has marked a major milestone in its expansion in the Visayas region after the telecommunications company’s fiber cables reached the shores of Cebu.

“What was once a dream to connect the whole nation with our fiber backbone is …

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Oil prices to go up anew this week

Oil prices are going up again starting Tuesday.

In separate advisories Monday, Caltex, Cleanfuel, Petro Gazz, PTT Philippines, Seaoil, Shell, Total, and Unioil will increase gasoline prices by PHP0.65 per liter.

Except for Cleanfuel, diesel prices of these companies will also rise by PHP0.05 per …

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