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The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) can use its budget for the “drop box” project for other purposes, Officer-In-Charge Catalino Cuy said on Saturday. Cuy made the pronouncement as the drop box project was grilled in the Senate plenary debate for the DILG’s budget, where it was…

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AGRARIAN Reform Secretary Rosalina Bistoyong on Friday warned agrarian reform beneficiaries who engage in the illegal selling or leasing of their lots that they would face penalties and will be disqualified as beneficiaries of the government’s Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP). “We urge those who were forced to lease or…

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The camp of Vice President Maria Leonor Robredo has opposed a move of former senator Ferdinand Marcos to put the 2016 poll ballots in Basilan, Maguindanao and Lanao del Sur provinces under technical examination, saying it will violate the Supreme Court (SC) rules on election protests. Romulo Macalintal, lawyer for…

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The Court of Appeals (CA) has junked a petition filed by the Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption (VACC) that seeks to halt the conversion of the historic Army and Navy Club in Manila into a hotel and a casino gaming outlet, now known as the Rizal Park Hotel, owned by…

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THE Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has partnered with Catholic Church-owned Radio Veritas in providing the public with better understanding of climate change and other environmental issues through a weekly radio program. The radio program, entitled “Ang Tinig ng Klima” and aired every Saturday from 8 a.m. to…

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THE Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) has created a Technical Working Group (TWG) to study the proposed Tax Reform and Inclusion (Train) Act amid mix reactions on the tax measure’s impact on workers’ income. Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello 3rd has issued Administrative Order (AO) 460 constituting the TWG to…

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President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) to exclusively conduct anti-illegal drug operations. In a memorandum dated October 10 and released on Wednesday, the President noted that all information received by the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI), Philippine National Police (PNP), Armed Forces of the Philippines,…

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There is no “pork barrel” in the proposed P3.767-trillion national budget for 2018 approved by lawmakers, Davao City Rep. Karlo Nograles said on Wednesday. On September 26, the House of Representatives approved House Bill 6215 or the 2018 General Appropriations Act on third and final reading. “Just like last year,…

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The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) said its drug drop box project in the barangay (villages) to report drug suspects would cost P500 million to implement. “That would be P500 million. That was the same as last year’s budget when we weren’t able to start right away…

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Flag carrier Philippine Airlines on Wednesday said it will start operating direct Clark – Virac flights thrice a week on December 15, 2017. The route was an initiative of Catanduanes Lone District Rep. Cesar Sarmiento, who has been urging airline officials to expand air links to Virac. Sarmiento heads the…

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