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Duterte to review LRT contract next

After turning up the heat on the chairmen of Manila Water Co. Inc. and Maynilad Water Services Inc., President Rodrigo Duterte will train his guns next on the management of the Manila Light Rail Transit (LRT). In his speech during a thanksgiving gathering with the Fraternal Order of Eagles in Davao City on Friday night, […].....»»

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Solar-powered barge a key ‘interceptor’ for plastic waste

KLANG, Malaysia: Scooping waste from a Malaysian river to stop it reaching the sea, a solar-powered barge named the “Interceptor” is the latest weapon in a global battle to rid the world’s waters of plastic. Trash is being dumped into seas and rivers in enormous quantities, polluting vital habitats, endangering a kaleidoscope of marine life […].....»»

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During impeachment trial, Trump will be chilling in Swiss resort

WASHINGTON, D.C.: Far from feeling the heat, President Donald Trump will be chilling in Davos, a fancy Swiss ski resort, when the Senate hears opening arguments in his impeachment trial next week. Trump is so confident that his Republican party majority will stay loyal that he sees no risk in jetting to Switzerland for the […].....»»

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What could be under a convoluted hairstyle?

A press statement forwarded to my mail by a friend instantly brings back memories of the Corona impeachment in 2012. Those were the days when members of the Philippine Congress were divided into the principled lawmakers on the one hand and the ersatz on the other. In the Senate, for instance, only three voted in […].....»»

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US-China tech war rising beside trade war

While most people around the world fixed their attention on January 15 at the signing in the White House of phase one of the trade agreement between China and the United States, few people paid attention to the news on the possibly more significant long-term indicator of national innovation capacity based on the science and […].....»»

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The dark side of the internet

It was a hot-blooded crime last December 2019, done with a terrorist and jihadist motivation of anger and hatred, that caused the violent deaths of three United States sailors who were shot dead at the Naval Air Station Pensacola. The killer was Mohammed Alshamrani, a 21-year-old member of the Royal Saudi Air Force who was training […].....»»

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‘Let my salvation reach to the ends of the earth’

It is too little, the Lord says, for your to be my servant, to raise up the tribes of Jacob, and restore the survivors of Israel; I will make you a light to the nations, that my salvation may reach to the ends of the earth. – The Book of Isaiah, 49:6 It started with […].....»»

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From times past to times present, calamity stories never change

Some stories never change. For example, the stories of June 16, 1991 and the stories of Jan. 12, 2020. The second largest volcanic eruption of the 20th century, the Mount Pinatubo eruption, was on Jan. 15, 1991. In terms of the volume of volcanic mineral and toxic metals unleashed, it was the century’s largest. No volcanic eruption has sent that massive volume […].....»»

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Pivot to quality education requires complementarity

With the issue of access to education largely resolved, the government will now “pivot” its focus on quality, Education Secretary Leonor Briones told The Manila Times in an exclusive interview last week. We support this shift, which will coincide with a program to build more classrooms in remote areas across the Philippines. And we urge […].....»»

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‘STO. NIÑO PARADE’

‘STO. NIÑO PARADE’.....»»

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Jiro Manio, former child actor, nabbed for stabbing man in Marikina

FORMER child actor, Jiro Manio, was arrested for frustrated homicide in Marikina City, police reported on Saturday. Marikina City Police Station (CPS) reported that Manio, 27, stabbed a man named Zeus Doctolero, 25, along M.A Roxas Street at Barangay San Roque at 7:20 p.m. on Friday. Doctolero sustained injuries on his upper back and head […].....»»

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Govt to conduct mass polio vaccination

The government will conduct mass polio immunization in Metro Manila from January 27 to February 7, the Department of Health (DoH) announced on Friday after it confirmed four more cases of polio since its outbreak was announced in September last year. In an interview at the sidelines of the “Duterte Legacy” campaign in Pasay City, […].....»»

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ICC case mere propaganda, says Sabio

The International Criminal Court (ICC) case against President Rodrigo Duterte should not continue since it was simply propaganda, the lawyer who first filed and has recently withdrawn the complaint said. Jude Josue Sabio sent the withdrawal of communication of his 2017 complaint of “crimes against humanity” before the ICC against the President. Sabio said he […].....»»

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Duterte approves total deployment ban to Kuwait

President Rodrigo Duterte has approved the Department of Labor and Employment’s recommendation for a total deployment ban to Kuwait, Malacañang announced on Friday. In a statement, Palace spokesman Salvador Panelo bared that the Kuwaiti government tried to hide the cause of death of Filipino worker Jeanelyn Villavende, who was killed last month by her employers. […].....»»

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Govt boasts Duterte’s legacy achievements

The government on Friday boasted the “impressive” achievements of President Rodrigo Duterte during his “fruitful” years in office. Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar and other Cabinet officials presented the government’s gains and accomplishments on peace and order and social services during the launch of the “Duterte Legacy” campaign on Friday. In his keynote speech, Andanar […].....»»

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Briones wants Taal evacuees out of schools

The head of the Department of Education on Friday asked the local government units in areas affected by Taal Volcano’s activity to start looking for places to transfer evacuees temporarily staying at schools. In an interview at the sidelines of the Duterte Legacy Campaign in Pasay City, Education Secretary Leonor Briones said classes had been […].....»»

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Albayalde welcomes DoJ decision to charge him

Former Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Oscar Albayalde welcomed the filing of charges against him in connection with the alleged recycling of confiscated drugs. In a message to reporters, Albayalde said the recommendation of the Department of Justice (DoJ) to indict him would finally give him his day in court. “My conscience remains clear, and […].....»»

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Ginebra guns down Meralco for 12th PBA title

Barangay Ginebra San Miguel scored a 105-93 win over Meralco via a blazing fourth-quarter run to capture the Season 44 Philippine Basketball Association Governors’ Cup crown in Game 5 of their best-of-seven championship series at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City late Friday. Ginebra shook off a sluggish first two quarters to forge […].....»»

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Agri losses from Taal blasts reach P3.06B

Taal Volcano’s outburst has wreaked havoc on the tilapia and bangus (milkfish) farms in lakeshore towns in Batangas, the Department of Agriculture (DA) reported. The owners of 6,000 fish cages in Talisay, Laurel, Agoncillo and San Nicolas absorbed P1.6 billion in losses, DA’s Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Operations Center said in a statement released […].....»»

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House proper venue for ABS-CBN case – Solon

A congressman said on Friday that the Office of the Solicitor General (OSG) should file the case against ABS-CBN before the House of Representatives, not the Supreme Court. Cagayan de Oro Second District Rep. Rufus Rodriguez said the quo warranto petitions the OSG plans to bring before the high court could be deemed as “a […].....»»

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