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Philippines Threaten ‘Bloody Confrontation’ with Beijing Over South China Sea

By Sputnik News The bombastic Filipino President Rodrigo Duterte moved to escalate tensions in the South China Sea knowing that the United States is under a treaty obligation to defend the Philippines. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, known as the Donald Trump of the Pacific, unleashed a fiery batch of rhetoric this week that threatens to light a match under the South China Sea powder keg […]

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Ombudsman investigates former DAR Secretary and three lawmakers over P220M ghost project scam

THE Office of the Ombudsman has began an investigation to determine whether former Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) Secretary Virgilio delos Reyes and several others, including Senator Gregorio Honasan II, two former lawmakers and a number of DAR and budget officials, could be indicted for graft before the Sandiganbayan for their alleged involvement in a P220 million ghost project scam. […]

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Duterte administration hahabulin ang malalaking Panginoong Maylupa

SA HARAP ng malawak na suliranin kaugnay ng kawalan ng lupang sinasaka ng maraming magsasaka ay tiniyak ng Kagawaran ng Repormang Agraryo (Department of Agrarian Reform) na ipapatupad ng  kagawaran nang walang pagaaalinlangan ang Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program o CARP. Ito ang binitiwang pangako noong Biyernes ni Kalihim Rafael Mariano ng DAR sa harap ng mga mamamahayag. Ayon sa kanya […]

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Mayor Herbert Bautista and councilor brother charged before the Office of the Ombudsman

THE Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption on Friday filed multiple administrative and criminal charges against Quezon City Mayor Herbert Bautista and his city councilor brother before the Office of the Ombudsman after the latter recently failed a surprise drug test ordered by city Vice Mayor Joy Belonte-Alimurong. Specifically, the Bautista brothers were charged with violating Executive Order 292 for dishonesty, […]

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FARC's Ivan Marquez (L) and Colombia's Humberto de la Calle (R) shake hands over their historic peace deal Wednesday while Cuba's Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez looks on. © Alexandre Meneghini / Reuters

Colombia & FARC shake on historic peace deal after 52 years of CIA-funded war

By The CIA may need to find another enemy in Colombia now that the South American country’s government has reached a historic peace deal with the ‘People’s Army’ known as FARC. Negotiators from both sides shook hands on Wednesday in Cuba, ending a 52-year conflict funded by the US government. The announcement was met with celebration in Colombia. Former […]

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McDonald’s Recalls Lead-Laden Giveaway Items

McDonald’s Recalls Lead-Laden Giveaway Items

FAST food giant McDonald’s Philippines on Wednesday recalled its promotional giveaway products that were found to contain the hazardous substance lead. Specifically, McDonald’s is recalling its promotional back packs, sling bags and bag tags after a pro-environment and public health watchdog EcoWaste Coalition found out about the existence of lead in the said promotional products.  At the same time, McDonald’s, […]

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New LA Consul General says US-RP relations is strong

New LA Consul General says US-RP relations is strong

THE public reception area of the Philippine Consulate in Los Angeles was filled to the brim on Wednesday night (August 17) as Filipino-American business and community leaders and members of the media welcomed incoming Consul General Adelio Angelito S. Cruz. Cruz, who is embarking on a four-year term, will be serving areas in the US with the biggest concentrations of […]

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Bahagi ng Hacienda Luisita ipamamahagi na sa mga magsasaka

MATAPOS ang mahabang panahon ng pighati at paghihintay ay mukhang makakamit na rin ng mga magsasaka ng Hacienda Luisita ang kanilang pangarap na maging may-ari ng lupa na matagal na nilang sinasaka. Ang sinag ng liwanag ay kanilang nabanaag matapos ipahayag kahapon ni Rafael Mariano, kalihim ng Kagawaran ng Repormang Agraryo o Department of Agrarian Reform, na ipaiilalim na sa […]

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PH President Duterte declares ceasefire anew with communist rebels

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday night in Davao City declares ceasefire anew with communist rebels in response to the unilateral seven-day ceasefire that the Communist Party of the Philippines declared four days ago while it is having a peace talk with the government in Oslo, Norway. “I am joining the Communist Party of the Philippines in its desire to seek […]

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New Arms Race: China, US Prepare for Missile Warfare

By Sputnik News In signs of a new Cold War, China is building an arsenal of both offensive and defensive missiles to prepare for a hypothetical conflict with the United States. In recent months, tensions between the two nations have reached new heights. In the South China Sea, Beijing and Washington are at loggerheads over the former’s construction of artificial islands, with the US concerned […]

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Sinasabing adik na pumatay umano sa isang nars sumuko sa pulis QC

SUMUKO sa mga awtoridad nitong Miyerkoles ang suspek sa karumal-dumal na pagpatay kamakailan sa isang nars ng St. Lukes Medical Center sa Lungsod Quezon  matapos umanong hindi patahimikin ng kanyang konsensya. Ayon sa pulisya, sumuko ang 22-taon na si Jeffrey Guarin at nagpaliwanag na hindi niya sinasadya ang pagpatay sa kanyang kapit-bahay na si September Ann Paz, 24, at residente […]

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Ipaaaresto ni Rep. Harry Roque si Sen. Leila De Lima kung hindi sisipot sa imbestigasyon ng House of Representatives

IPAAARESTO ni Kabayan Party-list Rep. Harry Roque si Senadora Leila de Lima kung hindi siya sisipot sa isasagawang pagdinig ng kongreso hinggil sa isyu ng bawal na gamot sa New Bilibid Prisons (NBP). Ito ang banta ni Rep. Roque laban kay Sen. De Lima sa isang pulong balitaan nitong Miyerkoles sa Lungsod Quezon. Ipinaliwanag ni Rep. Roque na puwedeng niyang […]

