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6M damage in Cebu City Sports Center Fire

On Friday, at about 9:38 a.m., a fire started at the Cebu City Sports Center. Fire investigators estimated the damages at P6 million. At 9:41 a.m., the fire department sounded the alarm. At 9:57, the fire was under control, and it was also declared out. The building, constructed of various materials, was only partia...

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Ink pact of PAO with OVP not redundant Acosta

The Public Attorneys Office (PAO) is on the defensive after netizens react to their signing of the agreement with the Office of the Vice President to provide legal assistance to the indigents which is the agencys mandate and functions in the first place. #In60words

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Marcos urges APEC members to tackle challenges in shipping, logistics

President Ferdinand Bongbong Marcos, Jr. has highlighted the challenges confronting the shipping and logistics services during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Leaders Informal Dialogue in Bangkok. On Friday, Marcos noted that shipping and logistics services are the backbone of global trade and investment, and yet, we have not paid them ample attention. #In60words...

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Marcos, Xi Jinping hold first meeting, agree to boost ties

President Ferdinand Bongbong Marcos, Jr. held his first-ever bilateral meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping at the sidelines of the ongoing APEC Summit in Bangkok, Thailand. Marcos said he was very happy with the meeting, which was mostly about getting to know each other.

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BIR releases tax guidelines for vape law

The Bureau of Internal Revenue on Thursday issued the tax guidelines for implementing Republic Act No. 11900, also known as the Vaporized Nicotine and Non-Nicotine Products Regulation Act. Under Revenue Regulations No. 14-2022, the floor price of 0.7 milliliters (ml) of a nicotine pod will be P131.04, while the 1.8 ml has a minimum price of P306.88 and the 1.9 ml nicotine salts cost P318.08. #In60words...

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Tulfo, Villar clash over converting farmlands to subdivisions

On the 2023 budget deliberation of the Department of Agriculture (DA), Senator Raffy Tulfo and Senator Cynthia Villar got into a heated discussion over the conversion of farmlands to residential and commercial areas.

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Marcos touts renewable energy plans at APEC Summit

President Ferdinand Bongbong Marcos Jr. has zeroed in on his administrations thrust to tap renewable energy options such as hydropower, geothermal power, solar and other low-emission energy sources in his remarks during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) CEO Summit in Bangkok.

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Zubiri eyes oversight committee for confidential, intelligence funds

Senate President Juan Miguel Zubiri has filed a measure seeking to form an oversight panel to investigate government agencies' utilization of their allocated confidential and intelligence funds.

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Marcos adjusts, declares additional holidays for 2023

President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. has signed a proclamation declaring the regular holidays and adjusting special non-working days for the year 2023. Amending Proclamation No. 42, Proclamation No. 90 declares April 10 and November 27, 2023, as a regular holiday and January 2 as an additional special non-working day.

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OVP strengthens ties with DOLE, PAO

The Office of the Vice President formally signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) and Public Attorney's Office (PAO) to provide legal assistance and employment for underprivileged Filipinos.

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Davao City beefs-up animal anti-rabies vaccination

The CVO is aiming to immunize 100,000 heads this year, according to Dr. Gay Pallar, chief of the Animal Husbandry and Disease Control Division. They will concentrate more on vaccination this month and lie low on other procedures like castration, she claimed, because of a delay in the delivery of the majority of the vaccine.

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Tagbilaran is the most competitive component city in the Visayas

On October 20, 2022, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and the Cities and Municipalities Competitiveness Index (CMCI) held their 10th Cities and Municipalities Competitiveness Summit.

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Bagyo ka lang! JC Cares kami!-JC Cares keeps helping Filipinos

Barangay San Antonio in San Pedro was among the most affected areas in Laguna when Typhoon Paeng hit the country. According to the local government unit, the torrential rain left many residents without a home some died due to the flooding. As soon as the sky cleared, the team of the JC Cares Foundation led relief operations to help the people of San Pedro City....

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Bohol towns to fight illegal recruitment at the barangay level

The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA), the Overseas Workers and Welfare Administration (OWWA), the Provincial Government of Bohol, and local government units signed a memorandum of agreement on Monday to implement the stepped-up campaign against illegal recruitment, according to Mayor Dave Duallo of Buenavista, president of the League of Municipalities (Bohol)....

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2,300 houses in Davao del Sur get electricity from Hedcor

Many people who live in urbanized areas take electricity for granted, but for the citizens of these communities, being connected to the power grid is a significant step towards improving their lives and strengthening their foothold in the economy, according to Rolando Pacquiao, President and Chief Operating Officer of Hedcor.

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