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Free dialysis for poor Filipinos sought

SENATOR Sonny Angara wants to institutionalize “free” dialysis treatment for poor kidney disease-stricken Filipinos in the provinces. He filed Senate Bill No. 1329 requiring all national, regional, and provincial government hospitals to establish and maintain a dialysis ward that will…

547 towns get P8B cash aid from national government

AT LEAST 547 municipalities are set to receive fund assistance amounting to P8.15 billion from the national government through the Assistance to Disadvantaged Municipalities (ADM) program. These towns are the first batch of recipients that complied with the requirements set…

Indonesia sends 32 detained Pinoy fishers home

SOME 32 Filipino fishermen who were detained for illegal fishing in Indonesia have been repatriated by the Philippine Consulate General in Manado. Another 22 Filipinos being detained at the Immigration Detention Center in Manado will also be repatriated early next…

Approval of bills protecting air passengers rights pressed

AN administration solon is urging Congress to work double time for the immediate approval of air passengers rights amid several complaints related to poor airline services. Negros Oriental Rep. Arnolfo “Arnie” Teves Jr. appealed to Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez to include…

PNP: No ‘state-sponsored’ drug killings

THE Philippine National Police leadership yesterday insisted that there is no such thing as ‘state-sponsored’ killings in the country in the wake of a Reuters’ report that police have received cash payments for executing drug suspects, planted evidence at crime…

Dumlao charged

THE Department of Justice has charged former police Supt. Rafael Dumlao before an Angeles City court with the kidnap-slaying of South Korean businessman Jee Ick-Joo last year. Dumlao was included in the list of respondents two days before the suspects’…

Duterte peace and order drive boosts economy — Palace

MALACAÑANG yesterday said that President Rodrigo Duterte’s pursuit of peace and order has pushed the Philippine peso’s sustained strength. “The sustained strength of the Philippine peso mirrors the high business and investor confidence in the decisive leadership of President Rodrigo…

De Lima presses high court on release

DETAINED Senator Leila de Lima yesterday reiterated her plea to the Supreme Court to nullify the warrant of arrest issued by a Muntinlupa court and order her immediate release from detention. In her memorandum, De Lima, who is facing drug…

SC accepts BBM’s P36M recount fee

The Supreme Court (SC) has formally accepted yesterday the payment made by former Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. amounting to P36 million as initial protest fee on the alleged “massive cheating” during the last vice presidential election. This came to…

Ex-Eastern CIDG chief gunned down

TWO still unidentified motorcycle-riding assassins early morning yesterday shot to death a bemedalled official of the Philippine National Police Criminal Investigation and Detection Group along Ortigas Avenue in Pasig City before escaping. Chief Inspector Rommel G. Macatlang, a 52-year old…

Poe: P8.9B for feeding program

PUBLIC school students will be provided free meals as a total of P8.9 billion has been included in the government’s spending program this year to implement two anti-hunger initiatives. Senator Grace Poe said P4.2 billion has been allocated for the…
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