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Ex-BFP chief gets up to 90 years for graft, estafa over firetrucks repair mess

The Sandiganbayan has found former Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) chief Francisco Senot guilty of estafa and graft, and has sentenced him to a maximum of 90 years imprisonment for the fictitious repairs of two BFP firetrucks in 2001. In [...]

July 3, 2017 News

Tour bus bursts into flames after collision in Germany, many killed

BERLIN – Many people were killed when a tour bus burst into flames after colliding with a truck on a motorway in the German state of Bavaria on Monday, the German government said. “Unfortunately numerous people—a tour group from [the [...]

July 3, 2017 News

Dela Rosa’s ups and downs make him think of theme park ride

PNP chief Director General Ronald Dela Rosa compared his first year as the country’s top cop to an amusement park ride of exhilirating ups and disheartening downs. This developed as Dela Rosa claimed that the national police was winning President [...]

July 3, 2017 News

DOLE scraps OEC, replaces it with OFW ID

By the end of July, overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) will no longer need to secure an Overseas Employment Certificate (OEC) before their deployment, according to Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III. Instead, Filipino migrant workers will be given an OFW ID [...]

July 3, 2017 News

Mocha Uson says no more cussing but denies blog has editors

Presidential Communications Office Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson on Monday clarified that her blog does not go through editors as her boss Secretary Martin Andanar told reporters last week. Uson posted the denial on her Facebook page that has over five [...]

July 3, 2017 News

Aaron Rodgers Calls Boxing ‘A Joke’ & ‘Rigged’ After Pacquiao-Horn Decision

Immediately following the judges’ decision to give a unanimous victory to Jeff Horn over Manny Pacquiao, the outrage over it has been widespread and non-stop from all corners, including Aaron Rodgers. The Green Bay Packers QB had the same reaction [...]

July 3, 2017 News

Jeff Horn, a former bullying victim, is targeted anew

Jeff Horn initially got into boxing after finding himself the victim of bullies as a youngster. In the wake of his greatest triumph, he found himself bullied anew – this time by online critics who refuse to accept his upset [...]

July 3, 2017 News

Bruised Pacquiao back in PH, thanks fans

Senator Manny Pacquiao quietly slipped back into the country on Monday after his upset loss to Australian Jeff Horn. Pacquiao’s chartered AirAsia jet landed in overcast General Santos City, his hometown, where he was accorded military honors. “Thank you, thank [...]

July 3, 2017 News

Palace mum on report PNP using hospitals to conceal drug killings

Malacañang on Saturday refused to comment on a media report that police have been using hospitals to alter evidence of drug killings and hide alleged execution of drug suspects. A Reuters report said police have been “sending victims to hospitals [...]

July 1, 2017 News

De Lima: No detention can impede performance of duty

No detention can stop Senator Leila de Lima from fulfilling her legislative duties, the detained legislator said Saturday as she marked her first year in the Senate. “They can continue persecuting me, but it will not stop me from stepping [...]

July 1, 2017 News