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THE Duterte administration failed to provide jobs to more than a million Filipinos last year despite the country’s registering high gross domestic product (GDP) figures, according to a think tank. Ibon Foundation, an independent research organization, said based on data from the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA)1,281,506 Filipinos were hired…

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Ilocos Norte Gov. Imee Marcos on Thursday said the Marcos family is determined to put an end to all the ill-gotten wealth cases against them. After her speech at a meeting of the Rotary Club of Manila in Makati City, the governor said, “We want a closure on all the…

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Theft in Metro Manila, which is usually done by drug addicts, has decreased by 41 percent since the government launched a bloody anti-drug campaign, according to National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) chief. Director Oscar Albayalde said over the weekend robbery, another crime committed mostly by drug addicts, also went…

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Pateros (Metro Manila) policemen on Tuesday arrested a watchman after he was accused of sexually molesting his stepdaughter, a Grade 9 student. Nading Sagun, 39, a resident of Barangay Santa Ana, did not resist arrest. Sagun is now detained at the Pateros police station awaiting the filing of appropriate charges…

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THREE fun seekers from Taguig City (Metro Manila) drowned on Laguna Lake after their boat was hit by strong waves and capsized before dawn on Monday. Police identified the victims as Evangeline Garcia and Arnold Garcesa, both of Dreamland Subdivision, Barangay Hagonoy, and Jose Rudy Posadas of GHQ Village in…

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(Last of two parts) Latest data from the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) showed that Quezon City, also one of the most populous in the National Capital Region, produces the largest volume of garbage daily. Quezon City yields 386.84 tons or 12,730.59 cubic meters of trash per day, followed by…

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(First of two parts) Aside from the traffic mess, the other big problem in Metro Manila is the poor disposal of garbage. A study of the Solid Waste Management Office (SWMO) of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) showed that the actual volume of waste in Metro Manila that was…

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There will be no break for Metro Manila policemen during the holidays. Metro police chief Oscar Albayalde on Saturday said policemen in Metro Manila were not allowed to take a leave during the Christmas season. Albayalde declared a “no break policy” for the five police districts in Metro Manila to…

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The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has deployed 2,500 traffic enforcers in major thoroughfares in Metro Manila since Friday. Celine Pialago, MMDA spokesperson, said MMDA chairman Danilo Lim deployed the traffic enforcers in anticipation of monstrous traffic jams during the Christmas season. The MMDA recently implemented its carpooling or high-occupancy…

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There will be no break for Metro Manila policemen during the holidays. Metro police chief Oscar Albayalde on Saturday said policemen in Metro Manila were not allowed to take a leave during the Christmas season. Albayalde declared a “no break policy” for the five police districts in Metro Manila to…

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