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CONGRESS has the prerogative to postpone barangay and youth polls but the President will violate the Constitution if he appoints officers-in-charge to fill up the posts, an analyst and an election lawyer said on Monday. Any move by Congress to amend the Local Government Code to allow the appointment of…

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THE Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) under its new leadership was able to provide medical assistance to more than 300,000 Filipinos nationwide and it is expected to help more this year, according to its General Manager Alexander Balutan. Balutan said the PCSO is hoping to increase its funding allocation for…

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DEFENSE and Foreign affairs officials were among those invited by the Senate Committee on Economic Affairs that will on Wednesday investigate alleged Chinese activities in Benham Rise. Senator Sherwin Gatchalian, chairman of the committee, said the panel will be objective in its inquiry to prevent the undue “politization” of the…

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A lone bettor from Dagupan City, Pangasinan won the P10.291 million jackpot of the 6/42 lotto of the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) in the Saturday night draw. PCSO General Manager Alexander Balutan said the winner bought the ticket with the winning combination 08-04-01-14-06-41 from a lotto outlet in Dagupan…

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SOME overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in Sydney, Australia are not pleased with how politicians and groups not allied with the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte try to project the image of the Philippines to the international community and they made sure minority Sen. Risa Hontiveros got the message. In her…

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VICE President Maria Leonor “Leni” Robredo should correct some of the supposedly erroneous claims she made in her video message to a United Nations (UN) meeting last week, to erase doubts that she is part of destabilization efforts against the administration, Senate President Aquilino Pimentel 3rd said Friday. Saying he…

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VICE President Maria Leonor “Leni” Robredo should apologize to the Filipino people for her “treacherous” video message against the war on drugs before a United Nations meeting last week, or face legal action. This was the demand of the Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption (VACC) in a letter to Robredo…

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FORMER Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile viewed as “foolish” the plan to include the supposed agreement between President Rodrigo Duterte and China on Benham Rise in the supplemental impeachment complaint against the chief executive. Enrile noted that Duterte, as the principal architect of the country’s foreign policy, does not have…

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THE Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) expects revenues to shoot up by 30 percent this year. In a news briefing during the Asean gaming summit held at Conrad hotel in Pasay City, Pagcor chairperson Andrea Domingo said that the government-run gambling operator’s gross earning from January to February this…

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