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  • Help in confirming Hapilon's death shows US is an ally, embassy says

    October 22, 2017 7:04 AM 6

    MANILA, Philippines —The United States Embassy in Manila on Sunday said the US government’s assistance in identifying the remains of slain terror leader Isnilon Hapilon proves it remains a Philippine ally. In a statement, the US Embassy cited how the Armed Forces of the Philippines requested for examination of Hapilon’s DNA sample. The embassy added

  • Family of cop who died while manning ASEAN traffic to get P1.5 M in aid

    October 22, 2017 5:46 AM 2

    The family of the police officer from Bulacan who was run over and killed by a van while performing ASEAN traffic duty would receive more than P1.6 million in financial and housing assistance. It will include insurance and other benefits from the Office of the President and other agencies of the government, according to the Department of the Interior

  • Cavs’ Derrick Rose out with sprained ankle

    October 22, 2017 3:38 AM 7

    Milwaukee Bucks’ Thon Maker, right, defends against a driving Cleveland Cavaliers’ Derrick Rose during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Oct. 20, 2017, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Tom Lynn) CLEVELAND — Cavaliers point guard Derrick Rose was held out of Saturday night’s game against the Orlando Magic because of a sprained left ankle. Rose twisted

  • Bishop asks Filipinos not to abuse visa-free entry granted by Taiwan

    October 22, 2017 3:33 AM 6

    Bishop Ruperto Santos, head of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines Episcopal Commission on Migrants and Itinerant People, urged Filipinos to make use of the visa free entry for tourism or to visit their relatives and not to work or study. “Be reminded that to work or study and even stay longer than 14 days will still need a visa,” the Balanga

  • Rains expected in most parts of PH despite ‘Paolo’ exit: PAGASA

    October 22, 2017 3:02 AM 6

    MANILA – Scattered rains will continue to prevail over most parts of the archipelago, state weather agency Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said Sunday. Typhoon “Paolo” already left the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) Sunday morning. However, it will still cause cloudy skies with scattered

  • Cops raid SK vice mayor’s house, seize guns

    October 22, 2017 3:01 AM 6

    ISULAN, Sultan Kudarat — Police in Sultan Kudarat arrested Friday the vice mayor of Palimbang town and seized high-powered guns during a raid. Sr. Supt. Raul Supiter, Sultan Kudarat police, said joint elements from the provincial police office and the Regional Public Safety Battalion and SK Provincial Public Safety Battalion carried out the arrest of Vice Mayor

  • Albay bans small sea craft from sailing amid gale warning

    October 22, 2017 2:38 AM 5

    LEGAZPI CITY – The Albay provincial disaster council on Sunday told local fishermen along the province’s eastern seaboard not to sail or go fishing following a gale warning by the local weather bureau. Cedric Daep, chief of the Albay Public Safety Emergency and Management Office (APSEMO), said they notified the various disaster agencies to strictly enforce

  • Pope Francis delighted by Church’s drug rehab program

    October 22, 2017 1:21 AM 6

    Sanlakbay, the community-based drug rehabilitation program of the church, has received a boost of encouragement from Pope Francis. Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle revealed during the first anniversary celebration of Sanlakbay on Saturday at the San Sebastian Church that the pontiff told him to continue with their program for drug surrenderers

  • Typhoon Paolo leaves PAR

    October 21, 2017 11:21 PM 4

    But the intertropical convergence zone (ITCZ) will bring light to heavy rain to Bicol, Palawan, and Eastern Visayas on Sunday, October 22 What's the weather like in your area? Report the situation through Rappler's Agos or tweet us at @rapplerdotcom. MANILA, Philippines – Typhoon Paolo (Lan) left the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) early Sunday

  • ‘Drug ring killed pedicab driver’

    October 21, 2017 11:21 PM 6

    This poignant Inquirer front-page photo, taken by Raffy Lerma, shows Jennilyn Olayres cradling her dead partner Michael Siaron, who was shot by motorcycle-riding men in Pasay City on July 23 last year. Slain pedicab driver Michael Siaron, who became a global poster boy against the Duterte administration’s war on drugs, was actually killed by a drug syndicate