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DoH leadership in 2014 ‘solely responsible’ for Dengvaxia crisis–Duque

HEALTH Secretary Enrique Ona blamed the leadership at the Department of Health (DoH) in 2014 for the “nightmare” the country was currently facing over the controversy regarding the anti-dengue vaccine Dengvaxia. Janette Garin took over the DoH after Ona r
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DoH leadership in 2014 ‘solely responsible’ for Dengvaxia crisis–Duque

HEALTH Secretary Enrique Ona blamed the leadership at the Department of Health (DoH) in 2014 for the “nightmare” the country was currently facing over the controversy regarding the anti-dengue vaccine Dengvaxia. Janette Garin took over the DoH after Ona resigned in 2014. Then president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo appointed Ona in 2010. At the resumption of the [...] The post DoH leadership in 2014 ‘solely responsible’ for Dengvaxia crisis–Duque appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

Iraqi with ‘terrorist links’ arrested in Pampanga

PHILIPPINE National Police Chief Ronald “Bato” de la Rosa announced on Monday the arrest of an Iraqi who has close ties to the Palestinian Islamist militant group Hamas. Taha Mohamed Al-Jabouri, 64, was arrested in Pampanga on Sunday for overstaying in t
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Iraqi with ‘terrorist links’ arrested in Pampanga

PHILIPPINE National Police Chief Ronald “Bato” de la Rosa announced on Monday the arrest of an Iraqi who has close ties to the Palestinian Islamist militant group Hamas. Taha Mohamed Al-Jabouri, 64, was arrested in Pampanga on Sunday for overstaying in the country for more than 90 days. In a press conference, de la Rosa said [...] The post Iraqi with ‘terrorist links’ arrested in Pampanga appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

Pasay police capture murder suspect

The Pasay City police arrested one of the city’s Top 10 most wanted persons in an anti-criminality drive in Baclaran over the weekend. Police Supt. Jenny Tecson, spokesperson of the Southern Police District, said the Baclaran Police Community Precinct cond
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Pasay police capture murder suspect

The Pasay City police arrested one of the city’s Top 10 most wanted persons in an anti-criminality drive in Baclaran over the weekend. Police Supt. Jenny Tecson, spokesperson of the Southern Police District, said the Baclaran Police Community Precinct conducted Oplan Galugad in Barangay 146 that led to the arrest of Romeo Pescadero, 45, a resident [...] The post Pasay police capture murder suspect appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

UK not keeping up with Russia threat, head of army to warn

LONDON: Britain would struggle to match Russian military capabilities on the battlefield and risks falling further behind potential adversaries without more investment, the head of the army will warn Monday. In a rare public speech, Chief of the General Staf
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UK not keeping up with Russia threat, head of army to warn

LONDON: Britain would struggle to match Russian military capabilities on the battlefield and risks falling further behind potential adversaries without more investment, the head of the army will warn Monday. In a rare public speech, Chief of the General Staff Nick Carter is expected to say that Russia is building increasingly aggressive and expeditionary forces [...] The post UK not keeping up with Russia threat, head of army to warn appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

Thousands in Ireland honor late Cranberries singer O’Riordan

LONDON: Thousands of people lined up in the Irish city of Limerick Sunday to pay respects to Cranberries singer Dolores O’Riordan, who died suddenly in London last Monday, local media reported. O’Riordan’s mother, as well as her five brother
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Thousands in Ireland honor late Cranberries singer O’Riordan

LONDON: Thousands of people lined up in the Irish city of Limerick Sunday to pay respects to Cranberries singer Dolores O’Riordan, who died suddenly in London last Monday, local media reported. O’Riordan’s mother, as well as her five brothers and sister, accompanied the coffin holding her body into St Joseph’s Church in the city, in [...] The post Thousands in Ireland honor late Cranberries singer O’Riordan appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

Mayon coughs out lava anew as Alert Level 3 remains — Phivolcs

ALERT Level 3 remains up within the vicinity of Mayon Volcano as lava shot up anew from its crater late Sunday night, the state-run Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said. The agency said that the lava fountain went as high as 500
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Mayon coughs out lava anew as Alert Level 3 remains — Phivolcs

