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Duterte calls for preservation of ‘new frontier’ PHL Rise

CASIGURAN, Aurora, May 16, 2018 – President Rodrigo R. Duterte on Tuesday called for the conservation of the Philippine Rise (formerly Benham Rise) as he sent off an all-Filipino marine scientists team that will conduct a one-month maritime scientific research (MSR) in what he...
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Boracay buildings on agricultural lands face demolition

  MANILA, May 3, 2018 – The government might have to demolish structures illegally built on agricultural lands in Boracay to implement agrarian reform in the island resort, a top official said.  DAR Undersecretary David Erro said Boracay has over 400 hectares of agricultural...
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Hundreds of PHL, US troops join ‘Balikatan’ amphibious exercises

MANILA, May 9, 2018 – Around 340 American and Filipino troops participated in Wednesday’s amphibious landing phase of this year’s “Balikatan” exercises. The activity took place at the the Naval Education and Training Command in San Antonio, Zambales....
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Duterte urges public to use banknotes, coins responsibly

MANILA, May 9, 2018 – President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday urged the public to use the country’s banknotes and coins “wisely and responsibly”.  The President made this appeal, as the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) presented to him the New Generation Currency (NGC) enhanced...
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Boracay closure ‘top priority’ in Cabinet meeting

MANILA, April 4, 2018 – The proposal to close Boracay for six months will be the top agenda when the Cabinet meets on Wednesday, Malacañang said. “We expect an extensive discussion on the matters that concern Boracay this afternoon,” Senior Deputy Executive Secretary Menardo...
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Journey at Pechanga Hosts the 12th Kore Pro-Am on April 2 & 3

  Pechanga Resort Casino hosts the 12th Annual Kore Pro-am Golf Tournament at Journey at Pechanga on April 2 and 3, 2018. This marks the 6th year for Pechanga to host the tournament as the proud official sponsor. Journey at Pechanga is Pechanga Resort Casino’s premiere...
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DOTr showcases modern PUVs at expo

MANILA, April 3, 2018 – The Department of Transportation (DOTr) on Tuesday reaffirmed its commitment to implement the Public Utility Vehicle Modernization Program (PUVMP) to provide a safe, reliable and environment-friendly public transportation system in the country. During the...

NPA attacks during Holy Week ‘all the more angers us’ — Dureza

MANILA, Apr 2 (Mabuhay) –The Philippine government condemned on Monday the “senseless destruction” allegedly caused by communist rebels in Davao City during the Holy Week. “The fact that three consecutive attacks happened during the observance of Holy Week all the more...

House bill requiring prepaid SIM card registration passes 2nd reading

MANILA, Apr 2 (Mabuhay) –All Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) card users may soon be required to register in a bid to track down individuals who use mobile phones to perform criminal activities. The House of Representatives has recently approved on second reading House Bill...

Duterte open to resume peace talks but NPA ‘must stop extortion activities’

MANILA, April 4, 2018 – President Rodrigo R. Duterte has expressed readiness to resume peace talks with the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) provided that the New People’s Army (NPA) stops its extortion activities and attacks. “If you really want to make it happen, then...