JAIME PILAPIL, TMT

THE MANILA TIMES ROUNDTABLE

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Areas of interest: natural disaster management, tourism Chile’s Ambassador to the Philippines Jose Miguel Capdevila is confident that it will just be a matter of time before Manila and Santiago sign a free trade deal (FTA) that will usher in vibrant exchanges of products, investments and people. “We see the…

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The cities of Manila and Bacoor in Cavite signed a sister city agreement to promote business and cultural exchanges after the City Council approved and endorsed the sisterhood pact. Bacoor is the 22nd twin city of Manila including the City of Dili, Timor-Leste which Estrada himself signed with Prime Minister…

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The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) filed criminal charges against nine individuals in connection with the smuggling of P6.4 billion worth of shabu from China that passed through the Bureau of Customs’ (BoC) “green lane.” Charged at the Department of Justice for importation of dangerous drugs were Taiwanese Chen I.…

HOUSE PANEL URGES PRESIDENT:

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THE Committee on Dangerous Drugs at the House of Representatives wants President Rodrigo Duterte to dismiss Customs Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon right away for gross incompetence and corruption. “When he assumed office, he centralized all powers by creating a command center. He did not even ask permission from the Secretary of…

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Without a “predicate crime,” the Anti-Money Laundering Council (AMLC) cannot freeze the bank accounts of beleaguered Commission on Elections Chairman Andres Bautista, an official of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) said. The NBI official, who spoke to The Manila Times on condition of anonymity, said, “AMLC could only order…

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The city government of Manila on Friday ordered the 54 families still occupying the Delpan Evacuation Center in Tondo to vacate the area, saying they have been overstaying in the facility. City Department of Social Welfare and Development chief Nanette Tanyag said, originally, there were 2,000 families who sought refuge…

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Two persons were killed in a buy-bust early morning on Friday in Santa Ana, Manila. Police identified the alleged drug pushers as Rolly Viros, 24 and his brother Ronnie Viros, 22, residents of 1624 Sagrada Familia Street, corner Topacio Street, San Andres Bukid. Operatives of Dagonoy Police Community Precinct of…

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