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NDRRMC estimates damage to crops from Mayon more than P100m

January 29, 2018

The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) placed damage to agriculture from Mayon Volcano’s activity at more than a hundred million pesos. In a press briefing in Albay on Monday, NDRRMC Executive Director Undersecretary Ricardo Jalad said damage

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Palace suspends overall deputy ombudsman who investigated Duterte’s wealth; suspension virtually against jurisprudence

January 29, 2018

Malacanang has ordered the 90-day suspension of Overall Deputy Ombudsman Melchor Arthur H. Carandang and administratively charged him for allegedly disclosing false information on President Rodrigo Duterte’s and his family’s alleged hidden wealth. Carandang’s suspension apparently was contrary to existing

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Dela Rosa said PNP cannot guarantee “bloodless” anti-drug operations

January 29, 2018

Philippine National Police (PNP) Director General Ronald Dela Rosa said he cannot guarantee a bloodless war on drugs as the PNP formally resumed it on Monday. “On the way of addressing this problem, we also have to protect ourselves, preserve

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Marcos questions “anomalous” ballot images favoring Robredo in 2016 polls

January 29, 2018

Defeated vice presidential candidate Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. accused on Monday the poll body and its private contractor in the automated 2010 polls of election fraud directed mainly against him. In a press conference in Manila, Marcos, son and namesake of late

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JICA backs PCG in ramping up design of 94-meter patrol vessel fleet 

January 29, 2018

The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) handed over to the Department of Transportation (DOTr) recently the final report of the design review of the new 94-meter patrol vessels under the JICA-Philippine cooperation Maritime Safety Capability Improvement project for the Philippine

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NEDA ICC-CabCom okays Subic-Clark Railway project

January 29, 2018

The National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) Investment Coordination Committee-Cabinet Committee (ICC-CabCom) approved on Friday the Subic-Clark Railway Project, which will provide rail freight connection between Subic Bay and Clark Freeport Zone. This joint project of the Department of Transportation (DOTr) and

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Philippines eyes unsolicited bids for huge infra projects subject to “Swiss challenge”

January 28, 2018

The Duterte administration is eyeing unsolicited proposals for big infrastructure projects to prevent delays and corruption in their implementation, Malacanang said on Sunday. In a press briefing in Iloilo, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said the law allows unsolicited proposals provided

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Palace says local stock market’s performance shows confidence on Duterte admin

January 28, 2018

Malacanang welcomed on Sunday the performance of the local bourse, which hit the 9,000 mark last Friday. “Investors’ market confidence under the leadership of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte continues to grow as evidenced by the Philippine Stock Exchange (index) breaching

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