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Protesters urged not to bring bags, wear jackets on SONA day

MANILA -- The National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) on Monday urged militant groups and pro-government protesters to avoid wearing jackets and bringing bags during demonstrations on July 22, when President Rodrigo R. Duterte delivers his fourth State of the Nation Address (SONA). “We are asking them ...

PNA | 9 hours ago

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Fourteen killed in building collapse as monsoon batters South Asia

Fourteen people were killed when a building collapsed in northern India following heavy monsoon rains which have left more than 130 dead across South Asia, officials said Monday. Floods and landslides caused by the annual deluge have wreaked deadly havoc from the Himalayan foothills to low-lying camps housing Rohingya refugees, with of ...

Agence France Presse | 10 hours ago

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Worsening world hunger affects 821 million, says UN

More than 821 million people suffered from hunger worldwide last year, the United Nations reported Monday -- the third year in a row that the number has risen. After decades of decline, malnutrition began to increase in 2015, mainly because of climate change and war. Reversing the trend is one of the 2030 targets of the UN's Sustai ...

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Agence France Presse | 11 hours ago

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Go celebrates cancer patient’s 6th birthday

Senator Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go brought food and help on Friday to the 6th birthday party of John Paul Culiao, a six-year-old with leukemia, at the Philippine Children’s Medical Center (PCMC) in Diliman, Quezon City. At the party, Go also assured the hospital management and the patients that the government woul ...

Senator Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go celebrates with John Paul Culiao as the latter turns six years old at the Philippine Children’s Medical C ...

MDM | 1 day ago

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President Duterte wants Department of OFWs by yearend

MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte thinks there should be a separate Department of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) established by year end to prevent abusive recruiters from harming more Filipinos. During the Araw ng Pasasalamat for OFWs in Camp General Aguinaldo on Friday (July 12) night, Duterte said he w ...

PNA | 1 day ago

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P3B allotted for construction of 60 new jail facilities

MANILA -- To address overcrowding in jails, President Rodrigo Duterte bared that the government will be shelling out around PHP3 billion for the construction of 60 new jail facilities. “I am glad to report that the government has allotted PHP3 billion for the construction of 60 new jail facilities to reduce ...

PNA | 1 day ago

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Filipino priest elected as new head of Dominican mission

MANILA — The new global leader of the Dominican mission is a Filipino priest. According to an article posted on the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) news website, Fr. Gerard Francisco Timoner III was elected to the position, which he will serve for nine years. He was ele ...

PNA | 2 days ago

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US, PH to hold 8th bilateral strategic dialogue on Monday

MANILA-- The United States and the Philippines are scheduled to hold their eight Bilateral Strategic Dialogue (BSD) on Monday in Manila, with focus on bolstering the two nations' ties in defense, criminal justice, and economics. US Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Kim will join the US delegation co-chaired by Ass ...

PNA | 2 days ago

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Army lauds Misamis Oriental villages in isolating NPA

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – The cooperation of rural communities has greatly helped the military in isolating communist rebels operating in the provinces of Northern Mindanao, particularly in Misamis Oriental. Capt. Leoden Bajado, civil-military officer of the Army’s 58th Infantry Battalion, said reside ...

PNA | 2 days ago

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LGUs urged to invest in rescue, emergency equipment

ILOILO CITY -- The Office of Civil Defense in Western Visayas (OCD-6) has encouraged local government units to invest in disaster response equipment. Jose Roberto Nuñez, OCD 6 director, on Saturday said the local chief executives should pay attention to their disaster preparedness and resilience in their ar ...

PNA | 3 days ago