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Marcos declares Oct. 31, 2022 as special non-working holiday

President Ferdinand Bongbong Marcos Jr. has declared October 31, 2022, a special non-working holiday. This was announced by Office of the Press Secretary officer-in-charge Cheloy Garafil at a press briefing on Tuesday. Signed by Marcos on October 18, Proclamation No. 79 states that the declaration of 31 October 2022, falling on a Monday, as special non-working day, will strengthen family ties and promote domestic...

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Alleged gunman in Percy Lapid slay surrenders

The alleged gunman in the killing of broadcaster Percy Lapid has surrendered to the police, Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Benhur Abalos said on Tuesday. The suspect was Joel Estorial who hails from Quezon City. Estorial surrendered to authorities on Monday, according to Southern Police District (SPD) director Police Brigadier General Kirby Kraft. #in60words....

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Marcos promises better incentives for Pinoy scientists

President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. committed to providing better incentives for Filipino scientists, underscoring their essential role in the countrys economic recovery and in confronting climate crises.

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PH lands in China's blacklisted tourist spots over POGO issues

Chinese Ambassador to PH Huang Xilian confirmed that the Philippines is now included as one of the blacklisted tourist destinations of China after the increase of linked crimes to Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators (POGOs). #In60words

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Padilla vexed by use of Muslim to describe those involved

Senator Robin Padilla on Monday expressed his disappointment over what he called the prejudice shown by policemen for referring to those behind former Senator Leila de Lima's hostage-taking as Muslims. The lawmaker emphasized that the word Muslim should not be used to identify a person, especially those who are involved in crimes or terrorism. #in60words....

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Marcos signs SIM registration law amid proliferation of text scams

President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. signs the SIM Card Registration Law, seen to curb text scams and text spams. The law requires SIM card or newer types of SIM (eSIM) users to present any official ID before they could use these. It also aims to help law enforcement authorities track perpetrators of crimes committed through phones.

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Malaysia PM calls snap elections

Malaysia's prime minister dissolved parliament Monday to clear the way for snap elections in a bid to restore political stability as the country emerges from the ravages of Covid-19 and a multi-billion dollar corruption scandal.

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Comelec expects higher voter turnout in opening of Ormoc plebiscite

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) is hoping that the voter turnout in Saturdays plebiscite in Ormoc City will be higher than those who participated in the Maguindanao plebiscite last month.

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Marcos admin gets majority approval rating on 11 of 13

The administration of President Ferdinand Bongbong Marcos Jr. received majority approval ratings on 11 of 13 key national issues affecting the Filipinos, according to the latest Pulse Asia survey. The survey, however, showed low approval of the administration's work in controlling inflation and poverty. #in60words.

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Comelec Marcos names Maceda Jr. commissioner, Celis reappointed

President Ferdinand Bongbong Marcos Jr. has appointed Ernesto Ferdinand Maceda Jr. as a commissioner of the Commission on Elections (Comelec), the Comelec announced. In a statement, Comelec spokesman John Rex Laudiangco said the President had reappointed Commissioner Nelson Celis to the poll body. Malacañang, through the Office of the Executive Secretary, confirmed the appointments to the Comelec. #in60words....

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Comelec proclaims Degamo as governor of Negros Oriental

The Special Provincial Board of Canvassers of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) declared former governor Roel Degamo the legitimate victor in the province's May 2022 gubernatorial election on Monday, October 3, 2022.

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Abalos offers pointers to resolve LPPs governing woes

Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Benjamin Benhur Abalos Jr. raised three key points to help resolve the pressing concerns the governors face in their respective jurisdictions.

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PBBM leads oath-taking of Cabinet members in Malacañang

President Ferdinand Bongbong Marcos Jr. led the oath-taking of his reappointed Cabinet members on Tuesday, October 4, in Malacañang. Newly appointed Executive Secretary Lucas Bersamin, 72, a native of Bangued, Abra, led the list of Cabinet officials. #In60words

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Palace confirms Bongbong Marcos productive weekend trip to Singapore

President Ferdinand Bongbong Marcos Jr. visited Singapore on the sidelines of the F1 Grand Prix race over the weekend. Press Secretary Trixie Cruz-Angeles said Marcos' visit to Singapore was productive and that he met with a Singaporean government official. Naging produktibo ang pagdalaw sa Singapore ni Pangulong Ferdinand Romualdez Marcos Jr. #in60words....

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Marcos leads oath-taking of newly elected LMP officers

President Ferdinand Bongbong Marcos Jr. on Friday led the oath-taking of the newly elected officers of the League of Municipalities of the Philippines (LMP). We thank the outgoing officers of the League of Municipalities of the Philippines and congratulate the newly-elected officials and members who took their oath of service today, Marcos said on his Instagram account. #in60words....

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