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3 Indonesians kidnapped in Mindanao?

GOVERNMENT forces have launched search and rescue operations for three Indonesians believed abducted by armed men in the high seas of Tawi-Tawi in Mindanao.Police Sr. Inspector Alpaser Haber, officer in charge of Turtle Island Municipal Police Station, identified the victims…

'Bato' ready to quit

PHILIPPINE National Police chief Director General Ronald ‘Bato’ M. de la Rosa yesterday marked his 55th birthday with a simple wish: “Sana bumait na lahat ng pulis, wala nang pulis na sindikato.” He expressed his special wish in the wake…

EPD cracking down on vigilante killings

THE Eastern Police District (EPD) assured the public that they are investigating vigilante-style killings and have already filed charges and identified perpetrators behind some of the rising number of summary executions in the eastern metropolis. According to EPD director Chief…

Martial law victims assured on compensation

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MALACAÑANG yesterday assured the victims of human rights violations during Martial Law era that payment for their claims will be processed soonest. “The Claims Board gave SELDA (Samahan ng mga Ex-Detainees Laban sa Detensyon at Aresto) and President Rodrigo Duterte…

3 Indonesian fishermen missing off Philippines — gov’t

MANILA -- Three Indonesian fishermen have gone missing in waters off the southern Philippines, Manila said Saturday, an area that has seen repeated kidnappings for ransom by Islamist militants. Authorities said the three Indonesians went missing on Wednesday in waters…

Peña under fire

A CITY official yesterday claimed that former acting Makati Mayor Romulo Peña, Jr. had padded the number of local employees by over 1,300 during his term, among them his relatives and relatives of his political allies. The Peña administration also…

Shady bidding for STL hit

A strong ally of President Rodrigo Duterte from PDP Laban has decried irregularities in the recent open bidding for the franchise of the Small Town Lottery (STL)of the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO). Former Tiaong, Quezon mayor Roderick Umali revealed…

Dureza to return P1M as ordered by CoA

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PEACE Process Secretary Jesus Dureza on Friday said he would return to the government close to P1 million after the Commission on Audit (CoA) disallowed with finality some disbursements during his term as chairman of the Mindanao Economic Development Council…

PH-China: SCS issue ‘tiny’

THE Philippines and China have agreed that the issue of the territorial dispute in the South China Sea (SCS) is “tiny” compared to the friendly relations that should be nurtured between the two countries. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying,…

Duterte to meet with SAF 44 widows

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte is set to meet with the widows of the slain 44 commandos of the Philippine National Police-Special Action Force (PNP-SAF) in the 2015 Mamasapano massacre ahead of its third anniversary on Jan. 25. “That’s why I would…

'Lingap' helps INC expand in Africa

THE homegrown Iglesia Ni Cristo (INC) has announced the adoption of its “guiding principle” this year anchored on the continuation of its ‘Lingap sa Mamamayan’ social and public service program that helped expand its ministry last year to another 16…

Sotto vs Aiza Seguerra

SENATE Majority Leader Tito Sotto said he would rather believe the position of Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial on population issues than that of National Youth Commission (NYC) chairperson Aiza Seguerra, whom he described as a “fledgling politician.” Sotto advised Seguerra,…
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