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Truckload of slaughtered dogs discovered after traffic accident

Police today (Thursday, August 17) discovered 72 slaughtered dogs in a truck involved in an accident in the town of Imus, Cavite. According to a report on GMA News, the driver of the pick-up fled after colliding with a car on the General Aguinaldo Highway-Daang Hari Road intersection. When the…



Another night of bloodshed as war on drugs steps up a gear

At least 26 drug suspects were killed in police operations in Manila last night, just a day after 32 alleged dealers were gunned down in nearby Bulacan province. Speaking today (Thursday, August 17), Colonel Erwin Margarejo, of Manila police, said: “This is ‘one-time, big-time’ operations, so it is not focused…


Duterte brags of socialist credentials in war of words with communist chief

President Duterte has bragged of his socialist credentials, saying that Communist Party of the Philippines founder Jose Sison wasn’t the only person to have “principles in life”. Speaking today (Thursday, August 17) the president hit out at the exiled Maoist leader, the latest salvo in an ongoing war of words…


Clark airport big winner as new flight services are launched

Budget carrier Cebu Pacific has today (Wednesday, August 16) announced new domestic and international routes. Cebu Pacific said it will start flying between Kalibo, the nearest airport to Boracay Island, and Clark International, which is also set to receive a new budget service to Singapore. The Kalibo-Clark service will begin…




Travel

PAL to offer first direct flights between Manila and Auckland

Philippine Airlines (PAL) has announced a new Manila-Auckland direct flight coming later this year. From December 6, the overnight service will operate on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. Outward flights depart Manila at 11.15pm and land in New Zealand at 2.05pm local time the next day. Return flights on Fridays, Saturdays and Tuesdays depart at 12.30am and touch down in Manila at 5.45am. The 10-hour service…

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Terrorism

Alleged recruiter for Marawi terrorists arrested in Indonesia

Indonesian police today (Friday, August 11) arrested a suspected recruiter for Islamic State-affiliated militants who are continuing to hold out in Marawi. Nearly 700 people, including 120 soldiers, have been killed in the conflict after local Maute Group terrorists and other jihadists went on the rampage in the city on…

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Lifestyle

Insider knowledge: The best loyalty card schemes of the Philippines

Everybody loves a bargain, and in the Philippines many people have made a fine art of saving a peso here, and a centavo there. In particular, store loyalty cards are everywhere, offering discounts, exclusive offers and more. Here, money-saving expert Boom Rizal introduces some of the country’s most worthwhile schemes……

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Environment