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Woman nabbed for selling fake jeepney franchise

POLICE arrested a woman for selling fake jeepney and motorcycle plates and franchises to a jeepney operator in an entrapment Saturday in Taguig City. Police identified the suspect as Emelita Amorin, of Masagana St., Barangay Mayamot, Cogeo, Antipolo City. Operatives…

Ex-bgy councilor killed in ambush

A FORMER barangay councilor was killed in an ambush by motorcycle riding criminals early yesterday morning in Pasig City. The victim was identified as James Pua, 32, former San Miguel Councilor and resident of no. 268 Market Ave., Brgy. San…

Solons nix Muslim ID system

A GROWING number of senators yesterday called for an immediate end to the Muslim identification card system being implemented in certain towns in Tarlac province and some parts of the country to screen potential security threats as a result of…

PH chairs 40th FAO confab

THE Philippines chaired the 40th session of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Conference, the highest policy-making on food security. It was the first time the Philippines chaired the six-day Conference held at the FAO headquarters in Rome,…

Massacre judge urged to adopt FIFO rule

AN opposition lawmaker yesterday urged the judge handling the Maguindanao massacre case to rule as soon as possible on the alleged involvement of former Datu Unsay Mayor Andal Ampatuan Jr. and the liability of the other Ampatuans in the grisly…

Trump Triumphs

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G20: Compromise on climate change, but at what cost? HAMBURG -- G20 countries have managed to avoid a total bust-up with Donald Trump over climate change, leaving the door open for Washington to return to the Paris Agreement — but…

2 farmers groups back beleaguered Imee

TWO farmers groups in Ilocos Norte have adopted resolutions denouncing what they described as “apparent unfairness” of the ongoing inquiry of the House committee on good government and public accountability into the alleged misuse of the province’s tobacco excise funds,…

Ex-Customs chief tells BoC to adopt cargo KISS system

A LAWMAKER who previously headed the Bureau of Customs (BoC) has cautioned against establishing temporary storages for overstaying and abandoned cargoes at the Port of Manila and Manila International Container Port, saying the proposed band-aid solution may create more problems…

Disaster department creation pushed

AMID the devastation caused by the earthquake in Eastern Visayas and the Marawi City crisis, Leyte Rep. Yedda Marie Kittilstvedt-Romualdez strongly urged yesterday President Rodrigo “Rody” Duterte to certify as urgent measure her proposed law creating a separate department that…

Marcos poll protest set for prelim hearing

THE preliminary conference on the election protest of former senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. against Vice President Leni Robredo will start tomorrow. This came after the Supreme Court sitting as Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET) required Marcos and Robredo to pay…

Palace scores Kuwait paper

MALACAÑANG yesterday slammed as “excessively stupid” and “outrightly malicious” cartoons published in the Kuwait Times. “Those Kuwaiti Times cartoons in so far as they project PRRD (President Rodrigo Roa Duterte) as a murderer is excessively stupid, destructively moronic, outrightly malicious…

Pope Francis prays for Marawi folk

AS fighting continues in Marawi City, Pope Francis expressed his solidarity with all those affected by the violence and assured the people of Mindanao of his prayers. The Pope relayed his message to Ozamiz Archbishop Martin Jumoad during the Pallium…

Santiago DDB chief

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MALACAÑANG yesterday confirmed the appointment of former Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) chief Dionisio Santiago as chairman of the Dangerous Drugs Board (DDB). Santiago, who previously headed the PDEA, was the one who informed Duterte that there were 3…

P6.4B drugs probed urged

TWO members of the House of Representatives are pushing for a legislative inquiry into the reported entry of 604 kilos of shabu, with a market value of P6.4 billion, into the country amid the administration’s intensified campaign against illegal drugs.…
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