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THE Department of Transportation (DOTr), through the Philippines Ports Authority (PPA), is set to implement P159.46 million projects at the Zamboanga port this year.…
01.21 / 18:42
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THERE'S something about the Japanese Ramen that has been frustrating me. Davao City now has many Japanese restaurants, from the tiny holes in the wall to the posh long-established ones. But there's something about the ramen that I still have to find. If you're like me, then hie on off to Taichou Izakaya at the corner of Ponce and Suazo Streets (Suazo Street is that street where the regional office of the Department of Public Works and Highways is along R. Magsaysay Avenue. Take that side…
01.21 / 17:26
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ON JANUARY 20, the municipality of Kinoguitan has crowned a new beauty. This happens every year to honor the feast of Sr. Sto Niño. This devotion has been the most celebrated in the …
01.21 / 15:24
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TOWN fiestas have many faces. They usually come with a Holy Mass and a procession to honor their patron saint. It has grown over the years to a celebration featuring events with music, food, sports, pageantry, military and patriotic observances and parades. Right after the religious rituals, people eat, drink and enjoy the rest of the day. One of the most popular devotions is the feast of Sr. Sto. Niño. This devotion comes with a national spirit. This is not based with pious traditions but …
01.21 / 15:24
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STIRRING restlessly while holding big pans of boiling soup, not minding the hot steam that flush on their faces, cooks, chefs, and those who came to help have been taking turns overnight in cooking food for those who lost everything. Instead of pasta and pastry served on a fancy plate, the small kitchen of Pan e Dolci in Nazareth village has opened to cook not for their visitors or patrons, but for temporary shelters of flood…
01.21 / 15:23
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AFTER 50 years of wedded bliss, the couple Oscar Hilado and the former Marylou Corominas thought of celebrating their togetherness. A grand party was planned but, after deep thought, the Manila-based couple decided to scrap it and instead donate the money (P2.5 million) they would have spent, to Marylou’s parish, the San Nicolas church, for a retablo. The church is the Archdiocesan Shrine of San Nicolas de Tolentino and it used to have a retablo but this was destroyed during World War II a…
01.21 / 15:20
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MALACAÑANG welcomed Saturday the intention of United States President Donald Trump to reinforce existing alliances with other countries while upholding their independence. In a statement, Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella said Trump’s remark showed the US' "more placid and mutually beneficial relationship" with its allied countries like the Ph…
01.21 / 14:39
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Senate Minority Leader Ralph Recto yesterday urged the Departments of Health and Education (DoH, DepEd) to be as aggressive in providing clean water to public school children as they are in distributing condoms.“If we’re going to give away condoms, then let us also provide clean water to millions of schoolchildren. Let’s erase the backlog in water and sanitation facilities,” Recto said in a statement.Recto made this remark amid efforts of both agencies to prevent the spread of the human imm…
01.21 / 13:50
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Additional sea patrols have been laid out by several government agencies and local government units to pin down commercial fishers in Tañon Strait, the country’s largest marine protected area between Cebu and Negros. Aside from the strict patrols that would be implemented cases against those who will be caught will be filed.This was revealed by Am Prospero Lendio, area superintendent of Tañon Strait Protected Seascape (TSPS), which is under the supervision of the Biodiversity Management Bur…
01.21 / 13:49
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More rough sailing is possible in Eastern Visayas, Caraga region and other eastern areas of Visayas and Mindanao that are already reeling from this month’s rain-induced landslides and floods.Expected near- to above-normal rainfall this February and March can trigger new landslides and flash floods in those areas and other parts in the country’s eastern seaboard despite waning prospects for the rain-driving La Niña phenomenon’s full-blown development, said the state weather bureau Philip…
01.21 / 13:48
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"There is no reason now for the GRP JMC to renege on its role to investigate the at least 4,000 complaints filed against GRP State security forces since 2004." - Cristina Palabay, Karapatan secretary general and independent observer to the JMC on CARHRIHL. The post Gov’t, NDFP ink guidelines for human rights, humanitarian law monitoring body appeared first on Bulatlat. …
01.21 / 12:33
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THE Overseas Workers’ Welfare Administration reported that almost all legal cases and requests for assistance (RFA) brought to the OWWA in 2016 were resolved within six days from filing or within the 30-day mandatory period. In a report, the OWWA stated that it settled 91 percent or 5,067 out o…
01.21 / 12:02
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THE Philippines reaffirmed its close ties with the United States as the 45th President of America Donald Trump was to take his oath of office. “We view transitions as opportunities to further relations. The US and the Philippines are treaty allies and we are ready to work on bolstering t…
01.21 / 12:01
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IF EDUCATION is expensive, try ignorance. To succeed, you have to put your heart in the business and the business in your heart… that is the business of being educated. Education is about life. Life is not about in having and getting, but in being and becoming. Life is always like that… com…
01.21 / 11:38
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Philippine National Police chief Director General Ronald Dela Rosa said he is willing to resign if he has become a.... The post PNP chief willing to resign if he becomes burden to Duterte appeared first on…
01.21 / 09:19
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PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte is scheduled to meet the candidates of the 65th Miss Universe pageant at the Malacañang Palace on Monday, January 23. In an advisory sent to reporters, the Office of the President said about 86 beauty queens competing for the title of Miss Universe would be presented at the Palace at around 2 p.m. The Miss Universe contestants would be joined by the Miss Universe …
01.21 / 08:35
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SENATOR Leila de Lima will visit Bacolod City tomorrow (Sunday) for a speaking engagement in the event of the Pilipinas Kong Mahal United National Core Group. This was confirmed by John Montinola, former national political officer of the Liberal Party, but for security reasons, he did not reveal the exact time of the senator’s arrival. Montinola said De Lima’s visit will only be brief. She will talk about her advocacies on good governance, women concerns, and human rights, he add…
01.21 / 05:50
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Negotiate in a non-adversarial way. Resolve differences and overcome obstacles. Focus on the substantial agenda of social, economic and political reforms that address the root causes of the armed conflict and thus move decisively forward to a just and lasting peace. Invoking these vital principles, the two panels in the revived GRP-NDFP peace talks under… The post Rekindling optimism over GRP-NDFP peace talks appeared first on Bulatlat. …
01.21 / 04:47
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Senator Alan Peter Cayetano expressed serious dismay over the reported murder of a South Korean national inside Camp Crame, stressing.... The post Cayetano: ‘Tokhang for Ransom’ inexcusable appeared first on…
01.21 / 02:09
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FIRST, there was the arrival of Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, then the horde of dignitaries that came for the launching of President Rodrigo Duterte's chairmanship of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations 2017, and finally the brief visit of some of the Miss Universe 2016 candidates. …
01.20 / 20:40
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