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DOT sees October 26 as fixed Boracay reopening date

DOT sees October 26 as fixed Boracay reopening date By Joyce Ann L. Rocamora MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — While rehabilitation efforts in Boracay are continuous, Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat does not hint a possible extension and still sees October 26 as the fixed date for the island’s reopening. In an interview with reporters, Puyat … Continue reading

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Marawi’s MAA groundbreaking expected next month

Marawi’s MAA groundbreaking expected next month By Jelly Musico MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — The groundbreaking for the reconstruction of the most-affected area (MAA) of war-torn Marawi City is expected to be held third week of September, officials of Task Force Bangon Marawi (TFBM) said Friday. “We expect to complete the negotiation by the end … Continue reading

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Bacolod among top 3 most improved highly-urbanized cities

Bacolod among top 3 most improved highly-urbanized cities By Nanette Guadalquiver BACOLOD CITY (Philippines News Agency) — The City of Bacolod has been ranked the third Most Improved Local Government Unit (LGU) in the highly-urbanized cities (HUCs) category of the 2018 Cities and Municipalities Competitiveness Index. Bacolod, which moved up to eighth from the 20th … Continue reading

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Return of Balangiga Bells shows US sincerity : DND chief

Return of Balangiga Bells shows US sincerity : DND chief By Priam Nepomuceno MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — The return of the Balangiga Bells to the Philippines will demonstrate the United States’ sincerity in forging a lasting relationship with the Filipino people, Department of National Defense (DND) Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said Friday. “The return of … Continue reading