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DOTr unveils affordable, alternative unit for PUVM stakeholders

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QUEZON CITY, DEC. 9 (pia)--The Department of Transportation (DOTr) and Toyota Motor Philippines Inc. (TMPI) recently unveiled the Toyota Hilux modern PUV, a Class 1 vehicle, which signals the entry of Toyota in the Public Utility Vehicle Modernization Program (PUVMP) of the government.DOTr Secretary Arthur Tugade made clear his desire to fast track the rollout of Class 1 option for transport operators, in order to provide them with an alternative and accelerate the pace of the PUVMP.As Class 1 modern PUV, the Toyota Hilux prototype has smaller dimensions and passenger capacity (12-seater maximum), and can be considered as the ideal PUV type to service inner city, municipality or barangay/secondary routes, which are currently being served by 10-seater multicabs.There are actually 3 classes of public utility vehicles under the PUVMP: Class 1, Class 2, and Class 3.Class 1 are 9-12 seater PUVs, good for narrow barangay, municipal or provincial roads. Its size and price range makes it a be…

DOH extends polio immunization drive in Soccsksargen

GENERAL SANTOS CITY -- The Department of Health (DOH) will extend for four more days the polio immunization activities in Region 12 or Soccsksargen in a bid to meet its target coverage in the area.

Jenny Panizales, DOH-Region 12 spokesperson, said Monday they will continue with the “Sabayang Patak Kontra Polio” in the region from Dec. 10 to 13 based on a directive from DOH Mindanao cluster head, Assistant Secretary Abdullah Dumama.

Panizales said Dr. Aristedes Tan, DOH-12 director, issued Advisory No. 3 on Sunday evening, advising health and vaccination teams to sustain the mass immunization campaign until the end of the week.

Panizales said their teams continued with the vaccination activities even after the first round of vaccination ended on Saturday.

“Our vaccination teams actually continued to render services to cover the remaining unvaccinated children,” she told reporters.

Based on validated data, she said the overall immunization coverage as of Sunday within the region’s four …

South Africa bags 3rd Miss Universe crown

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MANILA -- Miss South Africa Zozibini Tunzi stressed the need to teach young girls about leadership which made her win the third Miss Universe crown for her country at the pageant's 68th edition in Atlanta, Georgia on Monday (Sunday, US time)."It is something that has been lacking in young girls and women for a very long time not because we don't want to but because of what society has labeled women to be. I think we are the most powerful beings in the world and that we should be given every opportunity and that we should be teaching these young girls to take up space. Nothing is as important as taking up space," Tunzi said in her answer to the question “What is the most important thing you should be teaching young girls today?" during the Final 3 round.Tunzi, 26, aims to advocate for women empowerment and address gender-based violence globally.Placing next to her are Puerto Rico’s Madison Anderson (first runner-up) and Mexico’s Sofía Aragón (second runner-up).Tu…

PHLPost, pinag-iingat ang publiko kaugnay ng text, online scam 

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MAYNILA, Dis. 9 (PIA) – Pinag-iingat ng  Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) ang publiko kaugnay ng kumakalat na text scam kung saan nasasaad na maaaring manalo ng pera, cellphone o gadget ang makatatanggap.Ayonsa PHLPost, ang text scam ay ipinapadala sa pamamagitan ng isang website o sa ‘di kilalang content/service provider kung saan lumilitaw ang mga mensahe na maaaring manalo ng pera, cellphone o gadget.Nakasaad din sa naturang text scam ang mensahe na ang halagang P599 na kailangang bayaran bilang delivery fee para sa mga premyo.Ayon sa PHLPost, wala silang aktibong promosyon sa online. Anila, ang mga promosyon at iba pang mga opisyal na anunsyo ay nakalathala sa opisyal na website ng PHLPost (www.phlpost.gov.ph).Paalala din ng PHLPost sa publiko na iwasang magbigay ng anumang personal na impormasyon sa mobile phone man o sa internet.Para sa katanungan at iba pang impormasyon, maaaring tumawag sa PHLPost Customer Care Hotline sa (02) 8288-POST (7678). (PHLPOST)   
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Pres. Duterte visits Albay for typhoon Tisoy briefing

Albay’s preparedness in achieving zero casualty was a great success! President Rodrigo Roa Duterte commended Albay Governor Al Francis C. Bichara for reported ‘zero casualty, after the devastation left by Typhoon Tisoy last December 2, 2019. Typhoon Tisoy’s first landfall took place at Gubat, Sorsogon at 11:30 PM of December 2, second in San Pascual continue reading : Pres. Duterte visits Albay for typhoon Tisoy briefing
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Davao Occidental town boosts disaster info campaign

DAVAO CITY -- After a series of earthquakes jolted Jose Abad Santos town in Davao Occidental, the Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (MDRRMO) has strengthened its information dissemination drive to raise preparedness among residents and mitigate the impact of calamities.

