PNP blames NPA for Iloilo bombing; rebels just making it appear they’re still strong

MANILA, Philippines --- The Philippine National Police (PNP) has blamed communist rebel group New People's Army (NPA) for the bombing in Tubungan town of Iloilo, which injured two police officers. In a statement on Tuesday, PNP chief Gen. Guillermo Eleazar however dismissed the recent attacks as a mere strategy to show that the rebels are still strong --- which he said would then be used as a leverage for their extortion activities amid the election season. In line with this, Eleazar said that he has directed unit commanders to remain alert and continue their operations against NPA rebels to ensure a peaceful electionsin 2022. "The NPA attack that resulted to the wounding of...

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Duterte picks OP's Michael Pastores Ong as new appeals court justice
President Rodrigo Duterte has appointed an official of the Office of the President as the new Court of Appeals associate justice.
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Mga artistang nagpasiklab sa 2 taon ng virus
Magdadalawang-taon na ang pandemya sa Pilipinas sa darating na Marso. The post Mga artistang nagpasiklab sa 2 taon ng virus first appeared on Abante Tonite.
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Cristine ‘sinaktan’ si Boy
Kahit pa nga wala talaga siyang malay sa kaganapan, ang larawan ni dramatic actress Cristine Reyes, na tila gusto nitong “buhukan” si King of Talk Boy Abunda, bumulaga muli sa iba’t-ibang social media sites. Isa itong kaganapan sa dating programa na ‘Tonight with Boy Abunda’. Kahit ang video clip ng naturang eksena ay kumalat ulit sa Twitter. The post Cristine ‘sinaktan’ si Boy first appeared on Abante Tonite.
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Adams bumaba sa Dyip
Umeksit si Roosevelt Adams mula Terrafirma ng Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) patungong Division II ng 6th Japan B.League (JBL) 2021-22. The post Adams bumaba sa Dyip first appeared on Abante Tonite.
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KC rumampa sa Hollywood
Sa kanyang vlog, natupad ang pangarap ni KC Concepcion na rumampa sa red carpet sa pag-attend niya ng premiere ng “Änd Just Like That,” isang HBO television series. The post KC rumampa sa Hollywood first appeared on Abante Tonite.
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Francine ‘di pakakawalan ni Seth
Oo, dalaga na nga siya, hindi na bata, at boy oh boy, namumukadkad talaga ang pagkadalaga ni Francine Diaz. The post Francine ‘di pakakawalan ni Seth first appeared on Abante Tonite.
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PSC dismayado kay EJ, Patafa
Dismayado ang pamunuan ng Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) sa pangunguna ni Chairman William ‘Butch’ Ramiriez sa bulilyasong mediation ng Philippine Athletics Track and Field Association (Patafa) at Tokyo OLympian pole vaulter Ernest John ‘EJ’ Obiena. The post PSC dismayado kay EJ, Patafa first appeared on Abante Tonite.
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Erika mana sa boobs ni Ina
Kung pinagpala ng ‘hinaharap’ si Ina Raymundo, sobrang blessed din ng kanyang anak na si Erika Rae. The post Erika mana sa boobs ni Ina first appeared on Abante Tonite.
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Thousands of fish die from thermal shock as cold sweeps Greece
RICHO LAGOON, Greece --- Hundreds of thousands of farmed fish have died from cold in a lagoon in northwestern Greece after a heavy snowstorm crippled the country this week. The dead fish, seabream and white seabream, began to emerge on the surface of the Richo Lagoon of Drepano Lake early on Tuesday after temperatures in the water dropped to as low as zero degrees Celsius. "The destruction is huge, it is estimated there are around 50 tons of dead fish," said Ioannis Ouzounoglou, who works at the state-owned fish farm, after collecting some in his rowing boat. "In all the last years that I have been recording and measuring temperatures in the area, I never expected that we wo...Keep on reading: Thousands of fish die from thermal shock as cold sweeps Greece
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Max makatulo-laway ang byuti
Oozing with sex appeal ang mabibistahan kay Max Collins sa kanyang Instagram account. The post Max makatulo-laway ang byuti first appeared on Abante Tonite.
