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BIKOY RECANTS; TAGS TRILLANES, LP AS MASTERMINDS

MANILA -- Peter Joemel Advincula, alias "Bikoy", the man behind a series of videos called “Ang Totoong Narcolist”, surrendered to the[...]

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MAKATI STILL A ‘BINAY’ COUNTRY

May 14, 2019 - 6:30 PM

MANILA – After the family feud that engulfed Makati City, Abigail “Abby” Binay prevailed over her brother, Erwin Jejomar or Junjun, as the city’s highest leader, based on local reports.   Some 179,522 constituents voted for the city mayor while the former mayor got 98,653 at the end of canvassing early Tuesday.   The Binays did not […]

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SOTTO ENDS EUSEBIO REIGN IN PASIG CITY

May 14, 2019 - 5:50 PM

PASIG CITY – Vico Sotto, son of Vic Sotto and Coney Reyes, has put an end to the 27-year leadership of the Eusebio clan after being named as Pasig City mayor, according to local reports. Sotto outmatched Mayor Robert “Bobby” Eusebio when he garnered 205,830 votes while Eusebio got 119,222 votes. Iyo Caruncho Bernardo, the […]

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ZAMORA ENDS ESTRADAS’ DECADE-LONG REIGN IN SAN JUAN

May 14, 2019 - 5:43 PM

MANILA – Francis Zamora has put an end to the decade-long dominance of the Estradas in San Juan City, local reports said.   Zamora, who served as the city’s second highest official, garnered 35,060 votes while Janella Ejercito Estrada, daughter of former senator Jose “Jinggoy” Estrada and incumbent vice mayor, got 24,813 votes.   “Kasaysayan […]

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NEW IBP HEAD VOWS PROBE INTO ‘BIKOY’ MESS

May 13, 2019 - 10:33 PM

MANILA — The new national president of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) on Monday vowed a full investigation on the fiasco over the organization’s involvement with Peter Joemel “Bikoy” Advincula. Lawyer Domingo Eyon Cayosa assured that they would look into the circumstances of the press conference conducted by Advincula in their headquarters in Pasig […]

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NO UNTOWARD ELECTION-RELATED INCIDENT IN METRO MANILA: NCRPO

May 13, 2019 - 10:31 PM

MANILA — The conduct of the elections in Metro Manila on Monday was generally peaceful and orderly, according to Maj. Gen. Guillermo Eleazar, National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) chief. Eleazar told the Philippine News Agency (PNA) that their long preparation for the midterm national and local polls has paid off. “No untoward incident (was) reported […]

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PRRD INSISTS MATRICES ARE ‘TRUE’

May 13, 2019 - 10:30 PM

MANILA — President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday insisted that the matrices released by Malacañang showing how the Liberal Party, the Magdalo group, and media outlets are conspiring to discredit him are “true”. The plotters, who have been named in the matrices, have denied such allegation but Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo and the President himself have insisted […]

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LET COMELEC EXPLAIN FAULTY VCMs: DUTERTE

May 13, 2019 - 10:28 PM

MANILA — President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday appealed to allow first the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to explain the reason behind the reported malfunctioning vote counting machines (VCMs) during the mid-term elections before government conducts an investigation. “Comelec is an independent body. And if there is any malfunction there or aberration at all in the procedure […]

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84 NABBED FOR VOTE BUYING, SELLING IN NCR

May 12, 2019 - 6:46 PM

MANILA — Authorities arrested 84 persons allegedly carrying out vote buying activities in separate police operations in five cities of Metro Manila, National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) Director, Maj. Gen. Guillermo Eleazar, said Sunday. Eleazar said that of the 84 persons arrested, 60 were from Makati City, 17 in Muntinlupa, six from Quezon City and […]

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EX-SEN. ALVAREZ WITHDRAWS FROM CONGRESSIONAL RACE DUE TO VOTE-BUYING

May 12, 2019 - 6:41 PM

MANILA — Former Senator Heherson Alvarez has withdrawn from his bid to represent the fourth legislative district of Isabela due to “massive vote-buying.” Alvarez, in a statement, said he could no longer participate in the congressional race since vote-buying violated the freedom of people to select their own leaders. “I cannot continue to participate in this […]

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20 KILLED IN 43 ELECTION-RELATED INCIDENTS: PNP

May 12, 2019 - 6:39 PM

MANILA — A total of 20 persons were killed in 43 incidents a day before the May 13 polls, the Philippine National Police (PNP) said Sunday. PNP spokesperson, Col. Bernard Banac said the figure involved election-related incidents recorded from January 13 to May 11. A total of 24 persons were also wounded since the start of […]

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3 LUZON DAMS’ WATER RESERVE ENOUGH TO ENSURE POWER FOR MONDAY POLLS

May 11, 2019 - 7:45 PM

Ambuklao Dam (upper left), Binga Dam (lower left) and San Roque Dam (right). (Photos courtesy: Napocor and San Roque Dam website) MANILA — The dams of Ambuklao, Binga and San Roque in Luzon have enough water to ensure adequate power supply for Monday’s mid-term polls, despite the prevailing El Niño phenomenon. “Operation in those dams is normal,” […]

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INCREASED POSTS IN MANILA SIGNALS EU’S GROWING INTEREST IN PH

May 11, 2019 - 7:44 PM

EUROPE DAY. European Union (EU) Ambassador to the Philippines Franz Jessen delivers his remarks on the occasion of the 2019 Europe Day at the Dusit Thani Hotel in Makati on Thursday night (May 9, 2019). Jessen said the setting up of new European diplomatic missions in Manila shows the Union’s increased interest in the Philippines. […]

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GIVE MOROS, IPS A CHANCE TO LEAD IN GOV’T: PRRD

May 11, 2019 - 7:43 PM

MANILA — President Rodrigo R. Duterte on Friday urged politicians and voters to give Moros and Indigenous Peoples (IPs) a chance to lead in government. “Give our brothers and sisters a chance to lead. The Moros and Lumads need to be given importance. They shouldn’t be viewed as marginalized sectors,” Duterte said in the vernacular during […]

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PALACE: HO, DIAZ NOT PART OF OUSTER MATRIX

May 11, 2019 - 7:41 PM

MANILA — Malacañang on Friday clarified that celebrity host Gretchen Ho, and Olympic silver medalist Hidilyn Diaz are not part of the ouster plot matrix against President Rodrigo R. Duterte. In an interview with reporters, Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said Ho and Diaz’s names appeared because their accounts are followed by website developer Rodel Jayme, who […]

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MANILA WATER INSTALLS 64 LINES TO BOOST SUPPLY

May 10, 2019 - 7:04 PM

Manila Water Co. Inc. said on Friday it completed the installation of 64 line boosters across to bolster water supply within its coverage area. This is part of Manila Water’s efforts to fast-track the restoration of 24/7 water supply amid the supply crunch that struck a total of 1.2 million households in parts of Metro […]

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DOH CONDOLES WITH FAMILIES OF MENTAL HOSPITAL SHOOTING VICTIMS

May 10, 2019 - 6:47 PM

MANILA — The Department of Health (DOH) on Thursday night expressed grief and condolences to the families of the shooting victims at the National Center for Mental Health (NCMH). In a statement, the DOH confirmed that no other patients and NCMH staff were hurt nor involved in the incident. “The hospital is in full operation and […]

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