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METRO Manila has started the search for top skilled workers to be pitted against the country’s best and most competent skilled workers with the recent holding of its 2013 Regional Skills Competition. The winners will go up againsat the competitors who will top in various trade areas in the same…

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THE plan of Councilor Victor Ferrer of Quezon City to raise business taxes in the city by 10 percent is being opposed by businessmen who find it unfeasible with slowdown in business because of competition from smuggled goods from China. Most affected by the Chinese products are manufacturers based in…

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ZAMBOANGA CITY: A village official and a teacher were killed in two separate incidents in Zamboanga del Sur and Sibugay, police said on Friday. Julius Lapinig, 41, and a council member in Manguiles village, Mahayag town, was driving along Purok Sinco when three gunmen shot him. His wife managed to…

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ILOILO CITY: Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog personally delivered the financial assistance of the city government here to local government units who were hard hit by Super Typhoon Yolanda. A check of P100,000 was personally delivered to Passi City in central Iloilo on November 14 while another check of P100,000 was…

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ILOILO CITY: Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog has ordered the flying of national flag at half mast for one week from November 18 to November 24, 2013 as show of respect and solidarity to those who perished and affected by Super Typhoon Yolanda. The observation of flag half mast in all…

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A-year-old girl dies after being trapped inside their burning house over the weekend in a sub-urban village in Bayugan City, Agusan del Sur, police reports said on Monday. Reports at the Philippine National Police operations center in Camp Crame identified the victim as Alaia Khyl Romarate, and resident of Purok-4,…

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ZAMBOANGA CITY: The City Treasurer’s Office has inspected on Monday afternoon the election equipment to be used in the November 25 special election for barangay officials in this city. The election paraphernalia consisting of official ballots and election returns arrived Friday in this city from the Commission on Elections (Comelec)-central…

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BAGUIO CITY: The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) is encouraging the planting of coffee under the National Greening Program (NGP). Besides supporting the country’s re-greening effort, planting coffee can also bring in profit to farmers, people’s organizations and indigenous people’s communities. DENR Cordillera Region Executive Director Clarence Baguilat,…

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TACLOBAN CITY: Water supply in Tacloban City has normalized, Local Water Utilities Administration representative Byron Carbon said on Sunday. In a coordination meeting at the command center based at Leyte Sports Academy, Carbon reported that the water treatment plant based in Pastrana town that provides water to the Leyte Metropolitan…

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THE city of Makati was cited for its exemplary performance in implementing the Newborn Screening Program. The commendation was given to the city by the University of the Philippines Manila-National Institutes for Health (UP Manila-NIH) because of its three lying-in clinics in Brgys. Bangkal, East Rembo and Guadalupe Nuevo. According…