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Hontiveros Optimistic PRRD Will Sign Pet Bills into Law

Senator Risa Hontiveros on Thursday said she is confident that President Rodrigo Duterte would sign several bills that she authored and sponsored into law. Hontiveros was referring to the HIV-AIDS Policy Act, the Expanded Maternity Leave Act and the Special Protection of Children in Situations of Armed Conflict (CISAC) Act, which were ratified by Congress […].....»»

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Close to 800K Pinoys Affected by Facebook Data Breach

The National Privacy Commission (NPC) has ordered Facebook to provide notifications to more than 700,000 Filipino users, whose personal information were affected by a data breach last September. In its order Thursday, the privacy watchdog said the social media firm must provide identity theft insurance for affected Filipino data subjects or establish a local-based help […].....»»

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Tumulak Readies Security Plans for Over 300T Passengers on ‘All Souls’ Day’ Break

Cebu South Bus Terminal (CSBT) operations manager Jonathan Tumulak announced on Tuesday that security preparations are all set for the observance of “All Souls’ Day” and “All Saints’ Day” on Nov. 1 and 2, with an expected influx of passengers to reach more than 300,000. Tumulak explained that in the previous years, around 266,000 passengers […].....»»

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October 19, 2018 Visayas Weather Forecast

REGIONAL WEATHER FORECAST Forecast Areas: Visayas, Palawan, Occidental Mindoro Issued at: 6:00 PM, 18 October 2018 Valid Beginning: 6:00 PM today until 6:00 PM tomorrow SYNOPSIS: Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) is affecting Palawan, Visayas and Mindanao. FORECAST: Palawan will have cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms due to ITCZ. Visayas and Occidental Mindoro will […].....»»

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DOH to Public: Understand People with Psoriasis

A member of the Philippine Dermatological Society- Cebu Chapter has appealed to the public to be more understanding of people suffering from psoriasis as they are going through silent battles caused by the disease. “We would like the public to be aware that psoriasis is not contagious. However, it has no cure, so we ask […].....»»

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President Duterte Appoints New Cabinet Members

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte on Wednesday, October 17, spearheaded the oath-taking of the new Presidential appointees. The Chief Executive chose Ambassador to the United Nations, Teodoro “Teddy Boy” Locsin Jr. as the new Foreign Affairs Secretary, replacing Alan Peter Cayetano, who filed his candidacy for the 2019 mid-term elections. Locsin was formerly appointed by President […].....»»

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BOI Investment Approvals Up 19% for Jan-Sept 2018

The Philippine Board of Investments (BOI), the country’s primary industry development and lead investment promotion agency, posted investment approvals worth Php454.8 billion for the first nine months of 2018, a 19.3 percent increase compared to the same period last year where it reached Php381.2 billion. “Investor confidence in the country remains high. The Philippines continues […].....»»

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Oil Deal with Israel to Boost PH’s Energy Resources Dev’t: Palace

The Philippines’ new oil exploration deal with Israel’s Ratio Petroleum Ltd. would boost the country’s energy resources development, Malacañang said on Thursday. “We’ve been dependent on oil producing countries for our oil. So we need to boost the exploration and development of our own energy resources,” Presidential Spokesperson and Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo […].....»»

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Woman Arrested for P1M Worth of Drugs in Negros

A woman was arrested by an implemented search warrant in Purok Malinawon, Brgy.Talay, Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental last October 18, 2018. The suspect was identified as Jocelyn Villegas, 42 a resident of the said place. Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency Regional Office (PDEA RO) 7 and Philippines Drug Enforcement Unit (PDEU) Negros Oriental conducted the search […].....»»

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DPWH Formulates “The Big One” Preparedness Program

Equipment and quick response teams are ready to respond in case that “The Big One” occurs in Metro Manila. This is based on the Department of Public Works and Highways’ (DPWH) Equipment Prepositioning and Mobilization Contingency Plan that will facilitate immediate and effective response in the event the disaster happens. Through a department order issued […].....»»

