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PRRD orders immediate help for Mindanao quake victims: Andanar

PRRD orders immediate help for Mindanao quake victims: Andanar By Ruth Abbey Gita-Carlos MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – President Rodrigo Duterte has directed all concerned government agencies to expedite the delivery of assistance to the victims of the destructive earthquake that once again shook parts of Mindanao on Thursday morning. Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) … Continue reading

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PPA, PCG provide swift assistance after Mindanao quake

PPA, PCG provide swift assistance after Mindanao quake MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – Following the magnitude 6.5 earthquake that hit several parts of Mindanao Thursday morning, the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) and the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG), both attached agencies of the Department of Transportation (DOTr), immediately mobilized to aid affected citizens. DOTr Secretary Arthur … Continue reading

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Fault movements, not volcanoes, caused Mindanao quakes: Phivolcs

Fault movements, not volcanoes, caused Mindanao quakes: Phivolcs By Christine Cudis MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — There is no basis to rumors that the series of quakes felt in parts of Mindanao were caused by any volcanic activities, an official of the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said on Thursday. “Say a volcano … Continue reading

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President Duterte asks support in cleansing government

NEWS RELEASE President Duterte asks support in cleansing government President Rodrigo Roa Duterte sworn in newly appointed government officials on Monday, renewing his call to help him eliminate corruption in the bureaucracy, which he said is the major stumbling block for the country’s progress along with the proliferation of illegal drugs and lack of law … Continue reading

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President Duterte ‘serious’ about ‘drug czar’ offer to Vice-President Robredo: Palace

PRRD ‘serious’ about ‘drug czar’ offer to Robredo: Palace By Ruth Abbey Gita-Carlos   MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — President Rodrigo R. Duterte is “serious” about his offer to Vice President Leni Robredo to lead his administration’s intensified crackdown on illegal drugs, Malacañang said on Tuesday. Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said the President would not waste his … Continue reading