• Firearms, survival gears on display in 2018 Tactical and Survival Expo
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    Firearms, survival gears on display in 2018 Tactical and Survival Expo

      MANILA, Philippines — The possible occurrence of a 7.2 magnitude earthquake known as The Big One; the massive eruption of Mayon Volcano; the onslaught of strong typhoons and threats to national security are just some of the possible calamities and dangers Filipinos should prepare for. With this in

  • DFA respects Kuwait’s deadline for amnesty application for undocumented foreign workers
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    DFA respects Kuwait’s deadline for amnesty application for undocumented foreign workers

    MANILA, Philippines — Foreign Affairs Secretary Allan Peter Cayetano went on a meeting with the Kuwait Ambassador to the Philippines, Musaed Saleh Althwaikh, on Thursday. “There is a severe outrage or to the highest level of outrage not just from the Kuwaiti government but also from the Kuwaiti people

  • PH to send 22 farmers to Papua New Guinea to do farming demo
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    PH to send 22 farmers to Papua New Guinea to do farming demo

    MANILA, Philippines —The Department of Agriculture (DA) will send 22 farmers to Papua New Guinea next month. According to Agriculture Secretary Manny Piñol, the farmers will help develop the 100-hectare rice demonstration farm in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. The farmers are from Ilocos and Iloilo.

  • Norway assures support to the GPH and CPP-NPA-NDF peace negotiation
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    Norway assures support to the GPH and CPP-NPA-NDF peace negotiation

      MANILA, Philippines — The Norwegian Special Envoy to the Peace Process Idun Tvedt assured President Rodrigo Duterte of the Norwegian government’s continued support to the Philippine government’s peace negotiations with the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army-National Democratic Front

  • Religious leader Apollo Quiboloy, not detained in Hawaii – lawyer
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    Religious leader Apollo Quiboloy, not detained in Hawaii – lawyer

      MANILA, Philippines — The camp of staunch Duterte supporter Apollo Quiboloy has broken its silence on reports of the alleged detention of the Davao-City based religious leader in Hawaii on Thursday. His lawyer Atty. Israelito Torreon denied the report. Torreon insisted that his client was not charged

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    OWWA warns recall of agency officials in Kuwait over negligence in Demafelis’ murder

    MANILA, Philippines — Based on the Labor Department’s initial investigation, labor authorities confirmed that OWWA officials in Kuwait failed to act on the case of Joanna Demafelis, the Filipina worker who was found dead inside a freezer in her employer’s home. In fact, OWWA Administrator Hans Leo Cacdac

  • Deciding UNTV Cup game set on Sunday; teams all eyes on finals
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    Deciding UNTV Cup game set on Sunday; teams all eyes on finals

    Expect this Sunday to be one of best games of the season as the last four teams of UNTV Cup Season 6 this Sunday, February 18 at the Meralco Gym in Pasig City, try to secure tickets to the much-anticipated finals of the only charity basketball league in the country. Two-time champions Armed Forces of

  • Apollo Quiboloy detained in Hawaii for alleged possession of gun parts, $350K cash
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    Apollo Quiboloy detained in Hawaii for alleged possession of gun parts, $350K cash

    MANILA, Philippines — Federal agents temporarily detained Kingdom of Jesus Christ founder Apollo Quiboloy after discovering $350,000 cash in his private plane. Authorities found cash slipped inside socks placed in a suitcase. Several parts of firearms were also reportedly found on the aircraft. A certain

  • DILG orders barangays to submit report of SK expenditures for last year, sets March 15 deadline
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    DILG orders barangays to submit report of SK expenditures for last year, sets March 15 deadline

    MANILA, Philippines — As preparation for the upcoming village and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections on the 14th of May. The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) has reminded all barangays to submit their report on where the funds of their respective SK councils went to last year.

  • BIR sues Makati company for P200-M taxes
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    BIR sues Makati company for P200-M taxes

    MANILA, Philippines — The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) has filed tax evasion complaints against a construction company based in Makati City. According to the BIR, the unpaid taxes of SKI Construction Group, Incorporated has reached over P200 million, covering taxable years 2005 and 2010. The BIR

  • Malolos RTC concludes trial against MGen. Jovito Palparan
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    Malolos RTC concludes trial against MGen. Jovito Palparan

    Bulacan, Philippines —  The Malolos Regional Trial Court (RTC)  has concluded the trial of former Major General Jovito Palparan Jr. in connection with the kidnapping and serious illegal detention cases filed against him. In the last hearing, Palparan took the witness stand to testify that he was not

  • Lower House passes free dialysis bill for poor Filipinos
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    Lower House passes free dialysis bill for poor Filipinos

    MANILA, Philippines — The House Committee on Health has approved the proposed free dialysis for poor Filipinos. The proposed law mandates each government hospital to set up a dialysis facility. The bill also seeks to expand the coverage of the Philhealth benefit package to include kidney transplant.

