3 retired Filipino teachers go missing

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Sun, 18 Aug 2019 12:05:36 +0000

Relatives of three retired Filipino teachers yesterday called on President Duterte to help them find the three retired Filipino teachers who reportedly went missing since last week after their connecting flight to China from United States was delayed and diverted due to typhoon “Hanna” (international name “Lekima”). Djoanna Varela said her aunts Linda Varela Guce, […]

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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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HK recruiters asked to list deployed OFWs

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Sun, 18 Aug 2019 09:10:27 +0000

Member-agencies of the Society of Hong Kong Recruiters of the Philippines were advised to conduct an inventory of their deployed workers. Alfredo Palmiery, president of SHARP, issued the letter-advisory to the members amid the growing unrest in Hong Kong by pro-democracy groups. Among the information that member-agencies were asked to gather are the current addresses, […]

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DoLE bans 21 foreign recruitment agencies, direct employers

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Sun, 18 Aug 2019 09:05:11 +0000

The Department of Labor and Employment yesterday reported the blacklisting of 21 foreign recruitment agencies and direct employers as well as the suspension or cancellation of licenses of 19 erring local recruitment firms. According to the Labor department, the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration said those meted with suspension, fine, or cancellation of licenses were found […]

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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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NPA ‘tax’ in 50 offshore accounts of rebel couple

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Sun, 18 Aug 2019 09:00:40 +0000

The daughter of a New People’s Army leader has accused communist leaders Benito Tiamzon and his wife Wilma of keeping in 50 offshore bank accounts millions of dollars of collected “revolutionary taxes.” Drei Toledo, a daughter of a rebel leader whom she referred to as an “untouchable NPA Supremo,” said the public “should not fall […]

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Police trainee nabbed for using marijuana

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Sun, 18 Aug 2019 08:55:33 +0000

BACOLOD CITY – A police trainee was arrested after he was caught by his superior allegedly using marijuana inside his boarding house in Barangay 37 here last Saturday. Arrested was Patrolman Bryn Jephthah Gimotea, 32, of Himamaylan City, Negros Occidental. Police Col. Henry Biñas, director of the Bacolod City Police Office, said Gimotea is currently […]

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Drilon renews call for COA special audit on Philhealth

Credit to Author: jespinosa| Date: Sun, 18 Aug 2019 06:41:58 +0000

Drilon to DBM: Don't hold ‘hostage’ state workers’ salary increase

MANILA, Philippines — Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon on Sunday renewed his call for the Commission on Audit (COA) to conduct a special audit on the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (Philhealth) as he underscored the importance of removing corruption from the office.  Drilon said that Philhealth’s net operating loss reached P26 billion over the last […]

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