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PNP: Don’t use FB to avoid attracting thieves, kidnappers

THE Philippine National Police headed by Director General Ronald ‘Bato’ M. dela Rosa yesterday called on all Filipinos to refrain from unnecessarily exposing their location or absence in their respective homes to would-be criminals via Facebook and other social media…

Duterte leads Mt. Samat rites

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte will lead this Sunday’s commemoration of the Araw ng Kagitingan at the Mt. Samat National Shrine in Pilar, Bataan. This year’s theme is “ 75TH YEAR OF VALOR: HONORING THE VETERANS TOWARDS A NATION WORTHY OF FILIPINOS,…

Orchids named after Duterte here soon

ANY day soon the orchid which was named after President Rodrigo Duterte when he went on an official trip to Singapore last year will be arriving in the Philippines. National Parks Development Committee (NPDC) excutive director Penelope Belmonte said that…

Cabinet men need not fear ‘trigger-happy’ Digong

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PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte may have engaged in a “firing spree” with some of his men and women in his Official Family as “victims,” but he remains satisfied with the rest of the Cabinet. “The President is satisfied with the overall…

End to ‘ukay-ukay’ smuggling seen

THE chief of the intelligence and investigation service (CIIS) of the Bureau of Customs (BoC), expressed optimism that the illegal importation of used clothing (“ukay-ukay”) would finally come to an end after his successful meeting with the leadership of the…

DU30 sets Holy Week travel to Middle East

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte will have his hands full during the Lenten break as he flies to three countries in the Middle East next week to tackle the concerns of the overseas Filipino workers (OFWs), counter-terrorism efforts, and economic cooperation. Duterte…

BI workers set record straight

RANK and file employees of the Bureau of Immigration (BI) decried the alleged peddling of lies and misinformation to the public on the issue of their overtime pay, the non-payment of which has led to long passenger queues at the…

Solon says flag already flying on PH-held islands

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A PARTY-LIST solon yesterday pointed out that the national flag is already flying on Pagasa and other islands in the West Philippine Sea. The solon was reacting to the recent pronouncement of Duterte during his visit in Palawan that one…

Probe deeper terror suspect’s case — solon

A PARTY-LIST lawmaker called on law enforcement agencies and the Department of Health (DoH) to determine if the arrested Kuwaiti terror suspect is the same man who operates the Winston Q8. According to ACTS OFW party-list Rep. John Bertiz, he…

CA backs Ombudsman vs sacked BoC exec

THE Court of Appeals (CA) has upheld a decision of the Office of the Ombudsman dismissing a Bureau of Customs (BoC) official due to his alleged unexplained wealth. The CA held that the Ombudsman was right when it handed down…

Lopez wrong on mine rehab

THE claims made by DENR Secretary Gina Lopez that Benguet Corporation (Benguet) is to blame for the condition of the Open Pit in San Marcelino, Zambales are false, misinformed, misleading and unfairly and maliciously impugn the reputation of the Company.…

PNoy et al ordered to comment on DAP case

THE Office of the Ombudsman has directed all parties including former president Benigno Simeon Aquino III to comment on the investigation into the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) case. The Ombudsman’s special panel of investigators urged Aquino and other parties to…

De Lima welcomes IPU plan to visit her

DETAINED Leila de Lima looks forward to the reported plan of some members of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) to visit her and examine the drug trafficking charges filed against her by the Duterte administration. She was reacting to the resolution…

AMLC rejects Trillanes on Duterte info

THE Anti-Money Laundering Council (AMLC) has denied the request of Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV to release all “flagged and reported” bank transactions of President Rodrigo Duterte. Trillanes, a critic of the President, had earlier challenged the Chief Executive to sign…

NBI nabs 2 suspected Islamic State members

JUSTICE Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II yesterday announced the capture of two suspected foreign terrorists believed to be members of the international terror group Islamic State. In a press conference, Aguirre identified them as suspected ISIS members Husayn Al-Dhafiri, a Kuwaiti…
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