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A Chinese businessman was killed in an ambush on Thursday night in Manila. Jayson Chua, 43, was reportedly on his way home from Makati City. Upon reaching F. B. Harrison Street unidentified suspects opened fire at him, killing him instantly. Chua sustained several gunshot wounds in his head and body.…

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GENERAL SANTOS CITY: The government’s Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) program is still a work in progress and its implementor, the Department of Social Welfare and Development, does not pretend to claim that it is being smoothly implemented. Overall, however, the program is seen as a success since the poorest of…

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TWO station commanders of the Manila Police District were relieved from their posts after they failed to stop illegal gambling in their areas of responsibilities. Sacked were Supt. Julius Anonuevo of Station 1 and Supt. Rolando Opriasa of Station 10. Director Rolando Asuncion said police community precincts commanders Insp. Edward…

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The Philippines is number one in online casino in Asia, according to international gaming experts. Harmen Brenninkmejer, senior vice president of Inspired Interactive, said online gaming is legal in the Philippines and is under control of government agencies. Benninkmejer, who spoke at a conference in Macau last week, added that…

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Four members of the Manila police were held hostage for two hours by the personnel of a fellow police officer who allegedly maintains an illegal gambling house in the city’s Tondo district. Initial reports said District Director Rolando Asuncion on Friday morning at about 9:45 a.m. ordered four police officers…

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Agents of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) have filed trafficking of minors charges against four women. Maris Bella Doctor, alias Mommy Grace, and her companions were arrested in her Taurus Videoke and Disco Bar in Laoag City, Ilocos Norte, in an entrapment last week. Minors Dani, Anlynn and Jheg,…

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MACAU, China: The Global Gaming Expo Asia kicked off on Tuesday here with experts saying the growth in casino business is anchored on an increase in the number of small rollers or what they call mass market. And, according to the experts, the Philippines is no exception to the global…

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Filipino Grandmaster Wesley So has widened his lead in the Elite Group of the Capablanca Memorial in Havana, Cuba after eight rounds. So, handling white pieces, defeated top seed Leinier Perez Dominguez of Cuba in 64 moves of Sicilian Defense, Najdorf variation. He now has 5.5 points going into the…

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The family of missing celebrity fashion designer Vekart Adrao, 49, on Friday sought the help of the National Bureau of Investigation. Adrao lives in Marikina City. According to his sibling who asked not to be identified, the designer was last seen on May 6 after a customer paid him a…

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