ALERT Level 3 remains up within the vicinity of Mayon Volcano as lava shot up anew from its crater late Sunday night, the state-run Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said. The agency said that the lava fountain went as high as 500 meters (m) at about 10:45 p.m. Phivolcs added that an ashfall [...] The post Mayon coughs out lava anew as Alert Level 3 remains — Phivolcs appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

UST alumni cites Mocha Uson for gov’t service; award stirs controversy

PRESIDENTIAL Communications Operations Office Assistant Secretary Esther Margaux “Mocha” Uson was given a special award by the University of Santo Tomas (UST) alumni association on Sunday. Uson, who graduated from UST with a degree of medical technology i
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UST alumni cites Mocha Uson for gov’t service; award stirs controversy

PRESIDENTIAL Communications Operations Office Assistant Secretary Esther Margaux “Mocha” Uson was given a special award by the University of Santo Tomas (UST) alumni association on Sunday. Uson, who graduated from UST with a degree of medical technology in 1998, was awarded the Thomasian Alumni for Government Service, along with fellow alumni Health Secretary Francisco Duque, [...] The post UST alumni cites Mocha Uson for gov’t service; award stirs controversy appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

House eyes plebiscite sans Senate approval

Proposed revisions to the Constitution will be submitted for approval in a plebiscite even if the Senate does not join a Constituent Assembly with the House of Representatives, a lawmaker said on Sunday. Rep. Eugene de Vera of ABS Party-list, co-author of a r
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House eyes plebiscite sans Senate approval

Proposed revisions to the Constitution will be submitted for approval in a plebiscite even if the Senate does not join a Constituent Assembly with the House of Representatives, a lawmaker said on Sunday. Rep. Eugene de Vera of ABS Party-list, co-author of a resolution calling for the convening of the House of Representatives into a [...] The post House eyes plebiscite sans Senate approval appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

SC set to void 2011 de Lima watchlist order vs Arroyo

The Supreme Court (SC) is set to declare as illegal and unconstitutional the watchlist order issued by former Justice Secretary Leila de Lima against former President Gloria Arrroyo in 2011. By virtue of the cited watchlist order issued in connection with he
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SC set to void 2011 de Lima watchlist order vs Arroyo

The Supreme Court (SC) is set to declare as illegal and unconstitutional the watchlist order issued by former Justice Secretary Leila de Lima against former President Gloria Arrroyo in 2011. By virtue of the cited watchlist order issued in connection with her then pending electoral sabotage case, Arroyo was halted from boarding an international flight [...] The post SC set to void 2011 de Lima watchlist order vs Arroyo appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

Proposed Bill of Rights revision sets back constitutional reform

Nothing disfigures an earnest effort to revise the Constitution than a proposed revision that is misguided, foolish and downright wrong. It sets back the cause of constitutional reform, and it advances the reactionary agenda of those who oppose any change to
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Proposed Bill of Rights revision sets back constitutional reform

Nothing disfigures an earnest effort to revise the Constitution than a proposed revision that is misguided, foolish and downright wrong. It sets back the cause of constitutional reform, and it advances the reactionary agenda of those who oppose any change to the Charter. This is how we should view the absurd proposal of some quarters [...] The post Proposed Bill of Rights revision sets back constitutional reform appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

Can we still stop the Con-ass train?

THERE is one fundamental principle binding on all legislators everywhere. No legislator may validly enact a law, from which he would be the first, if not the only one, to benefit. Thus, just because President Rodrigo Duterte has doubled the salaries of the mi
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Can we still stop the Con-ass train?

