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Filipinos feel more confident reporting crimes: PNP

The Philippine National Police credits the slight increase in the number of Filipinos who fell victim to crime within the last three months to a higher public confidence in reporting crime instances. “Overall, we take this empirical measure of public perception of experience with crime as an indication ...
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AFP to deploy more troops to Samar

The AFP will be deploying additional forces to Samar in response to the rising number of incidents of “lawless violence” in the province. Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Spokesperson Brig. Gen. Edgard Arevalo released a statement on Thursday that an additional two infantry battalions have been sent ...
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House approves traffic crisis bill on second reading

The lower chamber approved through voice voting House Bill No. 6425, or the proposed “Traffic Crisis Act”, during its second reading on Tuesday night, November 27. The bill seeks address the growing issues of land traffic congestion plaguing major settlements like Metropolitan Manila, Metropolitan Cebu, and Metropolitan Davao ...
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DepEd, LGUs extend aid to family of late public school teachers

The families of two pucbic school teachers who tragically died in a highway crash last Saturday will be receiving financial aid from the Department of Education – South Cotabato and the local government units of Alamada and Kabacan.  The victims of the deadly crash have been identified as ...
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Comelec allots P160-M for mid-term election poll supplies

As the May 2019 mid-term elections approach, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) has earmarked P160-M in funding to prepare the appropriate supplies for the polls. 13 items have been approved by the Comelec Bids and Awards Committee (BAC) to be included in the contract (ABC) for acquiring the ...
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Bong Go’s post showing the President eating “bulad” goes viral

Though he’s known as the “Selfie King”, former Special Assistant to the President (SAP) Christopher “Bong” Go’s latest social media post isn’t a photo of himself. Go shared on Sunday a photo of President Rodrigo Duterte and the simple meal the two shared while in Papua New Guinea ...
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Danish Ambassador calls out mainstream media for being “systemically negative”

While speaking before a multi-stakeholder gathering on the safety of journalists, Danish Ambassador to the Philippines Jan Top Christensen said that some media organizations in the Philippines tend to be negatively biased when reporting on the Duterte administration and government. “I read many different media everyday and I ...
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Misatel Consortium wins 3rd telco bid

The Philippine government announced on Wednesday that Mislatel consortium is the winning bidder for the country’s 3rd telco player slot. The consortium is a joint venture by Davao-based businessman Dennis Uy’s Udenna Corporation,  its logistics arm Chelsea Logistics Holding Corp., and foreign firm China Telecom Corp., partnered with ...
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SAP Go visits Typhoon ‘Ompong’ victims in Zambales, promises better healthcare under Duterte administration

Special Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go gave a speech on Sunday where he emphasized the focus of the Duterte administration on providing better healthcare for Filipinos. Go’s delivered his speech while attending a medical and dental mission organized for victims of the recent Typhoon ‘Ompong’, ...
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DOT warns non-accredited establishments from accepting Boracay reopening bookings

With the reopening of Boracay coming ever closer, businesses on the island are preparing for the coming wave of tourists and the fresh commerce for the community.  However, the Department of Tourism (DOT) released a memo dated Oct. 13 to the island’s non-accredited establishments saying that though the ...
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