MARY GLEEFER F. JALEA

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Transport group Piston on Tuesday said it would give students a 20-percent fare discount as ordered by the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) but sought compensation from the government once the cut is implemented. “Medyo mabigat sa bulsa ang discount kasi drayber ang mag-a-absorb nun. Pero di namin…

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A 3.5-magnitude earthquake hit Samar on Sunday, causing no damage, the Philippine Institute for Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said. But Phivolcs warned aftershocks may be expected in the region. The quake, recorded at 5:22 p.m., was located at 12 kilometers (km) northeast of Hinahangan with a depth of 24 km.…

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The popularity and easy access to social media have made it easier for pimps to sell children and for young women to advertise their sex services, a Philippine study showed. Social media has emerged as a tool by which children in the Philippines are sexually exploited, according to a group.…

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Mayor Herbert Bautista on Wednesday called on the Quezon City Police District (QCPD) to be vigilant and not to ignore the possibility that extremists may also sow terror in Metro Manila. “Terrorism does not have a face. Hindi porke’t nawala si Maute, wala na ‘yan. We want our (police) to…

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Typhoon Paolo has maintained its strength, while a low pressure area (LPA) continues to bring scattered rains over Palawan, the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said on Wednesday. The state-run weather bureau added that Paolo was located at 735 kilometers east of Guiuan, Eastern Samar, packing maximum…

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After calling its second day of strike “successful,” transport group Piston on Tuesday warned of a longer protest if President Rodrigo Duterte does not talk to them and hear their pleas along with other groups condemning the public utility vehicle (PUV) modernization program. “Kung kinakailangan ngang gawing isang linggo, gagawin…

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TROPICAL storm Paolo (international codename: Lan) has slightly intensified, the state-run weather bureau reported in a Tuesday morning forecast. According to the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa), Paolo at 3 a.m. was located 885 kilometers east of Guiuan, Eastern Samar, with maximum sustained winds of 85 kilometers…

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AFTER calling the second day of its transport strike “successful”, a group of jeepney drivers warned of a longer protest if President Rodrigo Duterte would not talk to them, along with other groups, to stop the implementation of the public utility vehicle (PUV) modernization program. “Kung kinakailangan ngang gawing isang…

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