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AFP asks the public to avoid the spread of viral videos of PMA dis

MANILA – The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) on Wednesday asked netizens to stop spreading viral videos of two hazing incidents at the Philippine Military Academy (PMA), seen online weeks after the alleged death of Cadet Darwin Dormitorios. [19659002] Videos from the events, which happened in 2017 and 2018, appeared on the internet, especially on social media, early this …

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Grab driver shot dead in Batangas resort

SAN PEDRO CITY – A driver of a ride-hailing app was shot dead at a resort in Nasugbu, Batangas, police said on Wednesday. The victim was identified as Junnel Mar Alano, 35, of Taguig City in Metro Manila Alano, a Grab driver, was booked to drive a family to a beach resort in Barangay Natipuan, Nasugbu. Batangas police chief Col. …

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Mayor of Philippines richest city takes on cyberbullies, "dinosaurs"

Makati Mayor Abigail Binay is standing next to the city seal in his office after an exclusive interview with ANC's The Boss. ABS-CBN News MANILA – Makati Mayor Abigail Binay takes on "bastards" on the internet with the help of his 9-year-old daughter, strictly and fairly both as mother and head of the Philippines. Binay is the richest city. Fight …

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Even through siopao, Nene Pimentel showed statesmanship

Former Senate President Aquilino "Nene" Pimentel Jr. gestures during the 2004 election canvassing in this file photo. AFP / file MANILA – The late Senate President Aquilino "Nene" Pimentel Jr. used to divide a single siopao or pork bun equally among his colleagues, sincere and unpretentious throughout his nearly 5 decades in public service, a former colleague said Tuesday. Incumbent …

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Will not spend heavily in September

Public spending increased 39.01 percent from the previous year to P415.1 billion in September to offset the late approval of this year's budget, but actual expenditure on public goods and services for the first nine months remained under the program so that the budget deficit at the end of September was reduced by a fifth. Data released by Treasury data …

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19 Pinoys injured in the Rome bus accident

THREE Filipinos were injured in the forehead, two had fractures in the shoulder and leg, while nine others said they received immediate medical attention. They were among a total of 19 Filipinos envisaging a bus accident in Rome on October 16. Department of The Foreign Ministry (DFa) said some of them reported to have suffered muscle trauma, citing doctors who …

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Killer of Remate columnist, companion identified

MANILA, Philippines – Police already have a suspect in the murder of newspaper columnist Jupiter Gonzales and his companion in Arayat, Pampanga, announced the President's Media Security Working Group (PTFoMS) on Tuesday. Gonzales, 52, and his companion Christopher Tiongson went on a Nissan Almera in Barangay Cacutud on their way to Olongapo when they were shot around 10:30 on Sunday. …

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Trillanes: Kidnapping complainant lied 12 times in own evidence

Former Senator Antonio Trillanes IV and Guillermina Barrido MANILA – Former Senator Antonio Trillanes IV on Tuesday denied new charges by a Davao-based businesswoman that he allegedly "detained her" and "treated her like a prisoner" in an attempt to force her to sign a pledge affecting the president in the illegal drug trade. He pointed out that Guillermina Barrido lied …

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