LTFRB exec mulls requiring anti-theft devices on taxis

April 14, 2016 by · Comments Off on LTFRB exec mulls requiring anti-theft devices on taxis 

By Azer N. Parrocha

MANILA, April 13 (PNA) — After a series of stolen taxis reported and used for crimes such as rape and robbery, a transport official on Wednesday is looking into the possibility of requiring taxis to install anti-theft devices.

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Asian delegates study PHL cooperative practices

January 22, 2016 by · Comments Off on Asian delegates study PHL cooperative practices 

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Jan. 21 – Delegates of various agricultural cooperatives in the Asia Pacific tackle the “management best practices” as its major concern during the annual executive meeting here.

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(Yearender) Utilization of PhilHealth benefits by poor members on uptrend

December 27, 2015 by · Comments Off on (Yearender) Utilization of PhilHealth benefits by poor members on uptrend 

By Leilani S. Junio

MANILA, Dec. 25 (PNA) — The Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) has noted a big increase in the utilization of benefits among PhilHealth members included in the National Household Targetting System for Poverty Reduction (NHTS-PR) — a data bank and information management system that identifies who and where the poor are in the country.

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(YEARENDER) DOH succeeds in managing and controlling infectious diseases in 2015

December 21, 2015 by · Comments Off on (YEARENDER) DOH succeeds in managing and controlling infectious diseases in 2015 

By Leilani S. Junio

MANILA, Dec. 20 (PNA) — One of the notable accomplishments the Department of Health (DOH) can best be remembered in 2015 is its success in managing and controlling the possible spread of emerging and threatening infectious diseases in the country.

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DOT to create committee to review PHL accommodation concerns

October 30, 2015 by · Comments Off on DOT to create committee to review PHL accommodation concerns 

By Azer N. Parrocha

MANILA, Oct. 29 (PNA) — The Department of Tourism (DOT) is set to create an industry peer review advisory committee to provide consultation work on accommodation-related concerns in the Philippines.

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PHA to public: Heed DOH call for wearing of mask, staying indoors to avoid ill effects of haze

October 28, 2015 by · Comments Off on PHA to public: Heed DOH call for wearing of mask, staying indoors to avoid ill effects of haze 

By Leilani S. Junio

MANILA, Oct. 27 (PNA)–The Philippine Heart Association (PHA) called on the public in areas affected by “haze” to heed the Department of Health's (DOH) call to wear masks especially if their activities require them to stay outdoors and if possible just stay indoors.

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Candidates’ debate should be based on governance platform, not personality – Comelec Zambo

October 21, 2015 by · Comments Off on Candidates’ debate should be based on governance platform, not personality – Comelec Zambo 

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Oct. 20 -– The Commission on Elections (Comelec) is encouraging the conduct of debates among the political aspirants in order for voters to know more about their bets for the 2016 elections.

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DOT warns establishments on sex tourism anew

September 11, 2015 by · Comments Off on DOT warns establishments on sex tourism anew 

By Azer N. Parrocha

MANILA, Sept. 9 (PNA) — Establishments, especially those accredited by the Department of Tourism (DOT), have been warned against blindly permitting tourists to sexually exploit women and children.

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(Feature) Street revelries culminate Legazpi’s Ibalong Festival/with photos

September 1, 2015 by · Comments Off on (Feature) Street revelries culminate Legazpi’s Ibalong Festival/with photos 

By Danny O. Calleja

LEGAZPI CITY, Aug. 30 (PNA) – Hundreds of revelers in colorful ethnic costumes on Saturday occupied three kilometers of the city’s main thoroughfare as they performed indigenous dances and played tribal music in a parade cheered by thousands of locals, tourists and visitors.

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(Feature) DSWD chief to the poor: Do not be lured with promises of money for insecure future

May 2, 2015 by · Comments Off on (Feature) DSWD chief to the poor: Do not be lured with promises of money for insecure future 

By Leilani S. Junio

MANILA, May 1 (PNA) — In the wake of the 11th-hour stay of the execution of Mary Jane Veloso for drug trafficking in Indonesia this week, Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Secretary Corazon J. Soliman is advising the public, particularly the vulnerable sector of the poor, to be watchful and careful of some unscrupulous people who may use them in their illicit work.

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