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Philippine Eagle Week opens in Davao City

By Digna Banzon, PNA DAVAO CITY – An exhibition and film screening of the “Bird of Prey” opened on Tuesday at SM Annex to kick-off the Philippine Eagle week celebration here. The exhibition–a collaboration among SM City Davao, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), the Philippine Eagle ...
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Air pollution leads to 7M premature deaths yearly

By PNA GENEVA — Some 7 million people die prematurely every year from air pollution, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on human rights and the environment said Monday ahead of World Environment Day, noting there are also success stories. David Boyd, the Special Rapporteur, urged nations to beat air ...
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DOTr vows to ensure PH remains to be leading seafarer provider

By Aerol John Patena, PNA MANILA — The Philippines will continue to improve the quality of maritime education to maintain its status as a leading provider of seafarers in the world, Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade said on Wednesday. “The cooperation of CHED [Commission on Higher Education] and MARINA [Maritime ...
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China begins withdrawing vessels from disputed West Philippine Sea territories out of respect for President Duterte

An initial group of at least 100 Chinese fishing vessels have vacated the contested West Philippine Sea on Tuesday thanks to negotiations between the Philippine government and China. Philippine Special Envoy to China Ramon Tulfo reported that the withdrawal is a result of the negotiations which began after ...
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First day of classes in Region 12 peaceful, orderly: PNP-12

COTABATO CITY — The first day of classes in public and private schools in Region 12 (Soccsksargen) on Monday has been peaceful and orderly with policemen managing the traffic and providing ample security to students and teachers. In a report, the Police Regional Office (PRO) 12 said there were ...
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Drug war critics using ‘baseless’ data: PCOO exec

By Christine Cudis, PNA MANILA – Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Assistant Secretary Marie Rafael on Monday labeled as “sweeping and baseless” the 27,000 unverified killings being linked to the anti-illegal drugs campaign of the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte. In her speech during 5th Diplomatic Briefing at the ...
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Family rescued after being buried alive in abandoned Cebu quarry

A family of three was rescued by the Local Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (LDDRMO) after being buried alive on Sunday in an abandoned quarry site in Poro town, Camotes island Cebu. According to Lt. Jose Roel Nalzaro, acting chief of the Poro Police Station, the LDRRMO ...
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VisMin to get scattered rains on Monday

According to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services administration (PAGASA), Visayas and Mindanao are expected to experience cloudy skies with scattered rains and thunderstorms thanks to an Intertropical Convergence Zone affecting these islands. PAGAGA also added that Luzon will have partly cloudly to cloudly skies with isolated ...
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Illegal recruiter nabbed in Davao City to face raps

By Rhoda Grace Sison, PNA DAVAO CITY — The Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) – Davao is set to file a case against an arrested illegal recruiter on Monday. CIDG field unit chief, Maj. Milgrace Driz on Sunday said the case against Aisha Manayaga Shaikh is ready for ...
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DepEd Calabarzon to monitor healthy food selections in canteens

Starting June 3, a Department of Education (DepEd) monitoring team will begin making rounds of Region IV-A (Calabarzon) school in order to see if the educational institutions are conforming to a DepEd order which mandates that healthy foods and beverages are provided. The monitoring will be conducted in ...
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