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Archived News Headlines from January 1, 2017 to January 31, 2017
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01/01/2017

WATCH | Duterte admits there were some EJKs in war on drugs
MANILA - President Rodrigo Duterte admitted that it will be very difficult to hold accountable all personalities involved in illegal drugs in six-months' time and it may take all of his six-year term to accomplish the almost impossible task. But, he said, it can be done.

PNP chief lauds DOH, LGUs for big drop in fireworks-related injuries
MANILA, Jan. 1 (PNA) -- Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Director General Ronald "Bato" Dela Rosa lauded on Sunday the Department of Health (DOH), other government agencies and the local government units (LGUs) for the successfully minimizing fireworks-related injuries.

'FEAR OF DIGONG' | President a factor in fireworks injuries being reduced to 10-year low
MANILA - For the first time in the last 10 years of continuous surveillance of fireworks-related injuries (FWRI) as of New Year’s Eve (December 31) revelries, more Filipino lives were spared from deadly and injurious firecrackers this time around, the Department of Health (DOH) said on Sunday.

Yearender: High growth sustainable in 2017-- Department of Finance
MANILA, Jan. 2 - The Department of Finance (DOF) remains bullish on prospects for continued high growth in 2017 and onwards, and is committed to helping Malacanang pursue its accelerated spending program not only to sustain the economic momentum ...

DAR chief awards 1,441 hectares of lands to Bicolano farmers, turns over P48 million infra projects
QUEZON CITY, Dec. 30 - The Department of Agrarian Reform distributed 1,441 hectares of agricultural land to some 858 agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs) in Bicol during the recent visit of Secretary Rafael “Ka Paeng” Mariano in Camarines provinces, December 8-9, 2016.

Join my war, Duterte urges all Pinoys
PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte called on all Filipinos to help the government in fighting the society’s ills as he vowed to continue the government’s unrelenting war on illegal drugs, crime and corruption to attain peace and development.

4 stray bullet incidents; 15-year-old girl is latest victim -- Department of Health
MANILA, Jan. 1 (PNA) -- The Department of Health (DOH) on Sunday said another stray bullet incident marred the New Year's Eve revelries anew after a 15-year-old female student was struck by a stray bullet in Malabon City.

Davao Mayor Sara Duterte lauds authorities, Davaoeños for zero firecracker casualty
DAVAO CITY, Jan. 1 (PNA) -- Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte lauded Davaoeños for following the firecracker ban as the city registered zero firecracker injuries or deaths during the New Year's revelry.

Tarlac cops foil P24-M New Year's eve mall heist
CAMILING, Tarlac - Noise from the New Year's revelry was not enough to provide cover for four robbers using heavy-duty tools who broke through a room housing vaults where mall sales are kept.

New UN chief calls on citizens, governments to make 2017 year for peace
UNITED NATIONS, Jan. 1 (PNA/TASS) -- On January 1, the ninth UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres addressed the world community for the first time, calling on citizens and governments to make 2017 a year for peace.

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