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Detenido sa QCJ sumailalim sa biglaang drug test

Detenido sa QCJ sumailalim sa biglaang drug test

Ni Santiago Celario   MGA 900 na detenido ng Quezon City Jail at 170 tauhan ng Bureau of Jail Management and Penology ang sumailalim sa isang biglaang drug test nitong Martes ng umaga upang matiyak na walang gumagamit ng ipinagbabawal na droga sa naturang pasilidad. Dakong alas 8:00 ng umaga nang isagawa ang drug testing sa mga detenido at bantay […]

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Marianas HS student receives Junior States of America Best Speaker Award

Marianas HS student receives Junior States of America Best Speaker Award

By Lori Lyn Lirio MARIANAS High School student Kelvin Wolf received the Best Speaker Award last June during JSA summer program at Princeton University. Wolf, a MHS senior, said he was one of the few students from the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Island who attended the JSA summer program. Established in 1934, JSA operates on high school campuses nationwide as […]

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US President Donald Trump speaks during a press conference on September 26, 2018, on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York. (Photo by AFP)

Trump insists world leaders were laughing with him during UN speech

By PressTV US President Donald Trump has slammed as “fake news” reports that world leaders laughed at him during his latest speech at the United Nations General Assembly. “They weren’t laughing at me, they were laughing with me,” Trump told reporters in a news conference Wednesday. The Republican head of state took the stage at the UN on Tuesday to give […]

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X-mas bonus para sa mga empleyado ng QC ipinanukala

X-mas bonus para sa mga empleyado ng QC ipinanukala

Ni Santiago Celario ISANG resolution ang inihain sa Quezon City Council na naglalayong bigyan ng 14th month pay o Christmas bonus ang lahat ng empleyado at opisyal ng Quezon City government. Sa dalawang pahinang resolution na ipinanukala nina Councilors Allan Butch T. Francisco, Godofredo T. Liban ll, Eric Rey Z. Medina at Hero Clarence M. Baustista, hinihiling ng mga ito […]

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‘Oplan Doghang’*

‘Oplan Doghang’*

OFFICIALS of Barangay Capri in Novaliches, Quezon City launched recently an animal control campaign they tagged “Oplan Doghang”. An online video showed them trapping and capturing stray dogs on the street. The campaign was quite understandable. People were alarmed by the rising number of dog bite incidents in their community. Officials took action they deemed necessary to protect the residents, […]

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The BRP Tarlac docking into Port. Photo taken at the Pier 13 of the Manila South Harbor during her arrival ceremony.

Duterte’s Pivot: Philippine Warship Visits Russia for First Time Ever

By Prashanth Parameswaran, Russia Insider LAST week, a Philippine Navy vessel begun its first-ever port visit to Russia. While this much-anticipated interaction is just one of several within the broader relationship, the voyage nonetheless deserves attention within the broader trend of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s perceived “pivot” to Russia as part of his wider independent foreign policy. As I have observed […]

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NAIA building attendants lost PhP740,000 to woman recruiter

NAIA building attendants lost PhP740,000 to woman recruiter

By Benjamin Lim Vergara SOME 200 building attendants of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) lost PHp740,000 to a woman who dupe them by promising high-paying jobs in New Zealand. The building attendants or janitress sought the help of the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA), the operator of the country’s main gateway, hoping that they would recover their money which […]

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2018 “Best Picture of the Year”  competition opens on October 1

2018 “Best Picture of the Year” competition opens on October 1

By Abner Galino THE 2018 “Best Picture of the Year” competition is set to open on October 1, as the Filipino American History Month is celebrated throughout the US. The photography contest, which is on its second year, is jointly sponsored by the Philippine Institute of Language, Arts and Culture (PILAC) and the Filipino American Community of Los Angeles (FACLA). […]

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DENR Secretary Roy Cimatu nagbabala tungkol sa pagaalaga ng mga “wild animals”

Ni Santiago Celario MARIING nagbabala kamakailan si Environment Secretary Roy A. Cimatu sa sino man na nagaalaga ng mga “wild animals” dahil ito ay labag sa batas at maaring maging dahilan ng pagkakakulong ng mga nag-aaruga nito. Ipinalabas ni Cimatu ang babala matapos mailigtas ang isang Pangolin, isang uri ng hayop na kumakain ng langgam, sa isang subdivision sa Muntinlupa […]

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PDEA Director General Aaron Aquino

PDEA turns over 19 retired K9s to their new families

THE Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency on Friday turned over its 19 retired Narcotic Detection Dogs (NDDs), or K9s, to their new families in a ceremony at the PDEA K9 Unit facility in San Jose Del Monte City, Bulacan. The adopted retired NDDs include 14 Belgian Mallinois, one Dutch Shepherd, two Jack Russell Terrier, one Golden Retriever, and one German Shepherd. […]

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Makati City Court orders Senator Trillanes’ arrest

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 25) – Senator Antonio Trillanes IV on Tuesday posted a PhP200,000 bail to secure his temporary liberty after a local court upheld the voidance of his amnesty on Tuesday. A representative for Trillanes posted his bail at the Makati Regional Trial Court (RTC), after the senator underwent booking procedure at the Makati Police Station. The […]

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NOAA's 32 still photos of Marianas Trench deep are now on display at the Hyatt Regency Saipan lobby. The exhibition is a project initiated by the Friends of the Mariana Trench, HANMI and MVA. The ribbon-cutting ceremony was held at the Hyatt lobby. Photo by Lori Lyn Lirio

Marianas Trench photo exhibit now open for public at Hyatt

By Lori Lyn Lirio THE Friends of the Mariana Trench or FOMT, in cooperation with the Marianas Visitors Authority and the Hotel Association of the Northern Marianas Islands or HANMI, is offering the community a glimpse of the Mariana Trench deep through 32-photo exhibition at the Hyatt Regency lobby. The photo exhibition, which began with a ribbon-cutting ceremony last September […]

