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Bataan scores crucial win vs. Navotas

MANILA — Bataan nailed an all-important win in the Maharlikla Pilipinas Basketball League (MPBL) Lakan Season, edging Navotas, 81-78, at the Valenzuela City Astrodome on Friday night. The Risers did not start the game well as the Clutch, already out of playoff contention, played spoilers early on with a 24-17 …

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Metro Manila cops raise P3.5 million for Taal victims

NCRPO chief Brig. Gen. Debold Sinas said all 26,000 police officers in the metropolis have been encouraged to donate P100 each, an amount that would come from a portion of their combat pay and combat incentive pay combined. MANILA, Philippines — Metro Manila police have raised about P3.5 million in …

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Temporary shelters eyed to allow school reopening

Education Secretary Leonor Briones yesterday said the national government has requested local officials to identify where the temporary shelters may be established. MANILA, Philippines — The government is looking at establishing temporary shelters for evacuees affected by the ongoing unrest of Taal Volcano to clear out schools and allow the …

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Five ‘discrete weak explosions’ observed in Taal Thursday

An aerial view shows the Taal volcano on January 17, 2020. The threat of the Philippines’ Taal volcano unleashing a potentially catastrophic eruption remains high, authorities warned on January 16, saying it was showing dangerous signs despite a “lull” in spewing ash. MANILA, Philippines — Weaker explosions were observed on …

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LGUs to give millions worth of aid to Taal-hit areas

Residents affected by the eruption of Taal volcano gather at an evacuation centre in Tagaytay City, Philippines’ Cavite province on January 17, 2020. MANILA, Philippines — A number of local government units have pledged to provide millions worth of cash to the areas affected by the Taal Volcano eruption. Among …

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DOJ indicts Albayalde for graft over ‘ninja cops’

The DOJ recommended the filing of charges against Albayalde for “persuading, inducing or influencing public officers to perform an act constituting a violation of rules and regulations” related to their duties and for “causing any undue injury to any party, including the government.” MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Justice …

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