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DASMARIÑAS Rep. Elpidio Barzaga on Saturday said the plunder complaint filed against several lawmakers may be compromised if Commission on Audit (CoA) Chairman Grace Pulido-Tan is appointed Associate Justice of the Supreme Court (SC). Tan is among the candidates nominated to replace Supreme Court Associate Justice Roberto Abad who will…

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The US Navy dispatched its most technologically advanced search aircraft to an empty quarter of the Indian Ocean on Thursday to look for two large pieces of debris that may provide the first physical evidence in the investigation of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. Experts were hopeful that the debris would…

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It looks like the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) and the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) are not on the same page as far as scheduling the repair of the Magallanes Interchange in Makati City is concerned. Reynaldo Tagudando, DPWH National Capital Region director, wants work on the…

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Only a tougher enforcement of the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act can stop the reckless dumping of waste into the country’s waterways, particularly in Metro Manila where garbage chokes creeks and rivers, an environmental watchdog said. “While pleased with the ongoing efforts by private and public groups to rehabilitate Estero…


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SECRETARY Corazon Soliman, of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) should be held liable for the reported dumping of relief goods intended for the survivors of Super Typhoon Yolanda in the Visayas Region, an opposition lawmaker said. According to Sen. Jinggoy Estrada, Soliman cannot claim that she was…

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A SUMMIT that was supposed to put an end to the problems faced by truckers was temporarily stalled by the absence of representatives from the city government of Manila. As a result, the truckers went home with no solution in sight. The haulers’ insistence to a 24-hour access to Manila…

Business

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The Philippines may import more sugar to avert a possible increase in retail prices, the Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA) said on Wednesday, citing supply issues arising from a prevailing dry spell. In an interview, SRA Administrator Ma. Regina Bautista-Martin said the agency would be coming up with new guidelines to…

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The Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) has moved the bid submission for the Davao Sasa Port Modernization public-private partnership (PPP) project to a later date. The move was intended give investors more time conduct technical, financial and legal due diligence. In a February 12 bid bulletin, the DOTC gave…

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The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) offered the automotive sector to a Japanese delegation that visited recently in search of investment opportunities in the Philippines. Some 29 Japanese businessmen, led by the Japan External Trade Organization (Jetro), staged a four-day mission to explore investment opportunities. They were said to…

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Customs collections fell short of target in January as global oil prices remained low, the government reported on Wednesday. The Bureau of Customs said it netted P30.9 billion last month, missing the P39.2-billion goal. The result, however, was 5.2 percent higher compared to the P29.4 billion recorded a year earlier.…

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The Department of Energy (DOE) ordered state-owned Philippine National Oil Company (PNOC) to conduct a study for stockpiling oil in the country. Energy Secretary Zenaida Monsada said the study “will include the type of fuel, the volume and the location to store the stockpile.” The move aims to take advantage…

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PUBLIC consultations on the crafting of a joint administrative order governing the use of genetically modified organisms (GMO) have been extended by government line agencies in order to address all concerns from stakeholders, especially small farmers and environment groups. The extension was agreed upon by the departments of Agriculture, Science…

Regions

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A fire of undetermined origin gutted the field office of the Commission on Elections office, a public library and three houses in Antipolo City, Rizal province before midnight on Thursday. Initial reports said no one was injured in the fire, which started at a row of houses behind the building…

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UMINGAN, Pangasinan: Authorities arrested a pastor during a raid on his house on early Thursday where they seized a number of ammunitions. Umingan Police, together with PPSC and Regional Special Operations Task Group (Rsotg), raided the pastor’s house exactly 6 a.m. on Thursday with a search warrant at hand issued…

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PERSONNEL of the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) and Philippine National Police (PNP) on Friday saved a cargo boat from sinking in the waters between Fuga Island and Dalupiri Island in Babuyan Islands, Cagayan province. A report from the Coast Guard Detachment in Calayan said that the cargo boat Macarra started…

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Two big packs containing suspected methamphetamine hydrochloride, or shabu, worth P900,000, were seized from two male pushers by combined operatives of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) and the Philippine Air Force (PAF) during a buy-bust operation in Davao City. PDEA Director General Undersecretary Arturo Cacdac Jr. said that the…

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CABAGAN, Isabela: Two contractual workers of a national government agency were shot dead here the other day, police reports said on Friday. Dead on thespot from multiple gunshot wounds were Arnel Bagani and Joel Baguno, both contractual workers of the National Irrigation Administration (NIA) and both residents of Caniogan Norte…

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BY TINA GANZON CORRESPONDENT LUCENA CITY, Quezon: Increased domestic consumption of coconut products can be the key to tow the coconut industry out of the doldrums, according to the Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA). With the world market price stuck at P18 a kilo of copra in the last two years…

World

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MOSCOW: Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday sent a New Year’s greeting to US counterpart Barack Obama, saying the two countries share mutual responsibility to ensure world peace. In a statement showing Putin’s New Year’s messages to heads of state across the world, the Russian leader addressed Obama despite the…

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GENEVA: The death toll from the Ebola outbreak in west Africa has risen to 7,890 out of 20,171 cases recorded, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday  (Thursday in Manila). Since the previous toll published on Monday, the first confirmed case of Ebola has been diagnosed in Britain. Almost…

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TOKYO: Japan’s estimated number of newborn babies last year fell to 1.001 million, the lowest figure on record, further contributing to the ageing and shrinking of the country’s population, official data showed on Thursday. The number marked an all-time low for the fourth straight year, the health, labor and welfare…

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LILLE, France: A man shot dead his former lover and two other people at a family New Year party in northern France before turning the gun on himself in an apparent crime of passion, police said on Thursday. The 30-year-old also wounded three people, one seriously, with a hunting rifle…

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At least 32 people in the United States have been sickened by listeria-tainted caramel apples — including six who have died — even as companies nationwide continue to recall the treats sold this fall, health officials said on Thursday. Officials with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated…

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Most parts of the country will have sunny to partly cloudy skies on Monday as the easterlies will be the dominant weather system to affect the country, according to Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA). PAGASA said the easterlies or warm winds from the east are affecting the…

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CEBU Archbishop Emeritus Ricardo Cardinal Vidal and six other members of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP), along with leaders of other Christian denominations, have demanded the resignation of President Benigno Aquino 3rd, whose government they described as “morally evil.” “The Church and her pastors must never abandon their duty…

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THE Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) on Sunday admitted that some officials in the previous administration were among those plotting to overthrow the government and have been courting military officers. These personalities, according to Col. Restituto Padilla, AFP spokesman, are reportedly recruiting some officers to support the planned takeover…

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Two Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) bandits were killed while six troopers from the Joint Task Group Basilan were wounded in a clash with the brigands in Barangay Kuhon, Al Barka, Basilan Sunday morning. Lt. Col. Harold Cabunoc, Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) public affairs office chief, said the encounter…

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The Philippine government has put a temporary ban on the import of domestic and wild birds and their products coming from Oregon, the United States, as a precautionary measure against Avian Flu. Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala said the poultry products, including poultry meat, day old chicks, eggs, and semen originating…

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WASHINGTON: It’s true. Don’t believe everything you read on the Internet. In fact, according to a study by media researchers, many news organizations fail to do enough to separate fact from fiction, and often help unverified rumors and reports to go viral online. “Rather than acting as a source of…