Mindanao, News

PH government errs in defending OFW Jakatia Pawa from death sentence?

26 Jan , 2017  

The execution of Overseas Filipino worker Jakatia Pawa in Kuwait reflects the general sorry state of cold treatment from the Philippine government these ‘heroes’ receive in return. Pawa’s execution by hanging was pushed through on Wednesday by the Kuwaiti government. The hapless OFW is the sister of Air Force Col. Angaris Pawa. In February 2010, […]

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Environment, Luzon, Mindanao, Visayas

The very ugly face of mining in the Philippines

15 Jan , 2017  

After looking, staring at the images, what can one say, but that is the very ugly face of mining in the Philippines. So, indeed, you will be looking at the very ugly barren lands left behind or still being raped through surface mining in some parts of the country. This post is not about to […]

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Mindanao, Visayas, Weather Stories

Typhoon Auring makes second landfall in Bohol

9 Jan , 2017  

In its recent update, the state weather bureau said typhoon Auring made a second landfall over Ubay in Bohol province. Residents of areas under Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal (TCWS) No. 1 are warned of possible flash floods and landslides. Areas under TCWS No. 1 are Cuyo Island, Bohol, Siquijor, Negros Occidental, Negros Oriental, Southern Leyte, […]

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Manila, Nation, News, Weather Stories

Robredo back from USA, visits NIA road fire victims

3 Jan , 2017  

The good news here is that upon arrival of Vice-President Leni Robredo on Monday at the airport, she visited immediately the fire victims in Quezon City. From a facebook post, Ms.Bella Enriquez said:”Straight from the airport, VP Leni Robredo visits affected residents of the NIA Road fire, promises to coordinate solution to housing problem. She […]

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Governance, Manila, News

Supreme Court clears burial of Marcos at Libingan

8 Nov , 2016  

MANILA, Nov. 8 — In a 9-5 vote, the Supreme Court of the Philippines (SCOTP) dismissed all petitions seeking to block the burial of former President Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani in the City of Taguig. This spells victory for burial proponent, President Rodrigo Duterte. The SC ealier issued a status quo […]

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Governance, News, Visayas

Yolanda survivors wait for fulfillment of promises three years after the super typhoon struck

7 Nov , 2016  

TACLOBAN CITY, Nov. 7 — Three years after super typhoon Yolanda struck, survivors from a badly hit community in this city, who witnessed how ships destroyed lives and houses, are still dealing with unfulfilled promises. Hyacinth Abuda, 22, of Anibong district still lives in a makeshift house with her husband and a child. Their family […]

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Crime, Governance, Manila, News, Video

Watch: Violent police dispersal of anti-US rally was spine tingling

20 Oct , 2016  

This is how the Philippine National Police dispersed the rally in Manila’s Roxas Boulevard fronting the United States embassy in the Philippines. A total display of arrogance and police brutality, the whole world gasped in horror and dismay. What more words can one add. This time the video can speak for itself. Is the police […]

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Ilocos, News, Weather Stories

Super Typhoon ‘Lawin’ makes landfall in Baguio Point in Cagayan province

20 Oct , 2016  

MANILA, Oct. 20 — Super Typhoon ‘Lawin’ made landfall in Cagayan province on Wednesday evening about 11 p.m. The state weather agency Philippine Atmospheric Astronomical Services Administration confirmed that the howler made the landfall in Baguio Point of Peablanca town. maintained its strength and already made landfall in Cagayan province on Wednesday evening, according to […]

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Manila, News, Video

Duterte confirms US-PH military exercise this year is the last

13 Oct , 2016  

MANILA, Oct. 12 (PNA) – President Rodrigo Duterte insisted on Wednesday that there will be no more military exercises between the Philippines and the United States next year. President Duterte made this statement during the 115th anniversary of the Philippine Coast Guard in its headquarters in Port Area in Manila. ”There will be no more […]

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Governance, Human Rights, Manila, News

De Lima, 5 others under immigration lookout bulletin order from Justice Department

10 Oct , 2016  

MANILA, Oct. 10 — The odds are closing in against Senator De Lima. And some more. So it seems, as the Department of Justice on Monday issued an immigration lookout bulletin order (ILBO) against Senator Leila De Lima and five others who are allegedly involved in the proliferation of illegal drugs inside the New Bilibid […]

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Governance, Mindanao, News, Video

POTP rejects request of MNLF leader Nur Musuari to bring own security to Davao City talks

5 Oct , 2016  

MANILA, Oct. 5 – President of the Philippines (POTP) Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday said fugitive Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) leader Nur Misuari agreed to talk to him in Davao City but with his own security escorts. ”Regarding Nur, I talked to him coming over here. He is willing to go to Davao to bring […]

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Manila, News, NOAH, Video

For the ‘Hitler’ remark President Duterte apologizes personally to the Jewish community

5 Oct , 2016  

MANILA, Oct. 5 – President Rodrigo Duterte visited on Tuesday night a Jewish synagogue and personally reiterated his apology for the statement comparing intensified war on drugs and Nazi leader Adolf Hitler’s killings of Jews during the Holocaust. ”I came here with a prepared speech but I will not read it. First, I would like […]

