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Utility group warns of ‘power crisis’ in Iloilo City

The Private Electric Power Operators Association (PEPOA) has issued a warning about a possible power crisis facing the highly urbanized city of Iloilo. The risk comes from whether the franchise of the existing utility operator is renewed, or the contract rewarded to a new applicant which ‘has no ...
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PITC seeks cheaper rice prices through tax subsidy on importation

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), through its international trading arm the Philippine International Trading Corp. (PITC), is exploring new measures to try and bring down the increasing price of commercially available rice. The PITC is currently seeking a tax expenditure subsidy (TES) to reduce the cost ...
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PUV Modernization Program Gains Steam, 484 Cooperatives Formed

Clark, Pampanga — The PUV Modernization Program, the biggest transformational initiative of the Duterte administration, is gaining steam with 484 transport cooperatives formed within a year of implementation. The Department of Transportation (DOTr) and the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) are currently processing over 400 applications ...
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PCSO donates PHP10 million to Red Cross

The Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) has recently given a donation of PHP10-million to the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) as financial assistance towards funding and enhancing their various programs, services, and outreach efforts, especially those in times of calamities and disasters. “This will benefit the National Blood Services ...
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News Philippines Travel

Update on Financial Assistance to Stranded OFWs

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) has a team now in position at the Clark International Airport in Pampanga to extend financial assistance to overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) if their scheduled flights today are cancelled as a result of super typhoon Ompong (Mangkhut). The DFA will also have ...
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Eight rescued from capsized boat in Samar

Eight people have been rescued from a motorboat incident after the water vehicle capsized in waters off the coast of Catbalogan City in Samar on Thursday night. A statement released Friday from the Philippine National Police Regional Office 8 (Eastern Visayas) detailed the incident. The motorboat capsized in ...
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Health News Philippines

No card needed to get health assistance from Malasakit Centers: Go

PASIG CITY, September 13, 2018 — Special Assistant to the President (SAP) Christopher Lawrence ‘Bong’ Go today dispelled the apprehensions of patients about going to the Malasakit Centers, saying they do not even need to have a Malasakit Card to avail themselves of its services. “Hindi naman kailangan ...
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News Philippines Weather

High-risk communities in Baler evacuated as preemptive measure for Ompong

BALER, AURORA – Residents of high-risk areas in Baler are being pre-emptively evacuated in preparation for the coming Typhoon Ompong. The Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (MDRRM) ordered for the evacuation on Thursday. The precaution is being taken to prevent any possible casualties or human cost, ...
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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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