• Malacañang shrugs off ‘guilty’ verdict of International People’s Tribunal vs Duterte
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    Malacañang shrugs off ‘guilty’ verdict of International People’s Tribunal vs Duterte

        MANILA, Philippines — Malacañang shrugged off the guilty verdict handed to President Rodrigo Duterte by the International People’s Tribunal (IPT) on charges of human rights violations. According to presidential spokesperson Secretary Harry Roque, the said tribunal which recently convened in Brussels

  • ‘Ompong’ deaths now at 88, estimated damages at P16B
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    ‘Ompong’ deaths now at 88, estimated damages at P16B

      QUEZON CITY, Philippines – The latest tally from the Philippine National Police (PNP) National Operations Center on Thursday, September 20, registered a total of 88 individuals who lost their lives due to Typhoon Ompong. The highest count is still at the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) with

  • Ombudsman can order Mocha Uson’s dismissal – Palace
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    Ombudsman can order Mocha Uson’s dismissal – Palace

    MANILA, Philippines – Malacañang assured on Thursday, September 20, that it will treat with utmost respect whatever the Office of the Ombudsman will decide on the case against Communications Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson. Deaf advocates filed a complaint against Uson and her friend blogger Drew Olivar

  • 9 volunteer rescuers killed in Brgy. Loacan, Itogon; 2 missing
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    9 volunteer rescuers killed in Brgy. Loacan, Itogon; 2 missing

      BENGUET, Philippines – As of Thursday, September 20, nine volunteer rescuers were confirmed dead in Barangay Loacan in the municipality of Itogon after a part of the slope eroded while they were searching for victims from a previous landslide in the area. They were residents of Sitio Sabkil,  who volunteered

  • 109 undocumented OFWs return home from Dubai
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    109 undocumented OFWs return home from Dubai

    The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Wednesday brought home 109 overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) from Dubai. The agency has now repatriated a total of 838 OFWs since the amnesty program began in August. The Office of Migrant Workers Affairs shouldered airline tickets, exit fines and other penalties

  • NHA, PhilHealth clash on UNTV Cup set this Sunday
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    NHA, PhilHealth clash on UNTV Cup set this Sunday

      Games on Sunday, September 23   2PM – NHA vs Philhealth 3:30PM – PITC vs PNP 5PM – GSIS vs Senate Venue: GSIS Gymnasium Address: GSIS Financial Center, Macapagal Avenue, Pasay City   Fresh from claiming their first victory against the two-time champion Judiciary Magis, the NHA Builders are now preparing

  • BOC destroys P3B-worth of fake beauty products
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    BOC destroys P3B-worth of fake beauty products

    LAGUNA, Philippines – The Bureau of Customs (BOC) destroyed on Wednesday (September 19) around 3,000 boxes of fake beauty products valued at P3 billion pesos. According to BOC Administrative Aide 1 Jeremias Leano, the items were seized from three warehouses owned by a Chinese national in Tondo, Manila

  • Duterte slams ex-COA commissioner Mendoza: ‘She can’t lecture me’
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    Duterte slams ex-COA commissioner Mendoza: ‘She can’t lecture me’

    MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte criticized the statements of former Commission on Audit commissioner, Heidi Mendoza, during a speech in Malacañang Wednesday. The president said he will not allow Mendoza, to lecture him about procurement procedures. The heated exchange between the two

  • UNTV EXCLUSIVE: DA to propose a ban on importation of ‘fancy rice’ next year
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    UNTV EXCLUSIVE: DA to propose a ban on importation of ‘fancy rice’ next year

      QUEZON CITY, Philippines – Following the official return of the National Food Authority (NFA) under the supervision of the Department of Agriculture (DA), Secretary Manny Piñol checked on the prices of basic goods, particularly rice, at the Commonwealth Market on Thursday, September 20. During the

  • 10 mayors in Cagayan Valley, Cordillera, under probe for alleged absence during ‘Ompong’
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    10 mayors in Cagayan Valley, Cordillera, under probe for alleged absence during ‘Ompong’

    At least 10 mayors from Cagayan Valley and Cordillera Administrative Region are under investigation for their alleged absence during the onslaught of Typhoon Ompong. The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) said it is investigating whether these officials violated its operation list

  • 6 dead in a landslide in City of Naga, Cebu
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    6 dead in a landslide in City of Naga, Cebu

    (Updated) CEBU, Philippines – Six were declared dead in a landslide in Barangay Tinaan in the City of Naga in Cebu province on Thursday, September 20. Days of heavy rain triggered the side of the mountain in Sitio Sindulan in Barangay Tinaan to erode, according to PCInsp. Roderic Ylan Gonzales of City

  • Duterte signs EO putting NFA under DA amid rice woes
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    Duterte signs EO putting NFA under DA amid rice woes

      MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte signed on Wednesday, September 19, the executive order (EO) returning the National Food Authority (NFA) under the supervision of the Department of Agriculture (DA). Aside from the N FA, Agriculture Secretary Manny Piñol said the Philippine Coconut Authority

