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Supreme Court of Canada to rule on bail issue in Oland murder case

OTTAWA — The Supreme Court of Canada is expected to rule today on whether New Brunswick’s Court of Appeal was wrong in denying bail to Dennis Oland while he was awaiting an appeal of his second-degree murder conviction. The 49-year-old was denied bail by the New Brunswick Court of Appeal early last year following his …

Myanmar, Thailand visits ‘fruitful, productive—Pres. Duterte

MANILA—President Rodrigo Duterte returned to the country on Thursday, March 23, after his successful back-to-back official visits to Myanmar and Thailand where the Chief Executive spoke with his counterparts on efforts to reinvigorate the Philippines’ trade and security relations with the two Southeast Asian nations. In his speech upon his arrival at the Ninoy Aquino …

PN recognized as one of world’s best organizations in strategy execution

MANILA—An international body has recognized the Philippine Navy (PN) as one of the best organizations in terms of strategy execution. This was after the PN was inducted in the Palladium Balanced Scorecard (BSC) Hall of Fame (HoF) for Executing Strategy last March 21. Navy spokesperson Capt. Lued Lincuna said PN chief-of-naval staff Rear Adm. Gaudencio …

OWWA allots PHP50-M for training of marine deck, engine officers

MANILA—The government has allocated PHP50 million for the the training of the Marine Deck and Engine Officers for the Updating Management Level Courses (MLCs), the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) said Thursday. With this, OWWA Administrator Hans Leo Cacdac urged seafarers to avail free training being offered by the agency. “We hope to enroll as …

Kim Jong-Nam murder: probe by outsiders against the law—IGP

KUALA LUMPUR—Conducting of investigation by outsiders including North Korean agents into the murder of Kim Jong-nam here is against the law, says Inspector-General of Police, Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar. He said any party that wished to investigate the case, should first seek permission of the Malaysian police as it could disturb the on-going investigation. …

House leader slams New York Times report on Duterte, links it to destab plot

MANILA—A leader in the House of Representatives on Thursday slammed a New York Times (NYT) article for its “vilified” portrayal of President Rodrigo Duterte, linking it to alleged efforts to destabilize his administration. In a statement, House appropriations committee chair and Davao City Rep. Karlo Nograles dismissed the NYT article as a “rebooted, rehashed, exaggerated …

Aus PM condemns UK Parliament attack

MELBOURNE—Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull today strongly condemned the UK Parliament terror attack describing it as “an attack on parliaments, freedom and democracy everywhere”. “Australia’s heartfelt sympathy and resolute solidarity is with the people of the UK with whom we stand today as we always have in freedoms cause. Staunch allies in the war against …

Duterte meets Filipinos in Thailand: ‘Upholding the greatest good for the region’

BANGKOK, THAILAND—President Rodrigo Roa Duterte marched to a cheering, flag-waving crowd of Filipino supporters in the Kingdom of Thailand on Wednesday, March 22 at the Royal Thai Navy Hall Headquarters. The meeting with the more than 1,600-strong Filipino community who came from the different provinces across Thailand was organized by the Philippine embassy, in coordination …

Alvarez: Impeach rap vs Robredo to push through despite Pres. Duterte’s pronouncement

MANILA—Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez on Thursday said the House of Representatives will stand by its constitutional duty to hear impeachment complaints against high-ranking officials, even as President Rodrigo Duterte called for an end to any ouster moves against Vice President Leni Robredo. In a text message sent to reporters, Alvarez said that while he respects the …

Quebec boy, mother sought in Amber Alert found unharmed in Ottawa area

SAINT-JEROME, Que. — A four-year-old boy and his mother who were the subject of an Amber Alert were found safe and sound in the Ottawa area Wednesday, said Quebec provincial police. Police tweeted the update several hours after the two were reported missing in Saint-Jerome, north of Montreal. A police spokeswoman said the mother was …

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