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President Duterte ‘Happy to Slaughter’ Addicts Like Hitler Massacred the Jews

By Sputnik News Controversial Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has compared his anti-drug campaign to the Holocaust, vowing to kill as many addicts as Hitler killed Jews. It’s just the latest in a long list of his incendiary comments about everyone from rape victims to President Obama and the Pope. Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte appeared to liken himself to Nazi leader Adolf Hitler […]

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PH Ombudsman charges Misuari, DepEd and COA officials over P137M educational materials scam  

PHILIPPINE Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales has approved the filing before the Sandiganbayan of graft and malversation charges against former Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM)  Governor Nur Misuari in connection with the alleged anomalous procurement of educational materials totaling P137.5 million undertaken in 2000 to 2001.   Misuari would be facing three counts of malversation of public funds through falsification and […]

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Beijing Warns Tokyo: ‘China’s Military Will Not Sit Idly By’ in South China Sea

By Sputnik News AS Tokyo begins to play a more active role in the South China Sea, Beijing has warned against any provocations. Tensions have escalated between China and Japan over a territorial dispute in the East China Sea, where both nations claim ownership over a string of islands called the Senkakus. But Japan is also in talks with the Pentagon to join military patrols in the South China […]

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PH VP Leni Robredo to certify as urgent Yolanda Housing Projects

AFTER three years of near inaction by the previous administration of former President Benigno Simeon Aquino III, the government under the Duterte administration will now certify as urgent the delivery of housing units to victims of Super Typhoon Yolanda. In a statement issued by the office of Vice President Leni Robredo, the country’s second top chief executive said she will, […]

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Green group salutes Sen. Miriam Defensor Santiago

THE EcoWaste Coalition, an environment and public health watchdog, has joined the nation in honoring former Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago who passed away Thursday morning in a hospital in Taguig City at the age of 71. Through a statement posted in its website, the coalition hailed Santiago as their  “indefatigable champion at the Senate on waste and toxic issues.” “In keeping […]

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Former Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago passes away at 71

Former Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago passes away at 71

FORMER presidential candidate and ex-Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago passes away Thursday night in a hospital in Taguig City after battling lung cancer. She was 71. The feisty former lawmaker died at 8:52 a.m. (Philippine time) in her sleep. She was diagnosed to be suffering from Stage four lung cancer in 2014. Despite her illness she ran for the third time for […]

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Green coalition nanawagan sa pamahalaan na harapin ang problema ng basura

IGINIIT ng Green Thumb Coalition, isang bagong alyansa ng mga environmental groups, kay Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte na bukod sa digmaan laban sa bawal na gamot ay dapat maglunsad din ito ng “giyera kontra basura” upang mabawasan ang polusyon sa kapaligiran at para maprotektahan ang kalikasan at kalusugan ng publiko. Ayon sa koalisyon, na binubuo ng mga samahang BAN Toxics, EcoWaste Coalition, Global  Alliance […]

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PH’s apt trading and diplomatic policies to trump shaky Asia geopolitics

MANILA, Philippines — The understanding of geopolitics and the appropriate trading and diplomatic policies amid the South China Sea dispute will ensure investor confidence in the Philippines. This was the assessment reached during the Philippines Investment Conference on Tuesday at the New World Hotel in Manila, which gathered local and foreign business leaders, economists and government policy-makers. The conference focused […]

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PH green and labor groups asked Canada to take back its garbage

ENVIRONMENTALISTS and labor rights advocates today asked Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his country’s ambassador to the Philippines Neil Reeder urging them to cooperate with a local court’s decision to return the “imported Canadian garbage” that was surreptitiously brought to the country by unscrupulous individuals. In a letter sent via electronic mail and faxed to the Office of the […]

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Dating sexy star hinuli dahil umano sa pagbebenta ng bawal na gamot

DINAKIP ng pulisya nitong nakaraang araw ng Linggo sa Lungsod Quezon ang dating sexy star na si Sabrina M at dalawang kasama nito matapos siyang maaktuhan na nagbebenta ng bawal na gamot sa isang buy-bust operation. Maliban sa 36 na taong gulang na si Sabrina M (Karen Salas Palasigui sa tunay buhay), kinilala ng mga awtoridad ang iba pang mga […]

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Sixteen starving Filipino seafarers seeking government help after being abandoned and stranded in Thailand by their employer

BANGKOK, Thailand — Sixteen Filipino and five Romanian mariners are now reportedly starving in Thailand after allegedly being abandoned by their employer in an apparent bid to evade financial responsibility. This was learned on Tuesday by Beyond Deadlines during an interview with Rev. Fr. Dave Hinay, Laem Chabang Port chaplain. He said the Filipino seafarers, crews of the Liberian ship […]

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Cebgo passenger hurt during evacuation

A PLANE passenger was hurt Monday night while being evacuated from burning a aircraft at the Cebu-Mactan International Airport. The wheels of the Tacloban bound Cebgo Flight DG 6577 with 67 passengers and crew on board caught fire while preparing to take off. Because of the incident, the passengers and crew had to be evacuated on the runway. The unnamed […]

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Haneda-bound PAL flight returns due to smoke in the cabin

CABIN smoke forced a Japan bound flight of the Philippine Airlines to return to the Ninoy Aquino International Airport shortly after it took off Monday morning. PAL Flight Pr 422 had just took off from the country’s premier airport when smoke suddenly engulfed the cabin at about 9:32 a.m. causing anxiety among its 222 passengers and 13 crew members. The […]

