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Court clears ex-PRA exec of falsification raps

Court clears ex-PRA exec of falsification raps

February 13, 2019, 2:23 pm

MANILA -- The Sandiganbayan has cleared a former executive of the Philippine Retirement Authority (PRA) of falsification cases over her alleged bogus certifications on the use of government vehicle and her claims of PHP55,000 transportation allowances in 2010 and 2011. In a decision dated last… Read More

Public warned vs. left-leaning groups seeking Congress seats

Public warned vs. left-leaning groups seeking Congress seats

February 13, 2019, 1:52 pm

MANILA -- As the 2019 mid-term election draws near, an anti-communist group on Tuesday warned the public against left-leaning parties seeking positions in Congress. The Liga Filipina Independencia, which consists of former New People's Army (NPA) members, came forward to put up signages showing a… Read More

PNP respects Legazpi court nod on Daraga mayor's bail

PNP respects Legazpi court nod on Daraga mayor's bail

February 13, 2019, 12:43 pm

MANILA -- The Philippine National Police (PNP) on Wednesday said it respects the decision of the Legazpi City Regional Trial Court (RTC) to grant bail to Daraga, Albay Mayor Carlwyn Baldo. “As the premier law enforcement agency, the PNP bows to the majesty of the law and accepts the court… Read More

Army troops told to remain apolitical

Army troops told to remain apolitical

February 13, 2019, 12:33 pm

MANILA -- Philippine Army (PA) commander, Lt. Gen. Macairog Alberto urged all troops to remain apolitical during the coming mid-term elections. He made this appeal during his visit to the 5th Infantry Division headquarters at Camp Melchor dela Cruz in Gamu, Isabela on Monday. "In his meeting with… Read More

Vaccinate kids, parents urged

Vaccinate kids, parents urged

February 13, 2019, 12:32 pm

MANILA -- Senatorial bet Pia Cayetano has called on parents to vaccinate their children amid the measles outbreak in the country to give them protection against potentially fatal but preventable diseases. Cayetano, running under the Nacionalista Party (NP) and Hugpong ng Pagbabago (HNP), was the… Read More

Makati court metes life sentence on Mexican drug trader

Makati court metes life sentence on Mexican drug trader

February 13, 2019, 12:19 pm

GUILTY. An excerpt of the Makati Regional Trial Court's ruling on the case of Mexican national Horacio Hernandez Herrera who was arrested in an entrapment operation in 2015.MANILA -- The Makati Regional Trial Court (RTC) on Wednesday convicted a Mexican national who is allegedly linked to the… Read More

PNA recognized in OMB anti-piracy awards

PNA recognized in OMB anti-piracy awards

February 13, 2019, 7:31 am

MANILA -- The state-run Philippine News Agency (PNA) was recognized by the Optical Media Board (OMB) for its contribution to the anti-piracy and intellectual property protection drive. The agency on Tuesday received the Banhay Award from the OMB for "ceaselessly" helping disseminate the latter's… Read More

Banner stories of Manila's leading newspapers, Wed. Feb. 13, 2019

Banner stories of Manila's leading newspapers, Wed. Feb. 13, 2019

February 13, 2019, 7:29 am

INQUIRER – Opposition: May polls a referendum on Du30 PHILIPPINE STAR – Palace to candidates: Abide by election rules MANILA BULLETIN – Follow election laws, poll bets told DAILY TRIBUNE – Bets slog through sorties MANILA TIMES – PNP bares 701 poll hotspots MANILA STANDARD – Poll… Read More

BOL vote count resumes Wednesday

BOL vote count resumes Wednesday

February 12, 2019, 9:25 pm

MANILA -- With the Certificates of Canvass (COCs) of four areas still pending with its working groups, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) en banc, sitting as the National Plebiscite Board of Canvassers (NPBOC) has reset the canvassing to Wednesday afternoon. With this, the Board has yet to… Read More

5 Pasay cops axed for 'settling' molestation rap vs. Chinese man

5 Pasay cops axed for 'settling' molestation rap vs. Chinese man

February 12, 2019, 9:23 pm

MANILA -- Five Pasay City police officers were relieved from their posts for allegedly urging three victims to go for a settlement instead of filing charges against a Chinese national who molested them inside a theme park. National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) head, Director Guillermo… Read More

