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QC joins Global Handwashing Day

QC joins Global Handwashing Day

THE Quezon City Health Department has conducted drills to teach more children the importance of proper hand-washing. Grades five and six pupils as well as their teachers participated in the drills at Lagro Elementary School last Tuesday. “Taunang ginagawa ito para ipaalam sa mga kabataan at mga magulang ang kahalagahan ng hand-washing upang maiwasan ang mga sakit, impeksyon at magkaroon […]

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CONGRATULATIONS to Team Philippines and Filipino Athletes!

CONGRATULATIONS to Team Philippines and Filipino Athletes!

By Daniella Flanagan ASIAN PARA GAMES 2018 After the tough battle of the Asian Para Games 2018, they are finally home. They were greeted and applauded by the Filipino people as they arrive at the airport. Congratulations Team Philippines Paragames athletes for the gift of 10 GOLD | 8 SILVER | 11 BRONZE. You made us proud to be FILIPINO! […]

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Sandy Close (at the rostrum) of the Ethnic Media Services poses a question to Los Angeles County Department of Public Works officials composed of (from left to right) Kerjon Lee, Edel Vizcarra, Jolene Guerrero and Eric Batman during a press conference at the Oxford Basin in Marina Del Rey last week. Photo by Abner Galino

LA: Gearing for the storms and looking for money

By Abner Galino LONG ago, engineers design cities to make storm water go away as quickly as possible. Today, with the upsurge in urban dwellers and with the day-to-day weather conditions growing increasingly erratic and extreme, such designs no longer work for cities and its dwellers. The Los Angeles County Department of Public Works (LADPW) has since rolled out a […]

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Orbos to Seek Congressional Post for Pangasinan 1st District

DEPARTMENT of Transportation Undersecretary for Road Transport and Infrastructure Thomas “Tim” Orbos has filed before the Commission on Elections his Certificate of Candidacy as representative of 1st district of Pangasinan province. A native of Pangasinan, Orbos said he intends to give Pangasinenses the “Orbos-style” public service where people are priority. “There is a moral decay and so many missed opportunities […]

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Customs seizes juvenile snakes

By Benjamin Lim Vergara THE Bureau of Customs at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport on Wednesday confiscated 12 juvenile pythons at the Central Mail Exchange Center in Pasay City. Port of NAIA Collector Carmelita Talusan said the exotic snakes were concealed inside a package and “were misdeclared as Taro chips from Indonesia.” Market price of these newly-hatched snakes ranges from […]

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Bukluran ng Manggagawang Pilipino President Leody de Guzman in one of the many rallies where he spoke. Image © https://www.rappler.com

“Scammer” politicians are the true nuisance candidates

THE progressive Partido ng Lakas ng Masa on Wednesday reminded Senator Sherwin Gatchalian that the real “nuisance candidates” are the “scammer” politicians who are running for an elective post in this coming elections. The PLM issued the statement in reaction to a bill recently filed by Senator Win Gatchalian seeking to penalize “nuisance candidates.” Partido Lakas ng Masa (PLM) spokesperson […]

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The IMF and the World Bank’s continuing roles in deepening inequality

The IMF and the World Bank’s continuing roles in deepening inequality

HERALDED by International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde as today’s global driver of growth, the Asian region exhibits one of the highest and fastest growing rates of income inequality globally. About four-fifths of the region’s population experience this widening of inequality, including the Indonesian people where it has reached unprecedented levels, by the World Bank’s (WB) own account. From […]

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MMDA Gears Up for “Oplan Undas 2018”

THE Metropolitan Manila Development Authority has started its preparations to ensure an orderly observance of this year’s All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day. This early, members of Task Force Special Operations are now clearing roads leading to cemeteries of obstructions while Metro Parkway Clearing Group personnel are sprucing up the vicinity of major cemeteries within Metro Manila. “We leave […]

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QC to host this year’s Philippine Smart City Summit

QUEZON City will be hosting the 2018 Philippine Smart City Summit this month at the ABS-CBN Vertis Tent in Vertis-North in North Avenue. Mayor Herbert Bautista together with officials of the World Smart City Organization will hold a press briefing at 10 a.m. on Wednesday at the summit venue to discuss the aims and expected outcome of the Smart Cities […]

