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MANILA, Philippines – On Tuesday, August 13, a transgender woman was barred from entering a women's restroom of a Cubao mall and was sent to the Quezon City Police District's Anti-Cybercrime Division in Camp Karingal after she took videos while confronting the janitress about the issue. (READ:  Trans woman Gretchen Diez: I didn't think I'd be treated like a criminal )

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Antonio Sanchez was convicted of 2 other murders
MANILA, Philippines --- Before Eileen Sarmenta was raped and killed and Allan Gomez was tortured and shot to death, Antonio Sanchez, then mayor of Calauan town in Laguna, was already being tried for two counts of murder. On April 13, 1991, father and son Nelson and Rickson Pealosa were shot to death by the mayor's henchmen. Nelson was then a political leader and supporter of Sanchez's political opponent. Sanchez and three others --- including Luis Corcolon, his co-accused in the Sarmenta-Gomez rape-slay case --- were convicted based on the testimony of one of the mayor's police escorts. The case was tried by Branch 160 of the Pasig Regional Trial Court, which rendered its verdic...Keep on reading: Antonio Sanchez was convicted of 2 other murders
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Jollibee fever hits Edmonton in western Canada
RED DEER, Alberta -- Signature Filipino fast-food chain Jollibee has arrived in Alberta, Canada, with its fifth newest branch, in Edmonton City, and shows no sign of stopping its expansion.   Jollibee eyes opening its Calgary branch in September, following the successful August 16 opening of its Edmonton branch.   Company information shared with INQUIRER.net shows that some 8,000 customers were served at this new branch during its opening day, including a Canadian who had camped out for three days -- breaking the record for the longest wait for a Jollibee opening. Company representatives noted that customers came as far as Nova Scotia, a province in Atlan...Keep on reading: Jollibee fever hits Edmonton in western Canada
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Fil-Ams compete in aloha-filled Vegas hula and ukulele fest
  LAS VEGAS -- Many Filipinos were among the competitors as well as the audience at the 7th annual Kumukahi Ukulele & Hula Festival on Aug. 9 and 10at Sam's Town Casino & Hotel. Participants came as far as Hawaii and Japan for this year's competition, which also served as a reunion of sorts for Hawaiian and Pacific Islander families in Nevada and Southern California, who refreshed ties at the swimming pool, bowling alley, food concessions and relaxed at the cinema complex as well as try their luck in casino games. One Fil-Am ukulele player, Mitchell Tabaldo, competing with the "Na Mele Kakou Ukulele group" under the direction of Arthur "Chika" Nagata from Torran...Keep on reading: Fil-Ams compete in aloha-filled Vegas hula and ukulele fest
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Prophets of doom: Is the end of the world near?
Armageddon didn't happen in 1982 as predicted by American evangelist Pat Robertson (born in 1930). Then, he prophesied again and again, and flopped again and again.   Even in predicting the end of the world, Americans and Russians were rivals. Grigori Rasputin (1869-1916), a Russian mystic who was assassinated in 1916, prophesied that fire would extinguish all human lives in 2013.   Jeane Dixon (1904-1997), an American self-proclaimed psychic, predicted that the planetary cataclysm would take place in 1962. Flopped. Thereafter, she prophesied the collapse of human civilization in 2020.   Science-based prophecies included NASA's prediction of Earth's d...Keep on reading: Prophets of doom: Is the end of the world near?
