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BJMP: 103K PDLs released in 2022 under 'zero overstaying policy'

MANILA, Jan. 31 -- The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) on Tuesday lauded the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) over the release of 103,000 qualified persons deprived... Read More


CA affirms ruling in favor of Negros Oriental city market

MANILA, Jan. 31 -- The Court of Appeals (CA) has denied suits questioning agreements in connection with the lease of a public market in Bais City, Negros Oriental. The CA's Twentieth Division affirme... Read More


Online portal to streamline market vendor spaces, stalls in QC

MANILA, Jan. 31 -- Market vendors in Quezon City may now apply for and reserve spaces and stalls through the online portal Market One-Stop Shop (MOSS). In a press conference at the Quezon City Hall, ... Read More


ORION to boost PH onion production, support to farmers: DA

MANILA, Jan. 31 -- The Department of Agriculture (DA) said Tuesday it will launch the Optimization and Resiliency In the Onion Industry Network (ORION) program to boost domestic production and support... Read More


PH's first smart locker system to pilot at LRT-1

MANILA, Jan. 31 -- The country's first smart locker system, where users may rent a locker to receive packages without contact, will soon be available in all stations of the Light Rail Transit Line 1 (... Read More


US defense chief's visit to reinforce alliance with PH: envoy

MANILA, Jan. 31 -- The upcoming visit of United States Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin to the Philippines would strengthen the two nations' alliance and existing defense agreements, Philippine Ambassad... Read More


Bill lowering optional retirement age to benefit 1M gov't workers

MANILA, Jan. 31 -- More than 1 million workers in the bureaucracy would soon be given a choice to retire early with the passage of a bill lowering the optional retirement age for government employees ... Read More


Lawyers filing 'contrived' cases face disbarment

MANILA, Jan. 31 -- The Department of Justice (DOJ) will go after lawyers of detained foreign nationals who initiate "contrived" criminal cases against their clients to stall deportation proceedings. ... Read More


Wage hike pushed for school counselors dealing with mental health

MANILA, Jan. 31 -- Senator Sherwin Gatchalian will seek a salary hike for guidance counselors to help address the alarming number of suicides and attempted suicides among students. A public hearing o... Read More


DOH-8 cites surge in dengue cases in first 3 weeks of January

TACLOBAN CITY, Jan. 31 -- The Department of Health (DOH) in Eastern Visayas has reported higher dengue fever cases in the first three weeks of 2023 and warned that frequent heavy rains in the region w... Read More