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Anticipating the heavy traffic on school opening, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) will open its centralized bus terminal for the southwest-bound provincial buses on the second week of June. MMDA Chairman Francis Tolentino said that the project is pushing through after they public consultations with stakeholders. The terminal is…

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OFFICIALS of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) led by Chairman Sixto Brillantes Jr. may be slapped with charges if it is proven that they abused their authority in receiving millions of pesos in intelligence funds. According to Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption (VACC) Chairman Dante Jimenez, there is a need…

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The Commission on Elections (Comelec) chief insisted on Thursday that the intelligence fund for the poll body was approved by the Office of the President and therefore aboveboard. “There is clearance from Malacañang… all the supporting documents are there,” Chairman Sixto Brillantes said in justifying the controversial fund. On Wednesday,…

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The barangay captain who has accused Sarangani Rep. Manny Pacquiao and his bodyguards of ganging up on him two days before the elections said on Wednesday that he will not back down in pressing charges against the boxing champion and his men.

Alfredo Belgica, who heads Barangay San Jose in General Santos City, told The Manila
Times he will pursue the filing of formal charges against Pacquiao and his body guards before the court.

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PRESIDENT Benigno Aquino 3rd has appointed a new tax court magistrate. Former Malolos, Bulacan Regional Trial Court Judge Ma. Belen Ringpis Liban has been named Associate Justice of the Court of Tax Appeals (CTA). Aquino signed the appointment papers of Liban last May 17 and Malacanang sent her appointment to…

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A Filipino worker who was attacked with a bat by a group of Taiwanese teenagers amid the furor over the killing of a Taiwanese fisherman by Philippine Coast Guard personnel has said the tension has subsided and that relations between Filipinos and Taiwanese have returned to normal.

Jose de Leon, an Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) in Taiwan who was ganged up on by the teenagers, said in a radio interview Monday that “everything is back to normal.”

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The six leading candidates in the senatorial race were proclaimed by the Commission on Elections (Comelec) Thursday night, and the six other winners might be proclaimed today. The Comelec went ahead with the partial proclamation at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) Forum in Pasay City after rejecting a petition…

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Malacanang appealed to the Taiwanese people to treat Filipinos in that country decently in the midst of new tensions triggered by the killing of a Taiwanese fisherman off Batanes last week.There are reports that some Filipino workers in Taiwan were being harassed by some Taiwanese. Presidential spokesman Edwin Lacierda said…

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TAIPEI – Taiwan on Wednesday froze the hiring of Philippine workers and recalled its envoy to Manila in protest over the killing of a fisherman, rejecting an apology over the incident as inadequate. The 65-year-old fisherman was shot dead by Philippine coastguards last week after they said his vessel had…

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By Llanesca Panti, Johanna M. Sampan, Bernice Camille V. Bauzon  And Ritchie Horario Reporters HUNDREDS of Precinct Count Optical Scan (PCOS) machines turned out to be defective on election day, prompting calls to ban the use of the equipment in future polls. Poll watchdog Kontra Daya co-convenor, Dr. Gani Tapang,…