  • PNP releases facial composite sketch of suspect in Gensan blast
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    PNP releases facial composite sketch of suspect in Gensan blast

    GENERAL SANTOS CITY, Philippines – The Regional Crime Laboratory Office 12 has made public on Wednesday (September 19) the facial composite sketch of one of the suspects in an explosion that rattled General Santos City last September 16. The Regional Police Office has described the suspect as a male,

  • DepEd targets to build 10,000 disaster resilient classrooms in 2019 
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    DepEd targets to build 10,000 disaster resilient classrooms in 2019 

    PASAY CITY, Philippines – The Senate wants to increase the budget of the Department of Education (DepEd) for next year to build additional 10,000 disaster-resilient classrooms at the minimum. “It’s because we are reducing the sizes of the classes. We are also introducing stricter perhaps more demanding

  • DENR opens opportunities for Benguet miners after bunkhouse tragedy
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    DENR opens opportunities for Benguet miners after bunkhouse tragedy

      MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) said there are around 500 miners from 10 small-scale mining companies in Benguet who are considered legal and have acquired special authority from the agency. However, over 1,000 miners are considered illegal and the DENR

  • Sanctions sought vs. Mocha Uson, Drew Olivar for ‘mocking’ deaf community
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    Sanctions sought vs. Mocha Uson, Drew Olivar for ‘mocking’ deaf community

      (UPDATED) MANILA, Philippines – Communications Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson and her blogger-friend Drew Olivar have stirred another controversy. This time the two were seen doing a parody on sign language. Olivar posted a video of him mimicking a deaf person, and doing a sign language version of

  • ‘Ompong’ death toll climbs to 81 – PNP
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    ‘Ompong’ death toll climbs to 81 – PNP

    QUEZON CITY, Philippines – The number of deaths in the wake of Typhoon Ompong has now risen to 81, based on the latest count from the Philippine National Police (PNP). Records at the PNP National Operations Center in Camp Crame revealed that as of Wednesday morning (September 19), additional six deaths

  • Crackdown on illegal fishing reduces fish production in E. Visayas
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    Crackdown on illegal fishing reduces fish production in E. Visayas

    TACLOBAN CITY, Philippines – Fish production in Eastern Visayas hit a significant drop in recent months following the region’s crackdown on illegal fishing. Region 8 Director Juan Albaladejo to the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) said authorities already arrested a total of 1,907 individuals

  • EXCLUSIVE: 349 cops test positive for illegal drug use – PNP
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    EXCLUSIVE: 349 cops test positive for illegal drug use – PNP

    MANILA,Philippines — Despite the government’s intensified war against drugs, cops who test positive for illegal drug use continue to rise. The Philippine National Police Crime Laboratory said that 349 policemen have tested positive of using shabu based on the latest tally from January 2016 to September

  • Go extends help to families of children drowned in Tullahan River
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    Go extends help to families of children drowned in Tullahan River

    VALENZUELA CITY, Philippines – All three children who were drowned in Tullahan River during the onslaught of Typhoon Ompong were already found on Tuesday (September 18). The bodies of Rheniel Tejadilla, 13; Kerby Tejadilla, 10; and Jillian Salud, 10, are now laid in state in their homes at Barangay Marulas

  • Duterte: Communist insurgency will end in 2019
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    Duterte: Communist insurgency will end in 2019

    CAGAYAN VALLEY, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte is confident that communist rebellion in the country will soon come to an end. Duterte said the Filipino people are finally “winning the war” as the communist fronts in Mindanao have already collapsed. According to him, with the growing number of

  • NHA shocks Judiciary at UNTV Cup 7 premiere
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    NHA shocks Judiciary at UNTV Cup 7 premiere

      UNTV Cup Season 6 4th placer NHA Builders proved they are among the teams-to-beat after routing two-time champion Judiciary Magis, 73-68, in the charity tournament that is offering P4-million to the winning team’s chosen charity. The NHA needed a decisive run mid-way through the payoff period to surprise

  • UNTV, MCGI extend assistance to stranded Filipinos in Hong Kong
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    UNTV, MCGI extend assistance to stranded Filipinos in Hong Kong

    HONG KONG – Some Filipino tourists were robbed of their dream vacation after a strong signal number 10 Typhoon Mangkhut battered the island state over the weekend. Some of them were first time travelers who did not expect that their excitement would end up in dismay because instead of a comfortable hotel

  • Mapua bomb scare a prank — PNP
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    Mapua bomb scare a prank — PNP

    The administration of Mapua University received a bomb threat through a text message on Tuesday. It warned that members of the New People’s Army allegedly planted an IED inside the campus that was scheduled to go off at 5 pm. Classes were immediately suspended and students were instructed to evacuate

  • NHA shocks Judiciary at UNTV Cup 7 premiere
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    NHA shocks Judiciary at UNTV Cup 7 premiere

    UNTV Cup Season 6 4th placer NHA Builders proved they are among the teams-to-beat after routing two-time champion Judiciary Magis, 73-68, in the charity tournament that is offering P4-million to the winning team’s chosen charity. The NHA needed a decisive run mid-way through the payoff period to surprise