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DoTr Undersecretary and I-ACT head Tim Orbos. Image © philstar.com

Orbos Urges LGUs to Clear Roads, Sidewalks along Cemeteries for Undas 2018

INTER-Agency Council for Traffic Chairman Thomas “Tim” Orbos called on all traffic divisions of Local Government Units nationwide to prepare a more efficient traffic management system that will address parking issues and the free flow of traffic during the Undas long weekend. “Kailangan tayo sa gobyerno ay gumawa ng paraan upang maibsan ang mabigat na daloy ng trapiko. Taun-taon na […]

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Secret Service Says Foiled An Assassination Attempt Against Trump in Philippines

Secret Service Says Foiled An Assassination Attempt Against Trump in Philippines

By Sputnik News THE president’s bodyguards determined that there was a credible assassination attempt during US President Donald Trump’s 2017 visit to the Philippines, according to a National Geographic documentary. The US Secret Service, an agency tasked with the personal security of a US president, foiled an assassination attempt on Trump, during his 2017 visit to Manila, Philippines, for an ASEAN summit. The revelation comes from a […]

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Martyr of San Salvador Oscar Romero, Pope Paul VI Elevated To Sainthood

Archbishop Oscar Romero Oscar Romero, the murdered archbishop of San Salvador who spoke up for the poor and oppressed, and Pope Paul VI, the former pontiff who declared birth control “intrinsically wrong,” were declared saints on Sunday morning in a ceremony at St. Peter’s Square in the Vatican. The ceremony featured seven new saints all told, including, as the Vatican put […]

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Altintuning pangkalikasan mahigpit na ipatutupad sa Boracay – DENR

Ni Santiago Celario MAHIGPIT na ipatutupad ang mga alituntuning pangkalikasan sa isla ng Boracay upang matiyak na mapoprotektahan ito sa inaasahang pagdagsa ng mga turista kaugnay sa “dry run opening” ng pamosong tourist spot ngayong Lunes. Ayon kay Environment Secretary Roy A. Cimatu, na siyang pinuno ng Boracay Inter-Agency Task Force (BIATF), sa loob nang 11-araw na dry run ay […]

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Over 60 government agencies, non-government organizations and private companies participated in the PSS job fair.  Photo by Lori Lyn Lirio

Over 60 students participate in the CNMI-PSS job fair

By Lori Lyn Lirio OVER 30 government agencies, private companies and more than 60 students participated in the job fair facilitated by the Public School System’s Cooperative Education program early last month in Saipan World Resort. According to Brandon S. Nicholas, PSS Cooperative Education Program coordinator, the participating students came from three different high schools, including Marianas High School, Kagman […]

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Metropolitan Manila Development Authority Traffic Advisory 101218

Metropolitan Manila Development Authority Traffic Advisory 101218

Sevilla Bridge closed Saturday night until Sunday morning SEVILLA Bridge in Mandaluyong City will be closed to vehicular traffic from 11 pm of Saturday, October 13, up to 6 am the following day to give way to barges for the Skyway Stage 3 construction project. Steel girders which temporarily connect Mandaluyong City and Manila City will be lifted one by […]

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BOC turns over used clothing to DSWD, seized drugs as well as live snake

By Benjamin Lim Vergara THE Bureau of Customs-Ninoy Aquino International Airport on Thursday has turned over about 120 boxes of abandoned clothes and pillows, bedding and blankets to the Department of Social Welfare and Development for use of Typhoon Ompong victims. BOC Commissioner Isidro Lapeña said the items and personal effects came from delayed luggage of passengers, who arrived earlier […]

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PDEA Director General Aaron Aquino

Be ready to defend yourself

PHILIPPINE Drug Enforcement Agency Director General Aaron Aquino directed all agency employees to take necessary proactive measures against threats and violence. Aquino issued the directive shortly after the five PDEA agents were slain in an ambush in Barangay Malna, Kapai, Lanao del Sur last October 5. The agents were on their way to Marawi City after conducting an anti-drug symposium […]

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Quezon City introduces Queen of QC 2018 candidates

