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NBI summons Rappler CEO Ressa, reporter over cybercrime complaint - Rappler


Rappler

NBI summons Rappler CEO Ressa, reporter over cybercrime complaint
Rappler
MANILA, Philippines – The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) on Thursday, January 18, sent subpoenas to Rappler CEO Maria Ressa and a former reporter over a complaint for violation of the cybercrime law. The complaint was filed by Wilfredo Keng, a ...
Rappler's Maria Ressa , ex-reporter summoned to NBI for cybercrime rapsInquirer.net
Aguirre to Rappler: NBI probe not aimed at killing press freedomGMA News
Rappler's wounds were self-inflictedPhilippine Star
ABS-CBN News -UNTV News -Philippine Canadian Inquirer
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Magkapatid nalunod sa Palo, Leyte

Nagluluksa ang isang pamilya sa Barangay Tacuranga sa bayan ng Palo, Leyte matapos malunod ang dalawang batang kaanak nitong Miyerkoles.

Sereno's office defends staffer amid allegations of close ties

The office of Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno on Thursday defended one of its staff members after being accused of taking advantage of her supposed close ties with the top magistrate to land a job at the Supreme Court. 
 

1 sa mga suspek na napatay sa Muntinlupa shootout, aktibong pulis umano

Natukoy na ang pagkakakilanlan ang isa pang suspek na napatay sa shootout sa Muntinlupa City nitong Huwebes ng umaga kung saan dalawang tauhan ng Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) ang tinambangan at napatay din.

1 sa mga suspek na napatay sa Muntinlupa shootout, aktibong pulis umano

Natukoy na ang pagkakakilanlan ang isa pang suspek na napatay sa shootout sa Muntinlupa City nitong Huwebes ng umaga kung saan dalawang tauhan ng Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) ang tinambangan at napatay din.

Duterte wants talks with Kuwait over OFW deaths

President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday said his government plans to engage Kuwaiti officials in talks following a string of deaths of Filipinas working in the Gulf state.

A word on the illustration of Mt. Mayon that's gone viral - GMA News


GMA News

A word on the illustration of Mt. Mayon that's gone viral
GMA News
Apart from being such a beautiful photograph, Bro. Jun's image also called to mind the romantic and tragic legend of Mount Mayon. In fact, many netizens put it side-by-side an illustration by Filipino artist Kerby Rosanes and gave everybody the goose ...
Mayon lava flow advances 3 kilometers from craterPhilippine Star
Legazpi residents allowed to go home amid Mayon Volcano unrestCNN Philippines
Big banks ready to assist clients in Mayon-affected areasThe Manila Times
UNTV News -AOL -Inquirer.net -International Business Times UK
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Ex-Pandi, Bulacan water district chair, 5 others charged for failure to pay back wages of employee

The former chairperson of the Pandi Water District in Bulacan has been charged with graft before the Sandiganbayan for his alleged failure to pay the back wages of one of his employees in 2014.

Ex-Pandi, Bulacan water district chair, 5 others charged for failure to pay back wages of employee

The former chairperson of the Pandi Water District in Bulacan has been charged with graft before the Sandiganbayan for his alleged failure to pay the back wages of one of his employees in 2014.

Lalaki nasaksak dahil sa alitan sa P20 na pamasahe

Sugatan ang isang lalaki matapos itong masaksak umano ng kaniyang katrabaho dahil sa alitan sa pamasahe sa tricycle nitong Huwebes ng madaling araw.

BOC insists smuggling raps should be filed vs. Mark Taguba, 8 others

The Bureau of Customs (BOC) on Thursday urged the Department of Justice (DOJ) anew to press smuggling charges in court against Mark Taguba and eight others in connection with the P6.4-billion shabu shipment from China.  

BOC insists smuggling raps should be filed vs. Mark Taguba, 8 others

The Bureau of Customs (BOC) on Thursday urged the Department of Justice (DOJ) anew to press smuggling charges in court against Mark Taguba and eight others in connection with the P6.4-billion shabu shipment from China.  

