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Red Cross helps ‘Kiko’ victims

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The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) relief and response operations are in full swing after two typhoons hit the country in one week,according to a report by Philippine News Agency. Typhoon Kiko (Chan Thu) barreled through the northern provinces of the country. “Kiko” caused considerable dama...

Hybrid rice production supports food security 

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The government's goal to further improve the country’s food security levels this year has been largely supported by its effort on hybrid rice production, according to a report by Philippine News Agency. Frisco Malabanan, senior technical consultant at SL Agritech Solutions, cited the...

Modern jeeps provide free rides to APORs 

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Healthcare workers and other authorized persons outside of residence (APORs) can now enjoy free rides in modern jeepneys in 10 routes across the National Capital Region (NCR) under the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board’s (LTFRB) “Libreng Sakay (free ride)” progra...

Generation charges lead to higher September power rates 

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Manila Electric Company (Meralco) on Wednesday underscored that high power rates in the month of September could be attributed to the generation rates of power plants, which provide the power distribution utility's energy requirements, according to a report by GMA News. "What significantly...

Taguig distributes free uniforms, school supplies 

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Free school supplies and complete uniforms greeted public school students of Taguig City on Monday, the start of Academic Year 2021-2022 and the second straight year under the blended learning setup, according to a report by Philippine News Agency. The city government’s New Normal Educat...

EcoWaste asks online shopping sites to remove mercury-laden skin whiteners 

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The EcoWaste Coalition today appealed to online retail giants to remove product listings for mercury-laden skin whitening cosmetics long proscribed by the authorities to protect human health and the environment. The toxics watchdog group had earlier urged e-commerce sites to “go mercury-free&...

AFP improves gaps in security programs 

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The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) is determined to identify and address gaps in its peace advocacy programs and security operations, according to a report by Philippine News Agency. This came as military officials met with members of its Multi-Sector Governance Council (MSGC) via teleconfer...

DFA launches special passport appointment system for OFWs 

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The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Wednesday launched a special online appointment system for active overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) at its Robinsons Galleria consular office in Ortigas, according to a report by Philippine News Agency. In an advisory, the agency said eligible passport...

PNP, PDEA welcome NBI charges

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The Philippine National Police (PNP) and the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) on Tuesday both welcomed the National Bureau of Investigation's (NBI) move to file charges against their members who were involved in a shootout at a parking lot of a mall in Quezon City in February, according...

Senator seeks abolition of PITC

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Senator Richard Gordon should stay on as chairperson of the Philippine Red Cross because the former serves his post with competence, Senator Sherwin Gatchalian said in a report by GMA News. Gatchalian was responding to a query as to whether Gordon should step down as Red Cross chair while he leads ...

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