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MAGUINDANAO VILLAGE EXEC, 3 OTHERS KILLED IN AMBUSH

AMBUSHED VEHICLE. Police investigators inspect the bullet-riddled vehicle of Maguindanao village officials of Barangay Tuka, Mamasapano that was ambushed along[...]

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MALACAÑANG: NO CAUSE FOR WORRY ON DUTERTE’S HEALTH

January 10, 2019 - 5:33 PM

Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo and President Rodrigo R. Duterte (Presidential Photo)   MANILA — Malacañang on Thursday reassured the public that there is no cause for worry about the well-being of President Rodrigo R. Duterte following a survey, which showed that more Filipinos are worried about the chief executive’s health. Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo made this remark […]

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AFP: NOTHING NEW WITH JOMA CLAIMS

January 10, 2019 - 5:30 PM

MANILA — There is nothing new about Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) founder Jose Maria “Joma” Sison’s claims that the government and the military cannot neutralize the New People’s Army (NPA), per Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP). “(A) natural reaction of a consultant and spokesman of the NPA. He does not want to […]

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UNITY WALK FOR PEACEFUL POLLS SET JAN. 13

January 10, 2019 - 5:06 PM

BAGUIO CITY — As a show of support for safe and peaceful midterm polls, the Baguio City Police Office (BCPO) and the Commission on Elections will hold a unity walk on Jan. 13, the start of the election period. “Candidates will be joining the unity walk which will show their sportsmanship as candidates,” city police director […]

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DID DU30 OFFICIAL ASK FOR CHOPPER LANDING TO PEE?

January 10, 2019 - 4:28 PM

LAUNCHING. Presidential Assistant for the Visayas Michael Lloyd Dino officiates the inauguration of the 20th Malasakit Center at the Batangas Provincial Hospital in Lemery, Batangas, Jan. 8, 2019. (Photo courtesy of Kevin Maglinte/OPAV)   CEBU CITY — Presidential Assistant for the Visayas Michael Lloyd Dino on Wednesday denied he made a helicopter  land at the Philsports Arena known […]

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COMELEC RULES ON 70 CASES OF SENATORIAL BETS

January 9, 2019 - 2:35 PM

MANILA — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has ruled on some 70 cases of senatorial bets in the May 13 midterm polls, its spokesperson James Jimenez said Tuesday. Jimenez, however, clarified that not all decisions involved disqualification. “Vast majority of those cases were ruled for disqualification,” he said, adding that he cannot release the names as […]

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DILG HOLDS NCR BARANGAY SUMMIT ON PEACE AND ORDER

January 8, 2019 - 6:11 PM

To encourage barangays and other stakeholders to join the fight against illegal drugs, criminality and corruption, over 4,000 barangay and local government officials in Metro Manila will converge today (January 8, 2019) to attend the Barangay Summit on Peace and Order in the National Capital Region at the Cuneta Astrodome in Pasay City. Department of […]

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POE WANTS “TIMBANGAN CENTERS” SET UP IN ALL PUBLIC AND PRIVATE MARKETS...

January 7, 2019 - 4:17 PM

To assure Filipino consumers that the products they buy from groceries or public markets have accurate weight and size, Sen. Grace Poe has called for the setting up of “timbangan (weighing) centers” all over the country. The use of a “timbangan center” by any consumer in any locality — which should be within the area […]

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LAKAS-CMD DROPS NOMINATION OF MAYOR TAGGED IN BATOCABE SLAY

January 7, 2019 - 4:16 PM

MANILA—The Lakas-Christian Muslim Democrats (CMD), a major political party allied with the Duterte administration, on Sunday revoked its Certificate of Nomination and Acceptance (CONA) and support for Mayor Carlwyn Baldo as the party’s official candidate in Daraga, Albay mayoralty race. Lakas-CMD Executive Director Bautista Corpin, Jr. informed Commission on Elections (Comelec) Law Department Director Maria […]

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COMELEC: MURDER RAPS WON’T AFFECT DARAGA MAYOR’S RE-ELECTION BID

January 4, 2019 - 7:06 PM

MANILA — Daraga, Albay Mayor Carlwyn Baldo can still run in the forthcoming May polls despite murder raps filed against him, a Commission on Elections (Comelec) official said Friday. “A candidate cannot be disqualified on the basis of a criminal complaint alone. (It has) No significant effect on the official status of his candidacy,” Comelec spokesperson […]

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20 COTABATO BARANGAYS INCLUDED IN BOL PLEBISCITE

January 4, 2019 - 7:05 PM

MANILA — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Friday announced that 20 barangays in the province of Cotabato will be part of the forthcoming plebiscite for the creation of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM). “The first batch of Comelec en banc decisions on BOL (Bangsamoro Organic Law) petitions has been released, and 20 […]

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PRRD ENDORSES 3 ADMIN BETS

January 4, 2019 - 5:47 PM

DUTERTE ENDORSES ADMIN BET. President Rodrigo R. Duterte raises the hand of former Presidential Adviser on Political Affairs Francis Tolentino during the latter’s birthday celebration at the Tagaytay International Convention Center in Tagaytay City on January 3, 2019. (Valerie Escalera/Presidential Photo)  MANILA — President Rodrigo R. Duterte on Thursday night endorsed three administration candidates anew after a […]

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PRRD RALLIES SUPPORT FOR GO’S SENATE BID

January 4, 2019 - 5:46 PM

MANILA — President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday reiterated his endorsement of the senatorial bid of former Special Assistant to the President (SAP) Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go during the birthday celebration of former Presidential Adviser for Political Affairs Francis Tolentino in Tagaytay. Duterte urged Filipinos to select senatorial candidates with “extraordinary credentials” and have proven themselves in […]

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VACANT SK SEATS TO BE FILLED UP BY JAN. 31

January 3, 2019 - 8:35 PM

ILOILO CITY — Seats left vacant during the 2018 Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections are expected to be filled up by the end of January, otherwise their proposed 2019 budget would not be processed by the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG). “We will not be receiving their proposed budget for 2019 if the signatures […]

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COMELEC ALLOTS 8-HR VOTING FOR BANGSAMORO LAW PLEBISCITE

January 2, 2019 - 7:45 PM

MANILA — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has allotted eight hours for the voting period for the plebiscite to ratify Republic Act 11054 otherwise known as the Organic Law for the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM). “Voting shall start at 7 a.m. and shall end at 3 p.m. of plebiscite day…” Comelec Resolution No. […]

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9 ARMM TOWNS UNDER ‘AREAS OF GRAVE CONCERN’ FOR 2019 POLLS

December 31, 2018 - 3:17 PM

COTABATO CITY — Police authorities in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao have listed nine towns in the region, where violence are likely to happen in the upcoming 2019 elections. Chief Supt. Graciano Mijares, ARMM police director, identified the towns – which the police have recommended to be placed under “hot spot” areas in the coming […]

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GO SUPPORTS EFFORTS TO PROMOTE, PROTECT PH FILM INDUSTRY

December 29, 2018 - 9:51 PM

MANILA — Former Special Assistant to the President (SAP) Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go has expressed his support for the Philippine movie industry and announced his intention to encourage the staging of more film festivals to promote quality Filipino films. During the 2018 Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) Gabi ng Parangal (Awards Night) held at the Solaire Resort and […]

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