Infra, capital spending inch up in March

Credit to Author: Mayvelin U. Caraballo, TMT| Date: Thu, 20 May 2021 11:27:54 +0000

State expenditures on infrastructure and capital outlays increased in March due to public works projects around the country, the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) said. The DBM’s latest disbursement report released on Thursday showed that expenditures jumped by 41.1 percent to P87.8 billion in the third month of 2021, up from P62.2 billion a […]

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Duterte considers discussing WPS issues with former presidents

Credit to Author: Keith Calayag| Date: Thu, 20 May 2021 11:17:40 +0000

President Rodrigo Duterte is considering meeting with former Philippine presidents to discuss issues concerning the West Philippine Sea, Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque Jr. said on Thursday. Roque made the statement after former senator Rodolfo Biazon called on the National Security Council (NSC) to convene as he criticized the government’s confusing stand on the West Philippine […]

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Australian ‘killed intruder and lived with body for 15 years’

Credit to Author: Agence France-Presse| Date: Thu, 20 May 2021 09:08:00 +0000

SYDNEY: An Australian hoarder killed a burglar and kept the corpse for 15 years, using more than 70 air fresheners to mask the smell, local media reported Thursday. A coronial inquest heard that Sydney man Bruce Roberts shot intruder Shane Snellman during an attempted home robbery in 2002 and kept the body in his house, […]

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New India cyclone warning as death toll rises

Credit to Author: THE MANILA TIMES| Date: Thu, 20 May 2021 08:12:44 +0000

AHMEDABAD, India: A major new storm was brewing in the Bay of Bengal off India’s east coast on Thursday, forecasters warned just days after the biggest cyclone to hit the west of the country in decades left at least 110 people confirmed dead. Scientists say cyclones in the densely populated region, currently reeling from coronavirus, […]

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House minority leader assures ‘proper procedure’ to be followed over Leonen impeach rap

Credit to Author: Reina C. Tolentino| Date: Wed, 19 May 2021 10:00:56 +0000

MINORITY Leader Joseph Stephen “Caraps” Paduano of the House of Representatives said his bloc will ensure that the “proper procedure” is followed in tackling and deciding on the impeachment complaint filed against Supreme Court Associate Justice Marvic Leonen. During a plenary session on Tuesday, the House referred the complaint to its Committee on Justice, which […]

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CAAP launches P84.9-M tower simulator

Credit to Author: Benjamin L. Vergara, TMT| Date: Wed, 19 May 2021 09:38:41 +0000

THE aviation regulator on Wednesday launched the first 3D Aerodrome Tower Simulator (ATS) that will boost and improve modern aviation safety training for its personnel. According to the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP), the P84.9 million project, which was formally inaugurated on Wednesday, includes supply, installation, and testing of the simulator that was […]

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House panel OKs bill seeking to institutionalize ‘Build,Build, Build’

Credit to Author: Currie Cator| Date: Wed, 19 May 2021 09:16:45 +0000

THE House of Representatives’ Committee on Public Works and Highways approved on Wednesday a measure seeking to adopt a 30-year national infrastructure plan. House Bill (HB) 8151 that was sponsored by committee chairman Rep. Romeo Momo, Sr. aims to institutionalize the Duterte administration’s “Build, Build, Build” program from 2023 to 2052. Momo stressed the need […]

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Public utility vehicles ordered to use S-PASS for safe travel

Credit to Author: Lea Devio| Date: Wed, 19 May 2021 09:11:41 +0000

THE Land Transportation and Franchising Regulatory Board (LTRB) has required all inter-regional and inter-provincial public utility vehicles (PUVs) to use the safe, swift, and safe passage or S-PASS travel management system. Created by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST), the S-PASS can facilitate local travel by providing information on restrictions implemented by local government […]

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Brion named Philja head

Credit to Author: Jomar Canlas, TMT| Date: Wed, 19 May 2021 08:48:10 +0000

Retired Supreme Court Associate Justice Arturo Brion was appointed head of the Philippine Judicial Academy (Philja). Brion will replace retired SC justice Adolfo Azcuna whose term will expire on May 31, 2021. The Philja conducts educational learning to judges to keep them updated with the law. Brion was associate justice for eight years — from […]

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Indian Navy scours the sea for dozens missing after cyclone

Credit to Author: Agence France-Presse| Date: Wed, 19 May 2021 08:39:05 +0000

MAHUVA: Navy helicopters scoured the sea Thursday for 89 people missing after a major cyclone slammed India, adding to the country’s woes as it suffered a record number of Covid-19 deaths. Pummeling the western coast late Tuesday, Cyclone Tauktae was the latest in what experts say is a growing number of ever-bigger storms in the […]

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