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Manila Bay Rehab: 5 establishments cited for water pollution

Posted on Wednesday, 20 February 2019 01:22 AM | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines — Five establishments in Metro Manila are facing temporary closure after the Laguna Lake Development Authority (LLDA) issued ex parte-cease and desist orders against them. The CDO was...

Duterte signs law making mobile numbers ‘portable’

Posted on Tuesday, 19 February 2019 08:39 PM | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte has signed a law that will allow mobile users to maintain their numbers even after switching service providers or subscription plans. Duterte signed the...

PH bans Vietnam pork imports after reports of African Swine Fever

Posted on Tuesday, 19 February 2019 07:57 PM | No Comments
The Philippine government has ordered a temporary ban on pork products coming from Vietnam amid reports that traces of African Swine Fever (ASF) were discovered in some products from that...

Malacañang vows to keep P10-B rice fund corrupt-free

Posted on Tuesday, 19 February 2019 07:37 PM | No Comments
Malacañang has allayed fears of farmers who are worried that the P10 billion fund that will be generated from the tariffs collected from imported rice will be used in corruption,...

FDA permanently revokes Dengvaxia’s certificate of registration

Posted on Tuesday, 19 February 2019 06:54 PM | No Comments
The Food and Drug Administration has permanently revoked anti-dengue vaccine Dengvaxia’s certificates of product registration (CPR) due to the continued failure of manufacturer, Sanofi Pasteur Inc. to submit post-approval commitment...

PNP: DNA test result on body parts found in Jolo Blasts out this week

Posted on Tuesday, 19 February 2019 06:30 PM | No Comments
QUEZON CITY, Philippines —The Philippine National Police (PNP) is set to release this week the results of the DNA test conducted on samples and some body parts recovered from the...

Duterte signs law creating Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development

Posted on Tuesday, 19 February 2019 06:25 PM | No Comments
QUEZON CITY, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte has signed into law Republic Act 11201 or the law creating the Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development. The law seeks to...

PNP hauls over P491-M worth of cocaine bricks in a week

Posted on Tuesday, 19 February 2019 06:21 PM | No Comments
QUEZON CITY, Philippines — The Philippine National Police (PNP) confirmed that more than 92 kilograms of cocaine bricks, estimated to be worth more than P491 million have been intercepted along...

Supreme Court upholds third martial law extension in Mindanao anew

Posted on Tuesday, 19 February 2019 05:54 PM | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines — The Supreme Court has once again upheld the third extension of martial law in Mindanao, with 9-4 votes. Those who voted in favor of the extension until...

DOH records more than 9,000 measles cases; intensifies immunization drive to control effect on tourism, economics

Posted on Tuesday, 19 February 2019 05:24 PM | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Health has recorded more than 9,000 cases of measles across the country from January 1 to February 18, 2019. The department said this is...