Duterte 'plunged' PH into worst human rights crisis post-Martial Law – HRW - Rappler


Rappler

Duterte 'plunged' PH into worst human rights crisis post-Martial Law – HRW
Rappler
MANILA, Philippines – Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Thursday, January 18, called the current human rights situation under President Rodrigo Duterte as the worst since the lifting of Martial Law imposed by the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos. “President ...
PH launches new global bond offerThe Manila Times
Survey shows Filipinos more satisfied with Duterte government than any otherReuters
Philippines' Duterte Urges Congress to Pass Bill for Self-Rule in Muslim RegionU.S. News & World Report
Inquirer.net -GMA News -Nasdaq -Sun.Star
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Duterte warns of war in Mindanao if BBL, federalism not pursued

President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday again warned of dire consequences if government fails to pass the Bangsamoro Basic Law and shift the country’s form of government to federalism.

Tokhang list validated monthly, PNP assures public

The Philippine National Police assured the public Thursday that the list of drug suspects is being updated on a monthly basis in preparation for the re-implementation of Oplan Tokhang.  

Tokhang list validated monthly, PNP assures public

The Philippine National Police assured the public Thursday that the list of drug suspects is being updated on a monthly basis in preparation for the re-implementation of Oplan Tokhang.  

Relampagos itinuturing nang pugante, muling ipinaaaresto ng Sandiganbayan

Maituturing nang pugante ang muling ipinaaaresto na si dating Department of Budget and Management (DBM) Undersecretary Mario Relampagos matapos itong hindi na bumalik sa bansa mula Amerika, ayon sa Sandiganbayan. 
 

PNP reshuffles 12 ranking officials

The Philippine National Police (PNP) reshuffled 12 of its ranking officials on Thursday following the recent retirement of some senior officials.
 

Aguirre says NBI probe on Rappler not a fishing expedition

Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II on Thursday shot down news website Rappler’s claim that the investigation he had ordered on the agency for possible violation of the Constitution and other laws was a fishing expedition.

PVAO chief hopes for passage of bill giving P20k monthly pension to WWII veterans

The Administrator of the Philippine Veterans Affairs Office on Thursday said they are hoping that the House bill pushing for a monthly pension of P20,000 for World War II veterans, many of them in their 90s, gets the green light so they could benefit from it before passing on.  

PVAO chief hopes for passage of bill giving P20k monthly pension to WWII veterans

The Administrator of the Philippine Veterans Affairs Office on Thursday said they are hoping that the House bill pushing for a monthly pension of P20,000 for World War II veterans, many of them in their 90s, gets the green light so they could benefit from it before passing on.  

Alejano bares paper trail on Bong Go's 'involvement' in frigate controversy - Inquirer.net


Inquirer.net

Alejano bares paper trail on Bong Go's 'involvement' in frigate controversy
Inquirer.net
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is with Special Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go. ROBINSON NIÑAL/Presidential Photo. President Duterte should have ordered an investigation into his right-hand man's alleged interference in the ...
Letters show Bong Go role in Navy's frigate purchase —AlejanoGMA News
Duterte appoints officer involved in frigate controversy as Navy chiefPhilippine Star
Empedrad is new Philippine Navy chiefRappler
Sun.Star -The Manila Times -ABS-CBN News -Philippine Canadian Inquirer
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Solon confident senators, House members will eventually agree on how to Cha-cha

A party-list lawmaker believes that senators and House members will eventually resolve their differences as regards the mode of voting in the constituent assembly that will propose changes to the Charter.

Solon confident senators, House members will eventually agree on how to Cha-cha

A party-list lawmaker believes that senators and House members will eventually resolve their differences as regards the mode of voting in the constituent assembly that will propose changes to the Charter.

4, kabilang ang 2 jail guards at 1 dating pulis, patay sa barilan sa Muntinlupa

Apat katao, kabilang ang dalawang jail officers at isang dating pulis, ang nasawi matapos na magkabarilan sa labas ng Muntinlupa City Jail. Ang isang anggulo na tinitingnan ng mga imbestigador na dahilan ng barilan, onsehan sa droga.

4, kabilang ang 2 jail guards at 1 dating pulis, patay sa barilan sa Muntinlupa

Apat katao, kabilang ang dalawang jail officers at isang dating pulis, ang nasawi matapos na magkabarilan sa labas ng Muntinlupa City Jail. Ang isang anggulo na tinitingnan ng mga imbestigador na dahilan ng barilan, onsehan sa droga.

Alejano questions appointment of new Navy chief amid frigate project controversy

The appointment of Rear Admiral Robert Empedrad as the Philippine Navy's new commander or Flag Officer in Command (FOIC) is meant to protect the interests of the contractor in the P15-billion frigate acquisition project, a party-list lawmaker said on Thursday.

