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The Nation

PSA intensifying PhilSys drive

DAVAO CITY -- The Philippine Statistics Office (PSA) is intensifying its information drive to ensure that all Filipinos living are registered in the Philippine Identification System (PhilSys) by July next year. Speaking to reporters during Kapehan on Friday, PSA Davao Region officer-in-charge Pepito Amoyen said the pilot testing for th ...

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte shows a copy of the Philippine Identification System (PhilSys) Act after signing it during a ceremony at Malacañan Pala ...

Ruth Palo | 9 hours ago

The Nation

‘Escalante massacre turned into peace miracle’: Army official

ESCALANTE CITY -- In what can be considered as the biggest mass surrender in Negros Occidental so far, a total of 2,510 former rebels and members of the New People’s Army (NPA) took their oath of allegiance to the Philippine government here on Friday afternoon. The surrender took place during ...

OATH OF ALLEGIANCE. A total of 2,510 former rebels and supporters of the New People’s Army in northern Negros pledge allegiance to the Philippine go ...

PNA | 9 hours ago

The Nation

Go thanks doctors for their service, cites Duterte as ‘Malasakit’ inspiration

Senator Christopher Lawrence Go thanked doctors who have always heeded the call to serve the sick, most especially the poor and indigent Filipino children, during the Strategic Planning Workshop and Leadership Meeting of the Pediatric Oncology Leaders in the Asia Pacific Region on Friday. Attended by international delegates from all ov ...

Senator Christopher Lawrence Go delivers his speech during the Strategic Planning Workshop and Leadership Meeting of the Pediatric Oncology Leaders in ...

MDM | 10 hours ago

The Nation

PDEA 11 launches drug- free workplace program

DAVAO CITY -- The Philippine Drug Enforcement (PDEA) 11 on Friday launched an advocacy program dubbed “Oplan Kalasag” which promotes and implements a drug-free workplace in business establishments in the city. PDEA 11 director Antonio Rivera, who led the launch at the University of the I ...

MDM | 1 day ago

The Nation

Go urges rebels to lay down arms

Senator Christopher Lawrence Go on Thursday encouraged rebel groups to lay down their arms and support the government’s programs and initiatives. Go made the call as he joined President Rodrigo Duterte as the latter led the decommissioning of the arms of 727 members of the Rebolusyonaryong Partido Ng Manggagawa-Pilipinas/Revoluti ...

Senator Christopher Lawrence Go accompanies President Rodrigo Duterte in inspecting the firearms from the 727 Rebolusyonaryong Partido ng Manggagawa - ...

MDM | 2 days ago

The Nation

Go asks DBM, DOH to address UHC issues

The Department of Health’s (DOH) proposed P160.15 billion budget for 2020 was approved on the committee level during a Senate public hearing presided over by Senator Christopher Lawrence Go, chair of the Subcommittee F of the Senate Committee on Finance. During the hearing, Go expressed his full support for the health department ...

Senator Christopher Lawrence Go gestures during the Senate public hearing on the budget of the Department of Health.

MDM | 3 days ago

The Nation

Go reminds DOH to utilize budget properly

Senator Christopher Lawrence Go on Tuesday told the Department of Health (DOH) to utilize its budget properly, noting that people in need of assistance still queue up outside the Senate building every day while undistributed medicines languish in DOH warehouses. This as the DOH defended its proposed 2020 budget during a public committe ...

Senator Christopher Lawrence Go presides of the public committee hearing on the proposed 2020 budget of the Department of Health.

MDM | 4 days ago

The Nation

300 more Chinese arrested in crackdown

Manila | AFP | -- Immigration agents, backed by troops, have arrested more than 300 Chinese for alleged cyber crimes a week after a similar number were detained during a raid linked to investment fraud. The Bureau of Immigration late Tuesday said 324 Chinese nationals were arrested in Puerto Princesa City, Palawan d ...

photo by AFP

Agence France Presse | 5 days ago

The Nation

Suspect linked to drug lords nabbed, P204-M shabu seized

MANILA -- Police seized 30 kilos of suspected shabu and arrested a high-value target during a police operation in Pasig City, the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) said on Tuesday. NCRPO chief Major Genera; Guillermo Eleazar identified the suspect as Manolito Lugo Carlos, who was arreste ...

NCRPO chief Major Genera; Guillermo Eleazar presents suspect Manolito Lugo Carlos as well as the shabu worth P204 million.

PNA | 5 days ago

The Nation

Manual to plug holes in GCTA law: DOJ

MANILA -- A definitive manual for the smooth implementation of the controversial provisions of Republic Act No. 10592 or expanding the Good Conduct Time Allowance for prisoners is being completed by the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG). " ...

Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra (left) and Interior Secretary Eduardo Año

PNA | 5 days ago