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2 battalions proposed to help repatriate Mideast OFWs: DND

"Ang idea ni Presidente is magpadala tayo dun just in case na kailangan ng mga tao natin ng proteksyon (The idea of the President is to sent troops there just in case our people will need protection). The two battalions will not be there to engage in combat to anybody but to facilitate or help assist in the repatriation of the OFWs, especially in Iraq," Lorenzana said in an interview with reporters shortly after the Department of National Defense (DND) - Armed Forces of the Philippines’ (AFP) New Year's Call in Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City.

Higher body weight can increase certain cancer survival

They found that patients with a high BMI in four trials had a significant reduction in mortality after being treated with atezolizumab compared to those of average weight.

DOH tightens screening amid ‘mysterious’ virus outbreak in China

Duque said an outbreak of a mysterious illness has affected 44 individuals in China.

Foreigners told to visit BI for ‘annual report’

Foreigners are required to report in person to the nearest immigration office in their locality beginning this month until the end of February.

PNP to hire 17K new cops

The National Police Commission and the Department of Budget and Management have authorized the PNP to fill up 17,000 vacancies under its Recruitment Program for the year 2020.

DOLE Mimaropa receives PRIME-HRM Maturity Level 2

As a banner program, CSC assessed the maturity level of DOLE Mimaropa’s competencies, systems and practices in four (4) HR core systems: (1) recruitment, selection, and placement; (2) learning and development; (3) performance management; and (4) rewards and recognition.

Mindanao, Palawan seen to play key role in East ASEAN growth

The consensus surfaced during the 2nd Budayaw Festival held last November in the City of Kuching in the Federal State of Sarawak, Malaysia, a biennial event of the Brunei Darussalam-Indonesia-Malaysia-Philippines East ASEAN Growth Area (BIMP-EAGA).

SoKor eyes relaxed visa measure for Asean states

Yonhap reported on December 12 that four major policy measures, including “a new visa program with Southeast Asian countries” and the expansion of South Korea’s visa-free stay program to regional airports have been discussed during a Korean government meeting on strategies to promote regional tourism.

Solon wants to increase bank deposit insurance coverage

A bill seeking to double the maximum insurance protection of the country’s 63 million bank depositors has been filed at the House of Representatives. According...

BSP probes 10 banks for links to money laundering scheme

Philippine monetary officials are now looking at information that about 10 banks received the alleged dirty money that passed through Ayala-led Bank of the...

Duterte certifies as urgent bill raising gov’t workers’ salary

President Rodrigo Duterte has certified as urgent the bill implementing the fifth round of salary increases for government workers. In a December 13 letter addressed...

PH re-elected to int’l maritime body

The Philippines has been re-elected as a member of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Council under Category C for Biennium 2020 to 2021, during...