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The City Health Office has surpassed its target by 8 percent in the conduct of the “Sabayang Patak Kontra Polio” campaign. Corazon Pagotaisidro, city health office immunization program coordinator, said they were able to vaccinate 105,551 children -- a 103-percent accomplishment as their target was only 102,890 children. Pagotaisidro said those vaccinated with the monovalent type of oral polio vaccine were...
The Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) released PHP500,000 aid to the Kalagan fisherfolks in Mati City, Davao Oriental, Secretary Emmanuel Piñol said in a statement. "I came to fulfill a promise made to the Muslim-Kalagan fishermen," Piñol was quoted as saying. Piñol said he directed the MinDA staff to facilitate the conduct of a financial management and technical training for the members...
A member of the city council here wants the full force of the law to fall on a junk shop owner who kept and sold a large inventory of adulterated and expired canned goods when health and police personnel swooped down on the shop shortly after the onslaught of Typhoon "Tisoy". In a privilege speech delivered during the regular session...
A top labor official in Central Visayas is reminding employers to give their workers' 13th Month Pay on or before December 24. DOLE-7 Regional Director Salome Siaton also reiterated that employers should not be confused between the 13th Month Pay and Christmas bonus. While both of them come in monetary form and are given out by employers, Siaton said the 13th...
Philippine Army (PA) commander, Lt. Gen. Gilbert I. Gapay on Wednesday formally received 39 newly-promoted Army generals in Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City. He told the newly promoted general officers that their promotions are a testament to the hard work, self-sacrifice, and dedication to duty that has brought them this far. The generals also took their oath on Monday before President Rodrigo...
The House of Representatives’ Committee on Constitutional Amendments has approved a resolution seeking to propose amendments to the 1987 Constitution. Cagayan de Oro City Rep. Rufus Rodriguez, committee chairman, said the panel approved the proposed Charter amendments in an executive meeting held on Wednesday. Under the still unnumbered resolution, the term of senators, congressmen, and local officials shall be for five...
The Light Rail Transit Line 1’s (LRT-1) schedule has been extended by an hour to accommodate more passengers during the holiday season. In a message, Jacqueline Gorospe, Light Rail Manila Corp. (LRMC) head of communications, said the new schedule stems from the multiple feedback from passengers to extend the train service due to the 11 p.m. mall closing hour this...
A party-list lawmaker stressed the need to establish a system to monitor and identify the growing number of foreign nationals employed in Philippine offshore gaming operations (POGOs) in the country. In an interview, Ang Probinsyano Rep. Ronnie Ong, vice-chair of the House committee on games and amusements, said the Philippine Amusement Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) will start issuing Gaming Employment License...
The Department of National Defense (DND) welcomed the Senate's commitment to pass a stiffer anti-terrorism law. "I am grateful to the Senate for heeding our call. We at the DND are happy with the reassuring pronouncement of Senate President Vicente Sotto III that they will pass the bill into a law expanding the definition of terrorism among other amendments," Defense...
There is no room for unconstitutional provisions in the proposed PHP4.1-trillion national budget for 2020, Malacañang said. Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo made this assurance following concerns raised by Senator Panfilo Lacson that members of the House of Representatives allegedly made last-minute insertions prior to the signing of the budget by the bicameral conference committee. “Provisions in the budget that run counter...
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