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Ex-Camiguin town mayor faces jail term for graft

Ex-Camiguin town mayor faces jail term for graft

October 1, 2018, 4:45 pm

MANILA – The Sandiganbayan has sentenced a former municipal mayor in Camiguin province to a minimum of six years and one month and a maximum of eight years imprisonment for allegedly approving his brother’s leave with pay for six months in 2008. The Sandiganbayan Special Seventh Division found… Read More

PNP warns public vs. 'online love scam'

PNP warns public vs. 'online love scam'

October 1, 2018, 4:24 pm

MANILA – The Philippine National Police (PNP) on Monday advised the public anew to be wary of dealing with people whom they only met online. PNP chief Director General Oscar Albayalde made the statement after the PNP Anti-Cybercrime Group (ACG) busted an online dating syndicate that defrauded an… Read More

Bicam okays 105-day paid maternity leave

Bicam okays 105-day paid maternity leave

October 1, 2018, 4:19 pm

MANILA – The congressional bicameral conference committee on Monday approved a bill seeking to increase the paid maternity leave period to 105 days for female workers in the government and private sector. The bicameral panel, under the leadership of Senator Risa Hontiveros and Bagong Henerasyon… Read More

NBI nabs 9 in ops vs. fake LTO licenses, gov't IDs

NBI nabs 9 in ops vs. fake LTO licenses, gov't IDs

October 1, 2018, 4:17 pm

MANILA – The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) has arrested nine people for producing and selling fake government-issued IDs such as Land Transportation Office (LTO) driver’s licenses and other documents during a series of entrapment operations in September. Acting on a report by the LTO,… Read More

Faithful urged to pray the Rosary in October

Faithful urged to pray the Rosary in October

October 1, 2018, 1:58 pm

MANILA -- October is the month of the Holy Rosary. For Catholics, the Holy Rosary is the second highest powerful prayer next to the Holy Mass, according to Rev. Fr. Christopher “Kit” Ramirez, SVD, of the St. Jude Parish Catholic Church, Malacañang. In an interview, Ramirez urged Catholics to… Read More

Marquez, 8 CA justices in JBC shortlist for SC post

Marquez, 8 CA justices in JBC shortlist for SC post

October 1, 2018, 1:57 pm

MANILA – A Supreme Court (SC) official and eight magistrates of the Court Appeals (CA) were included in the shortlist of the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) for the SC Associate Justice post. Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra, JBC ex officio member, confirmed that those on the shortlist are… Read More

Even Duterte shuns special treatment, Palace on Bertiz viral video

Even Duterte shuns special treatment, Palace on Bertiz viral video

October 1, 2018, 1:56 pm

MANILA -- If President Rodrigo R. Duterte can follow airport security checks, so should lawmakers, especially administration allies, Malacañang said Monday. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque made the statement after ACTS-OFW Rep. Aniceto “John” Bertiz III drew flak for a viral video which… Read More

Suspected ISIS member barred from entering PH

Suspected ISIS member barred from entering PH

October 1, 2018, 1:08 pm

MANILA -- Immigration officers barred anew a 36-year-old Pakistani national, suspected of being a trainer for the terrorist group Daesh, from entering the country at the Clark International Airport (CIA) in Pampanga last week. BI OIC Deputy Commissioner Marc Red Mariñas identified the suspect as… Read More

Military not coddling Palparan: AFP spox

Military not coddling Palparan: AFP spox

October 1, 2018, 1:07 pm

MANILA -- The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) on Monday vehemently denied that it is coddling retired Major Gen. Jovito Palparan. "The AFP shares the aggrieved parties’ call for justice. In deferring the transfer, the AFP is not protecting Major Gen. Palparan et al. It merely submits to… Read More

BRP Tarlac now in Russian waters

BRP Tarlac now in Russian waters

October 1, 2018, 12:08 pm

MANILA – Strategic sealift vessel BRP Tarlac (LD-601) is now officially on Russian waters as of Sunday afternoon. This was disclosed by Philippine Navy (PN) spokesperson, Commander Jonathan Zata, in a statement sent to reporters late Sunday. "At one o’clock in the afternoon (local time) of… Read More

