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NDRRMC checks for damage after magnitude 6.9 Davao del Sur earthquake
by Franco Luna - December 15, 2019 - 4:42pm
The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council said assessment operations in the wake of damage caused by the magnitude 6.9 earthquake that struck southern Mindanao have begun. 
Bill seeks standardized wages, mandatory insurance for media workers
by Franco Luna - December 15, 2019 - 3:57pm
House Bill 2476 seeks to "recognize the invaluable contribution of media workers to society" as they are "left to fend for themselves especially when making danger-filled reportages."
Earthquake shocks southern Mindanao
by Franco Luna - December 15, 2019 - 2:33pm
The quake was felt as far as Davao City, according to reports from The STAR.
Fact check: Makati abduction an 'isolated incident'?
by Franco Luna - December 15, 2019 - 1:34pm
"I think that particular incident is isolated. I have not heard of any kidnapping cases reported whether by the media or by word of mouth, except for that video that went viral."
Robredo: PDEA chief supportive in private, dismissive in interviews
by Franco Luna - December 15, 2019 - 10:59am
"Ilang beses na, ang sinasabi sa ikan, iba yung sinasabi sa media," she said of PDEA chief Aaron Aquino.
P7,528 monthly 'no-frills' food budget unrealistic, government told
by Franco Luna - December 12, 2019 - 6:28pm
Fisherfolk federation Pamalakaya said the NEDA chief should "get real," while peasant women's federation Amihan said the claims were indicative of "government neglect and non-intention for authentic poverty all...
Anti-drug campaign '55% complete' as death toll rises to 5,552 in latest report 
by Franco Luna - December 12, 2019 - 4:13pm
They said the death toll resulting from Duterte's crackdown on illegal drugs now stood at 5,552 drug personalities killed in official police operations. 
Robredo failed to meet with ICAD clusters — PDEA chief
by Franco Luna - December 12, 2019 - 12:38pm
"If Robredo met with the four ICAD clusters, lalawak ang kaniyang knowledge of the drug problem. [But] she started going around rehab centers without finishing her consultation with the four ICAD clusters."
Teachers' groups blast proposed pay hike as too small
by Franco Luna - December 11, 2019 - 6:34pm
"There are 800,000 teachers, not millions by the way, and all of them are anticipating a pay scheme that recognizes the teachers' crucial role in our society," TDC chair Benjo Basas told Philstar.com....
Mangudadatu confident of guilty verdict in Ampatuan massacre case
by Franco Luna - December 11, 2019 - 2:53pm
"In my mind, talagang may solid verdict na guilty sila. Sigurado kami na may conviction yan," Mangudadatu said on ANC's "Headstart."
Amid SEA Games dominance, Gatchalian calls for support in sports development
by Franco Luna - December 11, 2019 - 1:30pm
"Hindi dapat dito sa SEA Games nagtatapos ang pagkakaisa natin para sa ating mga manlalaro," Gatchalian said in a press release.
Philippine Coalition for the ICC: Use of deadly force valid, but must be justified
by Franco Luna - December 10, 2019 - 2:06pm
"Pero kung wala naman talagang panlalaban [ay] wala talagang dahilan para papatayin mo."
Philippines surpasses own SEA Games gold record
by Franco Luna - December 9, 2019 - 4:57pm
In capping off a gold rush of a hosting, the Philippines has officially broken its previous record for number of gold medals won in the Southeast Asian Games.
Ombudsman panel looking into SEA Games funds
by Franco Luna - December 9, 2019 - 2:55pm
The Office of the Ombudsman said Monday that it had already formed a panel to look into allegations of corruption in the Philippine Sea Games Organizing Committee (PHISGOC).
'Unnecessary': Steve Harvey's joke about Colombia's 'cartel' draws mixed reactions
by Franco Luna - December 9, 2019 - 1:41pm
“Should I go back? Tell me what to do,” Miss Colombia Gabriela Tafur said in matching his energy, to which he replied, “The cartel hasn’t forgiven me."
Newly crowned Miss Universe 2019 touches on gender-based violence 
by Franco Luna - December 9, 2019 - 12:09pm
"I think the most important thing we should be teaching young girls today is leadership."
Timor Leste ends medal drought in 30th SEA Games
by Franco Luna - December 9, 2019 - 10:47am
Timor Leste is not going home without a medal.
ABS-CBN franchise renewal up to Congress, Palace insists
by Franco Luna - December 8, 2019 - 5:34pm
"Unang-una, ang magde-decide diyan initially eh ang Kongreso. Hindi pa natin alam kung makakapasa sa Kongreso 'yun."
Philippines closes in on SEA Games overall championship finish 
by Franco Luna - December 8, 2019 - 4:33pm
With just three days left to close out the 30th Southeast Asian Games, the Philippines has clinched the overall championship once again. 
Philippines is 'the lead in the South China Sea disputes,' Locsin claims
by Franco Luna - December 8, 2019 - 1:42pm
"[W]e stand up to China in the things that matter without fail and are acknowledged by Vietnam as the lead in the South China Sea disputes," Locsin wrote on his Twitter account. 
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