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DOST to expand Project NOAH

The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) is planning to expand its Nationwide Operational Assessment of Hazards (Project NOAH) as a regional center for research and development (R&D) on disaster mitigation and prevention. DOST Secretary Mario Go Montejo yesterday confirmed this even as he made clear that it is still on the planning stage. “We […]

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DOLE to repatriate remains of 5 seafarers

The government will soon repatriate the remains of the five Filipino seafarers who perished in the sinking of a Korean trawler at the West Bering Sea near Russia last month, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) said. The five seafarers were part of the 13 Filipino crew of Oryong 501. The five other Filipino […]

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State prosecutors insist on jail time for Ozone accused

State prosecutors asked the Sandiganbayan Fifth Division to remain firm in its decision to put in jail the nine persons convicted of graft in connection with the Ozone Disco fire in 1996 that killed 162 people. The prosecution said that the Fifth Division should just deny for lack of merit the motion for reconsideration of […]

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Wives demand restoration of NBP visitation privileges

Restive wives of prisoners at the New Bilibid Prison (NBP) are appealing for the restoration of visitation privileges which have been suspended since January 8 when a hand grenade exploded in the maximum security camp. The women gathered under the Alabang viaduct in Muntinlupa yesterday and carried placards to demand that they be allowed again […]

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OWWA to assist volunteer’s mother

The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) will extend assistance to the mother of Kristel Mae Padasas, 27, the church volunteer who died when the sound system fell on her after the Papal Mass in Tacloban last Saturday. Judy Padasas, a domestic helper in Hong Kong for 19 years will be given full assistance, including psycho-social […]

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QC introduces new tax measures

The Quezon City government will now impose tax measures that will help ease the burden of taxpayers and ensure that taxes and other revenue collections are accurately received from the public. Authored by Councilor Victor Ferrer Jr. committee chairman of the ways and means of the city council, a measure that calls for real property […]

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DepEd workforce urged to personify mercy and compassion through education

Hoping that the message of Pope Francis on mercy and compassion would reverberate to its personnel, the Department of Education (DepEd) urged its officials, teachers and non-teaching staff to use the recent papal visit as a guide and inspiration to “touch more lives in providing inclusive education to everyone” – especially to the poor. “We […]

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Gov’t scored over eviction of relocated informal settlers

Militant women lawmakers have urged the House Committee on Housing and Urban Development to conduct a probe into the eviction of the residents of Fort Bonifacio Tenement housing in Barangay Western Bicutan, Taguig City. Gabriela party list Reps. Emmi de Jesus and Luz Ilagan filed House Resolution No. 1587 after the government supposedly failed to […]

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Congress to tackle key priority measures as sessions resume

At the conclusion of Pope Francis’ five- day state and apostolic visit to the country, legislators from the House of Representatives and the Senate will buckle down to work today and tackle key political and economic measures, including the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL). In the Senate, lawmakers will resume deliberations on economic measures aimed at […]

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‘Drug trade still thriving at NBP’

The illegal drug activities inside the New Bilibid Prison (NBP) may now have shifted from the maximum security compound to the state prison’s minimum security area. Sources from the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) revealed that they have monitored “illegal drug activities” inside the NBP’s minimum security compound and the Reception and Diagnostic Center of […]

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