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Paolo Duterte resigns as Davao City vice mayor

MANILA, Dec 25 (Mabuhay) — Davao City Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte has resigned from his post. “I hereby tender my resignation as Vice Mayor of Davao City effective today, December 25, 2017,” Duterte said in a speech during a special session of the city council on...
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Duterte on Davao mall fire: Truth will come out

MANILA, Dec 26 (Mabuhay) — President Rodrigo Duterte said Tuesday he assured families of 37 people who perished in shopping mall fire in Davao City 2 days before Christmas that the truth will come out. The President, a former mayor of the city, said he broke the news on the...

2 L.A. Fashion District firm owners plead guilty to money laundering

LOS ANGELES – In a case stemming from an investigation into Fashion District businesses using “Black Market Peso Exchange” schemes to launder narcotics proceeds for international drug cartels, an import-export textile business and two executives have pleaded guilty to federal...
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South Border ‘originals’ deliver in LA reunion concert  

By Abner Galino The South Border “originals,” with help from friends (vocals Leo Mercedes, King Pintal and Jacque Abad Santos) delivered well in their reunion concert last Friday (December 22) at the Envision Center in Van Nuys. With a rather long list of artists who showed off...

PDEA chief surprised over actor Mark Fernandez’s acquittal from drug raps

MANILA – Former regional director of the Philippine National Police (PNP) in Central Luzon and now director general of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA), Aaron Aquino, on Wednesday expressed surprise over the acquittal of TV and movie actor Mark Anthony Fernandez, who...

Duterte appoints ex-BOC chief as OCD deputy administrator Under Senate detention, Faeldon was linked to P6.4-billion meth bust

MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte has appointed former Bureau of Customs chief Nicanor Faeldon as Deputy Administrator III of the Department of National Defense-Office of Civil Defense (DND-OCD). Currently, Faeldon is detained at the Senate after refusing to testify on the probe...

House okays promotion of safe, non-hazardous children’s products

MANILA – The House of Representatives has approved on third and final reading a measure that seeks to regulate the importation, manufacture, distribution, and sale of children’s products containing hazardous chemicals. With 189 affirmative votes, the House unanimously approved...

NCRPO to ‘double’ effort vs indiscriminate New Year’s gunfire

MANILA, Dec 26 (Mabuhay) — National Capital Region Police Office chief Director Oscar Albayalde on Monday vowed that there would be significant police visibility during New Year’s celebration to ensure public safety. “We will continue intensify police visibility...

Military on highest alert as NPA marks 49th anniversary

MANILA, Dec 26 (Mabuhay) — The Armed Forces of the Philippines will be on the highest alert as communist guerrillas celebrate their 49th founding anniversary on Wednesday, a military spokesman said Tuesday. Both the military and the New People’s Army are observing a...

Do what is right,’ Duterte tells son Paolo on resignation

MANILA, Dec 26 (Mabuhay) — President Rodrigo Duterte said Tuesday he told his son, Davao City Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte, to “do what is right,” after the latter offered to quit his post. The young Duterte resigned as vice mayor on Christmas Day, citing...
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