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HYPE ATTORNEY NOW LAWYER OF ALIAS ‘BIKOY’

 MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine National Police-Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (PNP-CIDG) filed criminal complaints in connection with the revelations made[...]

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14,000 POLICE INVESTIGATED FOR INVOLVEMENT IN DRUG RAID – PNP

July 19, 2019 - 10:54 AM

Thousands of Philippine police officers have received administrative punishments with more than 2,000 dismissed for wrongdoings during raids where drug suspects were killed under the president’s crackdown, officials said Thursday. Communications Assistant Secretary Marie Rafael Banaag told in a news conference that 14,724 police were investigated for their involvement in police drug operations that led […]

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MARIKINA LGU SEEKS TO BREAK RECORD FOR MASS BLOOD DONATION

July 18, 2019 - 5:50 PM

MARIKINA CITY – The Marikina City government is seeking to break its current record by collecting at least a thousand blood bags in the upcoming blood donation drive.   In celebration of the National Blood Donor’s Month, the local government, through the City Health Office and the Philippine Blood Center, will hold a one-day blood […]

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MMDA GEARS UP FOR EARTHQUAKE DRILL THIS MONTH

July 18, 2019 - 5:46 PM

MANILA – The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) is preparing for the forthcoming earthquake drill scheduled this month.   The MMDA has directed members of the Metro Manila Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (MMDRRMC) to stage different scenarios and table-top exercises to prepare the public in case of an earthquake.   “Following MMDA Chairman […]

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PRRD ONLY TO FACE EJK RAPS IN THE COUNTRY

July 18, 2019 - 4:56 PM

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte refused to face the international tribunal, stressing that he would only answer to the Philippine courts. Duterte gave this remark upon the move of United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) adopting a resolution to look into human rights violations in the country in relation to the administration’s flagship campaign […]

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CTA JUNKS TAX RAPS VS. DIONISIA PACQUIAO

July 17, 2019 - 5:31 PM

MANILA, Philippines – The Court of Tax Appeals (CTA) dismissed the tax case against Dionisia Pacquiao, the mother of Senator Emmanuel Pacquiao. In a 19-page decision dated July 5 and released a media copy on Wednesday, the tax court en banc through Associate Justice Esperanza R. Fabon-Victorino denied the petition for review filed by Bureau of […]

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MALACAÑANG SPOX DEFENDS DUTERTE’S HARASSMENT LAW

July 16, 2019 - 5:41 PM

A Philippine presidential spokesman fielded criticism on Tuesday over what some see as hypocrisy in Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte’s new law punishing sexual harassment. Duterte signed a bill into law penalizing a range of acts of sexual harassment including catcalling, wolf-whistling and persistent telling of sexual jokes, which pro-women’s groups have accused him of committing. […]

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2 PASIG COPS, POLICE ASSET NABBED FOR ALLEGED HOLDUP

July 16, 2019 - 5:14 PM

MANILA – Two policemen and a police asset from Pasig were arrested for alleged robbery-holdup, the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) said on Tuesday. Maj. Gen. Guillermo Eleazar, NCRO director, identified the three as Cpl. Roy Duman-ag, Pat. Arsenio Velardo, and Janus Francisco, a police asset and a resident of Barangay San Miguel, Pasig City. […]

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DUTERTE SIGNS LAW ON SEXUAL HARASSMENT PUNISHMENT

July 16, 2019 - 5:05 PM

MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte signed into law a bill which will impose penalties for gender-based sexual harassment, highlighting catcalling and wolf-whistling in public spaces. Duterte signed the Republic Act 11313 of Safe Spaces Act on April 17, 2019, which under the law, crimes of gender-based streets and public spaces sexual harassment are committed through “any […]

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MISSING P1.4B PROMPTS SOTTO TO ORDER SUPPLY INVENTORY

July 15, 2019 - 6:08 PM

PASIG CITY – Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto has ordered a physical count of the local government’s supplies after the Commission on Audit (COA) reported recently it cannot account last year’s inventories worth P1.464 billion.   In a memorandum dated July 12, 2019, Sotto said he is imposing a moratorium on all procurement processes until […]

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NATIONAL ALERT AS EPIDEMIC REACHES REGIONS

July 15, 2019 - 5:55 PM

Health Secretary Francisco T. Duque III today declared a National Dengue Alert due to the rapidly increasing number of cases observed in several regions. Among regions which have exceeded the epidemic threshold are MIMAROPA (Region IV-B), Western Visayas (Region VI), Central Visayas (Region VII), and Northern Mindanao (Region X). The Health Chief disclosed that clustering […]

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ISKO ‘SWEEPS’ UNDERPASS, CLEARS VENDORS

July 15, 2019 - 5:40 PM

MANILA, Philippines – After clearing the streets of Quiapo and Divisoria, Mayor Isko Moreno turned to clean and move the informal vendors of Lagusnilad Underpass. The underpass however, has been the great challenge to the mayor’s clean-up drive. The vendors got emotional due to the immediate decision to revoke their permits. There are less than […]

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PROBINSYUDAD PRIDE: TAGUIG BOASTS SOON-TO-RISE CITY HALL

July 15, 2019 - 5:01 PM

A new Taguig City Hall will soon rise and is set to be a dominant addition to the probinsyudad skyline.   The new building, which will be built along Pedro Cayetano Boulevard in Barangay Ususan, will be 17 storeys unified by the “strategy of contrasts” concept — aneffort to strike a balance between old and […]

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LRT EXTENSION TO NAVOTAS SOUGHT

July 15, 2019 - 4:37 PM

NAVOTAS CITY – Navotas lone district Representative John Reynald Tiangco filed a bill pushing for the extension of the Manila Light Rail Transit System Line 1 to Navotas, a report by Manila Standard said.   House Bill 876 states the residents would be able to gain more employment opportunities to other parts of Metro Manila […]

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DUTERTE EAGER FOR DEPARTMENT OF OFWS

July 14, 2019 - 6:37 PM

MANILA — President Rodrigo Duterte wants a Department of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) to be established within six months to address the woes of OFWs with regard to illegal recruiters and unjust labor practices. Duterte attended the Araw ng Pasasalamat for OFWs ceremony at Camp Aguinaldo last Friday where he said that the proposed department […]

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DUTERTE CRITICS LAUD UN SCRUTINY OF DRUG KILLINGS

July 13, 2019 - 10:09 AM

Critics of the Philippine president’s deadly anti-drug campaign say a vote by the UN’s top human rights body to look into the thousands of deaths of suspects is a crucial step toward bringing perpetrators to justice. However, President Rodrigo Duterte’s spokesman on Friday condemned the resolution adopted by the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva […]

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UN EJK PROBE ADOPTS RESOLUTION: PRRD SHRUGS THE REPORTS

July 12, 2019 - 4:56 PM

MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday shrugged off the United Nations Human Rights Council’s (UNHRC) move to adopt a resolution that allows the body to investigate the the Philippines in the time of extra-judicial killings. “Bahala sila. Kung ako magtrabaho hindi ako… (It’s up to them. If I work, I won’t…) Let’s face it. But […]

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