PG&E upgrades Wildfire Safety Operations Center

SAN FRANCISCO -- To help further reduce wildfire risk, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) recently completed significant upgrades to its Wildfire Safety Operations Center (WSOC).   The emergency center serves as PG&E's 24/7 hub for monitoringwildfire risks and coordinating prevention and response efforts acrossNorthern and Central California. It is located at the company's headquarters in San Francisco and opened in May 2018 as an additional wildfire safety precaution.   The center providesa birds-eye view of PG&E high-fire threat areas, which encompass about 50 percent of the company's 70,000-square-mile service area. The center also assimilate...

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Remember the viral kid who sang Celine Dion’s The Power of Love in 2014? Here is she now
Cydel Gabutero went viral in 2014 after posting her cover of Celine Dion’s The Power of Love Five years later, she sang the song again to celebrate the blessings she has been receiving for half [Read More]
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Meralco inks three more supply deals
It's another win for Manila Electric Co.'s customers as they can expect savings of about P4.4 billion over the next five years, as the power distributor signed three more contracts for supplies totaling 500 megawatts. These contracts were with subsidiaries of the San Miguel, Ayala and Lopez groups---respectively, South Premier Power Corp. for 290 MW; Phinma Energy Corp. for 110 MW; and First Gen Hydro Power Corp. for 100 MW. "We thank our generation company partners [suppliers] for offering generation rates well below the prevailing generation rates and the Meralco ... price cap," company president Rey Espinosa said during the signing ceremony held yesterday at Meralco headquarters...Keep on reading: Meralco inks three more supply deals
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Pogo sector overtakes IT-BPO in office space use
The fast-growing Philippine offshore gaming operator (Pogo) industry has overtaken the information technology-business process outsourcing (IT-BPO) industry as the biggest market for new office space in Metro Manila and could contribute as much as $11.6 billion to the economy this year. This is according to David Leechiu, chief executive officer of Leechiu Property Consultants (LPC), a leading real estate services firm. He estimated the annual salary of Pogo workers at $9 billion even if the industry currently employs only 470,000 versus the IT-BPO sector, which has an estimated annual payroll of $7.5 billion out of 1.4 million workers. And while Pogo workers are mostly foreign,...Keep on reading: Pogo sector overtakes IT-BPO in office space use
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‘A woman who has lived through breast cancer is a valuable source of support’
On Sept. 28, "Silver Linings," the largest gathering of cancer survivors in the Philippines, will be held at the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay City. It is organized by the ICanServe Foundation Inc., the Philippine nongovernment organization that promotes early breast cancer detection. "Silver Linings" will feature a host of experts and advocates speaking on various topics, among them the importance of peer support and adequate treatment for patients with advanced breast cancer, defined by the Advanced Breast Cancer Global Alliance as inoperable locally advanced breast cancer (LABC) and metastatic breast cancer (MBC), with the latter also known as Stage IV breast ...Keep on reading: ‘A woman who has lived through breast cancer is a valuable source of support’
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PSEi inches closer to 8,000
The local stock barometer ended a tad higher, but was still unable to break the 8,000 barrier in thin trade on Monday as investors prepared cash for upcoming initial public offerings (IPOs). The main-share Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) added 4.58 points or 0.06 percent to close at 7,996.90. Value turnover was scarce at P4.97 billion as investors were conserving their liquidity for a number of upcoming IPOs. Coconut product manufacturer Axelum Resources and Villar-led home improvement retailer AllHome will debut on the stock market this September, with equity deals estimated to reach as much as P16.5 billion and P18 billion, respectively. While the index is on the ver...Keep on reading: PSEi inches closer to 8,000
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VP: Senate probe on GCTA should focus on BuCor corruption
MANILA, Philippines --- The Senate probe into the early release of heinous crime convicts under the Good Conduct Time Allowance (GCTA) law focus on the alleged corruption surrounding its implementation, Vice President Leni Robredo said. "So many allegations of corruption have out during the hearings. So that the hearings should center on that," Robredo told reporters in Filipino at the Senate on Monday after the hearing on the budget of her office for 2020. The Senate justice committee started its investigation into the alleged BuCor irregularities prompted by public outrage over the near release of rape and murder convict Antonio Sanchez, a former mayor of Calauan town in Laguna. ...Keep on reading: VP: Senate probe on GCTA should focus on BuCor corruption
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Rafael: Network wars constricting for actors