Jose Abad Santos MDRRMO chief Roger Deloy told Philippine News Agency on Saturday that the ongoing information drive is focused on barangays and schools.

On Thursday night (December 5), a 5.6-magnitude earthquake struck the town based on the report of the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs).

The tectonic tremor occurred at 8:24 p.m. some 49 kilometers southeast of Jose Abad Santos town. It had a depth of 54 kilometers.

“With the latest earthquake, we are just thankful that no damages occurred in the municipality,” Deloy said.

As part of the preparedness measures, he said evacuation signage have been placed in various barangays.

“Since we are facing the Pacific Ocean, we reall…

Pole vaulter Uy eyes Tokyo Olympics slot after golden SEAG debut

CAPAS, Tarlac -- After making golden debut in the 30th Southeast Asian Games, Nathalie Rose Uy said she would continue training and take a crack at qualifying for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.“I believe I really have a chance of meeting,” the 25-year-old Uy said, referring to the Olympics’ cut-off height of 4.7 meters.Uy ruled the women’s pole in record-breaking style in front of an appreciative hometown crowd at the New Clark City Athletics Stadium here on Sunday night.Cheered on by the predominantly Filipino gallery of 8,000, Uy cleared 4.25 meters to tie her own national mark while smashing the old SEAG record of 4.21 meters set by Thai Sukanya Chomcuendee in the 2013 edition held Myanmar.Winding up a distant second was defending champion Chomchuendee Chayanisa (4.10) while compatriot Chontincha Khabut (4.00) settled for bronze in Day 2 of track and field action at the 20,000-seat stadium.The Dayton, Ohio native, whose father is a Filipino, emerged as the first Filipina pole vaulter …

PH batters keep baseball diadem; Volcanoes dethrone Malaysia

NEW CLARK CITY -- The Philippines swept its way to the baseball crown, blasting Thailand, 15-2, Sunday in the 30th Southeast Asian Games here.The Filipinos unleashed their full force against the hapless Thais, scoring on each of the first seven innings to win the gold medal in eight innings.Team manager Orlando Binarao credited the win to their vaunted offense.“The boys played very inspired baseball today,” said Binarao after the victory at The Villages.Indonesia routed Singapore, 10-4, to clinch the bronze medal.In Clark, Pampanga, the Philippine Volcanoes lived up to expectation as they dominated the men's division, while the Lady Volcanoes settled for second in the women's class in the rugby 7s competition of the biennial meet at the Parade Grounds here on Sunday.The Volcanoes blasted defending champion Malaysia, 19-0, to capture the gold medal in the men's category.This is the second time that the Volcanoes defeated the Malaysians in the finals after scoring a 24-7 tri…

Barangay execs to benefit from Yuletide social aid program

MANILA -- Barangay officials and workers will soon benefit from a Yuletide Social Assistance Program under an executive order signed by President Rodrigo Duterte.Executive Order No. 99 enjoins all Sangguniang Barangays to establish a Yuletide Social Assistance Program for barangay officials and workers this year.Recognizing barangay officials and workers for their services, the order recognizes the Yuletide season as an “opportune time” to establish measures or programs for their “economic empowerment.”"The yuletide season is an opportune time to establish such measures or programs for the economic empowerment of barangay officials and functionaries, in recognition of their valuable and meaningful service that effect genuine and positive change in their respective communities, consistent with the provisions of the local government code," the order read.The order recognizes barangay officials and workers as being “at the forefront in the delivery of essential and basic govern…

AFP respects PRRD plan to give Reds chance for negotiations

MANILA -- The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) respects the decision of President Rodrigo R. Duterte to give communist rebels another chance for peace negotiations."The AFP respects and supports the wisdom of the Commander-in-Chief in issuing such pronouncements," AFP spokesperson Marine Brig. Gen. Edgard Arevalo said in a message forwarded to reporters over the weekend.Earlier, Duterte announced that he will send Department of Labor and Employment Secretary Silvestre Bello III the Netherlands to discuss with Communist Party of the Philippines founding chair Jose Maria "Joma" Sison his administration's plans to give them another chance for a dialogue that will pave the way for peace talks."We understand that those instructions to Secretary Bello are in the nature of exploratory discussion with Mr. Sison and are meant towards the attainment of sustainable peace which is the President's and also the AFP's ultimate desire," Arevalo said.The …