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Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Ronald “Bato” de la Rosa backing a secret detention cell found in a precinct of the Manila Police District (MPD) encourages a “climate of impunity” in the country, according to Commission on Human Rights (CHR) Chairman Luis Manuel Gascon. In a text message relayed by…

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THE Philippine National Police (PNP) and the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) vowed on Saturday to work closely together for the “successful expansion” of the Small Town Lottery (STL) in response to President Rodrigo Duterte’s campaign against illegal gambling and corruption in the country. The STL generated P2.88 billion from…

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THE Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) has reminded all local government units (LGUs) to follow the law that allows duly-licensed insurance companies to transact business anywhere in the country even without permits. In a statement on Saturday, Catalino Cuy, DILG Officer-in-charge and undersecretary, cited Republic Act no. 10607…

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A MAGNITUDE 7.2 earthquake rocked Sarangani, Davao Occidental at 4:23 a.m. on Saturday morning. Tectonic in origin, it was felt 53 kilometers southwest of Sarangani town and damaged several buildings. Two people were injured as residents panicked after a tsunami warning was issued earlier. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and…

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Notorious leader of the Panes Drug Group, Marvin Panes, was killed during the drug buy-bust initiated by the Quezon City Police District (QCPD) Police Station on Thursday. Barangay (village) and police officials continuously monitored his activities and after confirming that he had not ceased his criminal activities, anti-drug operatives conducted…

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A coalition of labor groups on Thursday called on President Rodrigo Duterte to “walk the talk” in ending contractualization (endo), not legitimize it, through Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) Order 174. At a news conference in Quezon City, Buklurang Manggagawa ng Pilipinas (BMP) Chairman Leody de Guzman said they…

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Tropical depression Dante intensified into a storm as it entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) on Tuesday night, the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) reported on Wednesday. In its 5 p.m. weather bulletin on Wednesday, the center or the eye of Dante was estimated at 1,105…

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Fire razed a slum area in Project 4 in Quezon City on Wednesday. Quezon City Fire Marshal Supt. Manuel Manuel said the fire started at 10:14 a.m. and originated from the second floor bedroom of Bryan Credito, 26, located at Block 33 Lot 4 Oval Street, PUD Site Bliss, Barangay…

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A tropical depression has entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility, the second weather disturbance since the start of the dry season. The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said the tropical depression will be named “Dante.” “As of now, Dante is located 1,285 kilometers east of Southern Luzon.…

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An investigation of an allegedly anomalous software project for the agency’s flagship program known as Mamamayang Ayaw sa Anomalya, Mamamayang Ayaw sa Iligal na Droga (MASA MASID) has been ordered by Catalino Cuy, Interior undersecretary and officer-in-charge. The order came after reports received by the Department of Interior and Local…

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