THERE is one fundamental principle binding on all legislators everywhere. No legislator may validly enact a law, from which he would be the first, if not the only one, to benefit. Thus, just because President Rodrigo Duterte has doubled the salaries of the military and the police, never mind the other government workers, Congress may [...] The post Can we still stop the Con-ass train? appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

Rappler was Aquino’s black-propaganda machine vs Corona

BECAUSE it was new at the time, launched only in January 2012, many have forgotten that the internet-only website Rappler, together with the Philippine Daily Inquirer, made up President Aquino’s vicious... The post Rappler was Aquino’s black-propaganda ma
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Rappler was Aquino’s black-propaganda machine vs Corona

BECAUSE it was new at the time, launched only in January 2012, many have forgotten that the internet-only website Rappler, together with the Philippine Daily Inquirer, made up President Aquino’s vicious... The post Rappler was Aquino’s black-propaganda machine vs Corona appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

Classes resume in Albay amid quiet eruption

LEGAZPI CITY: The provincial government of Albay lifted the class suspension in three cities and five towns affected by weeklong Mayon volcano’s quiet eruption here. Cedric Daep, chief of Albay Public Safety Emergency Management Office said the class suspen
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Classes resume in Albay amid quiet eruption

LEGAZPI CITY: The provincial government of Albay lifted the class suspension in three cities and five towns affected by weeklong Mayon volcano’s quiet eruption here. Cedric Daep, chief of Albay Public Safety Emergency Management Office said the class suspension is lifted to allow students from public and private schools here to return to their regular [...] The post Classes resume in Albay amid quiet eruption appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

Cebu archbishop urges Santo Niño devotees to pray for renewal

CEBU CITY: “Ampo kamo pagbag-o, kamatuoran nato tanan,” (Pray for renewal, truth for all) Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma said in his homily during the 6 a.m. Sinulog Pontifical Mass at the Basilica Minore del Santo Niño de Cebu church on Sunday. “Before th
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Cebu archbishop urges Santo Niño devotees to pray for renewal

CEBU CITY: “Ampo kamo pagbag-o, kamatuoran nato tanan,” (Pray for renewal, truth for all) Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma said in his homily during the 6 a.m. Sinulog Pontifical Mass at the Basilica Minore del Santo Niño de Cebu church on Sunday. “Before the Lord we should feel “small”, we have nothing to brag about,” Palma [...] The post Cebu archbishop urges Santo Niño devotees to pray for renewal appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

Conte’s focus on cup tie after Chelsea clips Seagulls’ wings

BRIGHTON, United Kingdom: Antonio Conte’s sights immediately turned to next week’s League Cup semifinals second leg at London rivals Arsenal after his Chelsea side returned to winning ways in the Premier League on Saturday (Sunday in Manila). The Blues
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Conte’s focus on cup tie after Chelsea clips Seagulls’ wings

BRIGHTON, United Kingdom: Antonio Conte’s sights immediately turned to next week’s League Cup semifinals second leg at London rivals Arsenal after his Chelsea side returned to winning ways in the Premier League on Saturday (Sunday in Manila). The Blues’ 4-0 victory at struggling Brighton and Hove Albion — their first win in 90 minutes since [...] The post Conte’s focus on cup tie after Chelsea clips Seagulls’ wings appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

Neymar out of PSG trip to Lyon

PARIS: Neymar will miss Paris Saint-Germain’s trip to Lyon on Sunday night (Monday in Manila) with a thigh problem, the Ligue 1 leaders said on the eve of the game. PSG said the world’s most expensive player had a “pain in his right thigh”. The Brazil
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Neymar out of PSG trip to Lyon

PARIS: Neymar will miss Paris Saint-Germain’s trip to Lyon on Sunday night (Monday in Manila) with a thigh problem, the Ligue 1 leaders said on the eve of the game. PSG said the world’s most expensive player had a “pain in his right thigh”. The Brazilian already missed last weekend’s 1-0 victory at Nantes with [...] The post Neymar out of PSG trip to Lyon appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

Cojuangco speaks on POC controversy

“I am willing to go jail if needs be if only to defend the Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) from outside encroachment in the performance of its duties and responsibilities as mandated by the International Olympic Committee. Thus declared POC president Jos
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Cojuangco speaks on POC controversy

“I am willing to go jail if needs be if only to defend the Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) from outside encroachment in the performance of its duties and responsibilities as mandated by the International Olympic Committee. Thus declared POC president Jose “Peping” Cojuangco as he spoke on his election for a fourth term as head [...] The post Cojuangco speaks on POC controversy appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

