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P20.4-M 'shabu' seized in Muntinlupa buy-bust

P20.4-M 'shabu' seized in Muntinlupa buy-bust

October 3, 2018, 10:24 am

MANILA -- Operatives of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) seized suspected ‘shabu' worth PHP20.4 million and arrested a Taiwanese national in a buy-bust operation in Muntinlupa. PDEA Director General Aaron Aquino identified the suspect as Jang Wen-Jung, who was arrested by the… Read More

Typhoon 'Queenie' maintains strength, exits PAR Friday

Typhoon 'Queenie' maintains strength, exits PAR Friday

October 3, 2018, 9:40 am

MANILA -- Typhoon “Queenie” maintains its strength as it moves outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR). In its 24-hour forecast Wednesday, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said that as of 3 a.m., the eye of “Queenie” was… Read More

Follow Gandhi's example: UN chief

Follow Gandhi's example: UN chief

October 3, 2018, 8:51 am

MANILA -- In celebration of the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday urged the global community to emulate his commitment to human dignity and social justice. Gandhi is the leader of the Indian independence movement against British… Read More

Banner stories of Manila's leading newspapers, Wed., October 3, 2018

Banner stories of Manila's leading newspapers, Wed., October 3, 2018

October 3, 2018, 7:09 am

BUSINESS MIRROR – ‘Tax leak from cheating firms robs govt of P43B’ INQUIRER – AFP, Palace differ on Trillanes case MANILA BULLETIN – DOE summons oil firms MANILA TIMES – ‘Reds recruiting in 10 universities’ MANILA STANDARD – Palace, military clash PHILIPPINE STAR – AFP chief… Read More

Casing Trillanes’ house ‘perfectly legal’, Palace asserts

Casing Trillanes’ house ‘perfectly legal’, Palace asserts

October 2, 2018, 10:57 pm

MANILA -- Malacañang on Tuesday found nothing wrong with the presence of military personnel near the house of Senator Antonio Trillanes IV, stressing that it was “perfectly legal” as long as his privacy was not violated. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque was reacting to Trillanes claim… Read More

Malacañang condemns slay of La Union mayor

Malacañang condemns slay of La Union mayor

October 2, 2018, 9:43 pm

MANILA -- Malacañang on Tuesday condemned the killing of Mayor Alexander “Alan” Buquing of Sudipen, La Union, and vowed to conduct a fast investigation to arrest the culprit. “Like all killings, we condemn it and we commit to conduct a fast investigation to uncover the individuals behind… Read More

Gang leader wanted for murder nabbed in Manila

Gang leader wanted for murder nabbed in Manila

October 2, 2018, 9:07 pm

MANILA -- Authorities arrested a fugitive gang leader in Tondo who is wanted for the murder of a pedestrian some 18 years ago. In a press conference Tuesday, the National Bureau of Investigation presented Christopher "Topeng" Mariano, who was apprehended by operatives in coordination with the… Read More

Malolos court junks Palparan plea vs. transfer to Bilibid

Malolos court junks Palparan plea vs. transfer to Bilibid

October 2, 2018, 9:04 pm

MANILA -- The Malolos City Regional Trial Court (RTC) turned down the last ditch motion filed by retired Army Gen. Jovito Palparan Jr. to stop his transfer to the New Bilibid Prison (NBP) in Muntinlupa from the military detention facility in Camp Aguinaldo, the Department of Justice (DOJ) said… Read More

No congestion in MICP, BOC says

No congestion in MICP, BOC says

October 2, 2018, 9:03 pm

MANILA -- The Bureau of Customs (BOC) on Tuesday denied reports of congestion at the Manila International Container Port (MICP). In a press conference, Customs Commissioner Isidro Lapeña said the yard utilization rate of all ports in the country is high. “When I inspected our ports, the report… Read More

Power in over 93% of areas hit by 'Ompong' restored: DOE

Power in over 93% of areas hit by 'Ompong' restored: DOE

October 2, 2018, 9:03 pm

MANILA -- The Department of Energy (DOE) reported on Tuesday that electricity in 93.43 percent of households affected by Typhoon "Ompong" (Mangkhut) in mid-September have been restored.(File Photo)Connections have been restored to 2,208,225 out of 2,363,504 affected households, the DOE reported.… Read More

