DEMPSEY REYES

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Tropical depression Dante intensified into a storm as it entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) on Tuesday night, the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) reported on Wednesday. In its 5 p.m. weather bulletin on Wednesday, the center or the eye of Dante was estimated at 1,105…

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Fire razed a slum area in Project 4 in Quezon City on Wednesday. Quezon City Fire Marshal Supt. Manuel Manuel said the fire started at 10:14 a.m. and originated from the second floor bedroom of Bryan Credito, 26, located at Block 33 Lot 4 Oval Street, PUD Site Bliss, Barangay…

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A tropical depression has entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility, the second weather disturbance since the start of the dry season. The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said the tropical depression will be named “Dante.” “As of now, Dante is located 1,285 kilometers east of Southern Luzon.…

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An investigation of an allegedly anomalous software project for the agency’s flagship program known as Mamamayang Ayaw sa Anomalya, Mamamayang Ayaw sa Iligal na Droga (MASA MASID) has been ordered by Catalino Cuy, Interior undersecretary and officer-in-charge. The order came after reports received by the Department of Interior and Local…

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A MOTION for reconsideration (MR) was filed by the legal counsel of detained Sen. Leila de Lima before the Quezon City Metropolitan Trial Court (QC-MeTC) Branch 34 that questions the jurisdiction of the court to handle her “disobedience to summons” case filed by congressional leaders. Fhillip Sawali, de Lima’s chief…

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MALACAÑANG reiterated the Philippines’ commitment to participate in global efforts to fight climate change on the international observance of Earth Day on Saturday. In a statement, presidential spokesman Ernesto Abella said the government was working for a “climate-change resilient living” for all. “This occasion is a good reminder of the…

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The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) hopes to complete by June the distribution of P 5,000 financial assistance to survivors of Typhoon Yolanda. Hope Hervilla, DSWD undersecretary for Operations and Protective Programs, on Friday said as of April 18, the agency had validated 75 percent or 147,027 of…

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President Rodrigo Duterte has directed the Department of Transportation (DoTr) and the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) to install concrete barriers on highways to avoid repeats of tragic road accidents that had claimed many lives. Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) Chairman Martin Delgra 3rd said the…

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ZAMBOANGA CITY: Communist rebels on Wednesday freed two government soldiers they had captured in southern Philippines ahead of peace talks with the government. The soldiers, Sgt. Solaiman Calocop and Private First Class Samuel Garay, were released near Sultan Kudarat province after 75 days in captivity. Both are members of 39th…

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A lawyer on Tuesday urged the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) to block the “brazen attempt” of some officials to push the allegedly anomalous fire truck deal that prompted President Rodrigo Duterte to dismiss former Interior Secretary Ismael Sueno. In a letter sent to DILG Officer-in-Charge Catalino Cuy,…

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