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Vitangcol to sue Czech envoy

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Metro Rail Transit general manager Al Vitangcol III. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Embattled Metro Rail Transit general manager Al Vitangcol III said on Wednesday that he would file criminal charges against Czech Ambassador to the Philippines Josef Rychtar “most probably” within the week for implicating him in a $30-million extortion try on the executives of the Czech company Inekon.

Posted: April 23rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

5 OFWs from Negros quarantined for MERS-CoV tests

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Five Negrense overseas workers have been quarantined for possible Middle East Respiratory Syndrome-Corona Virus (MERS-CoV) infection but two so far have been found negative for the disease, Dr. Ernell Tumimbang, Negros Occidental provincial health officer, said on Monday.

Posted: April 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Aquino oversees meeting on security plans for WEF, Apec in Manila

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President Benigno Aquino III. INQUIRER.net file photo

President Benigno Aquino III has taken it upon himself to check on the Philippine National Police (PNP)’s preparations to secure two high-profile international gatherings the country will host in 2014 and 2015

Posted: April 14th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Massage attendant arrested on rape complaint filed by Japanese tourist

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A male massage attendant was jailed for allegedly sexually assaulting his client, a Japanese woman, inside a spa on Monday night in Quezon City.

Posted: April 9th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Extort try case in MRT deal hits a snag

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The National Bureau of Investigation is still studying what proper charges to file against those implicated in the Metro Rail Transit controversy (MRT) when no money actually changed hands, according to a source in the bureau privy to the investigation.

Posted: April 8th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Senate joins probe of alleged extort try on Czech firm

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Sen. Francis Escudero (inset) said the Senate committee on finance, of which he is the chair, would take up with officials of the Department of Transportation and Communications the alleged extortion try on the Czech train maker Inekon in relation to how it slowed down the delivery of more coaches for the Metro Rail Transit. INQUIRER FILE PHOTOS

The Senate will start looking into the alleged $30-million extortion attempt on a Czech train maker when the scandal is raised in Monday’s inquiry into delayed government projects, including the purchase of 48 new coaches for the badly congested Metro Rail Transit.

Posted: April 7th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Palace wants probe of $30M extort try on Czech firm in MRT deal expedited

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Malacañang wants to expedite the criminal investigation of allegations that Metro Rail Transit (MRT) general manager Al Vitangcol attempted to extort $30 million from a Czech company seeking to supply new train coaches.

Posted: April 6th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

24 cocaine bars found in van in Davao

Cocaine. AFP FILE PHOTO

Mayor Rodrigo Duterte said the discovery of cocaine bars in a container van at a container yard in Tibungco District here on Saturday indicated that the country must be the new transshipment point of drugs in neighboring countries in Asia.

Posted: March 24th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Quevedo sees awesome responsibility in appointment as cardinal

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Orlando Cardinal Quevedo of the Oblates of Mary Immaculate. INQUIRER file photo

The newly installed cardinal from Mindanao admitted Monday evening that his elevation to his new post in the Catholic Church hierarchy means greater responsibility in working for peace, harmony and development-building in Mindanao and the country as a whole.

Posted: March 11th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Aquino lauds Filipinos in Kuala Lumpur

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Philippine President Benigno Aquino III, center, listens to an unidentified officer as he walks with Malaysian King Sultan Abdul Halim Mu'adzam Shah, left, during a welcome ceremony at Parliament Square in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Friday, Feb. 28, 2014. AP FILE PHOTO

Through oceans and borders, the “bayanihan” (civic or sense of community) spirit is alive and well.

Posted: March 3rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

P9M set aside for Aquino’s Malaysia state visit—Palace

President Benigno Aquino III. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

At least P9 million was set aside for the first state visit of President Benigno Aquino III to Malaysia on Thursday, Malacañang said in a statement.

Posted: February 27th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Corpses still being found in Tacloban 4 months after ‘Yolanda’

RESIDENTS of the village of Sagkahan in Tacloban City view the destruction left by Supertyphoon “Yolanda” on their community. FILE PHOTO

Bodies are still being found under the wreckage almost four months after Super Typhoon “Yolanda” ravaged the Philippines as survivors struggle to rebuild their lives, officials said Thursday.

Posted: February 27th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Gunmen kill girl, wound dozens at Thai anti-govt rally

In this Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014 photo, a protester injured in an anti-government rally arrives for treatment at a hospital in Trat Province, 300 kilometers (180 miles) east of Bangkok, Thailand. At least 35 people were hurt Saturday night when the rally was attacked by gunmen, police said. Police Lt. Thanabhum Newanit said attackers shot into the crowd and two explosive devices went off. AP

A five-year-old girl was killed and 30 other people were wounded after gunmen sprayed bullets on an anti-government rally in eastern Thailand, police said Sunday.

Posted: February 23rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

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