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MPT SOUTH, PAWS TEAM UP TO RESCUE STRAY ANIMALS

Metro Pacific Tollways South (MPT South), a subsidiary of Metro Pacific Tollways Corporation (MPTC), the toll road development arm of Metro Pacific Investment Corporation (MPIC), signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Philippine Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) to address cases of stray animals wandering the busy roads of the Manila-Cavite Toll Expressway (CAVITEX), CAVITEX C5 Link, and the […]

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RESCUE OF CEBU IP KIDS NEEDS FULL PROBE – SY EGCO

The National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC) urged the House of Representatives to call for a joint and full-blown investigation into the rescue of indigenous peoples (IP) children in Cebu in order to introduce measures that will strengthen laws on the protection of their rights and welfare. NTF-ELCAC spokesperson Undersecretary Joel […]

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Politics

DEFINE COVID-RESPONSE POLICIES FOR LGUs – GORDON

Senator Dick Gordon is calling for defined policies for local government units in responding to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Gordon made the call after the Philippine Red Cross, where he is chairman and CEO, rescued a nurse with COVID-19 who was evicted from her boarding house and was later seen roaming the streets of […]

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DENR RESCUES BARN OWL IN LA UNION – CIMATU

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), through its Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO) in La Union, has successfully released back into the wild a juvenile barn owl (Tyto alba), a day after it was spotted by a farmer in Bauang town. The young owl was discovered by Gil Elopre in his […]

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DOT ASSISTS OVER 35,000 TOURISTS DURING COVID-19 CRISIS – ROMULO-PUYAT

The Department of Tourism (DOT) commits to sustain the Filipino brand of hospitality and service to stranded tourists amid the community quarantine brought about by the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. This, after stranded foreign tourists and their respective embassies commended the DOT for the assistance it had provided during the COVID-19 pandemic. “We welcome […]

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REPORT ILLEGAL WILDLIFE TRADE – CIMATU

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) is urging the public to keep reporting suspicious activity after a tip led authorities to rescue various exotic animals worth P300,000 and arrest three suspected wildlife traders in Oriental Mindoro recently. A total of 56 heads of wildlife species—including the endangered green iguana and red-footed tortoise—were rescued […]

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Politics

OFW MASSEURS FROM KUWAIT GET JUSTICE – GO

Stressing his commitment to safeguarding migrant workers from human trafficking, Senator Bong Go met with overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) from Kuwait who were victimized by a Filipino illegal recruiter and told them that their case has been served justice. In 2018, Filipino masseurs in Kuwait were rescued after reaching out to radio host Raffy Tulfo […]

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IMPOSE STIFFER PENALTIES FOR NOT RESCUING DISTRESSED PERSONS AT SEA – TOLENTINO

A bill seeking to impose stiff penalties for those who will refuse or fail to help persons in distress at sea has been filed at the Senate. Senator Francis Tolentino said he filed Senate Bill No. 209, otherwise known as the Good Samaritan At Sea Law, with the aim of implementing international laws concerning safety […]

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GOV’T EXTENDS ASSISTANCE TO RESCUED FISHERMEN – NOGRALES

Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles stressed that government is exerting efforts to obtain justice for the 22-man crew of F/B Gem-Vir I, the fishing boat that sank following an encounter with a private Chinese vessel in the West Philippine Sea, and that several government agencies would be reaching out to extend assistance to the Filipino fishermen. […]