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64-B-yen Japan-funded projects awarded to PH during Duterte admin

64-B-yen Japan-funded projects awarded to PH during Duterte admin By Kris Crismundo MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – The government of Japan has awarded more than 64.52 billion yen or more than PHP31.29-billion worth of projects to the Philippines in the first two years of the Duterte administration. A presentation by the Philippine delegation during the … Continue reading

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Duterte first ‘casualty’ of anti-dynasty provision under federalism

Duterte first ‘casualty’ of anti-dynasty provision under federalism By Azer Parrocha MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — President Rodrigo R. Duterte will be the “first casualty” of the ban on political dynasties under the proposed Federal Constitution being drafted by the Consultative Committee (ConCom) to review the 1987 Constitution. Former Chief Justice and ConCom Chairman Reynato … Continue reading

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DOT: No set date on Boracay reopening, task force hopes for Oct. 26

DOT: No set date on Boracay reopening, task force hopes for Oct. 26 By Joyce Ann L. Rocamora MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat is deferring details on Boracay’s reopening to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), but shared hopes the inauguration of the rehabilitated island will push through on … Continue reading

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Tricycles should not be used as school transport service: LTFRB

Tricycles should not be used as school transport service: LTFRB By Aerol John Pateña MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has reiterated that tricycles are not allowed to be used as school transport service. The Board, in a letter addressed to Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) Chairman Danilo … Continue reading

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PRRD appoints Casquejo as Comelec commissioner

PRRD appoints Casquejo as Comelec commissioner By Jelly Musico MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – President Rodrigo Duterte has appointed Marlon Sabucido Casquejo as new commissioner of the Commission on Elections (Comelec). Duterte signed his appointment papers on June 18 to fill up the post vacated by Christian Robert S. Lim whose seven-year term as Comelec … Continue reading

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Bacolod still one of PH model cities, named ‘most business-friendly’

Bacolod still one of PH model cities, named ‘most business-friendly’ By Nanette Guadalquiver BACOLOD CITY (Philippines News Agency) — Bacolod City remains on the top three of the “most livable urban centers in the country” list, placing second to Davao City in The Manila Times’ Search for the Philippine Model Cities and Municipalities 2018. Mayor … Continue reading