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Ombudsman

Ombudsman restricts Pinoys from viewing public officials’ assets statement

The Office of the Ombudsman yesterday issued new guidelines restricting public access to government officials’ statements of assets, liabilities, and net worth (SALN), allowing release only for court-ordered probes and on authority from the officials themselves. A SALN details an [...]

September 16, 2020 News
Man caught for alleged burglary after forgetting slipper

Man caught for alleged burglary after forgetting slipper inside house

A man who allegedly attempted to steal a cellphone from a General Santos City home was caught after he forgot one of his slippers inside the crime scene, new program 24 Oras reported last night. Suspect Bryan Tagpuno, the Cinderella in this story, tried [...]

September 16, 2020 News
Lucio Tan

Filipino Billionaire Lucio Tan’s Bank Plans $1 Billion Prime Asset Sale

Lucio Tan’s Bank Plans $1 Billion Prime Asset Sale: Philippine National Bank is seeking to dispose of three prime properties that it values at about $1 billion as early as this year, a person familiar with the plan said. The [...]

September 16, 2020 News
Siargao's Dapa-General Luna Road

DPWH fast-tracks asphalting project for Siargao’s Dapa-General Luna Road

Siargao's Dapa-General Luna Road: Oh, what it's like to be in Siargao right now: the sun, the sand, and soon, the roads. Locals and tourists can soon expect smoother roads in the majestic island of Siarago as the 2.04-kilometer portion of [...]

September 15, 2020 News
Oh In Hye

Actress Oh In Hye dies in hospital after cardiac arrest

South Korean actress Oh In Hye died in hospital on Monday (14 September) after she was found unconscious at home in a state of cardiac arrest. The 36-year-old was found at around 5am in her home in Incheon city, according [...]

September 15, 2020 News
Pemberton

Pemberton to undergo court-martial upon arrival in US, says Roque

The United States government promised that Lance Corporal Joseph Scott Pemberton would face court-martial proceedings once he is freed from prison, Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque announced today. Roque, who was once Jennifer Laude’s lawyer, said that this was said by [...]

September 14, 2020 News
Maine Mendoza

Maine Mendoza annoyed over leak of private blog

 Maine Mendoza recently admitted that she felt a bit upset at first and annoyed over people leaking her private blog online. The Kapuso actress, who spoke about the issue on her public blog The Pessimistic Optimistic Bella, stated that it [...]

September 14, 2020 News
Undas

CBCP: Going to cemeteries not an obligation during Undas

As Metro Manila cemeteries were ordered shut down from Oct. 31 to Nov. 3, the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) has urged the public to view the “Undas” season with more understanding and prudence, noting that visiting the [...]

September 12, 2020 News
Restaurant dining linked to COVID-19

Restaurant dining linked to COVID-19 – US study

Restaurant dining linked to COVID-19: Among adults tested for the coronavirus at 11 U.S. healthcare facilities in July, those who were infected were about twice as likely to have dined at a restaurant in the previous 14 days, according to [...]

September 12, 2020 News
Sinulog

No need for Sinulog now – Board

THE Sinulog Governing Board (SGB) may no longer be reconvened for Cebu City’s Sinulog celebration in 2021. In a press conference on Sept. 11, 2020, Mayor Edgardo Labella said one of the reasons for SGB’s creation was to ensure that [...]

September 12, 2020 News