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Andanar urges due diligence in validating HR abuse claims

MANILA – Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Secretary Martin Andanar on Thursday urged human rights watchdogs, including the United Nations (UN), to acknowledge the need for due diligence in validating allegations presented to them. “Establishing the facts behind these claims is important. The governm ...

Communications Secretary Martin Andanar (File photo)

PNA | 13 hours ago

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72nd Malasakit Center launched in Baler, Aurora

Senator Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go virtually attended the launch of the 72nd Malasakit Center at Aurora Memorial Hospital (AMH) in Baler, Aurora on Thursday, July 2. This local government- run hospital now houses the first Malasakit Center in the province of Aurora, sixth in Region 3, and 34th in Luzon.  Due to the ...

MDM | 16 hours ago

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More churches in provinces reopen under MGCQ

MANILA – More churches in provinces are reopening after these areas have been declared under the modified general community quarantine (MGCQ). The dioceses of Balanga and Tagbilaran have announced that church activities such as the holding of Eucharistic celebrations are now allowed in the churches under them. &ldq ...

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PNA | 16 hours ago

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ARTA asks BIR, others to help online sellers register

MANILA – The Anti-Red Tape Authority (ARTA) is meeting with the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR), the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), and the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) on Friday to discuss how to make the business registration more efficient in this time of ...

PNA | 16 hours ago

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Soldier killed in Jolo shooting bore 8 gunshots wounds: NBI

MANILA – The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) on Thursday said it has concluded the autopsy of three of the four army intelligence officers killed in Jolo, Sulu shooting involving police officers earlier this week. NBI deputy director Ferdinand Lavin said the forensic autopsy results will be forwarded ...

PNA | 18 hours ago

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Bong Go visits wake of soldiers killed in Jolo, Sulu

Senator Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go paid his respects on Thursday, July 2, to two of the four army intelligence personnel killed in a shooting incident in Jolo, Sulu last June 29. Based on initial reports, Major Marvin Indammog and Captain Irwin Managuelod were on a mission to capture suspected bombers when they were fatally shot ...

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MDM | 18 hours ago

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Gov't aims to bring down PH Covid-19 positivity rate to 3%

MANILA – The government aims to bring down further the positivity rate of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) in the country as it ramps up response efforts to the health crisis, Interior Secretary Eduardo Año said on Thursday. “But if you look at the positivity rate, we are now at the 6 percent ...

DILG Secretary Eduardo Año. (PNA photo by Joey Razon)

PNA | 19 hours ago

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House committed to pass Bayanihan II: Romualdez

MANILA – The House of Representatives is committed to approving the proposed Bayanihan to Recover As One Act or Bayanihan II to help the government in its fight against the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic and its economic effects. In a statement on Thursday, Majority Leader Martin Romualdez said the ...

Majority Leader Martin Romualdez

PNA | 1 day ago

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Bong Go reiterates calls for the establishment of more quarantine facilities

Senator and chair of the Senate Committee on Health Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go is once again calling for the establishment of quarantine facilities in every region of the country. The Senator urged fellow lawmakers to support Senate Bill No. 1529 or the “Mandatory Quarantine Facilities Act of 2020”, filed by the Senat ...

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MDM | 1 day ago

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Davao de Oro bans single-use plastics

DAVAO CITY – The Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Davao de Oro passed Wednesday an ordinance banning the use of single-use plastics. Ordinance No. 61-2020 seeks to regulate the use of "single-use plastic products, expanded polystyrene, styrofoam, and other similar materials in all government offices, ag ...

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PNA | 1 day ago