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PHIVOLCS lowers Taal Volcano threat to Alert Level 2

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The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) lowered the threat of Taal Volcano to Alert Level 2 (decreased unrest), three weeks after it was put under Alert Level 3 (decreased tendency towards hazardous eruption) on Jan. 26...

DOT says it is still safe to hold festivals

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The Department of Tourism (DOT) said it remains safe to hold festivals and public gatherings in the country, despite the threat of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat made the remarks after the Departme...

Davao bettor wins P36-million lotto jackpot

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A bettor from Davao del Norte won the P36-million jackpot prize on Thursday night's draw of the Lotto 6/42. In a statement, Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) General Manager Royina Marzan-Garma said the lucky bettor gue...

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House panel passes bill promoting contractual public employees

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The House Committee on Civil Service and Professional Regulation has endorsed for plenary deliberation a bill that seeks to provide civil service eligibility and permanent appointment to contractual, job order, and casual government employees. In a statement on Thursday, Iligan City Rep. Frede...

Cayetano wants to tackle ABS-CBN franchise in August

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House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano on Thursday said the House hearing on ABS-CBN's franchise renewal could be held a week after President Rodrigo Duterte delivers his State of the Nation Address (SONA) in July. In an interview, Cayetano said the franchise hearing may be scheduled either in ...

BIR’s e-payment channels raise P1.2 billion

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Tax payments collected by the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) through electronic channels reached P1.2 billion in 2019, up by 92 percent from the previous year’s P626.35 million. “The number of electronic tax payments last year reached 446,753 transactions, up by 60 percent from t...

SSS names new members of the Social Security Commission

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State-run pension fund Social Security System (SSS) welcomes the appointment of (Ret.) Judge Manuel L. Argel, Jr. and Bai Norhata Macatbar-Alonto as the newest members of the Social Security Commission (SSC), the highest policy-making body of the Social Security System. Argel took his Oath of Offic...

Foreign visitors increase 15% to 8.26 million

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International visitor arrivals in the Philippines climbed 15.24 percent in 2019 to hit an all-time high of 8.26 million from 7.16 million arrivals in 2018, data from the Department of Tourism show. The DOT said all months, except January, registered double-digit growth rates, with August posting th...

Supreme Court to decide on ABS-CBN's existence

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The Supreme Court will have the final say on the corporate existence of ABS-CBN Broadcasting Corp. Solicitor General Jose Calida filed before the Supreme Court (SC) a quo warranto petition seeking the forfeiture of the legislative franchises of ABS-CBN Corp. and its subsidiary, ABS-CBN Convergence ...

PAL, Cebu Pacific cancel Taiwan flights 

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Philippine Airlines (PAL), Cebu Pacific (CEB), and AirAsia Philippines suspended their flights to and from Taiwan, until further notice, amid the expanded travel ban imposed by the Philippine government to stop the spread of novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV). On Feb. 2, the Philippine government announ...

PCSO cancels 'Peryahan Games' 

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The Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) said it suspended the Peryahan Games effective February 6, 2020. “This is to inform the public that effective February 6, 2020, the operation of Peryahan Games is suspended until further instruction from the Office of the President,” said...

ABS-CBN asked to comment on cancellation of franchise

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The Supreme Court (SC) asked ABS-CBN Corp. to comment on the quo warranto suit filed by Solicitor General Jose Calida seeking to cancel the firm's franchise. "Acting on the quo warranto petition filed by Solicitor General Calida on behalf of the Republic against respondents ABS CBN Corp. a...

Duty Free offers 10% discount to OFWs

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Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) and balikbayans are entitled to a 10-percent discount on all regular priced items when they shop at Duty Free Philippines Fiestamall on February 1 until March 14, 2020, Duty Free Philippines Corporation (DFPC) Chief Operating Officer (COO) Vicente Pelagio A. Angala a...