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PNP taking bomb threats against two schools seriously

PNP spokesperson Senior Superintendent Wilben Mayor said the police's intelligence and investigation units were "conducting an assessment of circumstances surrounding two recent incidents of alleged bomb threats on two schools in Manila and Quezon City even as security forces continue to monitor unusual activities elsewhere in Metro Manila and other key cities." Read full news […]

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DOTC to shut down entire MRT for repairs ‘if safety is a clear issue’

The Department of Transportation and Communications and the Metro Rail Transit Corporation are willing to shut down the Metro Rail Transit if it has become too dangerous to ride. Read full news here – GMA News Online / News / Metro Manila

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US citizens in PH advised to step up security after arrest of bomb suspects

MANILA, Philippines—The United States (US) Embassy in the Philippines has advised US citizens to increase personal security measures after police arrested suspects involved in a bomb plot in Metro Manila. “The Embassy wishes to remind all US citizens to remain vigilant and maintain an appropriate level of personal security in all circumstances by reviewing your […]

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Napoles’ kids seek deferment of graft arraignment

MANILA, Philippines—The children of Janet Lim-Napoles have sought relief from the Sandiganbayan to defer their arraignment for graft and dismiss the case against them, claiming it lacked merit. In a motion for reconsideration filed before the anti-graft court third division, Jo Christine and James Christopher Napoles said there is no evidence that they conspired with […]

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Purisima ordered probed over ‘anomalous’ deal with courier firm

MANILA, Philippines—Director General Alan Purisima and several others are facing investigation by the Ombudsman for entering into an allegedly anomalous courier service contract. Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales Thursday ordered the conduct of formal criminal and administrative investigation of Purisima et al. The case involved the courier service contract with Werfast Documentary Agency (Werfast) in 2011. The […]

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Another suspect in killing of Cherry Pie Picache’s mom surrenders

A second person linked to last month's killing of the mother of actress Cherry Pie Picache has surrendered to the National Bureau of Investigation, a radio report said Thursday. Read full news here – GMA News Online / News / Metro Manila

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50 rescued in NBI raid on Manila ‘high-end’ bar

(Updated 8:04 a.m.) At least 50 women were rescued after National Bureau of Investigation agents raided a bar in Manila before dawn Thursday. Read full news here – GMA News Online / News / Metro Manila

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Typhoon Ompong changes course, spares Philippines

MANILA (Updated) – Typhoon Ompong (international name: Vongfong) has changed its course and is now moving northwest over the Philippine sea. In its 11 p.m. weather bulletin Wednesday, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said the eye of Typhoon Ompong was located at 957 kilometers (km) east of Aparri, Cagayan. Typhoon Ompong […]

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Suspect in killing Cherry Pie Picache’s mom arrested

POLICE arrested Tuesday night the main suspect in the killing of Zenaida Sison, mother of veteran actress Cherry Pie Picache. Quezon City Police District (QCPD) Criminal Investigation and Detection Unit (CIDU) chief Rodel Marcelo said Michael Dy Flores, Sison’s stay-out house helper, was nabbed by the authorities while smoking in front of a house in […]

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Panel urged to clarify issues on use of Mindanao resources

ZAMBOANGA City Representative Celso Lobregat urged Wednesday the House ad hoc committee for the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) to address the issue on the control of water and power resources in the soon-to-be established Bangsamoro region. In Wednesday’s hearing at the House of Representatives, Lobregat said that failure to address the unresolved issues involving […]

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Strongest typhoon this year to spare Philippines

MANILA — Typhoon Ompong (international name: Vongfong), which is heading toward Japan, has become this year’s strongest tropical cyclone, but it will spare the Philippines, weather forecasters said. Read full news here – Manila | Sun.Star Online

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Vigan among 14 finalists in new 7 wonder cities race

      MANILA, Philippines — Vigan City, a Unesco World Heritage Site, has made it to the top 14 of the international search for New 7 Wonders-Cities of the World. The New7Wonders announced on its website (world.new7wonders.com) that Vigan City has made it to the next round of the worldwide campaign.   The 14 […]

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Super Typhoon ‘Ompong,’ strongest this year, to spare PH

        MANILA, Philippines — Super Typhoon “Ompong” (international name Vongfong), this year’s most powerful storm, will spare the Philippines with its strong winds and torrential rains, the weather bureau said Wednesday.   The super typhoon packed maximum sustained winds of 215 kilometers per hour and gusts of up to 250 kph, the […]

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Mercado: ‘Hacienda Binays’ bigger than Luneta, Araneta Center

MANILA, Philippines—Former Makati Vice Mayor Ernesto Mercado showedduringa Senate hearing on Wednesday aerial shots of what he described as “Hacienda Binays”inRosario, Batangas.   Mercado said the “Hacienda Binays”is on a 350-hectare land which is six timesbigger than thehistoric Luneta Park in Manila, 10 times larger than the Araneta Center in QuezonCity or halfas big as […]

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Defective MRT tracks repaired

Now, there's one less reason for the disruption of the Metro Rail Transit Line 3's operations – after maintenance crew repaired a portion of the tracks before dawn Wednesday. Read full news here – GMA News Online / News / Metro Manila

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