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LLDA MAY REIMPOSE LIFTED CDOS OF MANILA BAY POLLUTERS

MANILA -- Laguna Lake Development Authority (LLDA) has assured to penalize establishments that will violate the agency’s condition for temporarily lifting of[...]

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ARROYO ‘HAPPY’ WITH SC RULING ON MARTIAL LAW IN MINDANAO

February 19, 2019 - 6:45 PM

MANILA — House Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo on Tuesday said she was “happy” with the Supreme Court (SC) ruling that upheld the constitutionality of the extension of martial law in Mindanao until the end of 2019. “It’s good. We’re very happy, because we voted to extend it,” Arroyo said in an interview. Congress, in a joint session, […]

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MUTYA SURPRISES: OF 29 BETS, ONE IS VICTIM OF MEN’S VIOLENCE, THE...

February 19, 2019 - 6:44 PM

MUTYA NG DAVAO 2019. Candidates enjoy a light moment at the sidelines of the press presentation of the 29 candidates for Mutya ng Davao 2019 held at Star Hotel in Davao City on Monday. (Lean Daval Jr)   Two outstanding surprises surfaced during yesterday’s announcement of the 29 candidates for Mutya ng Dabaw 2019, apart […]

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I WILL KILL ANYONE WHO ASKS FOR A BIRTH CERTIFICATE: DFA SEC...

February 19, 2019 - 6:26 PM

MANILA, Philippines — Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr made a controversial remark when asked anew about birth certificate requirement for passport renewal in on his Twitter account (@teddyboylocsin). He made the tweet on Tuesday after a netizen asked about the requirement to bring a copy of birth certificate for passport renewal. “Sir @teddyboylocsin kailangan pa […]

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PHO TO CONDUCT DOOR-TO-DOOR MEASLES VACCINATION

February 19, 2019 - 5:27 PM

THE Iloilo Provincial Health Office is intensifying its campaign against measles by conducting a door-to-door vaccination this week PHO head Dr. Patricia Grace Trabado noted that there was a relatively low coverage of vaccination among kids last year as a result of the Dengvaxia controversy. “We found out that there were also kids with missed […]

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TEAM LEBRON WINS NBA ALL-STAR GAME

February 19, 2019 - 5:09 PM

MANILA — Team LeBron pulled off a huge second half rally to defeat Team Giannis, 178-164, in the 2019 NBA All-Star Game at the Spectrum Center in Charlotte on Monday (Philippine Time). The roster led by LeBron James prevailed over Giannis Antetokounmpo’s squad after coming alive from downtown. Antetokounmpo took over late in the first quarter […]

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DISCOUNTED POLITICAL ADS WILL LEVEL PLAYING FIELD: PALACE

February 19, 2019 - 5:05 PM

MANILA — The signing of a law that will allow reasonable rates for political advertisements will level the playing field for candidates during the campaign season, Malacañang said on Monday. “This new measure on discounted political advertisements would benefit all candidates of the political spectrum and hopefully would level the playing field, in accordance with the […]

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PERMIT NEEDED TO POST POLITICAL ADS ON PUVS

February 19, 2019 - 5:04 PM

MANILA — Political advertisements are allowed to be posted on public utility vehicles (PUVs) such as jeepneys, buses and taxis as long as a permit is secured from the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB). In a statement on Tuesday, the LTFRB said operators should secure a permit for posting transit political ads that comply […]

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2 SOLONS BACK SARA DUTERTE AS COUNTRY’S NEXT PRESIDENT

February 19, 2019 - 5:03 PM

MANILA — Senator Panfilo Lacson on Tuesday said Davao City mayor and presidential daughter Sara Duterte still remains as his top choice among the “young emerging leaders” to become the next president of the country. Lacson made the remark when asked about the possibility of Duterte’s possible bid for presidency in 2022. “Nauna na akong nagsabi […]

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LEYTE DAD SURVIVES SLAY TRY

February 19, 2019 - 4:58 PM

ALBUERA, Leyte – The president of the Association of Barangay (village) Captains (ABC) in this town, who was previously linked to the Espinosa drug group, survived an ambush on Monday. Alberto Sumaljag, 60, an ex-officio member of the town council, managed to escape death when he quickly stretched out at his vehicle’s front seats as perpetrators […]

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COPS PROBE DRUG SOURCE OF STUDENT KILLED IN BUY-BUST

February 19, 2019 - 4:57 PM

PALO, Leyte – The Philippine National Police regional drug enforcement unit (PNP-RDEU) is looking into the drug source of a 20-year-old college student who was killed in a buy-bust operation in Tacloban City. Supt. Harry Sucayre, PNP-RDEU chief, said they are stepping up the investigation to find out the source of illegal drugs in Cebu City […]

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DOJ URGED TO ACT ON MURDER RAPS VS. PNP MEN IN LAWYER’S...

February 19, 2019 - 4:56 PM

Police forensic technicians search for clues from the Ford Escape SUV of lawyer Noel Archival (left) who was killed in an ambush along the national highway of Dalaguete town in southern Cebu. (CDN Photo/ Junjie Mendoza) MANILA — A former Cebu City councilor asked the Department of Justice (DOJ) Monday to charge policemen implicated in the […]

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PRRD DOESN’T PERSONALLY KNOW RESSA’S ACCUSER: PALACE

February 19, 2019 - 4:55 PM

MANILA — President Rodrigo R. Duterte does not personally know Wilfredo Keng, the businessman who filed a libel case against Rappler Chief Executive Officer Maria Ressa, Malacañang said on Monday. Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo defended Duterte from having connection to Keng after a report from the Pinoy Ako Blog claimed that the businessman owned a mining […]

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PRRD APPOINTS EX-MAJOR GENERAL TO DSWD

February 19, 2019 - 4:54 PM

MANILA — President Rodrigo R. Duterte has appointed retired major general Rene Glen Paje as undersecretary of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD). Duterte signed Paje’s appointment paper on Feb. 15, less than a month after he appointed Brig. Gen. Felicisimo Budiongan as DSWD Undersecretary on Jan. 23 this year. Paje will be working […]

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LOCSIN INAUGURATES NEW PH CHANCERY IN BERLIN

February 19, 2019 - 4:52 PM

MANILA — Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. on Tuesday led the inauguration of the new Philippine chancery in Berlin, Germany. Locsin was joined by Ambassador Ina Lepel from the Federal Foreign Office of Germany, Charge d’affaires Lillibeth Pono, Foreign Affairs Undersecretary for Administration Theresa Dizon-De Vega, and former Ambassador to Berlin Melita Sta. Maria-Thomeczek during […]

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SANDIGANBAYAN ACQUITS EX-POLICE EXEC OF ETHICS RAPS

February 19, 2019 - 4:50 PM

MANILA — The Sandiganbayan has acquitted a retired police senior superintendent in connection with his non-filing of sworn statement of assets, liabilities and net worth (SALN) and disclosure of business interest and financial connections in 2010. In a decision dated Feb. 15, 2019, the anti-graft court’s 7th Division cleared former Senior Supt. Ernesto Reyes Jr. of […]

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DEPED-BICOL TO PREVENT MEASLES BREAKOUT IN PALARO

February 19, 2019 - 4:19 PM

Department of Education-Bicol Regional Director Gilbert Sadsad. (Photo by Connie Calipay) LEGAZPI CITY — The Department of Education (DepEd) in Bicol has formulated safety nets to prevent any measles incident at the week-long Palarong Bicol (Bicol Meet) slated next week in the island-province of Masbate. In a press conference on Monday, DepEd Regional Director Gilbert […]

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