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Filipino teacher to receive Ramon Magsaysay award

A 31-year-old Filipino public school teacher is set to receive this year’s Ramon Magsaysay award for emergent leadership for “his purposeful dedication in nurturing his students and their community.” Randy Halasan grew up in the city, so he said his first thought was to seek for re-assignment after enduring a seven-hour travel to get to […]

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BIR padlocks 3 popular eateries in Manila

The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) has padlocked three branches of a popular fast food restaurant in Sta. Cruz, Manila for alleged under declaration of sales and incorrect payment of value-added-tax, it was announced yesterday. BIR Commissioner Kim S. Jacinto-Henares ordered the closure of the David’s Tea House branches on Tomas Mapua and Pilarica streets […]

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There’s strong evidence vs Bolante – Morales

Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales yesterday said that her office has a strong evidence to secure the conviction of former Agriculture Undersecretary Jocelyn “Jocjoc” Bolante in connection with the P734-million fertilizer fund scam. “Yes we have a strong case. We are not filing a case if we do not have a strong case,” Morales said. Morales […]

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Two suspects in theft of P640,000 worth of rubber sandals nabbed

Two suspects accused of stealing some P640,000 worth of rubber sandals from a businessman in Binondo were arrested by police last Wednesday. Police identified the suspects as Jerome de Mesa of Caloocan City and Jose Daplas of Tondo, Manila. The two suspects were arrested following a complaint lodged by Teodoro Kalaw, businessman in Binondo, Manila. […]

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Mindanao war veterans now with ISIS – Ex-MNLF leader

A former leader of the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) yesterday said veterans of the Mindanao war are already fighting alongside forces of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). Hadji Acmad Bayam, the MNLF’s former chief propagandist, told the Manila Bulletin that information reached him about more than 100 members of various Moro […]

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40 domestic vessels comply with maritime labor laws – DOLE

Another 40 domestic ships are operating with world-class labor standards after complying with the Maritime Labor Convention of 2006 (MLC, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) said yesterday. Citing a report from DOLE-National Capital Region (NCR) Director Alex Avila, Labor and Employment Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz said the ships complying with the convention are owned […]

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Neophytes deliver drugs, women to Tau Gamma ‘masters’ – witness

One of the neophytes of the Tau Gamma Phi, who underwent brutal initiation rites together with slain De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde student Guillo Cesar Servando, yesterday bared that they were asked to get drugs and women for senior members of the fraternity. Red (whose real name was withheld for being a minor) made […]

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Remulla blasts ‘double standard’ in Senate hearings

The camp of Vice President Jejomar C. Binay yesterday slammed the “double standard” treatment of resource persons during Senate hearings on the alleged overpriced Makati City Hall Building II. Cavite Gov. Jonvic Remulla, Binay’s spokesman for political concerns, said the “double standard” was evident when Sen. Antonio Trillanes failed to ask former Makati vice mayor […]

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Sereno cries ‘selective inquisition’

Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno is puzzled at the persistence of Revenue Commissioner Kim Henares over the Statement of Assets, Liabilities and Networth (SALN) of members of the Supreme Court (SC) when Henares already has the alpha list of the Supreme Court. Sereno, who was grilled by members of the media during the second year […]

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Senate panel seeks audit of all ‘Yolanda’ donations

The Senate Committee on Finance has recommended a government special audit on all local and foreign donations given to super-typhoon “Yolanda” victims in the interest of transparency and accountability. The recommendation was made after the committee, chaired by Sen. Francis “Chiz” Escudero, found out that was no single agency in the government has the “possession […]

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