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RIVERMAN’S VISTA: Reopen the Lumad schools!

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 19 July) — On July 13, the order mandating the temporary shutdown of 55 Lumad schools operating under the nonprofit Salugpongan Ta’ Tanu Igkanogon Community Learning Centre Inc. in the Davao region became public. The order was hinged on the findings of National Security Adviser Secretary Hermogenes Esperon Jr., […].....»»

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No let-up in drive vs substandard products, DTI-7 warns retailers, importers

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The Department of Trade and Industry in Central Visayas (DTI-7) has warned retailers and importers that the agency would continue its campaign against the sales of substandard construction products. Regional Director Aster Caberte made this statement after at least 14 hardware stores in the region were found selling substandard steel bars. Caberte said […] The post No let-up in drive vs substandard products, DTI-7 warns retailers, importers appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: News22 hr. 56 min. ago Related News

NCRPO on alert for SONA

The 29,000-strong National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) will be placed on full alert starting today as part of security preparations for the fourth State of the Nation Address (SONA) of President Duterte on Monday......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsJul 20th, 2019Related News

Duque Declares National Dengue Alert in Selected Regions

Health Secretary Francisco T. Duque III today declared a National Dengue Alert due to the rapidly increasing number of cases observed in several regions. Among regions which have exceeded the epidemic threshold are MIMAROPA (Region IV-B), Western Visayas (Region VI), Central Visayas (Region VII), and Northern Mindanao (Region X). The Health Chief disclosed that clustering […].....»»

Source: Metrocebu MetrocebuCategory: NewsJul 20th, 2019Related News

Convergence Summit plots to end insurgency in Region 9

ISABELA CITY, Basilan, July 19 (PIA) - Various government agencies and representatives from local government units gathered at a local hotel in Zamboanga City to lay out plans for a convergence eff.....»»

Source: Manilanews ManilanewsCategory: NewsJul 19th, 2019Related News

No truth to the allegation of corruption -- Ramirez on SEA Games

Philippine Sports Commission chairman Butch Ramirez on Friday denied the allegations that the country’s preparation for the hosting of the 30th Southeast Asian Games has been tainted by corruption. “There is no truth to the allegation of corruption,” said Ramirez in a statement. “Yesterday, Cong. Alan Peter Cayetano, and myself sat down with Sen. Bong Go and Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea to sort out issues being reported by news outfits in the past days.” Reports earlier this week surfaced that President Rodrigo Duterte is taking the embattled Philippine Southeast Asian Games Organizing Committee (Phisgoc) Foundation, Inc., a private body that aimed to organize the 30th SEA Games, out of commission and will be subjected to investigation due to alleged corruption and other irregularities. Ramirez cleared that all transactions made regarding the buildup for the biennial meet are met with ‘utmost transparency’. “We assure the athletes and the general public that all decisions and transactions will be done with utmost transparency,” he said. “The PSC, through the guidance of the Department of Budget Management and assistance of the Procurement Service shall work together to ensure that public funds are protected and that all disbursements or expenses follow existing government rules and laws.” A unity meeting to form a cohesive team for the country’s final push in the preparations of regional meet has been set. Ramirez, the chef de mission of Team Philippines, said all national sports associations that will participate in the coming Games and their athletes are invited during the gathering scheduled July 24 at the Malacanang Palace. The top brass of the Phisgoc and the PSC are also enjoined to attend the meeting to pledge their cooperation and all-out support to the entire organization of hosting the 11-nation sportsfest. “If we want to win as one, we should embrace a united front,” said Ramirez after attending the meeting with Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea, Senator Bong Go, Taguig City Congressman Alan Peter Cayetano and Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo on Thursday in Malacanang. “One team, one goal. The country should come together and be united in supporting this government effort,” added Ramirez, who led Team Philippines to its first overall title in SEA Games during the 2005 Manila hosting. Each national sports association has been tasked to bring along five athletes during the 10:00 a.m. Malacanang assembly. A total of 57 sports will be played during the Nov. 30-Dec. 11 Games to be held in three main clusters—Metro Manila, New Clark City and Subic. Ramirez has expressed high hopes that the meeting will encourage officials of the Phisgoc, POC and the PSC to move in one direction with four months to go before the biggest multi-sports event in the Asean region unfolds. Medialdea, Go and Cayetano, who also sits as chairman of Phisgoc, are expected to attend the gathering where at least 300 sports officials and athletes will be present......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJul 19th, 2019Related News

