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Man Opens Fire on Philippine Campus, Killing 3 People

Philippines Times - Sun, 2022-07-24 21:36

Manila - A gunman opened fire on university campus in the Philippine capital region on Sunday, killing a former town mayor and two others in a brazen attack ahead of a graduation ceremony, police said.

The suspect was armed with two pistols and was captured in a car he commandeered trying to escape the Ateneo de Manila University in suburban Quezon City, police said. He was blocked by witnesses and authorities ou

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COA calls out Carcar City for buying lots from Apuras

Cebu Sun.Star - Sun, 2022-07-24 21:05
FORMER Carcar City vice mayor Nicepuro Apura and his wife, former mayor Mercedita Apura, could be facing charges for violating the state’s anti-graft law after they were found to have earned more than P10.6 million, including interests, in several land acquisitions conducted by their administration in 2021.

The couple’s alleged illegal transactions were uncovered in a report made by the Commission on Audit (COA) on Carcar City’s finances and transactions in 2021. But in their reply to COA, the city officials explained that the compensation paid for the two parcels of land purchased from the Apuras was lower than the fair market value.

In an interview with SunStar Cebu on Sunday, July 24, 2022, the former vice mayor explained that while he and his wife benefitted from the transaction, the properties that they had sold to the City were not made idle as these were used eventually for the construction of a diversion road and other important areas, including that of the new Carcar City Center.

Though he has yet to read the actual report, incumbent Carcar City Mayor Patrick Barcenas told SunStar Cebu that he intends to discuss the matter with the City Council before his administration would take any appropriate action.

Findings

After reviewing disbursement vouchers, state auditors discovered that the Carcar City Government under the Apuras paid more than P22.8 million to acquire several parcels of land through negotiated purchases that were not supported with complete documentary requirements.

“The submission of the lacking documentary requirements is necessary to establish that the transactions actually transpired and were valid, legal and proper,” state auditors added.

State auditors also found out that the Apuras owned the City-acquired two parcels of land worth P4.45 million and P6.18 million. They said the properties were acquired by City as part of the new Carcar City Center, which is located within Barangays Poblacion 3 and Valladolid.

The properties’ acquisition was a result of an ordinance passed by the Carcar City Council dated Oct. 22, 2019, declaring an area of more or less 43.59 hectares, around 50 percent of which is owned by the Carcar City Government.

Not the first time

This wasn’t the first time that COA had called the City’s attention for selling properties to the Apuras.

In 2020, the Carcar City Government paid Nicepuro P7.8 million to acquire one of his properties.

After they found that the Apuras allegedly benefitted from the land acquisition, state auditors said this constituted as a violation of several laws including Republic Act (RA) 3019, or the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act; RA 7160 or the Local Government Code; and Section 108 of Presidential Decree 1445, or the Government Auditing Code.

Aside from urging the current administration to submit lacking documents for evaluation, state auditors also urged local officials to provide a valid written justification on the violations mentioned in their report. They also recommended to the current administration to desist from engaging in any business transactions that are prohibited by law.

Just compensation

In a separate interview, Nicepuro said that while he and his wife benefitted from the sale, the properties that they sold off to the City Government eventually were made into what is now the diversion road, and a portion of the new Carcar City Center stands on the property sold by the Apuras to the City.

He said it was only coincidental that their properties were affected by the City’s ongoing development of the Carcar City Center.

“Nagtukod man gud ang City ato og diversion road ug naigo lang gyud among yuta sa development. Dili man gud maka-proceed ang project kung dili mapalit ang property,” the former vice mayor said.

(The City was constructing a diversion and our property was affected by the development. The project could not proceed if the property was not acquired.)

He added that aside from him, some private property owners who owned lots that were affected by the Carcar City Center project had to give up these properties to the city but were compensated.

Nicepuro said it was also unfair for them to not get paid, citing Article 3, Section 9 of the Constitution which states that “private property shall not be taken for public use without just compensation.” He, however, clarified that he and his wife had no intention to sell their properties to the City as a “form of business.”

He also questioned COA for calling their attention now when in previous related transactions that the City conducted, state auditors never called their attention.
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3 Cebu lawmakers bare wishes

Cebu Sun.Star - Sun, 2022-07-24 21:01
TWO Cebu City legislators are expecting President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. to talk about pandemic recovery and economic improvement plan in his first State of the Nation Address (Sona) on Monday, July 25, 2022.