US lawmakers in bid to end shutdown stalemate

WASHINGTON: US lawmakers will launch a last-ditch bid Sunday to end a budget impasse before hundreds of thousands of federal workers are forced to start the work week at home with no pay. The impact of the shutdown that began at midnight Friday has been large
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US lawmakers in bid to end shutdown stalemate

WASHINGTON: US lawmakers will launch a last-ditch bid Sunday to end a budget impasse before hundreds of thousands of federal workers are forced to start the work week at home with no pay. The impact of the shutdown that began at midnight Friday has been largely limited so far, closing sites like New York’s Statue [...] The post US lawmakers in bid to end shutdown stalemate appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

At least six dead as Kabul hotel attack ends – officials

KABUL: Gunmen stormed a luxury hotel in Kabul killing at least six people, including a foreigner, sparking a twelve hour fight with security forces that left terrified guests scrambling to escape and parts of the building ablaze. Afghan security forces kille
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At least six dead as Kabul hotel attack ends – officials

KABUL: Gunmen stormed a luxury hotel in Kabul killing at least six people, including a foreigner, sparking a twelve hour fight with security forces that left terrified guests scrambling to escape and parts of the building ablaze. Afghan security forces killed four attackers during the night-time siege, interior ministry spokesman Najib Danish told Tolo News, [...] The post At least six dead as Kabul hotel attack ends – officials appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

Pope urges end to violence against women

TRUJILLO, Peru: Pope Francis on Saturday urged Latin America’s faithful to fight rampant violent crime against women including murder, while holding mass in Trujillo, Peru’s largest northern city. “I wish to invite you to combat a plague across our Lati
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Pope urges end to violence against women

TRUJILLO, Peru: Pope Francis on Saturday urged Latin America’s faithful to fight rampant violent crime against women including murder, while holding mass in Trujillo, Peru’s largest northern city. “I wish to invite you to combat a plague across our Latin American region: the numerous cases of violent crimes against women, from beatings to rape to [...] The post Pope urges end to violence against women appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

Japan turns over new air traffic management systems to CAAP

As part of the government’s move towards more efficient aircraft traffic flow and navigation in the country, the Embassy of Japan has turned over the new Communications, Navigation and Surveillance/ Air Traffic Management (CNS/ATM) on January 16 at the head
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Japan turns over new air traffic management systems to CAAP

As part of the government’s move towards more efficient aircraft traffic flow and navigation in the country, the Embassy of Japan has turned over the new Communications, Navigation and Surveillance/ Air Traffic Management (CNS/ATM) on January 16 at the headquarters of the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) in Pasay City. The ceremony was [...] The post Japan turns over new air traffic management systems to CAAP appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

Military tightens security in Lanao Sur after clash with militants

ZAMBOANGA CITY – The Philippine military tightened its security in the restive Muslim province of Lanao del Sur following a clash with militants that left six soldiers wounded in Masiu town. The weekend fighting erupted after soldiers intercepted a group o
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Military tightens security in Lanao Sur after clash with militants

ZAMBOANGA CITY – The Philippine military tightened its security in the restive Muslim province of Lanao del Sur following a clash with militants that left six soldiers wounded in Masiu town. The weekend fighting erupted after soldiers intercepted a group of gunmen that the military said were members of the Maute group that laid siege [...] The post Military tightens security in Lanao Sur after clash with militants appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

Wanted Abu Sayyaf member nabbed in Basilan

A WANTED Abu Sayyaf member was arrested by joint elements of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the Philippine National Police (PNP) on Saturday afternoon in Maluso, Basilan. The suspect wanted for murder was identified as Andaang Mataun San, 47
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Wanted Abu Sayyaf member nabbed in Basilan

A WANTED Abu Sayyaf member was arrested by joint elements of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the Philippine National Police (PNP) on Saturday afternoon in Maluso, Basilan. The suspect wanted for murder was identified as Andaang Mataun San, 47, who also worked as a rubber tapper, according to a report by the Police Regional [...] The post Wanted Abu Sayyaf member nabbed in Basilan appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

