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TAGBILARAN CITY: The provincial government of Bohol is eyeing a massive recruitment drive to fill up manpower needs for operation of the new Bohol Panglao Airport. Gov. Edgar Chatto, in statement on Saturday, said the manpower requirement should be satisfied before the airport opens in August. At present, the airport…

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Since it opened its office in the Philippines in 2013, Google continues to be a partner for growth in the country. During Google Philippines fifth anniversary, its country manager Ken Lingan announced the company’s thrust in the Philippines in the coming years. Lingan said the focus of Google Philippines now…

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Vista Land & Lifescapes Inc. is ramping up its expansion with a target to triple its shopping mall portfolio in the next three years, as it rides on the country’s sound macroeconomic fundamentals. The property developer targets to have 60 malls by end of 2020 from the current 22 malls…

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Online marketplace for properties Lamudi Philippines revealed that most Filipinos are looking for house and lot properties, but inquiries on residential condominiums are increasing. In a press briefing Thursday, Lamudi Philippines Chief Executive Officer Bhavna Suresh said 59 percent of its property searches in 2017 were house and lots. Almost…

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An international scientist and environmental advocate group is calling for measures that will protect wetlands from encroachment and the other ills of urbanization. “We encourage cities to adopt policies and actions, which will help conserve urban wetlands,” Martha Rojas Urrego, secretary- general of an international advocacy group for wetlands, Ramsar…

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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has warned that the Philippine market is flooded with unregistered and fake pharmaceutical and beauty products, made locally or sourced from abroad. “The public or the consumers must always be vigilant against these fake medicines for they may be contaminated, contain wrong or no…

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The World Health Organization (WHO) has expressed alarm over the high levels of antibiotic resistance to a number of serious bacterial infections found in high- and low-income countries. In a statement, director of WHO’s Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Secretariat, medical doctor Marc Sprenger, disclosed their new Global Antimicrobial Surveillance System (GLASS)…

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CABANATUAN CITY, Nueva Ecija: A 172-strong augmentation force has arrived here to help the Police Provincial Office in its intensified crime prevention efforts. Supt. Eliseo Tanding, Nueva Ecija police director, said the group that arrived here on Friday would help the local police in conducting simultaneous checkpoints against motorcycle- riding…

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PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, Palawan: A US-based association of Filipino physicians is set to conduct the first-ever medical and surgical mission in Palawan for this year at the newly-constructed Aborlan Medicare Hospital (AMH) in Barangay Ramon Magsaysay in the town of Aborlan. The medical mission would be from Monday to Wednesday,…

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Filipino boxer Dexter “Kid Mama” Alimento of Iligan City will be vying for the vacant World Boxing Organization (WBO) Inter-Continental Light Flyweight title against Chinese Jing Xiang on January 20 at the Shenzhen Bao’an District Sports Center in Shenzhen, China. Alimento (13W-2L-0D, 9KOs) previously stopped Rogen Flores in the seventh round…

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