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2 Palawan fishers jailed over butchered ‘pawikan’

TWO Palawan fishermen were arrested and jailed by the local police on Thursday after an inspection of their boat yielded 70 pieces of butchered sea turtle or ‘pawikan,’ Police Regional Office 4-B director, Chief Superintendent Wilben M. Mayor said yesterday.…

Fractious summit

HAMBURG -- US President Donald Trump headed Saturday into the final day of a fractious and violent G20 summit in Germany at odds even with America's traditional Western allies. Negotiators from the world's 20 top economies were expected to have…

Inmates’ heads cut off in Mexico jail gang riot

ACAPULCO, Mexico -- Shell-shocked relatives of Mexican inmates who had been decapitated and mutilated by their rivals behind bars condemned on Friday what they called a reign of terror inflicted by gangs that extort and torture fellow prisoners. Twenty-eight inmates…

Philconsa fears constitutional crisis

THE Philconsa, through the initiative of Manuel (Lolong) M. Lazaro and Martin G. Romualdez, chairman and president, respectively entreats the Supreme Court to consider/treat the letter of the three Court of Appeals (CA) justices reporting the unexpected unorthodox reaction of…

Senate transfer to Antipolo pressed

LAST week, the so-called “carmagedon” on EDSA, which left cars stuck in traffic and not moving for hours, was witnessed again by the public. As more cars continue to travel along EDSA due to the lower costs of vehicles, and…

DepEd chief hit over anti-teacher remarks

A TEACHERS‘ group staged a protest on Friday condemning Education Secretary Leonor Briones’ anti-teacher statements and policies. Allliance of Concerned Teachers (ACT) chairperson Benjamin Valbuena said Secretary Briones’ letter to ACT dated June 20 proved she has no “heart for…

Repatriated OFWs assured of DoLE support

THE Department of Labor and Employment has assured repatriated overseas Filipino workers from Saudi Arabia of continued assistance. During a meeting with with a group of OFWs who were formerly employed at Mohammad Al-Mojil Group in Saudi, Labor Secretary Silvestre…

Solid jobs report lifts US stocks, dollar

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NEW YORK (AFP) - Wall Street stocks rallied and the dollar advanced Friday following a better-than-expected US jobs report for June, while equities elsewhere were mixed as a tense G20 summit got underway. The US economy added 222,000 jobs last…

Bulgarian in ATM fraud shot dead

A Bulgarian national who was repeatedly arrested for automated teller machine (ATM) fraud was gunned down by two motorcycle riding suspects in an intersection in Quezon City on Thursday night. The victim identified as Orlin Grozdanov Stoev, 38, a resident…

Meralco bares slight power rate hike

THE Manila Electric Company (Meralco) announced a slight increase for this month, amounting to P0.0761 per kWh for a typical residential household. In a statement issued by Meralco, the overall rate rose from last month’s P8.17 per kWh to P8.25…

2 robbers killed in shootout with cops

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TWO of four suspected robbers were killed during a shootout with lawmen shortly after they held up a lady employee before dawn yesterday in Caloocan City. Caloocan police chief Senior Supt. Chito Bersaluna said the still unidentified suspects died on…

Young man slain by rival gang members

A 19-year-old man was killed by members of a rival gang who attacked him with lead pipes and homemade guns while he was playing basketball in Port Area, Manila early yesterday morning. Victim Jessie Mendoza, 19, of Block 1, Dubai,…

2 hinuli sa pagsinghot ng shabu

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KALABOSO ang mag-live-in partner na ginagamit bilang pampagana sa kanilang pagtatalik ang pagsinghot ng shabu matapos madakip habang nasa akto ng pagdudroga kahapon ng madaling araw sa Caloocan City. Kaagad na inamin ni Araceli Francisco, 49, ang paggamit ng shabu…

JCR keeps Ph investment-grade rating

Sustained strong expansion of the Philippine economy prompted Japan Credit Rating Agency. Ltd to maintain its BBB+ rating, with stable outlook, on the country. JCR’s current rating on the country was first given in July 2015 after the debt rater…
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