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Masinsing paglilinis sa Quezon City Jail ipinagutos

Ni Santiago Celario IPINAGUTOS ng pamunuan ng Bureau of Jail Management and Penology ang masinop na paglilinis ng Quezon City Jail upang hindi bahain ang loob ng detention facility dahil sa nagkalat na basura. Ang kautusan ay ipinalabas nitong Martes matapos mamatay ang isang detainee kamakailan dahil umano sa leptospirosis na kanyang nakuha matapos lumusong sa baha sa loob ng […]

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Rain or Shine, Shake Drill is a Go!

THE Metropolitan Manila Development Authority said the scheduled Metro Manila Shake Drill this week will push through, rain or shine. In a news conference Monday, MMDA General Manager Jose Arturo “Jojo” Garcia said the Shake Drill will happen this week amid the continued inclement weather brought by the monsoon rain enhanced by tropical depression “Henry.” “Rain or shine, the Shake […]

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PH BoC preparing to auction a multi-million peso passenger aircraft to recover unpaid obligations

By Benjie Lim Vergara BUREAU of Customs authorities on Monday finally seized a passenger aircraft which was grounded last year for non-payment of import duties and taxes at the time of importation. BoC Commissioner Isidro Lapeña said the previous importer of the aircraft, a British-made BAE 146-100 with registry number RP-C8538, failed to settle its tax obligations to the government […]

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Koreano arestado sa CIA dahil sa droga

Koreano arestado sa CIA dahil sa droga

Ni Santiago Celario INARESTO ng mga awtoridad ang isang Koreano matapos umano itong mahulihan ng bawal na gamot at illegal na revolver sa loob ng Clark International Airport nitong nagdaang Martes, ayon sa isang nahuling ulat ngayong Lunes. Kinilala ni Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) Director General Aaron N. Aquino ang dinakip bilang si Hoseop Yoon, 61 years old. Nakumpiska […]

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Dalawang pinaghihinalaang tulak todas sa isang buy-bust operation sa QC

Dalawang pinaghihinalaang tulak todas sa isang buy-bust operation sa QC

Ni Santiago Celario PATAY ang dalawang pinaghihinalaang tulak ng ilegal na droga matapos na makipagbarilan umano ang mga ito sa mga pulis nitong madaling araw ng Sabado sa Novaliches, Quezon City. Nakilala lamang ang mga napatay sa pamamagitan ng kanilang mga alyas na “Kosa”, mga 45 anyos; at Jun “Sputnik,” na tinatayang nasa 35-anyos. Ang mga suspek ay sinasabing residente […]

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PDEA sets sights on saving street children involved in drug use

THE Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) has set its sights on keeping children off the streets and away from the evil effects of drug use with the launching of Project: “Sagip Batang Solvent.” PDEA Director General Aaron Aquino said the program aims to rescue street children from the drug trade and drug abuse, with sniffers of solvent as primary targets. […]

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“COA report moot and academic,” PDEA

“COA report moot and academic,” PDEA

THE Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) said the Commission on Audit’s finding that the agency’s laboratory service lacks transparency, safety and security in handling seized drug evidence is “moot and academic.” PDEA Director General Aaron Aquino, reacting to Thursday’s news report on the COA’s finding concerning the agency’s alleged lack of transparency on the illegal drugs it confiscates and the […]

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Metro Manila ShakeDrill set for next week — MMDA

Metro Manila ShakeDrill set for next week — MMDA

THE Metropolitan Manila Development Authority on Friday asked the public to take next week’s ShakeDrill seriously as it urged them to take it as an opportunity to enhance their earthquake preparedness. “Preparations were well-coordinated during the three previous drills – there were actors, directors, scenarios. But this time, it would be different as no one can predict when earthquake can […]

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Suspek sa pagpatay sa mediaman na si Jun Briones arestado sa QC

Ni Santiago Celario ARESTADO ang pangunahing suspek sa pagpatay sa tabloid reporter at radio commentator si Joaquin “Jun” Briones matapos itong madakip ng pulisya kamakailan sa Quezon City. Ayon sa ulat ng mga awtoridad na pinalabas nitong Biyernes, kinilala ang suspek na si Antonio Del Rosario alias “Ronnie/Panoy.” Siya ay nahuli ng mga tauhan nang pinagsanib na puwersa ng Philippine […]

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CNMI to revive latte stone curving

By Lori Lyn Lirio THE Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands Indigenous Affairs Office is set on promoting and producing latte stone curving in a bid to revive this tradition in the islands. This was learned after the CNMI-IAO said they are now reaching out with carver instructors in Guam in an attempt to start a latte curving program in the […]

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Anim na hinihinalang kriminal nasakote ng QCPD

Ni Santiago Celario ARESTADO ang anim na hinihinalang miyembro nang isang sindikato ng mga holdaper at grupong basag-salamin sa isang operasyon na isinagawa ng Quezon City Police District sa Marikina City nitong nagdaan na Lunes na madaling araw. Ayon sa isang nahuling ulat, ang mga nadakip, na hindi muna pinangalanan dahil sa ginagawa pang mga follow-up operations, ay tinatayang nasa […]

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Disability sports fest postponed

Disability sports fest postponed

By Lori Lyn Lirio DUE to bad weather, the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands Disability Sports Festival, the first sports event in the islands intended for people with physical and mental disability, is postponed until further notice. The announcement was made by CNMI-Public School System Sports Director Nick Gross in an interview with the press. “Due to inclement weather and […]

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Environmentalists seek a ban on plastic drinking straws and coffee stirrers

AN ENVIRONMENT and public health watchdog threw its support behind the move of Senator Risa Hontiveros seeking the ban of plastic drinking straws and coffee stirrers. “We support Senate Bill 1866 as its enactment will help in eliminating unnecessary plastic products that only add to the garbage plaguing our communities and the world’s oceans,” said EcoWaste Coalition Zero Waste Campaigner […]

