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DETAINED Sen. Leila de Lima on Sunday said she will contest the latest warrant of arrest issued against her by a Muntinlupa City court handling one of the three drug-related cases filed against her by the Department of Justice (DoJ.) “The prosecution’s case is extremely weak, the weakest among the…

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SEN. Antonio Trillanes 4th has shrugged off online criticism of his supposed meltdown in an interview over the British Broadcasting Corp. (BBC), in which the host said the lawmaker’s views on President Rodrigo Duterte and his administration were “out of tune” with public sentiment. Trillanes said BBC “Hardtalk” host Stephen…

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THE Philippines faces a much bigger terrorism threat than the one posed by the Islamic State (IS)-linked Maute group that attacked Marawi City last month – the likelihood of the country becoming the new base of extremists forced out of the Middle East, officials have warned. Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan…

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THE head of the Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption (VACC) on Friday blasted detained Senator Leila de Lima for her supposed attempt to sow intrigue among members of the organization. Dante Jimenez, founding chairman of the VACC, was responding to the statement earlier released by de Lima to the media,…

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THE Senate Committee on Banks, Financial Institutions and Currencies believes that the systems glitch that hit two of the country’s biggest banks were caused by human error and theft, as it ruled out hacking or terrorist attack. The panel headed by Sen. Francis Escudero, heard the testimonies of representatives of…

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The Senate Committee on Banks, Financial Institutions and Currencies started its hearing on the system glitches that two of the country’s largest banks experienced in early June. Representatives from the Banko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP), Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and executives of the Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI)…

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THE government should look into the purported links between the Maute terror group and Muslim rebels in Mindanao before it pursues peace negotiations with the latter, lawmakers said on Tuesday. Sen. Joseph Victor “JV” Ejercito said the government must find out if the connections between the Islamic state-linked Maute group…

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