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‘Crypto’ currency group CONFAB in PH today

SUCCESSFUL cryptocurrency investors in the country is to hold today a convention in Tacloban City to showcase ‘success stories’ in the trading an investment of ‘bitcoin’ and other forms of ‘cryptocurrencies’ which recently became when a couple managed to skim…

DepEd ready to welcome 29M students

THE Department of Education (DepEd) yesterday announced its readiness to welcome some 29 million students that will troop to public and private elementary and secondary schools for school year 2018-2019. Education Secretary Leonor Briones said the Oplan Balik Eskwela (OBE)-Information…

South Korea lifts travel advisory for 2 PH cities

South Korea’s foreign ministry yesterday lifted a special travel advisory for two cities in the southern Philippines, citing stable security conditions in the island. Yonhap News, a South Korean news agency quoting the South Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs, said…

House approves bill creating judges-at-large positions

THE House of Representatives unanimously approved on third and final reading a bill seeking to create 150 judges-at-large positions to address the shortage of magistrates. House Bill (HB) No. 7309 will address the problem which has long been identified as…

PNP-HPG unveils top-of-the-line patrol, rescue vehicle

THE Philippine National Police Highway Patrol Group has unveiled its latest equipment: a multi-purpose patrol vehicle or MPPV designed for patrol and interdiction as well as rescue operations in all kinds of situation. Actually, a brand-new Mitsubishi Montero issued to…

DepEd prepares for June 4 class opening

THE Department of Education (DepEd) is preparing for the opening of classes in all public schools nationwide on June 4 as they reactivated the Oplan Balik Eskwela (OBE). Education Secretary Leonor Briones said, the conduct of the OBE will ensure…

House targets passage of BBL, priority bills this month

SPEAKER Pantaleon “Bebot” Alvarez said yesterday the House of Representatives will hold this afternoon an all members caucus to strategize and guarantee the passage of the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) and other priority bills before the end of the…

Approval of alternative learning bill on second reading welcomed

LEYTE Representative Yedda Marie Kittilstvedt-Romualdez yesterday welcomed the approval on second reading of the “malasakit” (compassionate) Alternative Learning System Act that will boost accessibility to education of underserved sectors such as out-of-school youth and persons with disabilities (PWDs). Romualdez, author…

Lanao mayor survives ambush; 4 others die

A munIcIpal mayor in Lanao del Norte cheated death but four of his companions were killed in an ambush yesterday morning in Barangay Cabagadan, Pantao Ragat. Police said Pantao Ragat Mayor Lacson Lantud was unharmed while those who died on…

Authorities overrun NPA camp in Quirino

MEMBERS of the Philippine National Police and the Armed Forces of the Philippines on Saturday morning overran a New People’s Army encampment in Nagtipunan, Quirino. The authorities found a cache of rebel weapons, ammunition and police uniforms being used by…

PNP seeks ‘win-win’ solution vs loan sharks, cop-debtors

ONE involves loan sharks preying on their debtors from the Philippine National Police, both active and retired. Another involves debtors who really have no intention to pay their loans and if given the opportunity would run away from their responsibilities.…

Filipino nurses seeking jobs in US rise to 23%

FILIPINO nurses applying for jobs in the United States rose by 23 percent. According to ACTS-OFW Rep. Aniceto “John” Bertiz, some 7,791 Filipino nurses hoping to practice their profession in America took the US National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) for…

PNP partners with Samsung for emergency assistance app

THE Philippine National Police through its Directorate for Information Communications Technology Management headed by Director Napoleon C. Taas has forged a partnership with Samsung Electronics Philippines to develop Samsung 321, a mobile service application that will provide Filipinos access to…

DepEd personnel urged to apply for GSIS scholarship

EDUCATION Secretary Leonor Briones encouraged qualified employees to take advantage of the Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) Scholarship Program which is accepting applications until June 15. The GSIS Scholarship Program (GSP) is open to active and regular GSIS members who…

Female cops freed by Abus meet Duterte

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President Rodrigo Duterte yesterday formally received the two female police officers, who were separately freed this week in Sulu, from emissaries who worked for their release. The media was not allowed to cover the event held at the Tactical Operations…
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