• PH-China relations ‘restored to normalcy’ – Duterte
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    PH-China relations ‘restored to normalcy’ – Duterte

      MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte is confident that bilateral cooperation between the Philippines and China is stronger and deeper with the two-day visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping. The President admits, however, that the two countries’ diplomatic ties have been affected by the Philippines

  • Importer says shipment from S.Korea free of toxic substance
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    Importer says shipment from S.Korea free of toxic substance

      MANILA, Philippines – A shipment from South Korea is now being scrutinized for allegedly containing toxic substances harmful to human health. But the importer Verde Soko II Industrial Corporation maintained that the items, mostly plastic trash, were made of natural materials and none have hazardous

  • Bicam fails to approve the Universal Health Care Bill
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    Bicam fails to approve the Universal Health Care Bill

    PASAY CITY, Philippines – The two chambers of Congress failed to agree on some provisions of the Universal Health Care Bill. Because of this, the Bicameral Conference Committee delayed the passage of the bill that aims for coverage of all Filipino citizens in the Philippine Health Insurance (PhilHealth

  • Korean ‘Hangeul’ not replacing Filipino in school curriculum – DepEd
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    Korean ‘Hangeul’ not replacing Filipino in school curriculum – DepEd

    MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Education (DepEd) clarified that Korean language is not a replacement for Filipino language in school curricula. Reports said 10 selected schools in the country have started to teach “Hangeul” or Korean language in class. This drew flak on social media because

  • Sitio Sandayong residents to be evacuated ahead of 'Samuel'
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    Sitio Sandayong residents to be evacuated ahead of 'Samuel'

    A PREEMPTIVE evacuation has been ordered for residents of Sitio Sandayong, Barangay Buhisan, a landslide-prone area, in preparation for Tropical Depression Samuel.The barangay has been identified as a

  • Tourists advised to bring own water tumblers when in El Nido
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    Tourists advised to bring own water tumblers when in El Nido

      PALAWAN ISLAND, Philippines – The local government of El Nido will limit the number of tourists in small and big lagoons in the area. Likewise, regular package tours will also be removed beginning November 23. If tourists want to visit the small and big lagoons, they will have to pay an additional

  • Palace assures no arrest of NDF leader upon return to PH
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    Palace assures no arrest of NDF leader upon return to PH

    MALACAÑANG on Tuesday, November 20, guaranteed that National Democratic Front (NDF) leader Luis Jalandoni will not be apprehended when he returns to the Philippines for the informal dialogue with the

  • LGU warns to shut down 11 establishments in Corong-Corong, El Nido
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    LGU warns to shut down 11 establishments in Corong-Corong, El Nido

      PALAWAN ISLAND, Philippines – The local government of El Nido has identified 68 establishments that are violating the policy on three-meter easement zone in Corong-Corong village. So far, 11 of these structures have yet to comply with the order to self-demolish ahead of the deadline on Friday (November

  • Release of documents on oil deal with China ‘premature,’ says Palace
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    Release of documents on oil deal with China ‘premature,’ says Palace

    MALACAÑANG on Tuesday, November 20, declared as “premature” the call of two opposition senators to release the draft oil and gas exploration agreement between the Philippines and China before its

  • Ermita drug bust yields P1-M shabu
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    Ermita drug bust yields P1-M shabu

    TWO men were caught in a drug bust past 11 p.m. Monday, November 19, in Sitio Bato, Barangay Ermita, Cebu City and they yielded more than P1 million worth of shabu.The team, led by Chief Inspector John

  • Mislatel confirmed as PH’s new major telco player
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    Mislatel confirmed as PH’s new major telco player

      MANILA, Philippines – The National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) officially declares Mislatel Consortium as the third player in the country’s telecommunications industry. In a resolution released Monday (November 19), the NTC gave Mislatel 90 days to submit the necessary requirements after it

  • Region 7 police on full alert status for tropical depression Samuel
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    Region 7 police on full alert status for tropical depression Samuel

    THE Police Regional Office (PRO)-Central Visayas has declared a full alert status on Tuesday morning, November 20, in preparation for tropical depression Samuel.The status means that the police officers

