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Published November 13, 2019, 12:33 AM GOVERNANCE MATTERS By FORMER VICE PRESIDENT JEJOMAR C. BINAY Jejomar C. BinayFormer Vice… Keep Reading

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Deputy speaker Romero mourns passing of Tan, Gokongwei

Published November 12, 2019, 11:49 PM By Ben Rosario House Deputy Speaker Michael “Mikee” Romero on Tuesday mourned the passing of tycoon John Gokongwei Jr. and Lucio “Bong” Tan Jr. as a huge loss to the country’s already improving economy. 1PACMAN partylist Rep. Michael “Mikee” Romero (Mikee Romero blogspot) In a statement, Romero, who represents…
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P100K offered for info on 2 suspects in broadcaster’s slay

MANILA, Philippines — Col. Julian Entoma, chief of the Negros Oriental Police Provincial Office, and local media are offering P100,000 to anyone who can give information that will lead to the arrest of two at-large suspects in the killing of radio broadcaster Dindo Generoso in Dumaguete City. In a text message, Entoma said he offered…
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Number of quake-affected schools on the rise – DepEd

Published November 12, 2019, 11:42 PM By Merlina Hernando-Malipot Barely two weeks after the magnitude 6.6 and 6.5 earthquakes hit parts of Mindanao, the Department of Education (DepEd) reported that over 1,000 schools were damaged and would cost the government at least P3.2 billion for repair and reconstruction. (MANILA BULLETIN) Latest available data from the…
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DENR shuts down 4 open dumpsites in Pampanga

Published November 12, 2019, 11:34 PM By Ellalyn De Vera-Ruiz The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) on Tuesday issued cease-and-desist orders against two municipalities and one city in Pampanga province for operating open dumpsites, which is strictly prohibited under the Republic Act (RA) 9003 or the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act of 2000.…
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It’s the mother in Leni which made her accept the job of drug czar

Published November 12, 2019, 11:27 PM By Raymund Antonio Vice President and opposition leader Leni Robredo on Tuesday revealed that it was her strength as a mother, which pushed her to lead the government’s campaign against illegal drugs. Vice President Leni Robredo (Photo by Charlie Villegas / OVP / MANILA BULLETIN) “Perhaps it was my…
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Robredo relieved that Palace is open to scrapping Tokhang

MANILA, Philippines — Vice President Leni Robredo is relieved to know that Malacaang is open to scrapping Oplan Tokhang — the prime anti-drug program of the Philippine National Police (PNP). Robredo revealed this on Tuesday, a day after presidential spokesperson Salvador Panelo said that she could get rid of Tokhang and reiterating that she would…
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Malacañang hopes to sign the 2020 national budget by mid-December

Published November 12, 2019, 11:18 PM By Genalyn Kabiling Malacañang is optimistic that President Duterte will sign into law the proposed 2020 national budget by the middle of December. Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles (Photo from Karlo Nograles / Facebook page / MANILA BULLETIN) Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles said the Palace hopes Congress will ensure timely…
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Palace: Country’s irrigation system needs to be improved to increase rice production

Published November 12, 2019, 11:09 PM By Genalyn Kabiling The country’s irrigation systems must be further improved to help boost the rice production in the country, Malacañang said Tuesday amid reports the Philippines could become the world’s biggest rice importer this year. Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo (OPS / MANILA BULLETIN) Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo acknowledged…
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Palace: Drilon’s criticisms ‘baseless’, it’s the previous regime which completed not a single project

Published November 12, 2019, 11:01 PM By Genalyn Kabiling Not a single infrastructure project was completed by the previous administration, Malacañang said Tuesday in trying to dispute “baseless” criticisms about the Duterte government’s infrastructure program. Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo (PCOO / FILE PHOTO / MANILA BULLETIN) Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo made the statement after Senator…
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CHR believes Robredo’s chairmanship of ICAD could reduce abusive acts committed by narcs

Published November 12, 2019, 10:56 PM By Chito Chavez The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) on Tuesday expressed high expectations that Vice President Leni Robredo, now the co-chairman of the Inter-Agency Committee on Anti-Illegal Drugs (ICAD), could deter abusive acts allegedly committed by narcotics operatives on the hapless suspects during their anti-illegal drug operations. CHR…
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Pangasinan town to celebrate Eugenio Perez Day

EUGENIO PEREZ PARK. This park inside a private property at Barangay Obong in Basista, Pangasinan will be the venue of the program commemorating the 123rd birth anniversary of the late Speaker Eugenio Perez on Wednesday (Nov. 13, 2019).  Since the passage of Republic Act 6721 in 1989, the local government of Basista town spearheads an…
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Group builds temporary learning spaces in quake-hit Mindanao

MANILA— Save the Children Philippines is planning to put up a total of 10 temporary learning spaces in Mindanao to step up its assistance to the children displaced by the series of earthquake that hit the region last month. “Right now, our setting up of temporary learning spaces is ongoing. These are standard classroom-sized tents…
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Spurs retire French star Parker's jersey

Former San Antonio star player Tony Parker (Anadolu photo) ANKARA — The San Antonio Spurs retired four-time NBA champion Tony Parker’s jersey in a ceremony to honor the French legend late Monday. “It’s official! Tony Parker’s No. 9 jersey will live on in the rafters forever. #MerciTony,” Spurs said on their Twitter account, as the…
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Nograles expects 2020 budget signed by mid-December

Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles (File photo) MANILA – The proposed PHP4.1-trillion national budget for 2020 should be signed by mid-December to ensure that government projects particularly those that create more jobs will not be hampered, Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles said on Tuesday. Nograles made this remark after plenary debates on the proposed 2020 budget started…
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Hating veggies may be genetic making ‘ampalaya’ more bitter to others

There could be a scientific reason why you don’t like vegetables. Published November 12, 2019, 9:02 PM By Gabriela Baron If you despise eating dark green, leafy veggies, you’re not a picky eater – you may be a “super taster.” (AFP / File / Ludovic MARIN /MANILA BULLETIN) According to scientists, there are people born…
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