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Sison: Termination of peace talks actually benefits “revolutionary” forces, Filipinos

(Eagle News)—Communist Party of the Philippines founding chair Jose Maria Sison on Saturday, March 23, said the termination of the peace talks actually benefits the “revolutionary forces” and the “Filipino people.” In a statement, Sison said this was because “it drives the broad masses of the people and the organized revolutionary forces to wage all forms of resistance to isolate and intensify them in order to isolate and defeat the tyrannical US-Duterte regime.” He said  […]

6 killed, 9 wounded in NLEX accident

(Eagle News) — Six people were killed, while nine others were hurt, when the van they were riding in flipped to its side after a tire blowout along the northbound lane of the North Luzon Expressway  around noon Saturday, March 23. The passengers were on board a Hyundai H100 semi-van when one of its tires blew out, along a portion of the NLEX in Apalit, Pampanga. The van was carrying 15 passengers. Five of the […]

Galvez: “Safe conduct passes” of NDFP consultants considered “revoked” following official termination of peace talks

(Eagle News)—National Democratic Front of the Philippines consultants can now be arrested, government peace adviser Carlito Galvez Jr. said. In a statement, Galvez said this was because the  safe conduct pass which was granted to them  to “create an enabling environment before the formal peace talks” was “automatically revoked” with President Rodrigo Duterte’s official termination of the peace talks with the group and the dissolution of the negotiating panels.” He said as a result, the […]

DILG to Misuari: Don’t worry, gov’t advocacy for federalism never wavered

(Eagle News)–Moro National Liberation Front Chair Nur Misuari “should not worry” as the “government’s advocacy for a federal system has never wavered ..” This is according to the Department of the Interior and Local Government, which issued the statement after President Rodrigo Duterte said Misuari would go to war if the shift to federalism did not take place. According to the DILG, it was “now working with other government agencies in finalizing the details of […]

Palace: Filing of ICC communication vs China’s Xi “may be futile exercise”

(Eagle News)—The Palace on Saturday, March 23, said that while it was the right of former Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario and former Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales to file it,  the  filing of a communication against China’s Xi Jinping before the International Criminal Court may be a “futile exercise.” In a statement, Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said this was because in the first place, China was not a member of the ICC and as […]

Partly cloudy skies expected in many parts of PHL today

(Eagle News)—-Cloudy skies will prevail in many parts in the country on Saturday, March 23, the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration said. According to PAGASA, Bicol Region, Samar Provinces, Caraga, and Davao Region will experience partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers due to localized thunderstorms. Batanes and Babuyan Group of Islands will also experience partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers but this time due to the frontal system. Place: […]

Charges to be filed vs those behind P1.8-billion shabu shipment from Vietnam

Customs accreditation of consignee, broker revoked (Eagle News)–Charges will be filed against those behind the P1.8 billion worth of  shabu intercepted by Customs authorities. In a statement, Manila International  Container Port District Collector Atty. Erastus Sandino B. Austria said he has also revoked the customs accreditation of the  consignee, Wealth Lotus Empire Corporation, behind the shipment from Vietnam intercepted on Friday, March 22. He said the accreditation of customs broker Jane A. Castillo has also […]

Trillanes pleads not guilty to grave threats charges

(Eagle News)—Senator Sonny Trillanes IV on Friday, March 22, pleaded not guilty to the grave threats charges filed against him by Labor Undersecretary Jacinto Paras. Trillanes entered the plea during his arraignment at the Pasay Metropolitan Trial Court Branch 47. Paras had filed the charges after Trillanes allegedly threatened to “finish (him) off” in their brief encounter in the Senate premises in 2018. Paras alleged Trillanes’ comments stemmed from the inciting to sedition charges he […]

Sandiganbayan convicts ex-Maguindanao Gov. Ampatuan for graft, malversation of public funds, falsification of documents

    (Eagle News) – Former Maguindanao Governor Sajid Islam Ampatuan is sentenced to reclusion perpetua by the Sandiganbayan after finding him guilty of graft and malversation of public funds, and of 63 counts of falsification of public documents. The cases arose over his alleged misuse of millions of pesos in public funds in 2009 when he allegedly made anomalous purchases of construction materials allegedly for the repair of various school buildings, when he was […]

DA to suspend importation of onions pending probe of reported cartel operations

(Eagle News) — The Department of Agriculture will be suspending the importation of bulb onions, Agriculture Secretary Manny Piñol said on Friday, March 22. According to Piñol, this was pending the results of the investigation of the Philippine Competition Commission and the National Bureau of Investigation into the reported operations of a cartel manipulating the buying price of onions produced locally. It was the DA that asked for the probe following reports trading firms closed […]

PAGASA announces start of dry season

(Eagle News)—The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration on Friday, March 22, announced the start of the dry season. PAGASA said  “the day-to-day weather across the country will gradually become warmer, though isolated thunderstorms are also likely to occur” as a result. On Friday though, PAGASA said cloudy skies were expected in parts of the country as the ridge of a high pressure area (HPA) affects Northern Luzon. The weather bureau said partly cloudy […]

Duterte to PNPA’s Sansiklab Class of 2019: Stand by your principles at all costs

(Eagle News) — President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday, March 22, called on this year’s graduates of the Philippine National Police Academy to stand by their principles “at all costs.” “Never be deceived by power nor by fame. What is important is your honor, for it is your badge towards genuine success,” Duterte told the 201 cadets belonging to the Sansiklab Class 2019. He also urged them to “excel in your chosen pursuits, lend your abilities to […]