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Free tech-voc training offered to over 3,000 farmers, dependents

MANILA, Philippines --- More than 3,000 farmers and their dependents may avail themselves of scholarships in entrepreneurial courses under the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority, following a partnership between the Department of Agrarian Ref

Talking points with China

We support the decision to include the disputed territories issue in the agenda of President Rodrigo Duterte in his visit to China later this month. As of press time, Mr….READ
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Talking points with China

We support the decision to include the disputed territories issue in the agenda of President Rodrigo Duterte in his visit to China later this month. As of press time, Mr….READ

G7 leaders to open summit focused on world economy

WASHINGTON, D.C.: US President Donald Trump and other leaders of the world’s most industrialized nations will open their annual Group of Seven (G7) summit over the weekend by discussing the…READ
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G7 leaders to open summit focused on world economy

WASHINGTON, D.C.: US President Donald Trump and other leaders of the world’s most industrialized nations will open their annual Group of Seven (G7) summit over the weekend by discussing the…READ

PSEi flat as investors remain cautious

TRADING was nearly flat on Friday as investors remained cautious ahead of a key speech from the chairman of the US central bank this weekend and a meeting between President…READ
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PSEi flat as investors remain cautious

TRADING was nearly flat on Friday as investors remained cautious ahead of a key speech from the chairman of the US central bank this weekend and a meeting between President…READ

Budget deficit narrows to P75.3 billion in July

THE government posted in July a budget deficit that is narrower than the year-ago shortfall as revenue collections grew faster than state spending, the Bureau of the Treasury (BTr) announced…READ
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Budget deficit narrows to P75.3 billion in July

THE government posted in July a budget deficit that is narrower than the year-ago shortfall as revenue collections grew faster than state spending, the Bureau of the Treasury (BTr) announced…READ

EVisayas seeks P55.45M for ARB livelihood

THE Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) in Eastern Visayas said it needed a total of P55.45 million to finance about 120 various livelihood or micro-enterprise proposals that would benefit more…READ
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EVisayas seeks P55.45M for ARB livelihood

THE Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) in Eastern Visayas said it needed a total of P55.45 million to finance about 120 various livelihood or micro-enterprise proposals that would benefit more…READ

BoC intesifies ops in 4 Mindanao provinces

THE Bureau of Customs (BoC) has intensified its anti-smuggling operations in four provinces in the Southern Mindanao region amid unabated smuggling of fake cigarettes and other goods in the area….READ
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BoC intesifies ops in 4 Mindanao provinces

THE Bureau of Customs (BoC) has intensified its anti-smuggling operations in four provinces in the Southern Mindanao region amid unabated smuggling of fake cigarettes and other goods in the area….READ

Ceres to sue ex-finance chief over P380-M debt

IN an unprecedented move, the board of directors of Vallacar Transit Inc. (VTI), the country’s biggest transport firm, has passed a resolution to file a legal action against its former…READ
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Ceres to sue ex-finance chief over P380-M debt

IN an unprecedented move, the board of directors of Vallacar Transit Inc. (VTI), the country’s biggest transport firm, has passed a resolution to file a legal action against its former…READ

‘Economic cost from alcohol to hit P256B’

THE economic cost of alcohol consumption could reach P256 billion by 2022, according to the Department of Finance (DoF). Citing a 2009 study, Finance Undersecretary Karl Kendrick Chua said this…READ
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‘Economic cost from alcohol to hit P256B’

THE economic cost of alcohol consumption could reach P256 billion by 2022, according to the Department of Finance (DoF). Citing a 2009 study, Finance Undersecretary Karl Kendrick Chua said this…READ

Govt borrowings down in June – BTr

Borrowings made by the national government dropped to P53.70 billion in June as it borrowed less from domestic sources, according to the Bureau of the Treasury (BTr). Data released by…READ
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Govt borrowings down in June – BTr

Borrowings made by the national government dropped to P53.70 billion in June as it borrowed less from domestic sources, according to the Bureau of the Treasury (BTr). Data released by…READ

DILG downplays militarization on campuses ‘figment of imagination’

THE Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) on Wednesday branded allegations of “militarization” in schools a “figment of the imagination gone overdrive” and “classic communist propaganda,” which used the politics…READ
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DILG downplays militarization on campuses ‘figment of imagination’

THE Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) on Wednesday branded allegations of “militarization” in schools a “figment of the imagination gone overdrive” and “classic communist propaganda,” which used the politics…READ

