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President Duterte signs law providing lands for State Universities and Colleges’ housing, dorms

PRRD signs law providing lands for SUC housing, dorms By Azer Parrocha MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — President Rodrigo Duterte has signed into law an act, which requires state universities and colleges (SUCs) to prepare and implement a land use development infrastructure plan that includes the construction of dormitories for students and housing sites for … Continue reading

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Duterte lifts suspension on small town lottery

Duterte lifts suspension on small town lottery By Azer Parrocha MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — President Rodrigo Duterte has lifted the suspension of small town lottery (STL) after investigation, the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) said on Thursday. “We are happy to announce that pursuant to the recommendation of the PCSO, the President lifted the … Continue reading

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New law requires service charge distributed to all employees

New law requires service charge distributed to all employees By Azer Parrocha MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — President Rodrigo Duterte has signed a law that requires hotels, restaurants, and other establishments to allocate all service charges collected from customers to all covered employees. Republic Act 11360, which the President signed on August 8, amends Article … Continue reading

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Duterte reminds new gov’t appointees to resist temptation

Duterte reminds new gov’t appointees to resist temptation By Azer Parrocha MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday reminded new government appointees that they have his full support as long as they resist the temptation to engage in corrupt practices. During the oath-taking ceremony of newly-appointed officials, Duterte mentioned how Filipinos have … Continue reading

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PRRD defends suspension of STL, Keno, Peryahan ng Bayan anew

PRRD defends suspension of STL, Keno, Peryahan ng Bayan anew By Azer Parrocha MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday defended anew his decision to suspend some gaming activities under the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) noting that was the only way to stop massive corruption within the charity agency. Last week, … Continue reading

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‘911 TESDA’ employment app now available

‘911 TESDA’ employment app now available By Ma. Cristina Arayata MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — “911 TESDA”, a Grab-like application providing the graduates of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) a platform to land a job in just a swipe, was officially launched on Tuesday. The “911 TESDA,” which will initially be available … Continue reading