De Lima denies being ‘behind’ Sabio’s ICC complaint

  MANILA, Philippines — Senator Leila de Lima on Saturday denied that she directed lawyer Jude Sabio to file charges of crimes against humanity against President Rodrigo Duterte before the International Criminal Court (ICC).   In a statement, the detained opposition senator said that while she was not “behind” it, she was aware.   And feeling that Sabio’s complaint “needs enhancement,” De Lima revealed that she filed her own complaint before the ICC in October 2017.   “That is why I submitted my own Communication to the ICC in October 2017 — four months before ICC prosecutor Fatou Bensouda announced the start of a preliminary examinatio…

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Grizzlies push streak to 7 wins after beating Cavs

MEMPHIS, Tennessee— The Memphis Grizzlies kept the NBA’s longest winning streak alive with a fourth-quarter burst and defensive stops in the final seconds. Dillon Brooks scored 26 points, Ja Morant added 16 points and eight assists and the Grizzlies survived a late rally by Cleveland to defeat the Cavaliers 113-109 on Friday night for their seventh straight win. The Grizzlies failed to score in the final two minutes, allowing Cleveland to chop away at a 12-point lead. But after a trio of free throws by Kevin Love cut Memphis’ advantage to 113-109 with 52.3 seconds left, the Cavaliers could get no closer as Love missed a pair of 3-point attempts in the final 11 seconds. “We…

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Duterte warns water firms vs filing TROs

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Sat, 18 Jan 2020 09:32:11 +0000

President Duterte on Friday warned owners of water concessionaires Maynilad and Manila Water against filing Temporary Restraining Orders against the government or he will be forced to arrest them. Duterte issued the warning amid the government’s attempt to strike a new deal with the two water concessionaires after finding out that their original contract was […]

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Jiro Manio arrested in alleged stabbing incident

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Sat, 18 Jan 2020 09:29:54 +0000

BY RAMPADOR ALINDOG —- AUTHORITIES nabbed former child actor Jiro Manio Friday night after allegedly stabbing a man in Marikina City. According to reports, the 27-year-old father of two, was brought to the Marikina City Po­lice Station at around 7 p.m. for frustrated homicide. Initial police investigation said Manio stabbed a certain Zeus Doctolero three […]

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Duterte to check LRT contract next

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Sat, 18 Jan 2020 09:24:21 +0000

President Duterte on Friday said that he will look into the contract of the Light Rail Transit with the government next as he expressed anew his frustration over the onerous contract between the government and two water distribution companies in Metro Manila. In a speech in Davao City, Duterte said he will check the LRT […]

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Leni, Mocha word war up

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Sat, 18 Jan 2020 09:04:11 +0000

The word war between Vice President Leni Robredo and Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) deputy administrator Mocha Uson has escalated over the donations of Angat Buhay partners for the victims of the Taal Volcano eruption. Robredo, who called Uson a “purveyor of fake news,” said the OWWA official should verify herself the relief goods she […]

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P1-B fake cigarettes seized in Nueva Ecija raid

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Sat, 18 Jan 2020 09:03:39 +0000

A warehouse in Nueva Ecija allegedly being used to manufacture counterfeit cigarettes and manned by around 20 Chinese and 100 Filipino workers was raided by the Bureau of Customs yesterday. Agents from the Customs-Enforcement and Security Service discovered the warehouse filled with several boxes of fake cigarettes, machines used in manufacturing the counterfeit products, and […]

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Gordon wants more serious raps vs Albayalde

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Sat, 18 Jan 2020 09:01:59 +0000

Sen. Richard Gordon yesterday urged the Department of Justice  to file more serious charges against retired Philippine National Police chief Police Gen. Oscar Albayalde over the controversial anti-drug operation in 2013 in Pampanga. Gordon, who led the Senate investigation last year on the  irregular drug bust, had earlier said that the graft charges filed by […]

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Meralco’s Almazan to undergo knee surgery

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Sat, 18 Jan 2020 07:46:47 +0000

BY WAYLON GALVEZ   Meralco center Raymond Almazan will undergo surgery on his left knee anytime this month to repair a tear on his lateral meniscal. “Yes magpapa-surgery na ako,” said the 6-foot-9Almazan as he walked with a slight limp together with wife Liza prior to Game 5 of the PBA Governors’ Cup finals Friday […]

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Japeth finally rises, wins 1st Finals MVP

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Sat, 18 Jan 2020 07:43:48 +0000

By JONAS TERRADO   Japeth Aguilar finally got his long-overdue recognition as one of the best big men Friday night when the Barangay Ginebra San Miguel cager received the PBA Press Corps-Honda Finals Most Valuable Player Friday night. Often a source of ridicule for his inconsistent play, Aguilar turned into a special breed during the […]

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