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‘PNP won’t be affected if US pulls out aid’

The Philippine National Police would not be affected if a US Congress bill seeking to withdraw assistance to Philippine security forces becomes a law, PNP chief Gen. Camilo Cascolan said yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarSep 28th, 2020

Taal pulls down car sales 12%

Automotive firms booked sales which were 11.8 percent lower in January due to the adverse effects of the steam-driven eruption of Taal volcano which affected production plants. In a joint report, member companies of the Chamber of Automotive Manufacturers of the Philippines Inc. (CAMPI) and the Truck Manufacturers Association (TMA) said total vehicle sales in […] The post Taal pulls down car sales 12% appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsFeb 20th, 2020

& rsquo;Hasten release of pandemic aid& rsquo;

President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered government agencies and local government units (LGUs) to simplify and speed up the distribution of aid to the people affected by the coronavirus pandemic......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated News4 hr. 31 min. ago

Thousands displaced by typhoon Quinta in Quezon, other parts of Southern Tagalog

Most of the families affected in the province are farmers. Although the southern area of Quezon is no stranger to typhoons and storms, the devastation and loss of livelihood caused by Typhoon Quinta becomes costlier now due to the ongoing pandemic. The post Thousands displaced by typhoon Quinta in Quezon, other parts of Southern Tagalog appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated News8 hr. 31 min. ago

Alaska pulls out an ace

Alaska recovered from a sluggish first half and outsteadied Terrafirma in a tight race to the finish, 99-96, to get back on track in the PBA Philippine Cup......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated News8 hr. 48 min. ago

SM Prime net income down 48%

SM Prime Holdings Inc., one of the leading integrated property developers in Southeast Asia, reported a consolidated net income of P14.4 billion in the nine months to September, down 48 percent, as mall operations were affected in the early part of the quarantine......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 26th, 2020

2 dead, 14 missing; 850,000 affected in Typhoon Quinta aftermath

Typhoon Quinta left two persons dead, 14 missing and more than 850,000 affected when it battered Luzon, authorities said. Although the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRMMC) said it has yet to receive reports of any casualty caused by Quinta two fatalities were reported by local authorities. National Police chief Gen. Camilo Cascolan […] The post 2 dead, 14 missing; 850,000 affected in Typhoon Quinta aftermath appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 26th, 2020

Philippines pulls out envoy in Brazil over alleged staff maltreatment

The Philippines recalled its ambassador in Brazil over supposed maltreatment of their personnel, the country's top diplomat said Monday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 26th, 2020

DOLE-7 starts livelihood training for retrenched MEPZ workers

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The regional labor department in Central Visayas has started conducting livelihood training for some of the retrenched workers of the Mactan Economic Processing Zone (MEPZ) workers. The Department of Labor and Employment here (DOLE – 7) announced in a press release that at least 26 employees affected by the massive lay-off […] The post DOLE-7 starts livelihood training for retrenched MEPZ workers appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 26th, 2020

4k families in Mandaue receive cash, food assistance after floods

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Over 4,000 families who were affected by recent flash floods in Mandaue City have received cash aid and relief packs from the government. The Department of Social Welfare and Development in Central Visayas (DSWD-7), in a press release dated October 25, 2020, said that 4,400 families in eight barangays in Mandaue City were […] The post 4k families in Mandaue receive cash, food assistance after floods appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 26th, 2020

Some sea trips from Cebu cancelled due to Quinta

CEBU CITY, Philippines — To prevent tragedies on the sea, the Philippine Coast Guard in Cebu (PCG-Cebu) has ordered the suspension of all sea trips bound to and plying on areas directly affected by Severe Tropical Storm Quinta. RELATED STORY: Tropical Storm Quinta intensifies as it nears Bicol region In a notice issued on Sunday, October […] The post Some sea trips from Cebu cancelled due to Quinta appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 25th, 2020

House hikes 2021 pandemic assistance fund by P6 billion

The House of Representatives has increased by P6 billion the financial assistance fund for workers and poor families affected by the COVID-19 pandemic in the 2021 General Appropriations Bill......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 24th, 2020

TMP rolls out online service campaign checker

Leading automotive player Toyota Motor Philippines Corp. is providing an online service campaign checker which customers can access to find out if their vehicles are affected by any recall......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 24th, 2020

Cebu City starts distributing aid to 400 cemetery vendors

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City government has started distributing aid to vendors who will be affected by the closure of cemeteries this Kalag-kalag season. Mayor Edgardo Labella announced that they had already provided assistance to 117 vendors selling candles and flowers in the  Carreta Public Cemetery on Friday afternoon, October 23. This was […] The post Cebu City starts distributing aid to 400 cemetery vendors appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 24th, 2020

TFBM to Marawi IDPs: You can count on the government

MARAWI CITY, Oct. 23 (PIA) -- "I assure our Maranao brothers and sisters and all those affected by the siege, that you can count on the government to transform Marawi into vibrant and modern Islami.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsOct 24th, 2020