3 members of kidnap group targeting Chinese die in Cavite shootout 

THREE members of a kidnap-for-ransom group were killed in a police operation in Cavite on Wednesday. The Philippine National Police-Anti Kidnapping Group (PNP-AKG) identified one of the suspects as alias…READ
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3 members of kidnap group targeting Chinese die in Cavite shootout 

THREE members of a kidnap-for-ransom group were killed in a police operation in Cavite on Wednesday. The Philippine National Police-Anti Kidnapping Group (PNP-AKG) identified one of the suspects as alias…READ

Palace denies hand in Sanchez’s impending release

MALACAÑANG on Wednesday denied any role in the impending release of a former mayor who was a convicted rapist and murderer . READ: Convicted ex-Laguna mayor Sanchez may be free…READ
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Palace denies hand in Sanchez’s impending release

MALACAÑANG on Wednesday denied any role in the impending release of a former mayor who was a convicted rapist and murderer . READ: Convicted ex-Laguna mayor Sanchez may be free…READ

Impeach me, election official dares Cardema

Commission on Elections (COMELEC) Commissioner Rowena Guanzon on Tuesday dared former National Youth Commission (NYC) chairman Ronaldo Cardema to file an impeachment complaint against her. “Go ahead, make my day!”…READ
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Impeach me, election official dares Cardema

Commission on Elections (COMELEC) Commissioner Rowena Guanzon on Tuesday dared former National Youth Commission (NYC) chairman Ronaldo Cardema to file an impeachment complaint against her. “Go ahead, make my day!”…READ

Gina Lopez’s life, legacy remembered

FAMILY, friends and former colleagues in and out of government paid tribute to environment advocate Gina Lopez at her wake on Tuesday night, a day after she lost her battle…READ
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Gina Lopez’s life, legacy remembered

FAMILY, friends and former colleagues in and out of government paid tribute to environment advocate Gina Lopez at her wake on Tuesday night, a day after she lost her battle…READ

PH posts $248-M BoP surplus last month

The country’s balance of payments (BoP) reverted to a surplus in July, boosting the year-to-date tally to return to the P5-billion mark. The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) said on…READ
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PH posts $248-M BoP surplus last month

The country’s balance of payments (BoP) reverted to a surplus in July, boosting the year-to-date tally to return to the P5-billion mark. The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) said on…READ

Mayweather denies Pacquiao rematch rumors

Retired boxer Floyd Mayweather, Jr. denied any comeback fight that would lead to his potential rematch with reigning World Boxing Association super welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao in the Middle East….READ
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Mayweather denies Pacquiao rematch rumors

Retired boxer Floyd Mayweather, Jr. denied any comeback fight that would lead to his potential rematch with reigning World Boxing Association super welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao in the Middle East….READ

DA: Biosecurity measures up amid rising hog deaths

THE Department of Agriculture (DA) has set up a crisis management team tasked with enhancing biosecurity measures as it monitors suspected animal-disease outbreaks in the country following reports of more…READ
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DA: Biosecurity measures up amid rising hog deaths

THE Department of Agriculture (DA) has set up a crisis management team tasked with enhancing biosecurity measures as it monitors suspected animal-disease outbreaks in the country following reports of more…READ

Moira ‘85 percent healed’ after life-threatening nose procedure

Earlier this year, singer-songwriter Moira dela Torre underwent a «noninvasive» procedure for her nose. It almost cost the singer-songwriter her life. What was supposedly a «very simple» treatment went awry, causing necrosis in her
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Moira ‘85 percent healed’ after life-threatening nose procedure

Earlier this year, singer-songwriter Moira dela Torre underwent a «noninvasive» procedure for her nose. It almost cost the singer-songwriter her life. What was supposedly a «very simple» treatment went awry, causing necrosis in her nose, which put her at «high risk of having a heart attack, stroke and vision loss.» But never mind the faint scarring she currently has across the tip of her nose, because it could have been worse. Now, she's just grateful she's still able to do the things she loves most. "It was a tough season because I lost out on several jobs. Because I was at risk [for complications], I felt it wasn't just my career I could lose---it was my life, my eyesight....Keep on reading: Moira ‘85 percent healed’ after life-threatening nose procedure

Janet Jackson coping without a nanny for 2-year-old son

Being a working mother is «not easy at times,» Janet Jackson admitted. But if her own mom was able to raise nine children, «there's no reason,» she pointed out, she can't do the same. «It's tough ... I don't have a nanny. I d
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Janet Jackson coping without a nanny for 2-year-old son

