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William B. Depasupil

‘Pastillas’ syndicate tough to crack – DoJ

THE syndicate running the bribery racket at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) does not only have Bureau of Immigration (BI) insiders working for it...

DoJ indicts Garin over Dengvaxia

A Department of Justice (DoJ) panel of prosecutors has found probable cause to indict former Health secretary and now Iloilo Rep. Janette Garin and...

No smearing of ashes on foreheads

THE new coronavirus has not only disrupted business and canceled dozens of events, it has also changed age-old traditions of the Catholic Church. As Christians...

Comelec: Cardema too old

THE Commission on Elections (Comelec) has ruled with finality that former National Youth Commission chairman Ronald Cardema is too old to sit as representative of...

BI quarantines 19 personnel

THE Bureau of Immigration (BI) on Monday said 19 of its officers who boarded vessels that carried passengers with travel history from China and...

Tagle assumes post in Vatican

CARDINAL Luis Antonio Tagle has assumed his post as Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples at the Vatican. Tagle left Manila on...

‘Healing priest’ courts controversy after death

FR. Fernando Suarez, known as the “healing priest,”could have been the most sought after clergy if he were still alive today. Suarez, who died last February...

Lifestyle check on 400 govt personnel

ABOUT 400 government officials and employees are now the subject of a lifestyle check by the Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC). Speaking at a forum at...

Judge borrows money from litigants, is fired

THE Supreme Court has fired a regional trial court (RTC) judge after he was found guilty of borrowing money from litigants in his court. In...

Filipina domestic in Dubai dies from coronavirus strain — Bello

A Filipina working in Dubai died from a strain of coronavirus, Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello 3rd disclosed on Thursday. Bello identified the fatality as Amalia Collado...

Virus hits more countries as health official warns world ‘not ready’

BEIJING: The new coronavirus epidemic swelled on Wednesday with cases in South Korea surging past 1,000 after deaths soared in Iran and infections appeared...

Policeman shoots self in Pasig City

A policeman took his own life in Pasig City, the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) reported on Wednesday. Maj. Gen. Debold Sinas, NCRPO chief, identified the...

Qatar eyes diplomatic win with US, Taliban deal

DOHA: Providing neutral space for talks on ending Afghanistan's 18-year conflict has boosted Qatar's international profile and helped it defy a painful embargo enforced...

Egypt’s ex-president Hosni Mubarak dead at 91

CAIRO: Egypt's former long-time president Hosni Mubarak died Tuesday at age 91 at Cairo's Galaa military hospital, his family and state TV said. His son...

SKorea ‘very grave’, Moon says as coronavirus cases approach 1,000

SEOUL: The novel coronavirus outbreak in South Korea is "very grave," President Moon Jae-in said on Tuesday as he visited its epicenter and the...