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Budget carrier Cebu Pacific Air is postponing the launch of a Zamboanga-Sandakan service originally scheduled to start before the end of the month. CEB was supposed to fly the route four times weekly — Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays — beginning October 29. The company, through its wholly-owned unit Cebgo,…

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Business groups want the Trade department to conduct inspection and testing at the port of entry, aside from pre-shipment testing, for cement and steel products. In a press conference on Monday, Federation of Philippine Industries (FPI) Chairman Jesus Arranza said port of entry inspection and testing would ensure compliance with…

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Automotive vehicle sales hit 34,445 units in September this year, an industry group said, up 9.5 percent from a year earlier. Sales, however, were down 2.4 percent from the previous month, the Chamber of Automotive Manufacturers of the Philippines, Inc. (CAMPI) and the Truck Manufacturers Association (TMA) said in a…

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PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, Palawan: A sophisticated and world-class integrated wharf, estimated to cost about P100 million, is expected to rise middle of 2018 in this city at Sitio Sabang, Barangay Cabayugan, home of the world-famous Puerto Princesa Underground River (PPUR). Elizabeth Maclang, protected area superintendent of the Puerto Princesa Subterranean…

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DUMAGUETE CITY: Racing against time with the open dumpsite already “overflowing” with trash, the Dumaguete City government is now considering establishing a sanitary landfill for its exclusive use. The national government has already long outlawed open dumpsites with local government units (LGUs) across the country receiving closure notices from the…

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DUMAGUETE CITY: The Negros Oriental Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc. (NOCCI) and its partners are targeting to plant at least 300,000 mangrove propagules next year as part of the massive forest restoration project in Negros. Dubbed “10M in 10,” the project, which was launched last year by geothermal leader…

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The Department of Health (DOH) on Friday partnered with non-governmental organization (NGO), World Vision, to monitor and report violations of the country’s breastfeeding laws through text and mobile applications. Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial said the partnership involves the creation of mobile applications, a text messaging service and a website to…

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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is cautioning the public against consuming eight unregistered food supplements with therapeutic claims under the trademark “Healing Galing”, being sold and advertised in a webpage. In its Advisory No. 2017-275, the agency named the food products that are promoted at http://healinggaling.ph/ but are not…

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The Department of Health’s (DOH) office in Mimaropa (Region 4A) is using “Telemedicine” in assessing the health of people believed to have been exposed to residues of mine tailings left behind by the 1996 Marcopper mining disaster. Head of Marinduque’s provincial health office, medical doctor Rachel Rowena Garcia, said in…

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Vaccination remains to be the most effective way to prevent and control Japanese encephalitis (JE), the Philippine Pediatric Society (PPS) and Pediatric Infectious Disease Society of the Philippines (PIDSP) said on Monday. In a statement, the two groups noted that while they agree that such prevention methods as vector control…

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