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SAF chief slams Trillanes over ‘drinking spree’ tale

THE police officials who supposedly intoxicated some military officials on the eve of the Mamasapano operation were not members of the Special Action Force (SAF), the newly installed head of SAF said Tuesday. Chief Superintendent Moro Virgilio Lazo, SAF chief, said the elite policemen followed a protocol in the “Oplan Exodus”, which was to isolate […]

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2 missing after Indian navy plane crashes

NEWDELHI— An Indian navy surveillance aircraft has crashed into the sea off the country’s western coast and two of the three people on board are missing. Navy spokesman Rahul Sinha said Wednesday that one officer on board has been rescued. A search operation is underway for one missing pilot and another officer on board. Sinha […]

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DILG: Kid Peña’s assumption of mayoral duties in Makati ‘valid’

The Department of Interior and Local Government on Tuesday maintained that Makati Vice Mayor Romulo Peña's assumption of mayoral duties as acting city mayor is valid. Read full news here – GMA News Online / News / Metro Manila

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Sto. Niño School valedictorian says Mallari's speech soured her achievement   

The Sto. Niño Parochial School's valedictorian on Tuesday said that she was disappointed and upset with salutatorian Krisel Mallari because Mallari's graduation speech created doubt on her achievement. Read full news here – GMA News Online / News / Metro Manila

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Estrada bail hearing: Prosecutors falter on AMLC prober

MANILA, Philippines–For the nth time, the prosecution was floored on Monday by the lawyers of detained Sen. Jinggoy Estrada who questioned the way prosecutors from the Office of the Ombudsman handled the testimony of an official of the Anti-Money Laundering Council (AMLC).   After being blocked by the defense panel several times, the prosecution was […]

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Collapsed girder launcher might delay Skyway Extension Project – MMDA chief

Work on the Skyway Extension Project might not be finished in time for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit in November due to the collapse of a heavy-lift girder launcher, Metro Manila Development Authority chairman Francis Tolentino said. Read full news here – GMA News Online / News / Metro Manila

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MILF: We just fought back

MANILA, Philippines–Unaware of a government operation, rebel forces were “justified in fighting back” police commandos who had fired at them first on Jan. 25 on a mission to arrest high-value terrorists, according to a report that the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) submitted to the Senate on Tuesday.   Without prior coordination as required under […]

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Super fight between Mayweather, Pacquiao to gross over $400M

MANILA, Philippines—The Super Fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao is turning out to be even bigger than initially hyped.   Earlier projected to generate record sales of $ 300 million, the fight is now expected to gross over $ 400 million, an amount unheard of in combat sports, according to an ESPN.com report. […]

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Comelec: SC TRO to adversely affect preparations for 2016 polls

MANILA, Philippines – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) and election technology provider Smartmatic–Total Information Management (TIM) Corporation urged the Supreme Court (SC) to quickly resolve the pending case questioning their contract for the refurbishment of the Precinct Count Optical Scan (PCOS) machines, saying long delays can adversely affect the preparation for the 2016 polls. The […]

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CA hasn’t voided Peña’s assumption as acting mayor – DILG

THE Department of the Interior and Local Government maintained on Tuesday that theCourt of Appealshas not invalidated the assumption into office by Makati City Acting Mayor Romulo “Kid” Pea. In an e-mailed statement,DILG Undersecretary Peter Irving Corvera clarified that there was no “judicial determination” that Pea’s assumption as acting mayor was irregular. “(Thus), the camp […]

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DepEd steps in on salutatorian speech controversy 

Even without receiving a formal complaint, the Department of Education said it will look into the circumstances surrounding incident involving officials interrupting a high school salutatorian during her "unapproved" speech which went viral. Read full news here – GMA News Online / News / Metro Manila

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Are you willing to pay to watch video clips online?

  SAN FRANCISCO — Would you pay to see some of the Internet’s best video clips first? Vessel, a new service trying to change the way that short video pieces make money on the Internet and mobile devices, is betting on it. Instead of free-for-all distribution supported solely by advertising, Vessel will charge $ 3 […]

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LRT lines 1, 2 close for four days on Holy Week

Light Rail Transit Lines 1 and 2 will be closed for its annual maintenance for four days during the Holy Week. Read full news here – GMA News Online / News / Metro Manila

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School says viral salutatorian speech inappropriate, unapproved

The school that has drawn flak on social media for its officials stopping the speech of its salutatorian said they did this to stop her from discrediting the valedictorian, a TV report said Tuesday. Read full news here – GMA News Online / News / Metro Manila

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Acting Makati Mayor Peña: I can sign cash vouchers for city

Acting Makati Mayor Kid Peña Jr. — recognized by the Department of the Interior and Local Government and Office of Ombudsman — said that the Land Bank of the Philippines, the city government's repository bank, will recognize his signature in connection with the city's transactions. Read full news here – GMA News Online / News […]

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