NEIL ALCOBER, TMT

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THE Eastern Police District (EPD) conducted a dialogue with gas plant managers and operators, Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) suppliers, truck owners and transport for hire business from Metro Manila’s eastern area as part of the government’s anti-terrorism campaign. The dialogue aims to create precautionary measures on how to avoid being…

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THE International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) on Friday said that many who have been displaced by the armed conflict in Marawi City still need humanitarian support as fighting between government security forces and the Maute Group continues without an immediate end in sight. “The situation is far from…

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THE Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) has vowed to shoulder the medical expenses of the child of the security guard who holed himself up in a room in a mall in Quezon City on Wednesday. Hermigildo Marsula Jr., of the Grandiose Security and Services Corp., was drunk when he caused…

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MEMBERS of the Maute clan living in the cities of Pasig, San Juan and Marikina on Monday bewailed the bullying and harassment committed against them because of their surname. A Maute father who asked not to be identified said that his daughter, who is studying in a public high school…

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THE Department of Education (DepEd) is tracking down hundreds of public school teachers from Marawi City in Lanao del Sur. “With the opening of classes in Marawi still pending, not all teachers have reported to the (school) division. Being unable to report, however, does not mean that they have gone…

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THE Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) reiterated its commitment to responsible gaming to ensure people are protected from the adverse consequences of high-stakes gambling that may lead to addiction. “Our gaming products are into responsible gaming. It has charity and I think no one will get into a mess because…

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SOME members of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) will undergo basic literacy training, through the Alternative Learning System (ALS), a high-ranking official of the Department of Education (DepEd) said on Monday. G.H. Ambat, DepEd assistant secretary for public affairs service and the Alternative Learning System, noted that 45 decommissioned…

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IN an effort to further expand the alternative learning system (ALS) program of the government, the Department of Education (DepEd) said it will give more allowances to ALS volunteer teachers starting next year to ensure that more out-of-school youth, particularly in far-flung areas, will be reached out. GH Ambat, DepEd…

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MORE STUDENTS from poor families can have the opportunity to pursue and earn college degrees once President Rodrigo Duterte signs into law the Universal Access to Tertiary Education Act of 2017, which provides free tuition and miscellaneous fees for students in state schools. The Senate-House bicameral committee approved the measure…

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THE Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) on Friday reported a revenue increase of 32 percent to P16 billion from January to April of this year compared to the same period last year. “From January to April, we generated more than P16 billion from our different game products, an increase of…

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