Indonesian hostage rescued from Abu Sayyaf in Sulu

Credit to Author: lalos| Date: Wed, 16 Jan 2019 07:13:43 +0000

Indonesian hostage Juragan Kapal Samsul Saguni was rescued on January 15, more than four months after he and his companion were held by the Abu Sayyaf.

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DOH pushes for VAT exempt cancer medications

Credit to Author: mfrialde| Date: Wed, 16 Jan 2019 05:40:08 +0000

MANILA, Philippines—After the removal of the value-added tax (VAT) on medicines for diabetes, hypertension and high cholesterol, the Department of Health (DOH) said it is now working for the tax exemption of cancer medications.

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Wife takes over city councilor post vacated by dead husband in Pagadian

Credit to Author: hniitsu| Date: Wed, 16 Jan 2019 05:17:39 +0000

After the death of City Councilor Dominador Yocogo Jr. last month, the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) in Pagadian City has installed Yocogo’s wife, Raquel, as his successor.

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3 provincial police heads in Eastern Visayas reshuffled

Credit to Author: hniitsu| Date: Wed, 16 Jan 2019 04:15:18 +0000

At least three provincial police directors in Eastern Visayas were reassigned from their posts as part of the police organization’s policy to remain neutral as the country is set to hold midterm elections on May 13.

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Quarrying destroys dike sections in Angeles City

Credit to Author: hniitsu| Date: Wed, 16 Jan 2019 03:30:06 +0000

Three sections of the slope protection of a dike controlling the flow of Mt. Pinatubo’s lahar on Abacan River here have slid down on Wednesday morning.

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Andaya: House-Senate consensus justifies abolition of Road Board

Credit to Author: jvicente| Date: Wed, 16 Jan 2019 03:24:59 +0000

Andaya: House-Senate consensus justifies abolition of Road Board

“Common sense, real reform, and transparency” won in the agreement to genuinely abolish the Road Board, House Majority Leader Rolando Andaya Jr. said Wednesday.

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Andal insists Duterte ordered him to do back-channel talks with Reds

Credit to Author: hniitsu| Date: Wed, 16 Jan 2019 03:02:16 +0000

Andal insists Duterte ordered him to do back-channel talks with Reds

Avelino “Billy” Andal, the besieged ally of President Duterte, insisted that the country’s chief executive ordered him to initiate backchannel talks with communist rebel leaders for the possible resumption of the stalled peace talks.

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