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28 hurt as jeep falls into ravine

AT least 28 persons were wounded when the jeepney they were riding accidentally fell into a ravine the other day in Itogon, Benguet. Some of the victims were identified as Loreto Liwan Soriano, 57, Danny Pacio Malaasmas Sr., 50, Melody…

Pusher tries to blow up cops, shot dead

MANDALUYONG police shot dead a suspected drug peddler who allegedly tried to hurl a grenade during a buy-bust operation Monday afternoon, police said yesterday. A report to Eastern Police District (EPD) director Chief Supt. Romulo Sapitula by Mandaluyong Police chief…

No protective custody for Romero -- Alvarez

SPEAKER Pantaleon “Bebot” Alvarez yesterday said the House of Representatives cannot grant protective custody to embattled 1-Pacman party-list Rep. Michael Romero who is the subject of an arrest warrant issued by a Manila court. In a press conference, Alvarez said…

BoC to importers: Update profile or else

BUREAU of Customs (BOC) Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon made good on his promise to combat smuggling this year by asking over 3,000 importers to “update” their registration records or face immediate suspension. On Monday, the bureau, thru its official website and…

Tax reform to boost growth — DoF chief

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Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III recently stressed the need to reform the Philippines’ tax regime to ensure additional revenues to be used to build necessary infrastructure to sustain the economy’s strong growth path. In a statement, Dominguez said the domestic…

2017 GDP to reach 6.8% –– IMF

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Higher-than-expected growth of the Philippine economy in the third quarter of 2016 made the International Monetary Fund revise upwards its projection for the domestic economy this year to 6.8 percent. This was previously at 6.4 percent, based on the lenders’…

‘Malasakit’ for pwds hailed

PHILIPPINE Constitution Association (Philconsa) President Martin Romualdez yesterday lauded the administration of President Rodrigo “Rody” Duterte for excluding senior citizens and persons with disability (PWDs) from the government’s plan to remove value added tax (VAT) exemptions. “I thank the President…

A warning, not a threat, Panelo says of martial law talk

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NO threat, just a warning. Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Secretary Salvador Panelo clarified yesterday that President Rodrigo Duterte’s recent remarks on martial law was not a threat but a warning to rule breakers. In a statement, Panelo insisted that Duterte…

Andanar, Esperon DU30’s men at Trump inauguration

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PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte will be briefed on the outcome of the side meetings by presidential communications office Secretary Martin Andanar and National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon Jr. after they return from the inauguration of United States President-elect Donald Trump on…

Missiles in SCS worries PH

THE Philippines has sent “note verbales” to China to seek clarification on Beijing’s installation of anti-aircraft and anti-missile systems last year on its man-made island in the disputed South China Sea (SCS), the Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr. said Tuesday.…

House has two narco-solons

SPEAKER Pantaleon Alvarez yesterday confirmed that two incumbent members of the House of Representatives are involved in illegal drugs. According to Alvarez, the two solons are included in the narco-list of President Rodrigo Duterte. Alvarez refused to identify the two…

Death penalty bill faces stiff opposition

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THE restoration of the death penalty will pass the proverbial needle’s eye in the House of Representatives as about 50 lawmakers are set to interpellate authors of the capital punishment measure when the debate starts. The opposition group, led by…

Duterte wants ‘zero drugs’ in PH—‘Bato’

PRESIDENT Duterte is dead serious in realizing his vision of “zero-drugs” in the country during his presidency, thus the need for the Philippine National Police to double its effort to arrest illegal drug trafficking and abuse this year, PNP chief…

195 PNP members test positive for drugs

A TOTAL of 195 Philippine National Police personnel have tested positive for substance abuse and face dismissal for grave misconduct, officials said yesterday. The 195 include 188 uniformed personnel, the highest-ranked a Chief Inspector and seven non-uniformed personnel, said Superintendent…
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