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Monsoon Nimfa

More rains expected this week

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Tropical depression "Nimfa", the southwest monsoon, and a low-pressure area (LPA) are expected to induce rains over parts of the archipelago this week. Nimfa, which moves slowly to northeast, was last seen at 745 kilometers northeast ...

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San Miguel pushes Pandacan bus terminal

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San Miguel Corp. President and COO Ramon Ang is pushing for the conversion of the Pandacan oil depot into a bus terminal and food hub in Manila. Ang said the unsolicited proposal is now in the "final stage" of evaluation by the Department ...

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Muntinlupa launches employment program

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As an initiative to improve city resident’s employment situation, the city government through the Office of the Congressman Ruffy Biazon and Department of Labor and Employment provide jobs to indigent families last September 17. Beneficiaries o...

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Palace wants honest BuCor chief

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President Rodrigo Duterte wants an honest and competent individual to become the next Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) chief.

Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said although the President has yet to appoint a replacement for sacked BuCor chief Nicanor Faeldon, his qualifications for the next chief were simple.

“You know, the President has only two qualifications – honesty and competence,” Panelo said in a Palace brieifng.

“The President has not made any announcement on that, so we’ll just have to wait for his appointing a person to replace Chief Faeldon,” he added.

BuCor Assistant Secretary and Deputy Director General Melvin Ramon Buenafe currenty serves as officer-in-charge.

Duterte dismissed Faeldon for disobeying his order to block the release of almost 2,000 heinous crimes convicts under the controversial Good Conduct Time Allowance (GCTA) law.

He said he has no plans of reappointing Faeldon, who has had stints at the Office of Civil Defense and Bureau of Customs, since he is already working for the private sector.

However, Duterte said he still trusts Faeldon because he believed in his “honesty” when he tipped off the seizure of PHP3.2 billion worth of Mighty Corp. cigarettes with fake tax stamps in Bulacan. 

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