This Week’s Milestones: July 22-28, 2018

This Week's Milestones: July 22-28, 2018

July 22, 1898 The province of Pangasinan was liberated from Spanish rule after the revolutionary forces defeated the Spaniards in Dagupan City. The Katipunan Central Luzon Command under Gen. Francisco Makabulos of Tarlac led the revolution in the province. Other personalities who had a role in the eventual surrender of the Spanish forces were Don […]

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Congress can’t extend terms by resetting polls—lawyer

Election lawyer Romulo Macalintal on Friday said the 2019 midterm elections could not be postponed, whether through the passage of a law or through a people’s initiative.

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COA hits failed P6.5-B ‘free Wi-Fi’ project of DICT

Filipinos have failed to reap the benefits of free Wi-Fi connectivity due to the failure of the four-year, P6.5-billion project of the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT), the Commission on Audit (COA) said.

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Palace condemns killing of Bicol broadcaster

Palace condemns killing of Bicol broadcaster

Malacañang, lawmakers and media groups condemned the killing of a Bicol-based radio journalist, who was shot multiple times inside his car as he was leaving his house in Daraga town on his way to work early on Friday morning.

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More ‘habagat’ rains over western Luzon

The western section of Luzon will continue to experience rains in the coming days due to the effects of the southwest monsoon (“habagat”) and Tropical Storm “Inday,” which has intensified as it moved out of the country.

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Minimum wage increased in 9 regions

Nine regional wage boards have approved increases in workers’ basic pay ahead of President Rodrigo Duterte’s State of the Nation Address, but labor groups found the amounts too paltry to cope with the rising prices of goods.

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