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    Hello dear readers, We’re now in the month of September and the leaves are starting to fall. There are still some days full of sunshine so we can still enjoy those days. Almost all of the community events are now over and the students are back to school. Parents are now busier that [...]

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DOTr, LTFRB launch modern buses in metro

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The Department of Transportation (DOTr) and the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) yesterday launched brand new modern public utility buses that will soon be deployed in Metro Manila in line with the government’s continuous public utility vehicle (PUV) modernization program.
DOTr Assistant Secretary for Road Transport Mark De Leon and LTFRB Chairman Atty. Martin [...]


Duterte to resolve issues of undocumented Pinoys in Jordan

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AMMAN, Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan — President Rodrigo Duterte promised to resolve the issue of undocumented Filipinos as soon as possible and will send Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano to discuss the issue with the Jordanian government.
In a speech before around 2,000 members of the Filipino community in Amman, Duterte said the Philippine government [...]


Duterte signs National ID System Act

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 6) — President Rodrigo Duterte signed into law on Monday an act creating a national identification system in the country.
The Philippine Identification System (PhilSys) Act of 2018, authored by Senator Panfilo Lacson, aims to create a single official identification card for all citizens that integrates and interconnects various government-issued IDs.
In [...]


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 [...]


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