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Duterte mulls a vacation in Kalayaan Group of Islands

This also comes after he defended his decision to grant “absolute pardon” to an American soldier who was convicted of homicide for killing a transgender Filipino woman.

PMFTC opens IQOS stores in Metro Manila

PMFTC Inc., an affiliate of PMI, opened its first four IQOS stores in Metro Manila located at the Eastwood Mall in Libis, Quezon City, SM Mall of Asia in Pasay City, SM Southmall in Las Piñas City, and Estancia Mall in Pasig City. The stores carry PMI’s line of smoke-free products, the devices, heat sticks, and a full range of accessories.

Parlade wants explanation why Gabriela ‘activist’ was in clash with Reds in Palawan

Parlade was referring to Ren Manalo, who is also known by aliases "RJ," “Ka Amir, ” "Lemon," a Gabriela official in Mindoro and member of activist fisher's group Pamalakaya, who was among the five rebels killed during the Thursday encounter with members of the PMC's Force Reconnaissance Group.

BFAR and USAID host workshop to battle illegal fishing

In a statement released by the U.S. Embassy, it said that the workshop was supported by the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) through the "Fish Right" program.

MARINA issues 1-year extension to expiring STCW certificates

In an advisory on Tuesday, the MARINA said all STCW certificates that are set to expire beginning September 1 to December 31 of this year will be valid for another year — from the date of expiry — without requiring its holders to file for a renewal.

Over 700 posts available in upcoming CSC online career fair

During the Laging Handa public briefing on Monday aired over PTV4, CSC Commissioner Aileen Lizada said the online job fair will run from Sept. 14 to 18.

Double pay for workers on National Heroes Day, says DOLE advisory

According to Advisory No. 27 of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), employees who will be on duty during the regular holiday shall be paid 200 percent of their regular wages for the first eight hours.

No lifting of travel authority requirement: JTF Covid Shield

JTF COVID Shield commander, Lt. Gen. Guillermo Eleazar, clarified disinformation on social media, apparently aimed at misleading the public, that the National Task Force on Covid-19 has already lifted the restrictions for all travels in any part of the country.

Senate ratifies Bayanihan 2 bill

The measure sets aside PHP140 billion for the coronavirus pandemic response with allotments for various government programs to help affected Filipinos and sectors, plus an additional PHP25.5-billion standby appropriations.

Employers told to observe pay rules on ‘Ninoy Aquino Day’

The advisory also stated that if a company has existing policies that exempts its workers from this scheme, they must observe the said advisory.

Family of missing fishers to receive settlement from Chinese cargo vessel

Admiral George V. Ursabia Jr., Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) Commandant, in a virtual presser with the Department of Transportation (DOTr) on Thursday, said that the formal settlement for the damages was agreed upon by the parties involved in the “maritime accident”.

P26.8-B IRM allocation exceeds estimated COVID-19 treatment costs

During the joint House hearing into the alleged corruption in the state-run insurance firm, Marikina Rep. Stella Luz Quimbo said the total estimated cost for COVID-19 this year only amounts to PHP3.3 billion based on her computations.