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    Hello dear readers, Time flies so fast when life is so busy.  24 hours in a day is not enough for most people with all the things that they have to deal with in a day.  But we should never forget that we should get at least 8 hours of sleep at night in order to [...]

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Appeals Court sustains installation of GPS by buses

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The Court of Appeals (CA) has affirmed its decision that allowed the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) to compel all public utility buses in the country to install Global Positioning System (GPS) to enhance service and road safety.
In a resolution written by Associate Justice Rafael Antonio Santos, the CA denied the motion for [...]


History corrected: Church venue of 1st Independence Day Party

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ANGELES CITY — For the first time since 1898, the Holy Rosary Church here has been included in Independence Day celebrations on June 12.
The National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) had installed markers stipulating that this old Augustinian church was where the first anniversary of the 1898 declaration of Philippine independence from Spain [...]


National Youth Commission triples consultancy fees, foreign travel expenses under Aiza Seguerra

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The Commission on Audit (COA) reported that the National Youth Commission (NYC) jacked up its consultancy fees and travel expenses in 2017 under the management of former Chair Aiza Seguerra.
In its 2017 audit report, COA reported that NYC’s consultation fees jumped 306 percent to P3.55 million last year from only P874,000 in 2016.
COA questioned 70 [...]


Palace: Kuwait to release 3 PHL diplomats in 2-3 days

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Three Philippine embassy personnel charged for the controversial rescue of distressed Filipino migrant workers would be released by authorities in Kuwait in the next two to three days, Malacañang said Thursday.
The development came after representatives from Philippine and Kuwaiti governments held a meeting on Wednesday where the latter also agreed to release the four Filipino [...]


Cayetano slams Robredo for remarks on Kuwait row: There should be no ‘double standard’

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines) — Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano slammed Vice President Leni Robredo’s remark on the diplomatic row between the Philippines and Kuwait, challenging her for saying the government violated Kuwait’s sovereignty by staging unauthorized rescue missions.
“When foreigners rally here, they violate our sovereignty. Why are they allowed to do so? But when [...]


Labor chief warns Boracay employers: Do not terminate employees

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Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello has warned establishments in Boracay against terminating their employees during the six-month closure of the resort island starting April 26.
In an advisory on Monday, Bello said the “temporary suspension of business operations should not and must not result in the termination or separation of any employee.”
While saying the closure of Boracay [...]


Teachers to Pacquiao: Don’t look at us if Pinoys lack patriotism

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If a student turns out to be a less patriotic member of society, who do you hold responsible for it?
Don’t look at the teacher, says a group of mentors.
Rather than blame the country’s educational system for the supposed lack of patriotism among Filipinos, the Teachers’ Dignity Coalition (TDC) is asking government officials to examine themselves [...]


Big Boost for Tourism

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Tourism is one sector that is getting much-needed attention lately from the government and the private sector. This is a good thing for what has been regarded as low-hanging fruit insofar as expanding the economy and generating jobs are concerned.
Tourists spent about $6 billion while in the Philippines in 2016. That might sound huge, but [...]


Air Force sends 1st Filipina pilot for training in the U.S.

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2nd Lieutenant Catherine Mae Emeterio Gonzales, one of the Philippine Military Academy’s top 10 graduates in 2017, has been inspired by the air force’s victory during the 2013 Zamboanga siege.
BAGUIO CITY, Philippines – 2nd Lieutenant Catherine Mae Emeterio Gonzales, who was among the Top 10 graduates of the Philippine Military Academy in 2017, is the [...]


Shell gives light and hope to indigent families

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100 families from Norzagaray, Bulacan receive solar-powered lights from Shell and Liter of Light
MANILA, Philippines – Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corporation (PSPC) has teamed up with Liter of Light to deliver solar-powered house lights to indigent communities in Norzagaray, Bulacan.
The effort benefitted about 100 families residing within the Angat Dam as they received solar-powered lights made [...]


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