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Pistahan regales SF’s Fil-Am community for the 26th year
    SAN FRANCISCO -- The 26thPistahan had to contend with the very important security considerations in the aftermath of the recent active shooter incidents in Gilroy, California, El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio.   Organizers admitted that there was more anxiety and focus on event security, prompting several meetings to address public safety and emergency protocols.   Nevertheless, the annual festivity pushed through with the same enthusiasm and excitement participants expected this time of the year.   The colorful, spirited parade proceeded as planned, and big-name dignitaries led by Parade Grand Marshal San Francisco Mayor London Bre...Keep on reading: Pistahan regales SF’s Fil-Am community for the 26th year
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Deadline for Plaridel Awards entries extended to Aug. 31
SAN FRANCISCO --- To provide more time for journalists to send entries, the Philippine American Press Club USA has extended the deadline for the eighth Plaridel Awards to August 31, 2019.   The Awardswill begiven on Thursday, Oct. 3 in San Francisco. Call for Entries are now in full swing. Entries for this year's competition must have seen print or had been broadcast through a Filipino American or mainstream media anywhere in the U.S. between June 1, 2018 thru May 31, 2019. Deadline for submission has been extended to August 31, 2019. For more information on The Plaridel Awards please visitwww.papcusa.org.   Established in 2012, The Plaridel was created to inspi...Keep on reading: Deadline for Plaridel Awards entries extended to Aug. 31
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Against all absurd odds
They make an unlikely match, but the odd-couple pairing of Dave Bautista and Kumail Nanjiani gives "Stuber's" messy mesh of derivative ideas a viewer-pleasing boost. Who would have thought that the former, a six-time world wrestling champion who holds the record for the longest reign in the heavyweight category, would click with the latter, who's no slouch in his day job as an Oscar-nominated stand-up comedian? "Guardians of the Galaxy's" Drax the Destroyer has Filipino blood running through his veins, while Kumail, best-known for "The Big Sick" and "Silicon Valley," is Pakistani-American. Dave and Kumail's first movie together, "Stuber," which began its theatrical run in th...Keep on reading: Against all absurd odds
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Gina Lopez’s lasting legacy
Regina "Gina" Lopez, who recently passed away, was chair of the ABS-CBN Foundation, the network's sociocivic arm. Under her leadership, Gina launched Bantay Bata 163, the first rescue hotline for children in Asia. Gina also founded Bantay Kalikasan, a program that advocates for the protection of the environment. For her efforts, she was appointed chair of the Pasig River Rehabilitation Commission in 2010. Gina pioneered Educational Television (ETV) in the Philippines, which put in place video libraries in 10,000 public schools. ETV aired in the span of 15 years, 16 educational TV programs, which include shows on Science ("Sineskwela"), Math ("Math Tinik"), Values ("Hirayaman...Keep on reading: Gina Lopez’s lasting legacy
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Govt borrowings down in June – BTr
Borrowings made by the national government dropped to P53.70 billion in June as it borrowed less from domestic sources, according to the Bureau of the Treasury (BTr). Data released by…READ
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Sistine Stallone unsure if she wants to be ‘a big deal’ like dad Sly
At a special screening of "47 Meters Down: Uncaged," one of its stars, Sistine Stallone, got a taste of how it feels to walk the red carpet and talk to the press about her own film, after years of seeing her dad, Sylvester, do it for his movies. "I feel naked! [But] the whole family is supporting. I'm so excited," Sistine, 21, told Entertainment Tonight. "Honestly, I feel a little speechless. This is, for the first time, my thing. So that's really cool. Hopefully, this isn't my first [and last] red carpet." Sistine chatted on FaceTime with dad Sly during filming, and the latter jokingly suggested that director Johannes Roberts should let her punch a shark. "He wanted the dir...Keep on reading: Sistine Stallone unsure if she wants to be ‘a big deal’ like dad Sly
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Boots, Francine note more ‘textured characters’ for women
After being in show biz for almost 50 years, veteran actress Boots Anson Roa has noted that characters these days---particularly those for women---are generally more "textured" than the ones she played early in her career. "My experiences help me interpret my roles better. And my observation is that life was simpler 30, 40, 50 years ago. Now there are more complexities, brought about by different factors, like social media," she said at a press conference for the ongoing GMA 7 soap, "Hanggang sa Dulo ng Buhay Ko." "So, in keeping up with the times, female characters are more textured, more complex," added Boots, who cited her character in the series, Adora, and her relationship...Keep on reading: Boots, Francine note more ‘textured characters’ for women
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‘Economic cost from alcohol to hit P256B’
THE economic cost of alcohol consumption could reach P256 billion by 2022, according to the Department of Finance (DoF). Citing a 2009 study, Finance Undersecretary Karl Kendrick Chua said this…READ
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CTRP Package 2+ and the pending mining tax bills
With the passage of Republic Act 11346, which increases the excise tax on tobacco products to P45 per pack by 2020 from the current P35, Congress is quickly working on…READ
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Doing ecozones right
THE Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) and the Department of Finance (DoF) have been at odds for months over the latter’s proposal, contained in the second package of the comprehensive…READ
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Today’s Front Page August 22, 2019
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PH to keep relying on coal for energy
COAL will stay as the leading source of energy in the Philippines amid the government’s continued push for renewable energy (RE), according to a unit of the Fitch Group. In…READ
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Streamlining government services
As of late, I have been focusing most of my time with the Anti-Red Tape Authority (ARTA), a government agency still in its infancy, yet has already begun taking leaps…READ
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Budget passage must be Congress’ first priority
NOW that the 2020 National Expenditure Program, the administration’s proposed P4.1-trillion budget for next year, has been handed over to the House of Representatives, it is timely to remind members…READ
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LOTTO RESULT August 22, 2019
LOTTO RESULT August 22, 2019 – Draws for 6/49  SuperLotto, 6/42 Lotto LOTTO RESULT AUGUST 22, 2019 – Here is the official result of the 6/42 Lotto and 6/49 Super Lotto draw for today, Thursday, August 22, 2019. The Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office or more commonly known as PCSO got five major lotto games – […] The post LOTTO RESULT August 22, 2019 appeared first on Philippine News.
