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Palace shares vision for new PHL

MANILA  (PNA) – A Palace official on Wednesday said that President Rodrigo Duterte is not merely focused on his campaign against illegal drugs but on the country’s overall development. Assistant Secretary of the Office of the Cabinet Secretary Jonas George Soriano, in a press...
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DOH’s pilot Mega Treatment and Rehab Center in Nueva Ecija will be operational next month: Sec. Ubial

By Leilani S. Junio MANILA  (PNA) – The Department of Health (DOH) announced on Wednesday that the 10,000-bed mega drug treatment and rehabilitation center for drug dependents being built in Nueva Ecija is almost complete. The DOH said that full operation of the facility will...
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Duterte: No more military exercises next year

By Jelly F. Musico MANILA  (PNA) – President Rodrigo Duterte insisted on Wednesday that there will be no more military exercises between the Philippines and the United States next year. President Duterte made this statement during the 115th Anniversary of the Philippine Coast...
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Senate panel scraps inquiry into extrajudicial killings; tackles death penalty bill instead

By Azer N. Parrocha MANILA, Oct 13 (PNA) – The Senate Committee on Justice and Human Rights on Thursday decided to scrap the inquiry into extrajudicial killings and instead tackle a measure seeking death penalty for heinous crimes. This after Senator Richard “Dick” Gordon,...
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Almost 200 flights cancelled as ‘Karen’ intensifies

MANILA, Oct 15 (Mabuhay) — Almost 200 flights have been cancelled as Typhoon Karen (international name Sarika) barreled closer to Luzon, the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) announced Saturday morning. Cebu Pacific cancelled at least 24 flights on October 15,...
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DOT eyes Pacman fight in PHL

MANILA (PNA) – Tourism Secretary Wanda Teo has expressed optimism that Senator Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao might be able to stage a boxing bout in the Philippines, which will be a big boost to the country’s sports tourism. With the signing of the contract afoot for the country’s...