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THE Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has allocated P50 million for the employment of 12,671 people who were displaced by Super Typhoon Yolanda. DOLE Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz said the workers will be coming from Leyte, Eastern Samar and Western Samar—provinces which were devastated by the super typhoon. They will…

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KIDAPAWAN CITY: Humanitarian volunteers from the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM), Maguindanao and Lanao del Sur were set to arrive on Friday in Tacloban City, Leyte, to deliver relief goods and provide medical assistance to victims of Super Typhoon Yolanda. The tripartite medical and relief mission, formed under the…

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AS staff of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) moved into position to join a major relief effort, a clearer picture is emerging of the devastation brought by Super Typhoon Yolanda and the resulting needs on Samar Island, where the typhoon made first landfall in the Philippines. The…

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Makati city employees will receive their year-end bonuses starting today (Friday). Mayor Jejomar Erwin Binay, who ordered the release of the fund for the Christmas bonus on Thursday, also appealed for donations for the victims of Super Typhoon Yolanda. “I would like to call on our city government workers to…

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Business owners should brace for a new round of increase in local business taxes as well as yearly garbage fees in Quezon City. Councilor Victor “Jun” Ferrer (first district), the city council’s head of the Ways and Means, has proposed an ordinance amending the city’s Revenue Code by an additional…

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The Quezon City Public Employment Service Office, in coordination with the Quezon City Tripartite Industrial Peace Council, Philippine Overseas Employment Association and Department of Labor and Employment, is conducting a mega job fair today, starting at 8 a.m. at the Quezon City Hall Covered Walk and Plaza. Interested jobseekers are…

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After closing a deal to sell methamphetamine hydrochloride or shabu to a Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) agent posing as a buyer, a 39-year-old salesman now faces the dim prospect of imprisonment. PDEA Director General Undersecretary Arturo Cacdac Jr., identified the suspect as Kennth Cañedo, a resident of Barangay Pakigne,…

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Camp Vicente Lim, Laguna: A former councilor surrendered cache of firearms and ammunitions of police authorities at Dolores Municipal Police Station. Calabarzon Regional Director Chief Supt. Jesus Gatchalian identified the councilor as Rico Acuna, former municipal councilor of Dolores. Among the items surrendered were: One caliber .30 rifle, One caliber…

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Two thieves were arrested after dismantling two water tanks and sold it to a junk shop on Thursday. The victim, Villa Monette, was wondering why there was no water was coming out from their faucets and discovered that their water-tanks were dismantled by the suspects. She immediately informed the barangay…

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ZAMBOANGA CITY: Three people were wounded in a broad daylight attack on Thursday in Zamboanga City. Police said the attack was carried out by motorcycle gunmen who opened fire on a vehicle carrying a former Tungawan Mayor Arsenio Climaco, his wife Helen and grandson Shelmar. The victims were travelling in…