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3 hurt in grenade explosion inside Camp Aguinaldo

Darryl John Esguerra - INQUIRER.net 01/12/2020

MANILA, Philippines — A hand grenade exploded inside Camp Aguinaldo in Quezon City on Sunday morning, hurting a soldier, his wife, and one of their children, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) reported. In a statement,…

BI intercepts 3 women in Naia bound for HK to work as bar girls

Darryl John Esguerra - INQUIRER.net 01/12/2020

MANILA, Philippines—Operatives of the Bureau of Immigration (BI) at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Naia) have foiled another human trafficking attempt after they intercepted three women who were allegedly recruited to work as bar girls in Hong…

Teachers press Duterte to honor pledge of pay hike

Mariejo Ramos - Philippine Daily Inquirer 01/12/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Alliance of Concerned Teachers (ACT) urged President Rodrigo Duterte to honor his pledge to increase the salaries of public school teacher over and above the recently enacted Salary Standardization Law (SSL) even as…

Army officer sacked over altered photo of NPA surrenderers

Melvin Gascon - Philippine Daily Inquirer 01/12/2020

MANILA, Philippines – The commander the Army’s 2nd Infantry Battalion (IB) has been relieved from his post following the fallout of the controversy surrounding the edited photo of New People’s Army (NPA) surrenderers in Masbate last month.…

Bongbong Marcos wants textbooks revised: You’re teaching children lies

Neil Arwin Mercado - Inquirer.net 01/11/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Former senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. on Friday renewed his call for the revision of history textbooks as charges against his family were being dismissed by the courts. Marcos said that textbooks should not…

Gov’t earned P12.3B from rice tariffs in 2019

Ben O. de Vera - Philippine Daily Inquirer 01/11/2020

Collections from the tariffs slapped on imported rice reached P12.3 billion last year, exceeding the P10 billion to be spent yearly on programs that will support farmers disadvantaged by liberalized trade, the Department of Finance (DOF) said.…

Comelec resumes voter registration on Jan. 20

Jovic Yee - Philippine Daily Inquirer 01/11/2020

With the village and youth polls suspended to 2022, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) said on Friday that it would resume voter registration activities on Jan. 20. Under Comelec Resolution No. 10635, the poll body said voters…

Deny heavy passengers? We didn’t order that to Angkas, TWG says

Krissy Aguilar 01/10/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The interagency technical working group (TWG) heading the Motorcycle Taxi Service Pilot Implementation Run clarified Friday it did not order Angkas to deny rides to “heavy passengers.” TWG consultant Alberto Suansing stressed that what…

Tagle prays for peace as tension escalates in Middle East

Neil Arwin Mercado - Inquirer.net 01/09/2020

MANILA, Philippines — In front of thousands of devotees of the Black Nazarene, Cardinal Luis Antonio G. Tagle on early Thursday morning offered a moment of silence to remember and pray for peace in the Middle East.…

Shabu no longer manufactured in Philippines — PNP

Cathrine Gonzales 01/08/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Methamphetamine hydrochloride, locally known as “shabu,” is no longer being manufactured in the country, Philippine National Police (PNP) spokesperson Brig. Gen. Bernard Banac said Wednesday. According to Banac, shabu recently seized in big-time operations…

2019 inflation settles at 3-year low of 2.5%

Ben O. de Vera 01/08/2020

Inflation rose by 2.5 percent year-on-year in December last year amid seasonal price increases during the Christmas holidays and the typhoons that jacked up food prices, the government reported Tuesday. For the entire 2019, headline inflation averaged…

Gov’t drug war a ‘massive failure’ – Robredo

JHESSET O. ENANO 01/07/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Duterte administration’s war on illegal drugs is a failure, with the government barely making a dent on the country’s narcotics problem despite a relentless campaign over the past three years, Vice President Leni…

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