New Ako Bicol representative takes oath of office

Credit to Author: eestopace| Date: Wed, 16 Jan 2019 10:42:40 +0000

The House of Representatives has sworn in the new representative of Ako Bicol party-list, weeks after the assassination of Rep. Rodel Batocabe.

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DFA working on release of 7 detained seafarers in Libya

Credit to Author: ggaviola| Date: Wed, 16 Jan 2019 10:34:28 +0000

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Wednesday said it is exerting all efforts to secure the release of seven Filipino seafarers in Libya detained for alleged fuel smuggling. READ: DFA sends aid to 20 PH crewmen jailed in Libya Foreign Affairs Secretary Teddy Locsin Jr., according to the DFA, appealed to Libyan […]

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Beijing rebukes Trudeau for remarks on drug dealer

Credit to Author: lalos| Date: Wed, 16 Jan 2019 10:20:07 +0000

Beijing rebukes Trudeau for remarks on drug dealer

Beijing said on Tuesday that Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s accusation that China “arbitrarily” sentenced a Canadian drug smuggler to death is irresponsible and lacks the spirit of the rule of law.

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Nanny gets 15 years in prison for stuffing baby wipe down infant’s throat

Credit to Author: kmatriano| Date: Wed, 16 Jan 2019 10:16:10 +0000

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A woman who works as a nanny was sentenced to 15 years imprisonment for stuffing a baby wipe down the throat of a two-month-old male infant.

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New storm brings risk of blizzard to Northern California

Credit to Author: ggaviola| Date: Wed, 16 Jan 2019 10:14:55 +0000

Another Pacific storm was set to hit California on Wednesday, bringing a threat of mudslides to the site of the deadliest wildfire in state history and a rare blizzard warning in the Sierra Nevada.

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Zubiri: Senators accept amendments to Road Board abolition bill

Credit to Author: mfrialde| Date: Wed, 16 Jan 2019 09:48:40 +0000

MANILA, Philippines — The proposed amendments to the bill seeking to abolish the Road Board have been accepted by the Senate, Senate Majority Leader Juan Miguel Zubiri revealed Wednesday.

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Duterte: Sacked Bacolod top cop a drug lord protector

Credit to Author: ggaviola| Date: Wed, 16 Jan 2019 09:47:45 +0000

President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday said Bacolod City police chief Senior Superintendent Francisco Ebreo, whom he recently fired along with

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Andaya accuses DBM of illegally bidding out P198-B gov’t contracts

Credit to Author: jvicente| Date: Wed, 16 Jan 2019 09:46:48 +0000

Andaya accuses DBM of illegally bidding out P198-B gov't contracts

House Majority Leader Rolando Andaya Jr. has accused the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) of illegally bidding out last year around P198-billion worth of government contracts, including big-ticket infrastructure projects that form part of the “Build, Build, Build Program.” 

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