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Defense Undersecretary Reynaldo B. Mapagu who also chairs Task Force Balik Loob with five (5) former rebels (FRs) who surrendered under the E-Clip Program, and receive financial assistance during the launching of Landbank's Lending Program / PIA

Landbank launches lending program for former rebels 

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The Landbank of the Philippines has launched a financial assistance program to support former rebels (FRs) under the Enhanced Comprehensive Local Integration Program (E-CLIP). Task Force Balik-Loob (TFBL) and LandBank signed a memorandum of agr...

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Filipino gold medalists in SEAG to get incentives

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The House of Representatives apprived additional incentives to Filipino gold medalists in the 30th Southeast Asian Games. The chamber adopted House Resolution No. 568, which seeks to collect and deduct the individual pledges of congressmen from...

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MMDA against vape selling near schools

MMDA watches sale of cigarettes, vapes near schools

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The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) said it is monitoring the selling, advertising and promotion of cigarettes and other tobacco products within a 100-meter perimeter of schools in Metro Manila.

This after the agency backed the President’s pronouncement to ban the use of e-cigarettes in public places and the importation of vaping devices.

“We will help make sure that no vape shops are established within 100 perimeters of public and private schools in the metropolis,” Dr. Loida Alzona, Director of the MMDA Health and Environmental Protection Office (HEPO) stressed.

MMDA Chairman Danilo Lim encouraged the public to adhere to the President’s order since this move was aimed at protecting public health.

“I agree with the statement of the President that vaping poses harmful effects to human health. Hence, I support the regulation of vaping for the sake of the general public,” Lim said.

He also lauded the efforts of local government units (LGUs) in Metro Manila in strictly imposing measures on the use of vaping products.

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