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Relief aid for Marawi displaced families continues

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Aug. 4 — Thousands of displaced families housed at the evacuation center in Bubong, Lanao del Sur have received relief goods from the government, officials said Friday. The relief goods, consisting of 1,900 sacks of rice and other items, were transported by the personnel of the Humanitarian Emergency Assistance and Response Team (Heart) …

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 …

Martinez turns over to NBI recording of Php100-M bribe attempt on high-profile Bilibid inmate

MANILA –Lalaine Martinez on Monday night claimed that she has a recording which would prove of the alleged Php100-million bribe attempt on high-profile Bilibid inmates who testified against Senator Leila M. De Lima. In a press conference at the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) on Monday evening, Lalaine said that she has in her possession …

NVAP urged Manilenos to heed Erap call to quit smoking

MANILA –The New Vois Association of the Philippines (NVAP) called on Manilenos to immediately follow the example set by former president and now Manila mayor Joseph Estrada to quit smoking for good in order to avoid tobacco-related illnesses. NVAP President Emer Rojas said they are hopeful that Estrada’s initiative will discourage residents as well as …

Cayetano sees better PHL-US relations with US Pres. Trump’s call for independent foreign policy

MANILA—Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano on Saturday said that he sees stronger relations between the Philippines and the US following the pronouncement of newly sworn-in Pres. Donald Trump to seek friendship with other nations while pursuing its national interests first. “We welcome the pronouncement of newly inaugurated United States President Donald Trump to seek friendship with …

Japan’s First Lady Akie Abe visits school for blind

MANILA –Mrs. Akie Abe, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s wife, visited the Philippine National School for the Blind (PNSB) Thursday afternoon. The PNSB, the country’s pioneer and leading exponent in the education of visually impaired Filipino children, is the first stop of Mrs. Abe upon her arrival in the Philippines for the two-day official visit …

Majority of 10,000 new troops to be allocated to Army –AFP

MANILA –Majority of the 10,000 additional troops which the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) is now authorized to recruit will be given to the Army. This was stressed by AFP public affairs office chief Col. Edgard Arevalo in a briefing Wednesday. Out of the 10,000 additional troops, 8,000 will be allocated to the Army …

Militant solon lauds Pres. Duterte’s approval of SSS pension hike

MANILA—A militant lawmaker at the House of Representatives on Wednesday commended President Rodrigo Duterte for approving the PHP1,000 increase in the monthly pension of all pensioners under the Social Security System (SSS). In a statement, Anakpawis Partylist Rep. Ariel Casilao also applauded President Duterte for morally heeding the calls of SSS pensioners, their families and …

Observance of ‘Undas’ generally peaceful – PNP chief

MANILA – The traditional observance of the All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day was “generally peaceful” and orderly. PNP chief Director General Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa made this assessment on Wednesday as he took note of reports from the Police Regional Offices (PROs) that indicated no serious untoward incidents and security concerns as the …

Sea piracy, kidnapping to highlight President Duterte’s meeting with Malaysian leaders

DAVAO CITY – Issues on sea piracy and kidnapping along Malacca Strait will highlight the meeting of President Rodrigo Duterte with Malaysian leaders next week. “We have a lot to talk to about the piracy on the Malacca Strait, kidnapping, criminality abounds in that area,” he told reporters in an interview during his visit at …

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