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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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Marcos to AFP continue to work for peace, stability

President Ferdinand Marcos Jr called on the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) to continue pressing efforts to establish peace and security and sustain economic growth.

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DSWD kicks off IP Birth Registration project

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) has started its Inter-Agency National Indigenous Peoples (IPs) Birth Registration Special Project with the DILG, NCIP, and PSA, to roll out the project ensuring the birth registration of Indigenous Peoples in the Philippines.

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92% of Filipinos entering 2023 with hope survey

92% of Filipinos said they were hopeful about the upcoming year, a recent survey from Pulse Asia revealed. Virtually all Filipino adults (92%) will face the year ahead with hope, a sentiment echoed by 89% to 99% across geographic areas and by 86% to 94% in the various socio-economic classes, it said in a statement on Monday.

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Cebu City intensifies drive vs illegal quarry operations

Following allegations of ongoing illegal sand and gravel mining despite Mayor Michael Rama's directive prohibiting all quarry operations as part of the implementation of Oplan Likay Landslide, the Cebu City Environment and Natural Resources Office (CCENRO) has increased its river surveillance.

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Indonesia, PH agree to increase border security

Following the conclusion of the Coordinated Patrol Philippines-Indonesia (CORPAT PHIL-INDO) XXXVI-2022 at the SMX Convention Center in Lanang, Davao City, the Philippine Border Committee (PHBC) and Indonesian Border Committee (IDBC) plan to conduct more frequent sea border patrols next year. #In60words

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No Filipinos harmed in deadly Malaysia landslide -DFA

There were no Filipinos among the casualties in a deadly Malaysian campsite landslide that killed 21 and left a dozen more missing on Friday, December 16. According to the Malaysian state media Bernama, 51 adults and 30 children were registered for an overnight stay at the farm. #In60words

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SC, lawyers, advocates, convene to expand access to justice

The Supreme Court of the Philippines, in partnership with the Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP), the Philippine Association of Law Schools, the Free Legal Assistance Group (FLAG), and Alternative Law Groups (ALG) conducted the 2022 National Legal Aid Summit on November 27 to 30 in Bacolod City, Negros Occidental to expand access to justice through collaboration....

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DOH, PAEF teams up to improve local public health practice

The Department of Health (DOH) and the Philippine-American Educational Foundation (PAEF) joined forces to improve the public health situation in the country. To better prepare healthcare professionals in various public health-related fields, DOH officer-in-charge Maria Rosario Vergeire and OIC Undersecretary Beverly Lorraine Ho led the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between DOH and PAEF. #In60words...

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Hontiveros files bill on decriminalization of libel vs attack on

Opposition Senator Risa Hontiveros filed a bill decriminalizing libel to defend press freedom as it has been weaponized to stifle very basic fundamental rights.

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