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Crime, Human Rights, Manila, News, Video

Senate suspends inquiry on extra judicial killings, Davao Death Squad

4 Oct , 2016  

The hearing was originally scheduled for three consecutive days from Monday up until Wednesday (Oct. 3 to 5), the Senate panel had an abrupt change of temperament that resulted in the temporary suspension of inquiry. This happened after a heated exchange among senators, with one staging a walkout and a fuss over a missing witness […]

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Crime, Human Rights, Manila, News, Video

Watch full coverage of the Senate inquiry into alleged extra judicial killings, Davao Death Squad

3 Oct , 2016  

MANILA, Oct. 3 — Watch the full coverage of the Senate inquiry into the alleged extra judicial killings The Senate inquiry into the purported extra-judicial killings, which will be attended by alleged members of the so-called vigilante group Davao Death Squad (DDS), resumes Monday. The inquiry was initially scheduled to resume last week, but the […]

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Governance, Luzon, News

President Duterte appoints Martin Diño as new SBMA chief

30 Sep , 2016  

SUBIC BAY FREEPORT, Sept. 30 — Former May 2016 presidential candidate Martin Diño was appointed chairman of the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority or SBMA. The appointment was dated September 23, 2016. The new SBMA head will take the place of chairman Roberto Garcia, an appointee of former President Benigno S. Aquino, III. The new presidential […]

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Manila, News, Passages

Former Senator Miriam Santiago succumbs to lung cancer, 71

29 Sep , 2016  

Feisty Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago has passed away this Thursday morning. She was 71. After nearly three years of battling lung cancer, the former senator was reported to have passed away. Senator Grace Poe confirmed this in a Senate hearing on the Freedom of Information (FOI) bill wherein she paused for a minute to pray for […]

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Governance, Manila, News, NOAH

Senator De Lima to President Duterte: Do you like me?

27 Sep , 2016  

This is hilarious. Senator Leila de Lima get back at the recent tirades from President Rodrigo Duterte with this message: “Stop harassing me. What do you want from me? Do you like me?” The lady senator who has become the “apple of the president’s eyes” expressed on Monday that “Duterte is the lowest, vilest man […]

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Crime, Manila, News, NOAH

Who are these 5 celebrities under police surveillance allegedly linked to illegal drugs?

16 Sep , 2016  

It makes one wonder who among those in the local show business are still into illegal drugs. According to the Philippine National Police, there are five. Now, the Philippine National Police has zeroed in on these five local, meaning Philippine-based, entertainment personalities under surveillance with alleged link in illegal drug business. The PNP Anti-Illegal Drugs […]

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Environment, Luzon, News, Video

PH Senate Blue Ribbon Committee hearing on mining and illegal excavation in Zambales

15 Sep , 2016  

This is the full video coverage of the Philippine Senate BLue Ribbon Committee hearing. Agenda of the committee hearing covers P.S. Res. No. 92 on the reported destructive mining operations and illegal excavation in the province of Zambales. ATPV 1,501

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Manila, News, Travel

BI now requires international airline crew members for immigration inspection

15 Sep , 2016  

Various airports in the country now enforces immigration inspection upon arrival and before departure of crew members of international airlines in the Philippines. This is the new policy by the Bureau of Immigration which began implementation beginning August of this year aimed at strengthening border security operations. The new rule requires all crew members of […]

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Business, Manila, Nation, News

Decline in PH export brings down total trade revenue in July 2016

14 Sep , 2016  

MANILA, Sept 14 — The Philippine’s total merchandise trade declined as exports continue to slide in July 2016, given that global economic recovery remains slow, according to the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA). This was revealed as the Philippine Statistics Authority reported total revenue from trade fell from US $ 12.2 billion in the […]

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Ilocos, News, Weather Stories

Batanes, Northern Luzon areas under tropical storm signals as ‘Ferdie’ enters PAR

14 Sep , 2016  

Batanes island group was placed under tropical cyclone signal 4 on Tuesday evening as typhoon ‘Ferdie’ approaches the area. The state weather bureau, Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration, in its midnight bulletin warns that the typhoon will make its first landfall in Batanes between 11:00PM and 1 AM. The howler is expected to […]

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Crime, Ilocos, News

Sandiganbayan orders suspension of Pangasinan 5th District Congressman Amado Espino

10 Sep , 2016  

Newly elected and first term congressman Amado Espino of the fifth district of Pangasinan was given a preventive suspension order by the Sandiganbayan. On Wednesday the graft court ordered the suspension for 90 days of the former Pangasinan governor who held the post for nine years from 2007 up to 2016 or three terns. The […]

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In Motion, Manila, Nation, News

VP Leni Robredo presents lean budget, 14.28 per cent lower than that of 2016

8 Sep , 2016  

Vice-President Ma. Leonor ‘Leni’ Robredo leads the way for a lean budget for 2017 for the Office of the Vice President. The P428.618 million proposed 2017 budget for the OVP is 14.28 percent lower than its 2016 budget, Robredo said Wednesday. Robredo presented the 2017 budget proposal to the Senate Committee on Finance with confidence […]

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