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Quake kills 6, injures dozens

By DEMPSEY REYES October 18, 2019 MARAWI CITY: The strong and shallow quake that jolted several provinces in Mindanao left at least six people dead and injured 53 others, authorities said. The 6.3-magnitude earthquake reduced dozens of houses to rubble and damaged hundreds of structures including schools, prompting local officials …

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Quakes affect 2M students in 4,000 schools

By JAN ARCILLA October 18, 2019 THE strong earthquakes that hit several regions in Mindanao affected some 2 million students in 4,000 schools, according to the Department of Education (DepEd). Debris is scattered on the floor of a damaged building in Digos, Davao del Sur province, southern Philippines on Wednesday …

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PACC to run after steel smugglers

By WILLIAM DEPASUPIL, TMT October 18, 2019 THE Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC) has vowed to investigate the alleged smuggling of billions of pesos worth of steel billets and stainless steel by unscrupulous importers with the participation of brokers and corrupt employees of the Bureau of Customs (BoC). “Their days are …

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Duterte watches as Baretto sisters fight

By The Manila Times October 18, 2019 President Rodrigo Duterte witnessed the fracas involving the Barretto sisters Gretchen, Marjorie and Claudine when he visited the wake of their patriarch Miguel Alvir Barretto on Wednesday night. President Rodrigo Duterte. AFP PHOTO The Chief Executive’s visit to the wake held at the …

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Vapes, e-cigs dangerous – DoH

By EVA CASALJAY October 18, 2019 The Department of Health (DoH) has warned the public that electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes), commonly known as “vapes,” and heated tobacco products pose the same threats as traditional cigarettes. Citing the recent epidemic on vaping-related illnesses in the United States, which led to 26 deaths, …

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Water Board to cut supply for irrigation

By JORDEENE B. LAGARE October 18, 2019 AS the water level of Angat Dam continues to decline, the allocation for irrigation may again be reduced, the National Water Resources Board (NWRB) said on Thursday. NWRB Executive Director Sevillo David Jr. said the technical working group (TWG) on Angat Dam operations …

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Agriculture employees decry ‘illegal’ dismissal

By CATHERINE S. VALENTE, TMT October 18, 2019 Several employees of the Department of Agriculture (DA) have filed before the Office of the President a formal complaint over their alleged arbitrary dismissal from service. In the complaint addressed to President Rodrigo Duterte, Agriculture Undersecretary Waldo Reyes Carpio was accused of …

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Sports high school to rise in Clark – Go

By JAVIER J. ISMAEL October 18, 2019 SEN. Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go gave assurances that the Philippine High School for Sports would soon rise after the completion of the New Clark City Sports Complex to provide scholarship grants for gifted young athletes. Sen. Christopher Lawrence ‘Bong’ Go poses with some …

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