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P2.2-M smuggled cigarettes destroyed

Boxes of smuggled cigarettes worth P2.2 million found in a passenger vessel in Jolo, Sulu have been destroyed at the Port of Zamboanga, the Bureau of Customs said yesterday. A total of 45 boxes of smuggled cigarettes of different brands were destroyed by the Port of Zamboanga last Wednesday following the discovery of the shipment […]

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A “benevolent dictator” is what the Philippines needs to finally end corruption in the government, Senate President Vicente Sotto III said yesterday. The Senate chief aired this belief after Deputy Ombudsman Cyril Ramos said the other day that the country loses about P700 billion from the annual national budget due to corruption. Ramos in an […]

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Name banks hiking ATM fees, solon asks BSP

Makati City Rep. Luis Campos Jr. said yesterday the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas must name banks that will increase Automated Teller Machine charges. He also asked the BSP to name banks that will not increase ATM charges since not all of them will make the adjustment. Campos, who was first to publicly reveal the impending […]

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Malacañang has reminded Cabinet members to strictly comply with a recent presidential directive prohibiting travel junkets and limiting the use of business class airfares. Presidential spokesman Salvador Panelo made the appeal after the Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission is reportedly looking into cases of alleged excessive foreign travels of some government officials. “That is a policy. Members […]

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2 village councilors shot dead

BACOLOD CITY – An incumbent village councilor and a former barangay councilor were gunned down in two separate incidents in Negros Occidental last Thursday. The first incident was reported in Don Salvador Benedicto. Killed was Fernando Toreno, a former councilman of Barangay Kumaliskis. The second incident involved Raul Fat, 48, an incumbent councilman of Barangay […]

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Tondo village chief shot dead

  A village chairman was gunned down Friday morning by two motorcycle-riding armed men in Tondo, Manila. Police Senior Master Sergeant Bernardo Cayabyab of Manila Police District homicide section identified the victim as Alfredo Lansigan, 48, chairman of Barangay 161, Zone  14, Gagalangin, Tondo. He was rushed to Chinese General Hospital but was declared dead […]

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