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The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) on Wednesday said it is ready to provide assistance to returning Filipino workers affected by the continuing unrest in Iraq. In a statement, OWWA administrator Hans Leo Cacdac has instructed the agency’s senior officials to ensure that overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) from Iraq are accorded with utmost attention in providing them post-repatriation assistance. “Our kababayans...
The National Food Authority (NFA) initially released a total of 599 bags for distribution to those affected by the eruption of Taal Volcano. Tens of thousands of people from Calabarzon area were affected by the eruption of Taal Volcano last January 12. Residents from hard-hit areas of Batangas are now staying in evacuation centers set up by the government. Local NFA...
Some roads along the city's commercial district of Divisoria will be closed from Friday to Sunday in line with the feast of the Santo Niño. In a radio interview, Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso said just like what happened during the Traslacion or the procession of the Black Nazarene, no road obstructions will also be tolerated along the streets of...
President Rodrigo Duterte has named Maj. Gen Allen Paredes as commanding general of the Philippine Air Force (PAF). Paredes, who currently serves as PAF's Air Logistics Commander, will formally replace retiring Lt. Gen. Rozzano Briguez in a turnover ceremony at Camp Aguinaldo in Quezon City to be attended by the President on Thursday (January 17). Paredes was former wing commander of...
Senator Nancy Binay urged the Government Service Insurance System (GSIS), Social Security System and Pag-IBIG, as well as other government financial agencies and offices, to impose a six-month to one-year loan payment moratorium for those affected by the restive Taal Volcano as a way to help ease their burdens. “It’s a way for government agencies to show continuing concern for...
Malacañang pleaded for the cooperation and understanding of villagers who were asked to flee their homes, amid imminent threat of a hazardous eruption of restive Taal Volcano anytime soon. Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo made the appeal a day after President Rodrigo Duterte approved the recommendation to declare Taal Volcano Island as a “no man’s land” or an area that is...
The International Criminal Court (ICC) got a “sucker punch” when lawyer Jude Sabio dropped the communication he lodged against President Rodrigo Duterte, a Palace official said on Wednesday. Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Secretary Martin Andanar said he anticipated Sabio to drop the communication since they were “baseless and unfounded.” “This revelation is a sucker punch to the ICC and all...
The Philippines remains to be among the “best” rice producers worldwide, Malacañang said. This was the statement of Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo when he learned that Philippine firm Chen Yi Agventures made history after its Dalisay, a premiere rice breed grown and produced in Alangalang, Leyte, was picked among the top 30 rice varieties in the world. Philippine-based Dalisay Rice, otherwise...
Around 50 active members of the Army Reserve Command (ARESCOM) heeded the call of duty when residents of in Talisay, Batangas were trapped in their homes during Taal Volcano’s eruption. The reservists came from the 1303rd Community Defense Center, National Capital Region - Regional Community Defense Group (NCR-RCDG). Army Lt. Col. Francisco Ramos, who led the rescue operations on January 13,...
Senator Nancy Binay today urged government financial agencies and offices to impose six months to one year loan payment moratorium for those affected by the ongoing eruption of the Taal Volcano. "We can help ease the burdens of our kababayans hit by natural calamities and a way for government agencies to show continuing concern for its members, and its way...
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