BERNADETTE E. TAMAYO

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Former President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino 3rd on Monday said the issue of violence during martial law under then-President Ferdinand Marcos has no difference with that under the drug war of the Duterte administration. He added that the problem that the Philippines was facing 34 years ago is the same one…

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Malaysian authorities have postponed the execution on Friday of a Filipino convicted of murder in Sabah, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said on Saturday. The execution of Ejah Bin Jaafar was ordered postponed by Sabah Governor Tun Datuk Seri Panglima Haji Juhar Haji Mahiruddin following a last-minute appeal from…

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FOREIGN Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano has instructed the Philippine Embassy in Madrid to extend help to a Filipina who was seriously injured in Thursday’s terrorist attack in Barcelona, Spain. Cayetano also directed Chargè d’Affaires Emmanuel Fernandez to help locate the missing 7-year-old son of the 43-year-old Filipina who is…

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SENATOR Juan Edgardo Angara on Saturday urged the public employment service offices (PESOs) in neighboring areas of Marawi City to provide jobs to displaced workers due to the ongoing conflict between government forces and the Maute extremist group. He said that until the Marawi residents are not allowed to go…

‘HEARTLESS,’ BATO SAYS OF TEENAGER’S SLAY

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FOUR senators on Friday called for an investigation into recent anti-drug operations in Bulacan and Metro Manila that led to the deaths of 74 people, including a 17-year-old Grade 11 student. The government’s war on drugs claimed the lives of 32 people in Bulacan and 25 in Manila on Thursday…

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The Senate will start investigating next week allegations that Commission on Elections (Comelec) chairman Andres Bautista amassed ill-gotten wealth that he reportedly stashed in a thrift bank. The Committee on Banks, Financial Institutions and Currencies headed by Sen. Francis Escudero will conduct the probe. Bautista’s estranged wife Patricia had claimed…

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THE Commission on Appointments (CA) rejected on Wednesday the nomination of Judy Taguiwalo as secretary of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), the third appointee of President Rodrigo Duterte thumbed down by the powerful congressional body. Members of the commission’s labor and social welfare committee junked the appointment…

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CUSTOMS Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon confronted Sen. Antonio Trillanes 4th at the Senate on Tuesday, accusing him of “peddling stories” against him in connection with the smuggling of shabu worth P6.4 billion as Malacañang said the President will not sack the Customs chief. Faeldon and Trillanes faced off during the continuation…

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