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PH Ombudsman sacked Senator Emmanuel Villanueva from public office due to P10M PDAF scam

PHILIPPINE Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales has directed Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III to dismiss Senator Emmanuel Villanueva after he was found guilty of Grave Misconduct, Serious Dishonesty and Conduct Prejudicial to the Interest of the Service. Morales issued the dismissal order after Villanueva and nine others were found liable for the misuse of the lawmaker’s 2008 Priority […]

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Beauty products with alleged fake FDA Seal of Approval being sold in PH

THE EcoWaste Coalition, a public health and environment watchdog, on Saturday urged Philippine Food and Drug Administration to crack down on importers and stores selling cosmetics with fake FDA seal of of approval. This developed after EcoWaste over the week discovered thrift shops in Divisoria, Manila selling three types of face powder makeups with fake […]

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PH Ombudsman to investigate police Director General Dela Rosa for possible violation of code of conduct

PHILIPPINE Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales has ordered an investigation to determine whether or not Philippine National Police Director General Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa violated a provision of Republic Act 6713 (the Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards for Public Officials) after publicly admitting early this week that he received an all expense paid travel to Las Vegas […]

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Los Angeles Mayor Garcetti calls for sobriety after two nights of protests

  LOS Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti today called for sobriety as the looming presidency of Donald Trump continue to spark protests in the city, in other parts of California and in the US, in general. Mayor Eric Garcetti released the following statement: “I understand that the results of Tuesday’s election are painful for many of […]

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Trump’s Victory Prevented World War 3

By Sputnik News Many European politicians and media pundits were profoundly shocked by Donald Trump’s victory in the US presidential election. However, according to Willy Wimmer, former Parliamentary State Secretary in the German Defense Ministry, with Hillary Clinton as president, a third world war would have been just around the corner. Donald Trump’s victory has […]

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US Activists: ‘Democratic Party Cared More About Defeating Sanders Than Trump’

By Sputnik News AS hundreds of people protest against the outcome of the election in the US, activists from Socialist Alternative group claim that the Democratic Party should have taken more decisive steps to prevent Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump from becoming the new American president. NEW YORK (Sputnik) — Donald Trump’s election as US president is […]

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Trump Secures Enough Votes to Win 2016 US Presidential Election – AP Projection

By Sputnik News Republican candidate Donald Trump has been elected the next president of the United States, according to the latest projection on Wednesday. Trump has gained 276 electoral votes of the 270 needed to win the US presidency, the Associated Press projected. CBS has also reported that Donald Trump has gained 1 million more votes than Hillary […]

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PH Supreme Court allows burial of former strongman Ferdinand Marcos at the Heroes Cemetery

THE Philippine Supreme Court on Tuesday gave President Rodrigo Duterte the go signal to proceed with the burial of former President and strongman Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani (Heroes Cemetery). Voting 9-5, the high tribunal brushed aside the petition of human rights groups and the victims of Marcos’ martial rule seeking the […]

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Philippine Napolcom iimbestigahan ang kadudadudang pagpatay kay Mayor Rolando Espinosa

MAHIRAP paniwalaan umano ng bayan ang magiging resulta ng imbestigasyon ng Philippine National Police sa kadudadudang pagpatay kay Albuera, Leyte Mayor Rolando Espinosa sa loob ng Babybay City Sub-Provincial Jail noong Sabado ng madaling araw kaya ipinagutos ni Department of Interior and Local Government Secretary Ismael Sueno sa National Police Commission na masusing imbestigahan ang […]

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Philippine President Duterte Orders to Cancel Arms Deal With US

By Sputnik News Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered to cancel an arms deal with the United States on Monday. Duterte cancelled the deal on the purchase of police rifles from the US amid tensions with Washington over US’ accusations of human rights violations in the Philippines. “We will not insist on buying expensive arms from the United States. We can always get them […]

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Duterte’s Words Point to ‘Serious Shift’ in Foreign Policy Toward Russia, China

