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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...

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...

Bato says Duterte to give him most challenging post in gov’t

MANILA, Dec 12 (Mabuhay) — Philippine National Police chief Director General Ronald dela Rosa on Tuesday revealed that President Rodrigo Duterte has already promised to appoint him in government when he retires in January. “Sinabihan ako (ni Presidente) kung ano ang...

Malacañang seeks public support for ML extension in Mindanao

MANILA – Malacañang on Wednesday welcomed Congress’ approval of the extension of Martial Law and the suspension of the writ of habeas corpus in Mindanao and asked the public to support the decision. “We welcome the approval of both houses of Congress to extend the...

LRT-1 shift to LED system seen to promote energy efficiency

MANILA – The Light Rail Manila Corporation (LRMC) is investing PHP20 million for all stations of the Light Rail Transit Line 1 (LRT-1) to shift to light emitting diode (LED) systems as part of efforts to improve passenger safety. The LRT-1 operator has installed LED systems at...

House ratifies TRAIN bill

MANILA – The House of Representatives on Wednesday night ratified the bicameral conference committee report on the proposed Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN), the first package of the comprehensive tax reform program (CTRP) envisioned by President Rodri...
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Miss Universe organizers ‘very open’ to another PHL pageant hosting

MANILA – While there are no formal discussions yet, Miss Universe Organization president Paula Shugart on Thursday said they’re “very open” to host another Miss Universe coronation in the Philippines. “We were so successful in January, we always talk about it, certainly, we...
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Sereno to SC personnel: ‘Focus on work’

  MANILA – Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno on Thursday urged the members of the judiciary to focus on fulfilling their duties and responsibilities. The Chief Justice made the appeal amid the impeachment proceedings against her before the House of Representatives. “To the...