Comelec starts ‘Oplan Baklas’ against prohibited political posters, billboards

April 14, 2016 by · Comments Off on Comelec starts ‘Oplan Baklas’ against prohibited political posters, billboards 

CEBU CITY, April 13 — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has started implementing “Oplan Baklas” against prohibited political posters and billboards in Cebu City.

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Dagupan cops nab another drug pusher

April 14, 2016 by · Comments Off on Dagupan cops nab another drug pusher 

DAGUPAN CITY, April 13 — The Dagupan police continues to achieve victory against illegal drugs when a street pusher was collared by the Dagupan police in another successful drug buy-bust operation by the Dagupan police at 1:03 a.m. on Wednesday.

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DSWD, partner sectors urge public support for legal adoption advocacy

February 15, 2016 by · Comments Off on DSWD, partner sectors urge public support for legal adoption advocacy 

By Leilani S. Junio

MANILA, Feb. 15 (PNA) — The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) together with partners from various sectors, government agencies and adoptive families urged the nation to support the advocacy of legal adoption as a way to help abandoned and neglected children find and have families of their own.

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300,000 voters delisted in Eastern Visayas

January 12, 2016 by · Comments Off on 300,000 voters delisted in Eastern Visayas 

TACLOBAN CITY, Jan. 12 — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has deleted nearly 300,000 names from the list of voters for the 2016 elections in Eastern Visayas in an effort to clean its record.

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BFAR strengthens information drive to highlight amended Fisheries Code

November 19, 2015 by · Comments Off on BFAR strengthens information drive to highlight amended Fisheries Code 

ILOILO CITY, Nov. 18 — The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) is now going massive in its information drive to inform stakeholders of the salient points of Republic Act 10654 that has amended Republic Act (RA) 8550.

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DSWD encourages foster parenting in the Cordilleras

October 29, 2015 by · Comments Off on DSWD encourages foster parenting in the Cordilleras 

BAGUIO CITY, Oct. 28 – With data showing an increase in the number of “neglected children”, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Cordillera Regional Office is encouraging foster parenting for couples and individuals alike to be able to provide family care to children in this sector.

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President Aquino signs Republic Act regulating forestry practice in the Philippines

October 29, 2015 by · Comments Off on President Aquino signs Republic Act regulating forestry practice in the Philippines 

MANILA, Oct. 28 — President Benigno S. Aquino III has signed Republic Act (RA) 10690 regulating the practice of forestry in the country.

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President Aquino declares August 9 of every year as National Indigenous Peoples Day

October 29, 2015 by · Comments Off on President Aquino declares August 9 of every year as National Indigenous Peoples Day 

MANILA, Oct. 28 — President Benigno S. Aquino III has signed Republic Act 10689 declaring August 9 of every year as a special working holiday to observe National Indigenous Peoples Day.

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Poe urges PNP to tap support of 42,000 barangays in solving illegal drugs

October 23, 2015 by · Comments Off on Poe urges PNP to tap support of 42,000 barangays in solving illegal drugs 

By Jelly F. Musico

MANILA, Oct. 22 (PNA) – Senator Grace Poe on Thursday encouraged the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) to tap the assistance of 42,000 barangays (villages) throughout the country to solve the problem of illegal drugs.

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Gov't earmarks Php98.5M for college scholarships of sugar workers’ dependents

September 20, 2015 by · Comments Off on Gov't earmarks Php98.5M for college scholarships of sugar workers’ dependents 

By Sammy F. Martin

MANILA, Sept. 19 (PNA) — The national government has earmarked a total of Php98.5 million to provide free college education to eligible dependents of sugar industry workers and small cane farmers, Pasig City Rep. Roman Romulo, chairman of the House committee on higher and technical education, said over the weekend.

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