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THE OMINOUS FACE MASK

January 12, 2020. Do you still remember what you were doing during this day? This was the day the Taal Volcano started erupting. Days later, various places in Batangas and some parts of Metro Manila experienced ashfall—prompted everyone affected to wear a face mask. After 42 years, the Taal volcano erupted again. But who would […]

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GATCHALIAN TO DICT, PNP: STOP SMISHING, SMS SCAMS

To clamp down operations in the country of global cyber criminals, Senator Win Gatchalian urged authorities to work hand in hand with organizations and institutions that address international cybersecurity. Gatchalian made the call following the National Privacy Commission’s (NPC) recent revelations that the onslaught of spam text messages or “smishing” activities that offer nonexistent jobs […]

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ADOPT ZERO TOLERANCE ON TEXT SCAMS – VILLANUEVA

The government should adopt a zero tolerance policy against text scams as the “next great pyramid” will be built on the foundation of stolen data of cellphone and internet users, Senator Joel Villanueva said. “Iyan po ang dapat nating paghandaan. Sabi nga po nila, there are more pyramids in the Philippines than in Egypt. While […]

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MMDA BAGS FOI COMMITMENT TO EXCELLENCE AWARD

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) bagged the Commitment to Excellence Award, under the Agency Category, for being the Freedom of Information Champion Hall of Famer, conferred by the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO). The FOI Hall of Fame – Commitment to Excellence Award is given to recipients of the FOI Champion Hall of Fame […]

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PHILIPPINES RENEWS COP26 PLEDGE – CIMATU

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) reaffirmed its commitment to remain at the forefront of forest protection as it welcomed the country’s renewed pledges in this year’s United Nations (UN) Climate Change Conference held in Scotland. “The DENR will be supporting the pledges and contributions made by the Philippines in the most recent […]

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DIVE ESTABLISHMENT WORKERS NOW 95% VAXXED – DOT

The Department of Tourism (DOT) announced the vaccination of 95.78 percent of tourism workers employed in accredited dive establishments across the Philippines, signaling the readiness of this niche market to the eventual reopening of the country to foreign visitors. Based on the latest data received from 105 Dive Establishments (DEs) and Liveaboards Dive Establishments (LDEs) […]

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SORSOGON EYES 160K JABS IN ‘BAKUNAHAN, BAYANIHAN’

The provincial government of Sorsogon is targeting to vaccinate 53,586 per day from its 14 municipalities and one city during the three-day inoculation campaign. Governor Chiz Escudero directed all mayors to fully support the vaccination rollout and encourage all government offices, agencies and local government units (LGUs) to assign and allow all their health care […]

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BLACK SAND EXPORT BAN BILL GETS HOUSE PANEL OK

A bill banning the export of black sand and its derivatives in its raw form to other countries hurdled committee level at the House of Representatives. The House Committee on Natural Resources, chaired by Cavite Representative Elpidio Barzaga Jr. approved the substitute bill to House Bill 6321 or the proposed Black Sand Processing Act. Under […]

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ENTICE SCIENTISTS TO STAY IN PH — VILLAFUERTE

Camarines Sur Representative LRay Villafuerte wants the Duterte administration to give priority in the homestretch of its term to a two-pronged “brain gain” strategy that seeks to utilize digital technology and increase the state’s budget for research and development (R&D) to expand the Philippines’ corps of scientists and engineers and entice them to stay and work […]

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PBA PARTY-LIST: GIVE ATHLETES ADMIN SUPPORT STAFF

The Puwersa ng Bayaning Atleta (PBA) Party-list said the issue over EJ Obiena’s supposed non-payment of his coach would not have happened in the first place if only the Philippine Athletics Track and Field Association (PATAFA) assigned a dedicated support team to help Obiena with financial, administrative, and logistical matters. “Having administrative staff support should […]