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Batas sa bawal na gamot dapat nang amyendahan – Rep. Robert “Ace” Barbers

Batas sa bawal na gamot dapat nang amyendahan – Rep. Robert “Ace” Barbers

NAPAPANAHON nang amyendahan ang kasalukuyang Republic Act 9165 (the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002) upang masawata ang operasyon ng mga sindikato ng bawal na gamot sa loob at labas ng New Bilibid Prisons. Ito ang sinabi ni Rep. Robert “Ace” Barbers ng ikalawang distrito ng Surigao Del Norte sa isang pulong balitaan sa Lungsod Quezon kamakailan. Ayon kay Barbers […]

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PH Ombudsman: Honasan liable for P29M PDAF scam

PHILIPPINE Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales has ordered the filing of graft charges before the Sandiganbayan against Senator Gregorio Honasan II and nine other persons for their alleged involvement in the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) scam. Specifically, Honasan and his co-accused are set to be tried before the country’s anti-graft court for two counts of violation of Section 3(e) of […]

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Chinese drug lords nakapapasok sa bansa dahil sa mahinang immigration — Mayor Herbert Bautista

SINISI kamakailan ni Quezon City Mayor Herbert Bautista ang mahinang border security ng bansa bilang dahilan upang makapasok umano ang mga dayuhang drug lords na siyang nasa likod daw ng mga naglalakihang laboratoryo ng metamphetamine hydrochloride o shabu na naitayo sa bansa. Ito ang naging pahayag ni Mayor Bautista sa isang pulong balitaan kung saan ipinahayag din niya ang gaganaping […]

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A bill granting tax amnesties to individual, corporations filed before Congress by richest solon

A PARTY-LIST lawmaker over the weekend filed a bill that is aimed at granting tax amnesties to individuals and corporations, paving the way for an increased revenue collection for the country’s coffers. Rep. Michael Romero of 1Pacman Party-list explained that his bill — House Bill 3655 or “an act to increase revenues and to provide the foundation for an effective […]

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Filipino-Americans hail Gov. Brown’s Domestic Workers Bill of Rights

FILIPINO-Americans hailed California Gov. Jerry Brown’s signing of Senate bill (SB) 1015 which permanently enshrined the so-called “Domestic Workers Bill of Rights” into the state’s Labor Code. Brown’s action will affect an estimated 300,000 domestic workers in California — about 11 percent of them are Filipinos. Aquilina Soriano Versoza, executive director of Pilipino Workers Center (PWC), said it was hard […]

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Ex-Davao lawmaker to face trial for another PDAF scam case

THE Office of the Ombudsman has ordered the filing of graft charges against former Davao Del Sur Representative Marc Douglas Cagas IV for using his P6 million Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) to fund alleged ghost projects in 2008. In a Resolution, Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales specifically ordered the filing of two counts of violation of Section 3(e) of Republic […]

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Saudia pilots under probe for allegedly causing security alert

THE Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines on Wednesday has started an investigation on Tuesday’s “highjacking” report made by Saudia Airlines pilots that triggered a security crisis at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport. This was learned shortly after the Manila International Airport Authority identified the pilots responsible for the security brouhaha as Captain Nodal Baath, an American citizen, and First […]

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Ombudsman suspends Zamboanga Del Norte governor

PHILIPPINE Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales has ordered the suspension for one month of Zamboanga Del Norte Governor Roberto Uy after he was found guilty of violating Section 5(a) of Republic Act No. 6713 (the Code of Ethical Standards for Public Officials and Employees). Ombudsman records showed that its investigators found that in August 2015, Uy failed to act upon several […]

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Saudia pilot’s alleged incompetence caused security scare at NAIA

TENSION gripped the Ninoy Aquino International Airport on Tuesday after a pilot of an incoming Saudia Airlines “mistakenly” reported that there is an on-going highjacking on board the plane by twice pressing a distress button indicating that such an incident is in progress. Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) officials said the Manila Control Tower (MCT) received the distress call at […]

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Abrogate all US-RP defense treaties — Bayan-USA

THE chairperson of Bagong Alyansang Makabayan-United States of America (Bayan-USA), a Filipino nationalist organization, urged the administration of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte to abrogate all of the country’s military agreements with the USA. Bernadette Ellorin made the call on the eve of the 25th anniversary of the Philippine Senate’s rejection of a treaty that should have prolonged the stay of […]

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PH Ombudsman suspends Bukidnon governor

PHILIPPINE Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales on Monday has ordered the six-month suspension of Bukidnon Governor Jose Ma. Zubiri, Jr. after he was found guilty of Grave Abuse of Authority amounting to Oppression and violation of Section 5(a) of Republic Act No. 6713 (the Code of Ethical Standards for Public Officials and Employees). According to a a media statement issued by […]

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Mayor Herbert Bautista sinadyang ipinahiya?

DAHIL sa kawalan daw ng kakayahan ng mga tauhan ng tanggapan ng Building Official at City Market Division na isumite sa oras ang hinihinging Implementing Rules and Regulations para sa mga pribadong merkado ng Lungsod Quezon ay napahiya nitong nagdaang araw ng Linggo ang alkalde ng lungsod na si Herbert Bautista sa pakikipagpulong nito sa mga may-ari ng mga pribadong […]

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