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Obiena ‘di swak sa Germany meet
Nausog ang pagsisimula ng 2022 season para kay pole vaulter Ernest John ‘EJ’ Obiena makaraang umatras sa nakatakda ngayong Biyernes na Init Indoor Meeting sa Karlsruhe, Germany. The post Obiena ‘di swak sa Germany meet first appeared on Abante Tonite.
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Pharmally’s total tax deficiency stands at P6.3 billion, says expert
MANILA, Philippines --- The controversial Pharmally Pharmaceutical Corp. has a P6.3 billion standing tax deficiency to the government, a tax expert said Thursday. "Base po sa mga dokumento na na-forward ng ating Senate blue ribbon committee at sa mga dokumento na hindi nabigay ng Pharmally at ng kanilang mga officers, ito po ang ating lumalabas na estimated total deficiency na maaari naman po pagtibayin ng ongoing na BIR (Bureau of Internal Revenue) audit," Raymond Abrea, president and chief executive officer of the Asian Consulting Group, said during the Senate blue ribbon committee hearing. (Based on the documents sent by the Senate blue ribbon committee and the documents not...Keep on reading: Pharmally’s total tax deficiency stands at P6.3 billion, says expert
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PBA: Meralco finding early success in Tony Bishop move
MANILA, Philippines--He wasn't Meralco's first choice. Heck, he wasn't even the next name on the list when the Bolts' resident import, Allen Durham, couldn't make it here. But Tony Bishop Jr. sure has been a fortuitous find. "For me, I just arrived in a good situation with this group of guys," Bishop told the Inquirer while the league went on a break. Bishop currently leads Meralco in points, board, and on defense in the season-ending PBA Governors' Cup. He also has them unbeaten so far. "Our chemistry's really high. When I came in, I can tell that these guys are really together. And I just fit right in," the Panamanian said. Durham was unavailable for the Bolts becaus...Keep on reading: PBA: Meralco finding early success in Tony Bishop move
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Kapitan, 2 pa sumambulat sa dinamita
Sugatan ang tatlong mangingisda, kabilang ang isang kapitan ng barangay, matapos ma­sabugan ng dinamita na kanilang ginagamit sa ilegal na pangingisda, Miyerkoles ng umaga sa karagatang sakop ng bayan ng Zumarraga, Samar. The post Kapitan, 2 pa sumambulat sa dinamita first appeared on Abante.
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8 sanggol, 9 bata na-virus sa Tarlac
Walong sanggol at siyam na bata ang kabilang sa 232 bagong kaso ng COVID-19 sa Tarlac nitong Miyerkoles. The post 8 sanggol, 9 bata na-virus sa Tarlac first appeared on Abante.
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Mag-ama, pamangkin sumalpok sa trak
Dedbol ang tatlong katao, kabilang ang dalawang paslit, matapos suwagin ng isang truck ang kanilang sinasakyang kulong-kulong na tricycle sa kahabaan ng bayan ng Claveria, Cagayan noong Miyerkoles ng gabi. The post Mag-ama, pamangkin sumalpok sa trak first appeared on Abante.
