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US envoy, local execs agree: Police perform better with women officers onboard

MANILA, Philippines — United States Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Kim and other local officials have agreed that police units perform better when women officers are integrated and their abilities maximized. Kim said this during the 1st Asia Regional Women Leading Law Enforcement Conference on Monday, addressing questions with Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte, Vice…
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BREAKING: No Duterte order to suspend rice importation — Palace

MANILA, Philippines — There is no order from President Rodrigo Duterte to suspend rice importation in the Philippines following farmers’ woes due to the Rice Tariffication Law, Malacaang said Monday. “As of this time there is no order to stop rice importation given the Sec. Dar of the Department of Agriculture per the latter,” presidential…
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PNP backs PDEA, VP Leni closed-door meet on HVT list

PNP officer-in-charge, Lt. Gen. Archie Gamboa. (File photo) MANILA — The Philippine National Police (PNP) on Monday agreed with the position of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) to disclose the contents of intelligence reports on high-value targets (HVTs) in the anti-illegal drugs campaign to Vice President and anti-drug czar Leni Robredo, only in a…
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‘Ramon’ maintains strength; Signal No. 2 up in 5 Luzon provinces

MANILA, Philippines — Tropical Storm Ramon maintained its strength as Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal (TCWS) No. 2 was raised in five Luzon provinces Monday, the state weather bureau said.   Press Briefing: Tropical Storm "#RAMONPH" Update Monday, 11 AM November 18, 2019 Press Briefing: Tropical Storm "#RAMONPH" Update Monday, 11 AM November 18, 2019DOST-PAGASA Weather…
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PNP gets 3 more choppers, thousands of assault rifles, drones in latest procurement

Updated November 18, 2019, 11:32 AM By Aaron Recuenco  Three more helicopters were added to the air fleet of the Philippine National Police (PNP) in its latest procurement binge that also included thousands of assault rifles and machine guns, and 51 drones. (AARON RECUENCO / MANILA BULLETIN) Lt. Gen. Archie Gamboa, PNP officer-in-charge, said the…
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Recto wants gov’t employees’ performance-based bonus exempted from income tax

Published November 18, 2019, 11:31 AM By Vanne Elaine Terrazola  Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto is seeking to exempt from income tax the performance-based bonus (PBB) being granted to government employees. Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto (MANILA BULLETIN FILE PHOTO) Recto filed Senate Bill No. 602, which seeks to include the PPB in…
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‘Build. Build, Build’ not a failure, just ‘kind of slow’ – Fernando

Published November 18, 2019, 11:30 AM By Marjaleen Ramos The Duterte administration’s “Build, Build, Build” program is “not totally” a failure but is “kind of slow,” said former Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) chair and now Marikina Rep. Bayani Fernando on Monday. (FACEBOOK/ MANILA BULLETIN) “Not totally. But I would say we’re really kind of…
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Fernando shoots down 4-day work week proposal

Published November 18, 2019, 11:26 AM By Marjaleen Ramos Former Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) chair and now Marikina Rep. Bayani Fernando suggested on Monday that adjusting work hours is better than implementing a 4-day work week. (FACEBOOK/ MANILA BULLETIN) “I think it’s better if they’ll adjust their office time,” Fernando said in an interview…
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Robredo would rather let Duterte deal with ‘uncooperative’ ICAD members

Published November 18, 2019, 11:21 AM By Raymund Antonio Keeping her calm demeanor, Vice President and drug czar Leni Robredo would rather let President Rodrigo Duterte handle the uncooperative member agencies of the government’s task force against illegal drugs. Vice-President Leni Robredo (OVP / Facebook / MANILA BULLETIN) “I don’t want to waste my time…
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Facial recognition makes subtle advance in Britain

  LONDON — The experiment was conducted discreetly. Between 2016 and 2018, two surveillance cameras were installed in the Kings Cross area of London to analyze and track passers-by using facial recognition technology. The deployment of the cutting-edge technology at one of the British capital’s busiest transport hubs, which was first revealed in the Financial…
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Sotto: PH should be ‘very careful’ with relationship with UN, anti-drugs office

MANILA, Philippines — Senator President Vicente Sotto III said the government should be “very careful” with its relationship with the United Nations, citing that figures reported by its anti-drugs office about the Philippines is casting a bad light on the country. “We should be very careful with our relationship with the United Nations, especially the…
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BIR allows new business registrants to start operations immediately

Published November 18, 2019, 11:15 AM By Jun Ramirez The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) has allowed new business registrants to immediately start operations while waiting for the delivery of their receipts and invoices from accredited printers. Bureau of Internal Revenue (MANILA BULLETIN) However, they are required to purchase temporary printed receipts or invoices from…
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Dela Rosa bats for longer period of firearms registration

Published November 18, 2019, 10:32 AM By Hannah Torregoza Sen. Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa has urged Congress to fast track the measure that seeks to extend the validity of firearms registration which would be advantageous to all stakeholders, including the government. Senator Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa(Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa / Facebook page / MANILA BULLETIN)…
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Don’t dislike Wesley, solons ask Pinoys

Published November 18, 2019, 10:31 AM By Ellson Quismorio  Please don’t hate Wesley So. Camiguin lone district Rep. Xavier Jesus “XJ” Romualdo and AKO-Bicol Party-List Rep. Alfredo Garbin made this appeal to Filipinos Thursday, saying that the Fil-Am chess grandmaster remains a countryman through and though. Wesley So “I think that Wesley So is ultimately…
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Ex-MMDA chair: ‘Build, Build, Build’ not totally a failure, but ‘kind of slow’

