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Pimentel rejects Senate custody of committee witness

Pimentel rejects Senate custody of committee witness Senate President Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III has rejected the Senate committee on justice and human rights appeal to put witness Edgar Matobato under the Senate’s protective custody. Sen. Koko Pimentel III (Facebook: Koko [...]

September 16, 2016 What The Papers Say

Central Luzon promotes brown rice to lessen diabetes, cardio diseases

Central Luzon promotes brown rice to lessen diabetes, cardio diseases CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga – An official of the Department of Agriculture in Region 3 urged Central Luzon consumers to eat brown rice to protect them from serious diseases.   [...]

September 16, 2016 What The Papers Say

Typhoon warning signal No. 1 up over Batanes

Typhoon warning signal No. 1 up over Batanes The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said that tropical cyclone warning storm signal number one is up over the Batanes group of islands. ‘Gener’ (Dost PAGASA / mb.com.ph) Typhoon [...]

September 16, 2016 What The Papers Say

Police: Man with meat cleaver attacks officer, gets shot

NEW YORK — Police chased a man wielding a meat cleaver through midtown Manhattan Thursday, then shot him on a crowded street after he hacked the face of an off-duty police detective who tried to tackle him, authorities said. Police [...]

September 16, 2016 What The Papers Say
Paolo Duterte

Paolo Duterte denies drug abuse, links to vigilante slays

On Thursday, a self-confessed assassin claimed Davao City Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte is a drug user and also masterminded numerous vigilante killings, accusations that the presidential son has declined. Edgar Matobato, an alleged hitman of the Davao Death Squad (DDS), [...]

September 15, 2016 News
Davao bombing suspects

Police release new sketch of Davao bombing suspects

Davao bombing suspects – On Wednesday, police released new artist's sketches of the prime suspects in the Roxas Night Market bombing, that killed 15 and wounded no less than 60 persons. The latest sketches were based upon the descriptions from witnesses. [...]

September 15, 2016 News

4 dead, 100 injured in Pakistan train crash: officials

At least four people were killed and more than 100 injured when two trains collided in central Pakistan early Thursday, officials said. Pakistan(mb.com.ph) The accident occurred near the city of Multan when a Karachi-bound passenger train rammed into a goods [...]

September 15, 2016 What The Papers Say

IMF approves $1 billion in Ukraine aid after long delay

The International Monetary Fund on Wednesday resumed its bailout of war-torn Ukraine, approving disbursement of $ 1 billion from an aid package that had been held up in part on corruption concerns. Kiev had been waiting for the resumption of [...]

September 15, 2016 What The Papers Say

Venezuela takes over presidency of Non-Aligned Movement

CARACAS — Venezuela, which is now hosting the 2016 summit of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM), took over the group's rotating presidency on Wednesday. An official ceremony to mark the handover of the presidency from outgoing Iran will take place on [...]

September 15, 2016 What The Papers Say

Waze: Cebu City is one of ‘worst’ places for drivers

Waze: Cebu City is one of ‘worst’ places for drivers Cebu City has ranked the 186th in Waze’s worldwide survey, with Angeles in the 147th and Manila with the spot of 107th. Everyone knows that the traffic crisis in Metro [...]

September 15, 2016 What The Papers Say

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