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Monthly Archives: September 2018

By Daniel Llanto i FilAm Star Correspondent A month after President Duterte tasked the Counter-Intelligence Task Force (CITF) of the Philippine National Police to intensify its effort to cleanse the ranks of dirty cops, the CITF turned up with a real big fish: Police Supt. Jowen dela Cruz of Bocaue in Bulacan. CITF head Senior Supt. Romeo Caramat said Dela Cruz engaged in various crimes, including robbery hold-up, extortion and carnapping. The police chief of Bocaue,...

By Lara Climaco i FilAm Star Correspondent The much-awaited bidding for the third telco slot in the Philippines has been set for November 5, the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) announced last week as it released the final guidelines on the selection process. The memorandum circular (MC) containing the guidelines was signed by the three incumbent commissioners of the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) and affirmed by DICT Acting S...

By William Casis i FilAm Star Correspondent Sen. Nancy Binay on September 24,  said she was  surprised after learning from a news report that day that her father, former Vice-president Jejomar Binay, will run for Congress. “I didn’t know. I was  surprised with the events this morning. We never talked about it. What I know is that he’s just going to Italy to pray. He has been repeatedly saying he would not  like to talk politics,” related Binay in an interview. “If...

By Corina Oliquino i FilAm Star Correspondent MANILA -- On Monday, September 24, The Palace insisted that President Rodrigo Duterte will step down if he is “dying” or “gravely ill” and would not have admit undergoing colonoscopy and endoscopy if he were serious. Duterte admitted undergoing tests last September 21, saying he needed to undergo procedures because he suffers from Barret’s esophagus, a complication of gastro-esophageal reflux disease. According to ABS-CBN...

By Macon Araneta i FilAm Star Correspondent FIVE women—three incumbent senators, a member of the House of Representatives and presidential daughter, Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio, dominated the latest Pulse Asia survey on the senatorial preferences in the coming mid-term elections in May. Incumbent Sen. Grace Poe, who was defeated in the last presidential elections,  topped the list of possible winners if elections were held this month. Poe was followed by Sen...

By Macon Araneta i FilAm Star Correspondent Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV, the fiercest critic of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte,  was arrested in the afternoon of September 25 after a Makati court issued a warrant on a seven-year old rebellion charge following the Chief Executive’s revocation of his amnesty. After conducting a Senate hearing on the proposed expansion of the government’s dole-out program for the “poorest among the poor,” Trillanes walked out of the Se...

By Daniel Llanto i FilAm Star Correspondent The Philippine National Police brought formal charges of causing a bomb scare against blogger Andrew Olivar, perennial friend and on-line show co-host of Presidential Communications Assistant Sec. Mocha Uson who were together charged with the Ombudsman just recently for a video “mocking” the deaf community. PNP Chief Director Gen. Oscar Albayalde said Olivar violated the Anti-Bomb Joke Law or Presidential Decree 1727 when the ...

By Corina Oliquino i FilAm Star Correspondent MANILA -- Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque negated the possibility of a people power uprising after the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) claimed last September 24 that communists were mounting ‘Red October’ to oust Duterte. “Sinuportahan natin iyong People Power na ’86 kasi iyong tinanggal sa puwesto wala nang mandato. Hindi n’yo po mape-people power ang tao na merong mandato. ‘Wag na po silang managinip ng people ...

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Rayver Cruz is back in GMA as he signed a contract with the Kapuso Network on September 6. Present in the contract signing were GMA Senior Vice President for Entertainment Group Lilybeth G. Rasonable, Senior Assistant Vice President for Alternative Productions Gigi Santiago-Lara, Senior Talent Manager Vic del Rosario and his co-manager Albert Chua. Rayver looked back on his early days at GMA and felt nostalgic seeing familiar faces. “Sa una medyo nahiya akong pumaso...

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