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THE Philippine Red Cross (PRC) has mobilized staff and volunteers from 103 chapters nationwide to attend to the medical needs of the living who will be paying homage to their dead on All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day. “Staff and volunteers of the PRC will be working this holiday…

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TRAFFIC will be rerouted in some areas of Marikina City on October 31, Tuesday, in observance of All Saints’ and All Souls’ Days. Marikina Mayor Marcelino “Marcy” Teodoro said the re-routing plan will take effect at 12 noon on October 31 and until midnight of November 1, Wednesday. “The A.…

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THE Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) vowed to complete all land acquisition and distribution (LADs) targets such as certificate of land ownership awards (CLOAs) consisting of 48,000 hectares and subdivision of collective CLOAs totaling to 42,943 hectares. “With concerted efforts and effective coordination, we will do and can do it,”…

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THE Department of Agriculture (DA) said it would provide cash assistance to farmers and fisher folk displaced by the fighting in Marawi City that ended recently. Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol said the DA is ready for the distribution of cash assistance to local farmers and fisher folk affected by the…

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PUBLIC schools affected by the series of class suspensions because of the country’s hosting of this year’s Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) summit are not required to hold make-up classes or add extra hours on school days if the required 180 days of non-negotiable teacher-pupil contact time is still…

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THE Philippines and Russia have signed an agreement aimed at bolstering mutual cooperation in agriculture, a Cabinet official said. “[W]e will strengthen and concretize the relationship,” Piñol told reporters on Thursday. “Minamadali na nila tayo na magpadala ng sulat, sabi nila ang dami nilang kailangan sa Pilipinas (They want us…

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The EcoWaste Coalition on Friday urged the public not to leave litter in cemeteries during this year’s observation of All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day. The group issued the 10-point “Cemetequette” to promote environmental responsibility among cemetery visitors, stressing that the irresponsible dumping of garbage in burial grounds is…

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THE Philippines is ready to lead efforts in the Southeast Asian region to protect migratory wildlife species throughout their range and across national borders, Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu said in a recent news conference. Cimatu made the statement as the country plays host to the 12th Session of Conference of…

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FORMER Environment secretary Gina Lopez on Wednesday slammed the interagency Mining Industry Coordinating Council (MICC) for “favoring business interests” by lifting the ban on open-pit mining. The MICC, headed by Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez and Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu, on Tuesday recommended the lifting of the ban on destructive open-pit…

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AYALA Multipurpose Cooperative (AMPC) recently signed a tripartite memorandum of agreement (MOA) with Palawan ARC Cooperative Federation (PARCOFED) of Narra, Palawan and Ten Knots Development Corporation to support the Department of Agriculture’s (DA) corporate rice farming program. This is the second time that AMPC has entered an agreement in support…

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