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BI detains Chinese student who splashed ‘taho’ at cop

The Bureau of Immigration on Tuesday detained the Chinese student who threw a cup of “taho” or soybean curd drink to a police officer last Feb. 9 at the Metro Rail Transit Boni Station in Mandaluyong City. BI spokesperson Dana Krizia Sandoval said BI intelligence operatives were armed with a mission order signed by Immigration Commissioner […]

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Makati cop gunned down in broad daylight

A policeman assigned to Makati City was gunned down by two motorcycle-riding gunmen while on his way to work yesterday in Malate, Manila. The Manila Police District identified the victim as SPO1 Reynaldo Jimenez, 55, of Pasay City and assigned to the Warrant Section of the Makati police. Investigation showed that Jimenez was driving his black Honda […]

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Party that nominated Thai princess for PM faces ban

BANGKOK (Reuters) – The Thai political party that nominated a princess as its candidate for prime minister could be banned from a general election in March after an activist said Sunday he would file a petition seeking its dissolution. Thailand’s Election Commission is to meet Monday to consider the candidacy of Princess Ubolratana Rajakanya Sirivadhana […]

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SEOUL (AFP) – Seoul said yesterday Sunday it agreed to hike its payment for maintaining American troops on its soil, settling a dispute with its longtime ally ahead of a second summit between the US and North Korea. The two countries have been in a security alliance since the 1950-53 Korean War, which ended with […]

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Iloilo’s iconic ‘carinderia’ faces eviction

ILOILO CITY – An iconic “carinderia” (informal restaurant) serving native Filipino food since the 1960s is fighting to retain its spot at the heritage district here. The Bureau of Customs Iloilo has given Nora’s Eatery until the end of February to vacate the area outside Aduana de Iloilo (Iloilo Customs House). There are plans to […]

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NPA rebels burn heavy equipment for road project

The Philippine National Police criticized the New People’s Army Saturday after three backhoes and a bulldozer used in a road-widening project for the construction of a dam in Infanta, Quezon were burned by suspected communist rebels over the weekend. Chief Supt. Edward Carranza, director of the Philippine National Police Region 4-A or the Cavite, Laguna, […]

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