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A total of 13,000 policemen have been deployed to areas in Metro Manila where the Association of Southeast Asian Nation (Asean) meetings will be held this weekend, to secure hundreds of foreign diplomats. Director Oscar Albayalde, chief of the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO), however said there were no…

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The Taguig City government is set to start implementing the administration’s nationwide smoking ban on Sunday. The city vowed to “intensify its campaign against smoking in line with the implementation of the National Smoking Ban beginning July 22, a move that aims to ensure a smoke-free environment and harness a…

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Taguig City police rounded up about 40 minors and 75 others in separate operations on Wednesday evening for various offenses, including possession of shabu. Police Officer 3 Regan de Castro said the minors – aged 10 to 16 – were apprehended for violating a city crdinance on curfew, while 66…

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A task force has been formed in a bid to clear the pervasive presence of water hyacinths along the Pasig River. Pasig River Rehabilitation Commission (PRRC) Executive Director Jose Antonio Goitia ordered the formation of Task Force Water Hyacinth (TFWH), noting that the build-up of water hyacinths in the river…

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The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) is seriously studying three schemes to “finally” end the traffic problem in Metro Manila. MMDA Chairman Danilo Lim said over the weekend that the MMDA leadership will ascertain first if the three-digit number coding scheme, metro-wide odd-even number traffic scheme, and increasing the fine…

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METRO Manila is safe from terror attacks, the head of the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) maintained on Wednesday, a day after a police memorandum about a supposed plot of the Maute Group to bomb some areas in the metropolis circulated online. Director Oscar Albayalde said there is not…

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POLICE officials have ramped up security in Camp Bagong Diwa in Taguig City where the parents of the Maute brothers who led the attack in Marawi City and their suspected supporters are detained, Director Oscar Albayalde, head of the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO), said. Albayalde said more than…

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The Department of Tourism (DOT) has terminated the P650 million contract it signed with an advertising agency for the latest commercial on the Philippines that was severely criticized on social media after its release on June 12. The DOT said in a media conference on Thursday that “after a diligent…

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Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) Chairman Danilo Lim on Friday said he has ordered the suspension of Iron Wing Towing Company truck (No. 138) pending investigation following reports of its abuses in towing vehicles. MMDA records show that the latest complaint lodged by the driver of a delivery van flagged…

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