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Mourners pack church, streets for medic struck by ambulance.

NEW YORK " Thousands of mourners packed a Bronx church Saturday and filled the streets outside for the funeral of an emergency worker who was struck by her own ambulance and killed after the vehicle was stolen.Yadira Arroyo,...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Thousands pay tribute to NYC medic run over by stolen ambulance.

Yadira Arroyo was killed March 16 responding to a call. Police say a man got into the truck when she got out and she was run over.

- FOX News - US

Metro Briefs: Son of ex-QC village chair among arrested druggies.

An antidrug raid by the Quezon City Police District before dawn on Saturday led to the arrest of seven people, including the son of a former barangay chair. Members of the QCPD Special Operations Unit searched a compound on St. Anthony Street, Barangay Holy Spirit, on a tip that drugs were being sold there. Arrested was ...

- Philippine Daily Inquirer - PH

Reds ready to silence guns again.

The Communist Party of the Philippines said on Saturday it was preparing to declare a unilateral ceasefire again more than a month after President Duterte angrily scrapped peace negotiations after a rebel attack left at least three soldiers dead in the South. The post Reds ready to silence guns again appeared first on ...

- Philippine Daily Inquirer - PH

QC cop mauled engineer as peers watched.

A Quezon City policeman who used to lead his station's antidrug unit found himself in hot water for allegedly mauling and illegally detaining a motorist after a road altercation. The post QC cop mauled engineer as peers watched appeared first on Inquirer News.

- Philippine Daily Inquirer - PH

Palace confirms Duterte's dinner invitation to Robredo and kids.

Malacañang confirmed on Saturday that President Rodrigo Duterte had asked Vice President Leni Robredo to dinner when they met at the Philippine National Police Academy graduation ceremony the day before.. Presidential spokesperson Ernesto Abella said the invitation included Robredo's children. “The president and the ...

- Philippine Daily Inquirer - PH

Pimentel praises Senate for a productive 75 days.

Updated: 10:21 p.m., March 25, 2017 In 75 days the Senate enacted two bills, produced 45 others, and ratified three resolutions. Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III boasted of a productive first two and a half months of 2017 and lauded his colleagues for working overtime to fast-track the enactment of laws to improve ...

- Philippine Daily Inquirer - PH

DepEd starts probing mercury spill at Manila Science High School.

The Department of Education has started investigating the mercury spill at the Manila Science High School while its teachers and students are undergoing screening and testing. The agency also reminded schools nationwide to strictly adhere to the guidelines set for the safe handling, storage, and disposal of chemicals used ...

- Philippine Daily Inquirer - PH

Earth Hour 2017: Darkness engulfs PHL anew, shines light for climate action .

Filipinos once again switched their lights off for a full hour on Saturday night as the Philippines participated in the annual global campaign for 'Earth Hour.'

- GMA News - PH

News24.com | Filipino rescued in PNG after 56 days adrift.

A Filipino fisherman cast adrift in the high seas by a storm survived for nearly two months by drinking rainwater as he helplessly watched his uncle die beside him, the survivor's mother has said.

- News24.com - ZA

Philippines communist rebels vow to revive ceasefire no later than March 31.

The Communist Party of the Philippines said on Saturday that its armed units will declare a unilateral ceasefire no later than March 31.

- Zee News - IN

Has the Philippines drug war harmed its tourism industry?

WHEN the Philippines' crime-busting President Rodrigo Duterte came to power last year, many predicted that tourism would take a deep plunge, on account of his bloody war on drugs. The post Has the Philippines drug war harmed its tourism industry? appeared first on Asian Correspondent.

- Asian Correspondent - HK

Philippines: Troops rescue captive from Abu Sayyaf militants

PHILIPPINE soldiers on Saturday rescued one of two Filipino cargo ship crewmen taken captive just two days ago by suspected Abu Sayyaf militants, a security official said. The post Philippines: Troops rescue captive from Abu Sayyaf militants appeared first on Asian Correspondent.

- Asian Correspondent - HK

Filipino soldiers rescue Cargo ship captain kidnapped by suspected Abu Sayyaf militants

Aurelio Agacac, the victim was discovered in the remote village of Basakan.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

Philippines' communist rebels vow to revive ceasefire no later than March 31

The Communist Party of the Philippines said Saturday that its armed units will declare a unilateral ceasefire no later than March 31, ahead of the resumption of peace talks with the government of President Rodrigo Duterte next month

- The Daily Star - LB

CPP-NPA to declare unilateral ceasefire not later than March 31

The Communist Party of the Philippines is set to declare a unilateral ceasefire not later than March 31, before the resumption of the peace talks in April between the Government of the Republic of the Philippines and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines . 

- GMA News - PH

PHL warship BRP Ramon Alcaraz sails to Benham Rise

BRP Ramon Alcaraz, one of the Philippine Navy's warship, has set sail to Benham Rise.

