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Lawmakers, Duque find ways to control dengue

By GLEE JALEA July 31, 2019 Lawmakers from various regions met with Health Secretary Francisco Duque 3rd to discuss immediate and long-term solutions to combat the dengue problem. Duque faced about a dozen congressmen, mostly from Eastern Visayas, whose districts were in the list of provinces where a surge of …

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‘5.9 quake would kill thousands in Metro’

By DEMPSEY REYES July 31, 2019 If earthquakes as strong as those that jolted Batanes hit Metro Manila, thousands of people would perish, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said on Tuesday. The series of earthquakes that shook Batanes killed nine people and injured 63 others. DISASTER SUMMIT Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana …

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PCSO closure temporary

By CATHERINE S. VALENTE, TMT July 30, 2019 The closure of the lottery and other games operated by the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) is only temporary, Malacañang said on Monday. Presidential spokesman Salvador Panelo said lotto, keno and other PCSO games would remain closed until the government concludes its …

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DoH chief’s brother named PCA chief

By CATHERINE S. VALENTE, TMT July 30, 2019 President Rodrigo Duterte has appointed the brother of Health Secretary Francisco Duque 3rd as administrator of the Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA). Photo from Gonzalo Duque Facebook Palace spokesman Salvador Panelo said Gonzalo Duque took his oath as PCA chief before Executive Secretary …

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‘Terrorists wiped out in 3 to 6 months’

By DEMPSEY REYES July 30, 2019 Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana has set an ambitious deadline to wipe out extremists in Sulu — three to six months. Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana. PHOTO BY DJ DIOSINA Lorenzana came up with the timeframe as he disclosed that the seven foreign terrorists, who linked …

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Pacman visits Isko

By The Manila Times July 30, 2019 SEN. Emmanuel “Pacman” Pacquiao expressed his admiration for Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko” Moreno Domogoso when he called on the mayor at the Manila City Hall on Monday. Manila Mayor Francisco ‘Isko Moreno’ Domagoso raises the hand of Sen. Manny Pacquiao who visited him …

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State of calamity eyed for Batanes

By DEMPSEY REYES July 30, 2019 The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) has recommended the declaration of a state of calamity in quake-hit Batanes, as the death toll rose to nine on Monday. NDRRMC Executive Director Ricardo Jalad made the recommendation during the briefing for President Rodrigo …

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Drop charges, KAPA asks Justice dept

By JOMAR CANLAS, TMT July 30, 2019 OFFICERS and members of the KAPA Community Ministry International Inc. have asked the Department of Justice (DoJ) to dismiss the criminal charges filed against them. Lawyers Mae Divinagracia (right) and Montano Nazario prepare to file the counter-affidavit of KAPA officers and members at …

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Police nab 49 in bloody protest dispersal in HK

By The Manila Times July 30, 2019 HONG Kong: Riot police in the island-state launched volleys of tear gas and rubber bullets on Sunday during hours of running battles with pro-democracy protesters, arresting 49 of them hours after they were given ultimatum to leave Beijing’s office in the city. As …

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