QC gov t relocates families affected by Payatas landslide

Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte (FILE PHOTO)CALOOCAN CITY, Oct. 23 (PIA) -- The Quezon City government has relocated several families displaced by the landslide that occurre.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsOct 24th, 2020

Big-hitting Pagdanganan pulls to within one with 67

A pair of brilliant rounds, however, doesn’t make a champion player but with her confidence building up and the momentum swinging her way, the 22-year-old old SEA Games double gold medalist could be heading to a breakthrough just six tournaments into her rookie season on the world’s premier golf stage......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 24th, 2020

Improved right-of-way acquisition key to timely Skyway 3 completion — Villar

Improved acquisition of road right-of-way was among the key reasons behind the recent completion of the Metro Manila Skyway Stage 3, Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark Villar said Saturday. Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark Villar (MARK VILLAR FACEBOOK / MANILA BULLETIN FILE PHOTO) In a statement, Villar commended the department’s task force responsible in speeding up the road right-of-way (RROW) acquisition for the elevated expressway that links the southern and northern parts of Metro Manila. “We are now on the final stage of the Skyway Stage 3 Project that will link the southern and northern portions of Metro Manila by connecting SLEX and NLEX before the end of 2020. This would not be possible if not for the commitment of our DPWH ROW Task Force who have worked relentlessly with concessionaire CITRA Central Expressway Corporation (CCEC) to speed up delivery of needed ROW,” Villar said.  Right-of-way acquisition, the secretary stressed, is the most common cause of project delay, especially under public-private partnership. This prompted the creation of a task force for each flagship program and decentralization of ROW operations under Department Order No. 65, series of 2017.  According to Villar, prior to the issuance of DO 65, “ROW acquisition for the Skyway Stage 3 was sluggish at 8.64 percent, even though it had been 35 months since it commenced in 2015.” The improved system, he said, allowed them to acquire 95 percent of ROW in two years and seven months. It is instrumental in facilitating the ROW acquisition, particularly on the issue of National Grid Corporation (NGCP) and Meralco on the removal and relocation of their respective facilities, the secretary said.  As of September 2020, 40 out of the scheduled 47 service utilities of NGCP had been completely removed/relocated, five ongoing, and two for expropriation.  Out of the 1,312 Meralco utilities affected, 1,090 were completely removed or relocated, 24 ongoing, and 198 not to be relocated anymore, while 95.0 percent site possession had been delivered.  “We recognize the need to speed-up ROW acquisition for the timely realization of our Build, Build, Build program and with our formed ROW task forces, the public can expect more big-ticket projects to be completed in the coming months and years,” Villar said.  He bared that a fifth segment had been introduced at the north end of the project from Balintawak Cloverleaf at Epifanio delos Santos Avenue (EDSA). This will connect to the North Luzon Expressway Footbridge to avoid traffic congestion along A. Bonifacio Street and EDSA......»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsOct 24th, 2020

Save the Children launches fund-raising drive Sunday

Believing that education will empower children, especially those who are in need, to look forward to a better future, a child rights group will launch “eSave Natin ang Pasko,” an online fund-raising campaign to support their learning needs Sunday. “This online fundraising campaign encourages everyone to unite in saving the Christmas spirit through a series of joyous and meaningful activities to provide joy and hope to children,” the group said. “Even if classes are conducted through distance learning or will resume via face-to-face, millions of children will still need our support as they continue to be deprived of their right to education since their families do not have the means to support their learning needs,” said SCP Chief Executive Officer Atty. Alberto Muyot. Muyot, a former Department of Education (DepEd) Undersecretary, said that education empowers children, especially those in dire situations. “Supporting their learning needs will save their lives and their future,” he added. When classes formally opened last Oct. 5 amid the COVID-19 situation in the country, SCP said that millions of students, especially in public schools, have been experiencing major challenges such as the lack of access to learning materials and Internet connection. To help the students who struggle to learn from home, SCP said that the proceeds of the Christmas fundraising campaign will support the learning needs of children in poor households in Metro Manila, typhoon-stricken places in Eastern Visayas, and the conflict-affected areas in Mindanao. “It will also support children with disabilities, those from indigenous communities and from hard to reach areas,” SCP added. SCP said that e-Save Natin ang Pasko also promotes the importance of a nurturing home through the “Mapagkalingang Tahanan” advocacy where every member of the family, especially children, receives the support they need so they learn, survive, and are protected. The “Mapagkalingang Tahanan” emphasizes the critical role of parents, guardians, and caregivers in the continued learning of children and aims to provide them the knowledge and skills to facilitate their children’s learning......»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsOct 24th, 2020

TFBM to Marawi IDPs: You can count on the government

MARAWI CITY, Oct. 23 (PIA) -- "I assure our Maranao brothers and sisters and all those affected by the siege, that you can count on the government to transform Marawi into vibrant and modern Islami.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsOct 23rd, 2020

National Grid fully restores storm-hit lines

The National Grid Corp. of the Philippines on Thursday announced that power transmission operations in North Luzon are back to normal operations after it successfully completed the restoration of lines affected by tropical storm Pepito......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsOct 23rd, 2020