For Rafael Rosell, it's the actors who lose out most because of the network wars. "I appreciate people who stay loyal to their channels. But I think in these network wars, it's the artists who get affected. There are a lot of opportunities for us out there, but we can't grasp them because of that," he told reporters at a recent press conference for the weekly fantasy-drama series, "Parasite Island"---his comeback soap on ABS-CBN. Rafael started out in the industry as a Star Magic and ABS-CBN talent from 2000 to 2012, before transferring to GMA 7, where he stayed for seven years. Now, he's back to the Kapamilya network. As expected, there are some people online questioning hi...Keep on reading: Rafael: Network wars constricting for actors
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OFW remittance up 7.2% to $2.9B in July
MONEY sent home by overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) surged in July, data from the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) showed on Monday. In a statement, the BSP said personal remittances…READ
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PH, Chinese firms sign $1.1-B deals
Filipino and Chinese companies on Monday signed business agreements worth $1.1 billion. The agreements were signed during the Philippines-China (Chongqing) Trade and Investment Forum at the Conrad Hotel in Pasay…READ
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POGOs dominate office demand
The Philippine offshore gaming operators (POGOs) industry has dominated the country’s office demand in the first nine months of the year despite political headwinds facing the sector, Leechiu Property Consultants…READ
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PSEi flat on Saudi drone attack
The local bourse ended flat on Monday as market sentiment was dragged by news about a drone attack on oil processing facilities in Saudi Arabia over the weekend. The benchmark…READ
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Power supply deficit seen
ONCE the Malampaya gas field goes offline in October, the Manila Electric Co. (Meralco) is seeing a power supply deficit of almost a thousand megawatts (MW) within its franchise area,…READ
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More areas eyed for small-scale mining
THE Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) said it was seeks to declare six additional “Minahang Bayan” for use by small-scale miners in order to have them legalized and…READ
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Enough with the ‘emergency powers’ already
BACK on September 5, Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade made what can be assumed to be the administration’s request to Congress for “emergency powers” to be granted to President Rodrigo Duterte…READ
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Govt vows to boost Mindanao potential
AGRICULTURE Secretary William Dar has vowed to further develop the agriculture industry in Mindanao as it continues to be a stable source of export quality commodities. His commitment was made…READ
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Dito-AFP deal defended
Third telco player Dito Telecommunity defended its deal with the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) after the Palace questioned the agreement allowing the former to build facilities in military…READ
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Ask dumb questions, get dumb answers
MANY of us fall into the ignorance trap. In our desire not to be tagged as incompetent, we give answers that intend to solve a perceived problem. Is it normal?…READ
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UK-based Filipino No Rome goes on the road with British pop-rock band The 1975
At the age of 12, Rome Gomez---the London-based Filipino musician who goes by the name No Rome---was already writing songs and putting them out on MySpace. And it wasn't just a fleeting interest. From the get-go, he already knew what he wanted to do. As a young kid, he would envision himself becoming a professional artist, wondering what kind of sound he would be crafting should he indeed end up becoming one. Perhaps this is but a natural offshoot of growing up in a music-loving family: His mother sang in church while his father taught him how to tinker with music production software. At home, stereos blasted new wave ditties by Joy Division and New Order. In a celebrator...Keep on reading: UK-based Filipino No Rome goes on the road with British pop-rock band The 1975
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Mylene Dizon on Julia Montes’ rumored pregnancy, JoshLia breakup
Actress Mylene Dizon said she often created a "bond" with young actors who play her children either on TV or on the big screen. These include controversial actors Julia Montes, whom she worked with in "Doble Kara," and Joshua Garcia, who played one of her kids in "The Good Son." "Julia and I would still chat on Viber. There were times when she sought my advice, but only to ask about how to best cook her chicken," Mylene quipped, "or which exercise she should do. We're very good friends. Her last message to me [was sent] when she was vacationing in Germany. She said, 'Malapit na, 'Nay. Uwi na ako.'" Mylene said she had no idea about the rumor that Julia got pregnant and gave ...Keep on reading: Mylene Dizon on Julia Montes’ rumored pregnancy, JoshLia breakup
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LOTTO RESULT September 17, 2019
LOTTO RESULT September 17, 2019 – Draws for 6/58 Ultra Lotto, 6/49 Super Lotto, and 6/42 Lotto LOTTO RESULT September 17, 2019 – Here is the official result of the 6/58 Ultra Lotto, 6/49 Super Lotto and 6/42 Lotto draw for today, Tuesday, September 17, 2019. The Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office or more commonly known […] The post LOTTO RESULT September 17, 2019 appeared first on Philippine News.
