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BFP: Octopus connection, cigarettes are top causes of fire

Published March 2, 2020, 2:02 PM By Rizal Obanil Two ways to prevent a fire: Don’t use just one plug for multiple appliances or octopus connection and dispose of cigarettes and cigarette butts properly. Firefighters aim their hose as they extinguish the fire that razed a residential area in Constancia St, Barangay Olympia, Makati City,…
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Espenido to face PNP summary hearing for defying gag order

Published March 2, 2020, 2:01 PM By Tara Yap  ILOILO CITY – The Philippine National Police (PNP) in the Western Visayas region is set to conduct a summary hearing for Lieutenant Colonel Jovie Espenido, who allegedly defied a gag order when his name was included in the alleged narco list. Police Brigadier General Rene Pamuspusan…
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Number of fire incidents in Bicol went up by 19 percent last year

Published March 2, 2020, 2:01 PM By Nino Luces LEGAZPI CITY, Albay – The number of fire incidents in Bicol region in 2019 increased by 19 percent compared to the previous year, the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) Bicol said. Senior Supt. Romeo Maltezo Jr, regional director of BFP Bicol said the agency was able…
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Cayetano to alleged House coup plotters: Man up, shut up

MANILA, Philippines — Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano has urged people who were allegedly caught “red-handed” plotting his ouster from the House of Representatives leadership to man up, stay silent, and focus on work instead. In an ambush interview on Monday, Cayetano was referring to Buhay party-list Rep. Lito Atienza’s call for a change in leadership,…
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Chinese man sentenced to death for virus checkpoint killing

Published March 2, 2020, 1:57 PM By Agence France-Presse A Chinese court has sentenced a man to death for fatally stabbing two officials at a checkpoint set up to control the spread of the new coronavirus outbreak. The new coronavirus epidemic has prompted a wide network of temperature checks, travel restrictions and residential checks nationwide…
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Pete Buttigieg, new young star ends White House bid

Published March 2, 2020, 1:56 PM By Agence France-Presse Pete Buttigieg closed his presidential campaign much the same way he started it: with a reminder he began with just four staff, a big idea and an unknown — and unpronounceable — last name. Democratic presidential candidate, former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg greets people before…
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Global virus death toll tops 3,000 as second man dies in US

  BEIJING — The global death toll from the new coronavirus epidemic surpassed 3,000 on Monday after dozens more died at its epicenter in China and cases soared around the world with a second fatality on US soil. The virus has now infected more than 88,000 people and spread to over 60 countries after first…
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Gunman at San Juan mall also carrying grenades, says witness

MANILA, Philippines — The hostage-taker at a shopping mall in Greenhills, San Juan City is carrying guns and grenades, according to a witness to the incident. “May (He has) guns and grenades. He wants the guards to follow his instructions, or else he will shoot,” the witness said. The witness added the gunman also wants…
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Taal’s weak volcanic activity continues

MANILA  – Weak volcanic activity continues in Taal as the volcano remains under Alert Level 2 (decreased unrest), the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said Monday. There were 20 volcanic quakes recorded for the past 24 hours, fewer than the 29 volcanic quakes recorded the previous day. Volcanic earthquakes are caused by movements or…
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PNP acquires almost P3-B worth of new equipment

NEW ASSETS. The Philippine National Police showcases on Monday some PHP3 billion worth of assets such as new helicopters, trucks, firearms and bomb equipment at the PNP headquarters in Camp Crame on Monday (March 2, 2020). PNP chief, Gen. Archie Gamboa said the police force now has a total of seven helicopters. (PNA photo by…
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Armed police surround Manila mall after shots fired

A group of armed police soldiers arrive at the mall after shots were fired insides [Aaron Favila/AP Photos] Philippine police has surrounded a shopping centre in an upscale district in the capital, Manila, after gunshots rang out inside and sent shoppers rushing out in panic. San Juan City Mayor Francisco Javier Zamora said that based…
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African swine fever hits 8 regions – official

MANILA, Philippines — The African swine fever (ASF) has already affected 234,000 hogs in eight regions nationwide, an official said during a Senate hearing on Monday.   The hogs were either infected with ASF or exposed to the virus, Dr. Ronnie Domingo, director of the Bureau of Animal Industry, said during the hearing of the…
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Councilor to propose ban single-use plastics in Davao City

Published March 2, 2020, 1:50 PM By Antonio Colina IV  DAVAO CITY – Second district Councilor Diosdado Mahipus Jr. will propose a measure to ban the use of single-use plastics (SUPs) in Davao City. The first-time councilor, chairman of the Committee on Environment,  he was currently finishing consultations with different stakeholders for the proposed ordinance…
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Trump aides defend US coronavirus response

Published March 2, 2020, 1:50 PM By Agence France-Presse Vice President Mike Pence defended Sunday the US administration’s handling of the coronavirus epidemic after two confirmed deaths on American soil and rising criticism of the state of US preparedness. WASHINGTON, DC – FEBRUARY 29: U.S. President Donald Trump listens as Vice President Mike Pence speaks…
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Leyte leads Eastern Visayas in rice production

