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Pinoys back DU30 war on drugs -- Pew

MORE than three-quarters of Filipinos support President Rodrigo Duterte’s drug war, despite thousands of deaths and international condemnation over alleged rights abuses, a Pew Research Center poll said. According to the poll survey result, some 78 percent of Filipinos approve…

Hazing suspect surrenders

ONE of the suspects in the hazing death of freshman law student Horacio Castillo III yesterday surrendered to Senator Panfilo Lacson. University of Sto. Tomas Civil Law dean Nilo Divina facilitated the surrender of Solano, who was wearing a black…

Marawi crisis nearly over

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte will lift martial law in Mindanao when the clearing operations in Marawi City are over and Mindanao is safe once again. Duterte made the remark during his fifth visit to Marawi City. According to Malacañang, Duterte talked…

Honasan arraigned on pork scam raps

ON his lawyer’s advice Sen. Gringo Honasan yesterday refused to enter a plea in his graft case over the alleged misuse of Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) or pork barrel. The Sandiganbayan Second Division automatically entered a not guilty plea…

Salalima has quit — Duterte

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INFORMATION and Communications Technology Secretary Rodolfo Salalima has resigned. President Rodrigo Duterte confirmed this to reporters in a briefing during his fifth visit to Marawi city. Duterte said Salalima resigned “out of delicadeza.” The President, who visited the war-torn city…

Slain mayor linked to Maute terrorists

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PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte has linked slain Ozamiz City Mayor Reynaldo Parojinog to the siege by ISIS-inspired Maute group on Marawi City. “This is the matrix. That is part of the discovery of the military. Parojinog, the mayor killed by the…

Malaysia nabs 7 Abu suspects

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KUALA LUMPUR - Malaysian police have detained seven Filipinos suspected of involvement with the Abu Sayyaf militant group, an official said Thursday, the latest arrest of extremist suspects in the Muslim-majority country. The seven men, aged between 22 and 38,…

Numbers game on day of protest

AS of 3 p.m. yesterday, police said pro-Duterte rallyists outnumbered the anti-government protesters in Manila with the situation generally peaceful across the country as presidential critics launched simultaneous protest actions in commemoration of the 45th anniversary of the declaration of…

Duterte, US envoy discuss drug war

THE death of teenagers being linked to the narcotics trade, and the administration’s bloody drug war were on top of the agenda during a meeting between President Rodrigo Duterte and United States Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Kim in Malacañang.…

No martial law — Palace

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NO plan to declare martial law nationwide, Malacañang yesterday assured the nation. “Kung sinasabing pinaplano ang martial law, hindi po,” Abella said. “Again and again, inuulit niya (President Duterte), hindi ‘yan ang patutunguhan natin. Only ang sinabi lang, he’s allowing…

Quiet public’s fears about scalawag cops, Legarda urges PNP

AMID the outrage over extrajudicial killings allegedly perpetrated by police scalawags, Sen. Loren Legarda encouraged the Philippine National Police (PNP) to allay the public’s qualms about law enforcers’ ability to keep peace and order and regain the people’s full confidence…

Lagman presses move to restore CHR budget

STILL hopeful, opposition Rep. Edcel Lagman yesterday appealed to a small review committee to restore the budget of the Commission on Human Rights (CHR). Lagman personally wrote a letter to chairman of the House Committee on Appropriations Rep. Karlo Alexei…

DU30’s ‘unorthodox style’ vs Trillanes defended

“KANYA kanyang style,” Malacañang yesterday said as it defended President Rodrigo Duterte’s “unorthodox style” when he admitted that he made up the account number in a Singapore bank he is alleging Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV owned. “May kanya-kanyang style. As…

Safe: Bautista escapes ouster

THE House committee on justice dismissed the impeachment case against Commission on Elections (Comelec) chairman Andres Bautista due to insufficiency in form. About 26 members of the committee voted against the complaint after they found the form defective. Only two…

‘Evil alliance’ bared

DIFFERENT sectors belonging to the Liga Independencia Pilipinas have jointly condemned an emerging “Evil Alliance” among detractors of President Rodrigo Duterte. In a press conference yesterday, the Liga Independencia Pilipinas revealed that at today’s protest rally at the Quirino Grandstand…
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