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DFA thanks Sabah governor for staying Filipino’s execution

THE execution of a Filipino who was convicted of murder in Sabah was postponed, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said yesterday. Malaysian authorities postponed the scheduled execution on Friday of Ejah Bin Jaafar following appeals from the Philippine government.…

Save our children, our future — Binay

DESCRIBING children as the hope of the future, Sen. Nancy Binay expressed outrage over the death of minors at the hands of the police. “Our children is the hope of this nation. Dapat natin silang ingatan, turuan, alagaan dahil sila…

Solon calls for House inquiry into killings

FOLLOWING the controversial spate of killings as authorities pressed the anti-drug campaign, opposition leader Ifugao Rep. Teddy Brawner Baguilat Jr. urged the House of Representatives to conduct a legislative inquiry. Baguilat said the inquiry should determine if the country is…

Palace debunks avian flu myth

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“NO bird to human contamination,” Malacañang gave this assurance yesterday as it asked the public to refrain from spreading unverified information regarding bird flu cases that may cause alarm and panic. “We ask our people to remain calm yet vigilant…

Young son of Pinay hurt in Barcelona van attack missing

FOREIGN Secretary Alan Peter S. Cayetano has instructed the Philippine Embassy in Madrid to extend all possible assistance to a Filipina who was seriously injured in Thursday’s terrorist attack in Barcelona and to exert all efforts to help locate her…

Duterte names DSWD acting chief

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PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte has designated Asian Institute of Management (AIM) economics professor Undersecretary Emmanuel Leyco as DSWD officer-in-charge following the CA’s rejection of Judy Taguiwalo as the agency’s head. Malacañang made the announcement two days after the Commission on Appointments…

2 top Customs officials in hot water offer to quit

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THE fate of two Bureau of Customs officials is now in the hands of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte. Also yesterday, Malacañang confirmed receipt of the courtesy resignations of two BoC officials, who were accused of accepting bribes to allow the…

Cargo pre-shipment inspection proposed

TO avoid a repeat of the P6.4-billion worth of shabu smuggled in the country, a veteran solon is proposing a measure that requires pre-shipment inspection of imports. Buhay Rep. Lito Atienza filed House Bill 6220 whose main purpose is to…

Justice for Kian

“THE violent death of any Filipino like 17-year-old Kian Lloyd delos Santos is one death too many,” Malacanang said yesterday. The death of Kian during an anti-illegal drug operation in Caloocan City is “one deeply regrettable incident that challenges the…

Jail officials reshuffled

THE Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) has carried out a minor movement of officials in four positions. Supt. Emerlito Moral was designated new warden of Quezon City Jail (QCJ) replacing Supt. Randel Latoza who was named deputy director…

DENR to shut down 50 illegal dumpsites

ENVIRONMENT Secretary Roy Cimatu yesterday announced that the DENR is set to shut down 50 illegal dumpsites across the country before the year ends and more than 400 others by the end of President Duterte’s term in 2022. Cimatu said…

4 Pinoys hurt in Barcelona terror attack!

THE Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) yesterday confirmed that four Irish citizens of Filipino descent were injured in the Thursday terrorist attack in Barcelona that left at least 13 people dead and injured more than 100 others. The DFA also…

Solon quizzes ERC over coal supply deal

THE Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) continues to draw flak from lawmakers with Sen. Sherwin Gatchalian, chairman of the Senate committee on energy, questioning the wisdom of ERC’s decision to approve a 20-year power supply agreement with several coal-based power suppliers…

DU30 won’t tolerate police abuse -- Palace

MALACAÑANG yesterday assured the public that President Rodrigo Duterte will not tolerate police abuses following the killing of a 17-year-old high school student during a massive anti-drug operation in Caloocan City. At the Mindanao Hour briefing, presidential spokesperson Ernesto Abella…

Pinoys feel safer with drug raids -- Abella

PRESIDENTIAL Spokesman Ernesto Abella yesterday said anti-drug operations by the police are already producing benefits for Filipinos. “We hear people say it’s safer, they feel more comfortable. And in fact, they appreciate the fact that the Philippines is being made…
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