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Rebuilding Marawi to be done by various gov’t agencies through local contractors, Del Rosario says

February 19, 2019

Various government agencies through local contractors will undertake the rehabilitation of Marawi City and not anymore through a joint venture with foreign firms, the Task Force Bangon Marawi said on Tuesday. The decision to shift to local contractors was reached

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Sept. 3 of every year declared as special working holiday to mark Yamashita’s surrender

February 19, 2019

President Rodrigo Duterte has signed into law a bill declaring September 3 of every year a special working public holiday throughout the country in commemoration of the surrender of the Japanese military forces led by General Tomoyuki Yamashita in Baguio

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Duterte OKs law creating housing department

February 19, 2019

President Rodrigo Duterte has signed into law the bill creating the Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development. Republic Act No. 11201, which Duterte inked on February 14, consolidates  the Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council and the Housing and

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PNP to remove campaign posters from gov’t properties

February 19, 2019

The Philippine National Police (PNP) will remove campaign material in government properties. Senior Supt. Bernard Banac, PNP spokesman, said Tuesday this was ordered by  PNP Director General Oscar Albayalde based on the directives of President Rodrigo Duterte. “Campaign posters and

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400 NFA employees directly affected by rice tarriffication law: official

February 19, 2019

The National Food Authority (NFA) said  Tuesday there will be job cuts in the agency due to the newly-signed Rice Tariffication Law.  NFA Officer-in-Charge and Deputy Administrator for Finance and Administration Tomas Escarez said during an interview over dzMM  the

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BI arrests more than 200 aliens in Makati raid

February 19, 2019

Bureau of Immigration (BI) Commissioner Jaime Morente announced the arrest of 276 foreigners in a raid of a network technology company along Ayala Avenue in Makati City. According to Morente, the BI received reports of foreigners working in the building

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FDA bans use of Dengvaxia vaccine

February 19, 2019

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Tuesday ordered the permanent ban of Sanofi Pasteur’s dengue vaccine Dengvaxia. In a statement, FDA director general Nela Charade Puno said they permanently revoked the certificates of product registration (CPR)  of Dengvaxia. “Its brazen

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Rice tariffication to start March 3

February 18, 2019

The National Food Authority (NFA) Council approved Monday the proposal to implement a tariffied regime for rice imports starting March 3 to slash rice prices and bring down living costs.  In a meeting presided by Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III,

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