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MMDA HAULS 47 TRUCKLOADS OF GARBAGE FROM ‘TRASLACION’ – PIALAGO

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has collected around 47 truckloads of garbage left by devotees during the “Traslacion” of the Black Nazarene, an agency official said. “Forty-seven truckloads of garbage hauled during the ‘Traslacion’ of the Black Nazarene equivalent to 564 cubic meters or 160 tons,” MMDA spokesperson Celine Pialago said. The MMDA deployed […]

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MANILA BAY CLEAN UP CAMPAIGN TO BE TIGHTENED – DENR

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) will tighten its campaign to clean up Manila Bay. Aside from assuring the agency’s action against solid waste pollution in Manila Bay, DENR Secretary Roy Cimatu will be inspecting sewage outfalls and pipes that lead to the bay. The inspection aims to help DENR and other authorities […]

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DUTERTE ADMIN TO ENSURE PROPER IMPLEMENTATION OF HIV-AIDS LAW — NOGRALES

“The Administration’s commitment to the Philippine HIV and AIDS Policy Act will go beyond the passage and signing of the law, as the concerned government agencies will be properly mobilized so that the measure’s objectives are achieved.” This was the assurance given by Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles on Monday after the Palace announced last week […]

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NEA ISSUES IRR OF ELECTRIC COOPERATIVES EMERGENCY AND RESILIENCY FUND ACT – MASONGSONG

State-run National Electrification Administration (NEA) has issued the implementing rules and regulations (IRR) of Republic Act No. 11039, also known as the “Electric Cooperatives Emergency and Resiliency Fund (ECERF) Act.” The 15-page IRR was approved and signed by NEA Administrator Edgardo Masongsong on December 14, 2018. It has already been registered with the Office of […]

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MMDA SLAPS FINE ON MRT-7 CONTRACTOR FOR CAUSING QC TRAFFIC – GARCIA

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has imposed a P25,000 fine against a contractor in the Metro Rail Transit Line-7 (MRT-7) project for causing a traffic gridlock along the Elliptical Road and North Avenue in Quezon City. The MMDA issued a notice of violation to EEI Corp. for failing to inform the agency that two […]

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FIRST EVER MONOLITH RICE DOME IN CAGAYAN TO OPEN SOON – EDILLO

The Department of Agriculture (DA) Region 2 (Cagayan Valley) is set to activate this year the P10 million first-ever monolithic dome erected at the DA-Southern Cagayan Research Center in Minanga Norte, Iguig, Cagayan that would serve as a warehouse for agricultural products, such as farm seeds and other inputs. DA Regional Executive Director Narciso Edillo […]

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MMDA IMPOSES HIGHER FINES FOR ILLEGAL PARKING – GARCIA

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) apprehended more than 50 illegally parked vehicles in operations that also saw erring vehicle owners and drivers forking out higher fines for illegal parking. According to the MMDA, a total of 57 illegally parked vehicles were apprehended along FB Harrison, Taft Avenue, Buendia, Quirino Highway, Paranaque, Roxas Boulevard to […]

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STOP RELEASING BALLOONS DURING FUNERALS – DENR EXEC

A top official of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) 4A (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal Quezon) has appealed to local government units (LGUs) and the public to refrain from releasing balloons during occasions such as funerals. “Sa rehiyon ng Calabarzon, nais naming hikayatin ang mga pamahalaang lokal na ituring na littering ang pagpapakawala […]

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MMDA ALL SET FOR BLACK NAZARENE PROCESSION – LIM

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) is all set to provide traffic and emergency assistance during the annual procession or Traslacion of the image of the Black Nazarene on January 9 which is expected to draw millions of devotees. MMDA Chairman Danny Lim said 350 agency personnel will be deployed at the traditional “Pahalik” or […]

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DA’S QUARANTINE GROUP AT NAIA SACKED – PIÑOL

Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol relieved the whole quarantine group of the Department of Agriculture at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) for failure to implement measures to block the entry of pork products coming from countries affected by the African Swine Fever or ASF. “I will issue the order even as I am here in […]