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Duterte Cabinet open to PACC lifestyle check

Members of the Duterte Cabinet are open to be placed under a lifestyle check by the Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission, according to Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles. Nograles said he and the rest of the Cabinet officials are “not shielded” from any lifestyle check amid President Duterte’s firm anti-corruption campaign. “All of us in the cabinet are […]

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Mirror Ninoy’s life, Duterte urges youth, gov’t workers

President Duterte yesterday urged government workers and the youth to be inspired by the life of the late Sen. Benigno Aquino Jr. as a public servant who served with honor, integrity, and purpose. Duterte cited important role of Aquino in restoring democracy in the country. “Today, we remember Benigno S. Aquino Jr. and his important […]

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LPA develops into TD ‘Ineng’

A low-pressure area monitored within the Philippine Area of Responsibility intensified into a tropical depression and was given the local name “Ineng” last Tuesday. The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration said Ineng was last spotted based on all available data at 1,155 kilometers east of Infanta, Quezon (14.8 degrees north, 132.4 degrees east) […]

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China asks PH: Ban all online gambling

China has called on the Philippines to ban all online gambling involving Chinese nationals following the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp.’s decision to suspend the issuance of licenses to Philippine Offshore Gaming Operations applicants. Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesman Geng Shuang, in a press briefing in Beijing, China, expressed hope that the Philippine government will further […]

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3 military informants ambushed in North Cotabato

Suspected members of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters killed three alleged military informants in an ambush in Midsayap, North Cotabato the other day. A police report reaching Camp Crame in Quezon City identified the victims as Ogie Bantas, 42; Motalib Talungon, 27; and Ismael Sumunsang, 37. The victims were reportedly on their way home from […]

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Quezon town vice mayor shot dead

LUCENA CITY, Quezon – The vice mayor of San Andres, this province, was gunned inside his house in Calmar Homes Subdivision, Barangay Kanlurang Mayao here last Tuesday. Police Lt. Col. Reydante Ariza, city police chief, identified the victim as Sergio “Popoy” Emprese, 60. Investigation showed that Emprese was resting on a sofa in the living […]

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