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Montrealers shrug off the cold to dance and party at

Snow may have been falling on Montreal's Old Port, with temperatures in the bone-chilling category, but that didn't stop the exuberant dancers during the city's first Igloofest after a Covid pause.

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Philippines to appeal ICC resumption of drug war probe

The Philippine government said Friday it intended to appeal an International Criminal Court decision to reopen an inquiry into Manila's brutal anti-drug campaign, which left thousands dead. #In60words

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DepEd set to present Basic Education Report on Jan 30

The Department of Education (DepEd) is set to present the Basic Education Report (BER) 2023 on January 30 to present the current challenges and priorities of the agency. DepEd Spokesperson Atty. Michael Wesley Poa announced that Vice President and Education Secretary Sara Duterte will deliver the BER 2023.

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DA sees lower onion prices next week

During her visit to farmers in Nueva Ecija, DA Assistant Secretary Kristine Evangelista reported that farm-gate prices have decreased as the country's harvest season approaches its peak

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Villar decries ASIN law as it kills salt industry

Senator Cynthia Villar denounced the Act for Salt Iodization Nationwide (ASIN) Law, saying it killed the salt industry in the country. The Senate committee chair of agriculture and food made the remark during the Senate hearing about the salt industry, noting the bill entailed the local salt producers to iodize the salt.

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Aircraft stalled at NAIA runway

A King Aircraft stalled on Tuesday, January 17, at a runway of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA), the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) reported. The said plane stalled on Runway 1331 at 1005 a.m. #In60words

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Pimentel slams Marcos soft launching of Maharlika fund

Senate Minority Leader Koko Pimentel shamed President Ferdinand Marcos Jr.'s plan to soft launch the Maharlika Investment Fund at the World Economic Fund (WEF) in Switzerland, describing the move as too early and too premature.

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Milo PH energizes over 5,000 athletes in Batang Pinoy 2022

Beloved nutritious beverage brand MILO Philippines and the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) celebrated the success of its annual youth sports program Batang Pinoy Championship returning after two years of the pandemic. #In60words

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Portion of Bohol town bridge collapses

A segment of a bridge in Pilar town, Bohol, collapsed due to continuous rains brought about by a low-pressure area and a shear line. According to Captain Jojie Sarabosing, chief of the Pilar Police Station, the approach to the bridge connecting a barangay road in the village of Pamacsalan has eroded.

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Año replaces Carlos as national security adviser

President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. has appointed Eduardo Año as his new national security adviser, replacing Professor Clarita Carlos. Año took over for Carlos, who stepped down to join the House of Representatives' Congressional Policy and Budget Research Department (CPBRD).

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Handyman arrives in Boracay!

Your favorite one-stop shop for hardware and household needs is now open in Station B Mall, Boracay, Aklan! Handyman, one of the leading hardware stores in the country, opened its 191st store last December 5. A wide range of tools and products for plumbing and construction lighting and electrical supplies kitchen and household wares garden equipment pet products, and many more are available!...

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Thousands of Filipinos march in reverence of Catholic icon

Tens of thousands of Catholic faithful walked through the streets of Manila in reverence of a historic statue of Jesus Christ, which is believed to have miraculous powers.

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Foreign VIPs to spice up Iloilo's Dinagyang Festival

Nine foreign dignitaries have committed to attending the Iloilo Dinagyang Festival tribes dancing competition on January 22 at Freedom Grandstand. The ambassadors' trip to the city to take part in the eagerly anticipated return of the nation's best tourism event, according to Mayor Jerry Trenas, will aid in the city's economic promotion abroad. #In60words...

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DA reports rise in palay production in Region 11

The statistics for the entire production of palay in 2022 have yet to be made public by DA-Davao, although in 2021 and 2020, 484,725 and 466,764 metric tons, respectively, were produced.

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Cloudy skies, light rains to continue over Vis, Min

The Trough of Low Pressure Area (LPA) is affecting Visayas and Mindanao. The Northeast Monsoon is affecting Luzon. According to PAGASA, the trough of LPA, will bring cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms over Visayas, Mindanao, Bicol Region, and the southern portion of Palawan including Kalayaan Islands.#In60words

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