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Mining firm sues Philippine faith-based group for libel

June 6, 2016 ·  By Joe Torres, Manila for

Yolanda Esguerra, national coordinator of PMPI and one of the respondents of a libel case file by a mining company, says the complaint is 'plain harassment.' ( photo by Joe Torres)

Philippine Misereor Partnership Inc accused of false report over company’s alleged destruction of fishing boats A mining company has filed a libel suit against faith-based group, Philippine Misereor Partnership Inc. and four of its staff over reports on the mining company’s attempt to recover a nickel ore stockpile on an island in the central Philippines. […]


Minor gang-raped in drinking spree

June 3, 2016 ·  By Ernie B. Esconde for


ORION, Bataan- A 16-year old girl was reportedly gang raped by six teenaged boys during a drinking session Saturday midnight in Barangay Sto. Domingo, here. Insp. RayanCasupanan, Orion police chief, said the victim was with two other young girls and nine young boys, two of them 18 years old, when the incident happened between 11:00 […]


Suspected cybersex den raided, 27 arrested in Olongapo

June 3, 2016 ·  By Allan Macatuno for


OLONGAPO CITY — At least 27 people were arrested on Wednesday night, in a police raid on an Internet and online gaming cafe suspected to be operating as a cybersex den here. The raiding team from the Philippine National Police-Anti Cybercrime Group (PNP-ACG) also seized more than 50 computers and transmission devices from the cafe […]


Aquino signs law increasing tax-exempt value of balikbayan boxes

June 2, 2016 ·  By Rappler News for

GOOD FOR OFWS. With the new law, OFWs will now pay less whenever they send balikbayan boxees to their loved ones in the Philippines. File photo by Jay Directo/AFP

(UPDATED) President Benigno Aquino III signs the Customs Modernization and Tariff Act which is expected to reduce corruption in the Bureau of Customs, as well as technical smuggling in the country MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – Good news for overseas Filipino workers (OFWs). President Benigno Aquino III signed Republic Act No 10863 or the Customs Modernization […]


PHILIPPINES Duterte on killings: Corrupt journalists asked for it

June 2, 2016 ·  By Agence France-Presse for

DUTERTE. Philippines' President-elect Rodrigo Duterte (C) talks to Cabinet members during a press conference in the southern Philippine city of Davao on May 31, 2016. Photo by King Rodriguez/Davao City Mayor's Office/AFP

The foul-mouthed politician launches a series of post-election tirades against criminals and repeats his vows to kill them – particularly drug traffickers, rapists and murderers DAVAO, Philippines – Philippine president-elect Rodrigo Duterte said on Tuesday, May 31, that corrupt journalists were legitimate targets of assassination, as he amped up his anti-crime crusade with bounty offers […]


Cebu gov’t supports Duterte’s planned curfew for minors

May 25, 2016 ·  By Richale Cabauatan for

UNANIMOUS. Provincial board members Julian Daan (left) and Sun Shimura lead their colleagues in passing the resolution that will take effect on June 30, when the new set of elected officials start their term. Photo by Richale Cabauatan

(UPDATED) A resolution supporting the reimposition of the death penalty, however, is deferred CEBU CITY, Philippines (UPDATED) – The Cebu provincial board approved on Monday, May 23, the resolution supporting a 10 pm curfew for minors, effective June 30, when the new set of elected officials start their term. The provincial board passed the local […]


Duterte changes mind about personal apology to Pope

May 17, 2016 · 


DAVAO—Presumptive President-elect Rodrigo Duterte on Sunday said he had cancelled plans to visit the Vatican to personally apologize to the Pope for his slur last year against the Pontiff. “No more. That’s enough,” Duterte told reporters who asked about the trip. He said he had already sent a letter of apology to the Vatican. He […]


Duterte vows to kill criminals and reintroduce hanging in Philippines

May 17, 2016 · 


Philippines’ president-elect Rodrigo Duterte has vowed to reintroduce capital punishment, give security forces the power to “shoot-to-kill” criminals and offer cabinet posts to communists. In his first press conference since winning the 9 May elections in a landslide, Duterte, the tough-talking mayor of the southern city of Davao, also said he will launch a major […]


Duterte curfew: Kids’ parents to be arrested

May 17, 2016 · 


DAVAO CITY—Presumptive President-elect Rodrigo Duterte would order the arrest of parents of children who would be found roaming the streets past the 10 p.m. curfew that the clear winner in the presidential race would enforce nationwide and which had gained success in this city. Duterte said the 10 p.m. curfew would apply to unescorted minors. […]


The Victims of the Davao Death Squad : Consolidated Report 1998-2015

May 6, 2016 · 


By Fr. Amado Picardal, CSsR   Exec. Sec. of the Basic Ecclesial Communities Desk of the CBCP     I RECENTLY received a consolidated report of the killings perpetrated by the Davao Death Squad (DDS) since 1998 up to the end of 2015.  The source will not be mentioned for obvious reasons. Suffice it to say that […]

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