IZA IGLESIAS, TMT

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While El Niño is on a diminishing stage, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) warned that the possibility of the country experiencing La Niña is rising. According to the state weather bureau’s bulletin, the current El Niño continues to weaken in the tropical Pacific. It added that…

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Operatives of the Quezon City Police District (QCPD) on Thursday arrested two Chinese nationals for alleged illegal drugs trade and confiscated one kilo of suspected shabu worth P5 million. Police Chief Supt. Edgardo Tinio identified the suspects as Xiongwei Chen, 42, alias Choleng and Weier Chen, 40, both of Fujian,…

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Quezon City Mayor Herbert “Bistek” Bautista and Vice Mayor Josefina “Joy” Belmonte won fresh mandates through landslide wins and have been proclaimed winners on by the city’s Board of Canvassers. The 47-year old Bautista edged his three rivals — Martin Sanchez, Alexander Lague and Leon Peralta — garnering 729,917 votes.…

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The female nurse who was punched and verbally harassed while inside a UV Express van that went viral in the social media formally filed a complaint against the suspect – John Michael Musni – on Friday. Joan Belen, with her lawyer Raymond Fortun, filed cases of slight physical injuries, oral…

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INTERIOR Secretary Mel Senen Sarmiento has assured the continuing support of his department and its attached agencies to the National Anti-Drug Plan of Action (NADPA) that President Benigno Aquino 3rd ordered implemented and institutionalized. NADPA is the blueprint that describes the strategies and programs to be undertaken by the government…

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Quezon City residents were reminded by the city government that digging water sources, which they may be tempted to do owing to the lingering effect of El Niño and the scorching summer weather, is prohibited without a permit. Ordinance SP-1682, series of 2006, as amended by Ordinance No. SP-2016, series…

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SECRETARY Mel Senen Sarmiento of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) said he is ready to face charges reportedly filed against him in connection with a face-off between farmers and the police in Kidapawan City, North Cotabato, that led to a violent dispersal earlier this month. Sarmiento…

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The Land Transportation Office (LTO) on Tuesday started the processing of license plates before releasing them to the public. LTO Chief Roberto Cabrera 3rd and the Commission On Audit (COA) led the opening and inspection of 11 container vans where the 300,000 pairs of license plates and 400,000 plates for…

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A video showing Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte cursing Pope Francis and praising the New People’s Army (NPA) went viral after television networks refused to air it. The video, titled “Pamana ni Duterte,” viewed and shared by thousands in different social media sites, was originally made as an advertisement material…

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The local government of Zamboanga del Norte declared a state of calamity on Monday after the province’s damage to crops affected by the El Niño phenomenon reached P162,401,155. A total of 5,642 hectares of farmlands were affected in 10 municipalities including Sergio Osmeña, Sibutad, Piñan, Labason, Gutalac, Godod, Sindagan, Manukan,…

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