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Phivolcs reiterates warning on Mayon, Bulusan due to monsoon rains

LEGAZPI CITY, January 19, 2017 (PNA) — Local watchers of Bulusan Volcano in Sorsogon and Mayon Volcano in Albay yesterday reiterated the warning initially issued to the public by the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) to avoid entry inside the mountains’ Permanent Danger Zones (PDZ) due to the ...
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PHL, Japan inks partnership on drug rehab program

MANILA, January 18, 2017 (PNA) — The governments of the Philippines and Japan recently signed a program document to ensure cooperation on the treatment and rehabilitation of the country’s illegal drug users. The signatories were officials of member-agencies of the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Establishment and Support ...
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Malacañang reporters: Can you spell ‘exegesis’?

Exegesis is defined as “critical explanation or analysis, especially of a text.” Its etymology is Greek: “ex” means “out of” while “hegeisthai” means “to lead, guide.” In the broader sense, it means to draw out, in this case from what has been said or written. This often means ...
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House committee OKs traffic crisis bill

MANILA, January 18, 2017 (PNA) — The bill seeking to grant special powers to the Duterte administration in addressing the country’s worsening traffic problem has hurdled the committee level at the House of Representatives. The House committee on transportation today approved House Bill (HB) No. 4334 titled “Traffic ...
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Pope promises blessings for Duterte

DAVAO CITY, January 18, 2017 — President Rodrigo Duterte is set to receive blessings, not curses, from the Pope himself, Presidential Assistant for the Peace Process Jesus Dureza said. In a Facebook post, Secretary Dureza showed photos of his meeting with Pope Francis at the Vatican. He said his ...
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Senate probe on BI bribery given jointly to Trillanes, Gordon panels

MANILA, January 18, 2017 (PNA) — A day after nearly trading blows with fellow Senator Juan Miguel Zubiri, Senator Antonio Trillanes IV was given the task of investigating the alleged bribery at the Bureau of Immigration (BI) along with Senator Richard Gordon. Upon the motion of Senate Majority Leader ...
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LTO grilled for driver’s license project

Members of the House committee on transportation have questioned the driver’s license card project of the Land Transportation Office (LTO), particularly the rationale of the printing contract for the five-year validity cards and the security features of the cards.   In a recent hearing, Rep. Noel L. Villanueva ...
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#Lumeleni challenge breaks the internet

Netizens went nuts when Facebook user Jovybev Aquino posted a #Lumeleni challenge album on his account, especially when he asked his followers to do the same.  Take the #Lumeleni challenge, very simple challenge, Get a bag and have your picture taken waiting for an imaginary bus in the ...
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JUST IN: Memorandum of Agreement to build the Common Station for LRT1, MRT3, and the proposed MRT7 signed earlier today

JUST IN: Memorandum of Agreement to build the Common Station which will provide the most convenient transfer of commuters from three major rail lines such as LRT1, MRT3, and the proposed MRT7 was signed earlier today. Present in the Signing are DOTr Secretary Art Tugade, DPWH Secretary Mark ...
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Japan commits P1.76B loan for Mindanao

MANILA, January 17, 2017 (PNA) — Agribusinesses in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao and other conflict-affected areas in Southern Philippines got a boost after the signing of a 4.93 billion yen loan agreement between the Land Bank of the Philippines (Landbank) and the government of Japan. In ...
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