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January 22, 2018

Politics

Indian farmer crushed to death as tractor seized over debts

NEW DELHI, India – An Indian farmer was crushed to death under his tractor as finance company officials drove away with it over $1,400 in unpaid debts, police said Monday, January 22. Police are hunting 5 loan recovery agents who could be charged with murder in a case that highlights … Source: Rappler

#DuterteLive: Tienda para ng mga Bayani

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte graces the establishment of TienDA Para sa mga Bayani at the Camp General Manuel T. Yan, Sr. in Mawab, Compostela Valley province on January 22, 2018. – Rappler.com Source: Rappler

Korean actor Jeon Tae Soo dies

MANILA, Philippines – Jeon Tae Soo, star of shows such as Sungkyunkwan Scandal and It’s Okay Daddy’s Girl, died on Sunday, January 21, at the age of 34. According to Soompi , the actor’s agency Haewadal Entertainment released a statement saying that before he died, Jeon Tae Soo was … Source: Rappler

Poe to LTFRB: 'Explain the math' behind cap on ride-hailing vehicles

MANILA, Philippines – Senator Grace Poe urged the Land Transportation and Franchising Regulatory Board (LTFRB) to “explain the math” behind the 45,700-cap on cars under ride-hailing companies. On Monday, January 22, Poe said the LTFRB should be transparent in its decisions, citing the Executive Order on freedom of information (FOI). “In … Source: Rappler

Sanofi Pasteur vows to shoulder expenses of dengue vaccine victims

MANILA, Philippines – French pharmaceutical company Sanofi Pasteur vowed to shoulder the expenses of victims, should it be scientifically proven that the problems are caused by the dengue vaccine Dengvaxia. Thomas Triomphe, Sanofi’s Asia Pacific head, said this on Monday, January 22, during the 4th Senate hearing on the controversies … Source: Rappler

UST alumni award 'validates' Mocha Uson appointment – Malacañang

MANILA, Philippines – The University of Santo Tomas (UST) alumni award recently given to Presidential Communications Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson just proves it was right for President Rodrigo Duterte to appoint her into government. This is how Malacañang sees the Thomasian Alumni Award … Source: Rappler

Robredo not 'out of touch,' says VP's legal adviser

MANILA, Philippines – The camp of Vice President Leni Robredo belied Malacañang’s claim she is “completely out of touch” with what’s happening in the country, arguing she has been busy doing community visits and sectoral consultations. Robredo’s legal adviser Barry Gutierrez responded to Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque’s criticism … Source: Rappler

Zero budget for anti-federalism provinces just a 'joke,' says Alvarez

MANILA, Philippines – “Those are empty words, actually.” House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez on Monday, January 22, said he was “joking” when he told a crowd in Iloilo province that provinces whose leaders oppose Charter Change would get “ zero budget .” “Alam mo iyong ‘pag nag-speech ka, kailangan mo ng kaunting biro-biro, di … Source: Rappler

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