FRANCIS EARL CUETO, TMT

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A GROUP of poultry raisers on Wednesday called on the government to investigate a sudden surge in the price of chicken being sold in the market, after reports said several stalls in Metro Manila have jacked up their prices by as much as P20 per kilo. Increased prices from P10-20…

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THE rice supply got a much-needed boost as some 10,000 bags of regular milled rice, to be sold at P39 per kilo, were delivered to Metro Manila by traders on Monday. A total of 17 cargo trucks of grain, each with 400 to 800 bags of rice from Nueva Ecija…

SPECIAL REPORT

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First of two parts Structural engineers have expressed alarm over the use of quench tempered (QT) or thermomechanically treated (TMT) rebar in the construction industry, claiming that their use, particularly in high-rise buildings, is unsafe as the Philippines is prone to earthquakes. In a paper, Association of Structural Engineers of…

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DESPITE having a toddler on sick bay, a garbage collector refused to get tempted by money and returned a plastic bag containing almost P500,000 in Baliuag, Bulacan on Monday. On Black Saturday, Emmanuel Romano, who is detailed at the Baliuag municipal sanitation unit, found the cash inside a plastic bag along with…

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The contractor for the Motor Vehicle Registration and Driver’s Licensing Regulatory Services (MVRDLRS) program claimed that the Commission on Audit (COA) defied the Supreme Court decision declaring the program legal and constitutional. Patrick Penachos, chief counsel of the JKG-Power Plates, the winning bidder in the MVRDLRS program, warned that by…

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THE Light Rail Manila Corp. (LRMC), operator of the Light Rail Transit 1, will give free rides all day to women with disabilities on March 26, Monday to celebrate Women Disability Month. To get a free ride, women will have to present their Person with Disability (PWD) ID or any…

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Less than 17 percent of out-of-school youth and adults who took last year’s examination under the Alternative Learning System (ALS) passed, prompting officials from the Department of Education (DepEd) to make immediate changes to accommodate those who failed. A statement said Education Secretary Leonor Briones adjusted the passing score in…

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THE Department of Tourism (DoT) on Saturday challenged the travel agencies who are opposed to the planned implementation of a 60-day moratorium on the operation of establishments on the island of Boracay to present to the government their action plan to bring the country’s top tourist destination back to its…

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MAGUINDANAO Governor Esmael ‘’Toto’’ Mangudadatu on Tuesday said they will ask the help of President Rodrigo Duterte and the Office of the Solicitor General in filing an appeal before the Supreme Court after the Court of Appeals affirmed a decision of a Quezon City court allowing bail for the 16…

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