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PACC chief Jimenez pushes death penalty for plunder

PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte should ensure the passage of “drastic” anti-corruption measures, including capital punishment for convicted plunderers, in the remainder of his term, the Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC) said in an interview Friday.

Amid hotspot tag, martial law, Mindanao voters urged to vote

MINDANAO authorities called on the public to go out and vote as they assured that security forces are in place to maintain peace and order.

Lower election violence is partly due to more vote-buying, says police

MORE POLITICIANS have been resorting to vote-buying rather than inflicting harm on their opponents, one of the factors for the significant decline in election-related violence this year compared to previous polls, according to the Philippine National Police (PNP).

Liquor ban violators

SOME 185 people in Metro Manila were rounded up by the police and brought to Camp Karingal in Quezon City for violation of the liquor ban in relation to the midterm elections.

Underpass along N. Bacalso to be temporarily opened for election traffic

THE UNDERPASS along N. Bacalso Avenue has been opened to private vehicles over the weekend until May 13 to accommodate the expected volume of traffic in the south district of Cebu City for the midterm elections.

Air Force delivers election paraphernalia in remote barangays in Tapaz

THE PHILIPPINE Air Force (PAF) delivered election paraphernalia and personnel in three far-flung villages of the town of Tapaz in Capiz last week, and remain on standby for other possible support needed for the May 13 midterm elections.
Discovering more than gold in Compostela Valley

Chinese envoy proposes Longyan-ComVal sisterhood for mining development

A SISTERHOOD agreement between Longyan in China and Compostela Valley (ComVal) province, both rich in mineral resources, has been proposed, according to Davao City-based Chinese Consul General Li Lin.

Keeping traditional Bangsamoro music and dance alive

THE BUREAU on Cultural Heritage (BCH) of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) is organizing classes this summer on traditional music and dances, with the first batch of 22 students completing lessons on Kulintang and the Pangalay last May 10. Ardan D. Sali, BCH-BARMM executive director, said the classes are intended to preserve the culture and tradition of the Bangsamoro by teaching and passing on the knowledge to children.

Stronger minority in 18th Congress still seen possible

A CONGRESSIONAL candidate running under the Bayan Muna party-list group sees increasing support for the minority in the next three years, despite the consistently high satisfaction rating of President Rodrigo R. Duterte.

Comelec ready for midterm elections, cites technology, social media presence

IMPROVED technological advancements and stronger social media response have enabled Commission on Elections (Comelec) to improve preparations for this 2019 elections, its spokesman said when sought for comment.

UST Tigresses working to return to the crown

WITH the kind of path they are carving in their ongoing championship run in Season 81 of the University Athletic Association of the Philippines, it is not hard to refer to the University of Santo Tomas Golden Tigresses as a team of destiny.

Barangay Ginebra celebrates 40 years of being ‘family,’ never-say-die spirit

THIS year is a landmark one for the Barangay Ginebra San Miguel Kings as they celebrate 40 years of existence in the Philippine Basketball Association, which, they said, has been honed by the sense of being a family and, of course, of the Never-Say-Die (NSD) spirit.

San Miguel forces sudden death

THE San Miguel Beermen staved off being outright dethroned as PBA Philippine Cup champions on Sunday after beating the Magnolia Hotshots Pambansang Manok, 98-86, in Game Six of their best-of-seven finals to force a sudden-death match.

Raptors, Sixers shoot for Eastern Conference final berth today in Toronto

LOS ANGELES -- A wildly unpredictable Eastern Conference semifinal series will conclude the only way that seems fitting today night when the Philadelphia 76ers visit the Toronto Raptors for a decisive Game 7.

Feisty Nuggets-Trail Blazers series down to decisive finale

LOS ANGELES -- Paul Millsap is the sage veteran among the youthful Denver Nuggets, but even he had to admit he was sick of seeing the Portland Trail Blazers.

Lakers pick Vogel as head coach

LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Lakers have agreed to a deal with Frank Vogel to become their next head coach, ESPN reported Saturday.

Canada-based firm Trak Outdoors lauds Filipino workmanship, pushes for paddlesports growth

HAVING established itself as home to quality workmanship, among other things, many global brands have decided to have their manufacturing and production site here in the Philippines.

Go For Gold shines in prestigious four-day Vietnam cycling Tour

THE Go For Gold Developmental Cycling Team got tested in a series of punishing mountainous terrains and gallantly passed the grade in a challenging four-day bikathon in Vietnam.

Bicol joins MPBL

When was the last time you’ve seen Bicol participating in the regional basketball scene?

Winning culture

Not a few quarters pegged the Warriors to be goners the moment Kevin Durant was confirmed to have been injured and unable to return in Game Five of their semifinal-round series against the Rockets. Already with a history of calf strains, the former league Most Valuable Player appeared to have suffered from one anew shortly after he scored on a jumper with 2:11 left to play in the third quarter. He clutched his right leg as he was running back on defense, compelling him to leave the court -- and, evidently, for good after he was examined and ruled ineligible to return. They were then just up by three points and legitimately wondering how they could cope without their most indispensable performer.