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I’m not lawyering for Napoles – De Lima

Justice Secretary Leila De Lima belied the claim of Senator Chiz Escudero that she seems to be lawyering for Janet Lim Napoles, saying that she is just being careful regarding Napoles’ testimony because she is not sure of the veracity of said testimony

MMDA asks motorists to avoid Gil Puyat Avenue and Roxas Boulevard

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority is asking motorists to avoid Gil Puyat Avenue and Roxas Boulevard on May 21-23 for the World Eco Forum on East Asia, which will be held at the Philippine International Convention Center or PICC. Two heads of state and more than 600 government and business leaders will from more than 30 countries will attend the said event.

Brigada Eskwela starts today; environmental groups urge lead-safe work practices

MANILA —  The Brigada Eskwela or the “National Schools Maintenance Week” kicks off today, and top education officials set to monitor various schools  in the country’s various regions. THE Department of Education (DepEd) said that public elementary and secondary schools nationwide are all set for this year’s “Brigada Eskwela”,which is a week-long activity from May 19 to 24. “It is a school maintenance effort that engages all education stakeholders to contribute their time, effort, and resources in ensuring […]

Pantabangan Dam stops irrigation water release for 100,000 hectares of Central Luzon farmlands

 By Marilyn E. Galang, Philippines News Agency CABANATUAN CITY, Nueva Ecija (PNA) — The National Irrigation Administration-Upper Pampanga River Integrated Irrigation Systems (NIA-UPRIIS) has cut off water supply to some 100,000 hectares of agricultural lands in Central Luzon irrigated by the giant Pantabangan Dam, but officials allayed fears of shortage. As of Saturday, the water level of Pantabangan dam was 182.10 meters above sea level (masl), over 11 meters away from its critical level of 171.5 […]