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22 colonels, 3 generals submit resignations in Davao Region

The Philippine National Police in the Davao Region, including its National Support Unit, received the courtesy resignations of three police brigadier generals and 22 full-fledged colonels. #In60words

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PH fisher group seeks end to fish importation

The Philippines fisherfolk group Pambansang Lakas ng Kilusang Mamamalakaya ng Pilipinas (PAMALAKAYA) asserted that the government must strengthen local production and end the importation of fish this year to secure the exclusive rights of anglers in their fishing grounds and coastal communities. #In60words

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PH unemployment rate dips to 4.2% in November 2022

The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) reported Friday that the unemployment rate in November 2022 slipped to 4.2%, representing some 2.18 million jobless Filipinos. The November data is lower than the 4.5% logged in October 2022, representing some 2.24 Filipinos. It is also lower than the 6.5% recorded in November 2021. #In60words

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LPA, Northeast Monsoon bring rains over Luzon

A trough of the Low Pressure Area (LPA) is affecting Visayas and Mindanao. According to PAGASA, the trough of the LPA will bring cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms over Visayas, Caraga, Davao Region, Northern Mindanao, Zamboanga Peninsula, and Palawan.

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ATMC issue affects 2,205 travelers in Davao airport

As a result of flight cancellations brought on by a technical problem at the Air Traffic Management Center (ATMC) at Ninoy Aquino International Airport on January 1, thousands of passengers from numerous airline companies were left stranded at Davao International Airport (DIA). #In60words

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Libreng Sakay to continue in 2023 Angara

The Libreng Sakay program that has benefited commuters since the pandemic started would continue its operation in 2023, Senator Sonny Angara assured on Friday, December 30.

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Shear Line is prevailing over Luzon

The Shear Line or a wind convergence, is now affecting the eastern sections of Northern and Central Luzon. This weather system will bring cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms over Cagayan, Isabela, and the northern portion of Aurora. The Northeast Monsoon meanwhile will continue to bring cooler weather over the rest of Northern Luzon. #In60words...

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LPA continues to bring scattered rains over S. Luz, Vis

The Low Pressure Area (LPA) had slightly moved northward and was last spotted at about 100 km Southeast of Guiuan, Eastern Samar According to PAGASAs rain forecast, the LPA will continue to bring cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms over MIMAROPA, CALABARZON, Bicol Region, Eastern, and Western Visayas, which may trigger floods and landslides....

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7,880 OFWs repatriated in 2022 DFA

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said it had repatriated 7,880 overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) from January to November 2022. The agency reported that 57.67 percent of the workers are from the Middle East, 942 OFWs and distressed Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) are from Kuwait, and 70 are from Sri Lanka.

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Philippines floods force tens of thousands to flee homes

Christmas Day floods in the Philippines forced the evacuation of nearly 46,000 people from their homes, civil defence officials said Monday. Two people were killed and nine others were missing after heavy seasonal rain inundated parts of the southern region of Mindanao, the officials added. The disaster dampened celebrations on the mainly Catholic nation's most important holiday....

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Sara leads traditional Duterte gift-giving activity in Davao City

At her family's annual Christmas gift-giving for the Dabawenyos on Sunday, Vice President Sara Duterte attended the event at the ancestral home of former President Rodrigo Duterte along Taal Road in the Central Park Subdivision, Bangkal, Davao City.

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PH detects first cases of Omicron BF.7 subvariant

The Philippines has detected four cases of Omicron BF.7, a sublineage of the highly transmissible Omicron BA.5 subvariant, the Department of Health said Friday. The variant was detected through genome sequencing on 133 samples conducted by the University of the Philippines - Philippine Genome Center (UP-PGC) Diliman and Mindanao from December 14 to December 15. #In60words...

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'No work, no pay' on December 26, January 2

The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) will implement a no work, no pay policy on dates declared as special non-working holidays, including December 26, 2022, and January 2, 2023. DOLE Secretary Bienvenido Laguesma stated that those who report for work on both days would be paid an extra 30 percent of their daily salary. #In60words

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Bohol fire kills three, leaves 300 homeless

Authorities said a fire that started at midnight on Friday in a beachfront slum neighborhood of Tagbilaran City, Bohol killed a family of three, including a nine-year-old child, and forced the relocation of an estimated 73 families. #In60words

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Marcos receives Youtube's 'Golden Play Button'

A wonderful Christmas gift this is how President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. described his Youtube Gold Play Button after receiving the plaque. In a video Marcos posted on his social media account, he said he waited for the Youtube plaque for so long. #In60words

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