Migrants Recount Nightmare Journeys In US-bound Trucks

July 5, 2022
 AFP
By Herika Martinez “Around 100 people were traveling in the same vehicle, which was not checked even once by Mexican authorities during the more than 1,000-kilometer journey.” Jose Mario Licona and his family spent 18 hours in a refrigerated truck being smuggled to the Mexican-US border—a journey he feels lucky to have survived. Others have […]
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Peeping Solon

July 4, 2022





Comebacking Senator Jinggoy Estrada can’t resist but take a peek at his would-be Senate office which undergoes renovation after it was vacated by Senate Minority Leader-turned private citizen Franklin Drilon whose term ended on June 30, 2022.
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Sara Is New Deped Chief; Sees Need To Boost PH Education

July 4, 2022
Vice President and Education Secretary Sara Duterte-Carpio on Monday underscored the urgent need to strengthen the education system in the country. Duterte made this observation as she took over the reins of the Department of Education (DepEd), and named her predecessor, former Education Secretary Leonor Briones, as her consultant. In a virtual discussion with National […]
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Abalos Vows To Sustain Drug War With Multi-sector Help

July 4, 2022
Newly installed Interior Secretary Benhur Abalos on Monday vowed to sustain the drug war under President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. with the same zeal as that of the Duterte administration. “The war against drugs will be as intensive as before on the basis of my oath as a public official in accordance with the Constitution,” […]
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Fate Of Barangay Elections Still Up In The Air — DILG

July 4, 2022
Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Benhur Abalos on Monday said he has submitted recommendations to President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. on whether or not to call for barangay elections. Abalos was sort of vague however, as to what kind of recommendation he gave, saying the public should just wait for the announcement by Marcos […]
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PH-US Mulling Bigger Military Joint Exercises In 2023­ — Army

July 4, 2022
The Philippines and the United States are looking at a larger joint training exercises next year, meanwhile, former Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) chief of staff Jose Faustino Jr. formally took over the helm of the Department of National Defense (DND) on Monday. Delegations of both the Philippine Army (PA) and the US Army […]
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Frasco: BBM Eyes Tourism As Pillar Of PH Recovery

July 4, 2022
President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. wants the Department of Tourism (DOT) to be a major contributor to the country’s economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, Tourism Secretary Christina Garcia-Frasco said on Monday. In remarks during the DOT’s flag-raising ceremony, Frasco enjoined the department’s workforce to “not only continue to do the work that we have been […]
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BOC Seizes P265-m Bogus Cigarettes, Nabs 4 Chinese In Cavite Raid

July 4, 2022
The Bureau of Customs (BOC) on Monday seized some P265.5 million worth of counterfeit tobacco products and other cigarette-making paraphernalia and arrested four Chinese nationals in a joint buy-bust operation along Tanza-Trece Martires Road, Cavite. In a statement, the BOC said the June 28 operation was led by the Customs Intelligence and Investigation Service-Manila International […]
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MMDA: COA-flagged Projects Substantially Completed This Year

July 4, 2022
The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has asserted that the flood control projects the Commission on Audit (COA) cited as delayed in 2021 have been substantially completed this year. MMDA Flood Control and Sewerage Management Office (FCSMO) chief Baltazar Melgar said the programmed 59 flood control projects last year were not completed or left unfinished […]
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Biz Group Sends ‘wish List’ To New Admin

July 4, 2022
The Management Association of the Philippines (MAP) has submitted a wish list to President Ferdinand Romualdez Marcos Jr. containing programs for the economy and society in general. The group identified policy and program support and public investments as two of the most important priorities of the new administration. “We need a favorable enabling environment for […]
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Remulla: DOJ Will Focus On 3 ‘problematic’ Government Agencies

July 4, 2022
On his first day at the Department of Justice (DOJ), Secretary Jesus Crispin “Boying” C. Remulla revealed that three attached agencies of the DOJ are considered “problematic” and need cleansing to weed out syndicates, corruption, and irregularities. During the flag-raising ceremony at DOJ, Remulla identified the three agencies as the Land Registration Authority, the Bureau […]
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Senators File Bills On 2nd Day Of New Admin

July 4, 2022
Senators filed their priority bills on economic recovery on the second day of the turnover of the new administration to President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. The suspension of the imposition of value-added tax (VAT) and excise tax on fuel was among the first 10 bills filed by Sen. Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III. Sen. Imee Marcos […]
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Oaminal Appeals To BBM To Replace Head Of Police

July 4, 2022
Misamis Occidental Gov. Henry Oaminal has appealed to President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. to order the relief of the head of the Police Regional Office 10 over the alleged resurgence of criminals in the area. PRO-10 director Brig. Gen. Benjamin Acorda Jr., however, denied the accusation, saying the crime rate went down by 9.4 percent to […]
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Public Warned On Alarming Rise Of Dengue Cases

July 4, 2022
Former Philippine Medical Association president Benito Atienza on Monday warned the public against the alarming increase of dengue cases in the Philippines. “Yes, dapat tayo ma-alarma (we should be alarmed),” Atienza said at the Laging Handa briefing. Atienza made the statement when asked about the 45,416 dengue cases recorded from January 1 to June 11 […]
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First Day On The Job

