• Shooting at Maryland high school – officials
    WASHINGTON, DC, USA – A shooting erupted at a high school in the eastern US state of Maryland on Tuesday, March 20, but the event was quickly "contained," officials said. There were no immediate official reports of casualties in the shooting at Great Mills High School, located about a 90-minute… ... more
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  • Magnolia clips NLEX in Game 6, advances to PH Cup finals
    MANILA, Philippines – The Magnolia Hotshots booked the last ticket to the finals of the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup by outlasting the NLEX Road Warriors, 96-89, in Game 6 of their best-of-7 semifinals series at the Araneta Coliseum Tuesday, March 20. The game was still in the balance with… ... more
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  • Aguirre on DOJ probe, Alvarez on Go, Sereno on quo warranto ...
    Today on Rappler: Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre issues an order 'vacating the dismissal' of charges against alleged drug lords Kerwin Espinosa and Peter Lim.  Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez says Special Assistant to the President Bong Go will be part of ruling party PDP-Laban's senatorial slate for the 2019 elections.  Justice… ... more
    Rappler3 hours ago
  • Cayetano off to China for talks on joint exploration
    MANILA, Philippines – Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano is flying to Beijing on Tuesday evening, March 20, to meet with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and discuss possible joint exploration in the West Philippine Sea. The West Philippine Sea is the part of the South China ... more
    Rappler3 hours ago
  • Alas-less NLEX loses another soldier as Quiñahan gets eje...
    MANILA, Philippines – Woes continue to pile up for the NLEX Road Warriors.  The Road Warriors will try to extend their best-of-7 semifinals series against the Magnolia Hotshots to a rubber match without one of their best players following the ejection of JR Quiñahan in Game ... more
    Rappler3 hours ago
  • Senate recommends bribery, plunder charges vs ex-immigration...
    MANILA, Philippines – The Senate on Tuesday, March 20, recommended the filing of bribery and plunder charges against two former Bureau of Immigration (BI) commissioners involved in the Jack Lam controversy. The Senate blue ribbon committee report, which the chamber adopted, said former BI commissioners Al Argosino and Michael… ... more
    Rappler3 hours ago
  • Duterte backs Boracay shutdown 'even if it takes a bit ...
    PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday, March 20, said he would back the recommendation of the inter-agency task force on Boracay Island in a bid to address the environmental problems besetting the famous resort island. In a speech delivered Tuesday night at the Manila Hotel, Duterte said he was amenable to… ... more
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  • Beja: Plan to ‘privatize’ water district not ne...
    THE city’s bulk water supplier has previously expressed its interest in taking over the operations of the Cagayan de Oro City Water District (COWD), the former general manager of the water utility said. According to engineer Rachel Beja, Metro Pacific Water Investments Corporation (MPWIC) already wanted to submit a proposal… ... more
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  • Soldiers, NPA clash in MisOcc town; 256 families flee
    AROUND 256 families were forced to flee their homes after the soldiers clashed with suspected communist rebels in Barangay Sinampongan, Aloran, Misamis Occidental, Monday, March 19. Members of the 10th Infantry Battalion (IB) under the 1st Infantry Division were conducting combat operations against the New People’s Army (NPA) for alleged… ... more
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  • Oro cops now preparing for Oplan Holy Week
    CAGAYAN de Oro City policemen have been ordered not to let their guard down as security preparations are raised to level 5 for the observance of the holy week, a city police official said Tuesday, March 20. Superintendent Mardy Hortillosa II, spokesperson of the Cagayan de Oro City Police Office… ... more
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  • Oro council approves child protection ordinance
    THE Cagayan de Oro City Council approved on Monday, March 19, an ordinance localizing the national Child Protection Law. According to City Councilor Edna Marban-Dahino, Ordinance 2018-28 or the Child Protection Ordinance was created to protect the children from exploitation and forced labor or child trafficking; and to help… ... more
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  • City Council to DOJ: Drop terror tag on rights advocates
    THE Baguio City Council has passed a resolution urging the government to drop the terrorist tag on human rights advocates. Several residents of Baguio who are advocates of Indigenous Peoples’ rights were included in the list drawn up by the Department of Justice (DOJ) as part of its petition… ... more
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  • Official alarmed by presence of disbanded para-military grou...
    BENGUET Board Member Florencio Bentrez expressed alarm over the continued presence of disbanded para-military group Cordillera People’s Liberated Army (CPLA) in the province. During Monday's board session, the lawmaker said the CPLA’s presence could affect the peace and order in the province. "Why do they need to build… ... more
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  • How the Artinformal Gallery Owner Turned Passion into Succes...
