Rhodina Villanueva
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It’s official: Rainy season is here
by Rhodina Villanueva - June 15, 2019 - 12:00am
The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) has advised the public to keep out of harm’s way and adopt safety measures as it declared the start of the rainy season...
Children’s rights advocates express relief over non-passage of MACR
by Rhodina Villanueva - June 7, 2019 - 12:00am
Children’s rights advocates were relieved when the 17th Congress’ session adjourned without passing a bill that seeks to lower the minimum age of criminal responsibility (MACR) from 15 to 12 years o...
PSG plants 3,500 pine seedlings in Baguio
by Rhodina Villanueva - June 7, 2019 - 12:00am
Around 350 members of the Presidential Security Group (PSG) recently took part in a tree-planting activity within the grounds of The Mansion, the official summer residence of the President and one of the tourist...
‘No time for ROTC, other urgent measures’
by Rhodina Villanueva - June 5, 2019 - 12:00am
enate President Vicente Sotto III clarified yesterday that the 17th Congress is not likely to hold a special session to pass bills President Duterte had certified as urgent, including the measure seeking to revive...
New metro mayors urged to set up bicycle lanes
by Rhodina Villanueva - June 4, 2019 - 12:00am
An international think tank yesterday issued a challenge to Metro Manila’s newly elected young mayors, calling for working class-biased solutions to climate change in celebration of World Bicycle Day.
Strong quake jolts Davao Oriental anew
by Rhodina Villanueva - June 2, 2019 - 12:00am
A magnitude 6.1 earthquake shook Davao Oriental yesterday, a day after it was hit by a tremor with a magnitude of 6.2.
Rains seen greeting students on school opening
by Rhodina Villanueva - June 2, 2019 - 12:00am
Rains will greet students on the opening of classes tomorrow, according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration.
‘Garbage collector’ arrives in Phl; ties with Canada seen normalizing
by Rhodina Villanueva - May 31, 2019 - 12:00am
Diplomatic ties between the Philippines and Canada will normalize once the containers of trash dumped in Manila are shipped back to Ottawa, Malacañang announced yesterday.
Group slams ROTC, lower age of criminal responsibility
by Rhodina Villanueva - May 29, 2019 - 12:00am
An organization is opposing what it referred to as measures violating children’s rights.
Environmental groups hit global waste trade
by Rhodina Villanueva - May 28, 2019 - 12:00am
Environmental groups in the Philippines and Australia have questioned the global waste trade that is using developing nations as convenient disposal sites for rich countries’ garbage.
Workers, labor groups see end of ‘endo’
by Rhodina Villanueva - May 24, 2019 - 12:00am
Workers see the coming end of the end of contract or “endo” and other illegal short-term employment scheme with the passage of the Security of Tenure (SOT) measure.
Groups: Observe health policies during Brigada
by Rhodina Villanueva - May 23, 2019 - 12:00am
Concerned groups have reminded participating schools in the annual “Brigada Eskwela” to observe the government’s environmental and health policies aimed at promoting a conducive learning environment...
Quezon City water supply cutoff moved earlier
by Rhodina Villanueva - May 22, 2019 - 12:00am
The service interruption scheduled in 20 barangays in Quezon City on Friday night has been adjusted to an earlier time, the Manila Water Co. Inc. said yesterday.
Water supply interruption set in Quezon City
by Rhodina Villanueva - May 21, 2019 - 12:00am
More than 242,000 persons in 20 barangays in Quezon City will experience water service interruption this Friday, Manila Water Co. Inc. said yesterday.
Cleanup of QC waterways set
by Rhodina Villanueva - May 18, 2019 - 12:00am
The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has partnered with Rotary International District (RID) 3780 to clean up waterways in Quezon City as part of the Manila Bay rehabilitation.
Bato dared: Bring drug war rights violators to justice
by Rhodina Villanueva - May 18, 2019 - 12:00am
Human rights advocates yesterday said now that former Philippine National Police chief Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa is a policymaker, there is renewed urgency to hold all those responsible for the bloody war...
DILG to bets: Clean up campaign materials
by Rhodina Villanueva - May 15, 2019 - 12:00am
The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) urged local officials and candidates in the midterm elections to immediately remove their campaign materials.
LPA spotted off Surigao Sur
by Rhodina Villanueva - May 12, 2019 - 12:00am
The state weather bureau yesterday monitored a low-pressure area 400 kilometers east of Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur.
‘Over 3,000 delisted rights victims need reconsideration’
by Rhodina Villanueva - May 11, 2019 - 12:00am
The more than 3,000 martial law victims excluded from the list of those who should receive compensation following the third settlement agreement on the Marcoses’ ill-gotten wealth should be reconsidered, rights...
Project aims to eliminate mercury use in gold mining
by Rhodina Villanueva - May 9, 2019 - 12:00am
The Philippines has embarked on a five-year project aimed at eliminating the use of the highly toxic mercury in artisanal and small-scale gold mining (ASGM), the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR)...
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