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359 Cordillera villages remain unaffected by illegal drugs

359 Cordillera villages remain unaffected by illegal drugs By Liza Agoot   BAGUIO CITY (Philippines News Agency) -– The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) in the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) said a total of 359 villages have remained unaffected by the illegal drugs trade since the start of President Rodrigo Duterte’s term. PDEA CAR Regional Director Edgar … Continue reading

Drug war sees no social, political status: Palace
Philippines

Drug war sees no social, political status: Palace

Drug war sees no social, political status: Palace By Azer Parrocha   MANILA (Philippines News Agency)  — Malacañang said the death of a former mayor included on President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s “narcolist” shows that the same fate befalls everyone involved in the drug war, regardless of social or political status. Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo made this remark after former mayor … Continue reading

Alberta

Travellers’ Advisory: Keep your eyes open for historic super load

News Release Keep your eyes open for historic super load The heaviest load ever to travel on Alberta’s highway network may disrupt Edmonton-area traffic on local streets and provincial highways. L to R: Shaun O’Hagan, Offsite Logistics Coordinator, Inter Pipeline; Paul Binassi, General Manager, Petrochemical Projects Inter Pipeline; Bill Schneider, Director, Construction, Inter Pipeline; Transportation … Continue reading

President Duterte ready to spend P46-B for new houses in Bicol
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President Duterte ready to spend P46-B for new houses in Bicol

PRRD ready to spend P46-B for new houses in Bicol By Azer Parrocha  MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — President Rodrigo R. Duterte said that the government is “ready to spend” approximately PHP46 billion to build at least 300 sturdier houses in the Bicol region in the wake of Tropical Depression Usman. Duterte made this announcement on … Continue reading

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‘Balikbayan’ visa only for visiting ex-Pinoys, kin: BI

‘Balikbayan’ visa only for visiting ex-Pinoys, kin: BI By Ferdinand Patinio  MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — The Bureau of Immigration (BI) on Friday reminded the public of the bounds of the “Balikbayan Program” intended for former Filipinos visiting the country. “Under Republic Act No. 6768, the one-year Balikbayan visa privilege is exclusively given to former Filipinos … Continue reading