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Improved MRT-3 service not due to Dalian trains: DOTr exec

A Dalian train at an MRT-3 station. (Photo courtesy of DOTr) MANILA – An official of the Department of Transportation (DOTr) on Tuesday clarified that the Dalian trains purchased during former president Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III’s administration are undergoing repair and have made little impact on the Metro Rail Transit …

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Typhoon Fabian leaves no casualties, less damage in Pangasinan

MONITORING. Personnel of the Manaoag Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office monitor the Angalakan, Aloragat, and Sinocalan river systems on July 23, 2021.The monsoon rains raised the water level of the river systems in the province. (Photo courtesy of Manaoag MDRRMO) LINGAYEN, Pangasinan – The Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction …

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10 repatriated OFWs test positive for Covid-19

Davao City Mayor Sara Z. Duterte (PNA file photo) DAVAO CITY – Mayor Sara Z. Duterte confirmed Monday that 10 repatriated overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) who arrived in this city this month have tested positive for coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19). Out of the 138 repatriated OFWs from Dhaka, Bangladesh who …

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House to prioritize comprehensive tax reform bills

House of Representatives (Facebook photo) MANILA – The House of Representatives will prioritize the passage of measures aimed at boosting the country’s economic recovery from the impact of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19). In an interview over PTV-4 on Monday, Deputy Speaker Mikee Romero said their focus is on passing …

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Duterte maintains high approval, trust ratings

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte (File photo) MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte has maintained high approval and trust scores despite the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic for over a year now, according to the latest survey by a political consultancy firm. PUBLiCUS Asia Inc., in its July 13 to 19 poll, …

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Oil price rollback set after 8 straight weeks of hikes

MANILA – After eight weeks of consecutive oil price hikes, pump prices will go down starting Tuesday morning. In separate advisories, Caltex, Cleanfuel, Petro Gazz, PTT, Seaoil, Shell, and Total will slash gasoline prices by 75 centavos per liter and diesel products by 60 centavos per liter. Caltex, Seaoil, and …

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