JEFFERSON ANTIPORDA, TMT

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AN OVERWHELMING majority of the Senate and House of Representatives in joint session on Wednesday voted to extend martial law in Mindanao until December 31, 2018. The two houses of Congress voted separately on Resolution of Both Houses 13, which called for the further extension of martial law and the…

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IT will be unconstitutional for Congress to grant the request of President Rodrigo Duterte to extend martial law in Mindanao for another year because of the absence of basis to support the declaration, Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon said Wednesday. Drilon in his interpellation during a joint session on the…

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THE Foreign Affairs department on Tuesday called on Filipinos abroad to exercise a higher level of vigilance in the wake of the attempted terror attack in the United States. The Philippine Consulate General in New York said the incident involved the premature detonation of a pipe bomb carried by a…

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THE Senate was not able to ratify the report of the bicameral conference committee on the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) measure on Tuesday because some issues needed to be straightened out. Senate Majority leader Vicente Sotto 3rd said members of the bicam panel were still checking and…

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PARENTS of the 11-year-old girl who died of dengue after being inoculated with the Dengvaxia vaccine last year vowed to help in the investigation into the P3.5-billion dengue vaccine program being conducted by the Justice department and other bodies, to bring justice to their child and other children who have…

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THE Senate on Monday adopted a resolution concurring in the posthumous conferment of the Quezon Service Cross to the late Sen. Miriam Defensor Santiago. The award is the highest the nation can bestow on a person for outstanding civilian service. “In typical Miriam fashion, she managed to exceed her fellow…

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THE Philippine National Police (PNP) barred international human rights commissioners from visiting Sen. Leila de Lima on Sunday, International Human Rights Day. Based on the information provided by de Lima’s office, human rights commissioners Rosslyn Joy Noonan, director of New Zealand Center for Human Rights Law, Policy and Practice and…

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