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Go files bill seeking more benefits for solo parents

Senator Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go has filed a bill that aims to provide additional benefits and privileges to some 14 million solo parents in the country, helping them ease the burden of single-handedly raising their children.  Senate Bill No. 206, which aims to amend the Solo Parents' Welfare Act of ...

MDM | 4 hours ago

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NCRPO arrests ex-treasurer accused of stealing P90M

A man charged with qualified theft for allegedly stealing more than P90 million from a corporation of which he was a treasurer was arrested late last week in his residence in Ortigas Avenue, Mandaluyong. National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) regional director Police Major General Guillermo Eleazar said the accused, id ...

Photo courtesy of NCRPO

MDM | 8 hours ago

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NCRPO seizes P400,000 shabu in Taguig buy-bust

A suspected drug pusher was arrested with P400,000 worth of shabu (methamphetamine hydrochloride) in a buy-bust operation in Lower Bicutan, Taguig City on Saturday afternoon Anti-illegal drug operatives identified the suspect as Jamel Pontino, a 24-year-old resident of Marawi City. The operation was done by combined ...

Suspect Jamel Pontino (center) is booked at the PNP Crime Laboratory Office for drug test and laboratory examination. Photo courtesy of NCRPO

Ruth Palo | 1 week ago

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Iloilo records 3 dengue deaths in 2 days

ILOILO CITY -- The Iloilo Provincial Health Office (PHO) has recorded three dengue deaths in a span of two days. The province has recorded one death from Passi City on June 18 while the town of Concepcion and Sara has recorded one each on June 19. "Those are the three cases. As of now, those deaths ...

PNA | 3 weeks ago

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After 51 years, SC clears Enrile, others in behest loan rap

MANILA -- The Supreme Court (SC) has cleared personalities identified with the late President Ferdinand Marcos, including former senator Juan Ponce Enrile, of criminal liability over loans granted over half a century ago by the Philippine National Bank (PNB) to a sugar firm. In a 15-page decision by Associate Just ...

PNA | 3 weeks ago

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WATCH: NCRPO collars extortion suspect

A parking aide at the South Harbor Expanded Port Zone in Manila was arrested before dawn on Saturday for his alleged involvement in extorting around P1.5 million from a woman over the course of two years. Video footage provided by the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) showed members of the Regional Special Operations Unit ( ...

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MDM | 3 weeks ago

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DFA cancels courtesy diplomatic passports of ex-SFAs, envoys

MANILA-- The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Saturday canceled the issuance of courtesy diplomatic passports to all former Philippine ambassadors and DFA secretaries. "The DFA Office of Consular Affairs (OCA) will be issuing an order shortly, canceling all courtesy diplomatic passports, and requiring their ...

PNA | 3 weeks ago

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Comelec-12 eyes November special polls for 2 SoCot districts

GENERAL SANTOS CITY -- The Commission on Elections (Comelec) in Region 12 is targeting the conduct of special elections in November for the first and third legislative districts of South Cotabato. Lawyer Rafael Dinopol, Comelec-12 spokesperson, said Wednesday they have started the initial preparations for the spec ...

PNA | 3 weeks ago

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PH, Indonesia agree to enhance border patrol

DAVAO CITY -- Officials of the Philippines and Indonesia have agreed to continuously enhance the border security of the two countries along the Celebes Sea to prevent terrorism and sea and maritime crimes. These were the topics raised during the courtesy call of Indonesian Consul General Dicky Fabrian to East ...

Ruth Palo | 3 weeks ago

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Dengue deaths in Iloilo rise to 15

ILOILO CITY -- The number of dengue deaths in the province of Iloilo has climbed to 15, the Provincial Health Office (PHO) said. The dengue deaths were recorded from January 1 to June 13, 2019. Dr. Maria Socorro Colmenares-Quiñon, provincial health officer, said on Tuesday the town of Concepcion s ...

PNA | 4 weeks ago