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POEA encourages OFWs to take polio vaccines

The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration encourages overseas Filipino workers to take polio vaccines due to an outbreak in ten countries according to the World Health Organization. The POEA further added that recruitment agencies and foreign employers should shoulder the cost of the vaccination.

Magnitude 6.3 quake jolts Negros Occidental

MANILA, May 15 (PNA) — A 6.3 magnitude earthquake rocked parts of Negros Occidental on Thursday afternoon , according to Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHILVOCS). In its bulletin, Phivolcs said the tremor occurred at 6:16 p.m. with its epicenter traced 49 kilometers southwest of Hinoba-an in Negros Occidental wherein Intensity 5 was also felt in the area. The agency said the quake was felt at Intensity 4 in Iloilo City; Bago City; Pandan, […]

De Lima submits own Napoles list to Senate; 11 incumbent senators, 2 ex-senators tagged

By Jelly F. Musico MANILA (PNA) – Department of Justice (DOJ) Secretary Leila de Lima on Thursday (May 15) personally brought to the Senate her own copy of the controversial Janet Lim Napoles list of senators and other individuals linked to the pork barrel scam. De Lima personally handed a one-page photo copy of the Napoles list to Senate blue ribbon committee chairman Teofisto Guingona III after the two, together with committee vice chairman Sen. […]