Cebu City South District Rep. Eduardo “Edu” Rama told SunStar Cebu Sunday, July 24, that he wanted to hear the plans of the president on how to bring back and improve the economy of the country amid the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

He is also expecting Marcos Jr. to lay out his plan for the country’s education sector, especially since face-to-face classes have been halted for quite some time.

For her part, North District Rep. Rachel “Cutie” del Mar said the fulfillment of the president’s plans is the success of the entire country and that “all Cebuanos are one in hoping” that Marcos Jr. will deliver on his promises.

Mandaue City Lone District Rep. Emmarie “Lolypop” Ouano-Dizon wants to hear the president talk about the country’s pressing problems, such as the increasing prices of fuel and rice, and state the solutions for these problems.

Aside from securing public health, she also wants to hear Marcos Jr. talk about involving Congress in the realization of his agendas, specifically the continuation of the “Build, Build, Build” program of the Duterte administration and tourism resurgence.

Both Rama and del Mar said Marcos Jr. should give priority to programs and projects for farmers, considering that the president is also serving as the agriculture secretary.

“We need his protection for our farmers who live hand to mouth,” said del Mar.

Del Mar is also wanting the president to talk about infrastructure projects, especially those that can improve the traffic situation in Cebu City.

“We need an infusion of public works to solve the traffic. We need a modern mass transit system to make travel time easier,” del Mar said.

The two representatives are also hopeful that the president will be supportive of their proposed bills in Congress’ lower house.

Rama said he is prioritizing the passing of the bill that would create the Mega Cebu Development Authority (MCDA) which aims to improve cooperation among different local government units that surround Cebu City.

The creation of the MCDA is also one of del Mar’s priority bills, which was conceptualized by his father, the late North District representative Raul del Mar.

Rama and del Mar are also pushing for the creation of additional legislative districts in Cebu City.
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Editorial: Learning from lines

Cebu Sun.Star - Sun, 2022-07-24 20:58
Filipinos have learned to queue despite flare-ups of bad habits like cutting into lines; allowing friends and even strangers to insert in the queue without considering the others who also wait in line; and most frequently ignoring the courtesy of lining up by insisting on the importance of one’s time or one’s connection to this or that official.

Lines reveal the realities and priorities of Filipinos. For months, there are few lines of citizens seeking first or second booster shots to protect them from the coronavirus disease (Covid-19), less feared than economic survival or enforced quarantine.

On Saturday, July 23, 2022, chaotic lines crisscrossed and looped around the Lapu-Lapu City Hall, a scene replicated across the nation as citizens sought to register on the last day for the registration of voters. One hopes the turnout was motivated by civic duty and not an interest to cash in on vote-buying.

Citizens also line up for aid: senior citizen’s financial assistance and pandemic “ayuda” in cash or kind from the local government, as well as free food and other basic goods from the community pantries that citizens put up when government aid trickled and vanished.

Even without a costly transport study, government officials have only to join the millions who queue up to commute for work and fall in line again to return home. If officials want to solve the challenges citizens grapple with daily, the snaking lines that trail jeepneys, buses, and other vehicles for hire will accommodate them if the technocrats come early and are armed with patience and perseverance.

Fortunate citizens spared from the necessity of lining up can observe how their fellow Filipinos queue with a variety of “attachments”: umbrellas for rain or searing sun; water bottles, fans, hats, and shades for fighting dehydration, headache, and heatstroke; wheelchairs, canes, and folding stools for those facing mobility challenges; and infants and children attached to mothers and solo parents.

The spectacle of human lines draws a variety of responses. While community lockdowns forced businesses to close and hundreds of thousands lost their job or were furloughed, the crisis drew out the empathy of citizens who also faced the same constraints posed by the pandemic and lockdowns but shared their resources with those who were more vulnerable in the crisis.

Despite lack of preparation, community pantry organizers around the country commonly experienced having unanticipated offers of goods to be shared, as well as time and helping hands.

Yet, the lines of people drawn to community pantries concerned authorities. The National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NFT-ELCAC) scrutinized community pantries, sniffing out conspiracies in some organizers’ penchant to quote Karl Marx (“from each according to his ability, to each according to his needs”) and the “real intent” of community dole-outs to shame and taunt the government for its far from adequate efforts to plug the holes in the local economy and the Filipino psyche laid bare by the pandemic and the government’s quasi-military response to a health crisis.

