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A nation of thieves

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Noriyo Ohara, a Japanese woman, came to the Philippines in 2009 to escape from her stepmother who wanted to kill her so she could own all the wealth the father had left the sole heiress.

Posted: June 14th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

5 shot, hacked to death in Pangasinan

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Five people, including a father and his son, were shot and hacked to death by a group of men who barged into their shanty in Bugallon, Pangasinan, early morning Saturday, police said.

Posted: June 8th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Whistle-blowers sue governor

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TWO BRIEFINGS. At left, Pangasinan Gov. Amado Espino Jr. denies allegations that he is “jueteng” Big Boss in his province during a press conference in Lingayen town on Friday. At right, whistle-blower Bugallon Mayor Rodrigo “Ric” Orduña answers questions during the press briefing in Camp Crame. Also present are (from left) Archbishop Oscar Cruz, Interior Secretary Mar Roxas and PNP chief Nicanor Bartolome.COURTESY OF PANGASINAN PROVINCIAL INFORMATION OFFICE; MARIANNE BERMUDEZ

A town mayor who ratted on Pangasinan Gov. Amado Espino Jr.’s involvement in “jueteng” in the province on Friday filed plunder charges against his erstwhile boss and political ally, alleging that Espino accepted P900 million payolas from operators of the illegal numbers game.

Posted: December 15th, 2012 in Banner Story,Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Basketball behind allies’ split

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Blame it on basketball. A disagreement over a referee’s call during a local basketball league involving both their sons triggered the falling out between Pangasinan Gov. Amado Espino Jr. and his trusted aide, Bugallon town Mayor Rodrigo Orduña, which led to the latter’s exposé of the governor’s alleged involvement in jueteng (an illegal numbers game).

Posted: December 15th, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

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