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PRRD on Bong Go’s Senate Bid: ‘He Will Win’

Two days after Special Assistant to the President Christopher “Bong” Go filed his certificate of candidacy for senator, President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday predicted that his former top aide will win in the 2019 mid-term elections. “O ‘di nakita mo ngayon si Bong Go senador na. O totoo (You see, Bong Go is now a […].....»»

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Over 100K Drugs, 2 Drug Dens Demolished in Talisay

P 170,000 worth of drugs was confiscated and two drug dens were demolished in two separate anti-illegal drug operations in Brgy. San Roque and Brgy. Poblacion in Talisay City last October 13, 2018. The two separate anti-drug operations conducted by the Talisay City Police, Philippine Intelligence Branch (PIB), Philippine Drug Enforcement Unit (PDEU) VII led […].....»»

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Duterte Yet to Decide on Release of Narco List

President Rodrigo R. Duterte has yet to decide whether or not he will allow the release of the “narco-list” before next year’s mid-term elections, Malacañang said on Wednesday. Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo, in a statement, stressed the importance of considering all rights of candidates since simply being on the list does not disqualify unless convicted […].....»»

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3 Men Killed in Buy-Bust Op in Talisay

3 men were killed after firing at police officers conducting a buy-bust operation at Sitio Mananga 2, Brgy. Tabunok, Talisay City last October 17, 2018. Around 4 a.m., Operatives from Talisay City Police conducted a buy-bust operation in the said area. The targets for the operation namely Norberto Larigo, Ryan Mana-ay, and Clifford Garcia Rabago […].....»»

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Roque Files Senate Bid; Hopes to Get PRRD Endorsement

Former Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque is hoping to get the endorsement of President Rodrigo Duterte in his bid for a Senate seat in the 2019 mid-term elections. This, after the former government official on Wednesday filed his Certificate of Candidacy (COC) at the Commission on Elections (Comelec) main office in Manila. “Sana po (I hope […].....»»

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October 18, 2018 Visayas Weather Forecast

REGIONAL WEATHER FORECAST Forecast Areas: Visayas, Palawan, Occidental Mindoro Issued at: 6:00 AM, 18 October 2018 Valid Beginning: 6:00 AM today until 6:00 AM tomorrow SYNOPSIS: Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) is affecting Palawan, Visayas and Mindanao. FORECAST: Central & Western Visayas and Palawan will have cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms due to ITCZ. […].....»»

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Magpale: Countryside Tourism Helps Boost Cebu’s Tourism Industry

Countryside tourism is one of the main reasons for the development and growth of Cebu’s tourism industry. This was emphasized by Vice Gov. Agnes Magpale during the recently concluded three-day Cebu tourism summit and travel fair dubbed as La Vida Local. Provincial Tourism Office headed by Joselito “Boboi” Costas hosted the annual tourism summit at […].....»»

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Firearms, Motorcycle Recovered in Ifugao

Government forces were able to recover firearms and a motorcycle after a 15-minute gun battle with alleged members of the New Peoples Army (NPAs) in sitio Hablang, Binablayan here last week. Soldiers from the 54th Infantry Battalion recovered a caliber .30 Garand, carbine with nine cartridge caliber .30 ball and a blue Euro motorcycle abandoned […].....»»

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Two Filipinos join ASEAN Fellows in Korean Press Fellowship

Nine participants from ASEAN member-states joined in this year’s Kwanhun-KPF Press Fellowship, a four week-long fellowship hosted by the Kwanhun Journalists Club and the Korea Press Foundation which started in October 15 until November 9 in Seoul, Korea. Philippines get to send two participants, Frances Mae Macapagat of the Philippine Information Agency (PIA) and Divina […].....»»

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Sec Dela Peña Shared Innovations, Other DOST Programs at S& T Week

The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) recently presented a list of innovations and programs funded by the agency, during the celebration of the 2018 Regional Science and Technology Week held in this municipality. DOST Sec. Fortunato de la Peña, in his message during the event, said he believes innovations in science and technology are […].....»»

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