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  • Magnitude 4.6 quake rocks Davao area, 2 injured

    February 23, 2017 3:28 AM 3

    The epicenter of the quake is located in Davao del Sur, Phivolcs says DAVAO CITY, Philippines – A magnitude 4.6 earthquake rocked parts of southern Mindanao Thursday, February 23, knocking down a concrete waiting shed and injuring at least 2 people. The epicenter of the quake, which struck at 9:50 am local time, was located in Davao Del Sur, at a depth

  • De Lima says Duterte, Aguirre should be arrested, not her

    February 23, 2017 2:45 AM 5

    Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II should first arrest President Rodrigo Duterte and then himself for committing the “most seditious and murderous act of inciting people to violence” against drug suspects, Senator Leila de Lima said on Thursday. This was how De Lima, former Justice Secretary, responded to Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II’s warning

  • De Lima should seek doctor’s help – Panelo

    February 23, 2017 12:50 AM 4

    President Rodrigo Duterte’s chief legal counsel on Thursday warned embattled Sen. Leila de Lima that she may be held liable for inciting to sedition for her tirades against the chief executive. Lawyer Salvador Panelo’s warning came a few days after Justice Secretary Vitalinao Aguirre also told the senator that her tirades against the President could

  • Man smashes 124 coconuts in less than 1 minute with bare hands

    February 22, 2017 11:57 PM 5

    A man from Kerala, India, has squashed 124 coconuts with his bare hands in less than a minute, nudging his way to a new world record. Abeesh Domanic, a 25-year-old mechanic of Kerala State Road Transport Corp., impressed people with his iron fists as he broke coconuts in a span of 50 seconds at an event held in Sobha City in Thrissur. Although Domanic

  • Immigrants in San Francisco put $2.5B into US economy – new study

    February 22, 2017 8:31 PM 5

    SAN FRANCISCO — Immigrants in the City and County San Francisco contribute significantly to the local economy through high rates of tax contributions, spending power and workforce participation, reveals a recently released report. The new study by New American Economy was released by the Office of Civic Engagement & Immigrant Affairs and the San Francisco

  • Filipino nurse reported missing in Houston

    February 22, 2017 8:30 PM 4

    SAN FRANCISCO — Glenser “Glenn” Soliman, 44, a longtime Filipino nursing supervisor at St. Luke’s Hospital in Houston, Texas, has been reported missing since Feb. 16 by members of his family. They say Soliman is a responsible, routine-oriented person who would never just disappear. He didn’t show up for his overnight shift Thursday night. His sister

  • American sex offender falls

    February 22, 2017 7:16 PM 2

    Immigration agents captured an American fugitive who has been in hiding for nearly two years after being charged in a Missouri court with several crimes including failing to register as a sex offender. The agents caught up with Cody Dean Turner, 38, who was previously convicted of child molestation, at his hideout on Teresita Boulevard, Barangay Tanza

  • Palace OKs P1,000 SSS pension hike

    February 22, 2017 4:20 PM 6

    MANILA, Philippines - Malacañang has approved the P1,000 pension hike for around two million retirees of the Social Security System (SSS). Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea forwarded the memorandum approving the pension hike to the SSS yesterday. President Duterte has agreed to raise the SSS pension to provide social protection to retirees

  • Davao hit man heats up senators

    February 22, 2017 4:16 PM 9

    A Senate inquiry into the confession of a former leader of the so-called Davao Death Squad (DDS) will proceed despite opposition from President Rodrigo Duterte’s allies. A day after Mr. Duterte’s supporters lost a vote on the inquiry, Sen. Richard Gordon took the floor on Wednesday and insisted that the Senate should not be the venue for someone who had apparently

  • MMDA: Security guards not authorized to direct traffic

    February 22, 2017 1:44 PM 5

    The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) warned security personnel in residential and commercial establishments that they could be penalized if they stop traffic flow just so their building tenants and customers could pass. MMDA officer in charge Tim Orbos stressed on Wednesday that only those who have been deputized by the agency could direct