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Immigration officers told to be courteous

By Benjamin Lim Vergara IMMIGRATION officers nationwide, especially at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport, were reminded to be courteous and polite in dealing with the public following the failure of some of them to comply the prescribed decorum. Bureau of Immigration (BI) deputy commissioner Marc Red Mariñas issued the reminder after noting that some officers are violating the bureau’s policy […]

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Libo-libo lumahok sa paglilinis ng Manila Bay. Litrato kuha ng philstar.com

8,000 volunteer lumahok sa paglilinis ng baybayin ng Look ng Maynila

Ni Santiago Celario TINATAYANG 8,000 volunteers ang lumahok sa ginawang paglilinis ng Department of Environment and Natural Resources sa Manila Bay at mga ilog sa Metro Manila nitong nagdaang Sabado. Ayon kay DENR Secretary Roy A. Cimatu ang sabay-sabay na coastal cleanup sa iba’t ibang lugar ng Metro Manila, kabilang na ang Manila Bay area, bukod sa napapanahon dahil kadadaan […]

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US considers restrictions on green cards for immigrants receiving public benefits

By RT THE Trump administration may deny green cards to legal immigrants, both living in the US or just seeking to enter, if they have been dependent on certain public benefits, like housing vouchers, Medicaid or food stamps. The possible new restriction on migration policy was proposed by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on Saturday. The proposal could make […]

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Traditional healers ask Saipan Governor DLG Torres for land allocation

Traditional healers ask Saipan Governor DLG Torres for land allocation

By Lori Lyn Lirio AMOT Natibu, a group of people that advocate for traditional healing through herbal and plants, is requesting Gov. Ralph DLG Torres to provide them a piece of land for local medicine garden. Isidoro Cabrera, the organization’s president, said they will request the government to allot a certain piece of land on Saipan, Tinian and Rota to […]

by Lori Lyn Lirio· · 0 comments · Health, News
Ombudsman’s accomplishments in graphs

Ombudsman’s accomplishments in graphs

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UN: Excessive drinking killed over three million people in 2016

By CGTN DRINKING too much alcohol killed more than three million people in 2016, mostly men, the World Health Organization (WHO) said. The UN health agency also warned that current policy responses are not sufficient to reverse trends predicting an increase in consumption over the next 10 years. In a new report Friday, the agency said that about 237 million men and […]

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“Continue GRP-NDF talks” — peace groups

AS the United Nations observed World Peace Day last Friday, peace groups, in an open letter, urged the government and the communist insurgents to continue with the peace talks. International Day of Peace (September 21) “On the occasion of the International Day of Peace 2018 (IDP2018), we respectfully urge both Government of the Republic of the Philippines-National Democratic Front (GRP-NDF) […]

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DENR Secretary Roy Cimatu. Photo © https://en.wikipedia.org

Maliitang pagmimina sa Cordillera ipinahinto ni Secretary Cimatu

Ni Santiago Celario IPINAGUTOS ni Department of Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Roy Cimatu sa Mines and Geosciences Bureau na muling repasuhin at i-validate ang lahat ng aplikasyon para sa pagtatayo ng People’s Small-Scale Mining Areas o “Minahang Bayan” sa bansa upang makatiyak na ang mga ito ay ligtas sa panganib. Ang kautusan ay ipinalabas ni Cimatu matapos magpahayag kamakailan […]

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Payatas landfill before it was closed. Photo by flickr

QC shuts down 56 ‘illegal’ junkshops

IN A bid to further the environment, the Quezon City Environmental Protection and Waste Management Department and the Business Permits and Licensing Department has ordered the closure of 56 junk shops illegally operating near near the closed Payatas landfills in Barangays Payatas and Commonwealth. The EPWMD issued the closure order after a series of dialogues with the affected parties and […]

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PDEA WELCOMES FIRST 2 FEMALE K9 HANDLERS

PDEA WELCOMES FIRST 2 FEMALE K9 HANDLERS

THE Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency K9 Unit welcomes its first female K9 handlers in its roster. Janice Canaya, 22, of Tuguegarao City, Cagayan; and Kristina de Mesa, 32, of Mamburao, Occidental Mindoro are among the 100 newly-hired PDEA K9 handlers belonging to the 4th Batch Class 04-2018 of the PDEA K9 and Handlers’ Basic Course. They are set to undergo […]

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PH to reopen consulate general in Houston soon

PH to reopen consulate general in Houston soon

TWENTY five years after it closed, the Department of Foreign Affairs is reopening the Philippine Consulate General in Houston to allow it to serve the growing consular needs of the Filipino Community in the south central United States. “The reopening of our Consulate General in Houston is consistent with the priorities laid down by President Duterte for us to bring […]

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Metropolitan Manila Development Authority Traffic Advisory 092018

Metropolitan Manila Development Authority Traffic Advisory 092018

THE Metropolitan Manila Development Authority and Manila District Traffic Enforcement Unit advised motorists traversing Manila City to take alternate routes on today and Sunday, September 21 and 23, as several roads in the city will be closed for activities in commemoration with the declaration of Martial Law. Starting 6am onwards on Friday, the following roads will be closed for Talakayan […]

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(File Photo) Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte. © AP Photo / Bullit Marquez

Duterte wants to ‘close all mining’ after Philippines landslides

By RT PHILIPPINE President Rodrigo Duterte recently has repeated his desire to shut all mines in the country following deadly landslides. Some government officials and large miners say the landslides have been exacerbated by illegal small-scale mining. “If I were to try to do my thing I will close all mining in the Philippines,” Duterte said, presiding over a meeting […]

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