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For PH, climate pact takes effect April 22

THE Philippines has deposited to the United Nations its Instrument of Accession to the Paris Agreement on climate change. Ambassador Irene Susan Natividad, Chargé d’affaires of the Philippine Mission to the United Nations, deposited the Philippines’ Instrument with Ms. Arancha…

Work goes on at House

A House leader yesterday assured the public that the quarrel between Speaker Pantaleon “Bebot” Alvarez and Davao del Norte Rep. Antonio “Tonyboy” Floirendo Jr. will not affect the productivity of the House of Representatives. Surigao del Norte Rep. Robert Ace…

Solon to block bgy polls postponement

AN opposition solon vowed to stop administration allies from passing a measure allowing President Rodrigo Duterte to appoint barangay officials. Ifugao Rep. Teddy Brawner Baguilat, leader of the House Minority Magnificent 7, expressed strong objection to the plan of President…

PNP opens Summer Sports Training Program

THE Philippine National Police Headquarters Support Service will formally open tomorrow its annual Summer Sports Training Program at the Camp Crame gymnasium to teach police personnel, their dependents and qualified civilians 14 different sports. Headed by Chief Supt. Philip Gil…

Pacquiao eyes July 2 Horn fight

BOXING icon, Sen. Manny Pacquiao is negotiating a July 2 fight with unbeaten Australian Jeff Horn, the Filipino world champion’s camp said yesterday. “We are working out the details for the fight on July 2,” Pacquiao’s adviser Michael Koncz told…

Capitol employees donate blood to save lives

AT least 63 employees of the provincial government and other offices voluntarily donated blood in a regular bloodletting activity at the Pampanga Provincial Health Office (PHO) over the weekend. The bloodletting is a pet project of Governor Lilia ‘Nanay’ Pineda…

Media urged to be fair to DU30

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte’s tirades against two media companies were an appeal for “fairness.” “The President’s remarks on ABS-CBN Corporation and Philippine Daily Inquirer is [sic] a complaint against unfairness and are not attacks against Philippine journalism,” Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella…

Democracy needs critical press — senators

IT is part of democracy for the president of the republic to be at the “receiving end” of a critical press, Sen. Kiko Pangilinan stressed yesterday. Pangilinan made the remark following the recent tirade of President Rodrigo Duterte against some…

Funeral homes prey on kin of murder victims

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TWICE the victim. This is how Senators Bam Aquino and Risa Hontiveros described many of the victims of extrajudicial killings (EJKs) whose families were charged by funeral homes exorbitant fees for funeral and burial services. Aquino filed last March 14…

70K cops to secure summer vacationers

THE Philippine National Police leadership on Thursday said that all preparations are in place to ensure the safety and security of vacationers and local and foreign tourists set to flock to different parts of the country during the summer period.…

Lawmen in drug war get advice

SENATORS Ping Lacson and Antonio Trillanes said policemen must not take the “risk” of skirting the law in order to pursue President Rodrigo Duterte’s war against drugs amid his promise to pardon them if they are convicted. Lacson and Trillanes…

EU stupid — Duterte

Rodrigo Duterte slammed the European Union anew, calling the bloc “stupid”. The President hit the EU for criticizing his war on drugs, and for asking for the release of Sen. Leila de Lima, whom the EU considers a political prisoner.…

President makes health revelations

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PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte yesterday revealed that he had been using an oxygen concentrator to get a good sleep. Duterte, who marked his 72nd birthday on Tuesday, lamented not being able to eat what he wants and drink because of what…
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