Today’s Breaking News

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A NEWLY elected barangay captain was killed by an undetermined number of armed men in Batangas on Moday, according to a radio report. Demetrio Deomampo, 51, who was elected chairman of Barangay Buso-buso was shot dead in Barangay Pinagtung-Ulan in San Jose. Demetrio was going down his SUV when unknown…

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THREE suspects, including a Filipino-Iranian, were arrested in a buy-bust operation in Quezon City on Monday. They were identified as Filipino-Iranian Omid Hosseini, his Iranian friend Amir Gharehgozlou, and their supplier Kenn Joseph Cruz. Quezon City Police District (QCPD) Chief Joselito Esquivel said operatives from Police Station 8 seized nine sachets…

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CARACAS: President Nicolas Maduro was unsurprisingly declared winner of Venezuela’s election Sunday in a poll rejected as invalid by his rivals, who immediately called for fresh elections to be held later this year. Reeling under a devastating economic crisis, only 46 percent of voters turned out to cast ballots in…

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SEN. President Aquilino Pimentel 3rd on Monday resigned as Senate president and even agreed to nominate Majority Leader Vicente Sotto 3rd as his successor. “I am grateful for the support extended by my colleagues in the Senate during my term,” said Pimentel in a prepared statement, which he read during a press…

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PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte axed a transportation official for allegedly disobeying an order by President Rodrigo Duterte not to entertain his relatives, Malacanang said on Monday. In a press briefing, Palace spokesman Harry Roque, Jr.  said that there were a lot of issues with Transportation Assistant Secretary Mark Tolentino but what caused…

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THE rehabilitation and rebuilding of Marawi City will require an investment of more than P53 billion over the next five years, the National Economic and Development Authority (Neda) said on Monday. In a presentation, Neda Undersecretary Adoracion Navarro said the Bangon Marawi Comprehensive Rehabilitation and Recovery Program’s latest estimates showed that…

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GOVERNMENT debt payments dropped in March due to lower interest and amortization costs, data from the Bureau of the Treasury showed. A total of P33.906 billion was forwarded to creditors during the month, 63.1 percent lower than the P92.071 billion recorded a year earlier. Interest payments, which accounted for the…

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NOT one but three Supreme Courts. This is part of the proposed changes in the judiciary in the draft new Charter being crafted by the Consultative Committee (ConCom). The ConCom has proposed the creation of a Federal Supreme Court, Federal Constitutional Court, which will also serve as the impeachment court,…

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CAMP VICENTE LIM, Laguna – Four drug suspects were arrested in a buy-bust operation here, Chief Superintendent Guillermo Eleazar, regional director of the provincial regional office (PRO) of Calabarzon. Domingo Glodo, Romnick Liberato, Marcelino Archeta and an unidentified surrenderee were arrested by the Drug Enforcement Team of the Calamba City…