Alejano questions appointment of new Navy chief amid frigate project controversy

The appointment of Rear Admiral Robert Empedrad as the Philippine Navy's new commander or Flag Officer in Command (FOIC) is meant to protect the interests of the contractor in the P15-billion frigate acquisition project, a party-list lawmaker said on Thursday.

Deputy Speaker: Proposed free speech clause amendment came from Palace

The proposal to amend the Bill of Rights to mandate the "responsible" use of free speech came from a committee under the Office of the President, Deputy Speaker Fredenil Castro said Thursday.

Ang kalupitan ng ibang tao sa mga itinuturing 'man's best friend'

Dalawa lang sa maraming aso na kakatayin na pero nasagip ng Animal Kingdom Foundation sina January at Luis. Si Luis, nahiwa ang labi dahil sa alambre na itinali sa kaniyang nguso. Samantalang si January, lumuwa ang isang mata matapos paluin sa ulo.

Ang kalupitan ng ibang tao sa mga itinuturing 'man's best friend'

Dalawa lang sa maraming aso na kakatayin na pero nasagip ng Animal Kingdom Foundation sina January at Luis. Si Luis, nahiwa ang labi dahil sa alambre na itinali sa kaniyang nguso. Samantalang si January, lumuwa ang isang mata matapos paluin sa ulo.

Bongbong Marcos gets soft copies of ballot images in VP poll protest - Philippine Star


Philippine Star

Bongbong Marcos gets soft copies of ballot images in VP poll protest
Philippine Star
MANILA, Philippines — Only soft copies of the decrypted ballot images will be released to the camp of former Sen. Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos, the Supreme Court sitting as Presidential Electoral Tribunal ruled. In a four-page order dated January 10 ...
PET denies Bongbong's request for original documents in VP poll protestInquirer.net
PET ruling 'confirmation of bias' vs Bongbong Marcos, says lawyerRappler
PET keeping official copies of decrypted ballot images, other docs in VP poll protestGMA News
ABS-CBN News
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Hold departure order didn’t keep Joel Reyes in country, prosecutors tell court

Ombudsman prosecutors in Joel Reyes' graft case have sought to disprove the former Palawan governor's claim that he was not a flight risk even after the Court of Appeals caused his release from prison when it cleared him of murder charges in connection with the killing of environmentalist Gerry Ortega.

Hold departure order didn’t keep Joel Reyes in country, prosecutors tell court

Ombudsman prosecutors in Joel Reyes' graft case have sought to disprove the former Palawan governor's claim that he was not a flight risk even after the Court of Appeals caused his release from prison when it cleared him of murder charges in connection with the killing of environmentalist Gerry Ortega.

PDEA purchases P90 million worth of equipment for anti-drug ops

The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) purchased P90 million worth of equipment to bolster their anti-illegal drug operations, according to a report by Ian Cruz on Balitanghali.

PDEA purchases P90 million worth of equipment for anti-drug ops

The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) purchased P90 million worth of equipment to bolster their anti-illegal drug operations, according to a report by Ian Cruz on Balitanghali.

Tomas surprised over PRO-7 chief's ouster - Inquirer.net


Inquirer.net

Tomas surprised over PRO-7 chief's ouster
Inquirer.net
Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña described as “bad news” the relief of Chief Supt. Jose Mario Espino from his post as Police Regional Office (PRO-7) chief. “Wow. I'm surprised. I get along very well with Espino. That's bad news for me. I'm getting along ...
Top PRO-7 official relieved 3 days before SinulogPhilippine Star
PRO-Central Visayas Director Espino relieved from postSun.Star

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Mamasapano veteran back to lead PNP SAF - Rappler


Rappler

Mamasapano veteran back to lead PNP SAF
Rappler
MANILA, Philippines – A veteran of the infamous Mamasapano clash which rocked the country in 2015 is back to lead the Philippine National Police (PNP) Special Action Force (SAF). Director Noli Taliño was placed as the director of the elite force on ...
Taliño back to SAF as PNP reshuffles 12 ranking police officialsGMA News
Taliño gets back SAF post a week before third Mamasapano anniversaryCNN Philippines

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Sekyu patay matapos mabagsakan ng crane hook sa Cebu

Patay ang isang guwardiya matapos siyang tamaan ng naputol na crane hook, Miyerkoles sa Cebu City.