July 4, 2022
New Department of Interior and Local Government Secretary Benhur Abalos discusses DILG priorirty programs for the first 100 days. Employees of the Commission of Audit (COA) welcome newly-appointed chairperson Jose C. Calida at COA’s main building in Commonwealth Avenue. Justice Secretary Crispin Remulla attends a flag-raising ceremony as the newly-appointed chief of the Department of […]
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Ferrer Seeks Extension Of Property Tax Measure

July 4, 2022
A rookie councilor from District 1, Quezon City is batting for the extension of the suspension of the implementation of real-property taxes on based on the approved schedule of fair market values until 2024. “WHEREAS, there is a need to extend the period of suspension in the collection of real-property taxes on land based on […]
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Voter Registration

July 4, 2022





The Commission on Elections has started conducting voter registration this Monday in preparation for the scheduled barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan Elections on December 5.
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Filipinas In ‘amazing’ 1-0 Defeat Of Australia

July 4, 2022
By Peter Atencio Sarina Bolden found the back of the net in the 60th minute, sending the Philippines to another historic win — a 1-0 shocker over a youthful Australian side Monday night at the start of the 2022 ASEAN Football Federation Women’s Championship at the drizzle-drenched Rizal Memorial Stadium. The 5’8” Bolden caught a […]
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PAO Chief Announces Hiring Of 225 New Lawyers

July 4, 2022
The Public Attorney’s Office on Monday announced its recruitment of 225 new lawyers, promotion of 19 staff and regularization of 36 lawyers.Chief Persida Acosta said “the official oath-taking will take place on Wednesday.” “Under Republic Act 9406, the appointing authority of all public lawyers is PAO,” she said. She urged the PAO lawyers to be […]
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P20 Per Kilo Rice

July 4, 2022
Members of the Working for a Socialists Philippines troop along Recto Avenue near Mendiola Bridge in Manila to call on President Ferdinand Marcos to fulfill his campaign promise to bring down the price of rice to P20 per kilo. Sacks of rice are displayed in a market at Golden City Business Park, Wakas in Bocaue, […]
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12 Bodies Found After South China Sea Typhoon Shipwreck

July 4, 2022
 AFP
Beijing—Twelve bodies have been found following a shipwreck in the South China Sea over the weekend that left more than two dozen crew members missing, Chinese authorities said Monday. The announcement came days after an engineering vessel 160 nautical miles (296 kilometres) southwest of Hong Kong suffered substantial damage and broke into two pieces during […]
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12 Bodies Found After South China Sea Typhoon Shipwreck

July 4, 2022
 AFP
Beijing—Twelve bodies have been found following a shipwreck in the South China Sea over the weekend that left more than two dozen crew members missing, Chinese authorities said Monday. The announcement came days after an engineering vessel 160 nautical miles (296 kilometres) southwest of Hong Kong suffered substantial damage and broke into two pieces during […]
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Thousands Evacuate From ‘dangerous’ Sydney Floods, Spills From Largest Dam

July 4, 2022
 AFP
Sydney—Rapidly rising rivers swamped swathes of rain-lashed Sydney on Monday, forcing thousands to flee “dangerous” floods as the city’s largest dam spilled torrents of water. On the third day of torrential east coast rains, emergency workers said they had rescued more than 140 people since the stormy weather began. But evacuated residents in one area […]
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Thousands Evacuate From ‘dangerous’ Sydney Floods, Spills From Largest Dam

July 4, 2022
 AFP
Sydney—Rapidly rising rivers swamped swathes of rain-lashed Sydney on Monday, forcing thousands to flee “dangerous” floods as the city’s largest dam spilled torrents of water. On the third day of torrential east coast rains, emergency workers said they had rescued more than 140 people since the stormy weather began. But evacuated residents in one area […]
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PNG Votes In Heavily Guarded Elections

July 4, 2022
 AFP
Port Moresby—Voters headed to the polls Monday for heavily guarded elections in Papua New Guinea, where millions live in poverty despite vast mineral and energy riches. About 10,000 police, army, and corrections services personnel have been mobilised for the vote in the Pacific island nation, which has a history of corruption and election-related killings. Australia […]
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PNG Votes In Heavily Guarded Elections

July 4, 2022
 AFP
Port Moresby—Voters headed to the polls Monday for heavily guarded elections in Papua New Guinea, where millions live in poverty despite vast mineral and energy riches. About 10,000 police, army, and corrections services personnel have been mobilised for the vote in the Pacific island nation, which has a history of corruption and election-related killings. Australia […]
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Pagunsan Duels Que, Van Der Valk In Aoki Invitational Opener

July 4, 2022
GEN. TRIAS, Cavite – The forecast of rains notwithstanding, the men of the Philippine Golf Tour look to pound the Aoki course and provide some stellar play given their form and class as the ICTSI Eagle Ridge at Aoki Invitational unfolds today (Tuesday) here. And there couldn’t be a more fitting opener to what promises […]
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Hot-shooting Manila Stars Crush Muntinlupa Cagers

July 4, 2022
The Manila Stars gave the Muntinlupa Cagers a rude welcome in the OKbet-MPBL (Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League) 4th Season presented by Xtreme on Monday, posting a runaway 103-74 victory at the Bren Z. Guiao Convention Center in San Fernando, Pampanga. Striking from long-range, Manila pounded Muntinlupa till the end to tally only its second win […]
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