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Slain officer’s ‘diagram’ rocks PNP

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DEAD MAN’S TALECiting this “diagram” obtained from the slain Chief Insp. Elmer Santiago as basis, the Philippine National Police relieved several officers of their posts and ordered an investigation into their alleged links to drug and cybersex syndicates.  PHOTO FROM CAMP CRAME

The Philippine National Police (PNP) on Thursday ordered the relief of at least 25 policemen, among them six senior officials, whose names appeared in a “diagram” allegedly linking them to cybersex and drug syndicates and prepared by a Bataan-based officer before he was shot dead in Mandaluyong City last week.

Posted: April 25th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

2 contractors fined P25,000 for delays in Edsa rehab

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MMDA Chair Francis Tolentino

Two contractors of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) will be slapped with fines for failing to meet the deadline set by the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) on road repairs on Edsa during Holy Week.

Posted: April 25th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Luisita beneficiaries take over renters

FARMWORKERS dismayed by the supposed failure of the Department of Agrarian Reform to remove planters in Hacienda Luisita in Tarlac on Thursday resort to uprooting sugarcane in Barangay Pando, Concepcion, into the land ready for rice growing. PHOTO COURTESY OF CBCP-NASSA

More than 50 farmworker-beneficiaries of Barangay Pando in Concepcion town on Thursday trooped to the 6,600-square meter lot that the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) had titled in the name of Lourdes Galang to help its new owner uproot sugarcane.

Posted: April 25th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

5 years of hard work pay off for top UP grad

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THE FUTURE holds unlimited possibilities for 21-year-old Alexander John Cruz, one of UP’s best and brightest this year. photo by Lyn Rillon

Five years after he first entered the University of the Philippines (UP) as an eager-eyed graduate of a provincial science high school in Cabanatuan City, Alexander John Cruz will be graduating at the top of his class this Sunday.

Posted: April 25th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Art, music, book sale mark Earth Day at Arroceros park

The Earth Day celebration at Arroceros Forest Park in Manila on April 26 will feature a poster design competition among students from the De La Salle University (DLSU)-College of Saint Benilde School of Design Arts, with this year’s theme, “Greening the Earth.”

Posted: April 25th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

6 hurt in protest vs Manila truck ban

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Fresh protests against the expanded truck ban in Manila turned violent Thursday as six men, including the officers of a cargo transport organization, were hurt in a scuffle with armed port security personnel.

Posted: April 25th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Bishop to hold Mass in Bataan to celebrate Pope’s canonization

Balanga Bishop Ruperto Santos will celebrate on April 27 at 7 a.m. Mass at the Shrine of Blessed John Paul II inside the Bataan Technology Park here to commemorate the canonization of the Pontiff in Rome.

Posted: April 25th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

‘MILF’ forces seize illegal drug traders

Alleged members of a Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) on Tuesday seized suspected illegal drug traders from policemen who were bringing them to the police headquarters in Marawi City.

Posted: April 25th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

NBI busts ‘jueteng’ ring in N. Vizcaya; 43 held

he National Bureau of Investigation has arrested 43 people suspected of operating the illegal numbers game “jueteng” in separate raids in three towns, following a crackdown against illegal gambling activities that supposedly use a government-sanctioned gaming operation as cover.

Posted: April 25th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Antipolo vice mayor sues mayor for graft

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Antipolo City Vice Mayor Ronaldo Leyva has sued Mayor Casimiro “Junjun” Ynares for firing some of the employees in his office.

Posted: April 25th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Organic farmers: Stop GMO rice commercialization

Mindanao organic farmers are calling for a stop to the proposed commercialization of genetically modified golden rice in the country as they celebrated Earth Day on Tuesday, saying its undetermined risks to health far outweigh its promised benefits.

Posted: April 25th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

4 Etihad passengers not yet located

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Passengers walk past a thermal scanner at the medical quarantine area at the arrival section of Manila’s International Airport in Paranaque. AP FILE PHOTO

Only four passengers of the flight carrying the Filipino nurse initially diagnosed with the deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Corona Virus (MERS-CoV) have yet to be contacted by the government health workers, according to the Department of Health.

Posted: April 24th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

DAR to complete installation of Luisita land reform beneficiaries in May

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Workers load newly harvested sugarcane stalks in Barangay Mabilog in Concepcion town, Tarlac province. The area is part of Hacienda Luisita. INQUIRER  FILE PHOTO

The Department of Agrarian Reform is confident it would be able to complete the installation of land reform beneficiaries at Hacienda Luisita by next month barring any disruption or harassment by outside forces.

Posted: April 24th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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