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No need to fear EDSA traffic today — MMDA

MMDA traffic chief Edison Nebrija yesterday said that instead of being “scared,” people should just adjust their times and routes. MANILA, Philippines — The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) said there is no need to fear heavy traffic on EDSA today during the opening of the 2019 Southeast Asian Games …

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Typhoon Kammuri further strengthens en route to Philippines

Typhoon Kammuri was last seen 1,470 km east of southern Luzon—still outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility—moving northwest slowly. MANILA, Philippines — The typhoon that is predicted to drench venues hosting the 30th Southeast Asian Games continues to gain strength as it sweeps across the Pacific Ocean. Typhoon Kammuri now …

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Senate OKs basic salary increase for nurses

With this move, Sen. Panfilo Lacson said government nurses’ hope for a much-needed wage increase is one step closer to reality. MANILA, Philippines — The Senate yesterday approved the basic salary increase for Filipino nurses, with P3.173 billion of the P4.1-trillion 2020 national budget appropriated to upgrade the salaries of …

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Palace to bicam: Work double time to pass budget

n a statement released Wednesday night, presidential spokesman Salvador Panelo hoped there would be no delays in the approval of the P4.1-trillion budget to avoid a repeat of last year’s miscalculations that created a major dent in the delivery of infrastructure projects and basic services. MANILA, Philippines — Malacañang has …

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More elderly getting employed

Dominique Tutay of DOLE’s Bureau of Local Employment revealed that the employment of seniors has increased in the last two years, not only providing added income to their families but also helping boost the country’s economy. MANILA, Philippines — More senior citizens nationwide are getting employed, the Department of Labor …

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