• DOTr to release speed limiter law soon
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    DOTr to release speed limiter law soon

    MANILA, Philippines — It is possible that by next week, the Department of Transportation (DOTr) will possibly release implementing rules and regulations (IRR) of the speed limiter law in the country According to DOTr undersecretary for road transport Thomas Orbos, they have already finished the IRR of

  • Duterte to base martial law extension on recommendation of military, police
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    Duterte to base martial law extension on recommendation of military, police

    MANILA, Philippines —  December 31, 2017 is the deadline of the martial law that was declared in Mindanao to eradicate security threats such as terrorism and insurgency. President Rodrigo Duterte said, he will decide whether to extend or lift martial law in the whole Mindanao based on the recommendation

  • BFP battles COA; hopes to continue winning streak at UNTV Cup
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    BFP battles COA; hopes to continue winning streak at UNTV Cup

    The end of the first-round elimination in the League of Public Servants is just around the corner. Thus the Bureau of Fire Protection or BFP Fire Firefighters is doubling efforts to move up in the group A ranking. Their next step is to topple the COA Enablers, who has not won any of its four […] The

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    Nations commend the AFP for ending Marawi siege in a short period of time

    MANILA, Philippines — Other countries like Australia salute the capability of the Philippine military and police for successfully winning the battle in Marawi City. They said the government forces were able to neutralize the Maute terror group despite having few number of troops. According to Armed Forces

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    Senators urge change in bidding process for MRT maintenance system

    MANILA, Philippines — Senate Majority Leader Vicente Sotto III is not buying the idea of stopping or suspending the operation of MRT Line-3 just to give way for assessment and repair works. “The public will suffer once you close [the operation.] As I was telling you, the problem is with the maintenance

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    AFP maintains no violations of any rule of engagement in the Marawi siege

    MANILA, Philippines — The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) is confident that military personnel performed their duty well in fighting for the liberation of Marawi City against the ISIS-inspired Maute terrorist group. This is the response of the AFP against the report of  Amnesty International alleging

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    PNP chief: Failed attack of Abu Sayyaf Group during ASEAN Summit linked to ISIS

    MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine National Police (PNP) has revealed the arrest of three alleged members of the Abu Sayaf Group (ASG) on November 10 in the village of Culiat, Tandang Sora in Quezon City. The intelligence group of the PNP has discovered that the said terrorists planned to conduct bombings

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    Ma. Isabel Lopez says sorry for violation, appeals to LTO not to cancel her license

    MANILA, Philippines — Actress and former beauty queen Maria Isabel Lopez humbled herself and apologized for the breach of security protocol she committed when she illegally used the lane designated for the delegates and heads of state of Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). “Once again I’m

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    Senate expedites passage of proposed 2018 national budget, tax reform package

    MANILA, Philippines — The Senate went straight to deliberation of priority bills of the Duterte administration as soon as the session opened on Thursday. The upper chamber of Congress targets to finish its deliberations on the proposed P3.7 trillion 2018 national budget before the December. This despite

  • Van drivers charged over links to NPA kidnapping of 2 cops in Surigao
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    Van drivers charged over links to NPA kidnapping of 2 cops in Surigao

    MANILA, Philippines — Authorities have filed charges of slight illegal detention against the drivers of the vans used by the New Peoples Army (NPA) in abducting PO2 Alfredo Degamon Jr. and PO2 John Paul Duverte of the Placer Municipal Police Station last Monday. The drivers were identified as Donald

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    Proposed law on emergency medical services to be named after MRT hero

     MANILA, Philippines — Kabayan party-list Rep. Ron Salo is pushing to name his proposed law called the Emergency Medical Services System Bill after Dr. Charlie Jandic. This is after Dr. Jandic’s fast action in applying first aid to 24-year-old Angeline Fernando, whose arm was cut off after she fell onto

  • Lawyers sue Trillanes for inciting sedition and two other charges
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    Lawyers sue Trillanes for inciting sedition and two other charges

    MANILA, Philippines — Pro-Duterte lawyers has formally filed complaints of inciting to sedition, proposal to commit coup d’etat and violation of Anti-Graft and Corruption Practices Act against Senator Antonio Trillanes IV before the Pasay City Prosecutor’s Office. The allegations stemmed from the privilege

  • PNP warns public against rise of crime rate this holiday season
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    PNP warns public against rise of crime rate this holiday season

      MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine National Police (PNP) reminds the public about the possible rise in the number of crimes as the holiday season draws near. That’s why the PNP remains on full alert status even after the conduct of the summit of world leaders in the country. “Criminals know cash

  • Sen. Poe urges DOTr to consider temporary suspension of MRT train service for repair works
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    Sen. Poe urges DOTr to consider temporary suspension of MRT train service for repair works

    MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Transportation (DOTr) is being pressed to make an urgent decision to bring the MRT Line-3 into its favorable state. Senate Committee on Public Services Chairperson Senator Grace Poe believes the train service is in bad need of technical inspection and repair due

  • HoR to order probe PNP’s use of long-range acoustic device against protesters
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    HoR to order probe PNP’s use of long-range acoustic device against protesters

    MANILA, Philippines — Leftist lawmakers in the Lower House of Congress seek a probe on whether or not the use of a long-range acoustic device or LRAD by the Philippine National Police (PNP) to disperse protesters is reasonable. The LRAD is a sonic device creating loud noise that causes discomfort to

  • Compositions and overall-production amaze first-time ASOP judges, performers
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    Compositions and overall-production amaze first-time ASOP judges, performers

    MANILA, Philippines — Five new judges scrutinized the 12 song entries at the grand finals of the A Song of Praise (ASOP) Year 6. According to Atty. Marivic Benedicto, the president of the Phil. Association of the Record Industry Incorporated (PARI), she did not expect such a singing competition that

  • DOLE to reshuffle POEA employees following reports of corruption in OEC issuance
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    DOLE to reshuffle POEA employees following reports of corruption in OEC issuance

      MANILA, Philippines —The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) investigated the alleged anomaly in the application of overseas employment certificate (OEC) in the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA). It can be recalled that DOLE initially suspended for 12 days the release of OECs

  • “Dahil Sa Iyo” hailed as ASOP Year 6’s “Song of the Year”
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    “Dahil Sa Iyo” hailed as ASOP Year 6’s “Song of the Year”

    MANILA, Philippines — “Dahil Sa Iyo” composed by ASOP Year 5 interpreter Carlo David was hailed the “Song of the Year” at ASOP grand finals night held at the Araneta Coliseum.  “I wasn’t expecting it. I really wasn’t expecting it. I was okay with just being on the album and being in the top 12. […] The

  • ASEAN countries to proceed with agreements for migrant workers’ welfare next – Labor Sec
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    ASEAN countries to proceed with agreements for migrant workers’ welfare next – Labor Sec

    After the ASEAN heads of state signed a consensus pushing for and ensuring the protection of the rights of migrant workers, Southeast Asian countries now need to create a bilateral agreement on the matter. According to Labor and Employment Secretary Silvetre Bello III, they will detail on the bilateral

  • Gov’t agencies prepare for homecoming of remaining Marawi evacuees
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    Gov’t agencies prepare for homecoming of remaining Marawi evacuees

    MARAWI, Philippines — About 10 villages of Marawi City have been declared safe for returning residents who fled the war last May. These villages are Brgy. Bacolod Chico, Dayawan, Lumbac Toros, Pindolonan, Poona Marantao, Tuca, Toros, Amito, Fort and Bangon. The second batch of displaced residents will

  • Dept. of Tourism sells beauty of the Philippines at Philippine Tourism Week in London
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    Dept. of Tourism sells beauty of the Philippines at Philippine Tourism Week in London

    A variety of native Filipino delicacies, an array of Filipino products plus songs and dances that are truly Filipino were offered at the UK’s largest mall — the London Westfield at Shepherds Bush. This is part of the Philippine Tourism Week in which tourists are fascinated with the beauty of the Philippines

  • 360 kilograms of fish seized from an abandoned motorbanca in Real, Quezon
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    360 kilograms of fish seized from an abandoned motorbanca in Real, Quezon

    The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) and the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) confiscated boxes of fish in the coastal area of Barangays Ungos and Poblacion 61 in Real, Quezon Province, Tuesday. The various kinds of fish confiscated from an abandoned motor boat is estimated to have a market

  • CIDG-ATCU captures Filipino-Korean illegal recruiter
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    CIDG-ATCU captures Filipino-Korean illegal recruiter

    MANILA, Philippines — The CIDG Anti Transnational Crime Unit operatives have captured Jenelyn Betacura, a 31-year old Filipino-Korean from Lanao del Norte, for alleged illegal recruitment. The CIDG conducted the entrapment operation after receiving complaints from three individuals who claimed to have

  • PHIVOLCS raises alert level on Mt. Kanlaon
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    PHIVOLCS raises alert level on Mt. Kanlaon

    The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) has raised the alert level on Mt. Kanlaon in Negros Occidental to 2 or moderate level of unrest. PHIVOLCS recorded 279 volcanic earthquakes in the past 24 hours. Since August 18, 2017, the number of volcanic earthquakes in Mt. Kanlaon

  • Abduction of 2 cops by NPA in Surigao del Norte may affect peace process – Sec. Bello
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    Abduction of 2 cops by NPA in Surigao del Norte may affect peace process – Sec. Bello

    The abduction of two policemen in Surigao del Norte by the New People’s Army (NPA) will affect the peace talks between the communists group and the Philippine government. Government chief negotiator, Secretary Silvestre Bello III said they are waiting for the proper time before resuming the negotiation