• PHL’s possible ‘kick out’ from UNHRC alarms advocates
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    PHL’s possible ‘kick out’ from UNHRC alarms advocates

    MANILA, Philippines — Former Human Rights Commissioner Etta Rosales expressed concern over the recent resolution issued by the European Parliament which “encourages the EU and its member states to consider calling for the Republic of the Philippines to be removed from the United Nations Human Rights

  • Pulse Asia: wage hike, rising inflation top concerns of majority of Filipinos
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    Pulse Asia: wage hike, rising inflation top concerns of majority of Filipinos

      MANILA, Philippines — Majority of Filipinos want the Duterte government to focus more on urgent national issues such as wage increase, price control on basic commodities and reducing poverty. This is revealed in the latest “Ulat ng Bayan” survey conducted by Pulse Asia released Tuesday. The Pulse Asia

  • Filipino community preps for biggest PH Independence Day celebration in NY
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    Filipino community preps for biggest PH Independence Day celebration in NY

    NEW YORK, USA — Japanese Shigemasa Nakano and Ernest Lanetti have always seized the opportunity to take part in any celebration hosted by the Filipino community in New York. They will join the community in the biggest Philippine Independence Day celebration outside the country. For the two of them, they

  • Alcala, et.al face graft raps for garlic cartel scam
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    Alcala, et.al face graft raps for garlic cartel scam

        MANILA, Philippines — Former Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala, 20 garlic traders and other agriculture officials are facing graft charges over alleged garlic cartel scam. Based on a statement released by the Office of the Ombudsman, the Department of Agriculture (DA) issued almost 9,000 import

  • PNP-IAS simplifies procedures to resolve administrative cases of errant cops
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    PNP-IAS simplifies procedures to resolve administrative cases of errant cops

      The Philippine National Police Internal Affairs Service (PNP-IAS) has simplified the procedure in resolving administrative cases of errant policemen. The move is in response to the directive of PNP Chief Oscar Albayalde to carry on with the internal cleansing and disciplining of policemen so they could

  • Malacañang to release detailed report on drug-related killings
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    Malacañang to release detailed report on drug-related killings

      Malacañang is planning to disclose next week a detailed report on drug-related killings in legitimate operations held by the Philippine National Police (PNP). This is in response to calls from the international community critical of the Duterte administration’s war on drugs campaign. “In a few months

  • GSIS opens scholarship opportunities to members’ kin
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    GSIS opens scholarship opportunities to members’ kin

      The Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) has announced the opening of scholarship applications for  children and relatives of its members who wish to enter college. The agency will grant education opportunities to 400 would-be college students who will receive P40,000 worth of tuition and miscellaneous

  • DILG calls for extension of COC filing in areas without SK candidates
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    DILG calls for extension of COC filing in areas without SK candidates

      MANILA, Philippines — The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) will request an extension for the filing of certificate of candidacy (COC) in areas without aspirants in the upcoming Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) polls. However, if Comelec en banc denies the extension request, the DILG

  • LTO inaugurates latest plate-making facility
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    LTO inaugurates latest plate-making facility

    MANILA, Philippines —The Land Transportation Office (LTO) will open its newest plate-making facility today, 24 April 2018, coinciding with the celebration of the agency’s 106th year anniversary. The factory is stationed at the LTO central office compound in Quezon City where it houses seven manual embossing

  • NPC probes 7 hacked gov’t websites
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    NPC probes 7 hacked gov’t websites

      MANILA, Philippines — Seven government websites were hacked in the first week of April this year. The agencies affected by the hacking activity were: Taguig City University Department of Education – Bacoor, Cavite Department of Education – Calamba, Laguna Bulacan Provincial Government Philippine Carabao

  • UNTV News and Rescue assists injured motorcycle rider
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    UNTV News and Rescue assists injured motorcycle rider

    MANILA, Philippines — A man was lying prone and immobile when found by the UNTV News and Rescue team at the Edsa Phil-Am southbound in Quezon City, around 11:00 pm Monday. The rider, Razel Gilva, sustained injuries to both knees and swelling in the mouth. A taxi driver slowed down and parked his vehicle

  • LGU begins dry run for Boracay entry prior to April 26 closure
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    LGU begins dry run for Boracay entry prior to April 26 closure

      The Malay local government on Tuesday began its dry run of the entry of people to Boracay Island prior to its temporary closure on April 26. The Caticlan and Cagban Jetty Ports will serve as entry and exit poinst for people while the Sambiray and Manoc Manoc ports will serve as loading and drop-off

  • PET recount resumes after yesterday’s temporary suspension
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    PET recount resumes after yesterday’s temporary suspension

      Manual recount for the electoral protest filed by former Senator Bongbong Marcos against Vice President Leni Robredo was temporarily suspended on Monday at around 3pm due to the breakdown of air-conditioning units at the Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET) revision center. There is no information

