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EDD now offers direct deposit for unemployment, disability and Paid Family Leave benefits.

Ang Direktang Deposito ay Magagamit na Ngayon para sa Kawalan ngTrabaho, Kapansanan, at Bayad na Pagliban na Pampamilya ngBenepisyong Pagbayad Maaaring piliin ng mga customer ng EDD ang pinaka-maginhawang opsyon sapagbabayad para sa kanilang mga pangangailangan Anong kailangan mong malaman:…

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GET READY VS EXTERNAL THREATS, PHL ARMY TOLD; Marcos still tries peace efforts amid ‘more worrisome’ China

By ALFRED GABOT and CLAIRE MORALES TRUE Editor in Chief and Managing Editor MANILA — The Philippines must be prepared against more pronounced and more worrisome external threats and “any eventuality” as a result of the heightened geopolitical tension in…

Farmers’ groups seek ouster of NEDA chief over reduced rice imports tariff

MANILA –  Various farmers’ groups are demanding the immediate resignation of Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Arsenio Balisacan after the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) Board approved the lower tariff on imported rice from 35 percent to 15 percent, in a bid allegedly…

Attorney General Bonta reports success of gun violence prevention campaign

By Cesar Antonio Nucum Jr. SACRAMENTO – California is making big headway in its campaign to prevent gun violence but much more has to be made. The success of the state’s gun violence prevention is highlighted in a report from…

New Senate building construction stopped over staggering P23-B cost, other issues 

By Jennifer T. Santos PASAY CITY/TAGUIG CITY – The Senate leadership is set to review the construction of the new Senate building in Taguig City due to concerns over escalating costs from initial P8.9 billion to P23 billion and still counting….

Ex-solon Teves freed, re-arrested in Timor Leste

MANILA – The Department of Justice (DOJ) said it remains hopeful that former Negros Oriental congressman Arnolfo Teves Jr. would soon be extradited to the country after he was re-arrested in Timor-Leste. “The department is confident that the extradition proceedings will…

Mandatory singing of Bagong Pilipinas song, pledge draws widespread ire

By Beting Laygo Dolor, Editor MANILA  —  Doesn’t it remind one of the widely despised regime of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos Sr? Various quarters were up in arms in recent days following a new ruling from the national government…

Marcos readies for 3rd SONA on July 22 as House, Senate discuss priorities

By Jennifer T. Santos  QUEZON CITY – President Ferdinand Maros Jr. will deliver his third State of the Nation (SONA) before the joint session of Congress on July 22 at the Batasang Pambansa. The SONA is a national event where the President, in…

Pista sa Nayon in Vallejo kicks off PHL Independence Day rites in Bay Area

By Cesar Antonio Nucum Jr. VALLEJO, California — A fitting start to the month leading to the celebration of the 126th year of Philippine Independence was what the “Pista sa Nayon” in the City of Vallejo in California accomplished over the …

POGO problem persists under Marcos

By Beting Laygo Dolor, Editor MANILA  —  His predecessor Rodrigo Duterte may have opened the floodgates for the entry of Philippine Overseas Gaming Operations (POGOs) to the country, but current President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. has done little to end the…