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Quakes rock Romblon and Davao Occidental

TWO separate earthquakes shook the province of Romblon and Davao Occidental on Saturday night with a 4.6 and 4.1 magnitude, respectively.

Defense calls for improvements in infrastructure and services in West Philippine...

THE Department of National Defense (DND) called for the improvement of infrastructure and basic services for military troops and civilians posted in the West Philippine Sea, specifically in the disputed Kalayaan Group of Islands.

Philippines eyes Dutch deal for Joma arrest

THE Philippines will seek a “special arrangement” with the Dutch government for the extradition of Communist Party leader Jose Maria “Joma” Sison who has been ordered arrested by a court for murder, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) said on Thursday.

Legislator backs P22.5-B NFA procurement budget

REPRESENTATIVE Jose Ma. S. Salceda, the House Ways and Means committee chair from Albay’s 2nd district, said he supports more borrowing by the National Food Authority (NFA) to boost its rice procurement funding to about P22.5 billion.

House panel consolidates property valuation bills

THE House Ways and Means committee on Wednesday approved a substitute bill seeking to reform the real property valuation and assessment system.

MMDA to escort emergency vehicles

THE METROPOLITAN Manila Development Authority (MMDA) on Wednesday announced that its motorcycle-riding traffic enforcers will start to escort emergency vehicles like ambulances that will be going through congested areas.

Nationwide round-up

THE DEPARTMENT of Budget and Management (DBM) released P82.5 million to the Department of Agriculture (DA) on Tuesday to fund measures relating to the African Swine Fever (ASF) outbreak.

Police to seek Interpol help in Joma’s arrest

PHILIPPINE police will seek the help of the International Criminal Police Organization or Interpol in the arrest of Maoist leader Jose Maria “Joma” Sison for murder, according to its chief.

DILG to help ensure implementation of law in Bangsamoro normalization process

THE DEPARTMENT of Interior and Local Government (DILG) has vowed to assist the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) government in ensuring the implementation of the law as the normalization process gets underway.

Trust in gov’t, 5 other institutions drop slightly

FILIPINOS’ trust in government and five other institutions have slightly dropped since 2017, but majority would still choose their home country as permanent residence, according to the latest Philippine Trust Index (PTI) released September 9.

Police nab most wanted Maoist rebel

POLICE captured in Pasig City a communist rebel listed as most wanted by the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG).

DoTr says EDSA decongestion measures to take longer without emergency powers

THE Department of Transportation (DoTr) said measures to decongest Metro Manila’s main thoroughfare, known as EDSA, can be implemented without the use of emergency powers but will take longer to complete.

CALAX 10-km Laguna segment opening in Oct.

THE Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) said it expects to open a 10-kilometer (km) Laguna segment of the Cavite-Laguna Expressway (CALAX) ending in Sta. Rosa next month.

Valenzuela City offers relief for unpaid property tax

THE Valenzuela City government issued an ordinance offering relief for delinquent taxpayers, allowing them to settle property tax owed, including interest, from 2014 to the date of application.

Google develops new machine learning model for phones

GOOGLE, INC. has introduced federated learning, a new approach for machine learning through user interaction.