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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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2 IBP EXECS FACE DISBARMENT OVER ‘BIKOY’ FIASCO

May 10, 2019 - 6:43 PM

MANILA — A party-list group on Friday filed a disbarment petition before the Supreme Court (SC) against two officials of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) for allowing its office in Ortigas, Pasig City to be the venue of the press conference of Peter Joemel Advincula ‘alias’ Bikoy earlier this week. The Kabalikat Party-list, led […]

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DOTr OKAYS 6-MONTH PILOT RUN OF MOTORCYCLE TAXIS

May 10, 2019 - 6:42 PM

MANILA — The Department of Transportation (DOTr) has approved the pilot implementation of motorcycle taxi operations for six months in Metro Manila and Cebu starting in June. In a statement Friday, Secretary Arthur Tugade has approved the guidelines for the pilot implementation of motorcycle ride-hailing services such as Angkas following its recommendation by a technical working […]

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3 ISIS SUPPORT GROUP MEMBERS NABBED

May 10, 2019 - 6:36 PM

MANILA — Authorities on Friday arrested three alleged members of the Islamic State-inspired terrorist group Dawlah Islamiya Ranao in separate operations in Parañaque and Rizal. Lt. Col. Arnold Thomas Ibay, head of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG)-National Capital Region, Ibay identified the suspects as Norodin Abolkhair Manalinding, Cairo Gen Manatao and Tagoranao Dimaro Sarip […]

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MAYNILAD OFFERS FREE SEPTIC TANK CLEANING THIS MAY

May 10, 2019 - 3:43 PM

Maynilad Water Services, Inc., the West Zone concessionaire of the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS), is providing septic tank cleaning services to its residential and semi-business customers this month.   In a statement on Thursday, Maynilad said residents in portions of Caloocan, Malabon, Navotas, Quezon City, Las Piñas, Muntinlupa, Parañaque, and in Cavite province […]

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PALACE DECLARES MAY 13 AS SPECIAL NON-WORKING HOLIDAY DUE TO POLLS

May 9, 2019 - 8:58 PM

MANILA — President Rodrigo Duterte has declared May 13 (Monday), Election Day, as a special non-working holiday nationwide. In Proclamation No. 719, signed by Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea by authority of the President, May 13 was declared as a holiday to “enable people to properly exercise their right to vote.” “I, Rodrigo Roa Duterte, President of […]

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MMDA POSTPONES MARCOS BRIDGE CLOSURE ANEW

May 9, 2019 - 8:47 PM

MANILA — The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has postponed the closure and rehabilitation of the eastbound portion of the Marcos Bridge in Marikina City until further notice. “The private contractors of the Marcos Bridge rehabilitation project failed to install signages and carry out the necessary preparations for the agreed traffic rerouting plan in the area […]

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NYC CHAIR DENIES RED-TAGGING ACCUSATION

May 9, 2019 - 8:45 PM

MANILA — National Youth Commission (NYC) chair Ronald Cardema on Thursday denied red-tagging accusation, saying it was the former New People’s Army (NPA) members who claimed they were former members of legal fronts of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP-NPA). In an interview with ANC’s Early Edition, Cardema said a CPA-NPA leader, who surrendered to […]

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EX-SPEAKER ALVAREZ FACES LIBEL CHARGES

May 9, 2019 - 8:20 PM

MANILA — A Quezon City prosecutor has recommended the filing of a libel charge against former Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez over his supposedly “defamatory statements” against Davao del Norte 2nd District Rep. Antonio Floirendo Jr. and his family. In a six-page resolution signed April 26, 2019, Assistant City Prosecutor Marizen Grutas said “every defamatory imputation is presumed […]

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MISS TEEN PH CROWNS ANEW THIS 2019

May 9, 2019 - 6:53 PM

SETTING THE BAR HIGH. Miss Teen Philippines top five finalists blow a kiss to the audience after victory. (Photo by Nicole Zaide/LON)   Miss Teen Philippines (MTP) is the country’s top premier search for the young, beautiful and smart beauty queen. The pageant made a grand comeback this 2019 after a four year-hiatus. The grand […]

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MERALCO ANNOUNCES LOWER POWER COST IN MAY

May 7, 2019 - 5:51 PM

MANILA, PHILIPPINES, 7th May 2019 – The Manila Electric Company (MERALCO) announced today that overall electricity rates decreased to P10.2866 per kWh this month from last month’s P10.5594 per kWh. The downward adjustment of P0.2728 per kWh will mean a decrease of around P55 in the total bill of a typical household consuming 200kWh. Lower IPPs and PSAs charges […]

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NO PINOY CASUALTY IN RUSSIAN PLANE CRASH: DFA

May 7, 2019 - 5:37 PM

PLANE ON FIRE. Aeroflot SU 1492 crash-landed in Sheremetyevo Airport, bursting into flames on impact and killing at least 41 people on board, on Sunday (May 5, 2019). There was no Filipino casualty in the crash. (Courtesy of Sputnik) MANILA — The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Tuesday reported that no Filipino was hurt after a Russian […]

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REAL IDENTITY OF ‘BIKOY’ MUST BE VALIDATED: PNP

May 7, 2019 - 5:36 PM

MANILA — The Philippine National Police (PNP) expressed doubt over the identity of the man claiming to be “Bikoy” in a series of videos called “Ang Totoong Narcolist” which tagged the family and allies of President Rodrigo R. Duterte in the illegal drug trade. “It’s not that we are discrediting Bikoy. Number one, we really can’t […]

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DUTERTE SIGNS LAW WAIVING DOCU FEES FOR FIRST-TIME JOBSEEKERS

May 7, 2019 - 5:35 PM

MANILA — First-time jobseekers will no longer have to pay for fees when they acquire government documents needed for employment. This after President Rodrigo Duterte, on April 10, signed Republic Act 11261 or the First-Time Jobseekers Assistance Act, a copy of which was released to media on Tuesday. Under the new law, government fees and charges […]

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DOTR, TESDA TO PROVIDE DRIVERS, IPS, REBEL RETURNEES SKILLS TRAINING ON THE...

May 7, 2019 - 4:00 PM

DAVAO CITY- More than 700 scholar-beneficiaries composed of PUV drivers, operators, rebel returnees, Indigenous People (IP) will get skills training through “Tsuper Iskolar” scholarship program on the onset of the Public Utility Vehicle Modernization Program (PUVMP). Recently launched by the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) in partnership with the Department of Transportation (DoTr), […]

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JCPC HEARING: POWER OUTAGES MAGNIFY THE NEED FOR ADDT’L SUPPLY

May 4, 2019 - 11:44 AM

Capacity building and additional power supply were highlighted as solutions for the recent spate of red and yellow alerts in the Luzon grid which triggered power outages in key areas, including Metro Manila. This was among the main topics tackled during the Joint Congressional Power Commission (JCPC) hearing held last May 2, led by Chairs […]

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ATENEO LAW GRADUATE TOPS BAR EXAMS

May 3, 2019 - 6:31 PM

MANILA–The result of last November’s bar examinations was released Friday by the Supreme Court (SC). Bar committee chairman Senior Associate Justice Mariano C. del Castillo said there were 8,155 who finished all the eight subjects in the bar examinations, out of the 8,701. Only 1,800 successfully hurdled the test while only 22.07 percent of the […]

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