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Dalawampung opisyal ng National Center for Mental Health at 3 indibiduwal na kasabwat sa pagbili ng mahigit P30, 407, 706.25 milyong CT Scan equipment na hindi naman napapakinabangan ang ipinagharap ng patung-patong na kaso ng National Bureau of Investigation-Anti-Graft Division (NBI-AGD) sa Office of the Ombudsman. [...]
Wed, Feb 19, 2020 4:00:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
Pitong jeepney driver ang inisyal na nadiskubreng positibo sa ilegal na droga sa ikinasang sorpresang operasyon ng Land Transportation Office at Makati City Police kahapon sa naturang lungsod.
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Pansamantalang pinahinto ni Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte ang ground construction ng MRT-7 sa Quezon Memorial Circle station upang matiyak sa developer, contractor at maging sa Department of Transportation na hindi maaapektuhan ang integridad ng pamosong landmark at heritage site ng lungsod. [...]
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Patay sa pananambang ang suspendidong legal chief ng Bureau of Corrections makaraang paulanan ng bala ng dalawang hindi nakilalang salarin habang sakay ng kanyang pick-up van malapit sa isang paaralan sa Muntinlupa City, kahapon ng hapon. [...]
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Timbog ang isang sinasabing miyembro ng Abu Sayyaf terrorist group sa isinagawang pagsalakay ng pinagsanib na puwersa ng Quezon City Police District at Criminal Investigation and Detection Group sa Quezon City, kahapon ng umaga. [...]
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MANILA, Philippines — The northeast monsoon or “amihan” continues to affect the country bringing light rains over most parts of Luzon, the state weather bureau said Thursday.

Cagayan Valley, Bicol region, Eastern Visayas, Aurora, Quezon, Oriental Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon, and Panay Island will have cloudy skies and light rains, according [...]

Wed, Feb 19, 2020 11:18:00 PM, Continue reading at the source

VATICAN CITY — Well-wishers at Pope Francis’ weekly audience have thrust soccer T-shirts, flowers and many a wailing baby into his arms.

And on New Year’s Eve, one admirer, trying to pull him closer, yanked his arm so hard he slapped her hand to free himself, an angry reaction Francis [...]

Wed, Feb 19, 2020 11:08:00 PM, Continue reading at the source

MONTREAL — Via Rail, the Canadian passenger train service, said Wednesday it is temporarily laying off 1,000 employees due to the continued halt in service on CN Rail’s tracks in eastern Canadian caused by railway blockades protesting a British Columbia pipeline.

The government corporation has suspended passenger trains on [...]

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UNITED NATIONS — Hundreds of thousands of people fleeing a Russian-backed Syrian offensive are being squeezed into ever-smaller areas near Turkey’s border “under horrendous conditions” in freezing temperatures that are killing babies and young children, the U.N. humanitarian chief said Wednesday.

Mark Lowcock told the U.N. Security Council that “the [...]

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GENEVA — Three deaf victims of sexual abuse by priests in Argentina wrapped up a string of meetings with United Nations human rights officials in Geneva on Wednesday, hoping to build pressure on the Vatican — and Pope Francis himself — to come clean about the crimes committed against them.

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At least 150 hectares of forest were razed during a nine-day fire in Kabayan, Benguet that was put out last Tuesday. [...]
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The Archdiocese of Caloocan is discouraging parishioners from shaking hands during masses this Lent to avoid the spread of the 2019 coronavirus disease. [...]
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Lt. Col. Jovie Espenido is facing another probe after he spoke out in public about his inclusion in President Duterte’s narco list. [...]
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The P11-billion performance bond of San Miguel Holdings Corp. for the Bulacan International Airport project would be forfeited in favor of the government if the company fails to comply with the concession agreement, a transportation official said yesterday. [...]
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Former presidential spokesman Harry Roque Jr. yesterday filed criminal and administrative complaints against four ranking officials of the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. over the alleged non-remittance of around P16.584 million in premium contributions of overseas Filipino workers. [...]
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