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Bishops praise Robredo's "bold decision" to accept the drug situation

MANILA – Catholic bishops, among the harshest critics of the government's bloody war on illegal drugs, have praised Vice President Leni Robredo's decision to accept her appointment as co-chair of the Inter-agency Committee on Illegal Drugs (ICAD). Caloocan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David admitted he was "full of turmoil" when the Vice President announced that she accepted President Rodrigo Duterte's appointment. …

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Palace tells MTRCB to decide on "Elcano and Magellan" ban

MANILA – The Class Television Review Classification Board (MTRCB) will decide to ban the Spanish-produced animated film "Elcano and Magellan" in the Philippines, Malacañang said Thursday. Since the film's poster was released, several Filipino netizens have reacted negatively to the film, violating its portrayal of colonizers in a good light, while negatively portraying Filipino natives, including the hero Lapu-Lapu. "We …

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Quiel now a severe tropical storm will intensify into a typhoon

MANILA – The weather disturbance outside Palawan has intensified to a severe tropical storm on Thursday morning, the state weather agency PAGASA said. Quiel was last discovered 360 kilometers west-northwest of Coron, Palawan, and packed maximum winds of 95 km per hour and winds of up to 115 km / h. PAGASA said that Quiel, moving east, is unlikely to …

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Short circuit behind MRT smoke emission Monday: operator

MANILA – A short circuit caused an MRT train to release smoke that caused the unloading of about 530 passengers on Monday, its operator said Thursday. A short circuit in one of the traction motors caused the incident, according to a study by maintenance provider Sumitomo. High current also flowed in the circuit, causing "significant damage to the electrical box …

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Radio block timer shot dead by riding-in-tandem gunmen

Police are investigating the crime scene where radio blocker Dindo Generoso was killed by unknown attackers at 07:30 on Thursday, November 7 in Barangay Piapi, Dumaguete City. | Photo courtesy of Negros Oriental Provincial Police Office (First Update) DUMAGUETE CITY – Radio block timer Dindo Generoso was shot by riding in tandem weapons around 7:30 on Thursday, November 7 in …

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Scattered rain remains in parts of PH due to storm Quiel

PAGASA MANILA – Rainfall will remain in parts of the country on Thursday due to tropical storm Quiel, the state's weather office said. PAGASA said. The weather disturbance was last noticed 400 kilometers west-northwest of Coron, Palawan, said weather specialist Lorie Dela Cruz. Quiel packs 85 kilometers per hour (km / h) winds near the center and winds of up …

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NEDA panels are okay revised list of "Build, Build, Build" projects – The Manila Times

The National Economic and Development Authority's (NEDA) Investment Coordination Committee Cabinet and the Infrastructure Cabinet Level Committee on Wednesday jointly approved the revised list of flagship projects under the "Build, Build, Build" infrastructure, which now numbers one hundred. Secretary for Socio-Economic Planning Ernesto Pernia. PHOTO BY J. GERARD SEGUIA Socio-economic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia confirmed the approval during a telephone …

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Agricultural production increased by 2.87% during the third quarter

Despite the outbreak of African swine fever (ASF) and low prices on farm gates, agricultural production recovered during the third quarter when it rose at an annual rate of 2.87 percent, according to the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA). Agricultural production during the period July-September last year decreased by 0.87 percent. The PSA traced the turnaround in the agricultural sector's performance …

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Lorenzana: No cause for concern over China firing fires in West PH Sea

MANILA – Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said on Wednesday that he sees no cause for concern over the reported firing of China against Philippine military aircraft patrolling the West Philippine Sea. "Is that a cause for concern? No." Philippine Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana's response to the Philippine Armed Forces reports that from January-June 2019, China has fired warning signals 6 …

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7,699 of 8,245 completed the first Sunday 2019 exam

MANILA, Philippines – Only 7,699 of the 8,245 lower-level graduates have completed the first Sunday of 2019 at the University of Sto. Tomas. Data from the Office of the Bar Confidant (OBC) showed that 8,304 graduates actually submitted their applications to take the lawyer, but the High Court denied the petitions of nine graduates for various reasons and left only …

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