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Congress should have been told about Dengvaxia purchase

Congress should have been told about Dengvaxia purchase By Azer Parrocha   MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — The Congress should have been informed about “huge” transactions made by government, such as the purchase of dengue vaccines worth PHP3.5 billion, before it pushed through, a senator said Friday. Senator Joseph Victor Ejercito made this remark a day … Continue reading

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ADB approves USD380-M loan for Mindanao road project

ADB approves USD380-M loan for Mindanao road project MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a USD380-million loan to help the Philippine government finance a project meant to improve the road network and spur economic development in Mindanao. The Improving Growth Corridors in Mindanao Road Sector Project, ADB’s biggest infrastructure … Continue reading

Ramirez keynotes PSC-Pacquiao Amateur Boxing Cup opener 
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Ramirez keynotes PSC-Pacquiao Amateur Boxing Cup opener 

News Release GENERAL SANTOS CITY – Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) chairman William “Butch” Ramirez is keynote speaker as the PSC-Pacquiao Amateur Boxing Cup kicks off at Robinson’s Place here, Saturday, December 16. Ramirez said the General Santos City leg serves as the inagaural launch of the joint grassroots boxing program of the PSC and Senator Manny … Continue reading

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Ubial claims solon ‘pressured’ her to expand Dengvaxia coverage

Ubial claims solon ‘pressured’ her to expand Dengvaxia coverage By Azer Parrocha MANILA (Philippines News Agency)– Former Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial on Thursday claimed that a congressman “pressured” her to expand the government’s dengue vaccine program despite her opposition to it. Ubial, during the Senate Blue Ribbon probe into the controversial Dengvaxia dengue vaccine, said … Continue reading

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Overseas workers support OFW ID: Bello

Overseas workers support OFW ID: Bello By Ferdinand Patinio MANILA (Philippines News Agency)– Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Secretary Silvestre Bello III said that so far, they have not received any negative reactions from overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) regarding the watermark image of President Rodrigo Duterte printed on the OFW Identification card. In a … Continue reading

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Aguirre welcomes Dela Rosa’s appointment as next BuCor chief

Aguirre welcomes Dela Rosa’s appointment as next BuCor chief By Christopher Lloyd Caliwan MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II on Thursday welcomed President Rodrigo Duterte’s decision to appoint Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief Dir. Gen. Ronald Dela Rosa as the next head of the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor). BuCor is an … Continue reading

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CBCP to flock: Be active, attentive during Simbang Gabi

CBCP to flock: Be active, attentive during Simbang Gabi By Ferdinand Patinio MANILA  (Philippines News Agency) — An official of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines-Public Affairs Committee (CBCP-PAC) urged the faithful to be active and attentive when attending Simbang Gabi(dawn masses), which would start on Saturday. Fr. Jerome Secillano, CBCP-PAC executive secretary said that … Continue reading