  • ‘Samuel’ expected to make landfall in Dinagat-Samar-Leyte area
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    ‘Samuel’ expected to make landfall in Dinagat-Samar-Leyte area

    MANILA, Philippines — Tropical Depression Samuel has maintained its strength as it moves closer toward the Dinagat-Samar-Leyte area. At 7:00 a.m. on Tuesday (November 20), PAGASA has spotted the weather system at 350 kilometers east of Surigao City, Surigao del Norte. It packs maximum sustained winds

  • Central Visayas police on full alert for ‘Samuel’
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    Central Visayas police on full alert for ‘Samuel’

    THE Police Regional Office (PRO)-Central Visayas declared a full alert status on Tuesday morning, November 20, in preparation for Tropical Depression Samuel.The status means that all police officers are

  • 15 Filipino seafarers return home after being stranded in India for 5 months
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    15 Filipino seafarers return home after being stranded in India for 5 months

      MANILA, Philippines —After being stranded for almost five months at the port of Kakinada in India, 15 of the 21 abandoned Filipino seafarers have finally returned home to the Philippines on Saturday, November 17. The 21 seafarers first sought the help of UNTV in October, having been abandoned by their

  • 'Samuel' to make landfall over Dinagat-Samar-Leyte area
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    'Samuel' to make landfall over Dinagat-Samar-Leyte area

    TROPICAL Depression Samuel has maintained its strength while moving toward the Dinagat-Samar-Leyte area, where it is expected to make landall Tuesday night, November 20.The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical

  • Cebu braces for Samuel
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    Cebu braces for Samuel

    THE Mines and Geosciences Burea (MGB) 7 has identified 50 barangays in three towns in the western part of Cebu Province that are prone to flooding and landslide.Ma. Elena Lupo, MGB 7 supervising geologist,

  • Samuel stalls 2,226 passengers
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    Samuel stalls 2,226 passengers

    THE Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) Central Visayas reported that Cebu and Bohol have 2,226 stranded passengers as of 3 p.m. Monday, Nov. 19, while there were 30 vessels with 28 rolling cargoes and 25 motor

  • Magpale to testify vs. Gwen on Balili property purchase
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    Magpale to testify vs. Gwen on Balili property purchase

    CEBU VICE GOV. AGNES MAGPALE was summoned by the Sandiganbayan to testify against former Cebu governor and Rep. Gwendolyn Garcia on the alleged illegal purchase of the controversial Balili Property in

  • Inmates of Naga jail ‘not going anywhere’
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    Inmates of Naga jail ‘not going anywhere’

    THE more than 400 inmates of the new City of Naga Jail were ordered to evacuate as tropical depression Samuel approaches.The facility is located near a landslide-affected area.But instead of preparing

  • 'Samuel' may intensify into tropical storm
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    'Samuel' may intensify into tropical storm

    TROPICAL depression "Samuel" has maintained its strength while moving west northwest of the country and may intensify into a tropical storm before making landfall over the Eastern Visayas-Caraga

  • 2 new routes mulled
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    2 new routes mulled

    THE Cebu City Government might expand its free bus ride program to other parts of the city so it can cater to more night workers and commuters.Nanette Garong, head of the City Call Center Program, said

  • DOLE 7 to probe coke, labor
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    DOLE 7 to probe coke, labor

    LABOR inspectors of the Department of Labor and Employment (Dole) 7 are looking into the reported dispute at the Coca-Cola FEMSA plant in Mandaue City.Dole 7 Director Johnson Cañete said they sent labor

  • Editorial: City program exposed
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    Editorial: City program exposed

    THE problem with a government officials desperately trying to woo voters is that sometimes their actions are knee-jerk and thus may backfire. Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña has been wooing various sectors

  • Malilong: Killing Cardo
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    Malilong: Killing Cardo

    I’M GLAD we don’t watch “Ang Probinsyano” at home. I have friends who have been wishing for “Cardo,” the central character in the long-running television series, to be killed so they can lay