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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...

Metro Manila athletes win SEA Games medals

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Several athletes from the National Capital Region (NCR) won medals in the ongoing Southeast Asian Games. The City Government of Makati cheered as University of Makati (UMAK) alumni, Mark Jayson Gayon and UMAK student, Mary Joy Renigen won the gold m...

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QC reactivates council to watch prices

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Quezon City has reactivated a council to protect residents from undue price increases and ensure adequate supply of goods and commodities. Mayor Joy Belmonte, thru Executive Order No. 11, mandated the revival of the Quezon City Price Coordinating Co...

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Quezon City defends class suspension

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The Quezon City disaster office confirmed that it consulted a former intern of the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) on its decision to cancel classes in all levels on Thursday, 

The city’s public affairs department cited monsoon rains stirred by typhoon “Hanna,” which may “pose threat to public safety,” when it announced the class suspension on Facebook late Wednesday — a decision that drew flak due to an early morning break in the rainy weather. No other Metro Manila city suspended classes on Thursday.

Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte, in a separate Facebook post, said a “PAGASA consultant” advised the local government to cancel classes due to consistent reports of bad weather.

However, she added that, “If the sun shines brightly, please know that we only had best interests at heart”.

Belmonte later said Quezon City’s disaster risk reduction and management unit failed to give her the name of the “PAGASA consultant.”

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