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6/58 LOTTO RESULT September 17, 2019
Ultra Lotto – 6/58 LOTTO RESULT September 17, 2019 6/58 LOTTO RESULT September 17, 2019 – Here is the result of Ultra Lotto draw released by Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO). 6/58 Lotto Result: See UPDATED results for the following draws: EZ2 RESULT September 16, 2019 (updated every 11am, 4pm and 9pm) SWERTRES RESULT September 16, […] The post 6/58 LOTTO RESULT September 17, 2019 appeared first on Philippine News.
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New cash-smuggling allegation in Hawaii against Quiboloy and aide
HONOLULU -- A former follower in Hawaii of Filipino megachurch leader Apollo Quiboloy lobbed new allegations of cash smuggling by a church officer and the pastor himself.   In recent court documents, federal prosecutors said former church member Kristina Angeles saw Quiboloy and Felina Salinas order church members to smuggle hundreds of thousands of dollars from California to the Philippines on two separate occasions in 2013 and 2014, according to HawaiiNewsNow.com report by Rick Daysog.   Salinas, a Hawaii manager for the Kingdom of Jesus Christ Church, was indicted last year for trying to smuggle more than $300,000 in cash from Hawaii to the Philippines on the...Keep on reading: New cash-smuggling allegation in Hawaii against Quiboloy and aide
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House set to pass P4.1-trillion national budget this week
The House of Representatives is on track to approve the proposed P4.1-trillion national budget for 2020 this week.
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Privacy commission welcomes Fintech move for code of conduct
The National Privacy Commission (NPC) has welcomed an initiative of the Fintech Alliance to institutionalize an industry-wide code of ethics and conduct for responsible online lending.
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Duterte vows no brutality, cruelty in police operations
Despite waging what he described as a “bloody” war on illegal drugs, President Duterte clarified that he won’t allow “outright brutality and cruelty” in law enforcement operations.?
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Anybody’s trophy in Macau
Blackwater team owner Dioceldo Sy isn’t putting money down on any team in the Terrific 12 basketball tournament that starts with a four-game schedule at the Tap Seac Multi-Sports Pavilion in Macau today.
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Alternative smoking devices to have graphic warning next year
Starting next year, even alternative smoking devices are required to have graphic health warnings (GHW), just like traditional cigarettes.
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100 fights on tap in NCA 6-stag derby
The hosts of the National Cockers Alliance 6-stag derby circuit are looking at 100 fights to be held today at the Ynares Sports Complex in Pasig City.
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4 Pinoy karters seeing action in Italy
Al Miguel Quinones, Miguel Judd Angeles and Tara Laconico clinched slots in the small but compact Philippine karting team that will join former Asian junior champion Bianca Bustamante in the ROK Cup Superfinals on Oct. 9 to 13 at South Garda Karting Track in Lonato, Italy.
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Oil prices higher, Saudi drone attack not yet factored
Pump prices are set to increase today on expectations of higher global demand for oil with the easing of the US-China trade war.
