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‘Suits’ star Gabriel Macht visits typhoon victims in the central Philippines

American actor Gabriel Macht visited the typhoon stricken central Philippines on Saturday (March 8) to give support for recovery efforts, four months after Haiyan slammed onto coastal towns. Macht, who plays cutthroat lawyer Harvey Specter in the American TV series “Suits”, met children and listened to the stories of the victims from Ormoc City. The actor traveled to the Philippines to support a local charity programme called “Project Wonderful”, which aims to give livelihood opportunities […]

Aquino gov’t appeals to all sectors to help in Yolanda rehabilitation

Manila, Philippines — The Aquino administration said it is determined to carry out rebuilding and rehabilitation efforts in areas affected by typhoon “Yolanda” and appealed to all sectors to work together. In a radio interview Saturday over dzRB Radyo ng Bayan, Presidential Communications Operations Office Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. said the Aquino administration had not lost its sense of urgency and would not waver in its rebuilding initiatives. “Ibayong determinasyon ang hinaharap natin diyan. At […]

Philippine military joins international search for missing Malaysian plane

  MANILA, Philippines (Xinhua) – The Philippine military dispatched naval and air assets to join in the international efforts to locate the Malaysian plane missing this morning during its flight bound for Beijing. Lieutenant Colonel Ramon Zagala, the public information office chief of the Philippine military, said the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) has mobilized its naval assets, particularly the BRP Del Pilar (PF 15), BRP Jacinto (PS 35), and BRP Mabini (PS 36) […]

PUP graduate tops ECE March 2014 board exam

Manila, Philippines — A Polytechnic University of the Philippines graduate topped the March 2014 Electronics Engineering (ECE) board exams with a grade of 86.70 percent. Emanuel Seguiran Gabriel of PUP-Maragondon topped the 907 passers out of the 2,574 who took the Electronics Engineer Licensure Examination, according to the list provided by the Professional Regulation Commission and the Board of Electronics Engineering. University of Santo Tomas graduate Justin Spencer de Leon Mamaradlo ranked second with 85.70 percent […]

Palace hopes tensions on Hacienda Luisita will not worsen

MANILA, March 7 (PNA) — As tensions in the disputed Hacienda Luisita in Tarlac continue to run high, Malacanang on Friday expressed hope that will not worsen. Reports showed that there have been bulldozing and fencing activities in the area which have gotten agrarian reform beneficiaries worried that there would be a repeat of the Hacienda Luisita massacre in 2004 where at least seven protesting farmers died in a clash with the police and military. […]

Globe Asiatique founder Lee detained in Pampanga

Manila, Philippines — Globe Asiatique founder and president Delfin Lee is now detained in a detention facility of the National Bureau of Investigation in San Fernando, Pampanga, as authorities considered his safety and security. Pampanga Regional Trial Court executive judge Edgar Chua issued the commitment order for him to be detained at the NBI facility because of alleged threats to his security.  He will remain there while his case is being heard by the Pampanga […]

Delfin Lee faces court

Globe Asiatique founder Delfin Lee faced the Pampanga Regional Trial Court that had issued the warrant for his arrest. Lee was transported from  from the headquarters of the Philippine National Police Task Force Tugis Camp Crame and reached San Fernando City in Pampanga at around 8:30 this morning. Lee faced Pampanga RTC branch 42 judge Ma. Amifaith Fider-Reyes.  He was arrested Thursday night in a hotel in Malate, Manila. Lee faces a syndicated estafa case.

PDEA Announce Arrest of Bartolo

Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency announced the arrest of Carmelito Bartolo alias “Mel”, the leader of the Bartolo crime group operating in Pampanga which is involved the illegal manufacture and sale of counterfeit drugs.