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Drunken man jailed after insulting cops

A 31-year-old security guard was arrested past midnight yesterday after he allegedly insulted two police officers who tried to pacify his drunken tantrums in Tondo, Manila. Suspect Rey Vipinoza was handcuffed around 11 p.m. Monday on Wagas Street near corner Moriones Street in Tondo, by Police Officers 1 Peterson Flores and Lennon John Nocedal for […]

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Pope Francis grants Church of Manoag Minor Basilica status

The Shrine of Our Lady of the Rosary of Manaoag in Pangasinan is now a “Minor Basilica.” Pope Francis granted the title to Manaoag Church last Monday, months before his much anticipated visit to the country in January 2015. Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas, president of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP), relayed the […]

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Afraid of Ebola? Hearts are a bigger killer

While Filipinos are starting to get restless over the possibility of Ebola reaching Philippine shores, local health authorities reminded the public yesterday that heart disease and stroke are more likely to kill people in this country. Speaking at a health forum at Annabel’s on Tomas Morato, Quezon City, Philippine Heart Association (PHA) President Joel Abanilla […]

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Donor’s tax studied in Purisima vehicle case

Commissioner Kim S. Jacinto-Henares of the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) has instructed her legal staff to study and determine if the big discount in the sale of a luxury vehicle to Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief Alan Purisima by a Pampanga car dealer was subjected to donor’s tax. She said earlier the controversial issue […]

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I did not hide my son from police, says Ivler’s mom

The mother of road-rage killing suspect Jason Ivler claimed yesterday that she neither harbored nor concealed her son in her residence in Quezon City in order to prevent his arrest. The statement was part of the judicial affidavit executed by Ivler’s mother, Marlene Aguilar-Pollard, which was included in the formal offer of documentary evidence she […]

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House committee to investigate MRT3 controversies

The House Committee on Metro Manila Development will conduct its own probe into the controversies hounding the operations of the Metro Rail Transit 3 (MRT 3) and government’s bid to purchase the mass railway system from its private builder, the MRT Corporation. (MRTC) Quezon City Rep. Winston Castelo, committee chairman, made this disclosure even as […]

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Renovated Lacson underpass reopens

After nine months of renovation, the Lacson underpass in Quiapo district was reopened to the public yesterday bearing a more spacious and neat passageway lined with shops and food kiosks. The Lacson underpass is now privately owned and operated by the Victory Malls, a company with malls in Caloocan, Antipolo, Pasay, Bulacan and Batangas. Since […]

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DSWD recalls rotten food packs distributed to Mayon evacuees

Legazpi City, Albay — The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) here recalled at least 32 family food packs of relief items coming from the national government from the evacuation centers after it was discovered to be rotten last Monday afternoon. Arnel Garcia, DSWD Region 5 Director confirmed that there are at least six […]

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Smuggled rice and garlic seized

The Customs Intelligence and Investigation Service (CIIS)  has scored a twin victory anew in its fight against smugglers whose rice and garlic imports were seized in separate operations in the Mindanao International Container Terminal (MICT). The imported rice, packed in 2,900 50-kilogramsacks, arrived in five container vans on September 4 from Vietnam while four containers […]

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Teachers to get 2013 Performance-Based Bonuses

Public school teachers will have reason to celebrate this month and the next: As long as their schools have submitted all requirements, teachers and other employees of the Department of Education (DepEd) can expect to receive their 2013 Performance Based Bonus (PBB) in October and November. Education Secretary Armin Luistro said that the department is […]

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