- GMA News - PH

Duterte on Reds' new ceasefire plan: I have to consult military, police

President Rodrigo Duterte on Saturday said he has to consult first the National Security Council, especially the military and police force, on the plan of the Communist Party of the Philippines to declare a unilateral ceasefire on or before March 31.

- GMA News - PH

CEGP claims police 'harassed' student publications in CamSur

The College Editors Guild of the Philippines on Saturday claimed that student journalists are the police and military's next targets of neutralization following alleged harassment against university publications in Camarines Sur.

- GMA News - PH

Philippine Warship Patrols Begin at Benham Rise After China Incident

Manila is stepping up efforts to safeguard its claim.

- The Diplomat - US

Philippine Soldiers Rescue Hostage; Abu Sayyaf Suspected

Philippine soldiers Saturday rescued one of two Filipino cargo ship crewmen taken captive two days ago by suspected Abu Sayyaf militants, a security official said. The troops recovered Aurelio Agacac, the ship captain, in the remote village of Basakan in the southern Philippine province of Basilan, said Colonel Juvymax Uy, ...

- Voice of America - US

Searching for Justice, This Catholic Church Worker Documents Drug Killings in the Philippines

"As a photojournalist, always be with the poor, understand their social reality."

- Global Voices - US

NUJP to Tourism chief: Ask Duterte to stop killings

The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines on Friday responded to the statement of Department of Tourism Secretary Wanda Teo asking the media to tone down' reports on extrajudicial killings in the country. The post NUJP to Tourism chief: Ask Duterte to stop killings appeared first on Inquirer News.

- Philippine Daily Inquirer - PH

China Denies South China Sea Construction Project Announced in Chinese State Media

The Philippines has threatened to protest the launch of a building project on the Scarborough Shoal, a land formation within the Philippines' sovereign territory that also falls within China's "nine-dash line," a territorial claim struck down by an international tribunal.

- Breitbart - US

This time, no shots fired as QCPD antidrug crackdown nets 30

With the police back in the front seat of the Duterte administration's war on drugs, the Quezon City Police District arrested 30 suspects in a series of operations from Wednesday afternoon to early Thursday. The post This time, no shots fired as QCPD antidrug crackdown nets 30 appeared first on Inquirer News.

- Philippine Daily Inquirer - PH

Top PNPA grad skips talking on PNP controversy

Macdum Enca, this year's Philippine National Police Academy top cadet, was aware of the controversies hounding the police force. The post Top PNPA grad skips talking on PNP controversy appeared first on Inquirer News.

- Philippine Daily Inquirer - PH

Unite to End TB by properly financing care, urges WHO

Source: World Health Organization Country: World On World TB Day, WHO is putting the spotlight on the need to ensure that vulnerable groups hardest hit by tuberculosis have access to quality life-saving treatment and care.MANILA, 24 MARCH 2017 - On World TB Day, the World Health Organization is putting the spotlight on the ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

China says it is 'in touch with Philippines' about naval visit

China said on Friday it was in touch with the Philippines about the possible visit of a Chinese naval ship to the country. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said on Thursday he had invited China to send a battleship to visit. China denies work planned for monitoring station in South China Sea shoal Duterte’s ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Duterte slams 'idiotic' EU proposal to treat drug addicts

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has lashed out at the EU, calling them "sons of bitches" after the bloc called for rehabilitation clinics for addicts. Duterte made his remarks during a speech to Chinese businessmen.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Duterte to EU: We don't need you sons of bitches

Philippine's President Rodrigo Duterte has accused the EU of hypocrisy and called its officials "sons of bitches." Previously, the European Parliament passed a resolution calling for restraint and a rethink in his war on drugs.

- B92 - SK

More Misamis flights set

The volume of travelers between Northern Mindanao and Visayas is expected to increase as the Gokongwei-owned Cebu Pacific announced recently that it was now serving the Laguindingan-Bacolod and Laguindingan-Tagbilaran routes. The post More Misamis flights set appeared first on Inquirer News.

- Philippine Daily Inquirer - PH

TUCP affiliate declared real union in bus firm

The Department of Labor and Employment has issued a ruling declaring the Philippine Trade and General Workers' Organization as the legitimate employees' union of the Del Monte Land Transport Bus Co. , a major bus firm that plies routes from Metro Manila to Southern Luzon provinces. The post TUCP affiliate declared real ...

- Philippine Daily Inquirer - PH

Batang hinampas ng bato, pumanaw na; pero mga kaanak, 'di pa rin makita

Pumanaw na ang walong-taong-gulang na batang lalaki na pinaghahampas ng bato sa mukha at ulo ng isang 32-anyos na lalaki na tinukso umanong 'baho' sa center island ng Commonwealth Avenue sa Quezon City nitong Huwebes.

- GMA News - PH

'Can choose friends who are kind to us', Philippines Prez ahead of China trip

, Mar. 24 : Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte while looking forward to his second trip to China this May to attend the "One Belt, One Road" Summit said on Friday said that he can 'choose friends who are kind and understanding'."But certainly I can choose friends who are kind to us and those who understand us and those ...

