Daily Archive: December 2, 2017

TPLEX extended to Pozorrubio, Pangasinan

TPLEX extended to Pozorrubio, Pangasinan

TPLEX extended to Pozorrubio, Pangasinan

The Department of Public Works and Highways will launch another segment of the Tarlac-Pangasinan-La Union Toll Expressway (TPLEX) this month, extending it to Pozorrubio, Pangasinan

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Hans Sy reelected to int’l board of UNISDR Arise

Hans Sy reelected to int’l board of UNISDR Arise

Hans Sy reelected to int’l board of UNISDR Arise

Hans T. Sy, chair of the executive committee of SM Prime Holdings, has been reelected to the board of the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR)  Private Sector Alliance for Disaster Resilient Societies, also known as Arise, the top global business leaders’ group on disaster risk reduction management (DRRM).

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No public bidding for Marawi projects

No public bidding for Marawi projects

The government will not hold a public bidding for the reconstruction of war-torn Marawi City and will instead accept proposals from developers that would be subjected to a Swiss challenge, according to Task Force Bangon Marawi chair Eduardo del Rosario.

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90% of LGUs handle their finances well

90% of LGUs handle their finances well

Over 90 percent of local government units (LGUs)  have handled their money well, meeting good financial housekeeping (GFH) standards.

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Pope: possessing nuclear weapons ‘irrational’

Pope: possessing nuclear weapons ‘irrational’

Pope: possessing nuclear weapons 'irrational'

ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE — Pope Francis says the Cold War-era policy of nuclear deterrence is no longer viable and that the mere possession of nuclear weapons is now “irrational.” Flying through Asia en route home from Bangladesh Saturday, Francis said: “We’re at the limit of licitly having and using nuclear arms. Why? Because today, […]

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Palace optimistic on passage of 2018 budget

Palace optimistic on passage of 2018 budget

Palace optimistic on passage of 2018 budget

Malacañang is confident the two chambers of Congress will be able to reconcile their differences over the government’s  P3.767 trillion budget for 2018 and pass the measure before the year ends.

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Karapatan bares 25 new EJK cases

Karapatan bares 25 new EJK cases

Karapatan bares 25 new EJK cases

The leftist human rights group Karapatan filed with UN officials on Saturday another complaint of supposed extrajudicial killings (EJKs) arising from the government’s counterinsurgency program.

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Lagman: It’s not job of House to gather evidence vs Sereno

Lagman: It’s not job of House to gather evidence vs Sereno

Lagman: It's not job of House to gather evidence vs Sereno

It is not the job of the House justice committee to gather evidence against impeachable officials, but to weigh whatever evidence is presented, an opposition lawmaker said on Saturday.

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Solon: NPA attacks part of plot for RevGov

Solon: NPA attacks part of plot for RevGov

Solon: NPA attacks part of plot for RevGov

The supposed antagonism between President Rodrigo Duterte and communist leaders could be part of a “grand scheme” to use insurgent attacks as an excuse to declare a revolutionary government (RevGov), a lawmaker said on Saturday.

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MSM, low condom use, gov’t policies fuel HIV/AIDS rise

MSM, low condom use, gov’t policies fuel HIV/AIDS rise

MSM, low condom use, gov’t policies fuel HIV/AIDS rise

Risky sexual behavior and practices, as well as the lack of government policies focused on prevention, have contributed to the steep rise in the number of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) cases among Filipinos, particularly among the youth and men having sex with men (MSM).

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