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DPWH plans night workers for Manila Bay rehab

MANILA — The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) is looking to carry out a night shift for workers in the ongoing clean-up campaign of Manila Bay. DPWH-Bureau of Equipment (BOE) Director Toribio Ilao said they are finalizing the plans to have night shift or second shift workers, ...
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DepEd seeks to boost financial literacy among studes, teachers

MANILA — The Department of Education (DepEd) is set to take financial education in public schools to a higher level. In a statement Friday, Education Secretary Leonor Briones said DepEd has received the second set of financial literacy videos from Banco de Oro (BDO) Foundation and Bangko Sentral ng ...
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MWSS releases more water to address supply shortage

MANILA — In line with the President’s order to immediately resolve the water shortage in some parts of Metro Manila, the Metropolitan Water and Sewerage System (MWSS) has released an additional 4,000 million liters per day (MLD) from the Angat-Ipo-La Mesa water systems. “We will comply (with) the marching ...
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PRRD release of narco list non-impeachable: Palace

MANILA — Malacañang on Saturday dismissed the recent pronouncements of an opposition party-list lawmaker that President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s recent release of the narco-list containing politicians allegedly involved in illegal drugs, could constitute an impeachable offense. In a statement, Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said Akbayan Rep. Tom Villarin is ...
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Netizens blast opposition bets for opposing death penalty for men who raped, killed, and skinned Cebu teen

The Otso Diretso senatorial lineup said recently that the brutal rape and murder of the Grade 9 student in Cebu is “not a good reason” to restore the death penalty. The members of the opposition ticket expressed their thoughts after the hashtag #YesToDeathPenalty trended on Twitter. “Kinamumuhi ko ...
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PRRD endorses PDP-Laban bets in Isabela sortie

CAUAYAN CITY — President Rodrigo R. Duterte officially endorsed and raised the hands of Partido Demokratiko Pilipino – Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) senatorial candidates during the campaign rally at the Francisco L. Dy Coliseum in Isabela province on Wednesday evening. The President vouched for PDP-Laban bets — reelectionist Senator ...
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Ressa entitled to own views but not untouchable: PCOO exec

MANILA — Rappler chief executive officer Maria Ressa is entitled to her opinion but this does not mean that she is untouchable and immune from Philippine laws, Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Undersecretary Lorraine Marie Badoy said on Wednesday. “Maria Ressa lives in a very free society so she’s ...
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P8-M shabu seized in Cebu buy-bust ops

MANILA — Authorities arrested two suspects and seized over PHP8 million worth of ‘shabu’ in separate drug buy-bust operations in Cebu City. Quoting a report sent to Camp Crame on Wednesday, Philippine National Police (PNP) spokesperson, Col. Bernard Banac, said the first operation resulted in the arrest of Jonmarc ...
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PRRD signs Child Safety in Motor Vehicles Act

MANILA — President Rodrigo R. Duterte has signed into law a bill that requires motor vehicle owners to use child restraint systems when traveling with children. Duterte signed Republic Act No. 11229 or the Child Safety in Motor Vehicles Act on Feb. 22 and a copy of which was ...
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War vs. illegal drugs, corruption to boost economy: Go

MANILA — Former Special Assistant to the President and senatorial aspirant Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go on Tuesday vowed to continue helping President Rodrigo Duterte’s fight against illegal drugs and corruption to boost economic growth. “It is to continue the beneficial programs and reforms we have achieved so far –all ...
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