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ASG abducts 5 Indonesian fishermen, lets 3 others go

Abu Sayyaf militants from the Philippines seized five Indonesian fishermen from a vessel off eastern Borneo, Jakarta officials said Tuesday, the latest in a series of abductions in the area......»»

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Few signs of life in no-man& rsquo;s land

A desolate landscape of ash dunes and bare trees left by the eruption of the Philippines’ Taal Volcano lay in contrast with a few signs of life at ground zero of the disaster on Tuesday......»»

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UP Interior Design students undergo special project

UNDER the BS Interior Design Program of the University of the Philippines, the senior students undergo their capstone course, ID 179: Special Project in Interior Design. The graduating batch takes the subject apart from their thesis in line with the university’s virtue of service-learning. In ID 179, the students are supervised by their licensed interior […].....»»

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New rules to boost Islamic banking

NEW Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) regulations for Islamic banking would support the establishment of a cohesive Islamic finance regulatory framework in the Philippines, according to Fitch Ratings. “The BSP’s new regulations aim to allow the sector to compete on an even regulatory playing field,” the credit ratings agency said in a report released on […].....»»

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Cebu City Council mulls legal action against man in viral saliva video

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Members of the Cebu City Council is planning to take legal actions against the man who was captured in a viral video for slapping his saliva on random revelers during last Sunday’s Sinulog Festival 2020. City Councilor Joel Garganera said the actions of Jayson John Tapales, a resident of Danao City, […] The post Cebu City Council mulls legal action against man in viral saliva video appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

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WHO Philippines: No confirmed 2019-nCoV in the Philippines to date

CEBU CITY, Philippines -The Philippine bureau of the World Health Organization (WHO – Philippines) has announced that there is no confirmed case of the 2019 novel coronavirus in the Philippines to date. WHO Philippines released the statement on Tuesday, January 21, after the Department of Health (DOH) disclosed in a press conference earlier that the […] The post WHO Philippines: No confirmed 2019-nCoV in the Philippines to date appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

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Bureau of Quarantine, local health units are on top of coronavirus situation: DOH-7 assures

CEBU CITY , Philippines — The Department of Health in Central Visayas (DOH-7) assured the public that the local health units and the Bureau of Quarantine are on top of the situation amid their confirmation that a Chinese boy is under investigation for testing positive for a non-specific strain of pan-coronavirus. DOH-7 Director Dr. Jaime […] The post Bureau of Quarantine, local health units are on top of coronavirus situation: DOH-7 assures appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

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DOH to public: Stay healthy, protect yourselves from coronavirus, other diseases

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Keeping yourself healthy remains the best way to protect yourself from the feared novel strain of corona virus that has plagued a city in China. This was the reminder of Dr. Jaime Bernadas, Central Visayas director of the Department of Health (DOH-7), following Health Secretary Francisco Duque’s confirmation that they were […] The post DOH to public: Stay healthy, protect yourselves from coronavirus, other diseases appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

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Medical assistance for poor and indigent patients in Cebu’s 6th and 4th Districts

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Poor and indigent patients from the province’s 6th and 4th Districts can now avail of improved medical services in more government health facilities. This after 6th District Representative Emmarie Lolypop Ouano Dizon signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) with the Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center (VSMMC) and Eversley Childs Sanitarium and […] The post Medical assistance for poor and indigent patients in Cebu’s 6th and 4th Districts appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

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Cops checking if 2 HVTs caught with P7M shabu are members of drug syndicate

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Police are investigating if the two high value targets, who were caught with P7 million worth of suspected shabu, have links to a big illegal drugs syndicate. Police Major Verniño Noserale, Consolacion Police Station chief, said that they were verifying if suspects, Joann Sanchez, 42, and RJ Jazon Jerusalem, 28, of […] The post Cops checking if 2 HVTs caught with P7M shabu are members of drug syndicate appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

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Dino: It is my responsibility to defend the president

CEBU CITY, Philippines– Presidential Assistant for the Visayas Michael Dino said it is his responsibility to defend President Rodrigo Duterte from critics especially those who knew nothing about the issues the president is facing. In a press conference on Tuesday, January 21, Dino specifically lashed out at  Cebu City Councilor Joy Augustos Young who criticized […] The post Dino: It is my responsibility to defend the president appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

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Perpetual spikers blast Lyceum foes

University of Perpetual Help System Dalta survived a second-set meltdown as it pushed back Lyceum of the Philippines University, 25-22, 33-31, 25-20, yesterday to seize the lead in the 95th NCAA men’s volleyball tournament at the Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan City......»»

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ABAP urges Wuhan to give up hosting

The Association of Boxing Alliances in the Philippines is hoping China reconsiders its decision to host the Asia and Oceana boxing qualifier for this year’s Tokyo Olympics from Feb. 3 to 14 in Wuhan despite the deadly pneumonia outbreak in the capital of Hubei province......»»

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3x3 World Tour Masters back in the country in May

The FIBA 3x3 World Tour will make a much-awaited return to the Philippines as the country has secured hosting rights for the event set May 2 to 3 at the SM Megamall Fashion Hall in Mandaluyong City......»»

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DOE defends appointment of IEMOP as new WESM operator

The Energy Department on Tuesday defended its move to transfer the operations of the Wholesale Electricity Spot Market to the Independent Electricity Market Operator of the Philippines and dismissed allegations of a “sweetheart deal.”.....»»

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Ayala open to transparent review of UP land contract

Property developer Ayala Land Inc. said Tuesday it is open to a “transparent review and assessment” of the development lease arrangement with University of the Philippines amid plans of the Duterte administration to probe the transaction......»»

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Shell, PTT stations start collecting additional fuel excise taxes

About 279 retail stations of Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corp. and PTT Philippines began collecting higher fuel excise taxes under the third tranche of the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion law, according to the Energy Department......»»

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DOF uncovers & lsquo;onerous& rsquo; land lease with Chevron

The Finance Department said it uncovered an “onerous” land lease contract between Chevron Philippines (formerly Caltex Philippines) and a subsidiary of the National Development Co. that allowed the former to pay a monthly rent of 74 centavos per square meter on a 120-hectare property in Batangas province......»»

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DOE backs IEMOP takeover of wholesale power spot market

The Department of Energy defended Independent Electricity Market Operator of the Philippines Inc. from taking over the wholesale electricity spot market, saying it went through the process......»»

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DOF: Lease contract between Chevron, NDC unit ‘onerous’

The Department of Finance has exposed Chevron Philippines for its “onerous” lease contract with a subsidiary of the National Development Co., saying the company has been paying a “miniscule” rental fee for a state property in Batangas......»»

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