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DepEd Central Visayas 'ready' for school opening

THE Department of Education (DepEd) in Central Visayas is prepared for the opening of classes in June this year despite the lack of classrooms in public schools, said an official.

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Congress starts counting presidential, VP votes

MANILA — The Philippine Congress started the official count of votes cast in the May 9 presidential election on Wednesday, though confirmation of Rodrigo Duterte's apparent victory may be slowed by disputes in the more closely fought vice presiden

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Palace shrugs of plan by incoming DOJ chief to look into DAP

MALACANANG dismissed Wednesday the plan of the incoming Duterte administration to investigate officials of the outgoing Aquino administration on the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP), which was declared as unconstitutional by the Supreme Cou

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PH population growth slows as contraceptives spread

MANILA (Updated) - The Philippines' annual population growth rate has slowed as more people in the predominantly Roman Catholic country use contraception.

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Cebu City downtown roads closed for Gabii sa Kabilin

SOME roads in the downtown area of Cebu City will be closed to pave the way for the 10th Gabii sa Kabilin on Friday, May 27.

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Comelec keen on postponing barangay, SK polls

THE Commission on Elections (Comelec) is looking to ask Congress for the postponement of the Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections since the country had just concluded a national polls.

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Court acquits Joavan Fernandez of direct assault

CEBU CITY -- Joavan Fernandez, who was sentenced to 50 years in prison on May 24 for illegal possession of firearms and explosive, was acquitted of direct assault raps Wednesday, May 25.

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Comelec defers action on Marcos' plea for system audit

THE Commission on Elections (Comelec) has set aside the request of vice presidential aspirant Senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr. to conduct systems audit on its transparency and central servers.

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