Being a working mother is «not easy at times,» Janet Jackson admitted. But if her own mom was able to raise nine children, «there's no reason,» she pointed out, she can't do the same. «It's tough ... I don't have a nanny. I do it all myself,» the pop icon told the Australian magazine Stella in a recent interview. «Of course, when I'm working, someone watches him,» but offstage, it's just «my baby and me.» Janet gave birth to Eissa---her 2-year-old son with ex-boyfriend, Qatari businessman Wissam Al Mana---in January 2017. «My life has changed,» added the American singer-songwriter, who has just ended her Las Vegas residency, «Metamorphosis.» «Obviously, my baby comes first.»...Keep on reading: Janet Jackson coping without a nanny for 2-year-old son

‘G!’ tackles what’s on millennials’ bucket list

«The items on the bucket list often change, except for one thing,» said director Dondon Santos when asked to talk about his latest film that took seven long years to make. Titled «G!,» the movie is about a cancer-stricken guy determ
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‘G!’ tackles what’s on millennials’ bucket list

«The items on the bucket list often change, except for one thing,» said director Dondon Santos when asked to talk about his latest film that took seven long years to make. Titled «G!,» the movie is about a cancer-stricken guy determined to tick off all the items on his bucket list with a group of friends. Dondon said that the script went through three major revisions before he was able to turn it into a film in 2017, under Cineko Productions. And whenever he edited the script, Dondon made sure to update the items on the list according to what was current at the time. «Only one item stayed on the list. It's first-time sex,» revealed Dondon, adding that he based the bucket lis...Keep on reading: ‘G!’ tackles what’s on millennials’ bucket list

Dole set to release results of its probe on Eddie Garcia’s death on Aug. 30, orders GMA to disclose all location shoots of its teleseryes

The Department of Labor and Employment (Dole) is set to come out with its final resolution on its investigation of the tragic death of veteran actor Eddie Garcia on Aug. 30. At the same time, the Dole Regional Office, which is spearheading the investigatio
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Dole set to release results of its probe on Eddie Garcia’s death on Aug. 30, orders GMA to disclose all location shoots of its teleseryes

The Department of Labor and Employment (Dole) is set to come out with its final resolution on its investigation of the tragic death of veteran actor Eddie Garcia on Aug. 30. At the same time, the Dole Regional Office, which is spearheading the investigation, has ordered GMA to submit a list of all location shoots for its teleseryes so that they could be subject to inspection. Inquirer Entertainment learned about these latest developments in the investigation from Dole-NCR Regional Director Sarah Buena S. Mirasol, following a meeting between the department's investigating committee and GMA executives to inquire about, among other things, results of the network's own investigatio...Keep on reading: Dole set to release results of its probe on Eddie Garcia’s death on Aug. 30, orders GMA to disclose all location shoots of its teleseryes

Acting no longer ‘just a game’ for Jillian Ward

When she first started acting as a 4-year-old kid, Jillian Ward thought show biz was just a game, and the set, her playground. But now, as a 14-year-old young lady, she's finally starting to see the industry and her career in a different light. «Whe
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Acting no longer ‘just a game’ for Jillian Ward

When she first started acting as a 4-year-old kid, Jillian Ward thought show biz was just a game, and the set, her playground. But now, as a 14-year-old young lady, she's finally starting to see the industry and her career in a different light. «When I was younger, parang laru-laro lang. Last year, I realized that I was really growing up ... that acting isn't just a game,» she told the Inquirer at a recent press conference for «Prima Donnas,» her new afternoon drama soap on GMA 7. «I now see it as work. But I love it just the same.» Jillian's breakthrough television project was the 2010 small-screen adaptation of the 1963 film «Trudis Liit,» which starred Vilma Santos. The foll...Keep on reading: Acting no longer ‘just a game’ for Jillian Ward

Britain’s Prince Andrew ‘appalled’ by Epstein abuse claims: report

LONDON --- Britain's Prince Andrew has said he was «appalled» by allegations of sexual abuse surrounding Jeffrey Epstein after a video was released purporting to show him at the home of the convicted pedophile in 2010. «The Duke of York h
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Britain’s Prince Andrew ‘appalled’ by Epstein abuse claims: report

