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The Bureau of Immigration (BI) will deploy 100 immigration officers to the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) and other major ports in the country in the next few months as the country braces for an influx of travelers. Personnel officer Grifton Medina said 101 new employees, with the rank of…

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The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) on Thursday warned the public to be vigilant, citing a statement of National Capital Region Police Office chief Oscar Albayalde that members of the Maute terror group are possibly hiding in Metro Manila. “In our time now, we should always be vigilant…

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The Bureau of Immigration (BI) is set to deport a South Korean fugitive who fled to the Philippines in 2015 after being wanted in Seoul for allegedly operating a multi-million dollar telephone fraud scheme. BI Commissioner Jaime Morente said Jung Hyojin, 35, was arrested in Malate, Manila on Thursday and is detained…

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CHURCH leaders and members of catholic groups on Saturday gathered at the Quirino Grandstand to protest moves in congress to legalize divorce and the continued drug killings. About 2,000 Catholics joined the protest rally dubbed “Walk for Life,” which was initiated by the Church. The pre-dawn protest was organized by…

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An activist nun and a former president of the exclusive St. Scholastica’s College in Manila on Saturday said President Rodrigo Duterte’s administration is worse than that of then-President Ferdinand Marcos. Sister Mary John Mananzan made the comparison on February 25, the 32nd anniversary of a popular uprising in 1986 that…

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Caloocan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David said an investigation on the incident where churchgoers at San Roque Cathedral in the city ended up with rashes and blisters on their forehead after being marked with a cross on Ash Wednesday ruled out sabotage and found the ashes to contain high acidity level.…

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Ash Wednesday is a reminder of God’s enormous love for mankind, Bishop Ruperto Santos of Balanga said as he urged Catholics to fast and abstain today, the start of the Lenten season. “Ash Wednesday on Valentine’s Day highlights that God is love. He loves us truly and faithfully. And in…

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Manila Auxiliary Bishop Broderick Pabillo has accused President Rodrigo Duterte of promoting “cultural violence’’ when he offered P20,000 to indigenous peoples (IPs) for every member of the communist New People’s Army (NPA) that they kill. “It’s life, we should have a process. We have a process. You cannot just kill,…

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The Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday approved the extension of martial law in Mindanao until the end of 2018, saying rebellion “still persists.” Voting 10-5, the high court found “sufficient factual basis” to extend martial law until December 31, the tribunal’s spokesman Theodore Te said. The five justices who dissented…

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