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IN a bid to attract more tourists and foreign investors, the Bureau of Immigration (BI) is now offering “visa-upon-arrival [VUA]” privilege to nationals from China. Immigration Commissioner Jaime Morente on Friday said that interested Chinese, particularly businessmen and plain tourists, may enter and stay in the country for as long…

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FOREIGN Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano has instructed the Philippine Embassy in Madrid to extend help to a Filipina who was seriously injured in Thursday’s terrorist attack in Barcelona, Spain. Cayetano also directed Chargè d’Affaires Emmanuel Fernandez to help locate the missing 7-year-old son of the 43-year-old Filipina who is…

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The Philippine Navy will be receiving a self-sustained, unmanned Lighter-Than-Air systems coming from the United States government in a formal turn-over ceremony set on August 22. According to Capt. Lued Lincuna, Philippine Navy spokesman, the unit will be receiving the Tethered Aerostat Radar System (TARS) donated by the US government.…

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Malacañang has warned the public against unscrupulous groups who are using the name of President Rodrigo Duterte and his offices in its illicit activities. In a statement, the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) denied that the President’s offices are issuing any document titled “Survey Scanner Report,” contrary to information relayed…

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SENATOR Juan Edgardo Angara on Saturday urged the public employment service offices (PESOs) in neighboring areas of Marawi City to provide jobs to displaced workers due to the ongoing conflict between government forces and the Maute extremist group. He said that until the Marawi residents are not allowed to go…

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GENERAL Santos City local officials are filing administrative charges against their chief of police for refusing to enforce the city council directive to close the operation of the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO)-backed Small Town Lottery (STL) in the city. The Gensan city council renewed its call to stop STL…

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TARLAC: The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) recently reactivated Task Force Kalinga: Sagip Katutubo to stop rampant mendicancy in Central Luzon. The task force has been commissioned to increase awareness and promote advocacy towards the full implementation of Presidential Decree 1563, otherwise known as the Anti-Mendicancy Law. The…

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PAGBILAO, Quezon: The Quezon-based Kalilayan Twiners and Weavers Association of Unisan town and Samahan ng mga Manggagawa sa Niyogan of Pahinga Sur, Candelaria were granted P800,000 for their livelihood projects by the provincial government through a joint venture between the Provincial Agriculturist’s Office and Pagbilao Energy Corp. (PEC). With the…

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ABOUT 48 new police recruits with the rank of Police Officer 1 were deployed to secure thousands of students from universities and colleges studying in the City of Malolos. Mayor Christian Natividad and city police chief, Supt. Heryl Bruno, on Friday welcomed the policemen sent by Police Regional Office 3…

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Two armed men and former inmates, allegedly about to stage a robbery-holdup were arrested by Pasay police after a brief chase on Friday night. Supt. Deanry Francisco, head of Pasay Police Investigation and Detective Management office, identified the suspects as Benny Fortes and Jan Patrick Sayso, both 22 years old…

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