Magnitude 5.1 quake jolts DavOcc

Magnitude 5.1 quake jolts DavOcc

February 12, 2019, 8:32 pm

MANILA -- A magnitude 5.1 earthquake jolted Davao Occidental on Tuesday afternoon, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said.The quake of tectonic origin struck 103 km. southeast of Sarangani at about 4:01 p.m. It had a depth of 93 km. Aftershocks are possible,… Read More

NRCP, partners to provide free HIV screening on Feb. 13

NRCP, partners to provide free HIV screening on Feb. 13

February 12, 2019, 8:03 pm

MANILA -- The National Research Council of the Philippines (NRCP), Red Ribbon Care Management, and the Love Yourself, Inc., will provide free HIV screening to 300 people on Wednesday, February 13, at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) in Pasay City. This will be an added… Read More

New P2P bus route from Cainta to Makati launched

New P2P bus route from Cainta to Makati launched

February 12, 2019, 7:34 pm

MANILA – Commuters can now avail of a new premium point to point (P2P) bus service from Cainta, Rizal to Makati City, according to the Department of Transportation (DOTr). The DOTr said P2P buses of RRCG Transport with routes from Robinsons Cainta to Trasierra Street in Makati were launched last… Read More

Prod Senate to act on Islamic banking bill, DBP told

Prod Senate to act on Islamic banking bill, DBP told

February 12, 2019, 7:07 pm

MANILA -- A party-list lawmaker on Tuesday called on the Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP) to focus its efforts in persuading the Senate to fast-track the approval of the Islamic Banking and Financing framework in the country to make Islamic banking more accessible in the Bangsamoro… Read More

Lacson backs renaming PH

Lacson backs renaming PH

February 12, 2019, 6:05 pm

MANILA -- Senator Panfilo Lacson on Tuesday backed President Rodrigo R. Duterte's proposal to rename the country. Lacson said the name "Philippines" is a constant reminder of King Philip II of Spain and our 300-year colony status. "I may have to agree with PRRD on the possibility to change our… Read More

TESDA can help improve ex-rebels’ lives: PCOO

TESDA can help improve ex-rebels’ lives: PCOO

February 12, 2019, 6:03 pm

MANILA -- Skills training programs being offered by the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) can significantly improve the lives of former communist rebels, the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) said. PCOO Secretary Martin Andanar said this as he… Read More

Manila court orders DOJ to summon Joma in 'terror tag' plea

Manila court orders DOJ to summon Joma in 'terror tag' plea

February 12, 2019, 5:48 pm

MANILA -- A Manila court hearing the government's petition to declare the Communist Party of the Philippines and the New People's Army (CPP-NPA) as terrorist organizations has dropped more than 600 names in the original petition filed by the government against the rebel group. In an eight-page… Read More

DOJ clears Cavite town mayor of murder raps

DOJ clears Cavite town mayor of murder raps

February 12, 2019, 5:47 pm

MANILA -- Prosecutors have dropped the criminal case against Trece Martires City, Cavite Mayor Melandres Desagun and two others for the killing of Vice Mayor Alex Lubigan and his driver Romulo Guillemer in July last year. Department of Justice (DOJ) spokesperson Undersecretary Markk Perete on… Read More

PH mission, UN body to tackle involuntary disappearances

PH mission, UN body to tackle involuntary disappearances

February 12, 2019, 5:36 pm

MANILA – A Philippine delegation will engage with the United Nations Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances (UN WGEID) during its 117th Session in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina on February 11-15 to discuss cases of alleged enforced or involuntary disappearances attributed to… Read More

Comelec urges public to report illegal campaign posters, tarps

Comelec urges public to report illegal campaign posters, tarps

February 12, 2019, 5:30 pm

MANILA -- As the campaign period for national candidates started on Tuesday, an official of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) urged the public to report to them illegally-sized and improperly-placed campaign posters and tarpaulins. “Help identify illegally sized and illegally placed posters,… Read More