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PH CONDOLES WITH KIN OF FIL-AM KILLED IN CHICAGO

MANILA -- The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Saturday expressed sympathies to the family of a Filipino-American who was killed[...]

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CEBUPAC OPENS APPLICATION FOR 6TH BATCH OF CADET PILOT PROGRAM

February 16, 2019 - 11:47 PM

MANILA — Cebu Pacific (CEB) has announced that the application process for its Cadet Pilot Program will open from February 15 to 24. “This is already the sixth batch. We had 58 cadets from the first four batches. We have another 15 from fifth batch set to leave (for training abroad) in April,” CEB spokesperson Charo […]

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PINOYS SAYING FEWER DRUG USERS SHOW SUCCESS OF PRRD ADMIN

February 16, 2019 - 11:46 PM

MANILA — Malacañang on Saturday welcomed the latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey showing majority of Filipinos believe there are now fewer drug users in their area. In a statement, Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said the favorable survey results is a “validation” of the success of the campaign against illegal drugs of President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s […]

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SURRENDER UNLICENSED ARMS: NCRPO URGES PUBLIC

February 16, 2019 - 11:45 PM

BAGUIO CITY — National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) head, Director Guillermo Eleazar on Saturday called on owners of firearms that either unlicensed or whose licenses have yet to be renewed to voluntarily surrender these to the police. “For safekeeping (unlicensed firearms) and we will help them to renew their license and we urged them if […]

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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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DPWH COMPLETES SURVEYS, WATER QUALITY TESTS TO START DREDGING ACTIVITIES IN MANILA...

February 15, 2019 - 6:51 PM

Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark A. Villar said dredging activities will soon begin in Manila Bay with the completion of data gathering activities of the DPWH-Bureau of Equipment. “Our Bureau of Equipment has conducted bathymetric or depth measurement survey, water quality test, and ocular inspection at Manila Bay and Navotas River. The result of […]

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DEPED LAUDS MORE THAN 200 PARTNERS IN ADOPT-A-SCHOOL PROGRAM

February 15, 2019 - 4:45 PM

PASIG CITY, February 14, 2019 – The Department of Education (DepEd) recognized more than 200 partners who extended help and invested in education through school facilities and IT support packages; infrastructure, non-infrastructure, and multi-component projects; and learners’ and teachers’ support packages under the Adopt-a-School Program. DepEd conveyed ed its gratitude to its partners and stakeholders during […]

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PASAY COURT DEFERS TRILLANES ARRAIGNMENT FOR GRAVE THREAT

February 15, 2019 - 4:37 PM

MANILA — The Pasay City Metropolitan Trial Court (MTC) on Friday deferred Senator Antonio Trillanes IV’s scheduled arraignment for charges of grave threat. A hearing has instead been set for March 29 after the defense requested that the arraignment be rescheduled claiming unresolved pending matters. The grave threat complaint had been filed by Labor Undersecretary Jacinto […]

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AFP FORMS UNIT TO COUNTER REDS’ LANDMINE THREAT

February 15, 2019 - 4:35 PM

MANILA — The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) has organized a unit tasked to neutralize deadly anti-personnel mines (APM) used by the New People’s Army (NPA), its public affairs office chief Col. Noel Detoyato said Friday. “The AFP (has) acquired equipment for detection and neutralization of [emplaced] IEDs (improvised explosive devices) and landmines. We have […]

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NO CURTAILMENT OF PRESS FREEDOM IN PH: PRRD

February 15, 2019 - 4:33 PM

MANILA — President Rodrigo R. Duterte on Thursday denied criticisms that his administration is curtailing press freedom in the country after the arrest of Rappler chief executive officer Maria Ressa for cyber libel charges. In an interview with reporters after the proclamation and kick-off rally of the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino – Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban), Duterte […]

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PRIESTS SHOULD NOT USE CHURCH TO SLAM GOV’T: PRRD

February 15, 2019 - 4:30 PM

MANILA – President Rodrigo R. Duterte on Thursday reiterated that priests should not use their religious authority in the church as a platform to criticize his administration. In his speech at the proclamation and kick-off rally of the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino – Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) in San Jose del Monte, Bulacan, Duterte said priests should […]

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HOUSE TO ADOPT SENATE VERSION ON CREATION OF NATIONAL COMMISSION OF SENIOR...

February 15, 2019 - 4:36 PM

Former President and now House Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo (2nd District, Pampanga) on Thursday assured the senior citizens that the House of Representatives will adopt the Senate version on the creation of the National Commission of Senior Citizens to avoid delay in its implementation. Speaker Arroyo gave the assurance to the more than 800 leaders and […]

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PNP LAUDS FISHERMAN’S DISCOVERY OF COCAINE OFF DINAGAT ISLANDS

February 15, 2019 - 4:29 PM

MANILA — The Philippine National Police (PNP) on Friday commended a fisherman who reported to authorities his discovery of 37 blocks of cocaine floating off the waters of Cagdianao on Dinagat Islands. “The PNP commends the good deed of the fisherman for his active participation and vigilance in making his community safe. The recovered items of […]

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5 FILIPINO SAILORS MISSING OFF FALKLAND ISLANDS: DFA

February 15, 2019 - 4:28 PM

MANILA — The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Friday reported that five Filipino seafarers have been missing after their ship caught fire off the Falkland Islands. Ambassador to the United Kingdom Antonio Lagdameo assured that the Embassy is ready to provide assistance and is in close coordination with relevant authorities as well as with the […]

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HOUSE PURSUES BILL FOR ‘WEIRD’ DEATH CASES

February 15, 2019 - 4:25 PM

The House of Representatives approved on second reading a bill which seeks to ensure the proper investigation and resolution of death cases, including those involving mysterious and suspicious circumstances. House Bill 9072 or the “Mandatory Autopsy Law” requires mandatory full autopsy and prohibits the unauthorized disposition of human remains arising from deaths under investigation or […]

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RESSA ARREST FOR CYBER LIBEL NOT HARASSMENT: NPC

February 15, 2019 - 4:26 PM

MANILA — The National Press Club of the Philippines (NPC) on Friday took exception to claims of some groups that the recent arrest of Rappler chief executive officer Maria Ressa for cyber libel is an act of political harassment by the government. “The NPC maintains that to inject something that is not there and thus politicize […]

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QUEZON CITY IS PH’S NEW HEALTH AND WELLNESS TOURISM CAPITAL

February 15, 2019 - 4:03 PM

QUEZON CITY – Quezon City has positioned itself as the new Health and Wellness Tourism Capital of the Philippines, the Manila Bulletin reported on Friday.   Quezon City Mayor Herbert Bautista signed the City Ordinance 2799-2018 declaring the city as the country’s top destination in health and wellness.   Under the local decree, the city […]

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