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Duterte is in good health contrary to spreading rumors

THE Partido Demokratiko Pilipino – Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) assured the public that its standard bearer in the coming elections, Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte, is in good health contrary to rumors being spread by a political rival.  PDP-Laban made this clarification after Duterte failed to meet with two groups of doctors Thursday due to a migraine attack. Duterte was […]

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Philippine government to implement measures addressing flight delays

Philippine government to implement measures addressing flight delays

THE Manila International Airport Authority next month will implement a new measure to address the continuing problem of flight delay at the country’s premier airport. In a statement, the MIAA said ten flight movements will be grouped per 15-minute block periods to ensure compliance with the new policy of having a maximum of 40 movements per hour. This new policy […]

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Philippine Ombudsman fires a city treasurer for oppression

Philippine Ombudsman fires a city treasurer for oppression

THE Office of the Ombudsman has ordered the dismissal from the service of Officer-in-Charge Treasurer Edgar Villanueva after he was found guilty of Oppression.  His dismissal from the service was prompted by an investigation into the imposition and assessment of real property taxes against the Manila Seedling Bank Foundation, Inc. (MSBFI) in 2011.    Aside from the dismissal order, Villanueva […]

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Yul Baritugo

Pinoys in Canada

THE Okanagan Lake was simply stunning while Skaha Lake offered all sorts of activities from “see-doing” to water boarding, canoeing, water toy rentals and several other adrenaline-inducing sports activities. It was our second summer and we were “all fresh off the boat” as our Vietnamese Canadian friends would say. Driving from Vancouver, it was traditional to stop at a look […]

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Philippine Ombudsman investigates local officials for illegal dump sites

Philippine Ombudsman investigates local officials for illegal dump sites

THE Office of the Ombudsman would investigate close to 600 local government executives in the country’s 13 administrative regions for violations of Republic Act No. 9003 (Ecological Solid Waste Management Act of 2000).  In 50 complaints filed by Romeo Hidalgo of the Ecowaste Coalition, it was reported that “field investigations reveal that the officials committed violations of RA 9003 and […]

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Rodrigo Duterte

Philippine ruling party might resort to poll fraud to win

THE ruling Liberal Party of President Benigno Simeon Aquino III might resort to poll fraud to secure the electoral victory of its official bet, former interior and local government secretary Manuel Araneta Roxas II. This concern was raised by Peter Lavina, spokesperson of presidential aspirant Rodrigo Duterte, during a meeting with reporters in Manila’s historic district of Tondo, where Duterte, […]

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Happy Chinese New Year

Happy Chinese New Year

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Heart related illness on the rise in Manila

Heart related illness on the rise in Manila

MANILA health officials expressed alarm over the rising cases of heart-related illness among individuals in their 30’s Dr. Leonora Pascual, Ospital ng Sampaloc officer-in-charge, said there is a noticeable increases in cases of heart problems even among those who are young. “On the average, about three to five heart patients come to us every week, some of them on emergency […]

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Not all lucky charms do good things.

Not all lucky charms do good things.

THE Ecowaste Coalition, an environmental group, warned that some monkey figurines sold in Quiapo, Manila as “lucky charms” were found to have high levels of lead, a highly toxic chemical , making it unsafe especially for children. The group came up with the conclusion after subjecting to chemicals screening, using a portable X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF) device, five monkey figurines it […]

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Reward for the capture of a serial cat killer

Reward for the capture of a serial cat killer

  THE People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) Asia on Tuesday offered a reward of up to P50,000 (around US$1,086) for any information leading to the arrest of a suspected “serial cat killer” in Dasmariñas Village, one of the famous enclaves of the Philippines’ rich and famous in Makati City. The group said at least 12 community cats […]

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