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MAYOR Ronnel Rivera of General Santos City sacked 500 employees to accommodate new hires. Workers from the front line services of the City Social Welfare and Development Office, Kalinisan Gensan, City Housing, City Planning Office, City District Hospital, Engineering Office were all replaced. Even the “Magandang Gensan,” a greeting for…

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THE municipal government of Palo town in Leyte province will go full swing with the implementation of its anti-littering ordinance to ensure the cleanliness and good sanitation in their town. Municipal administrator Frank Villablanca said that incumbent municipal Mayor Remedios Petilla is eager to implement the ordinance to ensure cleanliness…

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Metro Cebu’s population is expected to double from 2.5 million this year to five million in 2050, a study by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) said. The study was released through the Metro Cebu Development and Coordinating Board (MCDCB). MCDCB groups the cities of Cebu, Carcar, Danao, Lapu-Lapu, Mandaue,…

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The construction of classroom buildings funded by the 2012 Basic Educational Facilities (BEC) Fund of the Department of Education (DepEd) has registered a 93.95 percent accomplishment rate as of end of last month. DepEd last year downloaded P41.794 million to the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) for the…

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Eastern Visayas region is expected to have a bigger budget allocation next year for various infrastructure projects identified by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) here with the hike in the national appropriation allotted to the department, according to regional director Rolando Asis. Asis disclosed the department is…

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Vice President Jejomar Binay has awarded the municipality of Sen. Ninoy Aquino (SNA) for its Comprehensive Land Use Plan (CLUP) Zero Backlog project in the province of Sultan Kudarat. The certificate of completion was supposed to be personally awarded by Binay in General Santos City. But the officials of SNA…

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The Department of Agriculture (DA) regional office here will assist farmers in Central Luzon who might be affected by severe crop damage during rainy season. Andrew Villacorta, DA regional director, said the agency has allotted some P30-million worth of crop insurance for the coverage of 62,000 hectares of flood risk…

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Rep. Gerald Anthony Gullas (Cebu, first district) has urged the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) to prevent traffic jams on the road-widening project from the cities of Naga to Carcar in southern Cebu. A century-old acacia free fell down Friday night on the national highway in Barangay Tinaan…

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Health authorities are closely watching another village in nearby Koronadal City due to the emergence of suspected cases of the mosquito-borne chikungunya disease. Dr. Jean Genevieve Aturdido, Koronadal City health officer, said they have sent their disease surveillance team to Barangay Saravia to check the reported new cases of the…

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The Regional Federation of Persons with Disabilities (PWD) in Zamboanga is seeking the help of both the government and private sector to grant them the discounts and accessibility to business establishments. In a conference, the federation said majority of business establishments refuse to grant them the 20 percent discount in…

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