LONDON --- Britain's Prince Andrew has said he was «appalled» by allegations of sexual abuse surrounding Jeffrey Epstein after a video was released purporting to show him at the home of the convicted pedophile in 2010. «The Duke of York has been appalled by the recent reports of Jeffrey Epstein's alleged crimes,» Buckingham Palace said in a statement, the Press Association reported Sunday. «His Royal Highness deplores the exploitation of any human being and the suggestion he would condone, participate in or encourage any such behavior is abhorrent,» the statement said. The video published by the Mail on Sunday claims to show the prince waving goodbye to a woman as she departs Ep...Keep on reading: Britain’s Prince Andrew ‘appalled’ by Epstein abuse claims: report

Heavy rains likely in NCR, parts of Region 3 by Monday evening

MANILA, Philippines --- Moderate to heavy rain with lightning and strong winds may be expected to occur in the National Capital Region and parts of Region 3 by Monday evening, the state weather bureau said.   According to the advisory released 3:3
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Heavy rains likely in NCR, parts of Region 3 by Monday evening

MANILA, Philippines --- Moderate to heavy rain with lightning and strong winds may be expected to occur in the National Capital Region and parts of Region 3 by Monday evening, the state weather bureau said.   According to the advisory released 3:30 p.m. by the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa), moderate to heavy rain will affect Metro Manila, Nueva Ecija, Bataan, Zambales, Cavite, Tarlac, and Pampanga within the next two hours.   While rain is being experienced in Bulacan, Laguna, Rizal, and Quezon province as of this posting, it may also persist within the next two hours, Pagasa noted.   "All are advise...Keep on reading: Heavy rains likely in NCR, parts of Region 3 by Monday evening

Rebels fire no shots, take AK-47s in raid on power firm guards

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY---Without firing a shot, New Peoples Army (NPA) rebels pulled off a swift raid on the security outpost of Minergy Power Corp. in Balingasag town Misamis Oriental on Monday (Aug. 19).   Lt. Col. Anthony Derilo, Army 57th Infantr
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Rebels fire no shots, take AK-47s in raid on power firm guards

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY---Without firing a shot, New Peoples Army (NPA) rebels pulled off a swift raid on the security outpost of Minergy Power Corp. in Balingasag town Misamis Oriental on Monday (Aug. 19).   Lt. Col. Anthony Derilo, Army 57th Infantry Battalion commander, said the rebels took five AK-47 rifles; a radio and hundreds of rounds of ammunition from the guards from AY 76 Security Agency.   Derilo said the rebels did not fire a shot dueing the raid which was apparently just aimed at taking the guards' guns.   The compound raided, located at the village of Quezon Heights, hosts a support facility for the company's 165-megawatt coal-fired power plant...Keep on reading: Rebels fire no shots, take AK-47s in raid on power firm guards

Leonen says no to automatic nomination as SC chief justice

MANILA, Philippines --- Supreme Court Associate Justice Marvic Leonen has declined his nomination for the Chief Justice post. «I would like to confirm that Justice Marvic Leonen has declined his automatic nomination as Chief Justice of the Philippine
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Leonen says no to automatic nomination as SC chief justice

MANILA, Philippines --- Supreme Court Associate Justice Marvic Leonen has declined his nomination for the Chief Justice post. «I would like to confirm that Justice Marvic Leonen has declined his automatic nomination as Chief Justice of the Philippines,» SC Spokesman Atty. Brian Keith Hosaka said. «Justice Leonen did not state any reason in declining his nomination,» he added. Chief Justice Lucas Bersamin will leave his post upon reaching the mandatory retirement age of 70 on October 18. Leonen is one of five most senior associate justices of the Supreme Court. The five most senior justices are automatically nominated for the chief justice post but they have to accept the nomi...Keep on reading: Leonen says no to automatic nomination as SC chief justice

Duane Allman’s old guitar ‘Layla’ sells for $1.25 million

MACON, Georgia --- Fans of Duane Allman in Macon, Georgia say they did not expect the late musician's old guitar to sell for $1.25 million (over P60 million) at a recent auction. The gold-topped guitar is the one Allman played in the hit song «Layla&
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Duane Allman’s old guitar ‘Layla’ sells for $1.25 million

MACON, Georgia --- Fans of Duane Allman in Macon, Georgia say they did not expect the late musician's old guitar to sell for $1.25 million (over P60 million) at a recent auction. The gold-topped guitar is the one Allman played in the hit song «Layla», where he performed with Eric Clapton, The Telegraph reported. Until recently, the guitar affectionately called «Layla» had been on display at the Allman Brothers Band Museum at The Big Housein Macon. «I do not think anybody expected that,» Museum Director Richard Brent said of the amount. «The history of it is what sold it.» Brent said the man who bought the guitar at the auction is an out-of-town collector who wishes to rem...Keep on reading: Duane Allman’s old guitar ‘Layla’ sells for $1.25 million

