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Donnie Nietes, aiming to defeat his next opponent Japanese boxer

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Donnie "Ahas" Nietes is now targeting to defeat his next opponent Japanese boxer Kazuto Loka.

The two will fight the vacant WBO Junior Bantamweight Title on December 31 to be held at WYNN Palace Resort in Macau, China.

Recall that Nietes was in the boxing ring last September when it faced fellow Pinoy boxer Aston Palicte but the fight took the draw.

Nietes holds a record of 41-wins, 1 loss and 5 draw while Loka's 23-wins, 1-loss with 13 13 knockouts.

Higher prices in sardines, effective next week

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Effective on December, the price of sardines will increase in the market.

This is after the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) approves the hirit of manufacturers to raise prices of sardines from December.

With this, playing at a price of P0.50 to P0.80 is the price of canned sardine

According to Canned Sardines Association of the Philippines President Marvin Tiu Lim, the price of petroleum products in the world market is the reason for the rise in prices of sardines, especially and they do not feel the slight oil price rollback.

Lim added that sardines were held in July and August, where prices were higher on suppliers.
The sardine could be no longer priced in 2019 if the rollback of the oil price continues.

Lifetime Cellphone Number Act, Passed on Bicam

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The bicameral conference committee is able to end the lifetime cellphone number act or allow anyone to use their cellphone number for a lifetime.

According to Senator Sherwin Gatchalian, the proposal is no need to change your cellphone number even if you switch service providers or transfer the telecommunications company.



Gatchalian is hoping that the move will be more effective for the competition between telcos in order to maintain their subscribers.

Gatchalian believes that the proposal will also help the third telco easily get subcribers.


According to Gatchalian, there is a six-month national telecommunications commission or NTC to formulate implementing rules and regulations.
Once enacted, Telco will not be liable for a penalty of up to 40 million pesos or a refund on their franchise.

Angara, hoping the 3rd telco will speed up the implementation of free WiFi on SUCs

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Senator Sonny Angara hopes that the third telecommunications company will help the country to accelerate the implementation of the free WiFi law in public places, especially at State Colleges and Universities or SUCs.

Angara said this, after the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) declared the provisional third telco provider the Mislatel consortium of China Telecom and Udena Corporation.

Where Angara is, the free WiFi can greatly help students to save money on computer shops for their research, assignments and school projects.

Angara was upset because of the delay in implementation of the free WiFi access program funded by P1.7 billion this year.

In the budget hearing on the Senate, the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) said only 10 percent of the funds were used, with just 15 of 112 SUCs nationwide with free WiFi.

League of Municipalities, supports federalism

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LMP announced the support of the 1,489 members of the League of Municipalities of the Philippines on the issue of federalism advocated by the Duterte administration.

LMP President Mayor Ma. Fe. Socorro municipality "Brutal" sponges that federalism can greatly contribute to the development of their municipalities.

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) is hosting the '15th Regional Roadshow For Federalism' in Socorro, MIMAROPA attended by 2,000 people including youth, farmers and fisherfolk.

Regino Hernandez, chairman of the Socorro's Office of Senior Citizen Affairs, believes that federalism will increase the pension paid by seniors.

PRRD will also travel to Papua New Guinea after Singapore

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After President Rodrigo Duterte's attendance at the Association of Southeast Asian Nation (ASEAN Summit) in Singapore starting today until November 15, President Duterte will also be attending the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC Summit) in Papua New Guinea to begin with November 17 to November 18.

In a briefing to MalacaƱang's Foreign Affairs Undersecretary Ernesto Abella, in addition to President Duterte's APEC meetings, he is also scheduled to confront the Filipino community in PNG to find out their situation and provide good news in the country.

Abella, however, did not know if there was a bilateral meeting with President Duterte with some economic leaders but there were also his dialogues.

Abella explained that there may be requests for bilateral meetings for the President.

Abella does not mention any cabinet to be the President but he is certain that he will be with Foreign Affairs Secretary Teddy Locsin Jr., Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez and Finance Secretary …

Building 2 large housing units for NCR teachers, already in line

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Two large housing units for NCR teachers are being developed by the National Housing Authority (NCR) under Balai Filipino, the National Housing Program of the Duterte Administration.

In the 2nd anniversary of Balai Filipino, the NHA and Pag-IBIG Funds are formally awarded the Notice of Approval with the contract being awarded to the Hauwei Builders and Development Corporation.

This is to build 158 townhouse units worth ₱ 229.10 million.

Particularly beneficiaries of housing will be public teachers in North Caloocan.

In an interview with the media, after speaking on the occasion, Senator JV Ejercito said that due to housing problems reforms, the problems of the past have been abused by uniformed personnel housing due to the fall of the design.

Filipino Sign Language Act, signed by PRRD

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President Rodrigo Duterte has signed the law declaring the Filipino sign language as a national sign language to the Filipino deaf and as the official sign language of the government.

Republic Act no. 11106, or the Filipino Sign Language Act, on October 30.

Its enactment will be subject to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (PWD).

It aims to promote, protect and ensure full and equal enjoyment of all human rights and fundamental freedoms of the disabled.

Under the law, recognizing the Filipino sign language as the medium of official communication for the hearing impaired.

