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‘Kristine’ far from PH landmass, to leave Saturday night

‘Kristine’ far from PH landmass, to leave Saturday night By Raymond Carl Dela Cruz   TYPHOON KRISTINE. The track of Typhoon Kristine as of Friday (Sept. 4, 2020) evening. PAGASA said “Kristine” is unlikely to have a direct impact on the country’s weather and may leave the Philippine area of responsibility on Saturday evening. (Photo courtesy of PAGASA) … Continue reading

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Typhoon enters PAR; unlikely to affect PH

Typhoon enters PAR; unlikely to affect PH By Ma. Cristina Arayata   (Image grabbed from PAGASA’s website) MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – Typhoon Haishen has entered the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) and was given the local name, “Kristine”, the weather bureau said Friday. The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said “Kristine” is unlikely … Continue reading

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Metro Manila trains ship 12.3M riders from June to August

Metro Manila trains ship 12.3M riders from June to August By Raymond Carl Dela Cruz LRT 1 station (File photo) MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – Amid the quarantine restrictions imposed to contain the prevailing coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), all four rail transport services in Metro Manila have transported a total of 12,305,066 commuters from June 1 to … Continue reading

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Gierran’s admin, fiscal expertise to help in PhilHealth cleansing

Gierran’s admin, fiscal expertise to help in PhilHealth cleansing By Benjamin Pulta   PhilHealth president and CEO Dante Gierran. (Screengrab from RTVM) MANILA (Philippines News Agency)– Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra on Tuesday said newly-appointed Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (Philhealth) chief Dante Gierran’s administrative skills and fiscal prudence would help in wiping out irregularities in the state insurer. In … Continue reading

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PNP orders CIDG to probe ‘RevGov’ proponents

PNP orders CIDG to probe ‘RevGov’ proponents By Christopher Lloyd Caliwan   MANILA (Philippines News Agency)  – Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief, Gen. Archie Gamboa, has ordered the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) to conduct a probe and closely monitor the proponents of the so-called “revolutionary government” (RevGov) movement.  Gamboa reiterated that the PNP leadership … Continue reading

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Duterte’s admin supports activists: PCOO

MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – The Duterte administration supports the role of activists in society, the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) said on Monday amid allegations that state agents are behind the deaths of two activists who were murdered just days apart. PCOO Secretary Martin Andanar assured that the government will run after the perpetrators involved … Continue reading

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House grants 25-year franchise for PH’s 3rd telco player DITO

MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – The House of Representatives on Monday approved on third and final a measure renewing the franchise of the Dennis-Uy led Mislatel consortium, presently known as the DITO Telecommunity Corp., for another 25 years. With 240 affirmative votes, 7 negative votes, and no abstention, the chamber approved House Bill 7332, which grants … Continue reading

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Duterte won’t give ‘even an inch’ of PH territory to other states

MANILA (Philippines News Agency)– President Rodrigo Duterte has been consistent in his policy towards China but will not give “even an inch” of national territory to any state, Malacañang said Monday. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque made this remark after China’s foreign ministry spokesperson Zhao Li Jian accused the Philippines of committing “illegal provocative activities” by sending … Continue reading

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Palace hits ‘fake news’ about Duterte’s health

Palace hits ‘fake news’ about Duterte’s health By Ruth Abbey Gita-Carlos   President Rodrigo Duterte. (Presidential photo)MANILA – Malacañang on Friday slammed members of the opposition who continue to spread “fake news” about the health condition of President Rodrigo Duterte. In a press statement, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque lamented that Duterte’s critics are persistent in propagating false information about … Continue reading