    Article by Therese Justine Bruel / Photos by Hannah Beltran More often than not, we paint this portrait of artists: hungry and out on the streets because art doesn’t earn money—right? Artinformal founder, Tina Fernandez, proved us wrong when we sat down with her for an interview. The Artinformal name wasn’t always… ... more
    WhenInManila1 hour ago
  • Lutgardo’s Bistro Filipino: The Best Seafood Rice and Panc...
    Lutgardo’s Bistro Filipino is a classic Filipino restaurant that’s located in Legaspi Village right under The Beacon Makati. (READ: Taste of My Home) With bright lights, high ceilings, sheik interiors, and two colorful verandas; the place features a traditional Capiz window panel in front with wooden chairs and brick… ... more
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  • Market X: Exploring Opportunities, Exceeding Possibilities
    “An idea can only become a reality once it is broken down into organized, actionable elements.â€� ― Scott Belsky, Making Ideas Happen: Overcoming the Obstacles Between Vision and Reality This coming April 2018, De La Salle University’s Junior Entrepreneurs’ Marketing Association (DLSU–JEMA), in partnership with WhenInManila.com, brings you: “Market… ... more
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  • 9 Paella Places in Manila that Will Never Let You Down
    Paella – that delicious Spanish dish that is so full of flavor and can feed whole families when served in its big dish of goodness. Being Filipinos who love kanin, who can resist a good serving of paella? Since paella doesn’t exactly come cheap and since you usually have to… ... more
    WhenInManila3 hours ago
  • 3 Cool Places in Taiwan to Visit with Your Barkada
    “Na-book ko na yung plane tickets to Taiwan! Sa March tayo!â€� (I already booked our tickets to Taiwan! We leave in March!) said one of my good friends over Messenger one chilly November morning. Funny how I received this message while I was on my hostel bed in Taipei trying… ... more
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  • LOOK: There’s an Instagram Wonderland at SM North Right No...
    Article by: Giorgia Danga and Drei Zamuco With great angles come great photos. At Color Gram, you can get creative with your poses and your cameras – for free! Located at the heart of The Block, SM North EDSA; Color Gram by Davies Colors offers a variety of rooms… ... more
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  • Busog lusog! Chiz: Nat’l feeding program to address undern...
    Senator Chiz Escudero on Tuesday expressed optimism that the number undernourished Filipino children will be reduced with the passage in the Senate of the comprehensive national feeding program. He lauded the approval of the Masustansyang Pagkain Para sa Batang Pilipino Act which seeks to address the “undernutrition” among Filipino children.… ... more
    Politics57 mins ago
  • Okay ba si Kap? Bam wants voters to be discerning in baranga...
    With the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections slated to push through as scheduled, Senator Bam Aquino urged voters to choose the “right leaders” who will lead and protect their communities. He made the remark despite the passage on third and final reading of a measure at the House of… ... more
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  • Level up na! Free college law will improve quality of gradua...
    With the full implementation of free college law set to begin, Senator Win Gatchalian is expecting an increase in the number of “quality” college graduates armed with the skills and knowledge to help in nation-building. “At the end of the day what we want to see is high quality college… ... more
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  • Bumabawi! Aguirre revises dep’t order to keep Kerwin Espin...
    Justice Sec. Vitaliano Aguirre has ordered the revision of a department order that previously mandates the continuous detention of persons implicated in illegal drugs activities while their dismissed cases are under review. Aguirre discussed Department Circular number 004, which he released January 4, 2017, after he received a rebuke from… ... more
    Politics1 hour ago
  • Try again: Aguirre forms new panel to probe drug case vs. Ke...
    By: James Hernandez After drawing flak, Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II has decided to continue the preliminary investigation over the drug complaint against alleged drug bosses Peter Lim, Kerwin Espinosa and Peter Co. In an order dated March 19, the Secretary said “the Resolution dated December 20, 2017 dismissing this… ... more
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  • House approves Budget Reform bill: Faster, more transparent,...
    With President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s certification of urgency, the House of Representatives on Tuesday evening approved on second and third reading the proposed “Budget Reform Act”. With 158 votes in the affirmative, eight negative and one abstention, the lower chamber approved House Bill 7302, which seeks to improve the budget… ... more
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  • From Sanlakas to agham, Comelec weeds out 24 groups from par...