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Justice served to a determined father out to avenge the wrong on his daughter, even in foreign soil

FOR a father like Gab Quebec, winning a case against an American pedophile in the United States and putting him behind bars is not just a relief but “victory of justice.” Quebec, 38, said it took at least four years of court battle before the 58-year old Michael Lindsay was convicted by an American jury before a U.S. Court for […]

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Sandiganbayan suspends Sen. JV Ejercito from office for 90 days

THE Sandiganbayan on Tuesday meted a 90-day suspension on Senator Joseph Victor “JV” Ejercito and three other persons in connection with the 2008 lawmaker’s alleged questionable purchase of firearms when he was still municipal mayor of San Juan, Metro Manila. In a six-page order, the anti-graft court  suspended Ejercito “from his position as Senator of the Republic of the Philippines […]

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“PH government has a lot to prove for the peace talks to succeed” says Bagong Alyansang Makabayan – U.S.A.

THE on going peace talks between the Philippine government and the communist led National Democratic Front has the potential to succeed but the former has still a lot to prove to make that a reality. This was the assessment of BAYAN-USA Chair Bernadette Ellorin in an interview by Radio Sputnik’s Loud & Clear where she also talked about  the complicated […]

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NIA exec charged for perjury

THE Office of the Ombudsman has indicted a National Irrigation Administration (NIA) executive from Northern Mindanao for perjury after it was discovered that he willfully asserted a false statement in his 2009 Statement of Assets, Liabilities and Net Worth (SALN). Aside from perjury, the NIA  Region X manager Julius Maquiling was charged with violation of Section 8(a) of Republic Act […]

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Pagdilao at Tinio kakasuhan ng kapabayaan ng NAPOLCOM

SASAMPAHAN ng kasong kapabayaan sa tungkulin ng Pambansang Komisyon ng Pulisya (NAPOLCOM) sina Director Joel Pagdilao at Chief Supt. Edgardo Tinio, ang dalawa sa limang sinasabing narco-generals, matapos makakalap ng mga ebidensya laban sa kanila. Ayon kay Johnson Reyes, hepe ng NAPOLCOM-Inspection, Monitoring and Investigation Service, inaantay na lamang ang permiso ni Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte bago sampahan ng kasong administratibo […]

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Graft whistle blower Jun Lozada found guilty of graft

THE Sandiganbayan, the Philippine anti-graft court, on Tuesday sentenced whistle blower Rodolfo “Jun” Lozada and his brother to a six to 10 year imprisonment after they were found guilty of graft. Specifically, engineer Lozada and brother Jose Orlando were given prison terms by the anti-graft court’s Fourth Division for violating Section 3(e) of Republic Act 3019 (the Anti-Graft and Corrupt […]

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MMDA has new chief

THE Metropolitan Manila Development Authority has Thomas Orbos as its new chair after Emerson Carlos stepped down on Friday, beating President Rodrigo Duterte’s Monday deadline for all appointees of former President Benigno  Simeon Aquino III to quit their posts. In 2014, Orbos, worked for six month at the MMDA as Assistant General Manager for planning which gave him an insight […]

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South China Sea Time Bomb: Beijing Sets “Red Line” on Japan-US Joint Operations

By Sputnik News The Chinese Ambassador to Japan warned that Beijing would not concede on the demand or relinquish their sovereignty over the South China Sea even if it meant the two countries went to war. On Saturday, diplomatic sources confirmed that China had issued a severe warning to Tokyo in late June demanding that Japan refrain from dispatching Self-Defense Forces to join US […]

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Sultan Kudarat top producer ng bigas kahit matindi ang tagtuyot na dala ng El Niño

SA KABILA ng matinding tagtuyot na epekto ng El Niño phenomenon sa buong bansa, lalo na sa Mindanao,  ay naging “top producer” pa rin ng bigas ang lalawigan ng Sultan Kudarat. Ito ang ibinunyag ni Estella S. Hallegado, Officer-in-Charge ng Office of Provincial Agriculturist, matapos ang isang pagtitipon sa Isulan, ang kapitolyo ng Sultan Kudarat. Sinabi pa nya na sa […]

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LGUs Exhorted to Go After Stores Selling Cyanide-Containing Silver Jewelry Cleaners

THE EcoWaste Coalition, a pro-environment and public health watchdog, warned the public from using cyanide compound laden silver jewelry cleaners as it urged local government executives and police authorities to crackdowns on vendors of the deadly chemical. The group’s plea for action came on the heels of a recent public health warning from the Philippine Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) […]

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte Threatens to Quit UN

By Sputnik News Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte threatened Sunday that his country could leave the United Nations after the organization urged him to end what it deems extrajudicial killings, local media reported. MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Rodrigo Duterte said that it was his job as a President to protect law-abiding citizens, not criminals. “Take us out of your organization. You have done nothing anyway,” Duterte was […]

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The Reason College Isn’t Free in America: US Army ‘Misreported’ $6.5 Trillion

By Sputnik News The Department of Defense finds itself in a controversy that continues to unfold in the wake of an Inspector General Report in June that found that the US Army’s financial summaries misstated balances by $6.5 trillion. A June report by the Defense Department’s Inspector General uncovered that the Army made $2.8 trillion in wrongful adjustments to accounting entries in one quarter […]

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Senadora De Lima magbibitiw kapag napatunayang sangkot sya sa illegal drugs

MAGBIBITIW sa kanyang pagiging senadora si Leila De Lima kung mapapatunayan ang bintang laban sa kanya ni Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte na siya ay protektor o sangkot sa kahit anong paraan sa ipinagbabawal na gamot. Ito ang pangako ni Sen. De Lima sa mga bumabatikos sa kanya kaugnay ng diumano ay pagkakasangkot niya sa illegal drugs. “I will resign,” ang maikling […]

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