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6/49 LOTTO RESULT August 22, 2019
Super Lotto – 6/49 LOTTO RESULT August 22, 2019 6/49 LOTTO RESULT August 22, 2019 – Here is the result of 6/49 Super Lotto draw released by Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO). 6/49 Lotto Result: See UPDATED results for the following draws: EZ2 RESULT August 21, 2019 (updated every 11am, 4pm and 9pm) SWERTRES RESULT August 21, […] The post 6/49 LOTTO RESULT August 22, 2019 appeared first on Philippine News.
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The STAR Cover (August 22, 2019)
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Where we failed in police force recruitment, training
To make the country understand the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), the CRC team representing the Department of Justice, the DSWD, the DepEd, DOLE and National Police, visited major cities in the Philippines.
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DepEd chief: Don’t look at us
The Department of Education (DepEd) is not in charge of actual construction of classrooms and should not be taken to task for any slowness in the completion of such projects, according to Education Secretary Leonor Briones.
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Voucher program for tech-voc students launched
The Department of Education (DepEd) has issued the implementing guidelines of a new voucher program for public senior high school students enrolled in the technical-vocational-livelihood (TVL) track.
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Our mission in life
The week started with the sad news of the passing of a dear friend, Gina Lopez. Gina has been one of the inspiring and passionate people I have met.
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Revamp at Philippine Airlines continues
Out with the old, in with the new.
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PSALM expects nearly P1 B savings from tax breaks
State-run Power Sector Assets and Liabilities Management Corp. (PSALM) expects to generate nearly P1 billion in savings after President Duterte issued the real property tax breaks (RPT) to power producers.
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Fitch unit: Coal to remain dominant as renewable energy faces headwinds
Coal-fired power plants are seen to dominate the Philippine power sector in the next decade as it remains to be the cheapest power source, while renewable energy development in the country continues to face headwinds, Fitch Solutions Macro Research said.
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BSP orders banks to comply with rate risk management
The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) is giving banks 18 months to comply with the new guidelines on managing interest rate risk, taking into consideration external shocks such as the US-China trade war and the weakening of the Chinese yuan, among others.
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Water crisis cuts economic growth potential, says WB
Economies experiencing water crises and high levels of water pollution may miss out on a third of their potential economic growth, a new report by the World Bank said.
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Kris defends Noynoy Aquino: ‘Give the guy a break’
https://youtu.be/3yWCpZhc3gc MANILA, Philippines --- "Give the guy a break," an emotional Kris Aquino said on Wednesday as she defended her brother, former President Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III, from critics who continued to bash him. "Lahat nung bira, lahat ng bato, lahat ng mga kasinungalingan --- lahat niyan dinibdib niya na tahimik lang. But you are getting the sister na hindi tahimik. So sasabihin ko sa kanilang lahat: Kung hindi niyo siya tigilan, ako ang makakatapat ninyo," the actress-host said in a program to commemorate the 36th death anniversary of their father, former Sen. Benigno Aquino Jr., at the Manila Memorial Park in Paraaque City. [All the attacks, all the sto...Keep on reading: Kris defends Noynoy Aquino: ‘Give the guy a break’
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Valdez, Creamline keep energy up to beat BanKo despite late start to game
MANILA, Philippines---Creamline was scheduled to take on BanKo at 6 pm in the Premier Volleyball League Open Conference Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Center. With the government declaring August 21 a special non-working holiday for the remembrance of Ninoy Aquino Day, traffic going to the venue was generally light giving players from both teams more than enough time to prepare. That ample time, however, turned into nearly an eternity as the two teams waited for nearly four hours with the two games before their scheduled match lasting five sets each. Creamline captain Alyssa Valdez said playing at 8:11, more than two hours than the original schedule, posed different problems f...Keep on reading: Valdez, Creamline keep energy up to beat BanKo despite late start to game
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Creamline stays perfect, beats BanKo
MANILA, Philippines---Creamline maintained its perfect slate after a four-set win over BanKo, 25-10, 19-25, 25-17, 25-23, in the Premier Volleyball League Open Conference Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Center. The Cool Smashers improved to a league-best 4-0 record, two games above second seed Pacifictown-Army (2-0). After a tit-for-tat fourth set, Creamline found a bit of leeway late into the frame with a net touch error on Dzi Gervacio giving the Cool Smashers a 24-21 lead. The Cool Smashers, though, could not immediately capitalize on the error as they committed two consecutive mistakes themselves first a service line miscue from Jia Morado and the other one a long attack fr...Keep on reading: Creamline stays perfect, beats BanKo
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Dela Rosa: Mayor convicted of rape, murder ‘deserves second chance’
MANILA, Philippines --- Former Mayor Antonio Sanchez of Calauan town in Laguna "deserves a second chance," Sen. Ronald "Bato" dela Rosa, a former chief of the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor), said on Wednesday. Dela Rosa said this following reports that Sanchez, who was convicted for the rape and murder Eileen Sarmenta and the murder of Alan Gomez, both students of the University of the Philippines Los Baos, might be released soon for good conduct. "[If] it is determined by the Board of Pardons and Parole that he deserves that commutation, then why not? He deserves a second chance in life," Dela Rosa said in an interview over ANC. Dela Rosa added that, when he BuCor chief, he ...Keep on reading: Dela Rosa: Mayor convicted of rape, murder ‘deserves second chance’
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Creamline topples BanKo for 4-0 start
Skipper Alyssa Valdez and Jema Galanza were the driving force of Creamline's offense.
