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Benguet town mayor uses seized gin as road disinfectant – Rappler

Gin smuggling has become rampant in Itogon town because of a months-long liquor ban. Its mayor comes up with a creative way to dispose of nearly a thousand bottles of confiscated gin.

  1. Benguet town mayor uses seized gin as road disinfectant
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DoST okays P9.8M for melatonin clinical trials to treat Covid patients – The Manila Times

THE Department of Science and Technology (DoST) allotted P9.8 million for research on melatonin as an effective supplement treatment for patients infected with coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19). DoST Secretary Fortunato de la Peña announced on video on Friday night that the Philippine Council for …

  1. DoST okays P9.8M for melatonin clinical trials to treat Covid patients – The Manila Times
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DOTr: Construction of Edsa bike lanes to kick off on June 13 – INQUIRER.net

MANILA, PHILIPPINES – The construction of bicycle lanes along Edsa will start on Saturday, June 13 amid the growing number of cyclists as COVID-19 quarantine and health protocols resulted

  1. DOTr: Construction of Edsa bike lanes to kick off on June 13  INQUIRER.net
  2. Construction of bike lanes along EDSA to start on June 13  CNN Philippines
  3. Construction of EDSA bike lanes starts on Saturday -MMDA  GMA News
  4. DOTr, MMDA to put up bike lanes on Edsa  INQUIRER.net
  5. Construction of bike lanes along Edsa starts – The Manila Times  The Manila Times
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Sonya’s Garden, other Cavite restaurants prepare to reopen for dine-in – Rappler

Several restaurants and bed and breakfast hotels are setting new rules – less seats, table markings, and wearing of face masks – before reopening for dine-in on June 16

  1. Sonya’s Garden, other Cavite restaurants prepare to reopen for dine-in
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Cebu customs seize P76 million of ‘fake cigarettes’ from China – INQUIRER.net

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Customs officials in Cebu seized at least 1,522 boxes of suspected fake cigarettes shipped from China, the Bureau of Customs (BOC) here announced.
In a statement on

  1. Cebu customs seize P76 million of ‘fake cigarettes’ from China  INQUIRER.net
  2. P76M worth of fake cigarettes seized  SunStar Philippines
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Duterte thanks Bahrain king for pardon, release of 2 OFWs – ABS-CBN News

President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday welcomed the release and return of 2 overseas Filipino workers (OFW) granted royal pardon in the Kingdom of Bahrain.

  1. Duterte thanks Bahrain king for pardon, release of 2 OFWs
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Gamboa orders Puerto Princesa police chief relieved – GMA News Online

Philippine National Police chief Police General Archie Francisco Gamboa has ordered the administrative relief of the city director of Puerto Princesa City Police Office over the officer’s alleged involvement in a maltreatment incident of Environment personnel and barangay officials.

  1. Gamboa orders Puerto Princesa police chief relieved
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PNP Chief orders probe on Lucban police station’s victim-blaming post on social media – cnn

The Philippine National Police (PNP) has ordered an investigation into a controversial social media post by the Lucban Municipal Police station telling women to dress modestly so as to not invite harassment.

  1. PNP Chief orders probe on Lucban police station’s victim-blaming post on social media
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Puerto Princesa police chief relieved for ‘maltreatment’ of DENR personnel – INQUIRER.net

MANILA, Philippines — The chief of Puerto Princesa City Police Office has been relieved from his post over the alleged “maltreatment” of personnel from the Department of Environment and

  1. Puerto Princesa police chief relieved for ‘maltreatment’ of DENR personnel
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SWS: 55% of workforce experienced great stress over COVID-19 pandemic – GMA News Online

More than half, or 55% of the Philippine workforce felt great stress due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey showed Friday.

  1. SWS: 55% of workforce experienced great stress over COVID-19 pandemic
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On Independence Day, Sereno urges Filipinos to fight for rights – GMA News Online

Former Philippine chief justice Maria Lourdes Sereno on Friday, Independence Day, urged Filipinos to fight for their rights. “Democracy does not suddenly establish itself,” Sereno said in a statement as the Philippines celebrates its 122nd year of independence from Spanish rule.

  1. On Independence Day, Sereno urges Filipinos to fight for rights  GMA News
  2. On Independence Day, ex-SC justice Sereno urges Filipinos to fight for rights  INQUIRER.net
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PH coronavirus cases breach 25,000 – Rappler

The Department of Health reports 607 new cases and 22 more deaths, raising the death toll to 1,074

  1. PH coronavirus cases breach 25,000  Rappler
  2. PH coronavirus cases exceed 25,000; death toll at 1,074  INQUIRER.net
  3. Philippines’ COVID-19 cases exceed 25,000 with 607 new infections  GMA News