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A total of 108 registered voters of Precinct 1100B of Barangay 269, Zone 25, District 3, City of Manila, was excluded by two Metropolitan Trial Courts (MTCs) of Manila based on petitions for exclusion filed by Domingo Vacal and Ramon Cheng, barangay (village) chairman and kagawad, respectively, of the village.…

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Movie and television actor Dingdong Dantes has expressed his desire to join the congressional race in Quezon City’s District 2 in the 2019 elections. On Saturday, The Manila Times Entertainment tried to confirm whether Dantes is indeed considering running for a government post. Both the actor and his manager Perry…

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Manila Electric Co. (Meralco) announced on Friday an increase of P0.2250 per kilowatt hour (kWh) this month, the third time since January. In effect, electricity rates will now be P10.55 per kWh from P10.32 per kWh in March. In a statement, Meralco said power rates went up because of the P0.1773 per…

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The Philippine Navy, through its Technical Inspection and Acceptance Committee (TIAC), has approved the critical design review (CDR) for the allegedly anomalous Frigate Acquisition Project (FAP). Capt. Lued Lincuna, Navy spokesman, on Friday said the acceptance made by the TIAC marks a “major milestone” for the project consisting of 71…

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THE Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) has suspended the participation of foreign principals or representatives of foreign recruitment agencies (FRAs) with accredited or registered job orders in the recruitment of household service workers amid rampant incidents of abuses against HSWs or domestic helpers. “Given the increasing number of reported abuses…

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Fifty-four minors were killed from July 2016 to August 2017 during the first year of the Duterte administration’s war on drugs, according to the watchdog Children’s Legal Rights and Development Center (CLRDC). Kian de los Santos was the 54th victim, the CLRDC said. De los Santos, 17, was found dead on…

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The Sandiganbayan’s Fourth Division has inhibited from hearing a plunder case filed against former Bureau of Immigration (BI) deputy commissioners Al Argosino and Michael Robles and Wenceslao Sombero Jr. in connection with alleged receipt of money in exchange for release of supposedly illegal Chinese workers. The case was designated by…

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Former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo marked her 71st birthday on Thursday by wishing for a peaceful conduct of barangay (village) elections in May. “I wish that we have peaceful barangay elections,” she said before her supporters who gathered at Saint Augustine Church in her hometown of Lubao, Pampanga, at 10 a.m. where a Mass…

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The Department of Education (DepEd) announced on Thursday that it will distribute new set of computer packages to public schools nationwide starting this year. In a news conference at Juan Sumulong High School in Cubao, Quezon City, the Education department also announced timelines for delivery and installation of the packages…

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