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Transport group Pinagkaisang Samahan ng mga Tsuper at Operator Nationwide (PISTON) will stage today its second protest rally against the government’s modernization program for public utility vehicles. Members of Piston, made up of public utility jeepney drivers and operators, will assemble at the Welcome Rotonda, Quezon City, at 12 in…

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The Makati city government wants more youth engagement in its ongoing campaign against illegal drugs. Mayor Abigail Binay urged the youth from the city’s schools and barangay (villages) to get involved in the “Pag-asa sa Makati” campaign, which is aimed at developing active youth advocates who will serve as the…

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PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte fired Social Security System (SSS) commissioner Jose Gabriel “Pompee” La Viña because of his repeated requests for millions of pesos to fund media programs and for waging a “vilification” campaign against the agency’s executives, Malacañang disclosed on Saturday. In a statement, Palace spokesman Harry Roque Jr. cited…


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Thousands gathered at the Quezon City Memorial Circle (QCMC) on Saturday to express support for the proposed shift to a federal system of government. Led by Cagayan Economic Zone Authority Administrator Raul Lambino, a coalition of multi-sectoral groups supporting federalism as well as delegates from local government units filled the…

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As part of his heightened crackdown on communist insurgency in the country, President Rodrigo Duterte is bent on offering monetary rewards to soldiers for killing New People’s Army (NPA) members, a Palace official said. In a television interview, Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar said Duterte was “serious” about the bounty…

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BAGUIO CITY: The leadership of the Philippine Air Force (PAF) expressed dismay over the cancellation of the procurement of 412 helicopters from Canada, saying the scrapped deal would hamper the military’s modernization efforts. Lt. Gen. Galileo Gerard Kintanar Jr., commanding general of the PAF, however, clarified that the procurement will push…

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Business

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FRANKFURT AM MAIN: One of Germany’s top courts will decide Thursday whether some diesel vehicles can be banned from parts of cities like Stuttgart and Duesseldorf to reduce air pollution, a possible landmark judgement for the “car nation”. Eyes have turned to the Federal Administrative Court in Leipzig after years…

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SAN FRANCISCO: World-famous guitar maker Gibson, whose instruments have been played by the likes of John Lennon and Elvis Presley, is facing serious financial problems that threaten its very existence. The mythical company—in Nashville, Tennessee since 1894—on Monday brought in a new financial director, Benson Woo, to try to rescue…

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Life can sometimes get hectic and there are a lot of things that take up so much of our time and energy. As a result, we lose time for ourselves, to relax and fortify our relationships. Eventually, this imbalance could lead to a burnout. Providing this balance is one of…

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For most households, storage space is always an issue. Decluttering the proper way and getting ingenious home products (or making them) could help us maximize the space we have without sacrificing aesthetics. This would also streamline one’s organization by grouping like items together and making them easier to find. Below…

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The Philippines International Furniture Show (known to some simply as PIFS) is one of Southeast Asia’s premier trade fairs, offering an extensive range of furniture products, accessories, and décor. It is jointly organized by the Cebu Furniture Industries Foundation Inc. (CFIF), the Chamber of Furniture Industries of the Philippines (CFIP),…

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Robins Design Center introduces several design brands and showrooms featuring unique finishing materials and latest trends in home decor that are unique, stylish, and are of the highest quality. Homeowners who would like to decorate their haven to reflect their distinct taste and preferences can go to Robins Design Center…

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Regions

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THE first phase of the P24.4-billion Bulacan Bulk Water Supply Project (BBWSP) which is expected to be completed in October, is proceeding ahead of schedule, listed conglomerate San Miguel Corp. (SMC) said in a statement. The first stage is targeted for completion by October and the second stage by April…

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BAGUIO CITY: The City government set rules on dog photo shoot activities at the Mines View Park to ensure safety of park goers and animals used in the trade. Mayor Mauricio Domogan said recent reports showed an alarming record of biting, grasping, scuffing and scratching of park goers by dogs…

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SHARIFF AGUAK, Maguindanao: Two groups belonging to the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) clashed early on Friday for control of banana farm causing panic among villagers at disputed areas in at least two municipalities here. Lt. Col. Gerry Besana, spokesman for the Army-led anti-crime Task Force Central, said information reaching…

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ZAMBOANGA CITY: Suspected Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) bandits strafed a cargo ship, wounding two of its crew in a failed hijacking off the waters of Basilan near Sibago Island late on Friday. Authorities said the attack on MV Kudos 1 that was sailing for Davao City to deliver its cargo…

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THE Cagayan Valley region will soon become the Asian version of Silicon Valley with the Cagayan Economic Zone Authority (CEZA) aiming to become the first financial technology (FinTech) hub to rise in Santa Ana town in Cagayan province. Raul Lambino, CEZA administrator and chief executive officer, said the Cagayan ecozone…

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BAGUIO CITY: The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) recently launched here a task force aimed at curbing illegal mining in the country. Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu said the DENR–Cordillera office is the best place to launch the task force because of the numerous mining activities in Benguet and…

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World

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MALÉ, Maldives: The Maldives’ top court has suspended 12 pro-opposition legislators before a crucial parliamentary vote Monday, emboldening President Abdulla Yameen as he clings to power in the troubled islands. The Supreme Court decision late Sunday reverses its original order to reinstate the MPs, who had defected from the ruling…

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TOKYO: Palmreading could take on a whole new meaning thanks to a new invention from Japan: an ultra-thin display and monitor that can be stuck directly to the body. The band-aid-like device is just one millimeter thick and can monitor important health data as well as send and receive messages,…

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FORT LAUDERDALE, United States: A survivor of the Parkland school shooting called out US President Donald Trump on Saturday (Sunday) over his ties to the powerful National Rifle Association, as several thousand rallied in Florida to demand urgent action on gun control. Three days after a troubled teen armed with…

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TWO people were killed in a collision of four vehicles in Cebu on Monday, police said. Police identified the fatalities as Baldimito Dela Cruz, 58; and Lu John Narry Navarro, 29. The incident happened at the South Road Properties (SRP) in Barangay Tangke, Talisay City, south of Cebu. Initial investigation…

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FORMER Navy Flag Officer-in-Command Vice Admiral Ronald Joseph Mercado on Monday cleared Special Assistant to the President Christopher “Bong” Go, of any involvement in the P15.7-billion frigate deal between the Philippine Navy (PN) and a South Korean firm. Mercado, in a prepared statement read during the hearing by Senate Committee on National Defense…

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SPECIAL Assistant to the President (SAP) Christopher “Bong” Go on Monday said President Rodrigo Duterte advised him to tell “the truth only” as he faced the Senate’s investigation into the controversial Philippine Navy’s P15.7-billion frigate deal. Go reportedly intervened in the procurement process of the Navy’s controversial selection of the combat management…

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