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NBI junks cyber libel complaint vs Rappler

NBI junks cyber libel complaint vs Rappler: The NBI's legal and evaluation service says the complaint has gone beyond the one-year prescriptive period for libel The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) junked the cyber libel complaint filed against Rappler by businessman Wilfredo [...]

February 22, 2018 News

Malaysia holds Filipinos seeking to set up extremist cell

Ten suspected Islamic militants who were trying to establish a Malaysian cell of a Philippine kidnap-for-ransom group have been arrested in Borneo island, police said Wednesday. The alleged extremists, mostly Filipinos, are also accused of trying to help fighters linked [...]

February 22, 2018 World

Philippines concerned as US intelligence tags Duterte a ‘democracy threat’

President Duterte’s war on drugs and his avowed readiness to suspend the Constitution and declare a “revolutionary government” are among the regional threats to democracy identified by the United States intelligence community. “In the Philippines, President Duterte will continue to [...]

February 22, 2018 Politics

Duterte will not attend the 32nd people power rites

President Duterte will not attend the 32nd anniversary celebration of the EDSA People Power revolution on Sunday. Pastor Boy Saycon, a member of the EDSA People Power Commission, said the celebration will include citizens from all groups to make the [...]

February 22, 2018 Politics

FOCAP expresses grave concern over the ban imposed by the Office of the President on Rappler journalists

The Foreign Correspondents Association of the Philippines (FOCAP) considers this as a blatant attack on freedom of the press, a right guaranteed by the Philippine Constitution and the United Nations. The restriction, which came after Rappler reported about a senior [...]

February 22, 2018 News

Watch a flight attendant save the day by singing to a crying baby on a long-haul flight

The moment a flight attendant’s magic touch soothed to sleep an incessantly crying toddler has gone viral. The Hawaiin Airlines flight attendant offered her help after a mother of three had struggled to calm her 3-year-old son for over half [...]

February 22, 2018 World

Plane forced to make emergency landing due to man’s smelly farts

AN AEROPLANE travelling from Dubai to Amsterdam was forced to make an emergency landing after a row erupted over a passenger’s smelly farts during the flight. Two Dutchmen sitting next to the offender apparently did not take well to his [...]

February 21, 2018 Entertainment

Senate ethics body junks complaints vs De Lima

For lack of jurisdiction, the Senate committee on ethics has rejected the three ethics cases filed against detained Senator Leila de Lima. The committee headed by Majority Leader Vicente “Tito” Sotto III unanimously approved the motion of Senate Minority Leader [...]

February 20, 2018 Politics

Why Presidential Security Group (PSG) barred Malacañang reporter Pia Ranada from entering Malacañang Palace on Tuesday, February 20

The incident happens a day after the Senate hearing on the Navy frigate deal where Special Assistant to the President Bong Go accused Rappler of churning out ‘fake news' The Presidential Security Group (PSG) barred Malacañang reporter Pia Ranada from [...]

February 20, 2018 News

2 tectonic earthquakes jolt Surigao provinces

Two mild tectonic earthquakes jolted Surigao provinces, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) said. However, the Surigao del Norte and Surigao del Sur provincial disaster risk reduction and management councils reported no damage or injury. In its bulletin, [...]

February 19, 2018 News

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