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Wanted: Casino dealers

By WILLIAM DEPASUPIL, TMT August 28, 2019 WITH Metro Manila hosting at least 20 casinos and the sprouting of many more in other parts of the country, there is a high demand for casino dealers, according to the Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE). Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello 3rd Labor …

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Govt OKs P187M for hog industry

By EIREENE JAIREE GOMEZ August 28, 2019 THE Department of Agriculture (DA) will release P187 million to help hog raisers affected by the unexplained deaths of pigs, Agriculture Secretary William Dar said. Farm pigs rests easy at the 28th National Hog Convention and Trade Exhibition at the SMX Convention Center …

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Duterte visits heroes’ cemetery

By CATHERINE S. VALENTE, TMT August 28, 2019 HE may have skipped National Heroes’ Day rites, but President Rodrigo Duterte paid tribute to heroes on Monday night at the Libingan ng Mga Bayani in Taguig City. President Rodrigo Duterte offers a prayer to the fallen heroes as he visits the …

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Metro Manila’s water woes over

By JORDEENE B. LAGARE August 28, 2019 Supply almost back to normal, say Manila Water, Maynilad The water situation in Metro Manila has greatly improved, the two water concessionaires said on Tuesday, as the National Water Resources Board (NWRB) announced that it would increase allocation for the metropolis now that …

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Justice dept eyes fraud

By JOMAR CANLAS, TMT August 27, 2019 Former Calauan mayor Antonio Sanchez SOME officials of the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) may have committed fraud for including the name of former Calauan mayor Antonio Sanchez in the list of inmates who would be freed under Republic Act (RA) 10592, or the …

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G7 pledges $22M for Amazon

By AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE August 27, 2019 BIARRITZ, France: The G7 countries have agreed to release 20 million euros ($22 million) for the Amazon, most of which will be used to send firefighting aircraft, a source in the French presidency said. Firefighters fight fires in the Vila Nova Samuel region, the …

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Borneo Indonesia’s new capital

By AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE August 27, 2019 JAKARTA: Indonesian President Joko Widodo has officially announced its new capital will be relocated to Borneo from the current Jakarta as the country works double time to shift its political heart away from congested, polluted megalopolis. The proposed location — near the regional cities …

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Catch mosquitoes, get rice

By PHILIPPINES NEWS AGENCY August 27, 2019 MARIVELES, Bataan: An upland village here on Monday launched its unique program of catching mosquitoes with the use of cooking oil in exchange for rice to eradicate dengue. In this file photo, dengue patients are seen at a hospital in Cavite. PHOTO BY …

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Lockdown a major blow for Kashmir

By AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE August 27, 2019 SRINAGAR, India: On Srinagar’s Dal Lake, intricately decorated houseboats usually packed with tourists lie empty as Kashmir’s tourism sector reels from a three-week-long lockdown imposed as India revoked the picturesque region’s autonomy. With its breathtaking scenery, snow-capped mountains and placid lakes, temperate Kashmir is …

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HK police fire first gunshot, water cannon in clashes

By AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE August 27, 2019 HONG KONG: Police on Monday said they were forced to fire water cannon and a warning shot to fend off “extremely violent” demonstrators, as months of pro-democracy protests veer deeper into violence. Sunday’s clashes in the suburb of Tsuen Wan were some of the …

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