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Pagbibigay proteksyon sa livestock industry, isinusulong sa Senado

(Eagle News) – Isinusulong ni Senador Cynthia Villar ang panukalang batas na magbibigay proteksyon sa livestock industry sa bansa. Ito ay para mapigilan at hindi na maulit ang avian flu virus na naka-apekto na sa mahigit 200,000 manok sa Pampanga. Nitong Biyernes ay inanunsyo ni Agriculture Secretary Manny Pinol na dalawa pang lugar sa Nueva Ecija ang may bird flu outbreak. Sinabi ni Villar, chairman ng Senate Committee on Agriculture, na 33% ng produkto mula sa […]

Palace: President Duterte will not tolerate any abuse

(Eagle News) — Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella on Friday assured the public President Rodrigo Duterte would not tolerate abuses on the part of policemen. Abella issued the pronouncement after the family of Kian Loyd delos Santos, 17, surfaced and disputed the account of policemen that he had fired at them when they were about to approach him as part of an anti-drug operation in Barangay 160 on Wednesday night. Delos Santos’ father Zaldy noted that […]

PHL at Japan, sisimulan na ang disenyo para sa Mega Manila subway sa Nobyembre

(Eagle News) — Sisimulan na ng Japan at Pilipinas ang pagdidisenyo sa P227-billion na Mega Manila subway sa Nobyembre. Ayon kay Socio Economic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia, ang Mega Manila subway ang itinuturing na project of the century sa Pilipinas. Sa Nobyembre aniya sisimulan na ang pagdidisensyo kasabay ng pagtungo sa bansa ni Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe para dumalo sa Association of Southeast Asian Nations Summit. Dagdag pa ni Pernia, tatalakayin ang detalye ng […]

Dep’t of Agriculture confirms bird flu cases in two Nueva Ecija towns

QUEZON City, Philippines (Eagle News) — The Department of Agriculture has confirmed that two cases of bird flu in two towns of Nueva Ecija and are set to do culling operations within the one kilometer radius of the farms where the cases had been found. Agricullture Secretary Manny Piñol said that the confirmed cases were in the towns of Jaen and San Isidro. He said that in Jaen, the bird flu case was confirmed in […]

PHL condemns deadly Barcelona van attack

  (Eagle News) — The Philippines joined the international community in condemning the terrorist attack in Barcelona on Thursday that left at least 13 people dead and injured more than 100 others including two Irish citizens of Filipino descent. Malacanang and the Department of Foreign Affairs issued separate statements condemning the attack. “Our hearts and prayers go out to the families and loved ones of the innocent victims who perished and those who got injured […]

Two Filipinos injured in deadly Barcelona van attack, says PHL consul

  (Eagle News) – Two Filipinos have been injured in the deadly van attack in Barcelona, according to the country’s Consul General in Spain. Dr. Emmanuel Fernandez, the Deputy Chief of Mission and Consul General on the Philippines in Spain, did not identify the two Filipinos who were injured but said that they were a Filipino father and his child who just visited Barcelona, with the rest of their family. Fernandez however stressed that there […]

President Duterte directs gov’t agencies to finalize Marawi rehab plans; assures budget realignment for this

  MANILA, Philippines (Eagle News) — President Rodrigo Duterte has directed concerned government agencies to fast track all necessary preparations in anticipation of the reconstruction and recovery of war-torn Marawi City, as he met officials in Malacanang to ensure the speedy rehabilitation in the area. The President also assured the various government agencies assigned for the Marawi rehabilitation that he will push for the proper realignment of the country’s budget to cater to the needs […]

Philippine economy surges

The Philippine economy grew by 6.5 percent in the three months to June, likely one of the fastest in Asia, the government said Thursday. “I am pleased to inform you that we remain as one of the best-performing economies in Asia,” Economic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia said in a speech to announce gross domestic product growth for the second quarter. “We are well on track to meeting our full-year target growth of 6.5-7.5 percent,” he […]

President Duterte renews commitment to get rid of drugs problem in visit to Ozamiz

(Eagle News) — President Rodrigo Duterte  visited Ozamiz City on Thursday, a day after the Ozamiz Mayor Reynaldo Parojinog, who was believed to be engaged in illegal drug activities, was buried. In his speech before the policemen of the Misamis Provincial Police Office, Duterte reiterated his commitment to eradicate narcopolitics, which he said had taken its roots in Ozamiz with the Parojinogs. “Ang mga tao na nakatikim ng patronage nila, iiyak iyak kayo. Sumunod kayo […]

LTFRB allows affected Uber drivers to operate under Grab, U-Hop temporarily

(Eagle News) — The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board has allowed Uber drivers affected by the one-month suspension on the transport network company to operate under other TNCs in the meantime. In a resolution issued on Thursday, the LTFRB said Uber’s Transport Network Vehicle Services could be “accommodated” by either Grab and U-Hop, subject to conditions–that the drivers produce proof of accreditation issued by Uber; and that they produce proof of insurance as coverage […]

Two senators seek Senate inquiry into Comelec chair’s accounts in thrift bank; possible AMLA violations to be looked into

(Eagle News) — Senators Vicente Sotto III and Panfilo Lacson  are seeking a Senate investigation into what they said was a possible violation by some “covered institutions” of the Anti Money and Laundering Act in connection with the supposed “splitting” of  Commission on Elections Chair Andres Bautista’s 35 bank accounts in one “small thrift bank.” Lacson and Sotto filed on Thursday Resolution No. 468 “directing” the Senate committee on banks, financial institutions and currencies to look […]

TESDA, hinikayat ang publiko para sa libreng skills training

(Eagle News) — Hinikayat ni Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) Director General Guiling Mamondiong ang publiko sa libreng skills training. Ipinaliwanag niya na sa pamamagitan nito ay magagawa ng TESDA ang bahagi nito sa “social equity” o pagiging patas sa lipunan. Kabilang sa inaalok ng TESDA ang training program, scholarship, competency assessment at certification. Maaaring mag-apply ng scholarship sa internet, mag walk-in application o mag-apply sa pamamagitan ng survey ng barangay.