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P882M fake cigarettes seized in CDO warehouses

Bureau of Internal Revenue personnel check the fake cigarettes confiscated by government agents in separate raids in Barangays Cugman and Bayabas, Cagayan de Oro City on Tuesday. The seized products were presented to the media on Wednesday. PHOTO BY JIGGER J. JERUSALEM CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY –– Authorities here confiscated on Tuesday 4,707 boxes of illegal cigarettes. Among the brands confiscated were YS Filter, RED, Jackpot, Bravo, Marvels, Astro, and

Clippers survive Mavs to 4th straight win

Dallas Mavericks forward Dorian Finney-Smith (10) tries to defend against a shot by Los Angeles Clippers forward Kawhi Leonard (2) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020 in Dallas. (AP Photo/Richard W. Rodriguez) DALLAS — The Dallas Mavericks brought back one big man but lost another Tuesday night, and in the end, they couldn’t rein in the reigning Finals MVP. Kawhi Leonard scored 36

Lawyers press release of Huawei exec facing extradition to US

VANCOUVER: Lawyers for a senior Chinese telecoms executive seeking to avoid extradition to the United States pressed on Tuesday for her release while stepping up attacks in a Canadian courtroom on the fraud charges against her. Huawei chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou is wanted by the US for allegedly lying to HSBC bank about Huawei’s relationship with its Iran-based affiliate Skycom, putting the bank at risk of violating US sanctions

North Korea to ban tourists over China virus

SEOUL: North Korea will ban foreign tourists to protect itself against a new SARS-like virus that has claimed at least nine lives in China and sickened hundreds, a major tour operator said. Several nations including the US have stepped up checks on airport passengers to detect the coronavirus, which first emerged in the central Chinese city of Wuhan, but a ban on tourists would be a first. The virus has

volcanic earthquakes

Recently there has been a significant drop in the emission of sulfur dioxide and fewer volcanic earthquakes in Taal Volcano, PHIVOLCS said on Tuesday. Advertisement The volcano sulfur dioxide has fallen to an average of 344 tons/day compared to the 4,353 tonnes/day recorded on Monday. PHIVOLCS has previously explained that the presence of more atmospheric sulfur dioxide means that the magma is shallow or moving closer to the surface. Since

Bangko Sentral

BDO Unibank Inc. released fixed-rate bonds worth P5-billion on Monday as part of the company’s efforts to diversify funding sources and boost its lending sources. The Sy-led lender said the issuance would have a tenor of 2,5 years, priced at 4,408 per cent. The interest is due on a quarterly basis, based on a count of 30/360. The offer period began on Monday 20 January and will run until Friday

Human life

Human life is more important than possessions, Agoncillo’s mayor, Batangas said Monday. Mayor Daniel Reyes made the remark in the midst of his constituents ‘ plea to be allowed to return home to retrieve their belongings or feed their livestock in the midst of Taal Volcano’s menace. Reyes reiterated that Agoncillo lies in the danger zone of the Taal Volcano. Earlier, Reyes ‘ constituents went to their town’s entrance hoping

Tanauan residents

Some Tanauan City residents in Batangas were briefly allowed to enter the 14-kilometer permanent danger zone on Saturday after calling on local authorities to get their belongings and feed their cattle. According to a Balitanghali Weekend article by Darlene Cay, the authorities allocated an hour to some residents to reach the 14-kilometer danger zone after 6 a.m. This was after residents arrived continuously at checkpoints from dawn until sunrise, begging

De Lima

In addition, De Lima said that with helping Matobato file the charges there was “nothing illegal or wrong.” Matobato, an alleged member of the so-called Davao Death Squad (DDS), with former Davao City cop Arturo Lascañas, who previously testified that several Davao killings were the responsibility of the death squad. Likewise, De Lima slammed Sabio, saying he lost conviction due to his decision to withdraw his case against President Rodrigo

Las Piñas

Just after the intense news about the Taal Volcano eruption, A fire broke out in Las Piñas City on Tuesday morning, reaching the third alarm after 10 a.m. The fire hit a neighborhood near Alabang-Zapote Road. The Fire Protection Bureau said the affected area is in Barangay Almanza Uno, on Real Street and Alabang-Zapote Avenue. As of the posting time, firemen are still putting out the fire