House proper venue for ABS-CBN case – Solon

Credit to Author: Divina Nova Joy Dela Cruz| Date: Fri, 17 Jan 2020 17:19:29 +0000

A congressman said on Friday that the Office of the Solicitor General (OSG) should file the case against ABS-CBN before the House of Representatives, not the Supreme Court. Cagayan de Oro Second District Rep. Rufus Rodriguez said the quo warranto petitions the OSG plans to bring before the high court could be deemed as “a […]

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Agri losses from Taal blasts reach P3.06B

Credit to Author: Eireene Jairee Gomez| Date: Fri, 17 Jan 2020 17:17:21 +0000

Taal Volcano’s outburst has wreaked havoc on the tilapia and bangus (milkfish) farms in lakeshore towns in Batangas, the Department of Agriculture (DA) reported. The owners of 6,000 fish cages in Talisay, Laurel, Agoncillo and San Nicolas absorbed P1.6 billion in losses, DA’s Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Operations Center said in a statement released […]

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Ginebra guns down Meralco for 12th PBA title

Credit to Author: Josef T. Ramos, TMT| Date: Fri, 17 Jan 2020 17:14:56 +0000

Barangay Ginebra San Miguel scored a 105-93 win over Meralco via a blazing fourth-quarter run to capture the Season 44 Philippine Basketball Association Governors’ Cup crown in Game 5 of their best-of-seven championship series at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City late Friday. Ginebra shook off a sluggish first two quarters to forge […]

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Albayalde welcomes DoJ decision to charge him

Credit to Author: Darwin Pesco| Date: Fri, 17 Jan 2020 17:12:33 +0000

Former Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Oscar Albayalde welcomed the filing of charges against him in connection with the alleged recycling of confiscated drugs. In a message to reporters, Albayalde said the recommendation of the Department of Justice (DoJ) to indict him would finally give him his day in court. “My conscience remains clear, and […]

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Briones wants Taal evacuees out of schools

Credit to Author: Catherine S. Valente, TMT| Date: Fri, 17 Jan 2020 17:10:16 +0000

The head of the Department of Education on Friday asked the local government units in areas affected by Taal Volcano’s activity to start looking for places to transfer evacuees temporarily staying at schools. In an interview at the sidelines of the Duterte Legacy Campaign in Pasay City, Education Secretary Leonor Briones said classes had been […]

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Govt boasts Duterte’s legacy achievements

Credit to Author: Catherine S. Valente, TMT| Date: Fri, 17 Jan 2020 17:08:23 +0000

The government on Friday boasted the “impressive” achievements of President Rodrigo Duterte during his “fruitful” years in office. Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar and other Cabinet officials presented the government’s gains and accomplishments on peace and order and social services during the launch of the “Duterte Legacy” campaign on Friday. In his keynote speech, Andanar […]

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Duterte approves total deployment ban to Kuwait

Credit to Author: Catherine S. Valente, TMT| Date: Fri, 17 Jan 2020 17:05:40 +0000

President Rodrigo Duterte has approved the Department of Labor and Employment’s recommendation for a total deployment ban to Kuwait, Malacañang announced on Friday. In a statement, Palace spokesman Salvador Panelo bared that the Kuwaiti government tried to hide the cause of death of Filipino worker Jeanelyn Villavende, who was killed last month by her employers. […]

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ICC case mere propaganda, says Sabio

Credit to Author: Divina Nova Joy Dela Cruz| Date: Fri, 17 Jan 2020 17:03:43 +0000

The International Criminal Court (ICC) case against President Rodrigo Duterte should not continue since it was simply propaganda, the lawyer who first filed and has recently withdrawn the complaint said. Jude Josue Sabio sent the withdrawal of communication of his 2017 complaint of “crimes against humanity” before the ICC against the President. Sabio said he […]

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Govt to conduct mass polio vaccination

Credit to Author: Catherine S. Valente, TMT| Date: Fri, 17 Jan 2020 17:00:27 +0000

The government will conduct mass polio immunization in Metro Manila from January 27 to February 7, the Department of Health (DoH) announced on Friday after it confirmed four more cases of polio since its outbreak was announced in September last year. In an interview at the sidelines of the “Duterte Legacy” campaign in Pasay City, […]

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1754: A friar’s tale of volcano’s wrath

Credit to Author: The Manila Times| Date: Thu, 16 Jan 2020 16:19:27 +0000

BY JORGE MOJARRO The sudden eruption of Taal Volcano last Sunday made me think of the several deadly eruptions it has had in history. Newspapers report that the last time Taal erupted was in 1977, when a little cone appeared in the main crater. However, a very destructive explosion occurred in 1911, when more than […]

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