Palace rejects Miascor appeal for reinstatement of contract

THE government has rejected the appeal of the aviation services provider of the two international airports in the Philippines whose contract was terminated after a series of thefts involving its staff, according to Malacanang on Sunday. The Palace statement c
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Palace rejects Miascor appeal for reinstatement of contract

THE government has rejected the appeal of the aviation services provider of the two international airports in the Philippines whose contract was terminated after a series of thefts involving its staff, according to Malacanang on Sunday. The Palace statement came after President Rodrigo Duterte ordered last week the Manila International Aviation Authority (MIAA) to terminate [...] The post Palace rejects Miascor appeal for reinstatement of contract appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

6 killed as gunmen storm Kabul hotel

KABUL: Gunmen stormed a luxury hotel in Kabul killing at least six people, including a foreigner, sparking a twelve hour fight with security forces that left terrified guests scrambling to escape and parts of the building ablaze. Afghan security forces kille
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6 killed as gunmen storm Kabul hotel

KABUL: Gunmen stormed a luxury hotel in Kabul killing at least six people, including a foreigner, sparking a twelve hour fight with security forces that left terrified guests scrambling to escape and parts of the building ablaze. Afghan security forces killed four attackers during the night-time siege, interior ministry spokesman Najib Danish told Tolo News, [...] The post 6 killed as gunmen storm Kabul hotel appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

PH won’t be part of ‘US-China’ intramural over Scarborough Shoal — Palace

THE Philippines does not want to be part of the “US-China intramural” over the Scarborough Shoal, Malacanang said on Sunday. “The United States can take care of its own interest,” Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque said after China protested against t
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PH won’t be part of ‘US-China’ intramural over Scarborough Shoal — Palace

THE Philippines does not want to be part of the “US-China intramural” over the Scarborough Shoal, Malacanang said on Sunday. “The United States can take care of its own interest,” Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque said after China protested against the presence of a US warship near the disputed territory. The Philippines and China are both [...] The post PH won’t be part of ‘US-China’ intramural over Scarborough Shoal — Palace appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

Makati extends deadline for filing of business, realty taxes

THE Makati City government has extended anew, without penalty, the deadline of business permit assessments, as well as the payment of business and realty taxes. Under City Ordinance No.001-2018, Makati City Mayor Abegail Binay announced that deadline of asse
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Makati extends deadline for filing of business, realty taxes

THE Makati City government has extended anew, without penalty, the deadline of business permit assessments, as well as the payment of business and realty taxes. Under City Ordinance No.001-2018, Makati City Mayor Abegail Binay announced that deadline of assessment of business permits has been moved to January 25, while the payment of business and realty taxes to January [...] The post Makati extends deadline for filing of business, realty taxes appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

Duterte vows to protect NPA rebels who will surrender

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte vowed to protect and assist New People’s Army (NPA) rebels who would surrender to the government. The President made the assurance during the presentation of two former NPA rebels who turned themselves in to government authorities
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Duterte vows to protect NPA rebels who will surrender

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte vowed to protect and assist New People’s Army (NPA) rebels who would surrender to the government. The President made the assurance during the presentation of two former NPA rebels who turned themselves in to government authorities over the weekend at Matina Enclaves in Davao City. “The Chief Executive pledged that NPA surrenderees [...] The post Duterte vows to protect NPA rebels who will surrender appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

Former soldier nabbed in Quezon City buy-bust operation

A FORMER member of the Philippine Army was arrested in a buy-bust operation in Quezon City late Saturday, police said on Sunday. The suspect was identified as Anthonitte Gerobiese, 42, a resident of Barangay Old Balara. At about 10 p.m., operatives from Poli
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Former soldier nabbed in Quezon City buy-bust operation

A FORMER member of the Philippine Army was arrested in a buy-bust operation in Quezon City late Saturday, police said on Sunday. The suspect was identified as Anthonitte Gerobiese, 42, a resident of Barangay Old Balara. At about 10 p.m., operatives from Police Station 6, Batasan Hills set up a buy-bust for Gerobiese after getting verified [...] The post Former soldier nabbed in Quezon City buy-bust operation appeared first on The Manila Times Online.