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LTO official in Visayas told to ‘shape up’ 

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Malacañang Palace asked a Land Transportation Office (LTO) official in the Visayas to “shape up” amid corruption allegations hurled against him. In a virtual presser from Cagayan de Oro, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque remin...

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Tobacco harm reduction advocates call for science-based regulations

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Tobacco harm reduction (THR) advocates participating in the 2020 Global Tobacco & Nicotine Forum (GTNF) called on governments and regulators to come up with science-based, innovation-driven regulations to help reduce tobacco-related sickness and ...

House speakership on the line

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Deputy Speaker Luis Raymund Villafuerte asked members of the House of Representatives to pass the proposed P4.506-trillion budget for 2021 amid the brewing speakership dispute over the infrastructure funds allocated for legislative districts. Villaf...

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Valenzuela to train 150 tricycle drivers

chrome_reader_modeSeptember 26, 2020 loyalty account_circleJames Lopes

Valenzuela City signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) with the Food Panda Philippines Inc. to provide 150 tricycle drivers with new livelihood opportunities in the food delivery service, according to a report by Philippine News Agency. Under the agreement, the two parties agreed to provide ad...

Taguig's Covid-19 response hailed as victory 

chrome_reader_modeSeptember 26, 2020 loyalty account_circleJake Cruz

National Policy against Covid-19 Chief Implementer Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr. lauded Taguig City for its victorious efforts in responding to the health crisis, according to a report by Philippine News Agency. Galvez, also Presidential Peace Adviser, said good leadership is vital in implementing p...

Muntinlupa grants zero-interest loan to MSMEs

chrome_reader_modeSeptember 25, 2020 loyalty account_circleGab dela Cruz

In a bid to assist local businesses and revive the stalled local economy brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, the local government of Muntinlupa City has provided zero-interest loan to MSMEs and micro-entrepreneurs dubbed as “Muntipreneurs.” The City Government of Muntinlupa has assi...

Año lauds Taguig's Covid-19 response 

chrome_reader_modeSeptember 25, 2020 loyalty account_circleMarc Lacson

Interior Secretary Eduardo Año on Friday expressed hope that Taguig City's pro-active and aggressive response to the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) would be replicated by other local government units, according to a report by Philippine News Agency. “Itong ginawa ni Mayor Lino...

Sta. Ana Hospital records highest recovery rate 

chrome_reader_modeSeptember 25, 2020 loyalty account_circleNoah James

Sta. Ana Hospital in Manila recorded its highest recovery rate for coronavirus disease (Covid-19) in one day after discharging about 20 patients on September 23, according to a report by Philippine News Agency. "Resulta ito ng tuloy-tuloy na serbisyo ng ating mga magigiting na front-liners, na...

Manila officials donate tablets to UdM students 

chrome_reader_modeSeptember 25, 2020 loyalty account_circleMichael Lim

Manila City Mayor Francisco ‘Isko Moreno’ Domagoso and Vice Mayor Honey Lacuna-Pangan donated about 1,010 tablets worth P8.8 million to Universidad de Manila (UdM) students who are among the “poorest of the poor.” Domagoso said that the funds used for the purchase of Samsung...

Taguig releases P1 million to each barangay

chrome_reader_modeSeptember 25, 2020 loyalty account_circleGab dela Cruz

Taguig City released P1 million to each barangay to assist in their respective COVID-19 response efforts, Mayor Lino Cayetano said in a report by GMA News. "Taguig City has released a total of P1 million per barangay, to all barangays in the city of Taguig. The second tranche, which is P500,00...

Pasig prepares to distribute 20,000 tablets for students

chrome_reader_modeSeptember 25, 2020 loyalty account_circleJames Lopes

Pasig City inspected some 20,000 tablets which will be distributed to public school students, as part of the city's initiatives amid the shift to distance learning. In a social media post, Mayor Vico Sotto said the city government is now preparing the first batch of newly arrived learning devic...

San Juan helps PWD return home to Laguna

chrome_reader_modeSeptember 25, 2020 loyalty account_circleMichael Lim

San Juan City assisted a locally stranded person with disability (PWD) return to his hometown in San Pablo, Laguna. A recent post about a 26-year-old hearing-impaired individual went viral on social media for being determined to learn mathematics and language despite his condition. The homeless ma...

Navotas gets COA's top mark for fifth time

chrome_reader_modeSeptember 25, 2020 loyalty account_circleNoah James

Only LGU in NCR to have such record Despite the coronavirus pandemic, Navoteños still have something to celebrate and be grateful for. The City Government of Navotas has once again received the highest audit rating from the Commission on Audit (COA). The agency gave an "unmodified opi...

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