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BFP sets fire truck probe

THE Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) will look into the alleged undervaluation of the 469 China-made fire trucks supplied by winning bidder Kolonwell Trading. In a statement, BFP Officer-in-charge Chief Supt. Bobby Baruelo said that while the subject fire truck…

Recto bats for cash gifts for centenarians

THE country will observe the first official National Centenarians Day two Sundays from now, on October 2, but funds for cash gifts for 100-year-old Filipinos pursuant to a new law have not been included in the 2017 budget. Senate Minority…

Angara calls for new teaching strategies

SENATOR Sonny Angara stressed the need to develop new teaching strategies to improve the quality of education in the country. Angara was invited by the non-profit group Teach for the Philippines (TFP) to guest teach in Dagat-Dagatan Elementary School in…

Take De Lima case to court — Atienza

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BUHAY Partylist Representative Lito Atienza is set to file a resolution urging his colleagues to stop the House probe into the drug scandal at the New Bilibid Prisons (NBP) implicating Sen. Leila De Lima and let the Department of Justice…

Early Xmas break bucked

A GROUP of private schools opposed the suggestion of Sen. Grace Poe to hold early Christmas break for students. In a statement, Eleazardo Kasilag, president of the Federation of Associations of Private Schools and Administrators (FAPSA), said the group does…

Backlash risk

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WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama on Friday vetoed a bill allowing 9/11 families to sue Saudi Arabia, risking fierce public backlash and a rare congressional rebuke. While expressing “deep sympathy” for the families of the victims, Obama said the law…

US, Russia fail to renew Syria ceasefire deal

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UNITED NATIONS, United States -- The United States and Russia failed Friday to renew their pact to impose a ceasefire in Syria after a week of bitter diplomatic battles at the UN General Assembly. Despite the ferocity of the exchanges…

Deadly shooting in US mall

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LOS ANGELES -- A manhunt was under way after a gunman killed at least five people and wounded another late Friday during a shooting at a mall in the US state of Washington. Police spokesman Sergeant Mark Francis said authorities…

6.3 quake rocks Davao

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A powerful 6.3-magnitude earthquake struck off the southern Philippines early Saturday but there was no threat of a tsunami or any casualties reported, seismologists and disaster officials said. The offshore quake hit at 6:53 a.m. and woke people from their…

'Silencing stage'

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte decried a “silencing stage” in the illegal drug trade. Duterte said that drug dealers and the police officers or the so- called “ninja cops” are the ones who has placed his administration's human rights record in a…

Stop bloodletting -- church leaders

FAITH leaders have united against the spate of summary killings happening amid the Duterte administration’s “war on drugs.” In Pangasinan, pastors said killings must end as they called for the end to criminality without sacrificing due process. “The nation must…

De Lima urged to face House probe

THE chairman of the House Committee on Justice has challenged Sen. Leila de Lima to appear in the next hearing of the drug probe in order to defend herself from the allegations of graft during her time as Secretary of…

Charge Leila now if case strong -- party-list solon

THE Department of Justice should file a case if it has enough evidence to prove Sen. Leila de Lima’s involvement with the illegal drug trade in the New Bilibid Prisons (NBP). This is according to Citizens Battle Against Corruption (Cibac)…

Bato’s other mission: War on dirty toilets

AS part of its ongoing massive transformation program, the Philippine National Police leadership is not only going after “dirty cops” but is also “waging” war to maintain clean toilets in all police stations. PNP chief Director General Ronald “Bato” M.…

LTO to issue 5-year driver’s license starting Oct. 8

THE Department of Transportation has approved the issuance of driver’s license with a validity of five years starting Oct. 8. The order “Rules and Regulations Providing for a Five-Year Validity of Driver’s Licenses and Conductor’s Licenses” was approved by Transportation…
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