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House urges speedy release of funds to aid Taal victims

House urges speedy release of funds to aid Taal victimsBy Filane Mikee Cervantes MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — The House of Representatives on Wednesday adopted a resolution urging the immediate release of funds for the aid, relief, resettlement, and rehabilitation of communities adversely affected by the Taal Volcano eruption. During its out-of-town plenary session at … Continue reading

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Banner stories of Manila's leading newspapers, Wed. Jan. 22, 2020

Banner stories of Manila’s leading newspapers, Wed. Jan. 22, 2020By the Philippines News Agency BUSINESS MIRROR – Chilling effect on biz of deal reviews flagged INQUIRER – DOH checks possible SARS-like virus case MANILA BULLETIN – Eruption possible in 47 Taal craters MANILA TIMES – DoH probes ‘carrier’ of mystery virus MANILA STANDARD – PH … Continue reading

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President Duterte's net satisfaction rating soars to record-high ‘excellent’

PRRD’s net satisfaction rating soars to record-high ‘excellent’ By Ruth Abbey Gita-Carlos   MANILA (Philippines News Agency)  — Public satisfaction with President Rodrigo Duterte’s work performance reached a fresh record-high in the September to December 2019 period, according to the latest survey released by pollster Social Weather Stations (SWS) on Monday. The December 13 to 16 … Continue reading

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US-China trade pact, Taal eruption hurt peso, stocks

US-China trade pact, Taal eruption hurt peso, stocksBy Joann Villanueva MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – Risk-off sentiment due to uncertainties of the US-China trade pact and the possible impact of the Taal Volcano eruption to Philippines’ growth and inflation rate weakened both the main equities index and the peso Thursday. Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) … Continue reading

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President Duterte satisfied with Phivolcs response on Taal Volcano's activity

PRRD satisfied with Phivolcs response on Taal Volcano’s activityBy Azer Parrocha MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — President Rodrigo Duterte is satisfied with the warnings issued by the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) about Taal Volcano’s activity, Malacañang said on Thursday. Despite Cavite Rep. Elpidio Barzaga Jr.’s call for a probe into the alleged … Continue reading

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South Korea pledges P10-M to help Pinoys affected by Taal eruption

SoKor pledges P10-M to help Pinoys affected by Taal eruption By Joyce Ann L. Rocamora   MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — The South Korean government has pledged USD200,000 (approximately PHP10 million) in humanitarian assistance to Filipinos affected by the Taal Volcano eruption, a state media said on Thursday. “Through the swift provision of relief goods to … Continue reading