Dengue deaths reach 94 in Western Visayas

NINETY-FOUR people have died of dengue in Western Visayas — the region with the highest number of cases — as of July 19, according to data from the Department of Health-Center for Health Development-Region 6 (DOH-CHD-6)......»»

Source: Bworldonline BworldonlineCategory: NewsJul 19th, 2019Related News

DPWH Sec assures support for infra development in CAR

CITY OF TABUK, Kalinga, July 19 (PIA) -- The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) assures support to the development of the Cordillera Administrative Region."We are committed to a.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsJul 19th, 2019Related News

Convergence Summit plots to end insurgency in Region 9

ISABELA CITY, Basilan, July 19 (PIA) - Various government agencies and representatives from local government units gathered at a local hotel in Zamboanga City to lay out plans for a convergence eff.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsJul 19th, 2019Related News

Terrorism, corruption shadow BARMM peace and order meeting

MAGUINDANAO – Terrorism, corruption, political clans have topped a peace and order meeting in the Muslim autonomous region called by […].....»»

Source: Mindanaoexaminer MindanaoexaminerCategory: NewsJul 19th, 2019Related News

De Guzman willing to sacrifice playing time if needed

Philippine national men’s volleyball team captain John Vic De Guzman is not bothered by critics as long as he’s doing his part for the cause. The very vocal skipper is even willing to give up some precious playing time if needed. De Guzman, who has been with the national team since 2015, said that the squad is still adjusting and looking for the right combination and all of the members in the 20-man pool are still vying for spots to see action in the 30th Southeast Asian Games in Manila in November. “This is a team sport naman kumbaga kung individual sport ito, siguro talagang ipaglalaban ko kung ano ang para sa akin,” said the opposite hitter and the Nationals’ team captain since 2017. “Pero this time kasi ‘yun nga healthy competition, kung sino ang deserving at kung sino ang talagang ipasok ng coach na sa tingin ng coaches siya ang magde-deliver sa ganitong specific na game, sa ganitong specific na sitwasyon, why not? Suporta lang kahit anong mangyari.” The Nationals got a taste of international competition with a fruitful stint in the 2019 Thailand Open Sealect Tuna Volleyball Championships in Sisaket a few weeks back. The Filipinos captured the bronze medal to boost their morale as they build up for the biennial meet. However, De Guzman and the rest of the squad know that there are still doubters and non-believers that hurled criticisms on the team’s shortcomings. “Sa mga haters, actually maging specific na tayo sa part na yun, nababasa namin siya. Well sa mga players na kagaya namin, nalulungkot kami kasi kumbaga yung sakripisyo na ibinibigay namin hindi naman ito para sa pansarili naming kagustuhan eh. Di naman kami naglalaro sa national team para may ipagyabang or may patunayan na magaling kami individually,” said De Guzman. “Naglalaro kami para maging proud ang sambayanang Pilipino. [Para] yun sa pride ng country natin na malaman ng ibang bansa na may ganito tayong klase ng sistema,” he added But instead of being down, they are taking these criticisms as a challenge to fuel their desire to bring honor and glory to the country that is slowly building its volleyball program to be at par with those in the region.    “Nagiging thankful kami sa kanila kasi nagdo-double time kami and mas tyinatyaga namin na pagbutihan pa para lang baka sakali na maintindihan nila at maunawaan nila yung pinangagalingan namin,” said De Guzman. The Nationals will fly to Thailand for a training camp from July 28 to August 10 and will set up another camp in Japan from November 5 to 20.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles  .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJul 19th, 2019Related News

DILG Joins Groundbreaking of P77-M Gov’t Command Center in CDO

To ensure the protection and welfare of the people during disasters and emergencies, DILG Region 10 and partner agencies recently conducted the groundbreaking ceremony of P77-million Government Command and Control Center at Lumbia Airport, Cagayan de Oro City. DILG 10 Regional Director Arnel M. Agabe said that the facility includes a three-storey multi-purpose building including […].....»»

