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MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte’s partner Honeylet Avancea on Monday released a photo of the Chief Executive who has not been seen in public for more than a week.

In a photo shared to the media Sunday night, Duterte is seen with Avancea and their daughter, Veronica in their [...]

Sun, Aug 18, 2019 11:51:00 PM, Continue reading at the source

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MANILA, Philippines — When, early this year, the tip came that certain animals were to be smuggled into the country through southern Mindanao, Rogelio Demelletes Jr. was ready.

A wildlife law enforcer with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), Demelletes immediately flew to Davao Oriental province, [...]

Sun, Aug 18, 2019 11:27:00 PM, Continue reading at the source

MANILA, Philippines — Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana on Sunday described as preposterous China’s suggestion of tit for tat over Filipino officials’ concern that the influx of Chinese online gaming workers into the Philippines could pose a security threat to the country.

Lorenzana and other security officials in recent days had been [...]

Sun, Aug 18, 2019 11:25:00 PM, Continue reading at the source

MANILA, Philippines — Documents won’t lie.

Sifting through the financial records of Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) could be the key to unmasking the real members of the so-called mafia who were supposedly controlling the affairs of the state insurance firm, Sen. Panfilo Lacson on Sunday said.

“One of the means for [...]

Sun, Aug 18, 2019 11:24:00 PM, Continue reading at the source

LEGAZPI CITY – The “tsinelas leadership” legacy of the late Jesse Robredo lives on in the leadership style of his wife, Vice President Leni Robredo, detained Senator Leila De Lima said Sunday in a message emailed to the press on the seventh death anniversary of former Department of the Interior [...]

Sun, Aug 18, 2019 11:24:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
Former Environment Secretary Gina Lopez has succumbed to brain cancer at the age of 65. [...]
Sun, Aug 18, 2019 10:30:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
The Bureau of Customs will begin this week its investigation into the ambush of two of its officers in Makati City, a BOC official said yesterday. [...]
Sun, Aug 18, 2019 4:00:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
An executive of the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) has submitted himself to lifestyle check amid an investigation on alleged multibillion-peso corruption anomalies in the agency. [...]
Sun, Aug 18, 2019 4:00:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
Three retired public school teachers on their way home to the Philippines from the United States have been missing for a week after a flight layover in China, a relative said yesterday. [...]
Sun, Aug 18, 2019 4:00:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
Elective and appointive officials convicted of graft and corruption by the Sandiganbayan should immediately be barred from holding public office, Samar Rep. Edgar Mary Sarmiento said yesterday. [...]
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