  MANILA, Philippines — The “Build, Build, Build” infrastructure program of the Duterte administration is not totally a failure but is “kind of slow,” former Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) chair and Marikina City Rep. Bayani Fernando said Monday.   “Not totally,” Fernando said when asked if the program is a “failure” during an interview…
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LIST: Canceled flights on Monday, Nov. 18 due to ‘Ramon’

MANILA, Philippines — Several domestic flights were canceled on Monday due to inclement weather brought about by Tropical Storm Ramon.   In a flight advisory on Monday, the Manila International Airport Authority (Miaa) announced the following flight cancellations:   Cebu Pacific 5J 504 Manila-Tuguegarao 5J 505 Tuguegarao-Manila   READ: Signal No. 2 raised over 4…
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Senate OKs P664M OVP budget for 2020

MANILA, Philippines — It took only about a minute for the Senate to approve in the plenary the proposed P664. 8M budget of the Office of the Vice President (OVP) for 2020. Not a single senator raised a question when Senator Sonny Angara, chairman of the Senate committee on finance, presented on the floor the…
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Lorenzana, US counterpart to meet on various issues

Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana. (File photo) MANILA — Department of National Defense (DND) Secretary Delfin Lorenzana and his American counterpart, Mark Esper, are scheduled to meet in Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City to discuss issues of mutual concern Tuesday. DND spokesperson Arsenio Andolong said the matter on the West Philippine Sea is part of the agenda of…
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Kim Jong Un supervises another North Korean military drill

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea says leader Kim Jong Un supervised a parachuting drill of military sharpshooters and vowed to build an “invincible army,” continuing a display of defiance even as the United States and South Korea call off their own exercises to create space for nuclear diplomacy. The report on Monday came hours…
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Gamboa: No need for Robredo to have list of high-value drug targets

MANILA, Philippines — There is no need for Vice President Leni Robredo as co-chairperson of the Inter-Agency Committee on Anti-Illegal Drugs (ICAD), to be given the list of high-value drug targets (HVTs), Philippine National Police (PNP) officer-in-charge Lt. Gen. Archie Gamboa said on Monday.   According to Gamboa, it would not matter if Robredo has…
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(ADVISORY) Cancelled flights due to bad weather (Nov. 18, 2019)

Published November 18, 2019, 9:47 AM By MB Online Several flights were cancelled on Monday, November 18, due to bad weather in their destinations. (MANILA BULLETIN) TERMINAL 3 (5J) Cebu Pacific5J 504/505 Manila-Tuguegarao-Manila (Note: Please refresh for updates.) Related Posts Read More (ADVISORY) Cancelled flights due to bad weather (Nov. 18, 2019) Photo Credit: Manila…
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6,000 bd. ft. hot lumber seized in Bislig City

Published November 18, 2019, 9:40 AM By Mike Crismundo BUTUAN CITY – The all-out anti-illegal logging operation of the Bislig City Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has resulted again in the confiscation of 5,800.33 board feet of illegally-sawn Lauan lumbers that were hidden in…
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DTI to showcase Western Visayas products in Europe trade fair

Published November 18, 2019, 9:30 AM By Tara Yap ILOILO CITY — The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) here, in a bid to push the products of Western Visayas, will join more trade fairs in Europe as a means to boost their export capabilities. The booth of Capiz province at Panublion Heritage Fair in…
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Farmers discover landmine in Agusan del Sur

Published November 18, 2019, 9:24 AM By Mike Crismundo BUTUAN CITY – Farmers discovered a claymore-type improvised explosive device (IED) by the Communist NPA Terrorists (CNTs) in their farmlands at Purok 7, barangay Mabuhay, in Prosperidad town in Agusan del Sur on Saturday, Nov. 17, and immediately reported it to the military for detonation. Shown…
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Ex MMDA chair: 4-day workweek may not help ease traffic congestion

  MANILA, Philippines — The proposed four-day workweek may not help much in easing traffic congestion in Metro Manila, former Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) chair and Marikina City Rep. Bayani Fernando said Monday.   Instead of implementing a four-day workweek this coming holiday season, Fernando said it would be better for companies to just…
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QC to open 4 more business centers

Published November 18, 2019, 9:17 AM By Chito Chavez Public convenience has been further boosted in Quezon City as four more business centers will open in the next two weeks in addition to the first two similar establishments which are now serving city hall clients. Quezon City (MANILA BULLETIN) “We will continue working to make…
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Tycoons’ unsolicited PPP projects bolster ‘Build, Build, Build’

MANILA, Philippines–The new “Build, Build, Build” list comprised of 100 big-ticket infrastructure projects got a boost from the inclusion of at least 15 unsolicited projects pitched by tycoons and the private sector who wanted to take advantage of flushing domestic liquidity and the Duterte administration’s openness to volunteered projects amid improved regulations. The unsolicited public-private…
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PCSO’s charity assistance for November, December almost doubled due to P1B forfeited prizes

Published November 18, 2019, 9:10 AM By Jel Santos The allocation for the Individual Medical Assistance Program (IMAP) of the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) for November and December almost doubled after around P1 billion unclaimed prizes were forfeited and transferred to the agency’s Charity Fund. PCSO General Manager Royina Garma says the agency’s Individual…
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Surigao City: A major tourist destination by 2020

Published November 18, 2019, 9:05 AM By Mike Crismundo SURIGAO CITY – City officials in this fast-rising “City of Island Adventures” are working to transform it into a major destination in the Southern Philippines by the year 2020. Along with the officials of the Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority (TIEZA), Surigao City Mayor Ernesto…
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