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Local officials cite increase in number of Mayon evacuees

Local officials cite increase in number of Mayon evacuees

The number of evacuees in Albay province swelled to almost 84,500 as the Philippine Institute of Seismology and Volcanology (Phivolcs) strongly advised the public to be vigilant and desist from entering the eight kilometer-radius

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SSS posts revenues of P175B at end-Nov 2017

SSS posts revenues of P175B at end-Nov 2017

State-run Social Security System (SSS) said over the weekend that its revenues reached nearly P175 billion in the first 11 months of 2017 on the back of aggressive collection efforts for members’ contribution, and

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House sets Jan. 18 as “Araw ng mga Kasambahay”

House sets Jan. 18 as “Araw ng mga Kasambahay”

The House committee on revision of laws chaired by Rep. Marlyn Primicias-Agabas (6th District, Pangasinan) approved on Tuesday House bill 6285 seeking to declare January 18 of every year a non-working holiday as “Araw

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‘Tokhangers’ not allowed at night, weekends

‘Tokhangers’ not allowed at night, weekends

A new memorandum signed by PNP chief Dir. Gen. Ronald Dela Rosa now prohibits anti-drug intelligence gathering operations at nighttime and on weekends. PNP spokesperson CSupt. Dionardo Carlos on Wednesday disclosed that operations must

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Philippines maintains ‘partly free’ status in world freedom index

Philippines maintains ‘partly free’ status in world freedom index

Human rights advocacy group Freedom House announced that the Philippines garnered an aggregate score of 62/100 as the country maintained its “partly free” status in the 2018 world freedom index. In the 2017 index,

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Lacson proposes expulsion of any senator attending House con-ass

Lacson proposes expulsion of any senator attending House con-ass

Minority Leader Franklin Drilon disclosed on Wednesday that Senator Panfilo Lacson wants any senator, who would attend the House of Representatives’ proposed constituent assembly (con-Ass) to be expelled from the Senate, Drilon refused to

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Head of United Kingdom-Based Recruitment Team pays Courtesy Call on Secretary Bello

Head of United Kingdom-Based Recruitment Team pays Courtesy Call on Secretary Bello

Director Drewe Phillips (left photo), Head of Recruit2healthcare Ltd., a UK-based recruitment team, discusses opportunities of Filipino healthcare professionals in the UK with Labor Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III (right photo), during a courtesy

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Unique Christmas traditions in the Philippines

Unique Christmas traditions in the Philippines

The Philippines is known for celebrating the longest Christmas season in the world. Filipinos start to feel the Yuletide season once the “ber” months show in the calendar, and it officially ends on the

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PBA rookie Jason Perkins shows promise

PBA rookie Jason Perkins shows promise

Jason Perkins of the Phoenix Fuel Masters has been impressive during pre-season games and expected to transition well when the PBA opens its new season. The former La Salle Green Archer who was the

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Bato to get Bureau of Corrections chief

Bato to get Bureau of Corrections chief

Philippine National Police Director General Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa will be the next chief of the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) after his retirement on January 21, 2018. President Rodrigo Duterte made the announcement during

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