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Protesta sa pagkamatay ni Kian Delos Santos, ‘di hahadlangan ng Malacañang

(Eagle News) — Ipapatupad ng Philippine National Police ang maximum tolerance sa mga magsasagawa ng rally para kay Kina Llyod delos Santos, ang menor de edad na napatay sa isang police anti-illegal drug operation sa Caloocan City. Sinabi ni Presidential Spokesman Ernesto Abella na ang pagsasagawa ng kilos-protesta ay karapatan ng bawat mamamayan na hindi hahadlangan ng pamahalaan. Ayon kay Abella, malinaw ang pahayag ni Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte na pinahihintulutan ang pagsasagawa ng kilos protesta […]

Lumalakas na Online Shopping, ramdam na ng mga retailer

(Eagle News) — Nararamdaman na ng mga retailer ang lumalakas na kompetisyon sa Online Shopping na dati’y hindi pinagtutuunan ng pansin. Aminado si Samie Lim, Chairman Emeritus ng Philippine Retailers Association na marami sa kanilang miyembro ang nagsabing nawawalan na sila ng customer dahil nalilipat na ang atensyon ng mga consumer sa online shopping. Anila, mas kumbinyente at iwas-traffic ang online shopping. Ayon kay Lim, talagang apektado sila sa patuloy na paglakas nito dahil nasa […]

Detained Senator De Lima seeks legislative furlough

(Eagle News) — Detained Senator Leila de Lima on Tuesday asked the Supreme Court to allow her to attend the Senate hearing on 17-year-old Kian Loyd delos Santos on Thursday. An advisory said De Lima filed the urgent petition for a legislative furlough at 8:43 a.m. De Lima is facing drug cases at in several Muntinlupa courts in connection with her alleged role in the drug trade in the New Bilibid Prison when she was […]

Eight people, including Pinoy coach, injured in SEA Games bus accident

A Philippine coach sustained minor injuries after two buses carrying Southeast Asian Games players and officials figured in an accident. Also slightly injured in the accident that saw one bus rear-ending the other were seven Myanmar players, including two—Aye Aye Thin and Ei Ei Pyone—who have since  withdrawn from the women’s doubles. They are resting at their hotel, and will  be replaced in the mixed doubles, said the Games’ sports and technical committee secretary, Low Beng […]

Faeldon out; President Duterte appoints PDEA Director Lapeña to head Customs bureau

(Eagle News) — President Rodrigo Duterte has appointed Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency Director Isidro Lapeña to head the Customs bureau. “If somebody is appointed in the position, meaning to say, automatic na ‘yun, umalis ka. But Faeldon, in fairness to him, tried to resign thrice,” Duterte said, referring to Customs chief Nicanor Faeldon. Faeldon is under fire after a P6.4-million drug shipment entered the country via Customs express lanes. Lawmakers looking into the matter have […]

Updated: No classes in all levels, both public and private, in several Metro Manila and other areas

(Eagle News) – Classes in all levels, both public and private, have been declared in several areas in Metro Manila and nearby Rizal on Tuesday (August 22) because of continuous rains since Monday due to Tropical Storm “Isang” (international name Hato) which had enhanced the southwest monsoon. The following areas have already declared class suspensions in all levels, both public and private: Quezon City Caloocan City Marikina Manila Navotas Malabon Pasay City Valenzuela City Pateros […]

Vietnamese hostage rescued from Abu Sayyaf in Basilan: military

(Agence France Presse) — A Vietnamese sailor kidnapped by the Abu Sayyaf in Mindanao has been rescued after nine months in captivity, the military said on Monday, following the beheading of two fellow crewmen in July. Government troops rescued the hostage on Sunday in Basilan, a stronghold of the kidnap-for-ransom group, following intensified operations against the militants, authorities said. “The hostage was able to run from the militants in the course of military operations and our troops […]

3 gold medals for Team Philippines in SEA Games

  (Eagle News) – The Philipines now has three gold medals after the win today by Nico Bryan Huelgas and Kim Mangrobang in the men’s and women’s triathlon, respectively. The two golds bagged on Monday, August 21, came after Saturday’s first gold medal win for the Philippines by Cebuana and former Rio Olympics athlete Mary Joy Tabal, in the marathon event, with a time of 2 hours, 48 minutes and 24 seconds. Huelgas, who also […]

At least 9 killed, several injured in suspected Abu Sayyaf attack on Basilan village

(Eagle News) — Nine people were killed and 10 others were hurt after suspected Abu Sayyaf members attacked a village in Basilan, early Monday, a report said. The report quoted Chief Superintendent Reuben Theodore Sindac, Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao  police director, as saying that 30 to 50 armed men attacked Barangay Tubigan around 5:30 a.m. They reportedly set on fire houses and other structures and attacked residents. Authorities are in pursuit of the bandits. […]

Rains in parts of country as “Isang” moves toward China; Signal No. 2 hoisted over Batanes, No. 1 over Babuyan Group of Islands

(Eagle News) — Expect moderate to heavy  rains in some parts of the country, as Tropical Storm Isang continues to move toward China. In its 11 a.m. briefing, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration said the monsoon rains are expected on Monday night  in the western section of Luzon, including Metro Manila, and the western section of Visayas including Panay Island. Based on Isang’s passage, Pagasa said moderate to occasionally heavy rains may […]

DFA: 7-year-old Filipino boy among killed in Barcelona attack

(Eagle News) — The 7-year old Filipino boy who was initually reported missing last week was among the 14 killed in the attack in Barcelona, Spain the Department of Foreign Affairs said on Monday. “According to Chargé d’Affaires Emmanuel Fernandez, the Philippine Embassy in Madrid was informed of the boy’s demise by his family after his father positively identified his remains,” Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano said in a statement. Based on Fernandez’s report, […]

PNP Chief Dela Rosa: 17-year-old killed in Caloocan drug op was drug courier for “neighborhood toughie” dad, uncles

(Eagle News) — The 17-year-old who was killed in a drug operation in Caloocan last week was a drug courier for his father and uncles. This was what Philippine National Police Director Roland Dela Rosa revealed in a radio interview, amid criticisms over how the police handled Wednesday’s police operation that led to the death of Kian Loyd Delos Santos. According to the PNP chief, Zaldy, Delos Santos’ father, is also known as a “siga” […]