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SMARTMATIC VCMs ACCURACY QUESTIONED

Commission on Elections spokesman James Jimenez and former Biliran Congressman Glenn Chong discuss whether technology company Smartmatic still deserves to[...]

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BJMP TRAINEE DIES, 3 HURT IN PAGADIAN ROAD SMASHUP

July 20, 2019 - 9:27 PM

FATAL ROAD MISHAP. A Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) trainee was killed in a highway smashup Saturday, July 20, in Pagadian City. Shown in photo is the cargo truck that bumped the BJMP trainee who was driving the motorcycle. (Photo courtesy of Marlon Paniares) ZAMBOANGA CITY — A trainee of the Bureau of Jail Management […]

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1 OF 2 MISSING FILIPINO TOURISTS IN PHUKET FOUND

July 20, 2019 - 9:24 PM

COTABATO CITY – The remains of one of two Filipinos who were reported missing in Phuket, Thailand on Wednesday was found Friday afternoon, the family here confirmed. The lifeless body of Noah “Twitt” Ibay II was found by Thai rescue workers not far from the site where he was last seen. Family members and friends in this […]

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BACOLOD CITY MAYOR HUMBLED BY ELECTION AS LCP PRESIDENT

July 20, 2019 - 9:22 PM

CHANGING OF THE GUARD. Angeles City Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan (left) turns over the League of Cities of the Philippines flag to his successor Bacolod City Mayor Evelio Leonardia, who was elected national president for the 2019-2022 period on Friday afternoon (July 19, 2019). Leonardia said he was humbled by the trust given to him by his […]

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LEYTE UNDER STATE OF CALAMITY DUE TO DENGUE

July 20, 2019 - 9:19 PM

MASSIVE CLEANUP. Residents of Campetic village in Palo, Leyte join a massive cleanup drive to destroy mosquito breeding sites. The local government on Friday night (July 19, 2019) placed the entire Leyte province under a state of calamity as dengue has already killed six children and downed 1,747 people since January. (Photo courtesy of Palo municipal health […]

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20 COPS FACE RAPS OVER GIRL’S DEATH IN RIZAL DRUG BUST

July 19, 2019 - 4:49 PM

MANILA — The police officers involved in the anti-drug operation in Rodriguez, Rizal that resulted in the death of a three-year-old girl will face criminal and administrative charges, Philippine National Police (PNP) chief, Gen. Oscar Albayalde said on Thursday. He said two police officers will face homicide raps while 18 others were relieved from their posts […]

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4 POLICE OPERATIVES KILLED BY ‘REDS’ IN NEGOR TOWN

July 19, 2019 - 4:46 PM

DUMAGUETE CITY – Four intelligence operatives of the Regional Public Safety Battalion in Region 7 (RPSB-7) were killed by suspected members of the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army (CPP-NPA) in Sitio Yamot, Barangay Mabato in Ayungon town, Negros Oriental Thursday afternoon. The identities of the four police officers were withheld, pending notification of their […]

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DAVAO COP NABBED FOR FIREARM DISCHARGE, GRAVE THREAT

July 19, 2019 - 4:39 PM

DAVAO CITY–A police officer here was arrested for illegal discharge of firearm and threatening a construction worker Wednesday evening. Major Michael Uyanguren, commander of Sta. Ana police station, identified the suspect as Staff Sergeant Paquito Barnuevo Diaz, 49, assigned at Foot Patrol Section of the Davao City Police Office (DCPO). Uyanguren said Angelito Vicente, 19, […]

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17 DRUG SUSPECTS NABBED IN BULACAN POLICE OPS

July 19, 2019 - 4:37 PM

CITY OF MALOLOS, Bulacan – A total of 17 drug personalities, including a minor, was arrested on Wednesday in separate buy-bust operations by Bulacan police. Police Col. Chito G. Bersaluna, Bulacan Provincial Director, identified the arrested suspects as Domingo Francia Jr., Annie Aldana, Arjay Bondoc, Nestor Ramos, Jorge del Rosario, Paul Mendoza, Angelly Clavito, Mark Anthony […]

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HYPE ATTORNEY NOW LAWYER OF ALIAS ‘BIKOY’

July 19, 2019 - 4:25 PM

 MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine National Police-Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (PNP-CIDG) filed criminal complaints in connection with the revelations made by Peter Joemel Advincula alias “Bikoy”. The Department of Justice (DOJ) will form a prosecution panel to handle these complaints filed by the joint police agencies represented by Police Lt. Col. Arnold Thomas Ibay. The […]

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MYTHS AND RISKS SEEN IN FACEAPP USE

July 19, 2019 - 11:27 AM

Is a peek into the future worth your privacy in the present? That concern was pushed to the spotlight this week with the resurgence of a smartphone app that uses artificial intelligence to transform your current face into your younger and older selves. People raised fears on Twitter and other social media sites that on […]

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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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TON OF HOT MEAT CONFISCATED

July 18, 2019 - 5:44 PM

CEBU City – THE National Meat Inspection Service (NMIS) in coordination with the Cebu City Department of Veterinary Medicine and Fisheries (DVMF) conducted a surprise joint inspection at the Carbon Public Market recently that led to the confiscation of approximately one metric ton of assorted dressed chicken and frozen meat products from four stall owners. […]

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ILOILO PROVINCIAL BOARD GOES PAPERLESS

July 18, 2019 - 5:39 PM

THE 13th Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Iloilo is now implementing a paperless legislation system. The provincial board conducted its first paperless session on July 16, 2019, browsing through the agenda with the use of laptop computers. Vice Governor Christine “Tingting” Garin said the system was proposed during the 12th SP but it was not materialized due […]

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COUNCILOR PUSHES STRESS BURNOUT LEAVE

July 18, 2019 - 5:33 PM

ILOILO City Councilor Candice Magdalane Tupas filed an ordinance granting file leaves due to stress burnout to regular employees of the City Hall. The proposed ordinance hurdled the first reading during the regular session of the Sangguniang Panlungsod (SP) on Tuesday. According to Tupas, it is high time that such ordinance should be passed since […]

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BADJAOS RETURN HOME

July 18, 2019 - 5:28 PM

THEY considered the City of Love their second home because they said the Ilonggos are kind and peace-loving people. They used to standby at transport terminals asking for coins from passing cars. Some hopped inside jeepneys at stoplights then played mini drums and sang as they gave envelopes to passengers for token for their talents. […]

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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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