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LINAMON, Lanao del Norte, Philippines — Two women died on the spot as a coconut tree fell and threw them off the motorcycle they were riding at Purok 3 here around 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 26.

According to police, Lorna Paradero, 24, and Julie Flor Tanggaro, a student, were on [...]

Wed, Jun 26, 2019 7:16:00 PM, Continue reading at the source

MANILA, Philippines — Outgoing Manila Mayor Joseph Ejercito Estrada on Wednesday night vowed to his wife, Dr. Luisa “Loi” Ejercito, that she would never have to call him her “ex-husband.”

During his thanksgiving party at the Sofitel Philippine Plaza in Pasay, Estrada introduced the doctor, a former senator, as his “one [...]

Wed, Jun 26, 2019 7:05:00 PM, Continue reading at the source

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine National Police (PNP) has appointed senior police officials to key positions in the Western Visayas Police Regional Office (PRO 6) and at its headquarters in Camp Crame in Quezon City.

In a statement on Wednesday, Col. Bernard Banac, PNP spokesperson, said the officials were chosen based [...]

Wed, Jun 26, 2019 6:52:00 PM, Continue reading at the source

MANILA, Philippines — With only four days before his term ends, Manila City Mayor Joseph Estrada is still in disbelief that he lost to Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso in the elections.

Estrada recalled on Wednesday night that the public gave him a “warm welcome” during the campaign period.

“Ang pagharap ko po [...]

Wed, Jun 26, 2019 6:36:00 PM, Continue reading at the source

MANILA, Philippines — Outgoing Manila Mayor Joseph Ejercito-Estrada on Wednesday bid farewell to public service — at least, for the time being — after losing in the May mayoralty race in the national capital.

At his thanksgiving party at the Sofitel Philippine Plaza in Pasay, he said that respected the decision [...]

Wed, Jun 26, 2019 6:26:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
Local airline companies have committed to step up efforts in ensuring convenience and comfort of passengers who often encounter flight delays and cancellations due to the congestion at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA). [...]
Wed, Jun 26, 2019 4:00:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
Angat Dam in Norzagaray, Bulacan, the main source of potable water of Metro Manila residents, is close to breaking its lowest level record in 14 years, according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration. [...]
Wed, Jun 26, 2019 4:00:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
President Duterte assailed anew human rights advocates who oppose his controversial drug war in the wake of fresh criticisms by a United Nations official against the bloody campaign. [...]
Wed, Jun 26, 2019 4:00:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
Addressing the country’s present problems is Vice President Leni Robredo’s top priority, not the 2022 presidential elections. [...]
Wed, Jun 26, 2019 4:00:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
Reiterating the country’s helplessness in stopping
Chinese activities in the West Philippine Sea, President
Duterte yesterday dared the United States and its allies
Britain and France to help the Philippines tackle Beijing. [...]
Wed, Jun 26, 2019 4:00:00 PM, Continue reading at the source