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Nat’l Day of Protest declaration confirmed

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MALACAÑANG yesterday announced government work and classes in all public schools nationwide is to be suspended on Thursday, September 21, which President Rodrigo Duterte declared as a National Day of Protest. Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella made the announcement in a…

Trillanes S’pore bank deposit probed

SENATOR Antonio Trillanes IV’s claim that his account at a Singapore bank does not exist should be validated. “It is something to be verified… The President already checked into the background of that particular account,” presidential spokesperson Ernesto Abella told…

SC sets voting on Leila’s fate

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THE Supreme Court (SC) has set a date for its voting whether to release Senator Leila de Lima from detention or not. During its regular en banc hearing, the SC has set the voting on October 10. De Lima is…

P6.4B shabu quiz pressed

THREE government agencies — the National Bureau of Investigation, Philippine Drug Enforcement Agencies and the Department of Justice — earned the ire of senators during the Senate Blue Ribbon committee hearing chaired by Sen. Richard Gordon, now on its 9th…

Gov’t bodies work double time on free tuition law IRR

HOUSE leaders have welcomed the move of government agencies working double time on the implementing rules and regulations of the law providing free tuition in State Universities and Colleges (SUCs). Negros Occidental Rep. Albee Benitez, Eastern Samar Rep. Ben Evardone,…

Senate panel okays OPAPP’s P7.6B budget

Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP) Secretary Jesus Dureza yesterday expressed gratitude to the Senate Committee on Finance for approving the proposed 2018 budget of OPAPP, as well as the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM), Mindanao Development Authority…

New BJMP chief vows to rid jails of illegal drugs

NEWLY-installed acting chief of the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) Chief Supt. Deogracias Tapayan yesterday vowed not to disappoint President Rodrigo Duterte in the government’s war on drugs. Tapayan said President told him to clear all jails from…

PCSO urges PNP to step up anti-illegal gambling drive

THE Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) yesterday urged the Philippine National Police (PNP) to steo uop its fight against illegal gambling instead of “harassing” authorized agent corporations (AACs) approved by PCSO to operate the small town lottery (STL). PCSO General…

PCSO urges PNP to step up anti-illegal gambling drive

THE Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) yesterday urged the Philippine National Police (PNP) to steo uop its fight against illegal gambling instead of “harassing” authorized agent corporations (AACs) approved by PCSO to operate the small town lottery (STL). PCSO General…

Why cut Zika vaccine research spending?

THE World Health Organization lifted its own world health emergency in November, even while saying the virus remained a threat. The move follows a dramatic fall in number of victims, 18 months after a surge in cases caused a public…

Media access to blotters assured

JOURNALISTS are not prohibited from accessing police spot reports as the Philippine National Police leadership has not issued any new memorandum about the matter, officials for the nth time clarified yesterday. According to PNP spokesman, Chief Superintendent Dionardo B. Carlos,…

ASEAN facing new challenges — Alvarez

SPEAKER Pantaleon Alvarez has called on all Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) lawmakers to unite against terrorism and illegal drugs. Welcoming the participants in the 38th Asean Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA) general assembly, Alvarez said that the region is facing…

Solons want Gascon's head

THE resignation of Commission on Human Rights (CHR) chairman Chito Gascon is the only way the House of Representatives could change its mind about giving the agency a P1,000 budget for 2018. And Gascon’s refusal irked Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez, who…
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