By Sputnik News STUNG by the US State Department’s decision to cancel the sale of 26,000 assault rifles for the Philippine police, the country’s President Rodrigo Duterte called those responsible for the decision “monkeys” and “fools.” “Look at these monkeys, the 26,000 firearms we wanted to buy, they don’t want to sell,” Duterte said during a televised speech on Wednesday. […]

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When a Pope understands Luther

By Thomas Schirrmacher / Manila Times World Evangelical Alliance leader speaks on impact of Francis’ Sweden visit I HAVE often referred to the signing of the document “Christian Witness in a Multi-Religious World” by the Vatican, the World Council of Churches, and the World Evangelical Alliance in 2011 as a crucial event in the history […]

Environment News

Dating Pangasinan Rep. Mark Cojuangco pinipilit na “ligtas” ang Bataan Nuclear Power Plant

SA pagsasabing ligtas ang Bataan Nuclear Power Plant ay tinangkang pasinungalingan ni dating Pangasinan Rep. Mark Cojuangco  ang ang datos na nauna nang lumabas kaugnay sa pag-aaral na ginawa ng mga siyantipiko tungkol dito. Ayon sa kanya ay hindi dapat mangamba ang publiko kung sakaling gamitin ng kasalukuyang administrasyong Duterte ang Bataan Nuclear Power Plant […]

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Suspected drug lord coddler Albuera town Mayor Rolando Espinosa shot dead in jail cell

ALBUERA, Leyte Mayor and suspected drug lord coddler Rolando Espinosa was shot dead by a still unidentified gunman inside his jail cell in Baybay City Provincial Jail early Saturday morning. The incident is still under investigation. Espinosa, father and alleged protector of suspected drug lord Kerwin Espinosa, was reportedly being served an arrest warrant by […]

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Honest PH airport attendant returns over P100k cash to its owner.

AN honest wheelchair attendant of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport redeemed the reputation of his fellow helpers which was badly tarnished during the height of the bullet planting extortion scheme (laglag bala) after he returned over P100,000 cash to its rightful owner, Nueva Ecija Rep. Magnolia Antonino Nadres. For his honesty, Valiente Namion was commended […]

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U.S. Embassy Warns of Foreigner Kidnapping Threats in the Philippines

By Sputnik News The United States embassy in Manila announced that terrorists are plotting to conduct kidnappings in places popular among foreigners in the Philippines. WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – Terrorists are plotting to conduct kidnappings in places popular among foreigners in the Philippines, the US embassy in Manila announced in a travel warning on Thursday. “The US Embassy alerts US citizens that terrorist […]

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Graft charges against former Makati City Mayor Ms. Elenita Binay dismissed

THE Philippine anti-graft court Sandiganbayan has dismissed the graft charges filed against former Makati City Mayor Elenita Binay due to the failure of government prosecutors to prove their case beyond reasonable doubt. The case stemmed from the alleged anomalous purchase of office partitions and furniture worth P21.7 million during Ms. Binay’s term as the city’s […]

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Liberty and Justice for Some? US Presidential Electoral College Explained

By Walter Smolarek / Sputnik News             AN election sounds like a pretty straightforward thing – people vote, and the person with the most votes wins. Not necessarily so in the United States. The US electoral system consists of a byzantine mix of state regulations, ballot access requirements, fundraising rules and, most importantly, […]

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US Halts Rifle Sales to Philippines Amid Rising Tensions With Manila

By Sputnik News The US State Department has halted the sale of 26,000 assault rifles to the Philippines amid growing human rights concerns about Manila’s war on drugs. The intervention follows a period of increased tensions between the two countries. Reuters reported that the decision was made following criticism from US Democrat senator and Foreign Relations Committee […]

Environment News

PH Ombudsman orders Mindanao officials to explain illegal dump sites

INVESTIGATORS from the Environmental Ombudsman Program are conducting an in-depth fact-finding investigation into illegal dump sites maintained in the Mindanao region. Several local officials from the cities of Kidapawan, Koronadal, Valencia , Cagayan De Oro and the towns of  General Luna (Surigao Del Norte), Marihatag (Surigao Del Sur) and Loreto (Agusan Del Sur) were directed […]