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‘Boy’ Saycon passes away at 68

By ARIC JOHN SY CUA August 10, 2019 PASTOR “Boy” Saycon, a man who built a reputation as a political operator, has died of pneumonia Thursday night. He was 68. His friend and Spirit of EDSA Foundation Director Ramon Carrion confirmed his passing after receiving a text message. PASTOR “Boy” …

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Policeman in road rage known

By DARWIN PESCO August 10, 2019 THE police officer who was caught on camera pointing a gun at a motorist last July 26 was identified by the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) on Friday. NCRPO Director Maj. Gen. Guillermo Eleazar identified the suspect as Master Sgt. Wilson Aquino of …

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China delaying sea code – Duterte

By CATHERINE S. VALENTE, TMT August 09, 2019 President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday slammed China for delaying the passage of the Code of Conduct (COC) in the South China (West Philippine) Sea and vowed to discuss the issue with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing this month. Philippines’ President Rodrigo …

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CoA: Millions of DepEd textbooks gathering dust

By MA. REINA LEANNE TOLENTINO, TMT August 09, 2019 The Department of Education (DepEd) purchased tons of instructional materials, but millions of copies have not been distributed and are gathering dust in warehouses, according to the Commission on Audit (CoA). The commission said DepEd acquired “an alarming number of undistributed …

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Malacañang to ‘abused’ Chinese: File charges

By CATHERINE S. VALENTE, TMT August 09, 2019 Malacañang on Thursday urged Chinese workers who allegedly suffered from abuse while working in the Philippines to file complaints, assuring them that the government would not tolerate the violation of their rights. Palace spokesman Salvador Panelo made the assurance after the Chinese …

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Chinese survey ships spotted in PH waters

By DEMPSEY REYES August 09, 2019 Two Chinese survey ships had been operating within the Philippines’ exclusive economic zone (EEZ), a maritime expert revealed. Ryan Martinson, a maritime expert and professor at the US Naval War College, said on his Twitter account on Tuesday that China’s oceanographic survey ship Zhanjian …

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Fear, tension rise in Kashmir

By AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE August 08, 2019 NEELUM Valley, Pakistan: Roads were empty, shops shuttered and hotels vacant in Pakistani-administered Kashmir on Wednesday, as tension mounted along the de-facto border with India following Delhi’s decision to bring part of the disputed Himalayan territory under its direct control. Fears have spread throughout …

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Filipinos prefer automated polls

By WILLIAM DEPASUPIL, TMT August 08, 2019 A great majority of Filipino voters want the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to continue using its automated voting system in future elections, according to Pulse Asia. This photo taken on May 08, 2019 shows election officers testing a vote counting machine in Manila. …

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‘Missile launches warning to US, SKorea’

By ASSOCIATED PRESS August 08, 2019 SEOUL, South Korea: North Korea said Wednesday leader Kim Jong Un supervised a live-fire demonstration of newly developed, short-range ballistic missiles intended to send a warning to the United States and South Korea over their joint military exercises. The official Korean Central News Agency …

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Punishment coming, HK protesters warned

By ASSOCIATED PRESS August 08, 2019 HONG Kong: China warned that it will be “only a matter of time” before it punishes those behind two months of pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong that have increasingly devolved into violent clashes with law enforcement. The comments by Yang Guang, spokesman for the …

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