Daily Archive: April 24, 2018

Victim of 1989 Davao Hostage crisis narrates how Duterte almost sacrifices his life to save them

One of the biggest challenges faced by President Rodrigo Duterte during the campaign period in 2016 was his “rape joke” about the Australian missionary killed during the attempted escape of several inmates of Davao Penal Colony in August 1989. Despite of the efforts of the opposition to paint President Rodrigo Duterte as the bad guy during that hostage crisis, several […]

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Former Agriculture Secretary Alcala, 23 others face graft trial

Former Agriculture Secretary Alcala, 23 others face graft trial

Former Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala will be tried for graft over a scheme that created a “garlic cartel,” which monopolized the market and jacked up garlic prices from 2013 to 2014, the country’s chief anticorruption prosecutor said on Tuesday. In a statement, the Office of the Ombudsman said it found probable cause to indict Alcala […]

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Pinoy campaigner vs lead paint, 6 others win environmental prize

Pinoy campaigner vs lead paint, 6 others win environmental prize

A Filipino who has championed environmental protection, health, as well as consumer and human rights in the Philippines for over 30 years has received, together with six other grass-roots activists from around the world, the prestigious Goldman Environmental Prize.

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Cloudy skies, isolated rain likely in PH despite hot weather – Pagasa

Overcast skies with isolated rain due to localized thunderstorms could be expected this Wednesday as the easterlies affect the entire country, the weather bulletin of the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) showed. Warm weather will certainly prevail all over the country, however, with temperatures likely reaching as high as 38 degrees Celsius, […]

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