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SECTIONS of at least eight major thoroughfares in Quezon and Caloocan cities will undergo repairs this weekend and motorists were advised to steer clear of these areas. According to the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA), the concrete re-blocking and road repair works will start on Friday and end on Monday.…

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The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) on Friday warned school bus service operators against jacking up their fees. At the same time, school bus operators were reminded to follow strict safety requirements before they ply their routes. In a press conference in Quezon City, newly-installed LTFRB Chairman Atty.…

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The Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office implemented last May 17 a new prize structure for its popular Lotto games, as it has publicly announced many times previously in the media. PCSO General Manager lawyer Ferdinand Rojas 2nd said these changes were made to “address an increasing demand for PCSO medical- and…

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THE appellate court, in a landmark decision on preserving a healthful ecology has granted a petition filed by environmental groups which sought to permanently put to a stop to nationwide field trials of genetically modified eggplants—popularly known as Bacillus thuringiensis (bt) talong—being conducted by a collaboration among the University of…

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President Benigno Aquino 3rd prayed for the country and the entire Filipino people as he spoke of the “difficult burdens” of being in office. The President joined people of different religious groups, including Christians, during the “2013 Care for Philippines Prayer Assembly at the Global Discipleship Congress in Pasig City…

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Anticipating the heavy traffic on school opening, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) will open its centralized bus terminal for the southwest-bound provincial buses on the second week of June. MMDA Chairman Francis Tolentino said that the project is pushing through after they public consultations with stakeholders. The terminal is…

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Having trouble sleeping? The Lung Center of the Philippines (LCP) could help. On Monday, the center will open a new sleep laboratory that features the latest diagnostic equipment for conducting sleep tests. The center said the sleep test complies with the standards of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. The…

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A team from the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) and Philippine National Police (PNP) on Friday saved a motorboat from sinking between Fuga Island and Dalupiri Island in the Babuyan Islands, Cagayan. A report from the Coast Guard Detachment in Calayan said the boat Macarra was hit by big waves and…

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The Department of Education (DepEd) on Friday reminded officials of the public kindergarten, elementary and secondary schools of the department’s policy against collecting any form of fees from students. Education Secretary Armin Luistro made this reminder as schools prepare for the opening of classes on June 3. Based on DepEd…

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MOSCOW – A massive earthquake Friday deep under the sea in Russia’s Far East was felt in cities including Moscow but emergency services called off a tsunami warning issued for the Pacific Sakhalin region. “There were repercussions of the quake in Nizhny Novgorod, Moscow and Europe, in particular Romania. Practically…