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  • Duterte wants Honasan to be next DICT secretary

    October 17, 2018 9:40 AM 8

    President Rodrigo Duterte has offered Senator Gregorio Honasan the post of Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) secretary, two reliable sources have confirmed to INQUIRER.net. One of the sources said Honasan is being eyed to take over as head of the DICT in January 2019. Honasan, a former Philippine Army officer, is on his last term as senator

  • Leyte gov files COC to seek third term

    October 17, 2018 9:23 AM 18

    TACLOBAN CITY- Leyte Gov. Leopoldo Dominico Petilla is seeking a third term. He filed his certificate of candidacy (COC) at the provincial office at the Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Wednesday, the last day of the filing of COCs for those running in next year’s midterm elections. Running under the banner of the PDP-Laban, Petilla was accompanied

  • Rep. Sarmiento seeks second term

    October 17, 2018 9:05 AM 16

    CALBAYOG CITY, Samar – Rep. Edgar Mary Sarmiento of Samar’s 1st district is seeking a second term. He filed his certificate for candidacy at the Commission on Elections provincial office in Calbayog to seek a fresh term. Sarmiento is the brother of former Interior secretary Mel Senen Sarmiento. For his second term, the congressman planned to focus on programs

  • Student bakes, shares cookies containing grandparent’s ashes

    October 17, 2018 8:53 AM 9

    A teen student shocked his school after baking the cremated remains of a grandparent into cookies and sharing them with classmates. The student came from the DaVinci Charter Academy in Sacramento, California, USA. Davis city police said at least nine students ate the ash-laced cookies, according to a report by CBS Sacramento. The cookies were found to be sugar

  • Prince Harry in another catch-up with war widow in Sydney

    October 17, 2018 8:53 AM 10

    SYDNEY (AP) — There’s clearly a special bond between Prince Harry and a 98-year-old war widow who gave him a warm hug Tuesday when they met — again — in Sydney. The widow, Daphne Dunne, tries to cross the prince’s path whenever he comes to Australia. It’s a natural fit for Harry, who has made championing the cause of veterans one of his principal causes

  • Sison: No Duterte ouster plot in December

    October 17, 2018 8:21 AM 9

    Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) founding chair Jose Maria Sison on Wednesday denied allegations that communist rebels are plotting to oust President Rodrigo Duterte in December. The Armed Forces of the Philippines and Malacañang earlier claimed that communist rebels are mounting to oust Duterte this December after the so-called “Red October

  • EgyptAir pulls magazine after Drew Barrymore article

    October 17, 2018 8:06 AM 6

    CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian officials say EgyptAir has removed the latest edition of its in-flight magazine over a contentious article it published, purportedly based on an interview with American actress Drew Barrymore. They say the carrier had agreed with its publisher, Al-Ahram advertising agency, to stop printing more copies of the October issue of the magazine

  • Fake Lumad? Albayalde says some rallyists posing as indigenous people

    October 17, 2018 7:59 AM 20

    Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief Director General Oscar Albayalde said on Wednesday that the ‘Lumad’ usually seen taking part in anti-government rallies may be just posing as members of the indigenous group. Albayalde said that after talking with Lumad leaders, it appears that those who have allegedly allied with the Communist Party of the Philippines

  • Former OFW files candidacy for board member in Bohol’s third district

    October 17, 2018 7:14 AM 9

    TAGBILARAN CITY, Bohol — A college teacher and a former overseas Filipino worker filed his certificate of candidacy (COC) on Wednesday morning. Dominic Olaer Villafuerte, a former councilor of Candijay town in Bohol, is running as an independent candidate for board member in the third district of Bohol. “Armed with my educational qualifications and various

  • Former Loay, Bohol town mayor back in the race to regain her old seat

    October 17, 2018 6:59 AM 7

    TAGBILARAN CITY, Bohol — The matriarch of a political clan in Loay town, Bohol is seeking to regain her old seat. Former Loay Mayor Rosemarie Lim-Imboy filed her certificate of candidacy (COC) for mayor in Loay town. Her daughter, incumbent Loay Mayor Rochelle Brigitte Imboy-Abutazil, would be her running mate. Her husband, incumbent Vice Mayor Brigido