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Manila police cautioned devotees of the Santo Niño in Manila’s Tondo district against celebrating the fiesta this Saturday and Sunday by drinking on the streets. Manila Police District (MPD) spokeman Supt. Erwin Margarejo said on Friday that they will go after these “de-botes” (with botthed) since there is a city…

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THE Manila Regional Trial Court (RTC) has issued a warrant of arrest against Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) leaders Benito and Wilma Tiamzon. A January 11 decision of Presiding Judge Thelma Bunyi-Medina of the Manila RTC Branch 32 and released to the public on Wednesday ordered the arrest of…

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THE National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP), not the Manila city government, was the one that allowed the putting up of a statue to Filipino “comfort women,” an official said on Friday. Jojo Alcovendaz, city administrator, was reacting to a statement made by Malacañang spokesman Harry Roque, who had…

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A devotee died while participating in the annual Black Nazarene procession on Tuesday, National Capital Region Police Officer (NCRPO) chief Oscar Albayalde said Wednesday. He identified the lone fatality as Ramil de la Cruz, 51, a former personnel of the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP). De la Cruz…

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The Manila Police District (MPD) announced on Friday that it will implement road closures and re-routing of vehicles starting Sunday in preparation for the procession of the Black Nazarene on Tuesday, January 9. The traslacion, or the transferring of the Black Nazarene’s replica from Quirino Grandstand to Quiapo Church, is…

BLACK NAZARENE FEAST

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THE Philippine National Police (PNP) will impose a 48-hour gun and liquor ban in the city of Manila from January 8 to January 10, 2018 for the annual Feast of the Black Nazarene. The gun ban will mean the temporary suspension of permits to carry firearms from midnight of January…

TO SECURE NAZARENE PROCESSION

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THE Philippine National Police (PNP) will deploy 6,500 policemen to keep law and order and secure the millions of devotees who will be joining the procession during the Feast of the Black Nazarene on January 9. Manila Police District (MPD) spokesman Supt. Erwin Margarejo on Tuesday said 5,000 Manila policemen…

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At least 31 Black Nazarene devotees were reported hurt during the thanksgiving procession at Quiapo church in Manila on Sunday. Some of the devotees who experienced dizziness and fainted were given first aid at the medical tents stationed around the church. Reports said about 250,000 devotees participated in the thanksgiving…

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THE Philippine National Police (PNP) this year has done away with the tradition of taping policemen’s issued firearms, especially in welcoming the New Year. “The chief of the PNP wants to show that we have a disciplined police force. Foreigners, for instance, are confused as to why the muzzle of…

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Members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) want to keep tariff lines to be covered under the proposed Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) to 90-92 percent, Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez said on Monday. “The only acceptable re-calibration is a number that is closer to the 90 percent to…

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