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3,003 Navotas residents receive aid

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Some 3,003 Navoteño families have received their long-awaited second tranche emergency subsidy under the Bayanihan 1 Social Amelioration Program (SAP). The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD)–National Capital Region, in ...

Paranaque achieves 83% vaccination rate

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LGUs told to widen vaccination 

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Mercado named new DPWH secretary

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Southern Leyte Lone District Representative Roger Mercado was named as the next Department of Public Works and Highways secretary, according to a report by CNN Philippines.

Mercado confirmed this in a message through his Facebook account.

His son, Maasin City Mayor Nacional Mercado, also posted on social media that his father already took his oath as the new DPWH head on Wednesday.

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The congressman will replace Mark Villar who resigned from the post to file his certificate of candidacy for senator in the May 2022 elections.

Meanwhile, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority also appointed Romando Artes as its new general manager.

He will replace Jojo Garcia who is running for a House seat as Rizal 3rd district representative.

Artes previously served as MMDA’s assistant general manager for finance and administration.


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