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Iloilo City ruled to auction PECO assets – The Manila Times

The Iloilo City Government is set to auction off assets in Panay Electric Co. (PECO) to pay for P106 million property tax liabilities and penalties incurred by the power company since 2006. Iloilo City Mayor Jerry Treñas said the December 12 auction would solve the city government's collection problem with the company. He said that despite the several demand letters …

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Drowned PMA cadet came home

The Body of Philippine Military Academy (PMA) Cadet Fourth Class Mario Telan Jr. who drowned on November 8 has been brought home to Cagayan. Before his remains were transported back to his hometown, a full graduation fee was made early Sunday morning (November 10) at the academy with his parents and relatives. Initial investigation revealed that Telan had his swimming …

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Police deny commitment to kill Dumaguete broadcaster

Dumaguete City (CNN Philippines, November 11) – The alleged gunman in the murder of broadcaster Dindo Generoso vehemently denied the accusation. Jesus Cañete, Negros Oriental Commission on Human Rights (CHR) officer, said police Corporal Roger Rubio called him over the weekend to deny charges against him. Cañete said that Rubio told him he was in Guihulngan City on November 7, …

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P8-B is needed to repair disaster damage, DepEd says

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Education (DepEd) on Monday said it would need at least P8 billion to repair, rehabilitate or reconstruct schools damaged by accidents in recent years. DepEd Unterecretary Alain Pascua said the agency is still finding where the fund to use for these disaster schools will be sourced. "More or less we are looking for sources …

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Malasakit Center OKd on third reading at Senate

MANILA, Philippines – The Senate on Monday approved the bill which seeks to institutionalize Malasakit Centers in the Department of Health (DOH) -run hospitals across the country. The bill was approved with 18 affirmative votes and zero negative votes Under Senate Bill No. 1076 or the Malasakit Center Act of 2019, a one-stop shop center for medical and financial assistance …

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Motorcycle rider killed as bus runs over him in Quezon City

MANILA, Philippines – A motorcycle rider was killed after a bus ran over him along Commonwealth Avenue in Quezon City early Monday morning. According to a report from the Quezon City Police District, a southbound bus hit and ran over victim Fitch Burch Lado Dela Cruz, 32, at 6:15 p.m. The victim was rushed to General Malvar Hospital but was …

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Pasay City bans gunfire publicly

MANILA – The Pasay City government has banned the vaping or use of e-cigarettes in public places. According to City Ordinance 6061, vaping is prohibited in areas such as government offices, hospitals and educational and leisure facilities, among others. It is permitted in enclosed locations provided the owner agrees and there is a special area for the use of e-cigarettes. …

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Sandiganbayan acquits former mayor of Lapu-Lapu

MANILA, Philippines – Sandiganbayan has previously acquitted Lapu-Lapu Mayor Arturo Radaza and 16 other city officials on transplants over the alleged anomalous purchase of 470 computers in 2005. The Antigraft Court found no evidence that the government suffered unlawful queuing the allegedly excessive computers. The court also cleared Jennet Valencia who supplied the computers at a cost of P23,476,500. – …

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Drunken cadet wanted to become president

Cadet fourth grade Mario Telan Jr. wanted to become president, a dream he was bold enough to express on social media. But this dream, unfortunately, would die with him. Telan drowned on Friday at the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) pool during a swimming class. Investigators have determined that Telan's death was an accident and focused his attention on two swimming …

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Stop deaths impossible – PDEA – The Manila Times

Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) Director General Aaron Aquino threw a damper on the plan of Vice President Ma. Leonor Robredo stopped drug-related murders and said it would be impossible to stop the bloodshed. Aquino, who invited Robredo to join police operations against illegal drugs, said on Sunday that murder would continue because most drug abusers choose to engage in …

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