March 22, 2019, proclaimed as Emilio Aguinaldo Day

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President Rodrigo Duterte proclaimed Emilio Aguinaldo Day on March 22, 2019 for commemorating the 150th birthday of the first and youngest president of the Philippines.

Proceedings of Proclamation no. 621 signed by the President to reopen Filipinos' awareness of Philippine history.

The proclamation of the National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) is aimed at leading the celebration of Aguinaldo's birthday celebration next year.

Aguinaldo was born on March 22, 1869 in Kawit, Cavite and died on February 6, 1964.

Government take over plans at PALECO facilities in Palawan, supported

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The Committee on Energy Chairman Senator Sherwin Gatchalian has supported the government's plan to take over Palawan Electric Cooperative or PALECO.

This is a statement by Gatchalian, after President Rodrigo Duterte threatened to take over PALECO when it continues until the end of the year the blackout or loss of power supply in Palawan.

According to Gatchalian, August 2017, he has made a dialogue between PALECO, other stakeholders and affected by the supply of electricity in Palawan.

Gatchalian said that in 2017, PALECO has always plagued the problem with the supply of electricity but is still committed to hearing them and still has no action.

Gatchalian asserted that the National Electrification Administration (NEA) has taken control of PALECO to provide enough supply of electricity to the Palawan areas covered by its operations.

PNP, will resume the arrest of former First Lady Imelda Marcos

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The arrest of former first lady Imelda Marcos continues.

This is what PNP Spokesperson Police Chief Supt. Benigno Durana in the face of a misunderstanding in the recent statement issued by PNP Chief Police Director General Oscar Albayalde.

In the news reports, PNP Chief Albayalde said that Mrs. Marcos will no longer be arrested for her old age and yet.

According to Durana, the misunderstanding of the statement by the PNP Chief, he said they were ready to arrest the former first lady but the manner or manner of arresting the maid was here to consider their consideration.

Until then, PNP's warrant of arrest has not been filed yet, however, as they are prepared.

Albayalde has earlier said that the PNP CIDG will lead the arrest of former first lady Marcos.

He said his custodial center is also ready to be custody in Camp Crame.

Jimmy Butler is now a member of the Philadelphia 76ers, Carmelo Anthony is looking for a new team

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From being T-Wolf, Jimmy Butler is Sixers!

The all-star guard was formally traded in Philadelphia in exchange for Jerryd Bayless, Robert Covington, Dario Saric and a 2022 second round draft pick.

Butler also moved to the Sixers with Justin Patton.

Philadelphia was thrilled with the arrival of Butler on the team.

According to managing partner David Blitzer Butler can greatly help in the dream of Sixers to recapture the NBA.

Meanwhile, the all-star forward Carmelo Anthony is looking for a new team.

Even though the Houston Rockets had no official statement on Anthony's status on the team, these reports were released by the Rockets.

LTFRB appealed to Return the P8 of minimum jeepney fare

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The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) appealed to the United Filipino Consumers & Commuters to return the minimum cost of the jeep to ₱ 8.00.

In a letter, LTFRB Chairman Martin Delgra III and board members urged Ronald Corpus and Atty. Aileen Lizada will discuss the above-mentioned fare approval.

The group's rationale - five weeks after the oil company's bigtime rollback rolled oil prices and its experts said it would be followed.

But today, the Alliance of Concerned Transport Organization (ACTO) opposes the petition of the commuter group.

ACTO President Efren De Luna says - it is futile to recover the fare because LTFRB has made a permanent decision.

De Luna - they have long fought too much for fuel traffic, oil prices and spare parts and enforcing excise taxes, E-VAT and fare discounts.

Lizada, meanwhile, also requested a special board meeting, which had earlier filed a dissenting opinion on a fare hike to discuss the decision of LTFRB.

Senator Win Gatchalian orders DepEd to review the K-12 program

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Senator Win Gatchalian insisted on the Department of Education or DepEd to review the K-12 program in the second year of implementation.

According to Gatchalian, it is important to adjust the K-12 curriculum program to ensure that graduates will find employment soon enough.

Gatchalian urged DepEd to work on the survey results conducted by Jobstreet Philippines in April that only 24-percent of Philippine employers are open to the K-12 Completion Program.

As chairman of the Senate Sub-Committee on Education Reform, Gatchalian also plans to conduct a hearing on the education system in the country.

Gatchalian's second hearing target is to know the reason why the number of graduates of the K-12 program is getting a job.

Right of Way 100% Complete NLEX Harbor Links Segment 10 Opens on December

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Right-of-way to build the Expressway from Caloocan City to Valenzuela City.

Starting from November 9, the Department of Agriculture (DA) and the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) will impose sanctions on any rice retailers who violate Suggested Retail Price (SRP) in rice markets in Metro Manila

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) assured that there will be no obstacle to the construction of the expressway from Caloocan City to Valenzuela City.

DPWH Secretary Mark Villar said the NLEX Harbor Link Segment 10 will be completed, with the secretary confirming that 100 percent of the expressway lines from the Right to C3 Road are clean.

According to the secretary-general, the expressway will be completed in December this year to reduce the traffic flow in the said areas.

NLEX Harbor Link Segment 10 has a length of 5.65 kilometers. It runs from NLEX, MacArthur Highway to Karuhatan, Valenzuela City, to Malabon City and C3 Road, Caloocan City. It also has a 2.6 kilometer …