- Sify - IN

Marine conservationists urge gov't to protect Benham Rise

Marine conservationists have joined the call for the government to uphold Philippine sovereignty over Benham Rise – mostlty for the purpose of protecting its natural resources. Benham Rise, which covers 13 million hectares of extended continental shelf east of Northern Luzon, was validated in 2012 by the United Nations' ...

- Philippine Daily Inquirer - PH

Fellow diplomats pay emotional tribute to Leticia Ramos Shahani

The Department of Foreign Affairs paid tribute on Friday to their late fellow diplomat Leticia Ramos-Shahani, who helped nurture Philippine diplomacy, fought for women's rights and called on Filipinos to staunchly defend the country's rights in the South China Sea - at the shores of which she grew up.

- GMA News - PH

Gomachu: Imbuing tofu with the power of sesame

At Gomachu, tofu is fun, and possibly even exciting. It may even be sexy — the jury is still out. I realize I'm pushing the boat on a foodstuff that, while globally praised for its nutritional value, has about as much visual appeal as a manila envelope. But something transformative happens to tofu when it The post ...

- The Japan Times - JP

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte hit the EU for 'idiotic' drug rehab solution

Thomson Reuters MANILA - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte hit out at the European Union on Friday for hypocrisy and called the bloc "sons of bitches" after its lawmakers issued a resolution calling for restraint and a rethink in his bloody war on drugs. Duterte castigated the EU for urging him to focus his campaign on ...

- Business Insider - US

Indonesian police arrest militants setting up jihadi camp

JAKARTA - Indonesia's counterterrorism squad says it has arrested four suspected Islamic militants who were trying to establish a jihadist training camp in eastern Indonesia and who likely had links with Abu Sayyaf militants in the southern Philippines.

- BangkokPost - TH

Indonesian police arrest militants setting up jihadi camp

Indonesia's counterterrorism squad says it has arrested four suspected Islamic militants who were trying to establish a jihadist training camp in eastern Indonesia and who likely had links with Abu Sayyaf militants in the southern Philippines.

- FOX News - US

61 countries Pinoys can visit without applying for a visa

Filipino travelers can visit 61 countries without applying for a visa, according to immigration and citizenship firm Henley & Partners, which placed the country on the 75th spot in its 2017 Visa Restrictions Index released late February.

- GMA News - PH

China says it is in touch with Philippines about naval visit

BEIJING - China said on Friday it was in touch with the Philippines about the possible visit of a Chinese naval ship to the country.

- GMA News - PH

NUJP tells Teo: Ask Duterte to end killings

The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines on Friday asked Tourism Secretary Wanda Teo to ask President Rodrigo Duterte to end the spate of killings in the country if she wanted fewer reports of the deaths blamed on war on drugs.

- GMA News - PH

New cops' dilemma: Defend civilians' rights or protect one's life

Addressing new graduates of the Philippine National Police Academy , President Rodrigo Duterte said those joining the police force may kill 1,000 people. He will protect them as long as they do it in the performance of their duty. The post New cops' dilemma: Defend civilians' rights or protect one's life appeared first on ...

- Philippine Daily Inquirer - PH

Mighty loses bid to have Manila RTC stop Pampanga warehouse raids

Cigarette manufacturer Mighty Corp. has lost its bid to have the Manila Regional Trial Court stop the Bureau of Customs from conducting raids in its warehouse of Pampanga. In a resolution dated March 23, Judge Noli C. Diaz said the Manila RTC, where Mighty filed its petition, had no territorial jurisdiction over the case. ...

- Philippine Daily Inquirer - PH

DOH aims to make tuberculosis a rare disease by 2022

The Department of Health is shifting its anti-tuberculosis campaign to make tuberculosis a rare disease instead of a prevalent illness by 2022. According to Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial, the goal of the Philippine Strategic TB Elimination Plan is to veer towards eliminating – instead of just controlling – tuberculosis. ...

- Philippine Daily Inquirer - PH

De Lima says Duterte using her to cover up his 'failures'

Detained Sen. Leila De Lima accused President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday of using her as a smokescreen to his treachery' of selling Philippine territory to China, among his other blunders. In a handwritten note sent from the Camp Crame Detention Center, De Lima maintained that the accusations Duterte had been hurling at her ...

- Philippine Daily Inquirer - PH

Living in Fear, Duterte’s Chief Critic Speaks Out From Philippine Jail

Senator Leila de Lima, held on charges she insists are false, is lonely in her cell and fears for her life. But she says she will not be silenced.

- New York Times - US

Alleged LTFRB fixer nabbed in QC

A suspected fixer selling franchises of UV express was arrested near the office of the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board along East Avenue in Quezon City.

- GMA News - PH

4 killed, 3 wounded in separate encounters in Mindanao

One soldier, a Citizen Armed Force Geographical Unit member, and two suspected members of the New People's Army were killed while three soldiers were injured in separate encounters in Mindanao Thursday.

- GMA News - PH

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