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Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada distributed P2.1-million worth of construction materials to the fire victims in Barangay 770, Zone 84 in San Andres Bukid area to rebuild their destroyed houses. The fire destroyed about 50 houses, affecting 71 families or 235 persons, according to Barangay Chaiman Lourdes Delgado. It was the…

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A motorcycle rider was beyond recognition after he was run over by a long-bed mixer truck early morning on Friday in Manila. Manila Police District Traffic Enforcement Unit investigators have yet to identify the victim who was wearing a black t-shirt and shorts but had no helmet. He was driving…

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Self-confessed drug lord Kerwin Espinosa of Albuera, Leyte, on Friday morning entered a not guilty plea in connection with drug charges against him. Espinosa, son of slain Albuera Mayor Rolando Espinosa, maintained his innocence of the charges filed against him before Judge Silvino Pampilo Jr. of the Manila Regional Trial…

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ALLEGED drug lord Kerwin Espinosa of Albuera, Leyte on Friday morning entered a not guilty plea in connection with illegal drug trade charges. Espinosa, son of slain Albuera Mayor Rolando Espinosa, maintained his innocence from the charges filed against him before Judge Silvino Pampilo Jr. of the Manila Regional Trial Court Branch…

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A recruiter of the Maute group in Mindanao was charged with rebellion on Wednesday for allegedly using social media to enlist jihadists, Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre said. Karen Aizha Hamidon, 36, was arrested on October 11 by the National Bureau of Investigation’s Counter-Terrorism Division in her condominium at the Bonifacio…

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A man clutching two sachets of shabu was shot dead by an unidentified man in Tondo, Manila on Wednesday. Police Officer 3 Michael Marragun said the victim was 30 to 35 years old, 5-foot-7 in height, clad in red shirt, black shorts, and slippers. He died of gun shot wounds…

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Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada on Tuesday has ordered the revival of anti-drug abuse councils in the city’s 896 barangays. Estrada said his action was in support of President Rodrigo Duterte’s decision to turn over the government’s anti-drug war to the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) amid the allegations of abuse…

THAILAND-BASED BUSINESSMEN:

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With a market of 100 million, cost-effective wages and an English-speaking workforce, the Philippines is very attractive to foreign investors, a group of Thailand-based businessmen said on Monday. Officers of the One Belt One Road (OBOR) Association visited the Philippines from October 11 to 16 to look at investment opportunities…

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The government and the private sector came together on Friday to address disaster management in a bid to make the country more resilient to calamities and other emergencies. Launched was the Resilient Cities/Municapalities Leadership Program for Local Chief Executives at the SMX Convention Center in SM Aura Premier in Taguig…

CLIMATE CHANGE

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CLIMATE change is happening now, so there is a need to anticipate its effects on life and property. The Philippines, according to the CCC, or Climate Change Commission, is nowhere safe because of a number of factors affecting it, such as the excessive presence of carbon dioxide or greenhouse gases…

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