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AFP talks with youth vs NPA recruitment

MANILA — The military is now launching dialogues and talks with the youth to prevent them from being lured into recruitment efforts of the New People’s Army (NPA) rebels. This was emphasized by Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) public affairs office chief Col. Edgard Arevalo, adding that they are coordinating with school and local government …

Work suspension in private sector up to employers: DOLE

MANILA— The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) reiterated it is upon the discretion of private sector employers if they will suspend work on September 21, in observance of the National Day of Protest. The agency made the statement following Malacanang’s issuance of Memorandum Circular No. 26 which suspends classes in public schools and work …

South Korean suspect in Jee kidnap-slay case nabbed

MANILA— Immigration officials arrested Monday an overstaying South Korean national tagged as an accomplice in last year’s kidnapping and murder of South Korean businessman Jee Ick Joo. In a statement, Bureau of Immigration (BI) Commissioner Jaime Morente said Edward Yoo Hoon, 33, is now detained at the BI detention facility in Camp Bagong Diwa, Taguig …

BOC chief inspects seized goods at Manila port

MANILA— Bureau of Customs (BOC) Commissioner Isidro Lapeña led the inspection of several container vans loaded with two luxury cars, automotive parts and agricultural products worth PHP19 million at the Manila International Container Port (MICP) on Wednesday. The used black Mercedes Benz SUVs and white Mercedez Benz, as well as wheel and tires, worth PHP10 …

BOC suspends use of ‘green lane’ for shipments

MANILA— The Bureau of Customs (BOC) has temporarily stopped the use of the ‘green lane’ in classifying shipments that are entering the country’s ports until a review on the system has been completed. “When I assumed as BOC Commissioner, I have instructed that the green lane will not be used or will have to go …

South Korean fugitive falls in Las Piñas

MANILA— The Bureau of Immigration (BI) on Tuesday arrested a 60-year old South Korean national wanted for swindling in his homeland. BI Commissioner Jaime Morente said Kim Youngho was arrested at his residence in Bgy. Almanza Uno, Las Piñas City by operatives from the Bureau’s Fugitive Search Unit (FSU). The suspect was the subject of …

P24.4M worth abortion pills seized at NAIA

MANILA— An estimated PHP24.4 million worth of abortifacient drugs were intercepted by the Bureau of Customs (BOC) at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 3 on Monday. In a statement, the BOC said Filipino passengers Reuben Jesse Bautista and Glenn More Gaddi onboard SQ918 Flight from Singapore were stopped after authorities found 34,910 tablets …

Tagle leads World Day of Prayer for Care of Creation

MANILA — Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle reminded the public to protect the environment as he led the celebration of the World Day of Prayer for Care of Creation here Friday morning. “Care for creation is care for life,” the head of the Archdiocese of Manila told the thousands who gathered at Burnham Green, Luneta …

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