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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

SAP Go backs salary hike of public school teachers
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SAP Go backs salary hike of public school teachers

SAP Go backs salary hike of public school teachers By Jelly Musico MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — Special Assistant to the President (SAP) Christopher “Bong” Go said Wednesday he would remind President Rodrigo Duterte about the latter’s promise to increase the salaries of public school teachers. Go, however, said public school teachers have to wait … Continue reading