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97 LGUs fail in road clearing ops

By DARWIN PESCO October 12, 2019 NINETY-SEVEN local government units (LGUs) failed to comply with the campaign to clear roads and sidewalks of obstructions, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) said on Friday. “Their best is not good enough,” Local Government Secretary Eduardo Año said. He added …

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Ethiopia PM wins Nobel Peace Prize

By AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE October 12, 2019 OSLO: Hailed as a visionary and reformer, Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for his efforts to resolve the long-running conflict with neighboring foe Eritrea. Abiy was honored “for his efforts to achieve peace and international cooperation, and …

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Widow of slain vice mayor tags Cam

By The Manila Times October 11, 2019 THE wife of Batuan, Masbate Vice Mayor Charlie Yuson 3rd, who was gunned down in Manila on Thursday, said she now fears for her life and declared that if something happened to her, Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office board member Sandra Cam should be …

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Duterte defers action on ‘ninja cop’ controversy

By CATHERINE S. VALENTE, TMT October 11, 2019 PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte will wait for the Senate to conclude its investigation of the so-called “ninja cops” controversy before taking action on allegations hurled against Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Oscar Albayalde, Malacañang said on Thursday. Albayalde Palace spokesman Salvador Panelo issued …

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PMA Brigade commander resigns

By The Manila Times October 11, 2019 A BRIGADE commander of the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) Cadet Corps has relinquished his post weeks after the brutal killing of Cdt. 4th Class Darwin Dormitorio. Brig. Gen. Romeo Brawner Jr. Brig. Gen. Romeo Brawner Jr., the newly appointed commandant of the PMA …

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Universal Health Care Law IRR signed

By EVA CASALJAY October 11, 2019 Health Secretary Francisco Duque 3rd signed on Thursday the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of Republic Act 11223 or the “Universal Health Care (UHC) Law.” Health Secretary Francisco Duque 3rd PHOTO BY RUY MARTINEZ The signing of the IRR paves the way for the …

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Super typhoon to slam Tokyo

By ASSOCIATED PRESS October 11, 2019 TOKYO: Japan is bracing for an approaching super typhoon that is on track to hit central and eastern regions over the three-day weekend with potential damage from torrential rains and strong winds. Typhoon “Hagibis” is packing maximum sustained winds of up to 270 kilometers …

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Polish, Austrian writers win Nobels

By AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE October 11, 2019 STOCKHOLM: Polish writer Olga Tokarczuk on Thursday won the 2018 Nobel Prize in Literature, which was delayed over a sexual harassment scandal, while Austrian novelist and playwright Peter Handke took the 2019 award, the Swedish Academy said. This combination of pictures created on October …

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DILG deploys more men to Bilibid prison

By DARWIN PESCO October 11, 2019 The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) has deployed 300 more men to the New Bilibid Prisons to help Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) chief Gerald Bantag implement reforms in the facility. “We want Chief Bantag to succeed, therefore we are prepared to …

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‘PH should be more competitive’

By BERNADETTE E. TAMAYO October 11, 2019 SENATE Minority Leader Franklin Drilon has urged the government to double up its efforts to make the country more competitive amid the recent decline in the Philippines’ global competitiveness ranking. SENATE Minority Leader Franklin Drilon The senator noted that the country’s global competitiveness …

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