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SOME local government units in areas affected by the Taal volcano eruption allowed their residents to go home on Friday to feed their livestock, amid the seeming decrease in Taal Volcano’s activity this week.
FOUR CHINESE nationals have been arrested in Manila for kidnapping a fellow Chinese over alleged gambling debts, the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) reported on Thursday.
THE House Committee on Appropriations approved Wednesday an unnumbered substitute bill seeking to establish a fiscal regime for the mining industry.
STATE seismologists need more trending data before lowering the alert level for Taal Volcano, despite a seeming decrease in volcanic activity.
THE HOUSE of Representatives said it will assign the “highest priority” to President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s request to fast-track approval of a P30-billion supplemental budget for communities affected by the Taal Volcano eruption, and signalled a willingness to provide even more.
TAAL Volcano remained swollen with gas and magma, a sign that it could erupt again, state seismologists said on Tuesday.
THE operator of Light Rail Transit Line 1 (LRT-1) is ready to cooperate should the government push through with an investigation into an alleged irregularity in its concession agreement.
A BILL that will consolidate all measures seeking to amend the Customs Modernization and Tariffication Act (CMTA) will be completed within the week, House Committee Chairman on Ways and Means Jose Maria Clemente S. Salceda said.
A QUEZON CITY court has ordered the transfer of two suspects in the massacre of more than 50 people a decade ago to a cell in Taguig City.
THE House of Representatives has committed to pass a measure to regulate shipping rates to ultimately lower costs for consumers, Speaker Alan Peter S. Cayetano said.
MORE policemen will be deployed in Batangas province to maintain order, as some residents reportedly tried to return to their houses to save their livestock amid Taal Volcano’s continued restlessness, the country’s local government chief said on Tuesday.
A LEGISLATOR has filed a resolution seeking to conduct an investigation into the alleged “lack of dissemination of information” on the hazards of the Taal Volcano’s eruption.
LEGISLATORS described as “urgent” the bill creating the Department of Disaster Resilience, citing the ongoing activity at Taal Volcano.
ASH from Taal Volcano in Batangas province covered large parts of Southern Luzon and cities near the capital on Monday, forcing financial markets to suspend trading and the Manila airport to close.
THE PASIG RIVER ferry service is budgeted to expand its fleet by four boats this year, Senator Juan Edgardo M. Angara said, adding to its current inventory of nine boats.
A BILL has been filed at the House of Representatives to seek out alternatives to charcoal that are more friendly to the environment, involving research programs and funding from the Land Bank of the Philippines (LANDBANK).
THE House of Representatives will prioritize the passage of bills creating three departments when Congress reconvenes on Jan. 20, said House Speaker Alan Peter S. Cayetano.
THE HOUSE Committee on Ways and Means “sees no need” to suspend the fuel excise taxes under the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) Law despite the ongoing tensions between the United States and Iran, according to its chairman.
REPRESENTATIVE Weslie T. Gatchalian has renewed his call for the immediate passage of the bill seeking to protect consumers against security threats in parking spaces as well as regulate the imposition of “unreasonable and exorbitant” parking fees by various establishments, including shopping malls, schools, and hospitals.
JUSTICE SECRETARY Menardo I. Guevarra urged Metro Manila water concessionaires not to “play hardball” after President Rodrigo R. Duterte offered the service providers new agreements under threat of nationalization and possible plunder and fraud charges.
THE Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and the Department of Health (DoH) have launched a project to train health professionals in preventing relapses among sufferers of drug dependence to help strengthen treatment and rehabilitation practices.
A GROUP of legislators will ask the Supreme Court to reconsider its decision denying jurisdiction over the provincial bus ban along the main thoroughfare EDSA in Metro Manila.
A HOUSE official spelled out what he described as onerous provisions in the China-funded Kaliwa Dam project agreement, including the waiver of sovereign immunity and the conditions set for any arbitration proceeding.