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LANDBANK systems are safe and secure

The Land Bank of the Philippines (LANDBANK) clarifies that its systems were not hacked and remain secure, following reports that alleged unauthorized transactions were experienced by two teachers who maintain payroll accounts with LANDBANK. 

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Legarda files Special Risk Allowance bill, bats for additional compensation for health workers

Three-term Senator, now Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda has filed Special Risk Allowance for all Health Workers Act of 2021 under House Bill No. 10621, which calls for the institutionalization of the Special Risk Allowance (SRA) for all health workers—in both public and private healthcare institutions—during a public health emergency. “Our people’s health should come first, but at the same time, …

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Ilocos Norte health system gets nearly P700 million funding

Ilocos Norte’s health system has received nearly Php 700 million this year as part of the Provincial Government’s efforts to carry out its vision of a “healthier” province, Governor Matthew Marcos Manotoc announced during his State of the Province address last January 11.

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Muntinlupa City Council passes ordinance regulating movement of unvaccinated individuals

The Muntinlupa City Council passes an ordinance limiting the mobility of unvaccinated individuals following the consensus of Metro Manila mayors to enforce such restrictions. Majority Floor Leader Coun. Raul Corro said the city council has approved an ordinance on Monday adapting MMDA Resolution No. 22-01 series of 2022 which urges Metro Manila Local Government Units to enact ordinances on the …

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The Philippines in 2022 according to Madam Suzette Arandela

Traditionally, the beginning of each year in the Philippines and elsewhere seeking good fortune and dispelling bad omens among the stars, ushers in countless oracles, believe them or not.

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TecPlata, Santa Fe Port launch new feeder service

TecPlata S.A., International Container Terminal Services, Inc.’s (ICTSI) business unit operating at the Port of La Plata, Argentina, and the Port of Sta. Fe have launched a barge feeder service, creating a new and direct link to Brazil and Asia.

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POGO now subject to taxes

The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) has issued the applicable rules and regulation on taxing Philippine offshore gaming operators (POGOs), with the collected taxes to be used by government in its COVID response efforts.

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Free legal aid must be ‘visible, readily available, quick to action’ – Chief Justice

Supreme Court Chief Justice Alexander G. Gesmundo said true dedication to the spirit of public service requires lawyers who render free legal service to be constantly visible, readily accessible and quick to action.

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Booster shots now open for all adults

Fully-vaccinated Filipino adults are now allowed to receive booster shots, according to the Department of Health (DoH).

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Pinoy student invents solar windows powered by rotting vegetables

Mapua University student Carvey Ehren Maigue was named the first-ever winner of the James Dyson Award for Global Sustainability.

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