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ERC urged to cushion impact of Malampaya shutdown

SENATOR Nancy Binay has called on the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) to cushion the impact of the possible power rate hike following the scheduled 20-day maintenance shutdown of the Malampaya natural gas facility. Binay made the appeal following the various…

PNP mulls return to old police ranking

TAKING its cue from President Rodrigo Duterte, the Philippine National Police wants to return to its old Constabulary/Integrated National Police rank system amid its continuing aggressive war against drugs, crime, terrorism and corruption. Under the planned Federal Police system, the…

Total hazing ban pushed

HAZING has absolutely “no place” in modern society and must be completely banned in high schools, colleges, and universities, Sen. Win Gatchalian yesterday said as he pressed for the passage of his proposed Senate Bill No. 199 or the Anti-Hazing…

Another case vs cop in missing Korean?

A SACKED agent of the Philippine National Police Anti-Illegal Drugs Group accused of involvement in the kidnapping-for-ransom of a 53-year old South Korean businessman in Angeles City last October 18 is suspected of involvement in the kidnapping of a Filipino-Chinese…

New fiscal assigned to Korean’s kidnap

Department of Justice yesterday assigned a new prosecutor to handle the complaints filed against the suspects in the abduction of South Korean businessman Jee Ick Joo in Angeles City last October 18. Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II named Prosecution Attorney…

Abe makes 1st with PH visit

JAPANESE Prime Minister Shinzo Abe yesterday told his host President Rodrigo Duterte he is “honored” to be the first foreign leader to visit the country during the Philippine leader’s administration. Abe will also be the first foreign leader to visit…

No TRO on RH law, high court clarifies

THERE is no Supreme Court order stopping the Reproductive Health Law from being implemented. “I’ve already clarified many times that there is no TRO against the RH law,” Supreme Court spokesman Theodore Te stressed. Without any restraining order, the government…

Probe jampacked jails –– De Lima

SENATOR Leila de Lima has pressed for the immediate probe into the reported congestion and subhuman conditions in jails that encouraged the proliferation of illegal activities among the inmates. She hopes that the Senate Justice and Human Rights Committee, chaired…

Joint Reds-gov’t truce eyed

DEFENSE Secretary Delfin Lorenzana yesterday said the resumption of peace talks between the government and the National Democratic Front (NDF) next week will focus on the signing of a joint ceasefire agreement between the military and the New People’s Army…

Peaceful end to South China Sea row pressed

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PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe reaffirmed to pursue a peaceful resolution of the longstanding maritime dispute over the South China Sea. “The issue of the South China Sea is linked directly to regional peace and stability…

Breakthrough PNP performance in 2016 traced to PGS

THE Philippine National Police scores major milestones and breakthroughs in 2016 as a result of the continued implementation of the Performance Governance System anchored on the PNP P.A.T.R.O.L. Plan 2030, top police officials have reported. Here are some of them:…

Face-off with narco mayors

MALACAÑANG confirmed yesterday President Rodrigo Duterte will have a face-off with the nation’s mayors in Malacañang after he threatened to “kill” narco politicians. Presidential spokesperson Ernesto Abella told Palace reporters that all mayors were invited to the meeting which will…

Palace recalls Leni invite

THE invitation for Vice President Leni Robredo to the Duterte administration’s first Vin d’honneur was recalled by Malacañang, the Office of the Vice President confirmed. In a statement, Robredo’s spokesperson Georgina Hernandez said they received the invitation on December 28,…
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