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House panel chair wants prompt OK of Dengvaxia fund aid

THE chairman of the House Committee on Appropriations yesterday underscored the immediate passage of the supplemental budget for the Dengvaxia aid after a new study by the New England Journal of Medicine affirming the ill-effects of the vaccine on certain…

DENR eyes strengthened conservation of forests

ENVIRONMENT and Natural Resources Secretary Roy Cimatu yesterday expressed optimism that the country’s forest conservation and sustainable management will be strengthened after the signing of a regional forest cooperation agreement. Cimatu was one of the signatories of the Asian Forest…

DoJ voids BI order, allows Aussie nun to keep visa

Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra yesterday reversed a Bureau of Immigration ruling forfeiting Australian nun Patricia Anne Fox’s missionary visa and ordering her to leave the country. This as Guevarra granted Fox’s appeal, saying the forfeiture of her missionary visa “was…

Solon warns on half-baked Charter change

A STAUNCH advocate of Charter change (Cha-cha) warned yesterday that the proposed amendments to the Constitution will be half-baked should Congress rush the holding of the plebiscite by early next year. Deputy Speaker and Capiz Rep. Fredenil “Fred” Castro, one…

Ruling on Fox out today

THE Department of Justice is set to release today its decision on the appeal filed by Australian nun Sr. Patricia Fox seeking the reversal of the Bureau of Immigration’s (BI) decision ordering her to leave the country, Justice Secretary Menardo…

Paolo greets Duterte on Father’s Day

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.GREETING President Rodrigo Duterte on Father’s Day, former Davao City vice mayor Paolo Duterte on Sunday expressed gratitude to his beloved Papa for always being there for him. “Happy Father’s Day Pa! Thank you for being there for me when…

Solon wants DENR to tap other countries to recycle plastics

A House leader has urged the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and other research bodies to tap other countries for technology to recycle plastic into construction materials for building sustainable houses for the homeless. Surigao del Norte Rep.…

CSC lists school venues for fire, jail exams

THE Civil Service Commission (CSC) announced the assigned schools for the simultaneous conduct of this year’s Fire Officer Examination (FOE), Penology Officer Examination (POE) and Basic Competency on Local Treasury Examination (BCLTE). The examinations will be held on June 24,…

Sonny Angara vows to continue father’s advocacies

SENATOR Sonny Angara vowed to continue the legacy of his late father, former Senator Edgardo Angara, by pushing for reforms -- particularly in health and education -- that will help uplift the lives of Filipinos. “My father is my idol.…

LTO readies distribution of motor vehicle plates

THE Land Transportation Office (LTO) yesterday announced it is ready to distribute motor vehicle plates nationwide. Norberto Espino III, officer-in-charge of LTO General Service and Plate Making, said the agency will ship the produced vehicle plates from the central office…

Sereno denies sub judice rap

FORMER chief justice Maria Lourdes Sereno has asked the Supreme Court to set aside the show cause order it issued against her for allegedly violating the sub judice rule and for maligning some members of the high court in connection…

On Eid’l Fitr, Duterte calls for unity, peace

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AS the Philippines marked Eid’l Fitr yesterday, President Rodrigo Duterte urged Filipinos to foster greater unity in the quest for “lasting peace across the country.” “May this revered festival inspire us all to foster greater unity amidst our differences in…

Muslims mark end of holy month of Ramadan

THE end of the Ramadan or Eid’s Fitr was peacefully observed yesterday by the Muslim community during a simple gathering at the Quirino Grandstand at the Luneta. Newly-installed Manila Police District Director Chief Supt. Rolando Anduyan said that about 4,000…
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