US, PH, Japan troops to participate in 'KAMANDAG'

US, PH, Japan troops to participate in 'KAMANDAG'

October 1, 2018, 11:37 am

MANILA -- Marine troops from the US, Philippines and Japan will be participating in this year's "Kaagapay ng Mandirigma ng Dagat" (KAMANDAG) Exercises in various location in the country from Oct. 1 to 10. Capt. Jerber Anthony Belonio, Philippine Marine Corps spokesperson, said around 1,000 US, 350… Read More

Palace extends condolences to victims of Indonesia quake, tsunami

Palace extends condolences to victims of Indonesia quake, tsunami

October 1, 2018, 11:36 am

MANILA – Malacañang on Sunday extended condolences to Indonesia after a deadly earthquake and tsunami reportedly left more than 400 people in Central Sulawasi last Friday. “We join the people of Indonesia in offering our prayers to the hundreds who died after a powerful 7.4 earthquake and… Read More

'Kong-Rey' to enter PAR Monday

'Kong-Rey' to enter PAR Monday

October 1, 2018, 10:21 am

MANILA -- Typhoon Kong-Rey has intensified and is expected to enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) on Monday afternoon. As of 3 a.m., the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomic Services Administration (PAGASA) said "Kong-Rey" was last spotted at 1,565 kilometers east of… Read More

Calida insists Trillanes has no application for amnesty

Calida insists Trillanes has no application for amnesty

October 1, 2018, 9:12 am

MANILA -- Solicitor General Jose Calida insisted that Senator Antonio Trillanes IV has no copies of his application for amnesty and of record manifesting his admission of guilt for the crimes of rebellion he committed during the time of former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. "There is no… Read More

Swedish actor-hubby, suspect in Filipina's murder

Swedish actor-hubby, suspect in Filipina's murder

October 1, 2018, 9:11 am

MANILA -- The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), through the Philippine Embassy in Norway, is in coordination with the Swedish authorities on the investigation into the death of a Filipina in Kista, Sweden. The victim was identified as Mailyn Conde Sinambong, a Filipina mother of two, who was… Read More

Banner stories of Manila's leading newspapers, Monday, October 1, 2018

Banner stories of Manila's leading newspapers, Monday, October 1, 2018

October 1, 2018, 7:05 am

BUSINESS MIRROR – 'Economy stable despite lower growth forecasts' INQUIRER – Indonesia death toll may reach thousands MANILA BULLETIN – PH defends human rights record PHILIPPINE STAR – Tsunami toll soars MANILA STANDARD – LPG price hiked; oil next MANILA TIMES – PH vows to help… Read More

DA, LGUs start crafting 'localized' food security plan

DA, LGUs start crafting 'localized' food security plan

September 30, 2018, 8:26 pm

MANILA -- The Department of Agriculture (DA) will be meeting with mayors nationwide starting October to find out how to secure food supply in each locality. "We'll ask what the towns need," Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol said on the sidelines of a meeting with provincial governors in Metro… Read More

CJ De Castro reorganizes electoral tribunals

CJ De Castro reorganizes electoral tribunals

September 30, 2018, 7:26 pm

MANILA -- Chief Justice Teresita Leonardo-de Castro has ordered a reorganization for Supreme Court Justices representatives on the Senate Electoral Tribunal (SET) and House of Representatives Electoral Tribunal (HRET). The SET and HRET are mandated by the 1987 Constitution to rule on electoral… Read More

Cayetano assures UN of PH commitment to human rights

Cayetano assures UN of PH commitment to human rights

September 30, 2018, 12:41 pm

MANILA-- Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano on Sunday (Manila time) underscored anew the country's commitment to the United Nations Declaration on Human Rights. In his speech at the 73rd UN General Assembly in New York, Cayetano said the Duterte administration is one with the UN in… Read More

9 Pinoys safe after Air Niugini flight crashes into sea

9 Pinoys safe after Air Niugini flight crashes into sea

September 30, 2018, 11:10 am

MANILA -- The nine Filipinos onboard Air Niugini Flight that crashed into a Pacific lagoon in Micronesia on Friday after missing the runway were safe and are on their way to Manila, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) reported Saturday. The agency is now providing assistance to the nine… Read More