Tuesday, October 20, 2020

De Lima seeks Senate probe vs Manila Bay ‘white sand’ project

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Opposition Senator Leila de Lima filed a resolution seeking a Senate investigation into the P389-million Manila Bay “white sand” project, pointing out that the substantial amount spent on it could have been used to...

Jam-packed Manila Bay ‘white sand’ beach proves DENR, Manila City made the right decision...

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Even if the physical distancing protocol to curb the spread of COVID-19 had been violated, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said Monday that the flock of people gathering at the Manila Bay to see, touch,...

Pasig City to bestow tablets even to transferees, late enrollees in public schools

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In a recently concluded online workshop for parents, Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto assured that even transferees and late enrollees of public schools in Pasig City will receive learning devices. “Kahit po ‘yung mga transferee,...

‘Waste of money’: Eco groups slam Manila Bay white sand project

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Environment groups criticized the Duterte administration's latest move as part of its ongoing rehabilitation efforts in the Manila Bay. The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has started filling the Manila baywalk with...

Makati gov’t to deploy mobile learning hubs amid COVID-19 pandemic

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Now recruiting teachers, teacher assistants, and tutors, the Makati City government will deploy mobile learning hubs in time when classes formally begin in the city. The program dubbed as the "Makati Mobile Learning Hub" seeks...

Ostrich cooked as adobo after dying due to stress

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One of two ostriches spotted running in a Quezon City village and went viral died due to stress, the owner said upon surrendering the other animal to the government. Department of Environment and Natural Resources...

Alfredo Lim: Former Manila Mayor dies at 90

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Former Manila City Mayor Alfredo Lim passed away at the age of 90. "y father died at 4:30 PM, August 8, Manila time," said Cynthia Lim, daughter of Mayor Lim. This came just a day after...

4 streets in Pasig City now under lockdown until further notice

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Pasig City local government has put four streets in Napico, Barangay Manggahan under a localized enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) due to a surge in COVID-19 cases. The streets of Pipino, Labanos, Okra, and Ubas will...

327 construction workers in BGC test positive for COVID-19

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Taguig City Mayor Lino Cayetano revealed that out of the 691 workers in a construction site in Bonifacio Global City (BGC) who went through COVID-19 testing, 327 individuals turned positive for COVID-19. "A localized lockdown...

Chinese woman who hit Makati traffic officers charged with criminal complaints

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After arguing and hitting traffic enforcers in Makati City, a Chinese woman is facing criminal complaints of physical injury and disobedience to a person of authority, police confirmed on July 8. Dong Li, 27, a...

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Duque backs proposal to designate DOF chief Dominguez as PhilHealth chairman

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Department of Health (DOH) Secretary Francisco Duque III said he "strongly supports" the proposal to designate Department of Finance (DOF) Secretary Carlos Dominguez III as...

Budget allotted for procurement of COVID-19 vaccine ‘not enough’ — DOH

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Department of Health (DOH) Usec. Maria Rosario Vergeire bared that the agency needs an additional P10 billion to procure enough doses of COVID-19 vaccine to...

Learning module discouraging protests not part of curriculum — DepEd

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The Department of Education (DepEd) disowned yet another controversial learning module that discourages students from participating in peaceful assemblies or protests, reiterating that the...