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Congress gets martial law report

SPEAKER Pantaleon Alvarez has already received President Rodrigo Duterte’s report on the declaration of martial law in Mindanao. This was confirmed by Majority Leader Rodolfo Fariñas, but a copy has not been disseminated to media. According to Fariñas, President Duterte…

Sereno warns against martial law abuses

CHIEF Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno yesterday called on the people especially the youth “to protect our nation from the historical sins committed in the past” following growing concerns over President Duterte’s imposition of martial law in war-torn Mindanao. “Given the…

Pension funds control eyed

A CABAL of “shrewd businessmen” and “influence peddlers” allegedly in cahoots with some powerful government officials are reportedly laying the groundwork for the “total control” of billions of pesos in pension fund contributions by the country’s work force in both…

DDB head sacked

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PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte fired Dangerous Drugs Board (DDB) Chairman Benjamin Reyes for “contradicting” the number of drug users in the Philippines he has been citing. In his press briefing after arriving from Russia Wednesday afternoon, Duterte slammed the chief of…

PH, Russia ink deals

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THE Philippines and Russia sealed a total of 10 deals after President Rodrigo Duterte's visit to Moscow, including an agreement on defense cooperation. The signing of the deals by Philippine government officials took place on Wednesday, May 24, in Moscow,…

China backs Duterte

CHINA has expressed support for President Rodrigo Duterte who has declared Martial Law in Mindanao to restore order after a militant group seized parts of Marawi on Tuesday. In his regular press conference in Beijing, Chinese Foreign Ministry spoksman Lu…

PDEA laments DoJ ruling on Marcelino case

THE Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency yesterday said it will pursue all legal remedies in seeking the return to jail of Marine Lieutenant Colonel Ferdinand Marcelino who has been ordered freed by the Department of Justice last week. PDEA Director General…

Cops told to heighten security as school opening nears

ALREADY on full alert status, Philippine National Police personnel will further tighten their security measures across the country to help the Department of Education ensure the smooth opening of classes next month, officials said yesterday. PNP chief, Director General Ronald…

Alvarez backs ML in South

CONVINCED of the necessity of martial law in Mindanao, House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez said the House of Representatives is ready to convene a joint session with the Senate to affirm or approve its declaration. In an interview, Alvarez said there…

PH condoles with Great Britain

THE Philippine government and the entire Filipino people stand in solidarity with the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland in strongly condemning the inexcusable attack in Manchester Arena that resulted in the death of 22 people and injuring…

Cebu Pacific bares flight suspensions

Cebu Pacific Air (CEB) yesterday announced it will suspend its service to and from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Doha, Qatar in the next couple of months. CEB’s vice president for marketing Candice Iyog said CEB will fly the last…

Sandiganbayan files graft raps vs Misuari

A TOTAL of six criminal charges were filed against former Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) Gov. Nur Misuari in connection with allegedly anomalous procurement contracts amounting to P115.22 million. Misuari is facing before Sandiganbayan three counts of graft and…

Islamist militants threaten to kill priest

Islamist militants who triggered martial law in Mindanao when they rampaged through a city are threatening to kill a priest and other hostages, the Catholic Church said yesterday. President Rodrigo Duterte imposed martial law across the southern region of Mindanao…

Synchronized opening of classes sought

SENATOR Chiz Escudero wants to “synchronize,” starting school year 2018-2019, the academic calendar in all schools in the country with the rest of the world. He filed Senate Bill. No. 1432 which seeks to synchronize the opening of classes in…

Many foreigners face life terms for drug trafficking

DOZENS of Chinese, Taiwanese, African and other foreigners remain jailed in the country and are facing life incarceration after being arrested for drug trafficking or manufacturing by agents of the Philippine National Police and the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency over…
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