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Star-studded AFP: Rocco Nacino joins Philippine Navy as reservist
MANILA, Philippines --- Actor Rocco Nacino is the latest celebrity to join the military as a reservist. On his Facebook page, he announced that he has enlisted himself in the Philippine Navy's reserve force, where he hopes to make use of his nursing background. "Sa paggawa ng trainings namin para sa Descendants of the Sun, nabuksan ng Armed Forces of the Philippines ang mga mata ko para maka-contribute sa ating bansa through being a reservist for the Philippine Navy. This is an exciting year for me!" he wrote in a Facebook post on Wednesday. Nacino recently went through training with the Philippine Army's Special Forces for his role in the local adaptation of Korean series "...Keep on reading: Star-studded AFP: Rocco Nacino joins Philippine Navy as reservist
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Danish royal palace ‘surprised’ by Trump canceling trip
COPENHAGEN, Denmark --- U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to cancel a visit to Denmark next month after the prime minister described his plan to buy Greenland as "absurd" took the Danish royal palace by surprise, a spokeswoman said Wednesday. Lene Balleby told The Associated Press Wednesday that the news was "a surprise" to the royal household, which formally had invited Trump to visit Denmark Sep. 2 and 3 as part of a European trip. She had no further comments. Trump announced his decision by tweet after the Danish prime minister dismissed the notion of selling the semi-autonomous territory to the U.S. as "an absurd discussion." "Denmark is a very special country with ...Keep on reading: Danish royal palace ‘surprised’ by Trump canceling trip
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Duterte: No emergency powers? ‘Let Edsa rot there’
MANILA, Philippines --- President Rodrigo Duterte seems to be fed up with trying to solve the monstrous traffic congestion in Metro Manila, saying that without him having emergency powers: "Let Edsa rot there." In a speech on Wednesday at the inauguration of a solar power project in Romblon, the President blamed a lady politician, whom he did not identify, for the traffic jam on Edsa. Though he did not name the lady, the President had earlier criticized Sen. Grace Poe for saying that the funds he planned to ask Congress to ease traffic in Metro Manila could be lost to corruption. "Si [Transportation Secretary Arthur] Tugade, sabi: 'We need to borrow for EDSA, because we need...Keep on reading: Duterte: No emergency powers? ‘Let Edsa rot there’
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Amid sedition case, Robredo spox says Court ‘not like basketball’ where cards can be hidden
  MANILA, Philippines --- "Ang Korte hindi ito basketball na tinatago mo yung sino ba 'yung mga player na ifi-field ko dito." Atty. Barry Gutierrez, spokesperson of Vice President Leni Robredo, said this Wednesday following the statement of the Office of Solicitor General that preliminary investigation is not the place "for the full and exhaustive display of the parties' evidence". "Medyo nadi-disturb din ako sa statement ni SolGen Calida na 'we're not required to produce all our cards at the moment.' E ano ba to? In the interest of fairness and transparency, the prosecution should be presenting all the evidence na hawak na nila at this point hindi yung gulatan," Gutier...Keep on reading: Amid sedition case, Robredo spox says Court ‘not like basketball’ where cards can be hidden
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EXPLAINER: Bilibid inmates foretasting freedom with new Good Conduct Time Allowance rule
MANILA, Philippines --- As early as 2010, Antonio Sanchez, former mayor of Calauan town in Laguna, was already thinking of what he would do once he got out of prison, where he was supposed to serve seven counts of reclusion perpetua for the rape and murder of Eileen Sarmenta and the murder of Allan Gomez --- both students of the University of the Philippines - Los Baos. Believing then that he was already eligible for pardon or parole, the former mayor told Radyo Inquirer in a 2010 interview that he was looking forward to a long vacation with his family, including a pilgrimage to Israel. When the Supreme Court ruled that Republic Act No. 10592 --- the law that increased the Good...Keep on reading: EXPLAINER: Bilibid inmates foretasting freedom with new Good Conduct Time Allowance rule
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BaliPure stops skid at expense of Air Force