People forming lines, or not, may be politicized. Commuters snaking and looping around transport terminals and roadsides are apparently not manifestations of gaps and failures in mass transit and urban planning.

Yet, queues of neighbors clutching bags of vegetables, rice, and food stuff can so alarm the police they sent plainclothes officers to profile the organizers of community pantries, as well as the hungry, the unemployed, and the needy who “threatened” public health by failing to maintain physical distancing while in line.

When the news media reported the red-tagging and profiling that harassed organizers and closed some community pantries, the authorities decried the sensationalism and fake news stirred up by journalists.

A line that begins with human A and ends with human X is far from neutral. We can, if we want to, learn from a line or two.
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Cebu FC academy officially opens

Cebu Sun.Star - Sun, 2022-07-24 20:57
CEBU’s premier pro club Cebu FC officially unveiled its football academy last Saturday, July 23, 2022, that focuses on developing the youth and possibly turning them into future football stars.

“The main objective is not competing but introducing football to the younger kids, make them see that the sport can be fun. We actually opened three weeks ago and we now have more than 100 kids registered,” said Cebu FC owner Ugur Tasci.

The Cebu FC Academy is open to kids and teens from ages five to 18 years old. The training will be every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 5 to 6 p.m. at the Cebu FC’s home stadium, the Dynamic Herb-Borromeo Sports Complex in Talisay City.

The academy’s introductory rates are P2,000 for four sessions, P3,000 for eight sessions, P4,000 for 12 sessions and P5,000 for 16 sessions. The Cebu FC Academy’s registration fee is P1,900, which is inclusive of two sets of jerseys, an ID and a bag.

The academy is being run by Cebu FC assistant coach Levent Ozturk, who played for Turkish Superlig club Hatayspor in his heyday. He’ll be assisted by Cebu FC goalkeeping coach Ref Cuaresma as the overall coordinator and some Cebu FC players like Daniel Gadia and Marius Kore.

Aside from teaching the kids football in a fun way, the goal of the academy is also to build elite youth teams that can compete in youth tournaments in the country.

“We are trying to see who can progress to the elite teams. Coach Levent is trying to come up with an elite team to compete in tournaments around here in Cebu,” said Gadia. “Hope we can have an (elite) team in each group. We pick around 10 to 12 players for the elite teams. I believe we can form a team by the end of the year.”

Cebu FC is quickly becoming one of the elite pro clubs in the country despite being established as a pro club only last year.

Cebu FC made its debut in the pro ranks as one of just five clubs in the 2021 Copa Paulino Alcantara. Cebu FC, who fielded mostly homegrown talent, finished fourth place after losing to Stallion FC Laguna in a penalty shootout.

Cebu FC tied up with Hatayspor and brought in Turkish coaches Mehmet Kakil and Ozturk to lead the squad in 2022.

Hatayspor also sent out youth players Arda Cinkir, Mert Altinoz and Nazim Ozcan to beef up the squad.

Cebu FC had a better performance in the 2022 Copa Paulino Alcantara, finishing second in the elimination round and even getting a 1-1 draw with eventual champion United City FC. Cebu FC, however, lost to Stallion FC again in the third place match.

Cebu FC will be competing in its first-ever Philippines Football League (PFL) later this year.
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‘Pinoy Aquaman’ set for Lake Michigan swim

Cebu Sun.Star - Sun, 2022-07-24 20:57
ENDURANCE swimmer Ingemar “Pinoy Aquaman” Macarine will attempt to complete a 10-kilometer swim in Lake Michigan in the United States on Monday (PH time).

The 46-year-old Associate Provincial Prosecutor of the Department of Justice (DOJ) will be joined by two other Filipino-American multisports enthusiasts, Rey Letada and Nick Regorgo.

Macarine, who’s earned the nickname “Pinoy Aquaman” for his numerous open water swims here and abroad, said that he’s excited after years of hiatus caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.

With his new diet and nutrition, Macarine has managed to keep pounds off.

“I’m a vegetarian now. And zero alcohol for the last five years,” he said.

