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    DepEd to file charges vs teacher accused of molesting Palaro athlete

    MANILA, Philippines – A teacher has been accused of molesting a student athlete in the Palarong Pambansa 2018. The Department of Education (DepEd) assured it will not tolerate such behavior and vowed to implement the full force of the law if the suspect is found guilty of the offense. During Saturday

  • 6 dead in Nueva Ecija family massacre
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    6 dead in Nueva Ecija family massacre

      A simple marital spat escalated into the brutal murder of six family members in San Leonardo, Nueva Ecija at early dawn on Friday. The victims were identified as Abby Caballero, Jennifer Caballero, Leonila Caballero, Joshua Caballero, Serrio Caballero and Sonny Custodio. Wounded survivor Analyn Caballero

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    UNTV News and Rescue provides first-aid to injured driver

    Mariel Soriano suffered injuries to the nose, mouth and bodily pains after her car rammed into the center island in Sasa, Davao City, Friday. A witness said Soriano was driving her car beyond speed limit when it suddenly swerved off the road and slammed into the center island hitting another vehicle.

  • Wishful 5 begins album recording
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    Wishful 5 begins album recording

      MANILA, Philippines — After a short break from their Wishcovery journey, the five Wishfuls  have returned to work. On Wednesday, they started working on their album featuring the best of their Wishclusives and some of their original songs. First to record their singles are fourth runner-up Hacel Bartolome

  • DTI to release new SRPs on school supplies next month
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    DTI to release new SRPs on school supplies next month

    The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) is set to release a list of suggested retail prices (SRPs) on school supplies next month to serve as guide to consumers prior to the opening of classes in June. DTI advises consumers to shop early to avoid the sudden increase in prices of basic school supplies

  • Duque lambasts PAO over ‘malicious’ Dengvaxia complaint
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    Duque lambasts PAO over ‘malicious’ Dengvaxia complaint

    Health Secretary Francisco Duque III on Friday blasted the Public Attorney’s Office for implicating him in the new complaint relative to the Dengvaxia controversy. PAO filed charges of reckless imprudence resulting in homicide and violation of the Anti-Torture Act against Duque and 35 other officials

  • Duterte wants pursuit of ‘labor-only contracting’ firms
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    Duterte wants pursuit of ‘labor-only contracting’ firms

    MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte has directed Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III to submit a report on companies engaged in labor-only contracting. These are companies that implement repeated short-term employment contracts better known as “cabo” and 5-5-5 schemes. The president gave

  • “ENDO” Bill to face intense debate in Senate – SP Pimentel
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    “ENDO” Bill to face intense debate in Senate – SP Pimentel

    Senate President Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel believes that the passage of an anti-ENDO law will go through heated debate at the Senate plenary. “It must be really that controversial na mahirap ipasa (that it’s difficult to pass), but we will still try kasi priority yan (because it’s a priority),” he said

  • Año to new PNP Chief Albayalde: Prioritize SAF allowance anomaly
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    Año to new PNP Chief Albayalde: Prioritize SAF allowance anomaly

    MANILA, Philippines — Interior and Local Government officer-in-charge Eduardo Año Thursday told newly installed Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief Director General Oscar Albayalde to prioritize the issue on unreleased subsistence allowance of Special Action Force (SAF) Troopers. Año said the issue

  • DOJ to summon ex-PNoy, Garin, et. al over Dengvaxia anomaly
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    DOJ to summon ex-PNoy, Garin, et. al over Dengvaxia anomaly

    MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Justice (DOJ) will summon former President Benigno Aquino III in the scheduled hearing on Dengvaxia anomaly on May 15. The justice department also sent summons to former Budget Secretary Florencio Abad, former Health Secretary Janette Garin and other health officials

  • 31 Filipino fishermen detained in Indonesia return home
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    31 Filipino fishermen detained in Indonesia return home

    MANILA, Philippines — Thirty-one Filipino fishermen, on board Barko ng Republika ng Pilipinas (BRP) Lapu-Lapu of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) arrived in Davao City on Friday after being detained in Indonesia. The Indonesian Navy turned over the Filipino repatriates on April 13

  • Albayalde: Barangay narco-list still needs validation
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    Albayalde: Barangay narco-list still needs validation

    Newly installed PNP Chief Director General Oscar Albayalde on Friday stressed the importance of validating all information when a barangay official is suspected of being a narco-politician. “Ma-deliberate at ma-adjudicate din to be fair doon sa mga andon sa watchlist,” he said. (It has to deliberated

