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PRRD to Break Ground for PNP, AFP Housing Project in NegOcc

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte will lead today’s ground breaking ceremony of a new housing project for the Philippine National Police (PNP) and Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) in Talisay City, Negros Occidental. The housing village called Vista Alegre Homes in Barangay Dos Hermanas, will build an initial 1,000 duplex-type housing units which will sit […].....»»

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President Duterte Vows Support for Filipino Athletes

President Rodrigo Duterte assured his support for the Filipino young athletes as he led the opening ceremony of Philippine National Games 2018 here on Saturday, May 19. “I am honored to stand here to formally open the much anticipated Philippine National Games 2018. I am proud to say that the spirit of the Filipino athlete […].....»»

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PH Banking Sector Organizes 1st Blockchain Group

The country’s banking sector is set to spawn its first blockchain-related organization, the Blockchain Association of the Philippines (BAP) next week. The BAP will be led by Union Bank of the Philippines, one of the first enterprises in the country to integrate the blockchain system in its business operation. UnionBank Chairman Justo Ortiz will also […].....»»

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PH Gov’t Will Talk to China About Chinese Bombers in WPS, Palace Assures

Malacañang on Monday, May 21, reassured the public that the government is not taking the alleged Chinese militarization of the West Philippine Sea (WPS) sitting down, as it expressed serious concern over the reported landing of Chinese bombers in the disputed territory. “We have no independent verification. Nonetheless, we take note of the reports that […].....»»

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Smart Posts PHP 14-B in Revenues Due to Robust Mobile Data Services

Mobile services provider Smart Communications reported that it has managed to post PHP14.8 billion in service revenues for the first quarter of this year higher by 2 percent from the previous year driven by ongoing improvements on its mobile data network. Wireless individual service revenues reached PHP6.5 billion during the first quarter which was up […].....»»

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Ahead of PFL Return, Cebu Parts Ways with Foreign Recruits

Global Cebu will finally make a return to the Philippine Football League (PFL) after having two of its scheduled matches postponed. However, the team will have to go on without two of its foreign offensive arsenals. Both Rufo Sanchez and Wesley Dos Santos confirmed on social media that they have already left the multi-titled club. […].....»»

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Lorega Fire Claims 47 Houses

73 families were affected after a fire set 47 houses ablaze in Sitio Riverside, Barangay Lorega San Miguel on May 21, 2018. The Bureau of Fire Protection 7 (BFP 7) received the alarm at 10:15 am. The firefighters had a hard time controlling the fire as the affected area is hard to navigate due to […].....»»

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Never Leave the House Without These Important Hygienic Items

In today’s busy world, we often forget to bring items that would protect us from the polluted surroundings, specifically here in Cebu, now that development in the main cities is rampant and our auto industry is on the rise. The world we live in now is undoubtedly polluted, and these important hygienic items will help […].....»»

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May 22, 2018 Visayas Weather Forecast

REGIONAL WEATHER FORECAST (Forecast Areas: Visayas, Palawan, Occidental Mindoro) Issued at: 6:00 PM, 21 May 2018 Valid Beginning: 6:00 PM today until 6:00 PM tomorrow SYNOPSIS:  Easterlies affecting the country. FORECAST: Visayas and the provinces of Palawan, & Occidental Mindoro will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers due to localized thunderstorms. Light […].....»»

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CHED to Implement Free Tuition This School Year

College students enrolled in State Universities and Colleges (SUCs) nationwide would no longer have to pay for tuition and miscellaneous fees starting this school year, according to Executive Director Carmelita Y. Sison of the Commission on Higher Education’s Unified Student Financial Assistance System (UniFAST). Sison, who was the guest of honor and speaker during the UniFAST forum conducted in Nueva Vizcaya, said students enrolled in CHED-accredited  […].....»»

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Pimentel Nominates Sotto as New Senate President

Senate President Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III is leading the reorganization of the Senate leadership by nominating Senator Vicente “Tito” Sotto III as the new Senate President effective Monday, May 21, 2018. In a statement, Pimentel also acknowledged his fellow senators for their roles in passing landmark legislation. “I am grateful for the support extended by […].....»»

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‘A Worthwhile Project,’ CCCI Prexy on Proposed Capitol 20-Storey Modern Building

For Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCCI) president, Consul Antonio Chiu, the construction of the Cebu Resource Center, the proposed 20-storey modern building that will house the Cebu Provincial Government’s frontline offices will further improve Capitol’s services.  “This is a very good project that will improve delivery of goods and services to the people […].....»»

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BFP Opens 2,000 Firefighter Slots

Want to be a professional firefighter? The Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) officially opens its regular recruitment for Fire Officer 1 (FO1) nationwide for Calendar Year 2018. This time, the BFP will be recruiting at least 2,000. Applicants must possess the following qualification standards: Qualification Standards: must be a Filipino Citizen; male or female; twenty-one (21) […].....»»

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US, PH Commit to Boost Alliance Anchored on Mutual Interests, MDT

The Philippine and United States governments, in a high-level discussion, have reaffirmed firm resolve to bolster their enduring alliance anchored on common interest and the Mutual Defense Treaty, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said Sunday. The MDT, signed in 1951, contains eight articles stipulating that both parties would provide each other aid in case […].....»»

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UK Royal Wedding Attracts Over 29 Million Viewers in U.S.

Britain’s royal wedding of Prince Harry of Wales and U.S. actress Meghan Markle attracted over 29 million TV viewers in the United States and 6.9 million interactions on social network, according to ratings issued Sunday by U.S. information and measurement company Nielsen Media Research. An estimated 29.2 million people tuned in to the royal wedding […].....»»

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Impact of air pollution in human health, environment

Air pollution is a concern which poses threat to human health and likewise greatly impacts the ecosystem and the environment. An expert on air quality and pollution, Environment and Management Bureau Consultant Engr. Reynaldo Tejada shares his knowledge on the impact of air quality and pollution in human health, the ecosystem and the environment in […].....»»

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Indian PM Leaves for Russia for Informal Summit with Putin

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi left for Russia on Monday morning for an informal summit with President Vladimir Putin in the city of Sochi, confirmed an official in the country’s external affairs ministry. Modi is visiting Russia at the invitation of Putin. The two leaders are expected to discuss a range of current bilateral, regional […].....»»

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Locally-Based Euro Firms Hired More Than 800K Filipinos in 40 Yrs

Member companies of the European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines (ECCP) have created more than 800,000 jobs in the country since its establishment in 1978, its President Guenter Taus said as the influential business group marks its 40th anniversary. In a media event Thursday evening, Taus noted that the business group has played a […].....»»

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National Museum of Natural History Opens to Public

In line with the celebration of International Museum Day, the National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) has opened its doors to the public. National Museum of the Philippines (NMP) chairman Ramon del Rosario said that “the Natural History Museum is a place where knowledge, appreciation and love for heritage as Filipinos and as people in […].....»»

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PRRD as Guest of Honor in Tabogon Town Fiesta

President Rodrigo Duterte visited Tabogon town in Northern Cebu as the Guest of Honor for the town fiesta on May 20, 2018 upon the invitation of Mayor Zigfred Duterte, mayor of Tabogon, Cebu and the cousin of the president. In his speech, he talked about his campaign against criminality, terrorism, drugs and corruption and urged […].....»»

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