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MARINA chief swak sa kaso sa Ombudsman

KAKASUHAN ngayong araw sa Office of the Ombudsman ng isang grupo ng seafarer si Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) administrator Marcial ‘Al’ Amaro at iba pa hinggil sa maanomal­yang pag-apruba ng isang memorandum circular na nakitaan ng ilang paglabag sa Executive…

‘TRAIN’ intact, on track for House passage

IT seems that individual amendments of lawmakers to the Duterte administration’s tax reform package that is scheduled to be approved on second reading this Monday are considered dead as controversial provisions have remained intact, including P6 per liter tax on…

PCSO welcomes SC decision on STL expansion

THE Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) on Sunday welcomed the latest decision made by the Supreme Court (SC) after it dismissed a petition by a local gaming corporation in Batangas questioning the constitutionality of a provision in the guidelines covering…

House panel summons Mark Lapid on Paskuhan sale probe

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THE House Committee on Good Government and Public Accountability has subpoenaed ex-Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority (TIEZA) chief operating officer Mark Lapid to appear in its investigation of the alleged anomalous sale of the Paskuhan Village heritage site in…

Cops told: Observe human rights, POP in Mindanao

ALL Mindanao police forces have been ordered to strictly observe human rights and ensure that the Police Operational Procedures will be followed to the hilt as they help enforce martial law in the region in compliance with President Duterte’s decision…

Bishops hailed for ML support

MALACAÑANG yesterday hailed the support of Catholic bishops for President Rodrigo Duterte’s declaration of martial law in Mindanao. “We laud the good bishop’s (Ozamiz City Archbishop Martin Jumoad) support of the President’s war against violent extremism in Mindanao. We hope…

ASEAN reviews nuke treaty progress

THE ten Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Member States (AMS) recently convened to review the progress of implementation of the Southeast Asia Nuclear Weapon-Free Zone (SEANWFZ) Treaty. Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand,…

You’re not targeted, DND chief tells NPA

“HUWAG na kayong makigulo pa sa nangyayari ngayon sa Mindanao. Do not force the government’s hand. Immediately stop all illegal activities and abide by the true spirit of the peace process. This is the only way we can move forward.”…

Bill to spur PH inventions

SENATOR Loren Legarda sees more inventors being encouraged by the adoption of innovation as a vital component of development policies. Legarda made the statement as the Senate passed on third reading the proposed Philippine Innovation Act, which she principally authored.…

VAT exemption for coops unfair to taxpayers -- DoF

RETAINING the value added tax-exemptions for cooperatives is grossly unfair to the almost 100 million taxpayers who are non-coop members, according to the Department of Finance. The DoF has opposed the decision of the House of Representatives to retain the…

PH offered to host Miss U anew -- DoT

The Philippines has been offered the hosting rights to the next edition of the Miss Universe pageant this November. Tourism chief Wanda Teo bared this yesterday. “Pinagaaralan pa namin iyan pero that’s true, they are asking us to host it…

Maute snipers delaying security troops’ advance

SNIPERS from the ISIS-inspired Maute Group yesterday continued to derail the advance of commandos from the Army, Marines and the Philippine National Police with troops being ordered to employ counter-snipers to speed up their effort to retake the whole city.…

Bishop worries about hostages

MARAWI Bishop Edwin dela Peña is hopeful that his vicar general Fr. Teresito “Chito” Suganob and 14 others will be released soon by the Maute Group. He said they have already requested assistance from intermediaries who may be able to…

US, Russia offer to help in counter-terror fight

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THE United States and Russia have both offered to aid the Philippines in its counter-terrorism efforts amid President Rodrigo Duterte’s declaration of martial law in Mindanao following fierce clashes between government troops and local terrorist groups in Marawi City on…
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