Quezon City introduces Queen of QC 2018 candidates

THE Quezon City Government on Tuesday introduced to the press the candidates for the 2018 Queen of Quezon City pageant. The candidates – Erwina Tirambulo, Redj Daria Espinosa, Ehm-jay Buena Tuazon, Terresa Caranzo, Samantha Garcia, Louise Manalo, Avah Torres Pineda, Angel Artita, Shine Rodriguez, Jhade Ellorin Soberano, Naomi Fontanos, Denine Palacio, Keith Legara, Casey Banes Paculan, Scarlet Alcaraz, Yanyan Idalia, […]

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Another breakthrough for MIAA

Another breakthrough for MIAA

By Benjamin Lim Vergara THE Manila International airport Authority which runs the Ninoy Aquino International Airport. The country’s premier airport, has another breakthrough by earning an ISO certification under ISO 2001:2015 standards. The certificate was awarded by the International Standards Certification (ISC) Global, MIAA’s current certifying body. ISC-Global is one of the pillars in developing ISO standards and among the […]

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2 magnanakaw “utas” sa engkuwentro sa QC

2 magnanakaw “utas” sa engkuwentro sa QC

By Santiago Celario NAPATAY ng mga awtoridad nitong Martes ng umaga ang dalawang pinaghihinalaang magnanakaw sa Quezon City matapos umanong makipagbarilan ang mga ito sa kanila. Inilarawan ang mga napatay ng hepe ng Quezon City Police District (QCPD) Police na si Chief Superintendent Joselito T Esquivel Jr. sa pagsasabing ang isa sa mga ito ay nakasuot ng itim na t-shirt […]

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Orbos to Terminal Operators: Stop Tolerating Colorum Vehicles

THE Inter-agency Council for Traffic has appealed for the nth time to terminal owners and operators to stop allowing colorum vehicles in their facilities as the government is now getting stiffer on its policies against vehicles without valid franchise. Task Force Kamao, the inter-agency task force focusing on colorum vehicles on a nationwide scale, intensifies its crackdown on those vehicles […]

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Bullied Office for Transport Security screener will not file raps vs Party-list Rep. Aniceto Bertiz, fears for his life

Benjamin Lim Vergara OUT of fear for his life, the bullied screening officer of the Office for Transportation Security screening officer will no pursue his complaints against Party-list Representative Aniceto Bertiz 3rd before the Pasay City Prosecutors Office. This even after the video footage of the incident shows that there is a strong chance that Congressman Bertiz could be prosecuted […]

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Partido Federal ng Pilipinas kinilala nang COMELEC

Partido Federal ng Pilipinas kinilala nang COMELEC

Ni Santiago Celario ISANG nang ganap na partido politikal ang Partido Federal ng Pilipinas matapos itong bigyan ng akreditasyon o pagkilala ng Commission on Elections kamakailan. Matapos kilalanin ng COMELEC, nagpahayag ang pamunuan ng PFP sa isang pulong balitaan nitong Lunes na may halos 100 silang kandidato na tatakbo sa kongreso at pagka-gobernador. Ang PFP ay kinabibilangan ng iba’t ibang […]

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The Filipinos placed second as the Russians overwhelmed them in all aspects of the three-league urban setting military obstacle races at Russia’s 155th Marine Brigade facility outside the city. Photo by Jaime Laude

Philippines, Russian marines conduct joint exercises

By Philippine Star / Jaime Laude VLADIVOSTOK – The Philippine Marine contingent that used to train with their US counterparts squared off for the first time with Russian troops in joint exercises held inside the sprawling Marine training base here yesterday. The Filipinos placed second as the Russians overwhelmed them in all aspects of the three-league urban setting military obstacle […]

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Manila Strongman Duterte Makes Unannounced Medical Trip to Hong Kong

By Sputnik News PHILIPPINE President Rodrigo Duterte made an unannounced visit to Hong Kong on Friday, one day after hinting to military generals that he may have health issues following an endoscopy that revealed a growth in his digestive tract. According to the South China Morning Post (SCMP), a senior Hong Kong government source confirmed that the 73-year-old arrived in Hong Kong […]

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