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  • Duterte: Don’t impeach Leni

    March 23, 2017 4:07 PM 3

    Palace allies, however, step up moves to oust VP They may have political differences but President Duterte is strongly opposed to moves seeking to impeach Vice President Leni Robredo since she has done nothing unlawful. The President has called on groups behind the impeachment attempt against Robredo to “stop it” and just recognize her mandate as a duly elected

  • Power firm donates electrical laboratories for K to 12

    March 23, 2017 4:00 PM 2

    THE Davao City Light and Power Corporation, Inc. (DLPC) turned over five electrical laboratories (e.labs) to five high schools in Davao City to support of the Department of Education (DepEd)'s K-12 curriculum. "The Electrical Lab project is our continuing support to Deped's Technical Vocational Courses for the K-12 Curriculum," DLPC President Jaime Jose Aboitiz

  • Cops arrested for murder

    March 23, 2017 4:00 PM 3

    TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan , Philippines – Two police officers were arrested for murder on Wednesday. Police Officer 2 Jennifer Apada and PO1 Clifford Dulnuan were collared based on warrants issued by a local court in connection with the killing of Apada’s husband Jemar. The suspects allegedly killed Jemar, the chief of staff of Apayao Gov. Elias Bulut

  • Cebu grad tops mechanical engineering board exam

    March 23, 2017 4:00 PM 3

    MANILA, Philippines - A graduate of the University of Cebu topped the licensure examination for mechanical engineers, the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) has announced. With a score of 88.10 percent, Brylle Gilbuena led 1,083 of 1,904 examinees who passed the board exam. The PRC said 19 of 39 examinees also passed the certified plant mechanic

  • Duterte eyes appointment, not election, of barangay officials

    March 23, 2017 3:20 PM 4

    Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, March 23) — President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday said he is mulling the appointment of barangay officials in a bid to stop narcopolitics. "We are looking for a way to appoint na lang barangay captains, but the mechanism of how to go about it, I'm going to a compromise with the church and everybody," he said in a speech

  • Thai agricultural company to invest $2B in PH: Duterte

    March 23, 2017 12:20 PM 4

    A Thai agricultural company has pledged to invest $2 billion in the country in the next five years, President Duterte said on Thursday (March 23). The President announced the huge Thai investment plan shortly after arriving in Manila on Thursday morning from his visits to Thailand and Myanmar. Duterte earlier traveled to the two Asian neighbors to revitalize

  • Duterte on Robredo impeachment: Stop it

    March 23, 2017 11:38 AM 5

    Metro Manila (CNN Philippines) — President Rodrigo Duterte said on Thursday he does not support the impeachment complaint filed against Vice President Leni Robredo. "Look, we just had an election. Guys, lay off. Stop it. You can do other things but do not tinker with the structure of government. I will not countenance it," Duterte said in a press briefing

  • Duterte: New PSG commander will have hands full

    March 23, 2017 10:41 AM 3

    President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday said the Presidential Security Group will be facing challenges because of his work. “In the 9 months that I have been in office, I have pursued measures that affected many personalities,” he said during the PSG Change of Command ceremony. “While these have enabled me to help our people, these actions also make me many enemies

  • NASA thanks Trump for signing Transition Authorization Act

    March 23, 2017 9:22 AM 4

    The National Aeronautics Space Administration’s (NASA) space-exploration ambitions received a much-needed boost from US President Donald Trump after he signed the NASA Authorization Act of 2017 on Tuesday (Wednesday in Manila). The bill, also known as S.442, grants the space agency a $19.5-billion budget, in hopes that NASA will reach Mars by 2033. This is the first

  • Abu Sayyaf men take new captives off Basilan

    March 23, 2017 9:00 AM 4

    ZAMBOANGA CITY – Abu Sayyaf gunmen took new hostages on Thursday a few hours after the military claimed to have freed two Malaysian captives the bandits had held since July 2016. Lt. Commander Alvin Dagalea, station commander of the Philippine Coast Guard here, identified the two fresh captives as Capt. Aurelio Agacac and Chief Engr. Laurencio Tiro. Dagalea