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Samar town village chief hurt in dynamite blast
ORMOC CITY --- A village chief is fighting for his life after an accidental dynamite explosion in the sea off Barangay Tinaogan, Zumarraga town, Samar on Wednesday, Jan. 26. Elino Sobrino, 58, was on board a fishing vessel along with two companions and was supposed to throw dynamite to the sea when it exploded in his hands, said Police Staff Sergeant Gerardo Araza, the case investigator. Sobrino sustained injuries on his body while his hands were cut off. His two companions sustained minor injuries. Sobrino and his two companions were rushed to the Samar Provincial Hospital in Catbalogan City for medical treatment. However, the village chief was transferred to the Eastern ...Keep on reading: Samar town village chief hurt in dynamite blast
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DOH confirms presence of Omicron variant in Eastern Visayas
TACLOBAN CITY --- The Department of Health (DOH) on Thursday confirmed the presence of the Omicron coronavirus variant in Eastern Visayas. Dr. Rodolfo Antonio Albornoz, assistant regional director of the DOH, said there are at least 28 persons who were infected with the Omicron variant in the region. Their tests were part of the 90 samples that the DOH sent to the Philippine Genome Center. Albornoz believed the sudden spike of COVID-19 cases in the region was partly due to the presence of the Omicron variant. Of the 28 Omicron cases, eight were from Tacloban City, Leyte; seven from Catbalogan City, Samar; three from Ormoc City, Leyte; two each from the towns of Tunga, Ley...Keep on reading: DOH confirms presence of Omicron variant in Eastern Visayas
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Problemado sa pamilya, trabahador nagbigti
Wala nang buhay nang matagpuan ng isang helper ang kasamahan niya sa trabaho makaraang magbigti ito sa loob ng banyo ng pinapasukan nilang trucking company sa Navotas City nitong Miyerkoles. The post Problemado sa pamilya, trabahador nagbigti first appeared on Abante.
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Talisay City Hall temporarily closed for disinfection
BACOLOD CITY --- The new Talisay City Hall in Negros Occidental is temporarily closed to the public from January 27 to 28, 2022 Mayor Neil Lizares said there is a need to disinfect the building after a lawyer of the City Legal Office tested positive for COVID-19 while a lot of city government employees have colds. Normal business operations will resume on January 31. Talisay City had 176 active COVID-19 cases as of Wednesday, January 26. The city has had 2,771 COVID-19 cases and 96 deaths since the start of the pandemic....Keep on reading: Talisay City Hall temporarily closed for disinfection
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Vintage bomb nahukay sa ospital
Nahukay ng mga construction worker sa parking lot ng ginagawang Bagong Ospital ng Maynila ang isang vintage bomb sa Malate, Maynila. The post Vintage bomb nahukay sa ospital first appeared on Abante.
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P40M ‘tsaa-bu’ nasilat sa Makati
Arestado ang dalawa katao matapos madiskubre ng mga awtoridad nitong Miyerkoles ang pagtatago nila ng hinihinalang shabu sa mga pakete ng tsaa sa Makati City. The post P40M ‘tsaa-bu’ nasilat sa Makati first appeared on Abante.
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PSC chief Ramirez tells Obiena, Patafa to settle dispute by themselves
MANILA, Philippines--Philippine Sports Commission Chairman William "Butch'' Ramirez would love to see the bad blood between pole vault star Ernest John Obiena and the Philippine Athletics Track and Field Association president Philip Ella Juico end harmoniously. The PSC chief on Thursday said both conflicting parties could settle the raging dispute on their own even without a formal mediation since the efforts of the agency to conclude the rift peacefully remain elusive. "Obiena should refrain from listening to people around him while Juico should act like a father to EJ. There's no need for mediation, what they need is the humility to talk things over and settle the issue betwe...Keep on reading: PSC chief Ramirez tells Obiena, Patafa to settle dispute by themselves
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Lotto results for January 27, 2022
EZ2 - 28 29 SUERTRES - 3 4 2 6D Lotto - 2 8 3 1 0 8 6/42 Lotto - 3 27 36 28 12 8 P29,164,435.00 6/49 Super Lotto - 36 14 39 24 31 12 P15,898,616.00
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Lacson kay Robredo: Hindi ako epal
Hindi natuwa si Senador Panfilo ‘Ping’ Lacson sa naging patama ni Vice President Leni Robredo na kulang daw siya sa trabaho ‘on the ground’. The post Lacson kay Robredo: Hindi ako epal first appeared on Abante.