    The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has disqualified 24 party-list groups from participating in the May 2019 elections. “The Commission resolves to delist and cancel the registration of the said party-list groups, organizations, and coalitions,â€� said Comelec Resolution No 10273 released on Tuesday. The poll body explained that the delisted… ... more
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  • Diesel Prices Up, Kerosene To Go Down Tuesday
    Diesel prices will go up on Tuesday (March 20, 2018), but kerosene prices will go down. Oil companies said they would implement a forty centavos-per-liter increase for diesel, while some of them would roll back prices of kerosene by fifty-five centavos per liter effective 6 a.m. on Tuesday. Jetti, Total,… ... more
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  • Top S. Korean Marines Official Visits PMC Headquarters
    Republic of Korea Marine Corps (ROKMC) commandant Lt. Gen. Jun Jin Goo paid a goodwill visit to his Philippine counterparts in Fort Bonifacio in Taguig City on Monday. Capt. Maria Rowena B. Dalmacio, Philippine Marine Corps (PMC) spokesperson, said the South Korean military official was met by PMC deputy commandant,… ... more
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  • PH, Kuwait To Sign MOU On OFW Protection This Month
    The Philippine and Kuwaiti governments are set to sign this month the memorandum of understanding (MOU) for the protection of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs). This, after labor officials from both countries approved the final MOU draft on Friday in Manila. “In two weeks, the panels agreed to have the signing… ... more
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  • Prices Of Sardines To Increase By P1
    The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) announced that the prices of canned sardines are expected to increase by more than PHP1 due to the upsurge in the production cost. Ceferino Rubio, DTI provincial director, on Thursday told the Philippine News Agency that the price of sardines would increase by… ... more
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  • Duterte Vows To Step Down Once Federal System is Fine-Tuned
    President Rodrigo Duterte said Wednesday he would step down from his post if the federal system of government would be fully established by year 2020. “I assure you, if by 2020, they could have perfected the structure and we can move ahead, and if fine-tuned, although I am until 2022… ... more
    PageOne6 days ago
  • Ample Safeguards In Giving PNP Subpoena Powers : Senators
    Two senators on Monday assured the public that the law granting Philippine National Police (PNP) officials the authority to issue subpoenas has sufficient safeguards to prevent it from being abused and be used as a tool to infringe on the Constitutional rights of the people. Republic Act 10973 —… ... more
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  • Pilot killed as NPAs strafe agri plane in Surigao
    ZAMBOANGA CITY: Suspected New People’s Army (NPA) rebels strafed a low-flying aircraft that was spraying fertilizer on a farm in Tagbina town and wounded its pilot over the weekend in Surigao del Sur. Despite his wound, Captain Lynbert Laguda Sr. managed to safely land his aircraft and rush to the hospital, but he died from… ... more
    Manilatimes23 hours ago
  • Bulacan plane crash victims buried today
    THE father of the three children who died with their mother and grandmother when a plane crash landed on their house on Saturday in Plaridel, Bulacan said they have not received word from the owner of the aircraft since the accident. Noel De la Rosa, said there have been no… ... more
    Manilatimes23 hours ago
  • ‘Duterte spoiling military, police with perks’
    BACOLOD CITY: A retired general frowned upon President Rodrigo Duterte raising the salaries and other incentives of the military and the police officers saying this may lead to abuse. Retired Philippine Army general Raymundo Jarque said “too much attention” on the armed forces may lead them to become “abusive.” He… ... more
    Manilatimes23 hours ago
  • Barasoain priest wants ‘perya’ gambling stopped
    THE parish priest of Our Lady of Mount Carmel of the historic Barasoain Church in Malolos City wants a stop to illegal gambling operations in carnivals or “peryahan” that operate beside churches as summer fiestas get underway. Father Dario Cabral, told The Manila Times he received information that the rent the owner of the… ... more
    Manilatimes23 hours ago
  • Woman held after fire razes 20 houses in Cebu
    A housewife, believed to be suffering from a mental condition, was taken into custody for allegedly setting their house on fire in Barangay Poblacion Ward 3 of Minglanilla town, south Cebu on Monday afternoon. Police identified the suspect as Jenny Paran, 38. Senior Police Officer 2 Oliver Dacua of the Minglanilla Police Station… ... more
    Manilatimes23 hours ago
  • Jail officer, guard wounded in Cebu ambush
    A jail officer and a security guard were wounded in an ambush by unidentified gunmen in Barangay Guadalupe, Cebu City at about 7:30 a.m. on Monday. Police identified the victims as Jail Insp. Edwin Sarcon, 53, of the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology in Central Visayas (BJMP-7) and security guard… ... more
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