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DELA ROSA BACKS HIKED VETERANS’ DISABILITY PENSION’’

Senator Bato Dela Rosa has registered his support to efforts in the Senate directed at upgrading the lives of Filipino veterans as he co-sponsored Senate Bill No. 1480, under Committee Report No. 11, which seeks to increase the disability pension of veterans. Dela Rosa, a retired police general himself who had served as chief of […]

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DOH’S PRIMARY CARE VAN VISITS PANGASINAN

Some 420 residents of Manaoag, Pangasinan have availed of free services of the Department of Health (DOH)’s primary care van. Gina Gomez, one of the beneficiaries, said the van has saved her time and money. “I usually go to Region 1 Medical Center in Dagupan City to have my X-ray and electrocardiogram (ECG) but with […]

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SOUTH KOREA HIRES 2,000 DINAGAT ISLANDS RESIDENTS

At least 2,000 workers will be sent by the Dinagat Islands provincial government to Pyeongchang County in South Korea following a partnership agreement, an official said.Dinagat Islands Governor Nilo Demerey Jr. said a memorandum of understanding (MOU) between the province, the municipality of Basilisa, and the Pyeongchang County was inked recently in Cebu City. “Representatives […]

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ILIGAN EYES TAG AS CLIMATE CHANGE RESILIENT CITY

Iligan is eyeing to become Mindanao’s next disaster and climate-change-resilient city.Mayor Frederick Siao said the local government entered a three-year partnership through a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with stakeholders under the “Adopt-A-City” program of the National Resilience Council (NRC). “Risk reduction is a cross-cutting issue that requires a long-term planning perspective.” “With my deep advocacy […]

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RENOVATED MANILA ZOO NOW OPEN TO RECEIVE VISITORS

The Manila Zoo reopened to the public after being rehabilitated, with visitors from Luzon provinces and even as far as Davao City in Mindanao were the first guests. During the “Balitaan sa Harbor View” news forum, Manila Mayor Honey Lacuna said a senior citizen from Davao City told her that he would be staying in […]

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NORTHERN SAMAR GETS 1ST LGU SCHOLAR BOARD PASSER

The Northern Samar provincial government’s medical scholarship program has produced its first passer in the Physician Licensure Examination (PLE). Dr. Ric Arthur Estuaria, a native of Allen town, is one of the province’s eight medical scholars when the program was launched in 2020. Estuaria was among the 3,826 passers of the PLE administered by the […]

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ILOILO GETS UNICEF’S ZERO OPEN DEFECATION SEAL

In celebration of the World Toilet Day, the province of Iloilo was conferred with the Zero Open Defecation (ZOD) Grade 1 status, the first Western Visayas province to be awarded with the ZOD seal. “This month the world reached eight billion people and about 45 percent of the total world populations do not have access […]

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ABRA TOWN: NO NAMES OF POLS IN GOV’T PROJECTS

Mayor Fernando Semanero Jr. has vowed that projects of the town of Sallapadan in Abra province will no longer bear faces and names of politicians as these are funded by taxpayers’ money. “This will be the trend in all projects of the municipality,” Semanero said. “The credit will be that of the residents and not […]

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ALBAY LGU HOSTS SOGIE SEMINAR FOR LGBTQ COMMUNITY

Members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer (LGBTQ) community in Camalig town, Albay province have learned the importance of the Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity or Expression (SOGIE) Equality Bill through a seminar facilitated by the local government unit (LGU). Tim Florece, Camalig information officer, said the meeting held recently focused on the provisions […]

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PUBLIC AWARENESS ON BAMBOO VALUE URGED

National Security Adviser Clarita Carlos has urged bamboo advocates in the country to raise public awareness on the value of the world’s tallest grass. During the first Leyte Bamboo Summit, Carlos, the Bamboo Warriors Philippines chairperson emeritus, said she hopes to see more bamboo summits in different parts of the country. “We want people to […]