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Rizal in 3D-print

DOST PHILIPPINES A STATUE of the Philippine’s national hero, titled Dr. Jose P. Rizal, The Filipino Scientist, made using 3D printing was unveiled on Dec. 30 at the Department of Science and Technology (DoST) complex in Bicutan, Taguig as the country observed his 125th year of martyrdom.

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Comelec to revise guidelines on voting procedures after mock elections outcome

BARMM POLICE REGIONAL OFFICE THE COMMISSION on Elections (Comelec) will revise its voting procedures for the May 2022 polls to address issues that were observed during the mock elections held Wednesday in several areas across the country. Among the problems encountered involved technical matters relating to ballots to vote counting …

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Maynilad sending mobile water treatment plants to Cebu, Bohol

MAYNILAD Water Services, Inc., the Metro Manila west zone water supplier, is deploying mobile water treatment plants in Cebu and Bohol, two of the provinces affected by typhoon Odette, internationally known as Rai. Each mobile equipment, capable of processing water from rivers or floodwater, can produce 43,000 gallons per day, …

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Cebu to provide P5M per town for rebuilding of typhoon-hit houses

MUNICIPALITY OF LILOAN FB PAGE THE LOCAL government of Cebu, ranked as the richest province in the country, will be distributing P5 million to each city and municipality for the rebuilding of houses hit by typhoon Odette, internationally known as Rai. Cebu Governor Gwendolyn F. Garcia, who has been making …

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Congressman: People failed to get booster shots from Veterans

PHILIPPINE STAR/ MICHAEL VARCAS VETERANS Memorial Medical Center (VMMC) in Quezon City had to turn people away for booster shots against the coronavirus after running out of supply, according to a congressman. In a statement on Thursday, Party-list Rep. Michael T. Defensor urged Health Secretary Francisco T. Duque III and …

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Gov’t keeps second alert level after infection uptick

PHILIPPINE STAR/ MICHAEL VARCAS THE PHILIPPINES will remain under Alert Level 2 until Jan. 15 after a slight rise in coronavirus infections, according to health authorities, and amid the threat of a more infectious Omicron variant. An inter-agency task force approved a plan to keep all provinces and highly urbanized …

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DENR urged to rethink ban on coastal settlement

PHILSTAR THE Environment department’s plan to prevent residents from resettling along the coast in Siargao threatens to deprive thousands of their livelihood, nongovernment organizations said. The plan by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) needs to be reconsidered because relocation does not guarantee safety, Youth Advocates for Climate …

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DPWH reckons damage to public infra at P1.2B

PHILIPPINE COAST GUARD FACEBOOK PAGE THE Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) said damage caused by Typhoon Odette (international name: Rai) to public infrastructure amounted to P1.2 billion so far. Public Works and Highways Secretary Roger G. Mercado said in a radio interview on Thursday that further assessment is …

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Typhoon Odette cost to agriculture estimated at P8.4 billion

THE ESTIMATE of damage to agriculture done by Typhoon Odette (international name: Rai) has risen to P8.4 billion, the Department of Agriculture (DA) said. The DA estimated the lost production at 175,720 metric tons, with 125,161 farmers and fishermen affected across 347,072 hectares. Fisheries accounted for P2.8 billion of the …

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Hong Kong police charges two former Stand News editors with sedition

HONG KONG — Two former senior editors arrested in a Hong Kong police crackdown on a pro-democracy media organization were charged on Thursday with sedition-related offences, national security authorities said. About 200 police raided the office of the Stand News online publication on Wednesday, froze its assets and arrested seven current and former senior editors and …

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