Day: January 17, 2020

Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team

President Donald Trump  (AP) WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has assembled a made-for-TV legal team for his Senate trial that includes household names like Ken Starr, the prosecutor whose investigation two decades ago resulted in the impeachment of Bill Clinton. Former Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz will deliver constitutional arguments meant to shield Trump from […]

Palace launches ‘Duterte legacy’ campaign for a better Philippines

Saying President Duterte’s vision of a better Philippines is “already a reality,” Malacañang officials highlighted the government’s impressive gains as the President’s legacy to the people. Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea cited significant poverty reduction, job creation, infrastructure and the creation of the Bangsamoro autonomous region as the key achievements of the administration. ADVERTISEMENT “The real […]

Duterte officially names Archie Gamboa PNP chief

Lt. Gen. Archie Gamboa (center) Also in photo, Deputy chief for operations Lieutenant General Camilo Cascolan (left), and Chief of the Directorial Staff Major General Guillermo Eleazar. INQUIRER PHOTO / NINO JESUS ORBETA Three months after the Philippine National Police’s top post was vacated by Oscar Albayalde, President Duterte finally announced on Friday night that […]

2 more Filipinos repatriated from Iraq

Two Filipino workers from Iraq were repatriated on Friday following the government’s order for the mandatory evacuation of workers amid United States-Iran tension. The two female workers arrived around 4 p.m. at Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3 via Qatar Airways flight QR-932. ADVERTISEMENT They were met at the arrival area by staff from the […]

Manila City gov’t donates P2.5M to 5 towns near Taal

To provide relief to areas affected by the restive Taal Volcano, the local government of Manila donated P2.5 million to five towns near the volcano. The municipalities of Taal, Talisay, Agoncillo, Lemery and Laurel in Batangas province will each receive P500,000 financial aid. ADVERTISEMENT These areas were among the most affected municipalities by the volcanic […]

“Jasmine Curtis denies she is pregnant”

‘Culion’ actress Jasmin Curtis got netizens guessing after posting a photo of herself and boyfriend Jeff Ortega. Jasmine Curtis had some explaining to do after posting a photo of herself and boyfriend Jeff Ortega enjoying the beach at the Hundred Islands in Pangasinan. The actress, who recently starred in the Metro Manila Film Festvial entry […]

Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal

The government will hire 6,000 trainees in Batangas as part of efforts to provide temporary employment to people affected by the eruption of Taal Volcano, the labor department said on Thursday. A total of P72.6 million has been allocated for the hiring program, Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said in a statement. ADVERTISEMENT Affected towns […]

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