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Filipino store clerk’s killer must serve 25 years before he can apply for parole
EDMONTON, Alberta -- A man convicted of first-degree murder in the 2015 shooting deaths of a Filipino and an East Asian convenience store clerks won't be able to apply for parole before serving at least 25 years in prison.   Court of Queen's Bench Associate Chief Justice Ken Nielsen told convicted murderer Colton Steinhauer, 30, Friday that the possibility of parole for him is in the distant future.   A jury found Steinhauer guilty last May of two counts of first-degree murder for the Dec. 18, 2015, deaths of Ricky Cenabre and Karanpal Bhangu.   The two were shot dead after Steinhauer and two other people robbed a pair of Mac's convenience stores. Ste...Keep on reading: Filipino store clerk’s killer must serve 25 years before he can apply for parole
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Oldest surviving American WWII veteran, 110, served in PH
NEW ORLEANS --- Lawrence Brooks, is believed to be the oldest living American to have served during World War II, celebrated his 110th birthday Thursday, at the National World War II Museum in New Orleans.   Family, veterans, and current military service members joined at the museum, where the celebrated with cupcakes and a musical performance by the Victory Belles trio, according to Fox 5 News.   Born in 1909, Brooks served as a support worker in the Army's 91st Engineer Battalion, a majority African-American unit stationed in New Guinea and the Philippines during the war. He reached the rank of private first class. The supercentenarian is a father to five chil...Keep on reading: Oldest surviving American WWII veteran, 110, served in PH
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Sellers of black-market medicines target immigrants
The bootleg medications were smuggled across the border and sold to mostly Latino immigrants in public spaces throughout Los Angeles --- at swap meets, parks, beauty salons and makeshift stands outside mom-and-pop grocery stores.   The drugs were cheap, and the customers --- mostly from Mexico and Central America --- did not need prescriptions to buy them. Some of the products featured brand names and colorful packaging that immigrants knew well from their home countries --- including Ciprofloxacina, a potent antibiotic, and Dolo Nervi Doce --- translated as "Pain Nerve 12" --- an injectable B-complex vitamin taken for fatigue.   Many were sheer counterfeits. Ot...Keep on reading: Sellers of black-market medicines target immigrants
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Rise in health uninsured may be linked to immigrants’ fears
WASHINGTON--- When the Census Bureau reported an increase in the number of people without health insurance in America, it sent political partisans reaching for talking points on the Obama-era health law and its travails. But the new numbers suggest that fears of the Trump administration's immigration crackdown may be a more significant factor in the slippage.   Overall, the number of uninsured in the U.S. rose by 1.9 million people in 2018, the agency report this past week. It was the first jump in nearly a decade. An estimated 27.5 million people, or 8.5% of the population, lacked coverage the entire year. Such increases are considered unusual in a strong economy. &nbs...Keep on reading: Rise in health uninsured may be linked to immigrants’ fears
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P204-M ‘shabu’ seized from drug lord’s ‘right hand’ in Pasig
MANILA, Philippines -- A team composed of members of the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) and the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency Regional Office in Metro Manila seized on Monday P204 million worth of suspected crystal meth, or "shabu," from a suspected "right-hand man" of a convicted drug lord. According to an NCRPO report, the suspect --- identified as Manolito Lugo Carlos alias Lito and Tonge --- was arrested during the implementation of a search warrant at about 7:40 p.m. at his house in Barangay Rosario. Recovered from the suspect were 30 large packs of Chinese tea containing 30 kilograms of suspected shabu. Each pack contained a kilogram of suspected illegal d...Keep on reading: P204-M ‘shabu’ seized from drug lord’s ‘right hand’ in Pasig
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Parenting: Toni Gonzaga’s “Briefing with my son” post touches netizens
Multi-awarded celebrity mom Toni Gonzaga shared a photo post of her talking to her son on Instagram The sweet real life moment was lauded by netizens including her sister Alex Gonzaga Paul also shared why [Read More]
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15 vehicles suspected to be stolen found at Parañaque casino
MANILA, Philippines -- Personnel of the Philippine National Police -- Highway Patrol Group (PNP-HPG) have inspected 10 of 15 vehicles abandoned at a casino in Paraaque City that are suspected to be stolen. Brig. Gen. Eliseo Cruz, PNP-HPG director, said the casino management reported to their unit the vehicles that had been abandoned at the casino for around a year, prompting them to check if the vehicles were stolen based on police records. Cruz said the vehicles might have been rented from its registered owners. But they were not returned and eventually ended up in the hands of casino financiers -- which he said was the modus operandi of "rent-tangay" or "rent-sangla" scam. He ...Keep on reading: 15 vehicles suspected to be stolen found at Parañaque casino
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DENR displays full might vs GSIS
Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) debuted triumphantly while National Housing Authority and Ombudsman scored contrasting wins in the 8th UNTV Cup over the weekend at the Pasig City Sports Center.