Published March 2, 2020, 1:49 PM By Restituto Cayubit  TACLOBAN CITY – The province of Leyte is leading rice production in Eastern Visayas, according to a report from the Philippine Statistics Authority – Regional Statistical Service Office 8 (PSA-RSSO 8), which is based in this city. (JANSEN ROMERO / MANILA BULLETIN FILE PHOTO) PSA-RSSO Regional…
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Indonesia confirms first coronavirus cases

Published March 2, 2020, 1:49 PM By Agence France-Presse Indonesia on Monday reported its first confirmed cases of coronavirus after health officials in the world’s fourth-most populous country hit back at questions over its apparent lack of infected patients. Last month, Indonesia criticised a US study that questioned why the Southeast Asian archipelago had not…
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Magalong assures vendors of their welfare in development of Baguio public market

Published March 2, 2020, 1:47 PM By Zaldy Comanda BAGUIO CITY – The city’s decision to accept proposals from big companies triggered criticisms from some quarters, and raised doubts and apprehension not just on the fate of the existing vendors but also that of small businesses around the market complex. Baguio City Mayor Benjamin Magalong…
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Last 3 repatriates are negative for COVID-19

Published March 2, 2020, 1:43 PM By Noreen Jazul The last three repatriates from the M/V Diamond Princess cruise ship who exhibited flu-like symptoms have tested negative for the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), the Department of Health said Monday. (DFA / MANILA BULLETIN) “They turned out negative according to my latest report from RITM (Research…
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Mati mayor donates P100,000 to women’s federations

Published March 2, 2020, 1:42 PM By Ivy Tejano DAVAO ORIENTAL – Mati City Mayor Michelle Nakpil Rabat donated on Monday, March 2, a total of P100,000 to women’s federations of the city in celebration of Women’s Month. The women federations leaders from the city’s 26 barangays presented a dance number after Monday’s flag ceremony…
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South’s military: North Korea fires unidentified projectiles

SEOUL — North Korea fired two unidentified projectiles into its eastern sea on Monday as it begins to resume weapons demonstrations after a months-long hiatus that could have been forced by the coronavirus crisis in Asia. The launches from an area near Wonsan came two days after North Korea’s state media said leader Kim Jong…
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No immediate reports of damages, casualties in Leyte quake

(PNA file photo of National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council executive director Ricardo Jalad)  MANILA – The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) has yet to receive any report of damages caused by the magnitude-5.5 earthquake that rattled Leyte early Monday. “There is still no feedback yet. Assessment is still ongoing,” NDRRMC executive director Ricardo…
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Arrest of MILF leader for role in 2015 Mamasapano clash draws BARMM intercession

Published March 2, 2020, 1:38 PM By Ali Macabalang COTABATO CITY – The recent arrest here of a Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) field leader for his alleged role in the bloody 2015 “Mamasapano clash” has drawn intervention from the Bangsamoro Human Rights Commission (BHRC), calling for proper dispensation under the MILF-government peace process. Lawyer…
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Envoy accuses ex-DOJ chief as ‘protector’ of ‘pastillas’ syndicate

MANILA, Philippines — Former Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II allegedly gave protection to a syndicate facilitating the purported “pastillas” bribery scheme within the Bureau of Immigration (BI), special envoy to China and columnist Ramon Tulfo told a Senate hearing Monday. During the Senate hearing on crimes connected to the Philippine offshore gaming operators (Pogos), like…
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Number of VAW cases goes down by 17% in Eastern Visayas

Updated March 2, 2020, 1:35 PM By Marie Tonette Marticio PALO, Leyte – The number of cases of Violence Against Women (VAW) dropped by 17 percent in 2019, according to the Police Regional Office 8 (PRO8) Women and Children Protection Desk (WCPD). WCPD 8 Chief Lt. Zenaiah Sudio said a total of 828 VAW incidents…
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Senate majority bloc to file resolution to grant ABS-CBN temporary permit

Published March 2, 2020, 1:34 PM By Vanne Elaine Terrazola  Five senators from the Senate majority bloc are joining the appeals for the government to grant ABS-CBN temporary permit to operate while Congress has yet to act on the renewal of its legislative franchise. Senate of the Philippines (MANILA BULLETIN FILE PHOTO) Senate Majority Leader…
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Palace: No room for complacency in fight against COVID-19

Published March 2, 2020, 1:34 PM By Genalyn Kabiling  There is no room for complacency in health precautions even as the Philippines has been cited as one of the countries that has no new case of the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19)), Malacañang said Monday. Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Secretary Martin Andanar(ALBERT ALCAIN/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO /…
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Sandiganbayan seeks more information from Jinggoy’s witness

Published March 2, 2020, 1:28 PM By Czarina Nicole Ong Ki The Sandiganbayan Fifth Division is asking information technology expert Dexter Laggui, the witness of former Senator Jose “Jinggoy” Estrada in his plunder case, to produce more information before he can be deemed as an “expert witness.” Sandiganbayan (MANILA BULLETIN) Estrada, Napoles, his Deputy Chief…
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South Korean gov’t to help PH screen nationals from coronavirus-hit region

MANILA, Philippines — The South Korean government has pledged help identify travellers coming from its regions affected by the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), the Bureau of Immigration (BI) said Monday.   BI spokesperson Dana Sandoval admitted the agency was having a difficult time identifying tourists coming from areas in South Korea where the Philippines imposed a…
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