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Does US Senate Resolution 142 carry weight?
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EDITORIAL: Does US Senate Resolution 142 carry weight?

Does Resolution 142 passed by the US Senate (or S.Res. 142) carry weight? In Washington, maybe; but in Manila, especially under a maverick Chief Executive like Rodrigo R. Duterte, nada. The world knows that the Philippines gained its complete independence from America in 1946 through the “Tydings–McDuffie Act”, or the Philippine Independence Act, signed by…
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As 30th SEA Games nears, let us put aside politics and ‘We Win As One’
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As 30th SEA Games nears, let us put aside politics and ‘We Win As One’

The Philippines, it seems, has already lost in the Southeast Asian Games (SEAG) even before Filipino athletes could compete. With politics again rearing its ugly head just days before the opening ceremonies on November 30, the Philippines already earned a “zero” scorecard as far as the 2019 SEAG theme is concerned—We Win As One! Clearly,…
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Just as local hog raisers weep, importers slip into our homes ASF-positive pork products
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Just as local hog raisers weep, importers slip into our homes ASF-positive pork products

With the confirmation that a meat processor has shipped pork products contaminated with the African Swine Fever (ASF), we can now understand why local government units (LGUs) in the Visayas and Mindanao have banned pork coming from Luzon. But what has become more glaring after this development is the need not just to thoroughly check…
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Socioeconomic cost more compelling reason to raise liquor taxes than revenue generation
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EDITORIAL: Socioeconomic cost more compelling reason to raise liquor taxes than revenue generation

When you buy beer, gin, whiskey or wine in the coming months and find them more expensive, it’s because you’re probably a wife-beater when you are drunk, you drink and drive, you turn violent after a drinking bout, or you have diseases caused by alcoholic drinks like liver cirrhosis that burden public health care. These…
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699 Zambo police personnel found 'obese'

SLIM DOWN, FIRM UP. Personnel of the Police Regional Office 9 (Zamboanga Peninsula) undergo a Body Mass Index evaluation at the regional headquarters in Zamboanga City on Thursday (Jan. 16, 2020). Brig. Gen. Froilan Quidilla, PRO-9 director, said 699 policemen were found to be obese. (Photo courtesy of PRO-9 Public Information Office)  ZAMBOANGA CITY —…
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DENR vows ‘drastic’ change in Manila Bay

MANILA BAY REHAB. Environment Undersecretary Benny Antiporda assures the public that the national government will carry out all efforts to rehabilitate the heavily-polluted Manila Bay. Antiporda made the promise during the launch of the “Duterte Legacy” campaign at the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay City on Friday (Jan. 17, 2020). (PNA photo by Ruth Abbey Gita-Carlos)…
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Informal settlers in Dumaguete village warned of eviction

FIRE-PRONE. A part of Looc village in Dumaguete City that was razed by fire on Wednesday (Jan. 15, 2020). Looc barangay chairman Angelita Ragay said informal settlers in the village have not been adhering to safety policies, making the area prone to fire incidents. (Photo by Judy F. Partlow) DUMAGUETE CITY – The chief of…
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Soccsksargen team refutes MPBL game fixing raps

MANILA — Officials and players of the Soccsksargen Marlins basketball team on Friday belied the charges of game-fixing at the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball Association (MBPL).  A total of 17 respondents filed their respective counter-affidavits before Assistant State Prosecutor Kristhine Salumbides to refute the allegations in the complaint filed by MBPL Commissioner Kenneth Duremdes.  Salumbides has been…
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Pork sale in 4 Bataan towns declines due to ASF

Hogs in a backyard piggery (PNA file photo)  DINALUPIHAN, Bataan — Sale of hog meat in four municipalities in this province went down due to the presence of African swine fever (ASF) in two of the towns, meat vendors said on Friday. Laboratory tests on Wednesday showed that the virus was present in some piggeries…
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Manila Archdiocese churches accept donations for Taal victims

DONATIONS. The Archdiocese of Manila urges the Catholic faithful to give donations for residents affected by the eruption of Taal Volcano. Such donation includes water, easy-to-open canned goods, bread, toiletries, used clothes, sleeping mats or mattresses/bed bags, among others. (PNA photo by Joey Razon)  MANILA — Catholic faithful may bring their in-kind donations for the people affected…
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193 NegOcc cops tested negative for drug use

DRUG TEST. Some of the 102 personnel of the Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office (NOCPPO) who underwent a surprise drug test on Monday (Jan. 13, 2020). Col. Romeo Baleros, provincial police director, said the drug test is part of the internal cleansing program of the NOCPPO. (Photo courtesy of NOCPPO Public Information Office) BACOLOD CITY — The…
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Negosyo Centers assist over 8K MSMEs in NegOcc

BUSINESS CENTER. Clients process their business name registration at the Department of Trade and Industry’s Go Negosyo Center in Bacolod City. The facility is one of the 23 centers in Negros Occidental. (Photo courtesy of Gabb Advincula) BACOLOD CITY — More than 8,000 micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in Negros Occidental have availed of assistance from…
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Briones: ALS enrollees, grads increase under Duterte admin

ALTERNATIVE LEARNING SYSTEM. The number of out-of-school youth and adult enrollees returning to school via the alternative learning system has increased substantially under the current administration, Education Secretary Leonor Briones says during the “Duterte Legacy” campaign launch in Pasay City on Friday (Jan. 17, 2020). Briones also said the government has settled with finality the…
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5 fall as another drug den 'dismantled' in GenSan

BUSTED. The four of the five arrested drug suspects and the recovered pieces of evidence recovered during a buy-bust staged by agents of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in Yu Village, Barangay Apopong, General Santos City on Thursday night. The entrapment led to the discovery of another drug den, the second dismantled by PDEA-12 in…
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699 obese cops may face dismissal in Zambo

699 obese cops may face dismissal in Zambo Roel Pareño (Philstar.com) – January 17, 2020 – 5:22pm ZAMBOANGA, Philippines — A total of 699 police personnel from Police Regional Office 9 (PRO-9) considered obese may face removal from service if they fail to comply with the intervention program, according to official. Brig. Gen. Froilan Quidilla,…
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QC polio case ‘immunocompromised’, says DOH

      THE Department of Health (DOH) on Friday, January 17, disclosed that the three-year-old boy afflicted with the poliovirus in Quezon City has been found to have an impaired immune system. In an interview, DOH Undersecretary Eric Domingo said they have received a report that the first patient from Metro Manila is immunocompromised,…
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Three-year-old polio victim in QC had vaccination shots –DOH

“Actually, yung bata fully-vaccinated siya doon sa kanilang center simula noong 2016. At kahit yung extra patak natin, natatanggap niya. Naka-two rounds siya,” Domingo said. “Kaya lang ang reports natin, yung child talaga is immuno compromised. Mahina yung kanyang katawan. Marami siyang ibang sakit,” he added. Read More
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34 drug surrenderers finish rehab program in Pampanga

REFORMATION PROGRAM. Thirty-four drug surrenderers graduate from the community-based rehabilitation program in Angeles City, Pampanga on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020. City Mayor Carmelo Lazatin Jr., cited the importance of the implementation of the prevention and reformation programs on drug abuse that could help drug surrenderers reform their lives. (Photo courtesy of the Angeles City Information…
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