Duterte: Marawi is free — report

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte declared on Tuesday that Marawi was free, according to a radio report quoting the Chief Executive who visited troops in the war-torn city for the seventh time. Duterte was quoted as having made the declaration after the top two Islamist terrorist leaders Isnilon Hapilon and Omar Maute were killed in military operations […]

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Robredo brands as ‘irresponsible’ accusations of LP destabilization efforts

VICE President Maria Leonor “Leni” Robredo decried allegations by President Rodrigo Duterte that the Liberal Party, which she heads, was part of destabilization efforts against his administration and branded these accusations as “irresponsible.” “Talks on destabilization [efforts]have always been there, the Liberal Party is being made a whipping boy. It is a very unfair accusation. […]

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Return to road of peace, Palace tells remaining terrorists in Marawi

FOLLOWING the deaths of the top leaders behind the siege in Marawi City, Malacanang appealed to the remaining terrorists to cease fighting and return to the “road of peace.” “With terrorist leaders gone, we call on all fighters to cease further resistance and violence and return to the road of peace,” Palace spokesman Ernesto Abella […]

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SEC to require 20% public float on new listings starting Oct

THE Securities and Exchange Commission is planning to impose the 20 percent minimum public ownership on companies that will conduct initial public offerings (IPOs) starting later this month. “Our thinking is we will go forward with the IPOs first to require the [20 percent] minimum float. We’re still looking at how to address the existing ones,” […]

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Elton John to end Vegas residency

NEW YORK: Elton John, one of the major musical draws to Las Vegas, will end his residency at Caesar’s Palace next year, the casino announced Monday. The British pop legend will on May 19 close “The Million Dollar Piano,” his show since 2011 at the casino’s Colosseum theater in which he performs his hits to […]

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Business as usual in Tarlac on second day of transport strike

TARLAC: The second day of the transport strike did not gain much attention from jeepney operators and drivers here as they called it business as usual. Most members of jeepney operators and drivers associations continued to transport commuters along the city’s main district to and from all points outside the province. On Monday, several associations […]

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Passenger jeepneys back on Bataan roads

BALANGA City: Passenger jeepneys in Bataan were back on the roads on Tuesday after staging a strike on Monday in opposition to the public utility vehicle (PUV) modernization program of government. Drivers of jeepneys in the first district of Bataan resumed their regular trips but the few passengers were noticeable as they left the terminals. […]

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Sexual abuse stories from around the world pour out on social media

WASHINGTON, D.C.: Celebrities and everyday people flooded social media with personal accounts of sexual assault and harassment Monday, responding to calls to break the culture of silence around such abuse. The massive global response was triggered by allegations recently made public against Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein, who is accused of rape and abuse dating back […]

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Head of striking transport group faces raps, says LTFRB

THE head of the transport group, which led the two-day strike against the government’s plan to modernize public utility vehicles (PUVs) is facing charges for violating the Public Service Law, an official of the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFB) said on Tuesday. “Another case for George San Mateo… violation of public service law,” […]

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MMDA lifts number coding except in Makati, Las Pinas

AS the nationwide jeepney strike continued on Tuesday, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) lifted the number coding scheme to reduce the number of commuters as Malacanang maintained its decision to suspend government work and classes at all levels in both in public and private schools. But the MMDA also cited the “inclement weather” in […]

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