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Duterte fires Bacolod police chief over drugs

Duterte fires Bacolod police chief over drugs By RALPH VILLANUEVA January 14, 2019 home / News / Top Stories / Duterte fires Bacolod police chief over drugs PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte has fired the chief of police of Bacolod City, Negros Occidental, and four other police officers for allegedly protecting drug …

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Trump: No emergency despite long shutdown

Trump: No emergency despite long shutdown By AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE January 14, 2019 home / News / World / Trump: No emergency despite long shutdown WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump said he was holding off on declaring a state of emergency to end the partial United States government shutdown that dragged into …

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Chinese tops list of ‘rude aliens’

Chinese tops list of ‘rude aliens’ By WILLIAM DEPASUPIL, TMT January 14, 2019 home / News / Top Stories / Chinese tops list of ‘rude aliens’ CHINESE visitors topped the Bureau of Immigration’s (BI) list of foreigners denied entry to the Philippines for being rude and disrespectful to immigration officers. …

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Trump hits probe on Russia links

Trump hits probe on Russia links By AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE January 14, 2019 home / News / World / Trump hits probe on Russia links President Donald Trump blasted the Federal Bureau of investigation (FBI) on Saturday (Sunday in Manila), insisting it acted “for no reason and with no proof” when …

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Troops foil Maguindanao bombing plot

Troops foil Maguindanao bombing plot By AL JACINTO, TMT and JULMUNIR I. JANNARAL, TMT January 14, 2019 home / News / Regions / Troops foil Maguindanao bombing plot SECURITY forces thwarted the bombing attempt on urban centers in Sultan Kudarat province after five suspected pro-Islamic State bandits were captured, but …

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LLDA probes 200 establishments near Manila Bay

Seventeen out of the 30 establishments near Manila Bay don’t have sewage treatment plants (STPs), according to the Laguna Lake Development Authority (LLDA). The LLDA, one of the agencies tasked to rehabilitate Manila Bay, said it was investigating 204 establishments and 38 hotels surrounding the bay to check their compliance …

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US govt shutdown longest in history

WASHINGTON, DC: Hundreds of thousands of federal employees don’t know when they’ll see their next paycheck, and low-income people who rely on the federal safety net worry about whether they’ll make ends meet should the stalemate in Washington carry on another month. The National Treasury Employees Union filed a lawsuit, …

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‘DFA to rebuild database from scratch’

THE Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) gave assurances that the department would rebuild its files from scratch after losing all its data to a previous outsourced passport maker. He said the DFA has taken steps to hasten the issuance of passports. Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. “I am sure …

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Election fever begins

The Philippine National Police (PNP) has set up checkpoints in strategic locations across the country to prevent poll-related violence, as the election period kicks off Sunday. PNP chief Oscar Albayalde instructed police regional directors to start checkpoint operations in cities and municipalities to intercept guns and explosives and go after …

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Loeb goes through i20 racecar familiarization

Sebastian Loeb is facing a race against time in familiarizing himself with the i20 rally car of Hyundai Motorsport ahead of his debut with the team in the Rallye Monte-Carlo on the last weekend of this month. The nine-time world champion who will kick off his six-event program with the …

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