Day: February 8, 2020

Ton of giant clam shells seized in Palawan

PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, Palawan, Philippines — Over a ton of giant clam shells were seized by local authorities from illegal wildlife traders at Barangay Carsian in Taytay town in Palawan province on Thursday. A belated report said on Saturday that suspects Carlo Valdez Cutanda, Carlito Paduga, Eduardo Oplas and Erwin Durana underwent inquest proceedings on […]

Manila police seize P2.5M worth of fake meds

MANILA, Philippines — Manila police officers seized P2.5 million worth of counterfeit medicines a van in Tondo, Manila, on Friday morning. Several boxes of Ibuprofen capsules were found inside an Isuzu van on Moriones Street corner Road 10 at 8:45 a.m. ADVERTISEMENT The helpers on board the vehicle failed to provide proper documentation for the […]

Jealousy eyed as motive in fatal Binondo shooting

MANILA, Philippines — Investigators are looking into jealousy as the motive behind the fatal shooting of a 30-year-old man along Juan Luna Street near Plaza Ruiz, Barangay 268, in Binondo, Manila, around 2 p.m. According to the Manila Police District (MPD), 30-year-old Haslem Casim sustained a gunshot wound on the back of his head. ADVERTISEMENT […]

Faces of the News: Rosmah Mansor

Accountability knocked rudely on the door of former Malaysian first lady Rosmah Mansor, as witnesses in her corruption trial bared that she had meddled in government projects despite having no official position except being married to former Prime Minister Najib Razak. The 67-year-old socialite faces three charges of soliciting and receiving bribes totaling 194 million […]

Faces of the News: Fr. Fernando Suarez

The most well-known healing priest in the country succumbed to a massive heart attack on Feb. 4, while playing his third singles set at the tennis tournament that he would organize yearly for fellow priests at the Alabang Country Club. Fr. Fernando Suarez’s unexpected demise came less than a month after the Catholic Bishops’ Conference […]

Faces of the News: Enrique Razon Jr.

Tycoon Enrique Razon Jr. has emerged as the white knight of beleaguered Manila Water Co. (MWC) amid government accusations that the water distribution deal with the Ayala-led firm has “onerous provisions”that supposedly put the state at a disadvantage. Such repeated and very public flogging from President Rodrigo Duterte has put in doubt the water concessionaire’s […]

Faces of the News: Eliseo Rio Jr. and Gringo Honasan

Revelations about the Department of Information and Communications Technology’s (DICT) confidential funds came to light last week after Information and Communications Technology Undersecretary Eliseo Rio Jr. resigned. He was being kept out of the loop by other DICT officials and rendered useless, Rio said. He also questioned the need for confidential funds that, he said, […]

Go assures public of continued nCoV monitoring

Sen. Christopher Lawrence Go led a Senate hearing on outbreak of the novel coronavirus on Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020. (Photo from his office) MANILA, Philippines — Sen. Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go guaranteed on Friday that, as chair of the Senate Committee on Health and Demography, he would contintue to closely monitor the novel coronavirus situation […]

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