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The Quezon City Public Library (QCPL) is calling on its readers, researchers and other library patrons to avoid wearing improper and vulgar outfits to ensure that decency is observed inside the city’s book hub. The QCPL is going to implement a dress code not only in the main library at…

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ZAMBOANGA CITY: Security forces continued their hot pursuit on Monday against a band of Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) after fierce clashes with Philippine Marines killed five bandits and wounded seven soldiers in Bud Bawis of Panamao, Sulu on Sunday. Capt. Jo-Ann Petinglay, Western Mindanao Command (WestMinCom) spokesman, said the troops, belonging to Marine Battalion…

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THE processing of financial assistance to medical patients has stopped following the alleged arbitrary arrest and detention last week of the two personnel of the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) branch in Pili, Camarines Sur. “Two of the key personnel in our branch who sign important documents in the daily processing…

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FOUR areas in Mindanao were placed under Signal No.2 on Monday night while 23 others are under Signal No.1 as Tropical Storm “Basyang” (Sanba) accelerated strength, according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa). Affected areas are Surigao del Norte, Surigao del Sur, Agusan Del Norte and…

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TARLAC: The Department of Health (DoH) has activated its 24/7 Dengue hotlines that would answer queries and concerns about the dreaded disease and the Dengvaxia controversy among parents in Central Luzon. Hotline numbers in Central Luzon provinces are: Aurora—09983242226, Bataan—09983242246, Bulacan—09983242261, Nueva Ecija—09983241496, Pampanga—09213688549, Tarlac —09983242265, and Zambales—09213688547. DoH regional director Leonita Gorgolon facilitated…

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President Rodrigo Duterte appointed Jose Arturo Garcia Jr. as officer-in-charge – general manager of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) in a recent announcement of new appointments to various government agencies. Garcia was MMDA’s assistant general manager for planning. Similarly, Michael Mangampo Mamukid was appointed Director of the National Commission…

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The Office of the Ombudsman has filed a graft case before the Sandiganbayan against former Caloocan City Mayor Enrico Echiverri and two other former city hall officers in connection with alleged overpriced project for installation of streetlights worth P1.2 million. Charged along with Echiverri were former City Accountant Edna Centeno…

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Dubbed as the Art Capital of the Philippines, Angono was chosen by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) to host the commemoration of the National Arts Month this February. The town features paintings and artworks of Filipino artists from different regions and provinces at the Angkla Art…

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​COTABATO CITY: Former Sulu Gov. Abdusakur Tan, who has been very vocal against the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL), expressed his support for it on condition that its passage will be based on democratic processes. Tan expressed this during the ongoing public hearing in Jolo by the Senate sub-committee on Bangsamoro Basic…

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The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Bulacan office has provided shared service facilities to coffee growers in the province to help develop the local coffee industry. The package includes three kiosks and three coffee brewers as part of DTI’s initiative to maximize the utilization of shared service facilities under…

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