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Sara Duterte to decide on possible presidential run by 2021

Davao City mayor and presidential daughter Sara Duterte-Carpio on Monday, February 18, said that she will decide on the possibility of her running for presidency by 2021. During the campaign of Hugpong ng Pagbabago senatorial slate in Vigan City, Ilocos Sur,...

Man in Dubai threatens to publish woman’s naked videos

An Indian man in Dubai went on trial after allegedly blackmailing a Filipina woman that he would publish naked videos of her taking a shower if she would not have sex with him or pay him Dh2,000. According to the 39-year-old Filipina, she met the Indian man, who...

DOTr says no irregularity in alleged new ‘tanim bala’ incident in NAIA

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The Department of Transportation (DOTr) on Sunday, June 17, said employees at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) did not commit any irregularity in the alleged ‘tanim bala’ incident that happened last Friday, June 15.

In a statement, DOTr said the baggage of passenger Kristine Moran was “still wrapped in plastic” when an x-ray detector detected the bullet inside her bag. The passenger claimed the incident to be a part of the ‘tanim bala’ scheme at the airport.

However, DOTr said actual inspection of bags is now recorded on video to avoid doubt among passengers after a series of ‘tanim bala’ schemes happened in 2015.

Following the discovery of a 9-mm ammunition in Moran’s bag, the passenger was assured they will be allowed to board their flight bound for Zamboanga once they submit the necessary documents.

DOTr reminded airport passengers that bullets are only confiscated and documented while passengers are still allowed to board their flights.

“Note that since the Duterte administration took over, not a single passenger has missed a flight due to a piece of ammunition. Not a single passenger was asked to pay any amount to anyone, which is what the ‘tanim bala’ scheme is all about,” it said.

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