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Solons bat for low-interest rate housing loans for ‘homeless’ public school teachers

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Public school teachers who are “homeless” may soon have the opportunity to have a house of their own through a housing loan with a fixed interest rate of five percent per annum. This is just one of the features of the housing loan that Rep. Rufus B. Rodriguez...
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PHL receives draft law for Muslim self-rule

MANILA (AFP) – Philippine President Benigno Aquino on Monday formally received a draft law representing a crucial step towards the creation of an autonomous area for the country’s Muslim minority, following a historic peace deal. Aquino received the Bangsamoro Basic Law from a...
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Palace: No reason yet to doubt PCSO amid Grand Lotto draw row

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Malacañang on Saturday said there is no reason yet to doubt the integrity of the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office amid reported rigging of last Monday’s 6/55 Grand Lotto draw. In an interview aired on government-run radio dzRB, deputy presidential...
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Despite production delays, PHL sugar supply ample – SRA

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – The sugar industry is experiencing production delays because of the storms last year, but this should not be a cause for alarm because there is enough supply of the commodity in the domestic market and higher prices are not warranted, the Sugar Regulatory...
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Anti-mining alliance urges DENR to order closure of erring mining firms

MANILA (Mabuhay) — To prevent future mining disasters in the Philippines, an alliance of mining-affected communities and their support groups on Sunday urged the Environment and Natural Resources and the Mines and Geosciences Bureau to order closure of several mining...
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Lacson: Romualdezes brought ‘hakot’ crowds to anti-govt rallies in Tacloban

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Rehabilitation czar Panfilo Lacson on Wednesday accused politicians from Leyte’s Romualdez clan of ferrying paid crowds to rallies in Tacloban City over the past months to protest the government’s response to Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan). Lacson said Leyte Rep....
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PNP: No threat to upcoming Obama visit so far

MANILA (Mabuhay) — At least for now, the Philippine intelligence community has not detected any “immediate” terrorist or criminal threat to the visit of US President Barack Obama on April 28 and 29. Philippine National Police spokesman Chief Superintendent Reuben Theodore...
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Lacson: Distribution of Yolanda funds by Mar Roxas appropriate

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Following  allegations of politicking against administration officials, rehabilitation czar Panfilo Lacson on Thursday defended the move of Interior Sec. Mar Roxas to distribute funds to typhoon-hit areas. In a statement, Lacson said “some people” questioned...
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De Lima orders NBI to arrest Cedric Lee

MANILA Mabuhay) – Justice Secretary Leila de Lima has ordered the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) to serve warrants for the arrest of Cedric Lee and four others accused in the Vhong Navarro grave coercion case who have not posted bail. The other four are Ferdinand...
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OFW from UAE quarantined over MERS fears

MANILA (AFP) – Philippine health authorities said Wednesday they have quarantined a Filipino who arrived from the Middle East because he tested positive for the deadly MERS virus. The man, who arrived in the Philippines on Tuesday, is not yet showing symptoms but has been...