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Australian Open: Danielle Collins crushes Swiatek to set up Barty final
MELBOURNE---American Danielle Collins showed she will provide a formidable obstacle to home favorite Ash Barty's hopes of winning the Australian Open with a crushing 6-4 6-1 defeat of Poland's Iga Swiatek to reach her first Grand Slam final on Thursday. After Barty's demolition of American Madison Keys earlier, the 30th ranked Collins produced an equally dominant display to give former French Open champion Swiatek no chance. World number one Barty will be the overwhelming favorite on Saturday as she attempts to become the first local to win the Australian Open since Chris O'Neil in 1978. But the 28-year-old Collins, a product of the American college system and twice an NCAA ...Keep on reading: Australian Open: Danielle Collins crushes Swiatek to set up Barty final
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Villar TV bubusisiin
Gustong pumapel ng Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) sapagbibigay ng frequencies na ginagamit ng mga broadcast networks at telcos. The post Villar TV bubusisiin first appeared on Abante.
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Moreno will treat COVID-19 like ‘flu’ as overcrowded hospitals lead to more deaths from other ailments
  MANILA, Philippines --- Manila Mayor Isko Moreno will consider COVID-19 as regular flu as he believes the pandemic has driven hospital occupancy up, leading to more deaths to other ailments. During the one-on-one presidential aspirant interview with Boy Abunda on Thursday, Moreno explained that because hospitals are full due to the COVID-19 pandemic, fewer people with serious ailments visit healthcare institutions. The mayor said this after being asked by Abunda how he plans to address the health crisis if he manages to win in the 2022 presidential elections. "What we have done in Manila is to really confront COVID-19, and prepare for any worst scenario. We acquire med...Keep on reading: Moreno will treat COVID-19 like ‘flu’ as overcrowded hospitals lead to more deaths from other ailments
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Moreno OK with mining, ‘but it must be responsible’
MANILA, Philippines ---Manila City Mayor Francisco "Isko Moreno" Domagoso said he will continue the current administration's stand on mining if ever he wins the presidency, although it should be a responsible and environment-friendly activity. Moreno told veteran talk show host Boy Abunda during a one-on-one interview aired on Thursday night that he will allow mining because the country badly needs income to revive the economy, especially after the COVID-19 pandemic. "Pagtitibayin," Moreno said when asked if he would continue President Rodrigo Duterte's policy in terms of mining. "Because isa sa pinaka-magandang asset ng bansa 'yong ating mga minerals. There is also what you ca...Keep on reading: Moreno OK with mining, ‘but it must be responsible’
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Lao, 5 Pharmally exec na inisnab Senado aarestuhin
Ipinag-utos ng Senate Blue Ribbon Committee ang pag-aresto kay dating Department of Budget and Management (DBM) Undersecretary Lloyd Christopher Lao at limang iba pa kabilang ang congressional candidate na si Rose Nono Lin, dahil sa pag-isnab sa pagdinig sa multibillion peso deal sa pagitan ng gobyerno at Pharmally Pharmaceutical Corp. The post Lao, 5 Pharmally exec na inisnab Senado aarestuhin first appeared on Abante.
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Senatoriable taklesa sa food vlog
Marami raw ang na-turn off sa isang senatoriable dahil sa pagiging taklesa nito sa pagpuna sa pinasyalang restaurant habang bina-vlog ito. The post Senatoriable taklesa sa food vlog first appeared on Abante.
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Comelec pumepreno sa hacking
Humingi ang Commission on Elections (Comelec) ng dagdag na panahon para makasumite ng ulat tungkol sa diumano’y nangyaring hacking sa servers nito. The post Comelec pumepreno sa hacking first appeared on Abante.
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Ping rerekta sa CPP-NPA, ‘di kakausapin si Joma
Iibahin ni Senador Panfilo ‘Ping’ Lacson ang diskarte sa peace talks sa mga rebeldeng komunista kapag nahalal sa susunod na eleksiyon kung saan direkta siyang makikipag-usap sa mga rebeldeng Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army (CPP-NPA). The post Ping rerekta sa CPP-NPA, ‘di kakausapin si Joma first appeared on Abante.