  • Sec. Duque may face obstruction of justice complaint – VACC
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    Sec. Duque may face obstruction of justice complaint – VACC

    MANILA, Philippines — The Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption (VACC) said that Health Secretary Francisco Duque III might face obstruction of justice charges. The VACC noted that this would be the case if the health secretary refuses to cooperate with the Department of Justice (DOJ) in its probe

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    Malacañang downplays China’s naming of some underwater features in Philippine Rise

    MANILA, Philippines — Malacañang clarified that China’s naming of some undersea features in the Philippine Rise is not a violation of the Philippines’ sovereign rights over it. Presidential Spokesperson Secretary Harry Roque said that China’s naming of the said features is a scientific process and it

  • Sandiganbayan postpones arraignment of former Pres. Noynoy Aquino
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    Sandiganbayan postpones arraignment of former Pres. Noynoy Aquino

    MANILA, Philippines — The Sandiganbayan has postponed the scheduled arraignment on Wednesday  of former President Benigno Aquino III in connection with the bloody Mamasapano incident. This, after Supreme Court Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno released a temporary restraining order (TRO) last February

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    Kuwaiti government vows to track and arrest OFW Joanna Demafelis’ murderers

    MANILA, Philippines — At three in the afternoon local time in Kuwait, the remains of Joanna Demafelis was flown back to the Philippines. The cadaver of the overseas Filipino worker (OFW) will arrive in Manila on Friday and will be sent home to her family in Iloilo on Saturday. Demafelis was the Filipino

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    Employees and students join 2018’s first earthquake drill

    MANILA, Philippines — Quezon City hosted the drill this year which primarily focused on preparations for the possible striking of a magnitude 7.2 earthquake or the so-called “The Big One” in Metro Manila. Upon the sounding of the siren, participants did the “duck, cover and hold” during the 1st quarter

  • Mt. Mayon spews white smoke, signals calming of the volcano – PHIVOLCS
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    Mt. Mayon spews white smoke, signals calming of the volcano – PHIVOLCS

    ALBAY, Philippines  — Today is the 32nd day since Mayon Volcano began erupting. According to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS), Mt. Mayon has already spewed 82 million cubic meters of lava, the biggest volume since 1960. Although it is not discounting the possibility of

  • Malacañang lauds CA’s decision to halt suspension order of Ombudsman vs ERC commissioners
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    Malacañang lauds CA’s decision to halt suspension order of Ombudsman vs ERC commissioners

    MANILA, Philippines — Malacañang supports the decision of the Court of Appeals (CA) to issue a 60-day temporary restraining order (TRO) against Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales in implementing the one-year suspension against Energy Regulatory Commission commissioners Alfredo Non, Gloria Victoria Yap-Taruc

  • DA: Several wholesalers resell NFA rice as commercial rice
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    DA: Several wholesalers resell NFA rice as commercial rice

    MANILA, Philippines — Agriculture Secretary Manny Piñol has revealed some alleged anomalies involving the allocation and distribution of National Food Authority (NFA) rice. According to Piñol, the NFA is unduly favoring several wholesalers over others. He said it gives some wholesalers the opportunity

  • DOH distributes dengue kits to parents of children vaccinated with Dengvaxia
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    DOH distributes dengue kits to parents of children vaccinated with Dengvaxia

    MANILA, Philippines — Department of Health (DOH) Secretary Francisco Duque III on Wednesday, met with some parents of the children who were vaccinated with Dengvaxia regarding the health condition of their children. After the meeting, the health secretary once again announced the medical assistance that

  • Proposed BBL likely to pass before House session breaks in March
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    Proposed BBL likely to pass before House session breaks in March

    MANILA, Philippines — The Lower House of Congress targets to pass the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) before its session break next month. According to House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez, he has ordered the committee in charge of the proposal to ensure that its structure is adaptable to a federal set

  • Bureau of Immigration confirms employed OFWs may return to Kuwait
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    Bureau of Immigration confirms employed OFWs may return to Kuwait

    MANILA, Philippines — The overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) taking a vacation in the Philippines have been allowed to return to Kuwait. According to Bureau of Immigration spokesperson, Atty. Antonette Mangrobang, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has directed the agency to allow returning

  • Gabriela stages protest against Duterte’s statement about NPA female members
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    Gabriela stages protest against Duterte’s statement about NPA female members

    MANILA, Philippines — Responding to the statement of President Rodrigo Duterte, thousands of women from Gabriela and other women advocate groups gathered for a protest in Malate, Manila. Through poems and songs, they voiced out their dismay at the statement of President Duterte to shoot New People’s

  • Senators push to file a diplomatic protest against China
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    Senators push to file a diplomatic protest against China

    MANILA, Philippines — Following Beijing’s move to rename five underwater sea features of Benham or Philippine Rise after it conducted a marine research in the area in 2004. Some senators led by Senator Antonio Trillanes IV called on the Duterte administration to file a diplomatic protest against China