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For speedy recovery from disasters and hazards, Sen. Loren Legarda on Monday said that what citizens—especially the poor—needed was social protection coupled with developing resilience. Legarda, chair of the Committee for Climate Change and Environment and Natural Resources, said in a privilege speech that because the poor bore the greatest…

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THE Office of the Ombudsman heaped on former Mayor Jose Emmanuel Carlos of Valenzuela 11 counts of corruption charges for various transactions that he allegedly entered during his term. In 11 charge sheets filed before the Sandiganbayan, graft investigator Jorge Espinal recommended the filing of charges against Carlos, which Ombudsman…

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The Philippines and Vietnam will hold their 7th Joint Commission for Bilateral Cooperation (JCBC) on August 1 in Manila to be led by Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario and Vietnamese Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh. Among the issues that will be discussed are cooperative initiatives in defense and security,…

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Defense department spokesperson Dr. Peter Paul Galvez said on Monday that the proposed transfer of some units of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), namely naval and air units, to Subic Bay, Zambales is part of the military’s modernization program. The Department of National Defense earlier announced that upgrades…

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TO reassert its territorial claim over Sabah, the sultanate of Sulu and North Borneo will be sending more fighters from Mindanao to the disputed territory, according to Abraham Idjirani, spokesman of the sultanate. Idjirani said that a group of Bangsa Suluk volunteers are preparing to sail to Sabah and join…

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BRP Ramon Alcaraz, the second Hamilton-class cutter decommissioned by the United States Coast Guard and acquired by the Philippine government, arrived at the Guam Naval Base over the weekend. Alcaraz arrived 10 days after it left Pearl Harbor in Honolulu, Hawaii. It will be docked at the Naval Base Guam…

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In order to boost the government’s rice sufficiency efforts, the Department of Agriculture (DA) is set to tap State Universities and Colleges (SUCs) nationwide to serve as production sites of quality rice seeds. Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala said such partnership with the SUCs, particularly those with idle lands suitable for…

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Sen. Teofisto “TG” Guingona 3rd has filed a bill creating a Solidarity Fund for the disaster response and recovery of the local government units (LGUs). In his Senate Bill 1087, Guingona proposed that all LGUs will be mandated to contribute 0.5 percent of their revenues taken from the Local Disaster…

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A Makati City regional trial court has allowed the owners of 80 condominium units to enter their own properties after six months of legal battle. Executive Judge Benjamin Pozon of the Makati Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 139 issued a temporary restraining order (TRO) against Jack Rodriguez who claimed to…

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SANTIAGO CITY: In a bid to prolong the remaining 25-year lifespan of Magat Dam, a massive rehabilitation as well as upgrading is being conducted by a Filipino-Norwegian consortium which operates the dam’s power facility. Of its 50-year projected life-span, Magat Dam, one of the oldest power and irrigation providers in…

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