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De Lima faces senate probe

MEMBERS of the Senate Committee on Ethics and Privileges convened yesterday to study if there is basis for the ethics complaint filed against Sen. Leila de Lima. Senate Majority Leader Vicente ‘Tito’ Sotto III, chairman of the Ethics Committee, presided…

SC upholds Ombudsman case vs Napoles

THE Supreme Court yesterday affirmed the indictment of businesswoman and alleged pork barrel scam mastermind Janet Lim Napoles, her driver John Raymond de Asis, former Technology Resource Center head Antonio Ortiz and former National Agri-Business Corporation’s head Alan Javellana for…

Mom killed, face shot while beside son, 4

A 32-YEAR-OLD woman was killed while texting and lying beside her four-year-old son inside their home in Tondo, Manila. Carmelita Flores, of 2194 Delos Reyes St., Batangas, Bgy. 228, Zone 21, died instantly from gunshot wounds while the two unidentified…

895 drug personalities slain in PNP anti-drug war

A TOTAL of 895 drug personalities have been killed in the continuous anti-illegal drug operations nationwide of the Philippine National Police (PNP) under project Double Barrel. This was confirmed by PNP Spokesman Sr. Supt. Dionardo Carlos. Carlos said the figure…

Raps filed vs Chi-Am in coke smuggle try

THE Chinese-American national arrested last Sunday at the Clark International Airport (CIA) for allegedly attempting to bring in more than two kilos of cocaine into the country has been charged with violation of the Philippine immigration laws. This was learned…

Cop rapped for kotong

A POLICE officer was charged before the Quezon City Regional Trial Court for extorting money from the common-law wife of a drug suspect whom they earlier arrested. Charged with robbery extortion was Police Officer 1 Michael Gragasin, 33, assigned at…

House, Senate agree on bgy, SK polls deferment

THE House of Representatives and the Senate yesterday agreed in principle to defer the Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) and barangay elections from October 31, 2016 to the fourth Monday of October 2017. This was agreed after an all party caucus called…

QC launches dog vaccination drive

TO enhance the continuing efforts of the Quezon City government to make the city rabies-free, it launched a citywide dog vaccination drive which targets to cover the city’s 300,000 dog population. City veterinarian Dr. Ana Maria Cabel said the city’s…

Japan braces for lionrock

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TOKYO -- A strong typhoon was on course Tuesday for a direct hit on northeastern Japan, with authorities warning of heavy rain and high waves along the Pacific coast. Typhoon Lionrock was 170 kilometres (105 miles) east of the city…

Colombia ceasefire ends half-century war with Marxist rebels

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BOGOTA -- An historic ceasefire came into effect in Colombia on Monday, ending a 52-year war between FARC rebels and the government and taking a major step toward ending a conflict that has claimed more than 250,000 lives. The full…

Drug war death toll sa far: 895

Philippine National Police yesterday said that a total of 895 armed drug traffickers have been killed in gunbattles with the police since July 1, the day President Duterte ordered PNP chief Director General Ronald ‘Bato’ M. de la Rosa to…

15 soldiers, 25 Abus die in Sulu clashes

THE death toll in four days of clashes between government forces and Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) bandits in Patikul, Sulu has climbed to 40 with 15 soldiers and 25 bandits killed, according to the update issued yesterday by Armed Forces…

Duterte campaign hurting drug trade

THE illegal drugs trade could lose at least P5.2 billion worth of shabu in the next four months as a result of the intensified anti-illegal drugs campaign of President Rodrigo “Rody” Duterte, Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) Director General Isidro…

China asked to let Pinoys fish in disputed waters

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte aims to forge a provisional fishing agreement with the Chinese government ahead of his scheduled trip to China this year to end the plight of Filipino fishermen who have been barred from fishing at Scarborough Shoal and…
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