  • Over 100 establishments in Samal Island lack wastewater treatment – PENRO
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    Over 100 establishments in Samal Island lack wastewater treatment – PENRO

    The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) is currently checking on the sea coastlines and beaches in Samal Island. The move is in line with Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu’s directive to intensify monitoring efforts against establishments in the island that are violating environmental

  • De Lima among Fortune’s 50 greatest leaders
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    De Lima among Fortune’s 50 greatest leaders

      Senator Leila De Lima is among Fortune Magazine’s “50 Greatest Leaders” for 2018. In the list, De Lima ranked 39th and was noted for her fierce criticism against President Rodrigo Duterte’s drug war especially during a probe in Senate over extrajudicial killings in the country. The annual list released

  • Police nab illegal recruiters promising jobs in Japan
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    Police nab illegal recruiters promising jobs in Japan

    The Criminal Investigation and Detection Group -Anti Transnational Crime Unit (CIDG-ATCU) has arrested two illegal recruiters who prey on overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) who want to work in Japan. The suspects were identified as Levy Mangino, a resident of Pasay City, and Jeffrey Torres, a resident

  • Bus conductor steals passenger’s phone
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    Bus conductor steals passenger’s phone

    MANILA, Philippines — A bus conductor was brought to the Quezon City Police District (QCPD) Station 6 after a passenger accused him of stealing his phone. According to eyewitness, Jason Posadas, the conductor, Charlie Camani, stole the mobile phone of Antolin Adlawan while the latter was dozing off;

  • 2 drug suspects caught in the act of drug use
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    2 drug suspects caught in the act of drug use

    MANILA, Philippines — Two drug suspects were caught in the act of using alleged illegal drugs in Barangay Pag-asa, Binangonan, Rizal. The suspects were identified as Marc Adrian Lipio, 26, and Narl Jay Fernandes, 24. Two sachets of suspected shabu and other drug paraphernalia were confiscated by the

  • Bello: bill on ‘endo’ will have heavier penalties
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    Bello: bill on ‘endo’ will have heavier penalties

    MANILA, Philippines — Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III assuaged concerns of labor groups following the non-signing of an executive order on contractualization by President Rodrigo Duterte. Bello said workers will be much protected in the proposed bill. “Medyo mabigat lang iyong (It has more weight

  • DAR to validate ‘productive’ land areas in Boracay
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    DAR to validate ‘productive’ land areas in Boracay

    MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) on April 24 and 25 will conduct validation of land in Boracay Island to identify areas that can still be considered productive. The move is in line with the directive from President Rodrigo Duterte to place Boracay under land reform. In a

  • 7 drug suspects, 1 minor arrested in Tondo, Manila
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    7 drug suspects, 1 minor arrested in Tondo, Manila

    MANILA, Philippines — After one year of surveillance, seven drug pushers were arrested in a buy-bust operation led by Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) in Laong Nasa Street Tondo Manila on Thursday. The suspects were identified as Virgilio and Carlo Magno, Jayson and Rosanna Odayat, Danilo Manansala

  • Cayetano slams EU Parliament for ‘crossing the red line’
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    Cayetano slams EU Parliament for ‘crossing the red line’

    MANILA, Philippines — Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano lambasted the European Union lawmakers for its “unwarranted and uncalled for actions” against the Philippines, specifically against the government of President Rodrigo Duterte. “The European Parliament has crossed a red line when it

  • Duterte to attend 32nd ASEAN Summit in Singapore
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    Duterte to attend 32nd ASEAN Summit in Singapore

    President Rodrigo Duterte is set to attend the 32nd Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit in Singapore next week. Singapore is this year’s ASEAN chair led by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. The event, which will be held from April 25 -28, will bring together leaders of the ASEAN member

  • Pulse Asia: Poe leads 2019 mid-term polls’ ‘Magic 12’
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    Pulse Asia: Poe leads 2019 mid-term polls’ ‘Magic 12’

    MANILA, Philippines — Incumbent Senator Grace Poe tops the latest Pulse Asia’s “Ulat ng Bayan” national survey of possible contenders in the May 2019 mid-term elections. Poe ranked first with 70.8% while Senator Cynthia Villar and former Senator now Taguig Representative Pia Cayetano come second with

  • PDP-Laban reveals senatorial slate for 2019 polls
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    PDP-Laban reveals senatorial slate for 2019 polls

    MANILA, Philippines — Ruling party PDP-Laban has bared its senatorial line-up which includes 20 personalities for the 2019 midterm elections. Among them are six re-electionists namely, Senators Grace Poe, Sonny Angara, Cynthia Villar, JV Ejercito, Nancy Binay and Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III. The line-up