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Nograles: Duterte admin to step up efforts to improve PHL self-rated poverty, food poverty numbers

Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles on Tuesday said that the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte would continue to step up efforts to address hunger and poverty in the country even as he welcomed new data that shows that self-rated poverty and food poverty have fallen in the third quarter of 2019. In a Social Weather Stations (SWS ...

MDM | 4 weeks ago

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Spanish police saved from sea by smugglers they were chasing

Three Spanish police officers who were thrown into the sea when their boat crashed early Friday during a high-speed chase were pulled to safety by the drug-smugglers they were chasing, police said. The unexpected rescue happened after a police vessel began pursuing a speedboat “with four people on board that was suspected of tran ...

Agence France Presse | 1 month ago

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Army overruns NPA lair in Leyte

TACLOBAN CITY - The Philippine Army has recovered on Friday a high-powered firearm and a home-made bomb when they overran a lair of the New People's Army (NPA) in Mahaplag, Leyte as part of its intensified combat operation against the communist terrorist group. The 20-minute gunbattle in Pinamonoan village in ...

SECURITY PATROL. Scout rangers of Philippine Army's 78th Infantry Battalion patrolling a remote area in Burauen, Leyte. (PNA photo by Sarwell Meniano) ...

PNA | 1 month ago

The Nation

Eleazar vows to axe unit commanders

National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) regional director Police Major General Guillermo Eleazar warned unit commanders that they will be relieved of their position if any of their personnel are caught being involved in illegal drugs. In a statement, Eleazar reiterated his “one-strike policy” both within and outside the ...

MDM | 1 month ago

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Go vows further help for OFW he helped recover from coma

Senator Christopher Lawrence Go checked on the condition of Aljohn Andrade, an overseas Filipino worker who is undergoing therapy after falling into a coma for six months, when the Senator visited Kalibo, Aklan, on Thursday, September 19. Go has been helping defray the expenses for hospitalization and therapy sessio ...

Aljohn Andrade gives the thumbs up as Senator Christopher Lawrence Go checks on him during a visit to Kalibo, Aklan on Thursday.

MDM | 1 month ago

The Nation

PDEA 11 launches drug- free workplace program

DAVAO CITY -- The Philippine Drug Enforcement (PDEA) 11 on Friday launched an advocacy program dubbed “Oplan Kalasag” which promotes and implements a drug-free workplace in business establishments in the city. PDEA 11 director Antonio Rivera, who led the launch at the University of the I ...

MDM | 1 month ago

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PRO 11 awaits manhunt order vs freed convicts

DAVAO CITY -- The Police Regional Office (PRO) 11 is awaiting directives from the Philippine National Police (PNP) for the manhunt operations against convicts freed under the Good Conduct Time Allowance (GCA) law who failed to surrender on September 19, the deadline of President Rodrigo Duterte’s 15-day ultimatum ...

Ruth Palo | 1 month ago

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CDO mourns death of PMA cadet

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews) – This city and the high school alma mater of Cadet Fourth Class Darwin Dormitorio of the Philippine Military Academy, who died from injuries allegedly caused by hazing, poured out their sympathy over his untimely death. In a statement, City Mayor Oscar Moreno s ...

PMA cadets attend a forum on the Bangsamoro peace process on March 9, 2016. MindaNews file photo by H. MARCOS C. MORDENO

MindaNews | 1 month ago

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Drug dealer killed in shootout with cops

A suspected drug dealer was killed in a shootout with police officers who were conducting a buy-bust operation early morning Sunday in Barangay San Roque, Quezon City. The operation was conducted by the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) Regional Drug Enforcement Unit (RDEU) and the Quezon City Police Dep ...

MDM | 2 months ago

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9 fatalities in Calamba plane crash identified

MBA CITY, Laguna -- The authorities have identified the nine passengers who were killed when the plane they were riding exploded mid-air and crashed into a hotspring resort village in Barangay Pansol here Sunday afternoon. Lieutenant Colonel Jacinto Malinao, Calamba City chief of police, said in an ...

CRASH SITE. Firefighters sift through the site where an air-ambulance plane crashed as they search for the bodies of passengers at a resort area in Ca ...

Agence France Presse | 2 months ago