• 30 July 2016
MANILA, July 30 -- Even with the unilateral ceasefire with the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People's Army-National Democratic Front (CPP-NPA-NDF) President Rodrigo Duterte declared on his State of the Nationan Address on Monday, he encouraged the military to stay on alert, saying that they should be involved in assuring the safety of residents in their respective jurisdictions.The ceasefire declaration is a sign of the government’s goodwill towards the realization of a peace agreement with the rebels.“As President, I have to seek peace for our country. Not only with the communist insurgency but doon rin sa (but also with the) Muslim insurgency,” he said.He also reminded the AFP and the PNP not to provoke any elements of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF), and the NPA as their members are fellow Filipinos who are fighting for an ideology, unlike the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) which is a mere criminal group with no clear ideological agenda attached to its cause.But speaking before members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the Philippine National Police (PNP) at Camp Nakar in Lucena City on Thursday, The Pre ...Read more

Cash cards for SSS salary loans attract over 45,000 members

 CENTRAL  30 July 2016
QUEZON CITY, July 30 -- More than 45,000 members of the Social Security System (SSS) have benefited from the pension fund’s partnerships with two major banks for the electronic release of salary loans through cash cards issued to borrowers, instead of the usual loan checks sent through mail.SSS O ...Read more

'Carina' slightly intensifies, continues to move in Northwest direction

 CENTRAL  30 July 2016
QUEZON CITY, July 30 (PIA) -- (Update as of 11pm, July 29 ) Tropica Depression Carina has slightly intensiied as it continues to move in a Northwest direction.Based in PAGASA's latest bulletin, the eye of the storm was estimated at 180 km East Southeast of Catarman, Northern Samar at about 10 pm ...Read more
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