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18 BI personnel face suspension for extortion try

By Ferdinand Patinio , PNA MANILA — The Bureau of Immigration (BI) has asked the Department of Justice (DOJ) to put under preventive suspension its 18 personnel allegedly involved in an extortion attempt on 15 Koreans in Angeles, Pampanga last month. BI Commissioner Jaime Morente recommended that the operatives ...
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DOLE to probe reported abuses on OFWs in Jeddah

By Ferdinand Patinio, PNA MANILA — Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Secretary Silvestre Bello III has ordered an investigation into the reported abuses against overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) by their recruitment agencies in Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) Jeddah Labor Attache Nasser Munder ...
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DOH expects 2019 as ‘big dengue year’; cautions public

MANILA — The Department of Health (DOH) on Wednesday reminded the public anew to take precautionary measures to avoid contracting dengue amid the increase of the cases of the disease nationwide. “We’re preparing because we’re expecting 2019 to be a big dengue year. The way dengue behaves is that ...
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UK fashion label steals Filipina’s artwork to make dresses that retail for over P10,000

Plagiarism is never acceptable. We shouldn’t even be talking about this, it’s 2019 and the laws on intellectual property rights and copyright are clear – this is theft. What do you do though if the person who steals your art isn’t a person but a large foreign corporation? ...
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23 Partylists Backed by Terrorist Groups Revealed by AFP

The Philippines has for decades now pursued long, real, and lasting peace in the face of communist and separatist insurgencies. Peace negotiations and armed conflicts are some tools the government employs to manage and subdue the growing threats of terrorism in the country. However, terrorists don’t just attack ...
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PRRD bans junkets for gov’t execs, workers

MANILA — President Rodrigo R. Duterte has issued an executive order (EO) banning junkets for government officials and employees. “All forms of travel junkets shall be strictly prohibited,” read the EO No. 77 signed by Duterte on March 15 but was only released to the media on Friday. The ...
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Here are the five Cebuano foods you MUST eat

Traveling to Cebu soon? Reading this post in your Cebu city hotel room to find somewhere to eat tonight? Want to make sure you get the most out of your Cebu trip food trip? Make sure to eat these 5 things in Cebu! 1. Lechon The late Chef ...
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Pulse Asia poll results confirm Bong Go’s top 3 ranking in Senate race

Pulse Asia reported today that former Special Assistant to the President Christopher “Bong” Go has risen to 3rd to 5th place in the latest Senatorial race survey results. The research polling body released results on March 18 that shows 53% of survey respondents would vote for Go at ...
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‘Araw ng Davao’ much significant now due to PRRD: Go

MANILA — Former Special Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go said Saturday the celebration of Araw ng Davao gained even more historical significance because a Davaoeño, former Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte, now occupies the highest political office of the land. “Ang pagbabagong nagsimula sa Davao, dinala ...
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DILG sets dialogue of gov’t agencies to discuss federalism

MANILA — The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) is set to convene 200 key representatives from 76 national government agencies (NGA) for a two-day conference on federalism to ensure the commitment of the different government agencies in the advocacy campaign to shift towards a federal system ...
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