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MWSS chief ready to resign if he fails to solve water crisis

A water refilling attendant arranges the pile of water containers lined up to be filled at Baseco compound, Tondo, Manila on March 19, 2019. MANILA, Philippines — Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS) administrator Reynaldo Velasco on Wednesday expressed readiness to resign if he fails to comply with President Duterte's …

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Inday Sara endorses Romualdez speakership bid

Tacloban City—Rising political kingmaker, in the coming 18th Congress. THE NEXT SPEAKER? Davao City mayor and Hugpong ng Pagbabago Regional Party chairperson Sara Duterte-Carpio introduces Lakas-CMD Party president and Leyte 1st district congressional candidate Martin Romualdez as the next Speaker of the House during the HNP’s Grand Campaign Rally at …

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Interfaith group endorses 10 Senate aspirants

This photo shows the candidates of the opposition Otso Diretso slate. MANILA, Philippines — Ten senatorial candidates—eight from the opposition slate—received endorsement from a religious movement composed of Catholic, Evangelical and Protestant lay leaders. Ricky Xavier, chair of People’s Choice Movement, said the group believes the 10 senatorial candidates will …

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Senate panel eyes Manila Water sanctions

Sen. Grace Poe headed the Senate inquiry into the water shortage in Metro Manila last Tuesday. MANILA, Philippines — The Senate committee on public services is set to recommend sanctions for water concessionaire Manila Water after holding a hearing on the water shortage in Metro Manila and Rizal province. The …

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El Niño damage to agriculture rises to P1.33 billion

This file photo shows a drought-ridden farm land MANILA, Philippines — The agricultural damage caused by a weak El Niño went up further to P1.33 billion as of March 19, data from the Disaster Risk Reduction Operations Center of the Department of Agriculture showed. Just last week, agricultural damage was …

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