As part of his preparation for the open water swim, Macarine joined the 5i50 Triathlon in Bohol last July 10 and a half-marathon race in New York on July 16.
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Carcedo KOs Siesmundo, wins WBF belt

Cebu Sun.Star - Sun, 2022-07-24 20:56
JHUNRICK Carcedo scored a rousing third-round technical knockout win over fellow prospect Antonio Siesmundo and claimed the vacant World Boxing Foundation (WBF) super-lightweight title in the main event of “Kumong Bol-anon VI” last Saturday night, July 23, 2022, at the Brgy. Cogon Gym in Tagbilaran City, Bohol.

Coming in as the visiting fighter, Carcedo knew that he had to do a little bit more against the hometown fighter. He immediately made his presence felt in the third round with a left uppercut to the head that dropped Siesmundo.

The 23-year-old Carcedo, who fights out of the Sanman Gym in Gen. Santos City, then followed it up with a solid counter left uppercut and a left hook to drop Siesmundo anew. Referee Jerrold Tomeldan counted up to five and waved off the fight at the 2:33 mark after seeing that the 27-year-old Siesmundo was unfit to continue.

Carcedo improved to 8-1 with eight knockouts, while Siesmundo fell to 8-4 with seven knockouts.

International Boxing Federation (IBF) No. 7-rated light flyweight Regie Suganob made quick work of game Indonesian opponent Asyer Aluman with a first-round knockout in the show’s co-main feature.

The fight was competitive while it lasted, with both fighters having their moments. Suganob started to gain momentum later in the round and landed some combinations. Suganob finally caught Aluman with a vicious left to the body that dropped him. Referee Romar Embodo counted out Aluman at the 2:38 mark.

Suganob continues his hot streak and is now 11-0 with four knockouts, while Aluman dropped to 3-3-1 with two knockouts.

In the undercard, Virgel Vitor (18-2, 11 KOs) stopped tough veteran Ivor Lastrilla (12-3-1, 7 KOs), Angilou Dalogdog (5-0, 2 KOs) captured the biggest win of his career after beating gatekeeper Vergilio Silvano (12-9-1, 12 KOs) by unanimous decision, Rodel Suganob (7-0-1, 3 KOs) frustrated Ian Ligutan’s (6-17-3, 3 KOs) opening night with a stoppage, Pablito Balidio (4-3-3, 1 KO) settled for a draw with John May Acope (2-1-1), battle-scarred veteran Jason Tinampay (12-16-1, 10 KOs) knocked out Eric Pulgo (5-4-1, 3 KOs) in the second round, and Christian Balunan (4-0, 2 KOs) beat Wenlyn Rosales (2-3, 1 KO) by unanimous decision.
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Cebuano speedster secures podium in Europe

Cebu Sun.Star - Sun, 2022-07-24 20:53
A CEBUANO karter became the first Filipino to podium in the European competition WSK Euro Series.

This, after karting prodigy William John Riley Go nabbed third place in Round 1 of the renowned WSK Euro Series at the Circuito South Garda Karting in Lonato, Italy last July 18, 2022.

Go of Forza Racing completed the 17-lap course in 13:40.977 to finish behind Jan Przyrowski (13:38.243) of Poland and Rene Lammers (13:39.067) of The Netherlands.

“As the first Filipino to bag a podium in the WSK series, it is indeed a great joy for me to bring pride to the Philippines. It motivates me to improve further in my future races,” Go wrote on his official Facebook page.

Go, 14, held his ground against the tough 70 international speedsters to finish in third place.

“An unexpected and memorable weekend!,” he said.

Last May, Go also made history when he finished second in Round 1 of the FIA Karting Academy Trophy in Genk, Belgium.

“I would like to express my gratitude to the people who continuously support me. To my WV family, my team: Forza racing, my engine provider: GFR engines, my mechanic: Lazzaro Ferri, my coach: Davide Fore, my companion: Marthny Miano, and Infinity Sports Management. I could not have gone this far without your relentless effort and support, pushing me towards my goals. To the Almighty Father and Our Lady, I owe this all to you,” he ended.
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HomeSourced Inc. holds inaugural Sportsfest

Cebu Sun.Star - Sun, 2022-07-24 20:47
THE HomeSourced Sportsfest 2022 kicked off Sunday, July 24, 2022, at the University of Southern Philippines-Foundation (USPF) in Lahug, Cebu City.

