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GATCHALIAN: RAISE AGE OF SEXUAL CONSENT

As the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic threatens to force millions of girls into child marriages, Senator Win Gatchalian reiterated the urgency of raising the age of sexual consent as one of the measures to combat this form of gender-based violence and human rights violation. A child marriage is a marriage of a boy or a […]

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GRANT ANGELO KOUAME FILIPINO CITIZENSHIP – ANGARA

Senator Sonny Angara has endorsed the proposed entry of Angelo Kouame to Gilas Pilipinas with the filing of a bill calling to grant Philippine citizenship to the Ivory Coast standout. Angara, who is chairman of the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP), filed Senate Bill 1892 as part of the country’s ongoing efforts to build up […]

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PLUG LEAK IN TECHNICAL RICE SMUGGLING – PANGILINAN

Aside from causing a severe drop in local palay prices, the government’s inability to monitor the quality of imported rice also cost an estimated billion pesos in uncollected tariff and therefore lost revenue, Senator Kiko Pangilinan said. “Aabot sa bilyong piso ang nawawala sa gobyerno dahil hindi nito alam ang classification ng mga pumapasok na […]

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DTI REIMPOSES PLYWOOD CERTIFICATION – LOPEZ

Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Secretary Ramon Lopez reported that DTI shall reimpose the mandatory certification of locally manufactured or imported plywood. This is to assure customers that all plywood products would go through rigorous quality checking.  “Unfair competition from imported substandard plywood threatens not only public safety but also the local manufacturing industry, […]

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DPWH PAVES ROAD TO QUIRINO ‘LAKAB’ CAVE – VILLAR

The Asaklat “Lakab” Cave will soon be recognized as one of the many hidden tourism treasures of Quirino Province once the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) completes paving the road going to the site located in the municipality of Nagtipunan. “Nagtipunan is truly bestowed with vast natural resources, hence, one of the DOT-DPWH […]

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CONSUME MORE POULTRY INSTEAD OF PORK – DAR

The Department of Agriculture (DA) has started an investigation on a possible deliberate effort by traders to withhold the release of pork products in the market, thereby causing high prices. Based on data, there is a significant inventory of both locally-slaughtered and imported pork in cold storage facilities accredited by the Department of Agriculture’s National […]

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CAMIGUIN HAS VIRUS RESPONSE PLAYBOOK – ROMUALDO

Camiguin province has launched its own “pandemic response playbook” as it is poised to gradually reopen its tourism industry amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. As one of the provinces with the least number of COVID-19 cases, Camiguin has been preparing for the reopening of its tourist destinations once the national government decides to allow […]

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NEA: 15 PROVINCES HAVE NO POWER DUE TO ‘QUINTA’

Several provinces covered by at least 23 electric cooperatives (ECs) have experienced power service interruptions due to the effects of Typhoon “Quinta,” the National Electrification Administration (NEA) said. This was based on the reports received by the NEA Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Department (DRRMD) as of 3:00 p.m. Monday, October 26, from the electric […]

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WHAT WERE THE 35 MOST DIFFICULT PROVINCES TO PENETRATE FOR PARTY-LIST GROUPS IN 2019?

In an election where 40% of incumbent party-list groups lost in their reelection bid, anybody and everybody would wonder why, and how.This article will not attempt to answer why 17 out of the 46 incumbent party-list groups lost in their reelection bid in the 2019 midterm elections. It will, however, emphasize how difficult it was, […]

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HOW DID 75% OF PARTY-LIST GROUPS WIN IN 2019?

In an election where 40% of incumbent party-list groups lost in their reelection bid, anybody and everybody would wonder why, and how. This article will not attempt to answer why 17 out of the 46 incumbent party-list groups lost in their reelection bid in the 2019 midterm elections. It will, however, make a pitch on […]