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Notorious pusher shot dead by holdupper

A 44-year-old woman, tagged by the police as a notorious drug pusher, was shot dead by an alleged holdupper the other day in Singalong, Manila, on suspicion that the former had tipped off the police regarding his mother’s drug-pushing activities,…

72 QC private lying-in clinics ‘face closure’

Seventy-two private lying-in clinics in Quezon City have been recommended for closure for their failure to comply with the national and local health standards. The city health department made the recommendation even as Mayor Herbert Bautista has given the owners…

Quezon cops collar 3 gay pimps, rescue 4 minors

LUCENA City -- Police operatives arrested three young gays for pimping out four young girls to a policeman disguised as customer during an entrapment operation inside a fastfood chain along Quezon Avenue, Bgy. 4, here. City police director Supt. Arturo…

Abducted tugboat chief engineer rescued

GOVERNMENT forces rescued an abducted chief engineer of a tugboat in the continuation of their focused military operation against the bandits on Monday night in Basilan. Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) spokesman Brig. Gen. Restituto Padilla said the victim,…

Mom of 2 wins PRO3 Miss Gwapang Pulis

CITY of San Fernando, Pampanga -- A mother of two children bested 11 other policewomen in the “Miss Gwapang Pulis 2017”. PO3 Lerma Pineda-Castro, 37, represented the Office of the Regional Police Community Relations Division of Police Regional Office 3.…

Bgy chief timbog sa rape

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ABRA -- Timbog ang barangay captain sa Bgy. Lub-luba, Dolores, bandang 12:30 p.m. kamakalawa ng magkasanib na tauhan ng Criminal Investigation Detection Group-Abra, 1st Coy Regional Public Safety Battalion, Dolores Municipal Police Station, at PIB ng Police Provincial Office. Kinilala…

PN receives 2 patrol planes from Japan

THE Philippine Navy (PN) yesterday received two Beechcraft TC90 trainer aircraft from the Japan Ministry of Defense (JMOD). Philippine Navy spokesman Capt. Lued Lincuna said the trainer planes were formally received in a transfer ceremony at the headquarters of the…

SSS eyes mandatory OFW coverage

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THE Social Security System wants mandatory coverage of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) to provide security protection for the country’s new heroes. SSS president and chief executive officer Emmanuel Dooc said the shift to mandatory OFW coverage is one of the…

215 PNP men test positive for drugs

A TOTAL of 208 Philippine National Police Uniformed Personnel and seven Non-Uniformed Personnel who tested positive for substance abuse will be dismissed in line with the ongoing PNP internal cleansing program, Director General Ronald ‘Bato’ M. de la Rosa said…

Drug war not against poor, Palace tells HRW

MALACAÑANG yesterday insisted that the administration’s war against illegal drugs is not targeting the poor. The Palace reacted to remarks of an official of an international rights watchdog that President Rodrigo Duterte has “finally acknowledged” the drive has victimized mostly…

US paper’s ‘demolition job’ on Duterte scored

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MALACAÑANG said yesterday that several individuals, including politicians, had funded a US publication, The New York Times (NYT), to carry out a “demolition job” on President Rodrigo Duterte. Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella alleged that the 165-year-old publication appears to be…

Bgy polls on house agenda

THE postponement of barangay elections this year will be on the agenda of Congress when session resumes in May, Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez said as he assured the public that there is enough time to tackle and pass a law on…

President in Davao for quiet birthday

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PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte will be celebrating his birthday “quietly without fanfare” with his family and close friends in Davao City, Malacañang said yesterday. Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella said Duterte, who will turn 72 years old today, opted to “veer away…

Passport printing aboveboard — DFA

THE Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) yesterday said there is nothing irregular with the agency’s contract with Apo Production Unit, the company involved in printing the Philippines passport. “As far as we’re concerned, there’s nothing irregular with our contract with…
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