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A tropical storm will enter the Philippines on Saturday but it is not expected to enhance the southwest monsoon that has brought rains to Metro Manila and other parts of Luzon. The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said the storm will be named “Igme” once it enters…

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Apart from the country’s serious campaign against illegal drugs, the government should also give emphasis to the crisis of poverty and hunger, a senator said on Tuesday. During the Anti-Hunger Summit held in Ateneo de Manila University that aims to improve public-private collaboration to create solutions to hunger, Sen. Sherwin…

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Rep. Teddy Brawner Baguilat Jr. of Ifugao on Monday filed a bill seeking an extension of maternity leave to 150 days from the current 78 days afforded to all female employees in the government and private sectors. It also pushes for the inclusion of single mothers, as well as unmarried…

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Helen has slowly intensified into a typhoon, the state weather bureau Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said on Sunday. According to the weather bureau, Typhoon Helen was last located 880 km east of Calayan, Cagayan, and is moving west-northwest at 22 kilometers per hour (kph). It packs…

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A lawmaker on Saturday vowed to push for a bigger budget for the modernization of equipment in the New Bilibid Prison (NBP) to reduce human intervention between inmates and officials of the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor). Rep. Robert Ace Barbers of Surigao del Norte, chairperson of the House committee on…

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THE House committee on information and communications technology for the passage of a bill mandating the registration of SIM cards to make phone users more responsible. Valenzuela Rep. Wes Gatchalian, the author of House Bill 2648, pressed for the bill’s passage after several schools and establishments in Metro Manila received…

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Tropical storm Helen entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) and will most likely affect Batanes, the weather bureau said Saturday. The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said Helen entered the country at 4 p.m. yesterday, packing maximum sustained winds of 110 kilometers per hour (kph) near…

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Northern Luzon can expect heavy rains starting today as the weather bureau forecast that another tropical storm will enter the Philippine area of responsibility today. The storm will be named “Helen” once it enters the country. “Helen” (international name “Megi”) will bring stormy weather and gusty winds in most parts…

AGUIRRE ADMITS NOT ENOUGH EVIDENCE PRESENTED BY CONVICTS

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THE DEPARTMENT of Justice (DOJ) does not have enough evidence yet to file criminal charges against Sen. Leila de Lima, Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre 2nd admitted before a House inquiry on Wednesday. Aguirre made the admission when he was quizzed by Surigao del Norte Rep. Ace Barbers on whether the…

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