  • Duterte meets Kuwait ambassador in Davao City
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    Duterte meets Kuwait ambassador in Davao City

        President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday met with the Ambassador of Kuwait, Saleh Ahmad Althwaikh, in Davao City days after the Kuwait government protested the Philippine government’s action to rescue distressed overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in the Gulf state. In a statement, the Department of Foreign

  • 1 year free MRT-3 rides for soldiers
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    1 year free MRT-3 rides for soldiers

    Soldiers are given a year of free train rides, courtesy of Metro Rail Transit (MRT) Line 3. This is in line with a memorandum of agreement to be signed Wednesday by the Department of Transportation (DOTr,) MRT-3 and the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP.) The project is a small gesture to acknowledge

  • PNP chief Albayalde wants online bashers identified
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    PNP chief Albayalde wants online bashers identified

      “I want them identified.” This was the statement of Philippine National Police Chief Police Director General Oscar Albayalde referring to disgruntled cops who are bashing him on social media. In a press conference Monday, April 23, Albayalde disclosed that loads of negative comments against his policies

  • EXCLUSIVE: BOC seizes 17 container vans of smuggled onions
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    EXCLUSIVE: BOC seizes 17 container vans of smuggled onions

      The Bureau of Customs (BOC) seized over 500 tons of smuggled onions from China inside 17 container vans at the Manila International Container Port Monday, April 23. According to BOC, the consignee misdeclared the onions as apples. The smuggled onions were placed inside boxes of apples to hide the contents

  • GSIS orders Sofitel to vacate due to decade-long arrears
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    GSIS orders Sofitel to vacate due to decade-long arrears

    The “notice to vacate” was due to Sofitel’s non-payment of monthly land rental for 25 long years which is now estimated to have reached P101 million. GSIS management argued that though Sofitel was able to pay the P9 million monthly rental for its building, the hotel did not pay its dues for other properties

  • Palace: Trump’s support on Duterte’s war on drugs, more important vs. reports
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    Palace: Trump’s support on Duterte’s war on drugs, more important vs. reports

    MANILA, Philippines — Malacañang has refused to pay attention to the latest report of US State Department that expresses alarm over President Rodrigo Duterte’s “war on drugs”. Based on the report, the cases of extrajudicial killings are the “chief human rights concern” in the Philippines which shows

  • Grab suspends nearly 500 partner drivers
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    Grab suspends nearly 500 partner drivers

    MANILA, Philippines — Ride-hailing company Grab confirmed suspending nearly 500 partner drivers over a number of complaints from commuters. Different posts from dismayed passengers flooded the social media last week. Grievances ranged from the higher fare, booking difficulties to impolite drivers. Grab

  • Duterte’s visit to Kuwait ‘not sure,’ says Palace
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    Duterte’s visit to Kuwait ‘not sure,’ says Palace

    MANILA, Philippines — Malacañang cannot tell yet whether or not President Rodrigo Duterte will fly to Kuwait following the incident between Kuwaiti and Philippine embassy officials during the weekend. “I’m not aware of the final decision of the president whether or not he will go to Kuwait, so I will

  • Consultation for LP senatorial lineup still ongoing — Sen. Aquino
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    Consultation for LP senatorial lineup still ongoing — Sen. Aquino

      MANILA, Philippines — Liberal Party (LP) has yet to release the shortlist of its senatorial bets for the 2019 midterm elections even though the ruling party, PDP-Laban, has already released its senatorial slate. LP Senator Bam Aquino said consultation is still ongoing for the creation of their line-up

  • Palace spox proposes creation of Boracay press corps
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    Palace spox proposes creation of Boracay press corps

    Presidential Spokesperson Atty. Harry Roque has suggested the creation of a Boracay press corps. Roque said he offered the idea during a Cabinet meeting with President Rodrigo Duterte. The proposal is in line with the inter-agency task force’s plan to impose a 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. rule for media coverage

  • PNP seize P5-M worth of shabu inside a Muntinlupa condo
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    PNP seize P5-M worth of shabu inside a Muntinlupa condo

    Members of the Philippine National Police Drug Enforcement Agency (PNP-DEG) seized around one kilogram of suspected shabu inside a condominium unit in Muntinlupa City. The confiscated drugs are estimated at P5-million street value. According to PNP DEG Director PCSupt. Albert Ferro, the operation was

  • Senate resumes probe on ‘nakaw load’
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    Senate resumes probe on ‘nakaw load’

    MANILA, Philippines —The Senate has resumed its investigation of complaints by prepaid subscribers concerning questionable load deductions or “nakaw load”. The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) said the technical working group (TWG) will be discussing the issue with private sectors this week.