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Mindanao’s largest hotel to rise in Davao City

MANILA — DoubleDragon Properties Corp. will be bringing Hotel 101 in Davao City, making it the largest hotel in Mindanao. In a disclosure with the Philippine Stock Exchange Tuesday, DoubleDragon said the hotel would have a total of 519 rooms, a commercial and retail strip, and convention facilities. ...
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DOT in talks for staging of Pacquiao-Horn rematch in PH

MANILA — The Department of Tourism (DOT) is negotiating for the staging of the rematch between Manny Pacquiao and Australian boxer Jeff Horn in the Philippines. In a press briefing Tuesday, DOT Secretary Wanda Teo said the department is currently in talks with Pacquiao’s camp for the possible ...
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CIDG to look into ‘summary execution’ angle in Kian’s killing

MANILA — The Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) will determine whether 17-year-old Kian Loyd Delos Santos was a victim of “summary execution” when he was shot dead by Caloocan police in an anti-drug operation last Aug. 16. The CIDG said it will focus on the “circumstances” surrounding ...
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Sen. Grace Poe lauds Quezon gov’t’s program vs malnutrition

LUCENA CITY – Senator Grace Poe congratulated Governor David Suarez on his relevant project – the Q1k or Quezon first 1,000 days – officially launched on Monday at the Quezon Convention Center. Poe said in her speech that such program will greatly benefit young children and will help ...
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PNP assures no whitewash in probe of Kian’s case

MANILA — No whitewash will take place in the ongoing investigation on the death of 17-year-old Kian Loyd Delos Santos in the August 16 anti-drugs operation in Caloocan. This was the assurance given by PNP spokesperson Chief Supt. Dionardo Carlos Tuesday. The statement is in line with President ...
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Credit Suisse ups ’17 GDP forecast for PH

MANILA – – Credit Suisse upgraded its 2017 growth forecast for the Philippines to 6.1 percent from six percent after the better-than-expected growth in the second quarter of the year. This growth forecast is still lower than the government’s 6.5-7.5 percent growth target for the year. The Philippine ...
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AFP denies links with group calling for Duterte ouster

MANILA — The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) on Tuesday said it has nothing to do with the group calling itself the “Patriotic and Democractic Movement” (PADEM) which is seeking the ouster of President Rodrigo Duterte. The group, allegedly composed of AFP and PNP members, claimed that ...
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Pres. Duterte names new BOC, PDEA chiefs


MANILA — President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday confirmed several new appointments to his administration. Speaking to reporters at the Malago Clubhouse, Malacañang Park, he said Isidro Lapeña will be the new chief of the Bureau of Customs (BOC), replacing Nicanor Faeldon. Duterte said Faeldon, who conveyed his intention ...
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President Duterte wants thorough probe into Kian’s case, won’t tolerate police abuses

President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday, August 21, assured the public of a thorough and impartial investigation into the killing of 17-year-old high school student Kian Loyd delos Santos. Speaking to reporters at the Malago Clubhouse, Malacañang Park, President Duterte said he would refrain from commenting on delos Santos’ ...
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P118K ‘shabu’ seized in Talisay, Cebu

CEBU CITY — Around PHP118,000 worth of suspected methamphetamine hydrochloride or “shabu” was seized in a buy-bust operation by the Philippine National Police (PNP) in Barangay Lawaan 1, Talisay City, Cebu on Sunday. The Cebu Provincial Police Office reported on Monday that the illegal drugs were recovered from ...
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