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Low pressure area spotted east off Luzon 

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A low pressure area (LPA) spotted 1,240 kilometers east of extreme Northern Luzon may develop into a tropical cyclone in the next 48 hours, the weather bureau said in a report by Philippine News Agency. The trough of LPA may cause scattered rain sho...

PNP taking holistic approach to combat illegal drugs

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The Philippine National Police (PNP) on Tuesday said it is taking a more holistic approach to its illegal drugs campaign as ordered by President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr., according to a report by Philippine News Agency. Marcos earlier said he will co...

Oil prices rebound ahead of OPEC meeting 

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Oil prices rebounded on Tuesday, after losing almost 4 percent in the previous trade, as fresh supply-side uncertainties coupled with anticipated supply cuts by Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) producers overshadowed a strong ...

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Covid-19 positivity rate in NCR rises to 18.9%

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The positivity rate in the National Capital Region (NCR), or the number of people testing positive for Covid-19, increased slightly to 18.9 percent as of September 29,  according to a report by Philippine News Agency. It is the highest in NCR since June, OCTA Research Group fellow Dr. Gui...

Senate panel approves OVP's P2.3-billion budget 

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The proposed 2023 national budget of the Office of the Vice President (OVP) can now be presented in the plenary after being approved on Thursday by the Senate Committee on Finance chaired by Senator Sonny Angara, according to a report by Philippine News Agency. Vice President Sara Duterte, who...

Public asked to observe National Family Week 

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The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and the National Committee on the Filipino Family (NCFF) on Wednesday enjoined all Filipino families to join the celebration of the 30th National Family Week (NFW), which is observed every fourth week of September, according to a report by...

DFA supports sustainable maritime industry 

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The Philippines is one with the international community in calling for a greener and sustainable shipping industry, according to a report by Philippine News Agency. In his message on the 2022 World Maritime Day, Foreign Affairs Secretary Enrique Manalo supported the sector's transition to ...

IMF forecasts 6.5% growth for PH 

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The International Monetary Fund (IMF) slashed its 2022 growth forecast for the Philippines from 6.7 percent to 6.5 percent after noting the impact of global economic slowdown, according to a report by Philippine News Agency. In a briefing on Monday after the debt lender’s annual Article ...

Marcos US trip promotes independent foreign policy

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The recent New York trip of President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. signaled the improving relations between the Philippines and the United States while establishing Manila would stick to its independent foreign policy and a "friend to all" stance, international law expert and former Presidential s...

Globe to sell P20 billion worth of towers

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Ayala-led Globe Telecom Inc. on Tuesday said it expects to raise some P20 billion from the sale and leaseback agreement with Phil-Tower Consortium Inc. covering 1,350 towers, according to a report by GMA News.   The agreement covers Globe’s third portfolio of towers located primarily in M...

PBA reschedules games 

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The Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) has postponed its scheduled Sunday doubleheader as Metro Manila braces for the impact of Super Typhoon Karding, according to a report by Philippine News Agency. Meralco is supposed to play NLEX in the first game set at 4:30 p.m., while Ginebra is supposed...

Signal No. 5 raised over Polillo Islands

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The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) on Sunday raised Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal (TCWS) No. 5 over Polillo Islands as well as in the extreme northern portion of Quezon province, particularly the northern and central portions of General Nakar and...

71 pumping stations fully operational 

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All 71 pumping stations in the National Capital Region (NCR) are 100 percent operational to mitigate flooding while the entire frontline team of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) involved in emergency response is on a "no day off, no leave" status, according to a re...

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