PHL hosting of 2016 Miss U pageant pushes through amid cancellation rumors

October 5, 2016 10:30 am· Comments Off on PHL hosting of 2016 Miss U pageant pushes through amid cancellation rumors 

MANILA, Oct. 4 — The Philippines will definitely host the 2016 Miss Universe pageant, Department of Tourism Undersecretary Katherine de Castro assured on Tuesday.

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President Duterte rejects Misuari’s request to bring security escorts in Davao City

October 5, 2016 10:30 am· Comments Off on President Duterte rejects Misuari’s request to bring security escorts in Davao City 

By Jelly F. Musico

MANILA, Oct. 4 (PNA) – President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday said fugitive Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) leader Nur Misuari agreed to talk to him in Davao City but with his own security escorts.

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Catholic bishops reiterate objection to same-sex marriage in the country

October 5, 2016 10:30 am· Comments Off on Catholic bishops reiterate objection to same-sex marriage in the country 

MANILA, Oct. 4 — Catholic prelates have reiterated their stand versus same-sex marriage in the country since it is against the teachings of the Church.

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BI uncovers new human trafficking ploy

October 5, 2016 10:30 am· Comments Off on BI uncovers new human trafficking ploy 

By Ferdinand G. Patinio

MANILA, Oct. 4 (PNA) — Syndicates engaged in human trafficking have employed a new scheme to bring their unsuspected victims out of the country by posing as boxers.

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British ambassador, NCC ink MOA on Bilateral Program Fund

October 5, 2016 10:30 am· Comments Off on British ambassador, NCC ink MOA on Bilateral Program Fund 

MANILA, Oct. 4 – The United Kingdom and the National Competitiveness Council (NCC) on Tuesday signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) on Bilateral Program Fund for “Project Repeal” to address the growing need for a wider effort to cut red tape across agencies.

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Senate panel to reopen hearing on emergency powers

October 5, 2016 10:30 am· Comments Off on Senate panel to reopen hearing on emergency powers 

By Azer N. Parrocha

MANILA, Oct. 4 (PNA) — A Senate panel decided Tuesday to reopen the public hearings on the proposed emergency powers to deal with the country's traffic woes that winded up last Sept. 22, at the request of a senator.

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PA offers use of 8 more camps as possible treatment centers of drug dependents

October 5, 2016 10:30 am· Comments Off on PA offers use of 8 more camps as possible treatment centers of drug dependents 

MANILA, Oct. 4 — The Philippine Army (PA) has offered the use of eight more of its military camps as possible treatment and rehabilitation centers for drug dependents and users, according to PA spokesperson Col. Benjamin Hao.

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PMC says commitment to PHL security made them PHIBLEX supporters

October 5, 2016 10:30 am· Comments Off on PMC says commitment to PHL security made them PHIBLEX supporters 

MANILA, Oct. 5 — Philippine Marine Corps (PMC) commandant Major Gen. Andre Costales said the commitment to provide better security to the country has made them active partners to the ongoing Philippine Amphibious Landing Exercise (PHIBLEX) which formally started Tuesday.

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TD ‘Julian’ heading to Cagayan

October 5, 2016 10:30 am· Comments Off on TD ‘Julian’ heading to Cagayan 

MANILA, Oct. 5 — Tropical depression “Julian” is continuously heading west northwest nearing Calayan, Cagayan, according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA).

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Banner stories of Manila's leading newspapers, Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016

October 5, 2016 10:30 am· Comments Off on Banner stories of Manila's leading newspapers, Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016 

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