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Gordon tells Duterte: I did not steal from Subic funds
MANILA, Philippines --- Senator Richard Gordon told President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday that he did not steal funds when he was the chair of the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA). Gordon was criticized by Duterte several times during the latter's taped addresses to the nation. He said that the senator should return the disallowed funds he allegedly incurred during his stint in the SBMA. READ: Duterte to Gordon: Pay 'disallowed' funds; we need it to buy COVID-19 vaccines "Hindi ko rin ho nga mapag-lubos isipan eh ako nga pinagbibintangan du'n sa Subic na ninakaw ko raw 'yung P840 million, ngayon naging P140 million. Wala po akong ninakaw du'n, Mr. President. 'Yun po a...Keep on reading: Gordon tells Duterte: I did not steal from Subic funds
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PBA: No fans allowed when Governors’ Cup returns
MANILA, Philippines---Fans won't be allowed once the 2021-22 PBA Governors' Cup resumes in February. Hope, however, is still on as the league could allow spectators back in the arena but it will still depend on the COVID-19 situation in the country. "The fans won't be allowed just yet," said Commissioner Willie Marcial Thursday in a report from PBA.ph. "Maybe after a couple of weeks, we'll look into the situation if we can allow them back in." "But at the start, we won't have any fans in the building." The PBA was already allowing the public to watch live games at Smart Araneta Coliseum in December but that arrangement was put on hold after the country experienced massive spikes in...Keep on reading: PBA: No fans allowed when Governors’ Cup returns
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Ekonomiya noong 2021 kumikig – PSA
Lumago ang ekonomiya ng bansa ng 7.7% noong fourth quarter ng 2021. The post Ekonomiya noong 2021 kumikig – PSA first appeared on Abante.
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6 areas to be under Alert Level 3 from Jan. 28 to Feb. 15
MANILA, Philippines ---Six areas will be placed under a stricter Alert Level 3 starting Friday, Jan. 28, Malacaang announced Thursday. These areas are: -Palawan -Camiguin -Davao Occidental -Dinagat Islands -Tawi-Tawi -Sulu The Inter-Agency Task Force approved the escalation of the alert levels over those areas for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases in a meeting on Thursday, acting presidential spokesman Karlo Nograles said. The alert level classification will last until Feb. 15, he added. An escalation of an alert level over an area signifies a spike in COVID-19 infections in the locality, hence the need for stricter measures. Under IATF guidelines on Ale...Keep on reading: 6 areas to be under Alert Level 3 from Jan. 28 to Feb. 15
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Omicron sa ‘Pinas sumipa ng 1k
Nakapagtala pa ang Department of Health (DOH) ng 618 bagong kaso ng Omicron variant o B.1.1.29 sa bansa. The post Omicron sa ‘Pinas sumipa ng 1k first appeared on Abante.
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Preliminary report on Pharmally mess out Jan. 31—Gordon
MANILA, Philippines --- The Senate blue ribbon committee will release its preliminary report on the Pharmally Pharmaceutical Corp. mess on January 31. Pharmally is under investigation by the Senate panel over alleged corruption in its contract with the government to deliver COVID-19 pandemic supplies. "Ito ang malinaw na malinaw, malinaw pa sa araw at gabi na talagang ninakawan ang bayan. Napatunayan na ng blue ribbon 'yan at ilalabas namin ang report pagkatapos naming makuha itong tatlo o apat o limang tao na ito pero maglalabas na kami ng preliminary report sa Lunes," Senator Richard Gordon, panel chair, said on Thursday's hearing. (This is what's clear, more evident than ...Keep on reading: Preliminary report on Pharmally mess out Jan. 31—Gordon
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No bakuna, no ride namumurong lusawin
Unti-unting naiintindihan ng publiko kung bakit ipinatupad ang “no vax no ride” policy. The post No bakuna, no ride namumurong lusawin first appeared on Abante.
