PH bet Patch Magtanong advances to Top 8 in Miss International 2019

Neil Arwin Mercado 11/12/2019

MANILA, Philippines — Bea Patricia “Patch” Magtanong, the country’s contender to the 2019 Miss International pageant, has made it to the top eight. The 25-year-old beauty advanced to the next level of the contest being held at…

Duterte on teachers’ pay hike: ‘It’s coming this year’

Julianne Suarez, Neil Arwin Mercado 10/07/2019

MANILA, Philippines — The pay increase for teachers will come within the year, President Rodrigo Duterte said on Sunday in a press conference held shortly after his arrival in Davao City from his official visit to Russia.…

Duterte wants ‘clear proof’ vs Albayalde in ‘ninja cops’ case

Neil Arwin Mercado 10/07/2019

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte said on Sunday that due process should be followed in the “ninja cops” case, which allegedly involves several members of the police force, including Gen. Oscar Albayalde, chief of the Philippine…

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