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Catanduanes, eastern CamSur under Signal No. 4 as ‘Rolly’ nears

Catanduanes, eastern CamSur under Signal No. 4 as ‘Rolly’ nears (Photo courtesy of PAGASA) MANILA – Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal (TCWS) No. 4 has been raised over the province of Catanduanes and the eastern part of Camarines Sur as Typhoon ‘Rolly’ (international name Goni) continues to move towards the Bicol Region. In its severe weather bulletin … Continue reading

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Rains, gusty winds in parts of PH as ‘Rolly’ barrels thru Luzon

Rains, gusty winds in parts of PH as ‘Rolly’ barrels thru Luzon By Raymond Carl Dela Cruz   (Courtesy of PAGASA) MANILA (Philippines News Agency)– Typhoon Rolly continues to move towards Luzon from 540 km. east-northeast of Virac, Catanduanes, pouring rains and bringing gusty winds over parts of the country. In a severe weather bulletin on Saturday, … Continue reading

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JICA releases 1st tranche of ¥50-B post-disaster loan to PH

JICA releases 1st tranche of ¥50-B post-disaster loan to PH By Joyce Ann L. Rocamora   MANILA – The Japanese embassy in Manila on Wednesday announced the disbursement of 10 billion yen or about PHP4.63 billion of Japan’s total 50 billion yen post-disaster loan to the Philippines. “JICA disbursed ¥10 billion out of the ¥50-B Post-Disaster Standby … Continue reading

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Canada approves P68-M fund for PH peace education

Canada approves P68-M fund for PH peace education By Joyce Ann L. Rocamora   MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – Canada has earmarked 1.9 million Canadian dollars (approximately PHP68 million) to fund a peace education program in the Philippines, the Canadian embassy in Manila announced Thursday. The project, called “1001 Nights Civic and Peace Education Program”, would provide … Continue reading

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2,747 new infections, active cases now 63K: DOH

2,747 new infections, active cases now 63K: DOH By Marita Moaje   MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – The Department of Health (DOH) on Saturday reported 2,747 new coronavirus disease (Covid-19) cases, bringing the total tally of active cases in the country to 63,066. Of the newly reported cases, the National Capital Region (NCR) recorded the most number … Continue reading

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Palace thanks Carpio for praising President Duterte arbitral win assertion

Palace thanks Carpio for praising PRRD arbitral win assertion By Azer Parrocha   Retired Supreme Court Justice Antonio Carpio (File photo) MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – Malacañang on Wednesday thanked retired Supreme Court Justice Antonio Carpio for praising President Rodrigo Duterte’s assertion of the Hague-based arbitral ruling that invalidates China’s vast claims over the South China Sea before … Continue reading

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DOH reports 4.9K new Covid-19 infections, active cases at 66K

DOH reports 4.9K new Covid-19 infections, active cases at 66K By Marita Moaje   PH COVID-19 BULLETIN. The daily Covid-19 bulletin of the Department of Health reported 4,935 new cases on Saturday (Sept. 12, 2020). This brings the total tally of active cases in the country to 66,455. (Photo courtesy of DOH) MANILA (Philippines News Agency)– The Department of … Continue reading

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Duterte grateful for Abe’s push to boost PH-Japan ties

PRRD grateful for Abe’s push to boost PH-Japan ties By Azer Parrocha   BEST WISHES. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe pose for posterity prior to the start of their bilateral meeting at the Impact Exhibition and Convention Center in Nonthaburi, Thailand on November 4, 2019. Duterte conveyed his best wishes for … Continue reading

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Lone bettor bags P339-M lotto jackpot

Lone bettor bags P339-M lotto jackpot By Christopher Lloyd Caliwan   MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – A lone bettor from Quezon City is the second jackpot winner in the lotto games since the implementation of community quarantine measures in mid-March that affected the games’ operations, the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) said Monday. In an advisory, PCSO … Continue reading