Today in History

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December 20, 1863

MANILA, Dec.20 — On December 20, 1863, educational decree was promulgated for reforming the educational system in the Philippines.

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UNDP-funded projects in RP yield big benefits for the poor

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MANILA, Dec. 20 — The results of a special program assessment and review project funded by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) for the Philippines indicates that small, community-level anti-poverty efforts can lead to lasting improvements in the lives of the poor.

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Nograles lauds PGMA's release of P238-M fund to augment allowances of state prosecutors

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MANILA, Dec. 20 — Speaker Prospero Nograles on Sunday said the decision of President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo to facilitate the immediate release of some P238 million fund for the lump sum allowances of the members of the national prosecution service is a demonstration of her administration's commitment in improving the life and welfare of government prosecutors nationwide.

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(Metro News) Valenzuela approves earth dike ordinance

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MANILA, Dec. 20 — The Valenzuela city council has approved an ordinance authored by Liga ng mga Barangay President, Councilor Alvin Feliciano, which requires fishpond owners to construct appropriate earth dikes in their pools.

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(Metro News) Caloocan lights up giant Christmas tree

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MANILA, Dec. 20 — To bring Christmas cheers to residents and employees of the local government, Caloocan City Mayor Enrico “Recom” Echiverri on Saturday led a countdown and lighted the giant model Christmas tree in front of the city hall complex on A. Mabini st. and 10th Avenue.

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House passes Philippine Standard Time bill

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MANILA, Dec. 20 — The people may soon adjust their wristwatches and clocks to a more appropriate time once the proposed Philippine Standard Time (PST) bill is enacted into law.

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Napolcom proposes abolition of 'police powers' of local executives

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MANILA, Dec. 20 — In order to stop the formation of political private armies in the country, the National Police Commission (Napolcom) is proposing amendments to a provision of Republic Act No. 6975 that gives local executives the power to choose their police officials.

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DepEd, DPWH team up to fast-track titling of public schools

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MANILA, Dec. 20 — The Department of Education has entered into an agreement with the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) to hasten the titling of school sites continuously occupied by public elementary and secondary schools nationwide but have yet to be registered and titled to DepEd.

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(Metro News) Taguig goes green for Christmas

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MANILA, Dec. 20 – The city government of Taguig goes green this Yuletide season.

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Statement of Press Secretary Cerge M. Remonde

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MANILA, Dec. 20 — President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo is in Hong Kong from December 20 to 23 for a private family vacation in fulfillment of a promise to her grandchildren.

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