Day: January 18, 2020

OPAPP: CPP pushing ‘own brand’ of peace talks

MANILA, Philippines — Peace negotiations between the government and the local communist movement have been stalled because the insurgents’ side has been pushing its own “flawed” terms toward peace, a ranking Malacañang official said on Saturday. Lawyer Wilben Mayor, chief of staff and spokesperson of the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process […]

Gamboa to focus on drugs, PNP cleansing

MANILA, Philippines — A day after he was officially named chief of the 205,000-strong Philippine National Police, Lt. Gen. Archie Gamboa admitted there was “so much to do,” particularly with President Rodrigo Duterte’s war against drugs and the internal cleansing the 55-year-old police chief began when he took over the PNP helm in an acting […]

‘Tala sa Taal’ dance for a cause a hit

DANCING FOR TAAL: Some 600 young men, women and children erupt into “Tala” dance moves at Rizal Park on Saturday, as part of the “Tala para sa Taal” flash mob, meant to raise funds for Taal Volcano evacuees. (Photo by RICHARD A. REYES / Philippine Daily Inquirer) MANILA, Philippines — The idea was irresistible: Show […]

A costly, catty dispute finally settled

LONDON — A dispute between neighbors over a wandering pedigree cat led to court action costing tens of thousands of pounds in legal fees, British media reported on Friday. Jackie Hall and her husband John turned sleuths when their grey and white Maine Coon, Ozzy, began spending long periods away from home in west London […]

Suspended governor‍ defies Ombudsman

LEGAZPI CITY, Albay, Philippines — Suspended Catanduanes Gov. Joseph Cua said on Saturday that he would assume his post as elected governor of the province, asserting that he had already complied with the preventive suspension for an administrative offense slapped on him by the Office of the Ombudsman last year. “After serving the suspension order, […]

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