MANILA, Philippines---It's lucky number 13. It took Balipure 13 matches to finally get its first win as it subdued Philippine Air Force in five sets, 26-24, 16-25, 25-19, 17-25, 17-15, in the Premier Volleyball League Open Conference Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Center. The Water Defenders were on a 12-game losing streak that stretched back to the Reinforced Conference and they also lost their first two matches in the current conference. That skid, though, came to a halt with Grazielle Bombita willing her team late in the fifth set. Bombita, cramps and all, put the Water Defenders at the 16-15 match point with a crosscourt kill before Dell Palomata's attack error sealed B...Keep on reading: BaliPure stops skid at expense of Air Force
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Ion Perez Breaks Silence on Rumored Relationship w/ Vice Ganda
Here’s the statement of Ion Perez regarding his rumored relationship with Vice Ganda Kuya Escort Ion Perez of It’s Showtime has broken his silence on rumored relationship with comedian-host Vice Ganda. Speculations about the real score between Vice and Ion started to circulate early this year. They have been spotted together in various places here […] The post Ion Perez Breaks Silence on Rumored Relationship w/ Vice Ganda appeared first on Philippine News.
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Larry King files for divorce from 7th wife
MANILA, Philippines – Talk show host Larry King is seeking a divorce from his 7th wife, Shawn King, after being together for 22 years. According to a Fox News  report, the former CNN host and radio personality filed the divorce documents on Tuesday, August 20, at the Los ...
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Village councilman, wife nabbed in Cotabato City drug raid
COTABATO CITY --- After weeks of covert operations, Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) operatives, backed by police and soldiers, raided Tuesday the house of a village councilman here and seized P340,000 worth of prohibited drugs. PDEA-Bangsamoro Director Juvenal Azurin said suspects as Abdulbayan Diocolano Kamsa alias Abdulbayan Diocolano, 46, incumbent Kagawad of Barangay Tamontaka 3; and his wife Zuraiba Diocolano, 46, were both arrested during the operation. Azurin said Diocolano is a high-value target and that he is believed to be the source of illegal drugs circulating in the village of Tamontaka. Seized during the operation were two large sachets of suspected shabu estim...Keep on reading: Village councilman, wife nabbed in Cotabato City drug raid
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No signs of slowing down for Gonzaga despite playing in both PVL and PSL
MANILA, Philippines---Jovelyn Gonzaga knows a thing or two in playing through immense fatigue. Gonzaga is the only player who plays in the two major volleyball leagues in the Philippines and this dual duty makes the Army corporal play in as many as three days in a row. The 27-year-old opposite spiker plays for Cignal in the Philippine Super Liga and for Pacifictown-Army in the Premier Volleyball League and on Wednesday, she just had her second match in two days with a third one coming onThursday. Fortunately for Gonzaga, she's 2-0 so far. The HD Spikers overcame Petron in five sets, 25-20, 10-25, 16-25, 27-25, 15-11, in the PSL All-Filipino Conference on Tuesday with Gonz...Keep on reading: No signs of slowing down for Gonzaga despite playing in both PVL and PSL
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Sotto says SOGIE bill has 'no chance' of passing Senate
MANILA, Philippines – Senate President Vicente Sotto III told reporters on Wednesday evening, August 21, that the SOGIE (sexual orientation and gender identity and expression) equality bill has "no chance" of hurdling the upper chamber. Asked whether the SOGIE bill will be approved in the Senate, Sotto said that an anti-discrimination bill that ...
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LIVE: Senate hearing on mandatory ROTC
Bookmark to watch the hearing live on Thursday, August 22, at 9 AM MANILA, Philippines – The Senate will conduct on Thursday, August 22, the first public hearing on the proposal to revive the mandatory Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) program for senior high school students .  The Senate committee on basic education will hear the ...
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Antonio Sanchez killed 2 others, but those have no legal bearing on his release
MANILA, Philippines – Convicted rapist and murderer Antonio Sanchez killed two more people – a father and son – aside from the University of the Philippines (UPLB) Los Baños students; but that will have no legal bearing on his release because the revised penal code states the maximum prison ...
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