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Bacolod residents reminded to practice ‘4S’ to prevent dengue

BACOLOD CITY, July 25 — The City Health Office (CHO) reminded residents of Bacolod to practice the “4S” to prevent and control dengue. Dr. Grace Tan, head of the CHO Environment Sanitation Division, issued the reminder after dengue cases in Bacolod continued to increase as of this July 15. The “4S” means Search and destroy …

Duterte puts end to talks with Reds

MANILA — President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday closed the door for the resumption of talks with communist rebels and ordered state forces to gear up for a possible all-out war with the New People’s Army (NPA). In his State of the Nation Address (SONA), the President slammed the National Democratic Front (NDF) and its armed …

Ilonggo troops in Marawi City grateful to Duterte’s unwavering support

ILOILO CITY, July 25– Troops of the Philippine Army’s 82nd Infantry Battalion based in Miag-ao, Iloilo who were deployed in Marawi City are very much appreciative of the support they get from President Rodrigo Duterte. On Monday, President Duterte in his second State of the Nation Address (SONA), reiterated his unwavering support to the Armed …

Tourism a ‘bright spot’ in PHL economy with PHP220-B revenues in first year

MANILA, July 25 — Setbacks did not slow Philippine tourism down as it continued to flourish in the first year of the Duterte administration in terms of foreign arrivals, revenues and staging of various international events. “With selfless dedication and faith in God and good old Filipino resiliency among the stakeholders, we have hurdled obstacles …

Troops clear Marawi conflict zone of bombs

MARAWI CITY, July 25— Troops are carefully advancing towards the positions of the Maute group members and Abu Sayyaf bandits while clearing this city’s conflict zone of improvised bombs. Capt. Jo-ann Petinglay, newly-designated Joint Task Force Marawi spokesperson, on Tuesday said the fleeing Islamic State for Iraq and Syria (ISIS) – inspired Maute group members …

2017 State of the Nation Address of President Rodrigo Duterte

Kindly sit down. Thank you for your courtesy. When I was a member of Congress, I – my seat was over there. The seat… The lady with a violent – not violent but rather violet dress – seated. But I was always absent together with the Speaker and Tonyboy Floirendo, who is still absent until …

Technology seen to prevent collapse of PH’s tallest bridge

MAASIN CITY, Southern Leyte, July 25– It takes a Swiss technology to permanently eliminate the threat of erosions near the foundation of Agas-Agas Bridge, the country’s tallest. The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) field office here said the installation of slope stabilization control system is a priority project next year to curb the …

Chinese rifles now being distributed to PNP personnel

MANILA, July 25 — The Philippine National Police (PNP) has started the distribution of the rifles earlier donated by the People’s Republic of China to the Philippine government. This was confirmed by PNP head Director General Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa who said that the weapons are now being distributed to units in the ground. Distribution …

Simplicity marks 2nd SONA

MANILA, July 25 — The second State of the Nation Address (SONA) was a showcase of simplicity. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte on Monday, July 24, spoke from the heart as he delivered his SONA, describing the country’s present situation and laying down his future plans and prospects, including his legislative priorities. He was frank and …

Sandiganbayan exonerates ex-Palawan guv, 2 others on fertilizer fund scam

MANILA, July 25 — The Sandiganbayan has upheld the junking of the graft charges filed against former Palawan Gov. Joel Reyes for his alleged involvement in the fertilizer fund scam. In an 11-page resolution released on Tuesday, the Sandiganbayan Fifth Division said that there was “no justifiable reason” for the Office of the Ombudsman (Ombudsman) …

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