HomeSourced Inc. president Austin Anderson said the first-ever HomeSourced Sportsfest 2022 is organized not only to strengthen the bond among employees but also for everyone to have a break from work through healthy activity.

Anderson and co-owners Ellen Escribano and Anne Cubar-Paracuelles declared the games opened at the USPF grounds.

“We are holding this to give our employees a much-needed break as they put in so much effort and hard work to help the company grow this past three years. We are also excited to see everyone in one place outside the confines of the office just simply enjoying themselves and having fun,” Anderson said.

Agents are divided into different teams and will participate in events such as basketball, volleyball, badminton, chess, tug-of-war, and mobile legends.

The event started with the parade of colors followed by a short program and the presentation of muses for each team. It was well-attended by agents and their families as well as the top executives of the company.

Rica Mae Salomago won the best muse award.

Games in different ball games started yesterday and will wrap up this Sunday for the semifinal and final rounds.

HomeSourced is an outsourcing company that started with just three employees helping out clients from the solar industry in the US providing support such as VAs, AutoCad, Accounting, Permitting, Sales Support, Video Editing, and Creatives among others. It has now expanded to serve other industries as well and has grown to more than 500 employees in three short years. (with PR)
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Public urged to be conscious of eating habits

Cebu Sun.Star - Sun, 2022-07-24 20:46
A GROUP has reminded the public about the negative impacts or dangers of diabetes, which has long-term complications on the person who has it.

The Cebu chapter of the Diabetes Philippines Inc. has conducted a lecture and awareness program as part of the culminating activity of the Diabetes Awareness Week 2022 (fourth week of July), which carried the theme “Say NO to XXX, NO to Xtra Rice, NO to Xtra Calories, NO to Xtra Pounds” at the Barangay Guadalupe Sports Complex in Cebu City on Saturday morning, July 23, 2022

Diabetologist Dr. Marissa Garcia, president of the Diabetes Philippines-Cebu Chapter, advised the public to be conscious of what they eat—avoid, if not, eat moderately, food with too much carbohydrate such as bread, rice, noodles and pasta as these are major causes of diabetes.

Garcia defined diabetes as chronic or long lasting with negative impacts on the body when a person’s blood sugar increases because the body’s insulin or a hormone from the pancreas could no longer control the increase of blood sugar.

She added that the disease can also be passed on the afflicted person’s offspring.

To identify if a person has diabetes, Dr. Garcia said there are three major symptoms: first is polyuria—this is a condition when a person’s body produces more urine, reaching 15 liters of urine per day instead of the normal three liters of urine; second is polydipsia, a condition which a person drinks too much water but no amount of water can quench the thirst; and the third symptom is polyphagia, a condition when a person eats excessive amount of food, sometimes accompanied with significant weight loss because of the high amount of blood sugar.

The physician said a person who has these three symptoms must confirm if he has diabetes by undergoing laboratory tests.

The tests could be fasting blood sugar or random blood sugar tests, or through the 75 grams oral glucose tolerance test wherein the person will have to intake a sweet juice, measuring how well the person’s body uses sugar. The other test is hemoglobin A1C test, a simple blood test that measures the person’s blood sugar levels over the past three months.

Garcia said diabetes, if left untreated, causes complications that may result in stroke, heart attack, kidney problems, and even amputation of body parts due to excessive blood sugar that hinders the healing ability of the body.

“Hopefully, by doing Diabetic Awareness Week, our program can help or advise our diabetic patients to go to their doctors so that they can be advised on the right medication, the right food to eat, so that they could be far from complications,” she said.

Diabetes is a metabolic disease due to the elevated level of blood glucose or blood sugar that over time leads to serious damage in the heart, blood vessels, eyes, kidneys, and nerves, according to the World Health Organization.

WHO added that there are about 422 million people worldwide with diabetes, particularly in the low-and middle-income countries where about 1.5 million deaths related to the disease are registered each year. Data from the Philippine Statistics Authority showed that deaths caused by diabetes mellitus ranked fourth in 2020 with 37,265 in total, after heart disease with 99,680 deaths, cancer with 62,289 deaths, and cerebrovascular disease with 59,736 deaths.

