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GOV’T FIRM NOT GIVING IN TO ASG’S RANSOM DEMAND AMID FOREIGNERS IN CAPTIVE

Abu Sayyaf Islamic militants have taken captive more than a dozen Malaysian and Indonesian PHOTO: THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK MANILA –[...]

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DILG: 349 GOV’T EXECS PAY CPP-NPA EXTORTION MONEY, PERMIT TO CAMPAIGN

February 21, 2019 - 4:47 PM

RETIRED ANALYST PHOTO CREDIT Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Eduardo M. Año today bared a watchlist containing 349 local and national government officials are allegedly providing support to the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army (CPP-NPA) by form of extortion money and permit to campaign fees. Año says that based […]

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UNIVERSAL HEALTHCARE ACT: A BILL TO COVER FILIPINO HEALTH RISKS

February 20, 2019 - 7:07 PM

MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte signed today the Universal Health Care Act, the measure that would provide health care coverage for all Filipinos.  COVERAGE This measure ensures all Filipinos access to quality and affordable health goods and services and protection against financial risks. It automatically enrolls all Filipinos to the National Health Insurance Program (NHIP). […]

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I WILL KILL ANYONE WHO ASKS FOR A BIRTH CERTIFICATE: DFA SEC...

February 19, 2019 - 6:26 PM

MANILA, Philippines — Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr made a controversial remark when asked anew about birth certificate requirement for passport renewal in on his Twitter account (@teddyboylocsin). He made the tweet on Tuesday after a netizen asked about the requirement to bring a copy of birth certificate for passport renewal. “Sir @teddyboylocsin kailangan pa […]

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COMELEC ADMITS HANDS TIED ON PRE-CAMPAIGN ADS

February 18, 2019 - 5:46 PM

MANILA — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Monday said that they can do nothing about the election candidates and their premature campaign expenses going way above the normal. “Unfortunately, we cannot do anything about it,” Comelec spokesperson James Jimenez said. Jimenez said that the poll body only looks after the spending of candidates during the […]

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PRRD IN HONG KONG AGAIN, CELEBRATING PARTNER’S BIRTHDAY

February 17, 2019 - 4:25 PM

MANILA — President Rodrigo R. Duterte and his family was reported being seen this weekend in Hong Kong, celebrating the birthday of his long-time partner, Honeylet Avanceña. Former Special Assistant to the President (SAP) Christopher “Bong” Go had confirmed that Duterte left the country with Honeylet and their daugher, Kitty, on Friday (Feb. 15) night and […]

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‘NO NEED TO CAMPAIGN, MY MISTAHS WILL VOTE FOR ME’: BATO

February 16, 2019 - 11:43 PM

BAGUIO CITY — Retired Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Ronald ‘Bato’ dela Rosa is confident he will get the votes of his mistahs (batchmates) at the Philippine Military Academy (PMA). “I don’t need to campaign among my fellow PMAers because they will surely vote for me. No matter how strong are their discouragements, the PMAers are not partisan […]

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DOH AIMS FOR MORE CONDOM STATIONS IN WEST VISAYAS

February 15, 2019 - 6:17 PM

ILOILO CITY – The Department of Health (DOH) in Western Visayas is aiming to set up for more condom stations in establishments to cater travelers or tourists and the local folks alike in light of reducing the cases of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and sexually transmitted infection (STI). Adrian Hort Ramos, DOH HIV/AIDS coordinator said […]

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NBI HITS RAPPLER CEO AND PRRD TOP CRITIC FOR CYBER LIBEL

February 14, 2019 - 3:46 PM

MANILA – The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) charged into the Rappler headquarters to arrest Maria Ressa, the chief executive of the said media outlet. She was taken into custody on Wednesday after the court issued a warrant of arrest over a cyber libel case filed before the Department of Justice. Ressa was caught off-guard […]

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NONAGENARIAN OUT TO KILL GO AND PRRD NABBED

February 13, 2019 - 5:34 PM

DAVAO CITY —Police here arrested a 90-year-old man for bringing a handgun and other deadly objects while trying to enter the office of former special assistant to the president and senatorial hopeful Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go here late Monday.   Bambaran Bantog, of Tamparan town, Lanao del Sur was turned over to police after a […]

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PRRD SUGGESTS RE-NAMING PH TO ‘MAHARLIKA’

February 12, 2019 - 6:25 PM

MANILA — President Rodrigo R. Duterte recently voiced out another controversial rhetoric again, suggesting to rename “Philippines” to “The Republic of Maharlika. Netizens shared the dismay to the president’s ‘untimely’ suggestion because of the country’s state is still in various turmoil. When it hit the headlines, some though, supported Duterte’s plan. The Palace was quick to […]

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PH BANS THE ENTRY OF PORK FROM JAPAN DUE TO SWINE FLU

February 11, 2019 - 4:00 PM

Members of the Japan Self-Defense Forces (JSDF) undergo a quarantine operation at a hog farm after an outbreak of swine fever was detected, in Toyota, Aichi Prefecture, Japan, in this photo taken by Kyodo February 6, 2019. (Kyodo Photo Credits)   Careful with the labels of pork products from Japan these days.   Agriculture Secretary […]

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COMELEC TO POLL BETS: REMOVE CAMPAIGN MATERIALS OR FACE SANCTIONS

February 9, 2019 - 3:40 PM

MANILA – The  Commission on Elections (COMELEC) had been authoritative to the electorial candidates’ premature and excessive campaigning—especially that after February 12, the beginning of  campaign period. COMELEC spokesperson James Jimenez said they are set to resurrect “Operation Baklas”, which is aimed at dismantling illegal posters and tarpaulins as the campaign period starts next week. “We […]

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ELY DID IT AGAIN, BURNS MALAYSIAN FLAG THIS TIME

February 8, 2019 - 6:18 PM

MANILA — After burning the Chinese flag in Intramuros 2015, Presidential Nuisance Candidate Atty. Ely Pamatong is again in deep trouble. This time for the act of burning the Malaysian flag. Malaysian government through the Philippine embassy in Kuala Lumpur sought corrective action from Manila to look into the matter. Ely Pamatong, who describes himself […]

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BLAME OVER EXPANDING MEASLES OUTBREAK ‘UNFAIR’: PAO CHIEF

February 7, 2019 - 3:22 PM

Chief Public Attorney Persida Rueda-Acosta on Wednesday described as “unfair” the criticisms hurled against her and the Public Attorney’s Office (PAO) over the measles outbreak in Metro Manila. “Huwag po nilang isisi sa PAO (Don’t put the blame on PAO),” the official told reporters during an interview at the Manila Hotel. “Paano naman kami ang magiging […]

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HOUSE RECOMMENDS FILLING OF RAPS vs PNOY ET.AL OVER P3.5B DENGVAXIA CONTROVERSY

February 6, 2019 - 3:10 PM

MANILA, Phillippines — Former President Benigno ‘Pnoy’ Aquino III, former Budget Secretary Florencio Abad and former Health Secretary Janette Garin is in hot water over the controversial Dengvaxia case, as the House of Representatives has recommended filing charges of graft, technical malversation and grave misconduct. The House committee pointed out that there was an apparent […]

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DOJ COMPLETES INQUEST OF 5 JOLO CHURCH BOMBING SUSPECTS

February 5, 2019 - 5:41 PM

MANILA — The Department of Justice (DOJ) has completed the inquest proceedings and will resolve within the week the pieces of evidence in pursuing charges against the five suspects arrested by police for their alleged involvement in the Jolo Cathedral bombings. “The prosecutor has terminated the inquest proceedings and deemed submitted for resolution the case against […]

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