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Actress Maria Isabel Lopez to be penalized for using ASEAN lane

By Chad de Guzman/CNN Philippines – Transport authorities are preparing sanctions for actress Maria Isabel Lopez after she drove on EDSA lanes reserved for the 31st Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit and Related Meetings. Lopez on Saturday evening posted a video and photos on her Instagram and Facebook Read more »

What went on during Trudeau’s visit at Jollibee

By Thelma Sioson San Juan/inquirer.net – The Filipinos’ favorite foreign-dignitary visitor? It must arguably be Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Anything he does here turns viral. And, add to that, a selfie with Trudeau is easily one of the hottest must-dos this Asean week. Right after his arrival in Manila Read more »

Isabel Granada given military honors

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via CNNPhilippines – The remains of actress Isabel Granada were given military honors upon its return Thursday. The Philippine Air Force (PAF) gave military honors to Granada, 41, who was an Airwoman Second Class of the PAF, when she enlisted in 2001. The plane carrying Granada’s remains landed at the Read more »

Drugs Board Chief resigns upon Duterte’s order

via cnnphilippines.com – The head of Dangerous Drugs Board (DDB) has resigned after President Rodrigo Duterte told him to vacate his post, Chair Dionisio Santiago said on Tuesday. When asked the reason behind his resignation, Santiago told CNN Philippines, “The least expected things happen. Good intentions may not be enough. Read more »

DFA issues implementing rules of 10-year passports

By Gaea Katreena Cabico/philstar.com – Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano signed the implementing rules and regulations of the new Philippine Passport Act, which extends the validity of passports to 10 years from the current five. Cayetano said the IRR will only take effect on January 1, 2018 and not Read more »

Fought and forgotten: Filipino World War II veterans honored with medal 75 years later

By Walbert Castillo/USA TODAY – Filipino veterans of World War II will be awarded the Congressional Gold Medal on Wednesday, after a lengthy battle for national recognition of their U.S. military service and sacrifices nearly 75 years ago. The medal is the highest civilian award and will be presented at Read more »