Manila Water waives fees for customers

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Tue, 26 Mar 2019 11:35:33 +0000

By MADELAINE MIRAFLOR   Manila Water Company, Inc. is voluntarily waiving the fees for its customers, but Metropolitan Wa­terworks and Sewerage System (MWSS) said it is not enough for the Ayala-led company to make up for the unprecedented water sup­ply interruption it implemented in the past weeks. Yesterday, Manila Water Presi­dent and Chief Executive Officer […]

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Duterte set to sign national budget

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Tue, 26 Mar 2019 11:32:05 +0000

  The 2019 General Appropriations Bill (GAB) is officially enrolled for President Duterte’s signature. This, after Senate President Vi­cente Sotto III signed yesterday ­the printed copy of the R3.757-trillion proposed budget for this year despite allegations about the supposed post-ratification realign­ments done by the House of Rep­resentatives. “I already signed the budget, the enrolled copy […]

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31 celebrities in PDEA drug watch list

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Tue, 26 Mar 2019 07:46:07 +0000

By CHITO CHAVEZ   The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) confirmed Tuesday that 31 celebrities, some of whom are known for portraying wholesome roles, are included in its drug watch list and not in the narco-list. PDEA Director General Aaron Aquino clarified that the names in the watch list are not yet validated unlike the […]

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Ex-cop linked to P11-B ‘shabu’ smuggling fears for life

Credit to Author: besguerra| Date: Mon, 25 Mar 2019 23:25:33 +0000

Ex-cop linked to P11-B ‘shabu’ smuggling fears for life

MANILA, Philippines — Sacked Police Senior Supt. Eduardo Acierto, who went into hiding after he was tagged in the smuggling of P11 billion worth of “shabu” (crystal meth) into the country, surfaced on Sunday night, claiming his life was in danger after he informed Malacañang that two Chinese nationals close to President Rodrigo Duterte were involved in the narcotics trade.

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Top Negros communist leader captured in Laguna

Credit to Author: besguerra| Date: Mon, 25 Mar 2019 23:24:12 +0000

Top Negros communist leader captured in Laguna

A former Catholic priest-turned-rebel was the sixth peace consultant of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) to be arrested since President Rodrigo Duterte formally ended peace talks with the political arm of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP).

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Duterte: Probe corruption allegations vs Cabinet members

Credit to Author: besguerra| Date: Mon, 25 Mar 2019 23:22:13 +0000

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte has asked the Ombudsman to investigate members of his Cabinet for corruption and bring charges against those who will be found to have betrayed the public trust.

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Panelo: Show proof fishers being harassed in Panatag

Credit to Author: besguerra| Date: Mon, 25 Mar 2019 21:18:57 +0000

Panelo: Show proof fishers being harassed in Panatag

The Philippines is bent on filing a diplomatic protest if it is proven that the Chinese Coast Guard is driving away Filipino fishermen from Panatag (Scarborough) Shoal in the West Philippine Sea, presidential spokesperson Salvador Panelo said on Monday.

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Solar-powered irrigation seen to ease Ecija farmers’ water woes

Credit to Author: besguerra| Date: Mon, 25 Mar 2019 21:17:05 +0000

Solar-powered irrigation seen to ease Ecija farmers’ water woes

CABANATUAN CITY — Israel has offered to help drought-stricken areas in Nueva Ecija province through a technology that can bring water to thousands of hectares of rice fields, according to Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol.

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