• Malacañang-PSC suffers first loss at UNTV Cup 6
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    Malacañang-PSC suffers first loss at UNTV Cup 6

    The four-game-flawless Malacañang-PSC Kamao received its first loss of the season after the Judiciary Magis defeated them on Sunday, November 19 at the Pasig City Sports Center. Led by former professional basketball player Warren Ybañez, the Magis overturned the winning favor from the Kamao after Vincent

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    Malacañang-PSC suffers first lost at UNTV Cup 6

    The four-game-flawless Malacañang-PSC Kamao received its first loss of the season after the Judiciary Magis defeated them on Sunday, November 19 at the Pasig City Sports Center. Led by former professional basketball player Warren Ybañez, the Magis overturned the winning favor from the Kamao after Vincent

  • President Duterte maintains bans on open-pit mining in the country
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    President Duterte maintains bans on open-pit mining in the country

    President Rodrigo Duterte stands behind former Environment Secretary Gina Lopez’ policy of banning open-pit mining in the country. “He says that the ban on open pit mining remains,” Presidential Spokesperson Sec. Harry Roque said. Prior to this, Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR)

  • Aguirre open to run in 2019 Senatorial elections
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    Aguirre open to run in 2019 Senatorial elections

    “If you ask me, I think Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre should be in the line up of senatorial candidates of PDP-Laban in 2019. I will support the candidacy of Sec. Vitaliano Aguirre,” House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez said in what seems to be an endorsement for the justice secretary as a possible administration

  • PhilPost plans for a centralized system of collating government documents
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    PhilPost plans for a centralized system of collating government documents

    The Philippine Postal Corporation or PhilPost marks its 250th year of service delivering mails and parcels despite how technology has modernized the sending of messages. Post Master General Joel Otarra said they are committed to sending letters and packages across the country. “60% of Filipinos still

  • Sen. Sotto to sue blogger Cocoy Dayao before the NBI
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    Sen. Sotto to sue blogger Cocoy Dayao before the NBI

    MANILA, Philippines – Senator Vicente Sotto III will file a cyber libel complaint against Edward Angelo Dayao or popularly known as Cocoy Dayao, the individual allegedly behind the blog page called “Silent no more.” The Senator plans to file the complaint on Monday before the National Bureau of Investigation

  • QC gov’t to strictly implement ban on fireworks, pyrotechnics in December
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    QC gov’t to strictly implement ban on fireworks, pyrotechnics in December

    QUEZON CITY, Philippines — The local government of Quezon City is just waiting for the completion of the Implementing Rules and Regulations or IRR of the ordinance banning the use of firecrackers in public areas before enforcing it next month. The City Ordinance 2618 considers roads, alleys, parks, basketball

  • BOC’s computer system upgrade to help increase revenue collection
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    BOC’s computer system upgrade to help increase revenue collection

    MANILA, Philippines – World Bank will fund the $200-million computer system upgrade of the Bureau of Customs (BOC). BOC Commissioner Isidro Lapeña said the Bureau’s computer system needs improvement that will reach the global standard. “It will be a computer system that will be on par with the other

  • President Duterte offers China to be 3rd telecom operator in the Philippines
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    President Duterte offers China to be 3rd telecom operator in the Philippines

    MANILA, Philippines — Malacañang announced the end of telecommunications duopoly in the country after President Rodrigo Duterte offered China to operate the third telecom carrier in the Philippines. “During the bilateral talks between President Duterte and the Chinese premier, President Duterte offered

  • 9 Non-ASEAN member nations join ASEAN navies in first-ever multilateral naval exercise in Thailand
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    9 Non-ASEAN member nations join ASEAN navies in first-ever multilateral naval exercise in Thailand

    The Philippine Navy’s largest vessel, BRP Tarlac together with the BRP Gregorio del Pilar took part in the first-ever multilateral naval exercise conducted by ASEAN held in Pattaya, Chon Buri province. To prove the harmony of international navies, the Royal Thai Navy as host has combined three significant

  • Dr. Daniel Razon hailed as Most Outstanding Global Newscaster of the year
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    Dr. Daniel Razon hailed as Most Outstanding Global Newscaster of the year

    MANILA, Philippines — Members of the Gawad Amerika Awards gave recognition to Kuya Daniel Razon not just because of his great skills in broadcasting, but also for his contribution to the entire broadcast industry not just in the Philippines but also abroad. According to Charles Simbulan, the founding

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    President Duterte fired DBB chair Santiago over junkets, corruption allegations

    MANILA, Philippines — Malacañang disclosed a letter from the Dangerous Drugs Board Employees Union stating their complaints against former DDB chair Dionisio Santiago. Based on the letter, Santiago traveled to Vienna, Austria to attend an ordinary meeting with his family. He tagged along with him during

  • Health groups see rise in number of smokers next year if proposed tax increase on cigarettes fail
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    Health groups see rise in number of smokers next year if proposed tax increase on cigarettes fail

    MANILA, Philippines — Studies conducted by several health groups reveal the Philippines has the cheapest prices of cigarettes in the world. If to be compared with other countries, a pack of cigarette in the Philippines cost not more than a dollar and can be bought easily. “In the Philippines, it’s less

  • NBI to look into ‘sabotage’ issue in recent decoupling of MRT train coaches
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    NBI to look into ‘sabotage’ issue in recent decoupling of MRT train coaches

    MANILA, Philippines — Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre saw basis in the allegation of sabotage in the recent mishap in the operation of MRT which involved decoupling of coaches. Aguirre explained it would be impossible for the trains to detach on its own without human intervention. He argued the trains

  • Impeachment complaint vs. chief justice may result in constitutional crisis – HOR
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    Impeachment complaint vs. chief justice may result in constitutional crisis – HOR

    MANILA, Philippines — Supreme Court Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno will not attend the hearing on the impeachment complaint against her on the 23rd of November. According to her spokesperson, Atty. Josa Deinla, they will insist on her right to be represented by her legal counsels. “Right now she

  • Mt. Kanlaon on alert level 2, LGU prepares residents for possible eruption
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    Mt. Kanlaon on alert level 2, LGU prepares residents for possible eruption

    NEGROS OCCIDENTAL, Philippines —  Negros Occidental Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council is strictly monitoring the activities of Kanlaon Volcano after DOST-PHIVOLCS gave it an Alert Level 2. It means the volcano is in a moderate level of unrest and it can possibly release magma

  • House to start CJ Sereno impeachment hearing
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    House to start CJ Sereno impeachment hearing

    MANILA, Philippines — The House committee on justice will start the hearing on Wednesday regarding the impeachment complaint against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno. Invited to the hearing are Sereno and the complainant, Atty. Larry Gadon. According to Gadon, Sereno and he will be treated as resource

  • Duterte says PNP might handle the ‘war on drugs’ again
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    Duterte says PNP might handle the ‘war on drugs’ again

    DAVAO CITY — President Rodrigo Duterte will speak with the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) to ask for updates of its operation against illegal drugs. The President wants to know if the country’s problem with illegal drugs has gotten worse or not. It can be recalled that President Duterte gave

  • 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