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Michael Ong bagong CA justice
Hinirang ni Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte si dating Senior Deputy Executive Secretary Michael Pastores Ong bilang bagong mahistrado ng Court of Appeals (CA). The post Michael Ong bagong CA justice first appeared on Abante.
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China to field largest ever Winter Olympics team of 176 athletes in Beijing
BEIJING---China will field the country's largest ever contingent of 176 athletes when it hosts next month's Beijing Winter Olympics, state broadcaster CCTV reported on Thursday. Coached by a legion of foreigners, Team China will compete in every sport at a Winter Olympics for the first time during Feb. 4 to 20 Games. China's guaranteed spot as the host nation in men's ice hockey had been in doubt due to concerns over the team's competitiveness but they were cleared to play in December. Of China's 78 coaches, 51 are foreigners from countries including the United States, Canada, Russia, France and Japan. RELATED STORIES Xi Jinping: 'I don't care' how many golds China win...Keep on reading: China to field largest ever Winter Olympics team of 176 athletes in Beijing
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3 arrested for alleged kidnapping, murder in Davao Oriental town
DAVAO CITY --- Law enforcers in Cateel town, Davao Oriental, arrested on January 25 three persons tagged in the kidnapping and murder of a woman last January 21. Arrested were Veloso Magquidong, 59, and Joel Magquidong, 38, both from Malibago village, also in Cateel; and Franklin Medija of Ulip, Monkayo, Davao de Oro. The three were tagged in the kidnapping and killing of Rosalie Sayman whose body was found on January 22 at a secluded area of the village where the Magquidongs were residing. Based on the previous report, the victim sustained wounds on her neck with a bolo found near her body. Based on the blotter on January 21, Erna Platina told the police station that her br...Keep on reading: 3 arrested for alleged kidnapping, murder in Davao Oriental town
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Philippines’ Winter Olympics delegation set to fly to Beijing
MANILA, Philippines---The delegation of sports officials that will accompany alpine skier Asa Miller to the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics are ready to depart to the Chinese capital. Chef de mission Bones Floro and Athlete Welfare officer Joebert Yu will take a Japan Airlines from Manila to Tokyo and then to Beijing, a two-time host of the Games with its first in 2008. "It's all systems go for the departure of Team Philippines to Beijing," said Floro. "We have been complying with all the COVID-19 countermeasures and protocols for travel to the Beijing Olympic bubble. We made sure that Asa's only concerns are his training and competitions." Miller, his father Kelly, and Jim Palomar Ape...Keep on reading: Philippines’ Winter Olympics delegation set to fly to Beijing
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NDRRMC: 96 na kumpirmadong todas kay `Odette’
Umabot na sa 96 katao ang kumpirmadong nasawi dahil sa bagyong `Odette’ matapos na makapagtala ang National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) ng 6 pang namatay mula sa Western Visayas. The post NDRRMC: 96 na kumpirmadong todas kay `Odette’ first appeared on Abante.
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Six areas placed under Alert Level 3
Six more areas have been placed under Alert Level 3 as the government continues to contend with the rising number of COVID-19 infections outside Metro Manila.
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496 pulis gumaling sa coronavirus
Pumalo sa 45,613 ang kabuuang bilang ng mga pulis na gumaling sa COVID-19 matapos na madagdagan ito ng 496 na panibagong nakarekober sa naturang sakit, ayon sa Philippine National Police (PNP) kahapon. The post 496 pulis gumaling sa coronavirus first appeared on Abante.
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Mga volunteer hanap para hawaan ng COVID
Naghahanap ang isang unibersidad sa United Kingdom ng mga indibiduwal na papayag maging volunteer para sadyaing mahawa ng coronavirus bilang bahagi ng medical trial na layong makagawa ng epektibong bakuna kontra COVID-19. The post Mga volunteer hanap para hawaan ng COVID first appeared on Abante.
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