Ex-Agriculture chief pleads not guilty to graft charge

Credit to Author: The Manila Times| Date: Fri, 24 May 2019 02:33:17 +0000

FORMER Agriculture secretary Proceso Alcala was arraigned on the graft charge which he and others were facing before the Sandiganbayan’s Fifth Division. The Office of the Ombudsman filed the case…READ

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P3.2-M of illegally caught fishes seized in Palawan

Credit to Author: RAFFY AYENG| Date: Thu, 23 May 2019 17:30:44 +0000

A SHIP carrying illegally caught fish and other endangered species worth P3.2 million were seized as it headed to Manila, the Philippine Coast Guard said on Thursday. The PCG said…READ

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Medialdea warns of ‘unscrupulous individuals’ using office to solicit funds

Credit to Author: The Manila Times| Date: Thu, 23 May 2019 12:56:06 +0000

EXECUTIVE Secretary Salvador Medialdea on Thursday warned the public against attempts by “unscrupulous individuals” to use his office to solicit funds. “In particular, please be warned that the Office of…READ

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Shanti Dope’s camp slams PDEA, warns of danger to artistic freedom

Credit to Author: The Manila Times| Date: Thu, 23 May 2019 12:50:37 +0000

THE camp of Shanti Dope enjoined Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) Chief Aaron Aquino to listen to the whole song and not take a few lines out of context. It…READ

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Indonesian troops flood Jakarta streets after post-election riots

Credit to Author: The Manila Times| Date: Thu, 23 May 2019 10:54:10 +0000

JAKARTA: Tens of thousands of Indonesian military and police were deployed on the streets of Jakarta Thursday, as a deadline approached for a presidential challenger to file an appeal over…READ

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PDEA seeks ban on Shanti Dope’s rap song on use of illegal drugs  

Credit to Author: The Manila Times| Date: Thu, 23 May 2019 09:00:44 +0000

THE Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) is seeking to ban on television and radio rapper Shanti Dope’s new song allegedly promoting the use of marijuana. Amid the government’s ongoing war…READ

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Bangko Sentral trims small banks’ reserve requirement ratio

Credit to Author: The Manila Times| Date: Thu, 23 May 2019 10:07:55 +0000

THE central bank has trimmed small banks’ reserve requirement ratio (RRR) on Thursday, with monetary authorities ordering a total of 300-basis-points (bps) reduction on the liquidity-mopping tool. “This morning, the Monetary…READ

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Former Customs official, bogus broker arrested for extortion

Credit to Author: The Manila Times| Date: Thu, 23 May 2019 10:01:55 +0000

A former top official of the Bureau of Customs (BoC) and an alleged bogus customs broker were arrested by joint operatives of the Customs Intelligence Group (CIG) and the National Bureau…READ

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‘Violent tornado’ touches down in Missouri capital

Credit to Author: The Manila Times| Date: Thu, 23 May 2019 09:35:35 +0000

JEFFERSON CITY: A “violent tornado” touched down in Jefferson City, Missouri, causing heavy damage, according to the National Weather Service, but there were no immediate reports of fatalities. The service…READ

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Remains of household worker killed in Kuwait to arrive on Thursday–DFA

Credit to Author: The Manila Times| Date: Thu, 23 May 2019 09:32:53 +0000

THE remains of a household worker who was killed in Kuwait will arrive later on Thursday, the Department of Foreign Affairs said. The DFA said it requested the Criminal Evidence…READ

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