Source: Metrocebu MetrocebuCategory: NewsJul 19th, 2019Related News

Gulf tensions rise as U.S. shoots down Iranian drone

WASHINGTON, USA – Tensions in the Gulf region mounted Thursday, July 18, as US President Donald Trump said an American naval vessel shot down an Iranian drone that threatened the ship as it was entering the Strait of Hormuz. It was the first US military engagement with Iran following a ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJul 19th, 2019Related News

PH has most cases of fake medicines in Southeast Asia – UN report

MANILA, Philippines – A United Nations study on transnational crime found the highest incidence of “falsified medicines” in the Philippines among Southeast Asian countries. Of 460 incidents of counterfeiting and illegal distribution of pharmaceutical products recorded within the region from 2013 to 2017, 193 occurred in ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJul 19th, 2019Related News

'FalconPH nakalabas na ng bansa; Habagat magpapaulan sa Luzon

Manila, Philippines – Nakalabas na sa PAR ang bagyong #FalconPH maging ang low pressure area na binabantayan, ayon sa PAGASA. Samantala, posible pa rin aniya pumasok ang naturang LPA sa PAR at maging ganap na bagyo. Patuloy namang makaaapekto ang hanging Habagat sa Luzon ngayong Biyernes, Makararanas ng pag-ulan dulot ng Habagat ang Ilocos Region, […] The post #FalconPH nakalabas na ng bansa; Habagat magpapaulan sa Luzon appeared first on REMATE ONLINE......»»

Source: Remate RemateCategory: NewsJul 19th, 2019Related News

Officials urged to use billions of excise tax share to alleviate the poor

The Solidarity of Peasants Against Exploitation (STOP Exploitation) urged local government officials in the Ilocos region to utilize their share from the tobacco excise tax to alleviate the economic standing of their poor constituents......»»

Source: Nordis NordisCategory: NewsJul 18th, 2019Related News

NIA to minimize work in Ifugao irrigation facility

he National Irrigation Administration Cordillera Administrative Region (NIA-CAR) will minimize its construction work in the Alfonso Lista Pump Irrigation Project in response to the request of the regional National Commission on Indigenous Peoples to suspend its activities pending the issuance of the Certification Precondition for the project......»»

Source: Nordis NordisCategory: NewsJul 18th, 2019Related News

The true Igorot is the politicized Igorot

We were politicized the moment we acquired this "Igorot consciousness," our collective social knowledge which drives us to take pride in being an Igorot, to defend our ancestral domain, and struggle for our right to self-determination. As early as the Spanish colonial era, Igorot consciousness took shape in our forefathers' armed resistance against the Spanish military and missionaries. In the early post-colonial years, Igorot students studying in Baguio City and Metro Manila formed organizations such as the BIBAK (Benguet-Ifugao-Bontok-Apayao- Kalinga) Association as an expression of indigenous pride. Under Martial Law, the Cordillera region became a battleground for indigenous people's rights during the anti-Cellophil and anti-Chico Dam struggles......»»

Source: Nordis NordisCategory: NewsJul 18th, 2019Related News

Gov’t urged to allocate sufficient resources for communal irrigation

The Center for Development Programs in the Cordillera (CDPC) urged the government to channel sufficient funds and efforts to rehabilitate and improve the “age-old and traditional” communal irrigation systems in the region. It also called authorities to develop and implement “water resource and irrigation policy and program guided by the principles of equity and social justice.”.....»»

Source: Nordis NordisCategory: NewsJul 18th, 2019Related News

‘Falcon’ leaves no major damage, casualty in W. Visayas

TROPICAL STORM Falcon left no major damage and casualty in Western Visayas (Region 6), the Office of the Civil Defense […].....»»

Source: Mindanaoexaminer MindanaoexaminerCategory: NewsJul 18th, 2019Related News