Gina Lopez’s fondness of song ‘I Believe I Can Fly’ remembered

MANILA, Philippines --- Perhaps one of the most memorable things about former Environment chief Gina Lopez was her fondness of R. Kelly's classic hit «I Believe I Can Fly.» Among those who pointed this out as the news of her passing broke Monda
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Gina Lopez’s fondness of song ‘I Believe I Can Fly’ remembered

MANILA, Philippines --- Perhaps one of the most memorable things about former Environment chief Gina Lopez was her fondness of R. Kelly's classic hit «I Believe I Can Fly.» Among those who pointed this out as the news of her passing broke Monday was television host Gretchen Ho. «I BELIEVE I CAN FLY. She would always sing at the end of a meeting, speech or presscon. Her passion never fails to reverberate around the room,» Ho reminisced in an Instagram post.   https://www.instagram.com/p/B1U2Z6gBIVG/?igshid=1xzm8048kaxh5   It can be recalled how Lopez belted out «I Believe I Can Fly» in front of reporters after she was rejected as secretary of the Department of ...Keep on reading: Gina Lopez’s fondness of song ‘I Believe I Can Fly’ remembered

Coup at PH’s biggest bus firm sealed in stockholders’ meet

BACOLOD CITY---The largest bus company in the Philippines has a new set of directors. In a meeting at the company's main office in Bacolod City on Monday (Aug. 19) the stockholders of Vallacar Transit Inc. (VTI) re-elected Leo Rey Yanson as the president o
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Coup at PH’s biggest bus firm sealed in stockholders’ meet

BACOLOD CITY---The largest bus company in the Philippines has a new set of directors. In a meeting at the company's main office in Bacolod City on Monday (Aug. 19) the stockholders of Vallacar Transit Inc. (VTI) re-elected Leo Rey Yanson as the president of the company. Also elected were Charles Dumancas (vice president), Ginnette Yanson-Dumancas (treasurer), and Olivia Yanson (corporate secretary). The result of the election was announced in a press conference that saw Olivia and her children, Leo Rey and Ginnette; and the latter's husband, Charles Dumancas, breaking down in tears. Olivia's four other children---Roy. Ricardo Jr., Emily and Celina (Yanson four)---did not atte...Keep on reading: Coup at PH’s biggest bus firm sealed in stockholders’ meet

Guanzon scoffs at Cardema’s claims: He is a ‘liar, purveyor of fake news’

MANILA, Philippines --- «If you were duped, why are you blaming me?»   This was the succinct retort of Commission on Elections (Comelec) Commissioner Rowena Guanzon to Ronald Cardema, who earlier cried «extortion» against th
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Guanzon scoffs at Cardema’s claims: He is a ‘liar, purveyor of fake news’

MANILA, Philippines --- «If you were duped, why are you blaming me?»   This was the succinct retort of Commission on Elections (Comelec) Commissioner Rowena Guanzon to Ronald Cardema, who earlier cried «extortion» against the poll body official after failing to secure approval for his nomination as Duterte Youth party-list nominee.   Guanzon denied and even laughed at Cardema's accusations, further calling the former head of the National Youth Commission a «liar,» «purveyor of fake news,» and «namedropper.»   "He's (Cardema) saying he allegedly had text messages with this woman, he's naming her as my bag woman. If you gave money to that woman it never rea...Keep on reading: Guanzon scoffs at Cardema’s claims: He is a ‘liar, purveyor of fake news’

BI to deport nabbed American, British sex offenders

MANILA, Philippines --- The Bureau of Immigration is set to deport the recently nabbed American and British sex offenders who have pending cases in their home countries. Immigration Commissioner Jaime Morente identified the sex offenders as American nation
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BI to deport nabbed American, British sex offenders

MANILA, Philippines --- The Bureau of Immigration is set to deport the recently nabbed American and British sex offenders who have pending cases in their home countries. Immigration Commissioner Jaime Morente identified the sex offenders as American national Shane Edward Scism, 45, and British national William James Neville Ireland, 68. Scism is wanted in New York in the United States for his failure to register as a sex offender while Ireland is wanted in the United Kingdom for pedophilia back in 1996. The immigration bureau arrested Scism in Marikina City last August 16 pending his arrest warrant released by the State of New York last July 30. Ireland, meanwhile, was arrest...Keep on reading: BI to deport nabbed American, British sex offenders

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