PNP coordinating with other gov't agencies vs. rice hoarders

PNP coordinating with other gov't agencies vs. rice hoarders

October 2, 2018, 9:02 pm

MANILA -- The Philippine National Police (PNP) is continuously working with government agencies in its crackdown against suspected rice hoarders. “Sa ngayon (For now), we're having close coordination sa (with) DTI (Department of Trade and Industry) and DA (Department of Agriculture) and NFA… Read More

House ends budget deliberation of PCOO attached agencies

House ends budget deliberation of PCOO attached agencies

October 2, 2018, 8:46 pm

MANILA -- The House of Representatives on Tuesday terminated the plenary deliberation on the proposed budgets of the attached agencies of the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) except for the PCOO-proper. "The budget for all attached agencies and/or corporations of PCOO is hereby… Read More

Rizal kin, 6 other centenarians feted in Quezon City

Rizal kin, 6 other centenarians feted in Quezon City

October 2, 2018, 8:29 pm

MANILA -- Quezon City is now proud to have an additional seven new centenarians among its more than three million residents. The city government feted its seven new centenarians during its flag-raising ceremony on Monday at the Quezon City Hall. Among those recognized as among the city’s latest… Read More

'Red October' aims to push PRRD to declare nationwide martial law

'Red October' aims to push PRRD to declare nationwide martial law

October 2, 2018, 8:26 pm

MANILA -- The “Red October” plot is meant to force President Rodrigo Duterte to declare a nationwide martial law, signing his own political death warrant, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) said Tuesday. “The way we see it, the President is being dragged to declare a nationwide… Read More

Typhoon 'Queenie' to bring scattered rains until Wednesday

Typhoon 'Queenie' to bring scattered rains until Wednesday

October 2, 2018, 8:19 pm

MANILA -- The trough of Typhoon Queenie will bring scattered rain showers over parts of the country until Wednesday afternoon, the weather bureau said. "Queenie" was last eyed 1,080 kilometers east of Tuguegarao City, Cagayan, heading northwest at 15 km per hour. The typhoon has maximum sustained… Read More

'I have your backs,' Duterte tells soldiers, cops

'I have your backs,' Duterte tells soldiers, cops

October 2, 2018, 8:17 pm

MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday reiterated his promise to take care of his soldiers and policemen as he commended them for their efforts in protecting the Filipino people. “As I have promised before to all our soldiers and policemen who risk their lives for our country and… Read More

Ex-Sarangani exec fined P1K for auditing code violation

Ex-Sarangani exec fined P1K for auditing code violation

October 2, 2018, 7:37 pm

MANILA -- The Sandiganbayan has fined a former Sarangani provincial board member with PHP1,000 after pleading to a lesser offense of violating the auditing code. The anti-graft court's 6th Division, in its decision dated Sept. 12, 2018, found Hanafi Abdullatip Ibrahim guilty of violating Section… Read More

PCOO chief vows support for Capiz journos

PCOO chief vows support for Capiz journos

October 2, 2018, 7:35 pm

MANILA — Presidential Communications Operations Office Secretary Martin Andanar has vowed to support the local media in Capiz province, including the improvement of the journalism profession and the condition of media practitioners there. Andanar made this commitment as he graced the Tapaz… Read More

Malacañang hails PH’s improved ranking in global tourism index

Malacañang hails PH’s improved ranking in global tourism index

October 2, 2018, 7:27 pm

MANILA -- Malacañang on Tuesday welcomed a report which placed the Philippines in the 13th and 15th place on the Travel and Tourism Countries Power ranking, and Travel and Tourism Countries Performance ranking, respectively. In the report, the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) said… Read More

Palace sees WPS joint exploration as 'answer' to soaring oil prices

Palace sees WPS joint exploration as 'answer' to soaring oil prices

October 2, 2018, 7:24 pm

MANILA – As the world crude prices hit above USD80 per barrel, Malacañang on Tuesday expressed hope that the joint exploration deal for oil and gas reserves in the disputed West Philippine Sea will be finally signed during Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit in Manila next month. “We’re… Read More