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BACOLOD CITY: The city government here is seeking to establish an integrated program to address mendicancy. Initial efforts include the conduct of an Anti-Mendicancy Orientation by the Department of Social Services and Development on Thursday. The orientation was attended by representatives of various non-government groups such as Vallacar Transit Inc.…

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BATANGAS CITY: Parts of Batangas will experience brownouts on Sunday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in view of the shutdown of the transmission facilities, the National Grid Corp. of the Philippines (NGCP) announced on Friday. Nelson Bautista, NGCP South Luzon Corporate Communications and Public Affairs Officer, said the specific…

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ILOILO CITY: Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog said he is elated upon learning that other cities and their officials are looking up to Iloilo City as an effective training laboratory in good governance. San Juan City Mayor Guia Gomez brought her son, Sen. Joseph Victor “JV” Ejercito, and 80 officials and…

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AMID criticisms and opposition from commuters and passenger bus operators, more lawmakers from the province of Cavite have expressed their support to the Southwest Interim Provincial Terminal (Swipt). In expressing their full support, five lawmakers representing the First, Third, Fourth, Fifth, and Seventh districts of Cavite said the Swipt is…

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HEALTH care experts on Thursday warned the public to remain vigilant against the constant threat from latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI), saying that the disease is ready to attack unsuspecting victims anytime. “We have to be vigilant. While we have made significant strides in tuberculosis (TB) control, latent TB poses a…

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FORMER Gov. Joel Reyes of Palawan wanted to challenge the sufficiency of the evidence of state prosecutors in line with his graft charge over a mining-related lawsuit. In a 10-page leave of court, Reyes said that the evidence of the Office of the Ombudsman “miserably failed to prove” the graft…

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THE Pasay City police foiled a kidnapping attempt on a Chinese businessman after they arrested two members of a robbery and kidnapping group in the Baclaran area before midnight on Tuesday. Pasay Police chief Sr. Supt. Rodolfo Llorca said that Marvin Bueno, 32, of Manggahan Street, Paco, Manila and Gullermo…

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AN embattled assistant state prosecutor of the Department of Justice finally walked out of National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) after he was caught and detained over bribery allegations. Prosecutor Diosdado Solidum Jr. finally posted his P60,000 bail at the Sandiganbayan days after the NBI entrapped and arrested him after receiving…

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SEN. Jinggoy Estrada continues to draw flak over his proposed magna carta for journalists, which calls for the creation of Philippine Council for Journalists (PCJ) to be in charge of accrediting journalists in the country. Estrada last month filed Senate Bill 380 in an effort to help protect and promote…

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The fad keeps on growing but safety measures are nowhere in place. The practice of stem cell therapy in the country still lacks appropriate clinical trials and safety measures by stem cell practitioners in the country, according to the country’s leading epidemiologist and the president of The Philippine Society of…

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