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Saints explode for 180 points in D-League match
BRT Sumisip Basilan – St. Clare staged a shooting clinic and won by a mile while TIP pulled off its own win to complete the Final Four cast in the 2019 PBA D-League Foundation Cup at the Paco Arena in Manila yesterday.
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Streaking Stags face skidding Altas
Allyn Bulanadi will be a marked man when San Sebastian goes for a sixth straight win at the expense of sinking Perpetual Help today in the 95th NCAA basketball tournament at the Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan City.
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Jaraula seeks second straight win at home
Reymon Jaraula heads to the ICTSI Del Monte Championship this week armed with an ego-boosting breakthrough win at Pueblo de Oro last weekend and the psychological advantage of playing on a course he calls home.
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Gin Kings eye revenge vs Korean ballclub
Never-say-die Ginebra collides with South Korean ballclub Changwon LG Sakers anew today at the Smart Araneta Coliseum as part of the Gin Kings’ final build-up for the upcoming 2019 PBA Governors’ Cup.
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TNT, Blackwater, SMB begin T12 campaign
Blackwater, San Miguel and Talk ‘N Text begin their quest for international glory today when they represent the PBA in the East Asia League Terrific 12 at the Tap Seac Stadium in Macau.
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Iran seizes new boat near vital oil shipping lane
TEHRAN, Iran – Iran has seized a boat suspected of being used to smuggle fuel and arrested its 11 crew members near a vital oil shipping lane, state television reported on Monday, September 16. A naval patrol of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps intercepted the vessel carrying 250,000 liters of ...
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Phoenix claims free agent guards RR Garcia, Davon Potts
MANILA, Philippines---Phoenix added some depth in its backcourt after signing free agent guards RR Garcia and Davon Potts. The Fuel Masters announced the news on their Twitter account Monday. https://twitter.com/fuelmasters/status/1173542079110287361?s=20 The 29-year-old Garcia last played for TNT but has not seen action for nearly a year. The one-time UAAP MVP out of Far Eastern University was the sixth overall pick in the 2013 PBA Draft by the GlobalPort Batang Pier. He bounced around the league in his first six seasons in the league before finally landing a new home at Phoenix, which is in need of a jolt after coming off a subpar campaign in the Commissioner's Cup last month wh...Keep on reading: Phoenix claims free agent guards RR Garcia, Davon Potts
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Orange rainfall warning raised in Zambales
  MANILA, Philippines --- The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) on Monday night raised orange rainfall warning over Zambales. In its advisory issued 9:20 p.m., orange rainfall warning was raised over several parts of Zambales such as Cabangan, San Felipe, San Narciso, San Antonio, Castillejos, San Marcelino, Subic, and Olongapo. Meanwhile, light to moderate with occasionally heavy rains are expected over Metro Manila, Cavite, Batangas, Nueva Ecija, Pampanga, Bulacan, Tarlac, and the rest of Zambales. Pagasa advised the public and the Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Offices in the areas affected to continue m...Keep on reading: Orange rainfall warning raised in Zambales
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TIP, St. Clare punch PBA D-League semis tickets
MANILA, Philippines – Technological Institute of the Philippines (TIP) maximized its win-once incentive and downed Black Mamba, 82-71, in the 2019 PBA D-League Foundation Cup quarterfinals at the Paco Arena on Monday, September 16. Papa Ndiaye led the Engineers with 22 points and 9 rebounds in the win that completed the ...
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On 11th week as mayor, Joy Belmonte visits London for panel on HIV
MANILA, Philippines – On her 11th week as mayor of Quezon City, Joy Belmonte traveled to London in the United Kingdom, where she spoke on local government response to the Philippines' human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) epidemic. Belmonte was among 9 elected officials from all over the world ...
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