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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…

China Benham Rise visit not okayed — DFA

ACTING Foreign Affairs Secretary Enrique Manalo yesterday said President Rodrigo Duterte issued a general invitation for other countries to visit the Philippines but did not allow China to visit Benham Rise. Manalo told ANC’s Headstart that for China’s survey ship…

Malaysia thanks PH for rescued seamen

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THE Philippine Embassy in Kuala Lumpur welcomed the successful rescue of all Malaysian kidnap victims by Philippine security forces from the Abu Sayyaf Group in Sulu. The Malaysian Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Tuesday “conveyed its gratitude to the Government…

Alvarez: Mag-umpisa na siyang maglakad papunta sa kulungan

SPEAKER Pantaleon “Bebot” Alvarez yesterday warned his former buddy, Davao del Norte Rep. Antonio “Tonyboy” Floirendo Jr. to familiarize himself to jail after filing a graft complaint against the latter. “Ang ibig sabihin po noon ay mag-umpisa na siyang (Floirendo)…

De Lima case, Park ouster compared

THE arrest and detention of Senator Leila M. de Lima on drug charges and the impending arrest of ousted South Korean President Park Geun-hye on corruption charges should be a study in contrast, officials said yesterday. If the feisty neophyte…

Lopez urged to quit DENR post

ENVIRONMENT Secretary Gina Lopez should resign if the second audit and review on mining proves her wrong. This was the challenge of mining engineer and professor Dr. Carlos Arcilla as he continued to chide Lopez for her incompetence in handling…
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