Baguio’s experiment with Session Road begins

Credit to Author: cmiranda| Date: Sun, 18 Aug 2019 11:08:00 +0000

Baguio’s experiment with Session Road begins

BAGUIO CITY—The city government on Sunday (Aug. 18) closed parts of the city’s most famous thoroughfare to vehicular traffic in a bid to “pedestriainize” it and reduce emissions.  Mayor Benjamin Magalong has recently signed an ordinance approving the partial closure of Session Road every Sunday for 6 months to help reduce air pollution and encourage […]

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Bulacan drug busts turn lethal, kill 3 suspects

Credit to Author: cmiranda| Date: Sun, 18 Aug 2019 10:25:46 +0000

P21.76M worth of shabu seized in Zamboanga City drug busts

CAMP GEN. ALEJO SANTOS, Bulacan—Three suspected drug pusher were killed in clashes with police in separate buy-bust operations in the province on Saturday (Aug. 17). Col. Chito Bersaluna, Bulacan police director, identified the slain suspects as Harold Sunpongco, Alfie Garcia, and Julius Ace Lavarro. Bersaluna said drug busts were carried out between 2 a.m. and […]

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Direct flights, carrying mostly Chinese nationals, start in Cagayan

Credit to Author: cmiranda| Date: Sun, 18 Aug 2019 10:17:47 +0000

Direct flights, carrying mostly Chinese nationals, start in Cagayan

LAL-LO, Cagayan–The Royal Air Philippines on Sunday (Aug. 18) started direct commercial flights, both domestic and international, at the Cagayan North Development Airport (CNDA) here. At least 161 people were the first passengers of the airline’s inaugural direct flights. For its maiden international flight, Royal Air carried 91 passengers from Macau International Airport to CNDA […]

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Acosta tags allegations as ‘malicious, baseless, fabricated’

Credit to Author: Alexander Magno| Date: Sun, 18 Aug 2019 09:49:52 +0000

FEBRUARY 21, 2018 PAO chief Dr. Persida Rueda Acosta testifies during the Senate probe into Dengvaxia controversy. INQUIRER PHOTO/LYN RILLON

MANILA, Philippines — Public Attorney’s Office (PAO) chief Persida Rueda-Acosta has denied allegations of corruption, saying that the claims were “unfounded, malicious, baseless, fabricated, and concocted to malign” her and her office. Acosta said this in the consolidated counter-affidavit she made with PAO forensics head Dr. Erwin Erfe following the complaint filed by Wilfredo Garrido […]

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Bid to arrest MILF ‘rejects’ leads to clash, escape of suspects

Credit to Author: cmiranda| Date: Sun, 18 Aug 2019 09:35:23 +0000

Bid to arrest MILF ‘rejects’ leads to clash, escape of suspects

ILIGAN CITY—A group of soldiers and policemen clashed with at least 12 armed men at the outskirts of Sapad town of Lanao del Norte when the lawmen tried to arrest the leader of an alleged crime group composed of Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) rejects. Lt. Col. Rolando Orenga, head of the 5th Mehanized Infantry Battalion, […]

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Tens of thousands flood Hong Kong park for latest rally

Credit to Author: Alexander Magno| Date: Sun, 18 Aug 2019 09:19:32 +0000

Hong Kong protesters

Heavy rain fell on tens of thousands of umbrella-toting protesters Sunday as they marched from a packed park in central Hong Kong, where mass pro-democracy demonstrations have become a regular weekend activity this summer.

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YouTube sensation Xander Bay nabbed for drugs

Credit to Author: cmiranda| Date: Sun, 18 Aug 2019 08:37:33 +0000

Rapper Arnly Dimabuyu, also known as Xander Bay, 21, was arrested in front of a bar in Angeles City for allegedly selling party drugs. (Photo from Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency- Region 3)

A rap artist and YouTube sensation was arrested in a buy-bust operation in front of a bar in Angeles City on Sunday (Aug  18). Police said Arnly Dimabuyu, also known as Xander Bay, 21, was arrested after he allegedly sold ecstasy and marijuana to an undercover agent. Investigators said Dimabuyu has been under surveillance for selling party […]

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Panelo to Cardema: We have nothing to do with your tiff with Guanzon

Credit to Author: jespinosa| Date: Sun, 18 Aug 2019 07:51:16 +0000

Palace hands off in Guanzon-Cardema row

“We have nothing to do with what you’re doing,” presidential spokesman Salvador Panelo said, referring to former National Youth Commission (NYC) chief Ronald Cardema and Commission on Elections (Comelec) Commissioner Rowena Guanzon. 

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Surprise, surprise: Bohol jail raid yields ‘shabu’

Credit to Author: cmiranda| Date: Sun, 18 Aug 2019 07:06:17 +0000

Operatives seized 28 sachets of suspected shabu, a cellphone placed in a bible, and other contraband during a greyhound operation at the Bohol District Jail (BDJ) early Sunday morning, Aug.18. (Leo Udtohan/Inquirer Visayas)

TAGBILARAN CITY, Bohol—A surprise raid on a jail at a village in this city on Sunday (Aug 18) yielded what may no longer be a surprise in detention facilities nationwide—drugs. The Oplan Greyhound inspection at the Bohol District Jail at the village of Cabawan led to the discovery of 28 sachets of suspected shabu with […]

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