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DSWD starts relief ops for families affected by ‘Urduja’

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), through its Field Offices (FOs), has started to provide relief assistance to families and individuals affected by Tropical Storm ‘Urduja,” which continues to cause heavy rains resulting in severe flooding in Eastern Visayas provinces and in Northeastern parts of Mindanao.

DFA allows Pinoys to come home and still return to Iraq

Filipinos in hardship areas, such as Baghdad and other parts of Iraq, can now come home to the Philippines following the approval of a proposal that would allow them to visit their loved ones and still return to their jobs, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) has announced.

TS Urduja forces evacuation of 640 families from Dinagat Island province

Around 640 families were evacuated from coastal villages in three towns in the province of Dinagat as strong winds and rain swept through much of the island province Saturday morning.
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WOTL | Three Christmas buzzwords: Regalo, Ninong, Ninang

It has become customary, nay, mandatory to associate the Christmas holiday season in our part of the multiverse with three words: Regalo. Ninong. Ninang....
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WATCH | Terrorist elements recruit without letup in Marawi despite martial law

Reports filtering out of the Islamic City of Marawi indicate that terrorist elements associated with the Maute Group continue to conduct their recruitment drive...

DANCING CJ | Watch: Sereno lets her hair down at SC Xmas party while her critics are up in...

On Friday, Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno attended the Supreme Court's Christmas party and bonded with the high tribunal's employees, her face lighting up with a sweet smile as if there were no moves to oust her from power.
A teenager and his grandfather were killed by masked gunmen in Barangay Tangos, Navotas while Caloocan City, a couple died in an ambush in Barangay 171 Bagumbong, all on Thursday night.

VACC, the group that wanted Bautista, Morales, Sereno ousted, now wants PNoy charged with plunder

The Volunteer Against Crime and Corruption, formerly headed by Martin Diño, who became instrumental in paving the way for President Rodrigo Duterte's 2016 candidacy, wants former President Benigno Aquino III and other ex-public officials charged with plunder.
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WATCH | Bato dela Rosa’s term as PNP chief extended 3 months for ‘special mission’

The term of Philippine National Police (PNP) Ronald "Bato" dela Rosa, who is due for retirement this coming January 21, is being extended for...

PNoy: My move to address dengue was part of my goal ‘to leave you a country better than what...

"Can we decide on something that will be discovered five or 10 years later from now? Who will succeed among us doing that?" said former President Benigno Aquino III.

Senate-House OK of higher base pay for military, police sparks review of civilian workforce pay

The Senate approved Wednesday on third and final reading two resolutions seeking to increase the base salary of military and uniformed personnel (MUP) starting January next year and calling for a review of the salary scheme of civilian personnel.

CebuPac Narita-Cebu flight diverted due to ‘technical issue’

Cebu Pacific said its flight from Narita, Japan to Cebu City, 5J 5063, had to be diverted to Nagoya on Thursday, December 14, due to an unspecified “technical issue.”

‘No one objected to Dengvaxia roll-out, I approved it because of rising dengue incidence’ – Aquino

(UPDATE 2 - 12:03 p.m.) At no time before, during and after the roll-out of the P3.5-billion dengue vaccination program did he hear anyone object to the introduction of Sanofi Pasteur's Dengvaxia to over 800,000 Filipino children, former President Benigno Aquino III told the Senate Thursday.