• SC upholds quo warranto ruling, voids Sereno’s appointment as chief justice
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    SC upholds quo warranto ruling, voids Sereno’s appointment as chief justice

        MANILA, Philippines — The Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday, June 19, denied with finality Maria Lourdes Sereno’s motion for reconsideration for SC to overturn its ruling on the petition against her appointment as chief justice. In a full court session, the SC upheld its decision on the quo warranto

  • Garin welcomes probe on the controversial P8.1-B barangay health station project
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    Garin welcomes probe on the controversial P8.1-B barangay health station project

    QUEZON CITY, Philippines – Former Health Secretary Janette Garin said she supports the Department of Health (DOH) in filing a lawsuit on the alleged anomaly surrounding the P8.1 billion barangay health station project of the agency. Garin added that she is willing to face probe, especially that her name

  • AFP still validating reports on Maute-ISIS leader Abu Dar’s death
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    AFP still validating reports on Maute-ISIS leader Abu Dar’s death

    QUEZON CITY, Philippines – The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) is still validating reports of the death of Abu Dar, the current leader of the Maute –ISIS terror group, in a pursuit operation of the military in Lanao Del Sur. According to AFP Spokesperson Marine Col. Edgard Arevalo, Abu Dar was

  • DA blames smuggling for copra price drop
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    DA blames smuggling for copra price drop

    MAKATI CITY, Philippines – The Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA) revealed there is a close competition in the local production of coconut oil—the primary byproduct of copra—in the market. PCA Administrator Romulo Dela Rosa said the country’s coconut oil is now being pushed back by palm oil and soybean

  • Wishful 5 to launch album in a concert on Tuesday
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    Wishful 5 to launch album in a concert on Tuesday

      MANILA, Philippines — The Wishful 5 is set to launch their debut album during their anticipated Wishful Journey concert at the Big Dome on Tuesday, June 19 at 7:00 pm. Wishful 5 Ace Bartolome, Carmela Ariola, Louie Ann Culala, Kimberly Baluzo and Princess Sevillena will perform their songs on stage

  • Victory Liner Inc. posts warning against hoax account
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    Victory Liner Inc. posts warning against hoax account

        QUEZON CITY, Philippines – A netizen named MJ Jayme shared a screen grab of bus company Victory Liner Incorporated’s Facebook page which shows a passenger reporting an unpleasant experience with one of the company’s bus conductors. The passenger mentioned bus number 305 en route to Iba, Zambales

  • Body of slain OFW in Slovakia arrives in PH
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    Body of slain OFW in Slovakia arrives in PH

        The Slovak aircraft carrying the remains of slain OFW Henry Acorda arrived at NAIA on Tuesday, June 19. Acorda was a Filipino migrant worker in Slovakia who died after being beaten for trying to protect a woman from the harassment of a local man suspected to be a neo-Nazi.  He died from sustained

  • Vehicular accident injures at least 20 in Makati City
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    Vehicular accident injures at least 20 in Makati City

    MAKATI CITY, Philippines – At least 20 people were rushed to the hospital after a passenger bus slammed into a private car at EDSA Magallanes area in Makati City on a rush hour Tuesday morning, June 19. Based on the initial investigation by authorities, the driver of Joyselle Express bus lost control

  • 15 modern jeepneys begin plying Pasay roads
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    15 modern jeepneys begin plying Pasay roads

    MANILA, Philippines — Fifteen modern jeepney units have begun plying the roads Pasay City. Unlike the old iconic models, the new ones are similar to passenger buses.  The door is in front and is fully air-conditioned. It has front-facing seats that can accommodate up to 30 passengers. It has CCTV, GPS

  • Palace set to release EO for Boracay land reform program – DAR
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    Palace set to release EO for Boracay land reform program – DAR

      MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) already submitted to the Office of the Cabinet Secretary its proposed guidelines in distributing Boracay lands to farmers. “This will be calendared soon sa (at the) Cabinet meeting and this will be presented to the president for the specific

  • PNP: Arrest of loiterers based on local law; no human rights violated
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    PNP: Arrest of loiterers based on local law; no human rights violated

      MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine National Police (PNP) will release this week guidelines in arresting loiterers who violate city ordinances. The PNP explained that the guidelines would help iron out its decision to push through with arresting night-time idlers. PNP chief PDG. Oscar Albayalde noted

  • PAGASA sees 60% probability of El Niño this year
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    PAGASA sees 60% probability of El Niño this year

    MANILA, Philippines — PAGASA monitors a 60-percent probability of developing El Niño phenomenon from October to December this year. El Niño is a climate pattern that refers to the cycle of warm and cold temperatures and is accompanied by high air pressure in the western Pacific and low air pressure in

  • Malacañang insists on holding GRP-NDFP peace talks in PH
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    Malacañang insists on holding GRP-NDFP peace talks in PH

      MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte wants peace talks between the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP) and the Communist Party of the Philippines-National Democratic Front (CPP-NDF) to be held in the country. In a press briefing, Malacañang explained that this matter concerns

  • DOJ nullifies BI’s forfeiture of Sister Fox’s missionary visa
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    DOJ nullifies BI’s forfeiture of Sister Fox’s missionary visa

      The Department of Justice has nullified the orders issued by the Bureau of Immigration (BI) which forfeited the missionary visa of Australian nun, Sister Patricia Anne Fox and directed her to leave the country in thirty days. Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra declared in a resolution issued Monday

  • Lawmaker proposes use of hair samples to drug-test students
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    Lawmaker proposes use of hair samples to drug-test students

    Kabayan party-list Representative Ron Salo is proposing hair drug testing for students. He said it is more reliable in confirming illegal drug use. The proposal stems from the announcement of the Department of Education (DepEd) that they will conduct random drug testing in several public schools, both

  • PNP, NBI to conduct parallel probe into Father Nilo slay case
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    PNP, NBI to conduct parallel probe into Father Nilo slay case

      The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) has expressed interest in assisting the Philippine National Police (PNP) in their investigation into the killing of Nueva Ecija priest, Father Richmond Nilo. PNP Chief Police Director General Oscar Albayalde said the NBI and PNP will conduct a parallel investigation

  • Oil price hike expected this week
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    Oil price hike expected this week

    MANILA, Philippines — After two consecutive oil price rollbacks, another price hike on petroleum products is underway. According to industry players, gasoline prices will increase by P0.10 to P0.20  per liter,  diesel by P0.30 to P0.40 per liter and kerosene by P0.40 to P0.50 per liter. The Department

  • Dureza flies to Oslo peace forum; will update Norway on peace talks with Reds
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    Dureza flies to Oslo peace forum; will update Norway on peace talks with Reds

      MANILA, Philippines — Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Secretary  Jesus Dureza has left for Oslo, Norway on Monday, June 18. Dureza will attend a peace forum which will be participated by peace negotiators from various countries. The presidential adviser’s trip aims to share the Philippines

  • ConCom begins regional public consultations on June 18
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    ConCom begins regional public consultations on June 18

    MANILA, Philippines — Consultative Committee (ConCom) tasked to review the Constitution, will begin the conduct of public consultations across the country on Monday, June 18. ConCom will visit several regions in the country to get the pulse of the public and inform them of the planned amendments to the

  • Debt-ridden soldiers to undergo financial management seminar — AFP
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    Debt-ridden soldiers to undergo financial management seminar — AFP

    The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) will conduct a financial management training for its members to prevent them from falling into debt traps. AFP spokesman Col. Edgard Arevalo said, an official directive was issued by AFP Chief of Staff General Carlito Galvez Jr. instructing that take-home pays

  • HPG to make a come back on EDSA
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    HPG to make a come back on EDSA

      QUEZON CITY, Philippines – The Philippine National Police (PNP) Highway Patrol Group (HPG) is now preparing for their come back on major thoroughfares on EDSA. According to HPG Director PCSupt. Roberto Fajardo, they are now coordinating with the Land Transportation Office (LTO) Chief Edgar Galvante

  • DFA draws flak for thousands of ‘unavailable’ passport appointment slots
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    DFA draws flak for thousands of ‘unavailable’ passport appointment slots

      MANILA, Philippines – Many Filipinos were overjoyed after the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) announced Thursday, June 14, that it would be opening 100,000 appointment slots for passport applications. However, the campaign drew flak from netizens just a night after the announcement. A number of

  • Albayalde confirms arrest of suspect in the Nueva Ecija priest’s slay
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    Albayalde confirms arrest of suspect in the Nueva Ecija priest’s slay

    QUEZON CITY, Philippines – The Philippine National Police (PNP) is now in custody of the primary suspect in the killing of Nueva Ecija priest, Richmond Nilo. This was confirmed by PNP Chief Director General Oscar Albayalde on the day of the priest’s burial service in Nueva Ecija. The suspect was identified

  • Coast Guard makes life jacket mandatory among passengers in Boracay
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    Coast Guard makes life jacket mandatory among passengers in Boracay

      BORACAY ISLAND, Philippines – The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) has ordered mandatory use of life jackets to all passengers of sea vessels entering and exiting Boracay Island. The directive was prompted by a series of accidents involving motor bancas amid the inclement weather. “Dapat bago sila pumalaot

  • ‘Oplan Bakal’ nabs Manila City Hall employee
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    ‘Oplan Bakal’ nabs Manila City Hall employee

      MANILA, Philippines – Personnel of Manila Police District arrested a city hall employee for showing off his gun at a resto-bar in Tondo on Thursday night, June 14. The man identified as Rodelio Reyes, 51, is currently employed as a clerk at Manila City Hall. Police said a concerned citizen reported