Palace probe finds claims vs. Bong Go untrue --spokesman

An investigation by Malacañang showed that the allegations against Special Assistant to the President Secretary Bong Go on the frigate project of the Philippine Navy were not true, a Palace spokesman said Thursday.

Palace probe finds claims vs. Bong Go untrue --spokesman

An investigation by Malacañang showed that the allegations against Special Assistant to the President Secretary Bong Go on the frigate project of the Philippine Navy were not true, a Palace spokesman said Thursday.

Mga nautangan sa Baguio, maaari nang dumulog sa Hall of Justice

Sa Baguio City Justice Hall, mas madali na ang proseso para makapaghain ng reklamo laban sa umutang na ayaw magbayad o tumakbo na sa pananagutan.

Senators question need for 'cha-cha'

Could charter change solve the nation's problems? Several senators had this question Thursday as they cautioned against rushing Constitutional amendments towards the shift to a federal form of government, a move being pushed by the President's allies. 

Suplay ng dugo sa Red Cross GenSan, kinukulang na

Nanawagan ang administrator ng Philippine Red Cross sa lungsod na ito sa mga blood donor na mag-donate ng dugo dahil kinukulang na ang suplay sa kanilang blood bank.

No need to mention Japan when commemorating Bataan Death March due to improved ties --De Ocampo

The "improvement" of Philippine-Japan ties means there is “really no need to emphasize” the Japanese’s role in a bank’s activities commemorating the 76th anniversary of the Bataan Death March, a former finance chief and bank executive said on Thursday.

No need to mention Japan when commemorating Bataan Death March due to improved ties --De Ocampo

The "improvement" of Philippine-Japan ties means there is “really no need to emphasize” the Japanese’s role in a bank’s activities commemorating the 76th anniversary of the Bataan Death March, a former finance chief and bank executive said on Thursday.

BBL a good model if federalism works, says Zubiri

Senator Miguel Zubiri said Congress should prioritize the passage of the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) as the creation of a Bangsamoro autonomous state will be “good model to see if federalism works.”

BBL a good model if federalism works, says Zubiri

Senator Miguel Zubiri said Congress should prioritize the passage of the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) as the creation of a Bangsamoro autonomous state will be “good model to see if federalism works.”

4 NPA rebels killed in Davao Oriental clash --military

Four suspected New People’s Army (NPA) rebels were killed in an encounter with government troops in Lupon, Davao Oriental, last Tuesday, a military official said Thursday.

NOTICE TO Filipino Overseas Voters in New South Wales

The Philippine Consulate General in Sydney encourages registered Filipino Overseas Voters in New South Wales who have received their ballots packets from COMELEC-Manila for the 2016 Philippine National Elections to send their accomplished ballots to the Consulate as soon as possible.

The accomplished ballots may be submitted to the Consulate daily, including on weekends and holidays, from 9:00AM to 5:00PM on 9 April-8 May 2016, and from 9:00AM to 7:00PM on 9 May 2016.

For Filipino Overseas Voters who have not yet received their ballots, please check whether your name is in the following lists on the Consulate website, :

• Returned-To-Sender (RTS) ballots; and

• List of voters with incomplete or no mailing address.

If your name is on either of the above lists, please contact the Consulate and look for Mr. Jessie Llaneta at Tel. No. 926207377, or send your complete details, e.g., mobile number and mailing address, to sydney.pcg@dfa.gov.ph, or contact the Duty Officer at mobile number 0415-426400.

Thank you.

Philippine Consulate General, Sydney

20 April 2016

Miss Universe 2015 Winner Miss Philippines Pia Alonzo (Steve Harvey Epic FAIL)

Miss Universe 2015 Winner Miss Philippines Pia Alonzo (Steve Harvey Epic FAIL)

Pia Alonzo wins Miss Universe 2015

Pia Alonzo wins Miss Universe 2015

Pia Alonzo was crowned Miss Universe 2015 on Sunday
She becomes only the third Filipina to win the crown after Gloria Diaz and Margarita Moran

She was crowned amid much confusion after host Steve Harvey initially announced Miss Colombia Ariadna Gutierrez as the winner.

Harvey apologized and said he read the wrong results.