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Duterte in pain, cuts short Japan

By CATHERINE S. VALENTE, TMT October 23, 2019 President Rodrigo Duterte admitted that he is enduring “unbearable” back pain because of the accident he had last week when he fell from a motorcycle. The President appeared on Facebook’s live video streaming to allay public concerns about his health condition. ME …

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Senate probe of fake drugs sought

By JAVIER J. ISMAEL October 23, 2019 SENATE President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto has called on the Senate leadership to direct an appropriate committee to investigate reports that fake medicines proliferate in the Philippines. SENATE President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto Recto said the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime …

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Albayalde in cahoots with men – Pangilinan

By BERNADETTE E. TAMAYO October 23, 2019 THE Senate probe on “ninja cops” yielded evidence that resigned Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Oscar Albayalde was “in cahoots” with his former men in the alleged recycling of seized illegal drugs, Sen. Francis Pangilinan said on Tuesday. The senator signed the report …

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Help stop spread of HIV, Bong Go asks public 

By JAVIER J. ISMAEL October 23, 2019 ALARMED by reports that the number of new Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) infections in the Philippines more than doubled from 2010 to 2016, Sen. Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go appealed to the public to help the government contain the spread of the deadly disease. …

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Drug, bribery raps filed vs Albayalde

By WILLIAM DEPASUPIL, TMT October 22, 2019 A SLEW of criminal charges were filed on Monday against former Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Oscar Albayalde for his alleged complicity in the recycling and selling of seized illegal drugs by so-called “ninja cops.” Former PNP chief Oscar Albayalde PHOTO BY RUY …

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Beijing: No one can stop Taiwan ‘reunification’

By AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE October 22, 2019 BEIJING: China’s defense minister made an uncompromising call on Monday for the “reunification” of Taiwan with the mainland, telling a high level defense forum that the process was something “no force” could stop. Self-ruled Taiwan is viewed by China as a renegade province which …

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Growth of HIV cases fastest in PH – report

By EVA CASALJAY October 22, 2019 Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) cases worldwide grew the fastest in the Philippines based on logged data from 2010 to 2018. Doctor Louie Ocampo and Thai transwoman Rena Janamnuaysook of the Thai Red Cross Research Center talk about the status of HIV and AIDS in …

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HK leader visits mosque struck by water cannon

By The Manila Times October 22, 2019 HONG KONG: Hong Kong’s pro-Beijing leader and the city’s police chief visited a mosque on Monday that was struck with blue dye from a water cannon during the latest bout of violent protests. The entrance to the Kowloon Mosque, the international hub’s largest, …

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PNP top officials under probation 

By DARWIN PESCO October 22, 2019 AFTER implementing a massive revamp, the acting Philippine National Police (PNP) chief placed 22 high-ranking officers under probation for three months and temporarily halted their promotions. Lt. Gen. Archie Francisco Gamboa said the move would test police officers in various assignments. The suspension of …

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Draghi leaves divided European Central Bank to Lagarde

By The Manila Times October 21, 2019 European Central Bank President Mario Draghi speaks during a press conference on eurozone monetary policy in Frankfurt am Main, western Germany. AFP PHOTO FRANKFURT AM MAIN:Departing European Central Bank president Mario Draghi will leave a conflicting legacy after chairing his final governing council …

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