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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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MARAWI RESIDENTS ALLOWED TO RETURN STARTING JULY: TASK FORCE

May 21, 2019 - 6:14 PM

MANILA — Displaced residents of Marawi City in certain areas of ground zero may start returning to their homes in July for repair works, as the debris clearing operations have been moving smoothly despite previous legal constraints, the Task Force Bangon Marawi (TFBM) said on Monday. Task force chairperson, Secretary Eduardo del Rosario, who also heads […]

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FEMALE CADET FROM ILOCOS SUR TOPS PMA MABALASIK CLASS OF 2019

May 21, 2019 - 6:11 PM

MABALASIK CLASS OF 2019. The top 10 cadets of Philippine Military Academy’s Mabalasik Class of 2019 are presented to mediamen on Tuesday (May 21, 2019). Five female cadets are in the top 10, including valedictorian Dionne Mae Apolog Umalla from Alilem, Ilocos Sur. (Photo courtesy of Ian Russell Requiso/Midtown Photography) FORT DEL PILAR, Baguio City — The Philippine […]

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JAYME PLEADS NOT GUILTY TO SEDITION RAPS

May 21, 2019 - 6:09 PM

MANILA — Embattled website developer Rodel Jayme has pleaded not guilty to the charges of inciting to sedition filed against him. Jayme, who admitted creating webpages which spread the slanderous “Bikoy” videos implicating the First Family, pleaded not guilty to the charges when he was arraigned before the Parañaque Regional Trial Court Branch 258. Jayme underwent […]

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DOJ TO PROBE CARDEMA ON LEADING NYC MEETINGS

May 21, 2019 - 6:07 PM

MANILA — The Department of Justice (DOJ) on Tuesday initiated an investigation into the possible liability of Ronald Cardema, former chairman of the National Youth Commission (NYC), following reports he presided over meetings of the agency after he effectively resigned. “The DOJ will start by gathering the relevant facts,” said Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra in a […]

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6 MEN, FEMALE MINOR NABBED FOR POT SESSION IN BENGUET

May 21, 2019 - 6:04 PM

POT SESSION BUSTED. Seven persons including a female minor were caught in the act of consuming illegal drugs during a police operation on Monday evening in Barangay Betag, La Trinidad. The arrest was a result of a report from the community, who supports the campaign to rid the streets of illegal drugs and drug users. (Photo […]

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SEN KIKO QUITS AS PARTY BETS LOSE SENATE POLLS

May 21, 2019 - 5:57 PM

MANILA – Opposition Sen. Francis Pangilinan quits his post as the president of the Liberal Party (LP) after the party failed to win senate seats in the recent 2019 midterm-elections.   Pangilinan said he would vacate his position in the party on June 30.   “As campaign manager for the Otso Diretso slate, I was […]

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NEW MERALCO CAVITE SUBSTATION INAUGURATED

May 21, 2019 - 5:53 PM

SUBSTATION INAUGURATION. (L-R) Meralco Relationship Manager – Leisure and Entertainment Industry, Melanie Senga; Meralco VP and Head, Corporate Business Group, Victor Genuino; Meralco Deputy CEO, Atty. Ray Espinosa; PRO-FRIENDS SEVP, Jocelyn Guzman ; PRO-FRIENDS SVP and Deputy Strategic Business Unit1 (SBU1) Head, Kathleen Choa; PRO-FRIENDS EVP and SBU1 Head, Epifanio Santillan Jr.; PRO-FRIENDS Chairman and […]

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1.68-M VOTES LEFT FOR CANVASSING BEFORE ELECTION RESULTS ARE OUT

May 20, 2019 - 9:01 PM

MANILA — Only 1.68 million votes remain for canvassing before the official 2019 midterm elections results are out, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) said Sunday. “The remaining votes to be canvassed is 1,683,938 for Isabela, Japan, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, United States and Nigeria,” said Frances Arabe, assistant director at the Comelec Education and Information Department, […]

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2019 POLLS VOTER TURNOUT NOW AT 75%-78%

May 20, 2019 - 9:00 PM

MANILA — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) is nearing its estimate of between 75 percent and 78 percent voter turnout in the recently-concluded national and local polls. In a press briefing on Monday morning, Comelec spokesperson James Jimenez said that as of Sunday, the partial number of voters who participated in the May 13 polls is […]

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COMELEC READY FOR PROCLAMATION OF 2019 POLL WINNERS

May 20, 2019 - 8:58 PM

MANILA — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) is ready to welcome President Rodrigo R. Duterte if he decides to attend the proclamation of the 12 new senators, mostly administration bets, in case it would push through on Tuesday. In a press briefing on Monday, Comelec spokesperson James Jimenez said it is not yet certain if Duterte […]

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MAN DIES INSIDE NAIA RESTROOM

May 20, 2019 - 8:38 PM

MANILA — A man who was found unresponsive was declared “dead on the scene” inside a restroom at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 3 on Sunday, the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) reported. Consuelo Bungag, MIAA Public Affairs Department officer-in-charge, told the Philippine News Agency (PNA) that the janitor who saw the man enter […]

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PRRD WILL BARE STATE OF HEALTH IF IT’S SERIOUS: PALACE

May 20, 2019 - 8:37 PM

MANILA — President Rodrigo R. Duterte will reveal the state of his health if it is a serious cause for public concern, Malacañang reassured on Monday amid rumors that the Chief Executive suffered cardiac arrest over the weekend. Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo allayed fears that Duterte was rushed to a private hospital on Sunday, saying the […]

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27 ‘NARCO’ POLITICIANS WON IN MID-TERM POLLS: PNP

May 20, 2019 - 8:35 PM

MANILA – Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief, Gen. Oscar Albayalde, on Monday bared that 27 politicians included in the narco-list of President Rodrigo Duterte have won in the May 13 mid-term elections. “Actually, out of the 47 na nasa narco-list, 37 ang tumakbo at 27 ang nanalo. Yun ‘yung nasa data namin. (Out of 47 who are on the […]

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PNP FORMS TASK GROUP TO PROBE KILLING OF LAWYERS

May 20, 2019 - 8:34 PM

MANILA – The Philippine National Police (PNP) has created a special investigation task group (SITG) to investigate the killing of two lawyers in Pangasinan and Rizal last week, PNP chief, Gen. Oscar Albayalde, said on Monday. Albayalde said the task group has been instructed to conduct in-depth probe on the killing of lawyers Edilberto Gollar Jr. […]

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DIVIDE LAND PARCELS TO INDIVIDUAL TITLES, PRRD TELLS DAR

May 20, 2019 - 8:33 PM

MANILA — President Rodrigo R. Duterte ordered the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) to facilitate the survey and re-documentation of collective land titles to certificates of land ownership awards (CLOA). According to a study made in 2017, some 2.251 million hectares collective CLOAs of agricultural lands have been issued by DAR. Of these landholdings, 76 percent […]

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SENATE APPROVES CREATION OF PH SPACE AGENCY

May 20, 2019 - 8:31 PM

MANILA — The Senate on Monday approved on third and final reading a bill seeking to strengthen the country’s space program with the creation of a Philippine Space Agency. With 18 affirmative votes and no negative votes, the Senate passed Bill 1983, otherwise known as an Act Establishing the Philippine Space Development and Utilization Policy and […]

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