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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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BILL ON FLEXIBLE WORK ARRANGEMENTS HURDLES FINAL READING AT SENATE

May 20, 2019 - 8:18 PM

MANILA — The Senate approved on third reading on Monday a bill that will give employers and employees an option to adopt flexible working arrangements. With 17 affirmative votes and no negative votes, the Senate approved Bill 1571 or the proposed Alternative Working Arrangement Act. The bill seeks to amend Article 83 of the Labor Code […]

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NOCOT GOVERNOR-ELECT EXTENDS HAND OF PEACE

May 20, 2019 - 5:55 PM

RECONCILIATION MOVE. Outgoing Representative Nancy Catamco (2nd district, North Cotabato) stresses a point during the campaign period several days before she was elected provincial governor. She has extended a hand of peace and reconciliation on Monday (May 20) to her rivals in the recently concluded May 13 midterm polls. (Photo courtesy of Governor-elect Nancy Catamco) COTABATO CITY – […]

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VILLAGE DAD HURT IN NOCOT TOWN AMBUSH

May 20, 2019 - 5:45 PM

COTABATO CITY — Policemen have launched a manhunt for two motorcycle-riding men who wounded a village official in an ambush in Pikit, North Cotabato on Sunday night. Speaking for the North Cotabato police, Lt. Col. Bernard Tayong, said Col. Maximo Layugan, provincial police director, had ordered the manhunt after a witness provided vital information to the […]

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PDEA NABS THREE WOMEN IN TAGUIG

May 20, 2019 - 5:20 PM

TAGUIG CITY – Agents of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) arrested three women and confiscated P4.7 million worth of shabu in Taguig City during its operation on Sunday, a report by Manila Bulletin said.   PDEA agents got hold of Rosnia Minalang Cauntongan alias Sally Pañasabellano, Junaila Alilang Maruhom, and Lina Ahmad Grande during […]

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MORENO SAYS ARROCEROS FOREST PARK, MANILA ZOO NOT FOR SALE

May 20, 2019 - 5:03 PM

MANILA – Incoming Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso vowed the Arroceros Forest Park and the Manila Zoo will remain in possession of the local government amid claims to sell these city properties, a report by Manila Bulletin said.   Domagoso said he had no intention to sell the Arroceros Park dubbed as the last […]

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OUT OF 37K ALIENS,12,000 POGO WORKERS LACKS PERMIT

May 20, 2019 - 4:25 PM

SCMP PHOTO CREDIT   Finance Chief Carlos Dominguez III began calling the Bureau of Immigration (BI) to intensify inspections via teaming up with the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. (PAGCOR) as well as law enforcement agencies to review all illegal foreign workers in the country after the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) reported last week […]

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67-YEAR-OLD RETIRED LADY COP BRINGS HOME 4 GOLDS FROM ATHLETIC GAMES

May 20, 2019 - 3:59 PM

WINNING ATHLETE. Erlinda Lavandia, 67, proudly wears the gold medals she won in the Southeast Asia Athletics Championship held in Singapore, during the ceremonies at the Baguio City Hall on Monday (May 20, 2019). The city government gave her cash incentive for bringing honor to the city and country. (Photo courtesy of Bong Cayabyab/PIO-Bagiuo City) BAGUIO CITY — Age […]

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EL NIÑO HITS HIGH VALUE CROPS IN GUIMARAS

May 19, 2019 - 9:16 PM

EL NIÑO LOSSES. Ronnie Morante, Guimaras Provincial Agriculture Office head, says El Niño left the island province with PHP11 million agricultural losses. He, however, assured on Saturday (May 18, 2019) that El Niño is a favorable weather for mangoes.  (File photo) ILOILO CITY — The Provincial Agriculture Office (PAO) of the island province of Guimaras has reported losses […]

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‘HIGH VALUE TARGET’ ARRESTED, P100-K SHABU SEIZED IN DUMAGUETE

May 19, 2019 - 9:11 PM

DUMAGUETE CITY — An alleged drug pusher tagged as a “high-value target” was arrested late Friday afternoon during an entrapment operation by a joint team of anti-illegal drugs operatives at Barangay Mangnao in this city. A report from the Negros Oriental Provincial Police Office (NOPPO) identified the suspect as Rogen Devivar Destor, of legal age, a […]

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POWER RATE FLUCTUATES IN SPOT MARKET: NORECO II

May 19, 2019 - 9:09 PM

DUMAGUETE CITY — The cost of electricity that the Negros Oriental II Electric Cooperative (Noreco II) is charging its customers varies monthly due to the corresponding fluctuation in the spot market. This month’s residential power rate marks an increase of PHP 0.7918 per kilowatt hour for the generation charge, according to a media release by Noreco […]

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MOTORBOAT SINKS IN DAVAO

May 19, 2019 - 8:58 PM

DAVAO CITY – A motorboat carrying 45 passengers and four crew members bound for the Island Garden City of Samal, sank on Sunday just as it was about to leave the Sta. Ana Wharf. In a phone interview, Lt. Commodore George Maganto, commander of the Coast Guard Station in Davao, said the passengers and crew on […]

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PALACE CONSIDERS CARDEMA TO LEAVE NYC FOR PARTY-LIST SEAT

May 19, 2019 - 8:51 PM

MANILA — Malacañang on Sunday confirmed that National Youth Commission (NYC) chairperson Ronald Cardema has resigned, and asked him to formally vacate his post. Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo explained that Cardema is considered “ipso facto resigned” after he filed the petition for substitution as first nominee of the Duterte Youth party-list. “The petition for substitution of […]

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LRT-2 BACK AFTER COLLISION, INJURED COUNT NOW 34

May 19, 2019 - 8:44 PM

MANILA — The operations of the Light Rail Transit Line 2 (LRT-2) resumed Sunday morning after it was suspended, following a collision involving two trains between the Anonas and Cubao stations last night. “LRT-2 resumed its operations with train insertion at 10:47 a.m. today,” Department of Transportation (DOTr) Assistant Secretary for Communications Goddes Hope Libiran told […]

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PALACE CLEARS NEWS OF PRRD RUSHED TO HOSPITAL

May 19, 2019 - 8:39 PM

MANILA — Malacañang denied rumors that President Rodrigo R. Duterte was rushed to the Cardinal Santos Medical Center in San Juan after ‘news’ of him suffering cardiac arrest circulated online. “He should probably be in his quarters and resting, like what I will do in a few minutes,” Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea said.. Duterte was last […]

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SORSOGON TOWN OFFERS ‘BUTANDING’ TOURISM

May 19, 2019 - 8:23 PM

DONSOL, Sorsogon — The local government here has introduced whale shark interaction tourism, as sightings of the “gentle marine giants”, locally known as “butanding”, have increased since last year.   “Mas maganda ngayong taon ang sightings ng mga butanding. Mas madami at dahil dyan, dumadami din ang mga turista (Whale shark sightings are much better this […]

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DONSOL LGU, WWF RENEW PLEDGE FOR ECO-TOURISM PROGRAMS

May 19, 2019 - 8:08 PM

DONSOL, Sorsogon — The town of Donsol, the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Philippines, and the Department of Tourism 5 (Bicol), have renewed their commitment for a sustainable and balanced eco-tourism program.   Under the renewed agreement, signed Friday on the sidelines of the “Butanding” (Whale Shark) Festival, they would vigorously enforce the protection of […]

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