20-hectare wildlife rescue center planned in Mt. Apo protected area 

A 20-HECTARE area within Mt. Apo, the country’s highest peak, will be designated as a wildlife rescue and conservation center following an agreement among local governments, national agencies, and private organizations.  

Immigration bureau dismisses temporary worker involved in extortion in Muntinlupa 

THE BUREAU of Immigration (BI) has terminated a job order employee who was arrested on Nov. 22 in Muntinlupa for attempting to rob a Chinese national.

DoJ chief vows to prosecute top cops in drug war

HIGH-RANKING policemen responsible for wrongful deaths in the Duterte government’s war on drugs would be prosecuted, according to the Philippine Justice chief.

Daily COVID cases won’t top 5,000, says expert

DAILY coronavirus infections in the Philippines would probably stay below 5,000 after the entry of a new Omicron subvariant and as Filipinos celebrate Christmas next month, an infectious diseases expert said on Monday.

House measure to prevent import fraud — lawmaker

A PHILIPPINE party-list representative on Monday said imports continue to be underdeclared, with many smuggled items getting through the Bureau of Customs using spurious documents.

Senator pushes for in-city, suburban resettlement sites

A SENATOR on Monday pushed for the construction of resettlement sites within or at the outskirts of urban areas, where beneficiaries of housing programs can still have easy access to livelihood, utilities, and public services.

SC asked to grant protection to pastors allegedly tagged as communists

MEMBERS of a religious group on Monday asked the Supreme Court (SC) to grant protection to two pastors and another member who feel under threat after they were allegedly tagged as communists by military officers.

Batanes lighthouses get navigational equipment, solar lights

FOUR lighthouses in Batanes are getting equipped with navigational and solar lights, improving maritime safety in the country’s northernmost waters, the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) said in Monday.

Over 1,000 vacancies on offer at BoI job fair on Dec. 12

THE BOARD of Investments (BoI) will conduct a job fair at the Makati Coliseum on Dec. 12 as part of its ongoing effort to help provide employment opportunities.

Bill seeks creation of drug overdose info campaign, case tracking system

A BILL that will set up an information campaign and reporting system on drug overdose cases has been filed at the Senate.

Daily Philippine infections may hit 3,000 — OCTA

DAILY coronavirus infections in the Philippines could hit as many as 3,000 when Filipinos celebrate the Christmas holidays next month, according to a research group.

Analysts back call to scrap billions of pesos of intel funds

THE PHILIPPINE Congress should scrap billions of pesos worth of confidential and intelligence funds of agencies not involved in national security or law enforcement, political analysts said at the weekend, citing tight fiscal space.
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