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COA findings reveal irregularities in Aquino-era Php654M Yolanda housing fund

An investigation by the Commission on Audit (COA) has revealed irregularities in the award of P654.6 million worth of housing projects meant for people displaced by 2013’s Supertyphoon ‘Yolanda’. The funds were granted to a contractor who the COA found was not authorized by their license to take ...
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NEDA-12 executives say inflation in Soccsksargen is manageable

GENERAL SANTOS CITY – Despite last month’s recorded 7.9% inflation rate, officials of the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) believe that consumer prices in Region 12 remain manageable. In a statement on September 11, Noel Quiratman, assistant regional director of NEDA-Region 12, noted that government agencies are ...
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34 movie goers arrested in Batangas for sitting out national anthem

34 people were arrested on Wednesday night for disrespecting the flag by not standing up to sing the Philippine national anthem when it played before a screening of ‘The Hows of Us’ at a mall in Lemery, Batangas. The Batangas Provincial Police Office was conducting an operation at ...
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NegOcc buy-bust yields P800K of drugs

A suspect was arrested in a buy-bust operation in Talisay City, Negros Occidental at 10:20 pm on Tuesday. Police have identified the suspect as Joven Catipay, 44, a resident of San Fernando, Cebu. The operation yielded PHP800,000 worth of suspected “shabu” (crystal meth). Catipay was arrested when he ...
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President Rodrigo Duterte voids amnesty for Sen. Antonio Trillanes

President Rodrigo Duterte has voided the amnesty granted in 2010 to Senator Antonio Trillanes IV over his involvement in coup attempts against the Arroyo administration. The proclamation negating Trillanes’ amnesty came as President Duterte was about to depart for a visit to Israel. Trillanes, a former Navy officer, ...
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SAP Go extends aid to victims of Mandaluyong fire

Special Assistant to the President (SAP) Christopher “Bong” Go said in a statement  while distributing aid packets on Thursday that victims of a recent fire which razed parts of Madaluyong City may be qualified to relocate to government housing units. SAP Go said during his visit and distribution ...
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Remaining tax reform packages submitted to Congress

The Department of Finance (DOF) has submitted to Congress the remaining packages of the Duterte administration’s comprehensive tax reform program (CTRP). The commitment of the DOF to this submission is part of the larger overriding goals of the administration to revamp the Philippine taxation system into one more ...
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Teresita De Castro appointed chief Justice

President Rodrigo Duterte has appointed Supreme Court (SC) Associate Justice Teresita Leonardo-de Castro ass the new chief justice, filling the role left by the recently impeached Maria Lourdes Sereno. The has been confirmed by Justice Secretary and Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) member Menardo Guevarra, as well as ...
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SAP Go denies Ampatuan wedding invitation

The wedding of Bai Nor Aila Kristina Ampatuan, daughter of detained former governor and principal suspect in the 2009 Maguindanao massacre Zaldy Ampatuan, has caused quite a bit of controversy for the released list of sponsors for the nuptials. However, Special Assistant to the President (SAP) Christopher Lawrence ...
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Makati subway project to break ground by December

Construction of a Makati City subway system is expected to begin later this year, in December. The project is led by a partnership between the Makati City government and a IRC Consortium, a private sector entity. The massive rail system is set to connect major hubs within Makati ...
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