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Former PCA Administrator urges CIIF to operate a Quezon oil mill

By Rodolfo Andal LUCENA City –Philippine Coconut Authority former administrator Billy L. Andal urged the the Coconut Industry Investment Fund-Coco Oil Mills Group to take steps necessary in order to revive and put into productive operation one of it’s plant located in Mulanay town in the Bondoc Peninsula, Quezon province. Andal is referring to the Southern Luzon Coco Oil Mill […]

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4th Metro Manila Shake Drill Set in July — MMDA

THE Metropolitan Manila Development Authority said as a mind-setting exercise for the public to always be alert for “The Big One,” the exact date of the Metro Manila Shake Drill this month will not be announced. “No one can predict when an earthquake will happen. We must be prepared at all times so we want the shake drill announced unannounced,” […]

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NMI Museum soon to be more accessible

NMI Museum soon to be more accessible

By Lori Lyn Lirio IN A bid to make the Northern Mariana Islands Museum History of Culture more accessible to the public soon, a plan to put up an overpass that will connect the museum grounds to the nearby Sugar King Park is now “on the table.” Museum Executive Director Danny Aquino said Saipan Mayor David Apatang and his office […]

PDEA nanawagan sa mga barangay officials na patuloy na tumulong sa kampanya vs illegal na droga

PDEA nanawagan sa mga barangay officials na patuloy na tumulong sa kampanya vs illegal na droga

Ni Santiago Celario NANAWAGAN kamakailan si Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency Director General Aaron Aquino sa mga opisyal ng barangay na makipagtulungan sa ahensya sa ginagawa nitong pagsugpo sa bawal na gamot sa bansa. Ginawa ni Aquino ang manawagan matapos mapansin na may mga pagkakataon na hindi nakikipagtulungan ang mga opisyal ng barangay sa PDEA at Philippine National Police sa mga […]

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Metropolitan Manila Development Authority Traffic Advisory 071118

Metropolitan Manila Development Authority Traffic Advisory 071118

Traffic rerouting set for INC event Several roads in Manila City will be closed to vehicular traffic for the launching of Worldwide Aid to Fight Poverty organized by the Iglesia ni Cristo (INC) on July 14 and 15. Starting at 6 pm on July 14, the stretch of Katigbak Drive, South Drive and Independence Road will be off-limits to passing […]

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NCRPO hotlines puwede nang pagsumbungan ng publiko

Ni Santiago Celario INILUNSAD kamakailan ng Philippine National Police-National Capital Region Police Office ang kanilang dalawang “Hotlines” para matawaga’t mapagsumbungan ng publiko tungkol sa mga abusadong pulis, mga loko, pusher at iba pang uri ng mga kriminal sa kanilang mga lugar. Ayon kay NCRPO Director Chief Supt. Guillermo Lorenzo Eleazar, ang naturang Hotline ay maaaring tawagan o padalhan ng text […]

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Violators of QC Anti-junk Food and Sugary Drinks Ordinance of 2017 fined.

Violators of QC Anti-junk Food and Sugary Drinks Ordinance of 2017 fined.

THE Quezon City Health Department recently conducted a surprise inspection in selected school canteens to check their compliance with City Ordinance 2579 or the QC Anti-junk Food and Sugary Drinks Ordinance of 2017. Food categorized as junk foods and sugary drinks were found still being sold at Pasong Tamo Elementary School and Lagro High School. The school canteens were also […]

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CNMI-PSS met with industry partners and educational institutions to prepare student’s career pathways.

By Lori Lyn Lirio IN A bid to expand the student’s career pathways, the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands Public School System recently held a career technical conference which brought together stakeholders and educational institutions. The participants, who attended the conference at Taga Hall in World Resort, include those in the arts and communication business, healthcare services, educational institutions, government […]

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(From left to right) Belly dancer Diane Caneda, Japan-based singer/songwriter Emma Cordero, comedian Mary Ann Muah and one of the show’s organizers Rose Sarreal thank the audience at the end of the show. Photo by Teodoro Yap

“Boom jazz tic” concert delivers the bang!

By Abner Galino A HASTILY organized concert dubbed “Boom Jazz Tic,” which was primarily meant to raise fund for the Filipino Cultural Center (FCC) and to provide a venue for a visiting Japan-based Filipina artist, led to an entertaining “birit” showdown between the three principal performers. “It kind of turned into something like a contest on who could belt out […]

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QC gov’t to provide livelihood training for displaced Payatas landfill workers

THE Quezon City Council has directed the Quezon City Small Business Development and Promotion Office through a resolution to conduct livelihood and skills training, business and entrepreneurial seminars and workshops, including financial aid worth PhP5,000 per family, to displaced Payatas Sanitary Landfill workers. City Resolution 7448-2018 aims to promote self-reliance to indigent families and start-ups for small-scale entrepreneurs affected by […]

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More art program for CNMI residents coming soon

By Lori Lyn Lirio THE National Endowment for Arts has reinstated the Commonwealth Council for Arts and Culture’s eligibility to apply for state partnership for grants after. Department of Community and Cultural Affairs Secretary Robert Hunter said the NEA informed them that the Arts Council is now eligible to apply after the federal grantor reviewed and accepted the end- of-year […]

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President Duterte wants improved transport facilities in Eastern Visayas

By Rodolfo Andal MAASIN City, Leyte — President Rodrigo Duterte last week expressed hope that the local executives of Eastern Visayas will work with him in uplifting the lives of the local folks. Moreover, Duterte, while attending the 58th founding anniversary of Southern Leyte last week, expressed trust that local officials will be unwavering in their desire to make the […]

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