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Policy on contractualization could be signed in February

January 9, 2017

The labor department’s new policy on contractualization could be released by February as it needs to present this before the National Tripartite Industrial Peace Council  on January 14. Labor Undersecretary Dominador Say said this is a conservative estimate. “If the

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Black Nazarene procession trouble free

January 9, 2017

Hundreds of thousands of devotees joined the annual procession of the Feast of the Black Nazarene as it was brought from the Quirino Grandstand to Quiapo Church on Monday morning. Underscoring tight security, cellphone signals, already weak around midnight, were

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MMDA says operators of nine bus terminals along EDSA must comply with new policy by Monday

January 8, 2017

The Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) gave operators of nine bus terminals along EDSA in Pasay City to follow the “nose-in, nose-out policy” Monday or else face sanctions, fines or even impounding of their buses. MMDA General Manager Thomas Orbos

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Gov’t watching 4.9 million persons who could be affected by “Auring”

January 8, 2017

The Philippine government has been monitoring some 4.9 million individuals who could be affected by Tropical Depression “Auring”, the first weather disturbance to affect the country for 2017 and which made its landfall in Surigao del Norte province, the Department

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House panel approves proposal to transform fishponds unused for 3 years into forest land

January 8, 2017

The House committee on natural resources has approved a proposal allowing the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) to revert fishponds unutilized or abandoned for three years, instead of the current five, into forest lands. The committee, chaired by

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Police say foreigner killed in hunt for armed group is Sudanese

January 8, 2017

The Philippine National Police said the foreigner killed while authorities were pursuing members of a group which allegedly pledged allegiance to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria was a Sudanese who went to train here before joining extremists in

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UPDATE: Telcos shutting down services in Manila as security tightens at Feast of Black Nazarene

January 8, 2017

Telecommunication firms will shut down their network services in the city of Manila as part of the security measures for the Feast of the Black Nazarene on Monday. “Relative to the celebration of the Feast of the Black Nazarene in

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Duterte “satisfied” with security preparations for Black Nazarene feast

January 8, 2017

President Rodrigo Duterte is satisfied with the security preparation for the observance of the Feast of Black Nazarene in Quiapo, Manila on Monday, which is expected to be attended by some 15 million devotees, Malacanang said on Sunday. However, Duterte

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