Diabetes Philippines, formally the Philippine Diabetic Association, is a nationwide group of doctors and experts in the field of battling diabetes. The group, founded in 1958, has 31 chapter provinces, aiming to become the prime mover in identifying patients at risk of diabetes and also help in preventing or slowing down the increase of people having the disease.

“Our advocacy is to hopefully help those people who are not yet diabetic because we can prevent the disease or at least delay the complications of those who already have diabetes,” Dr. Garcia said.
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CHR urges public to make use of DepEd's cyber safety modules

Philippines Times - Sun, 2022-07-24 20:16

MANILA - The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) on Sunday urged the public to take advantage of the Department of Education (DepEd)'s cyber safety modules which has three courses teaching students how to stay safe online.

The human rights body stressed the need to warn the public against the us

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Philippines logs 3,657 new COVID-19 cases, 13 more deaths

Philippines Times - Sun, 2022-07-24 20:05

MANILA, July 24 (Xinhua) -- The Philippines reported 3,657 new COVID-19 infections on Sunday, the highest since Feb. 12, bringing the number of confirmed cases in the Southeast Asian country to 3,752,534.

The Department of Health (DOH) said the number of active cases rose to 27,116, and 13 more people died from COVID-19 complications, pushing the country's death toll to 60,683.

The DOH said 1,327 new case

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Former Philippine President Arroyo tests positive for COVID-19

Philippines Times - Sun, 2022-07-24 20:05

MANILA, July 24 (Xinhua) -- Former Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo has tested positive for COVID-19, her chief of staff Erwin Krishna Santos said on Sunday.

Santos said Arroyo, currently a member of the House of Representatives, tested positive in an antigen test on July 15 and "immediately underwent self-quarantine."

Santos added an RT-PCR test conducted Saturday showed that the 75-year-old

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US-Africa Business Summit 2022: A successful event

Philippines Times - Sun, 2022-07-24 19:58

RABAT - The 14th US-Africa Business Summit 2022, which took place from July 19 to 22 in Marrakech, Morocco was a success, according to the Ministry of Industry and Trade.

Participants in this summit, organized under the High Patronage of HM King Mohammed VI, were able to exchange during three

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Arroyo has Covid-19, will skip Monday's SONA

Philippines Times - Sun, 2022-07-24 19:46

MANILA - Pampanga (2nd District) Rep. Gloria-Macapagal Arroyo will not be able to attend President Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos, Jr.'s first State of the Nation Address (SONA) on Monday after she tested positive for the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19).

Erwin Krishna Santos, Arroyo's chief

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70% of P1.3-B equipment already delivered by PITC: PNP

Philippines Times - Sun, 2022-07-24 19:45

MANILA - The Philippine National Police (PNP) on Sunday said that 70 percent of PHP1.3 billion worth of equipment have been delivered by the Philippine International Trading Corp. (PITC).

In 2016, the PNP transferred PHP1.348 billion to PITC to procure various mission-critical equipment.

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PBBM vows swift probe into Ateneo shooting incident

Philippines Times - Sun, 2022-07-24 19:28

MANILA - President Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. on Sunday vowed a swift investigation into the Ateneo shooting incident that left at least three people dead, including a former city mayor in Basilan City.

This, as the President mourned with the bereaved families of Rosita Furigay, former m

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PBBM vows swift probe into Ateneo shooting incident

Philippines Times - Sun, 2022-07-24 19:28

MANILA - President Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. on Sunday vowed a swift investigation into the Ateneo shooting incident that left at least three people dead, including a former city mayor in Basilan City.

This, as the President mourned with the bereaved families of Rosita Furigay, former m

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Shooting incident occurs on university campus in Manila

Philippines Times - Sun, 2022-07-24 18:55
Manila [Philippines], July 24 (ANI/Xinhua): A shooting incident occurred on a university campus in Metro Manila on Sunday afternoon, local media reported. The Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) confirmed that the shooting took place at 14:55 local time (0655 GMT) at the gate of Ateneo De Manila University in Quezon City. Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Alexander Gesmundo was supposed to attend the law school's g
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QC local government, police assure safe SONA on Monday

Philippines Times - Sun, 2022-07-24 18:52

MANILA - The Quezon City government will strengthen further its security measures for President Ferdinand Marcos Jr.'s first State of the Nation Address (SONA) following a shooting incident at the Ateneo de Manila University campus that left three dead on Sunday.

Marcos will deliver his first

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