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MMFF set to announce official entries for first summer Metro Manila filmfest 

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The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) said it will announce on March 2 the official entries for the first Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF). Danilo Lim, MMDA and MMFF over-all chairman, said they have received many entries for the sum...

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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...

Customs vows to speed up release of face masks

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The Bureau of Customs (BOC) agreed to speed up the processing and release of shipments of surgical masks amid the threat of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). “The Commissioner (Rey Leonardo Guerrero) has ordered for prompt processi...

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PWDs want sustainable employment

chrome_reader_modeFebruary 03, 2020 loyalty

An advocacy group for persons-with-disability welcomed companies with alternative employment programs for the disabled but called for more sustainable employment options.  This, as McDonald's Philippines recently signed agreements with the local government units of Caloocan City and Antipo...

Las Piñas holds 14th parol festival

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A 62-year-old veteran parol maker won the 2019 Christmas lantern-making contest organized by  Las Piñas City. Luzviminda Gallardo was awarded on December 13 as the grand champion anew in the parol-making contest during the 14th annual Las Piñas Parol Festival. The event was ...

PH celebrates National Rice Awareness Month

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The Philippines is celebrating November as the National Rice Awareness Month. Former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo issued Proclamation No. 524 on January 5, 2004 tasking the Department of Agriculture as the lead agency for the month-long observance. The celebration coi...

Double-decker buses won't ease EDSA congestion

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The deployment of double-decker buses along EDSA congestion is not expected to ease the situation, according to a traffic analyst. The Metro Manila Transport Corporation deployed around 20 double-decker buses from Britain on EDSA during the 1980s, but was eventually discontinued due to high op...

Pasig bags 2018 Bayani award

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Pasig City emerged as the winner of the 2018 Regional MANILA BAYani for the highly urbanized category. Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto, together with key city officials received the citation from the Department of Interior and Local Government–National Capital Region (DILG-NCR) Regional Dire...

PCC approves Pasay reclamation joint venture

chrome_reader_modeSeptember 30, 2019 loyalty

The Philippine Competition Commission (PCC), the anti-trust body, has approved the joint venture between the Pasay City government and the Pasay Harbor City Corp. led by businessman Dennis Uy for the P265-hectare reclamation project. The city government granted rights to reclaim the municipal water...

DPWH set to construct new building in UP Diliman

chrome_reader_modeSeptember 27, 2019 loyalty

Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark A. Villar and University of the Philippines (UP) officials led the ceremonial groundbreaking of the UP Resilience Institute (UPRI) building at the UP Diliman Campus on Wednesday, September 25, 2019. As the center for research on climate change and disaster r...

PHLPost releases stamps in honor of teachers

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The Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) has released special stamps to celebrate the 11th year of National Teachers’ Month from September 5 to October 5, 2019.  The special se-tenant pair (two different designs and face value join together) stamps depicts the logo of “My Teache...

Marikina shows resilience a decade after Ondoy

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Marikina City has shown strong resilience a decade after tropical storm “Ondoy” unleashed floods that swamped most of Metro Manila. On Sept. 26, 2009, the swollen Marikina River breached its banks and floodwaters of up to 10 feet deep it some places submerged 14 out of Marikin...

Pasig students join govt internship program

chrome_reader_modeSeptember 24, 2019 loyalty

More than 400 students met Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto in September 23 as they began their stint under the government Internship program. The students eagerly flashed their smiles as Sotto snapped a photo with them after the flag ceremony. In a Facebook post, the mayor said the 480 students accept...