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THE Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Friday started issuing passports that will be valid for 10 years and with no extra cost for applicants. In a simple ceremony held at the DFA Office of Consular Affairs in Pasay City, DFA Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano said the longer passport validity…

VOWS TO DEFEND PH IF ATTACKED

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THE United States (US) has vowed to do everything necessary to protect freedom of navigation and overflight in the disputed West Philippine Sea (South China Sea), as it reiterated that it would defend the Philippines if attacked by a foreign agressor. US Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Kim said the…

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FORMER Armed Forces chief Eduardo Año’s takeover as head of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) could help straighten up some members of the police force who have not been behaving well, United States Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Kim said. Año on Tuesday officially took over…

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A lotto bettor is now P7.8 million richer after hitting the jackpot of the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office’s (PCSO) lotto 6/42 during Tuesday night’s draw. PCSO General Manager Alexander Balutan said the winner correctly guessed the winning combination 07-11-27-28 -42-34 to bag the jackpot amounting to P7,893,045. According to Balutan…

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The United States ambassador to the Philippines on Tuesday said an additional $6 million through the US Agency for International Development (USAID) would be allocated to assist the most vulnerable members of the population in Marawi City, Lanao del Sur. Sung Kim said the fund would be used to help…

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ANTI-crime advocates condemned on Monday the decision of the Court of Appeals upholding the release from jail of former Palawan Gov. Joel Reyes, the alleged mastermind in the killing of broadcaster Gerry Ortega in 2011. Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption (VACC) Chairman Dante Jimenez said the appellate court ruled in…

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SEN. Panfilo Lacson on Monday chided House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez over his recent attacks against the Senate noting that Senators think and act more independently. Lacson, one of the few senators who reacted to Alvarez’s sudden assault, noted that the Senate works differently from the lower House and nobody could…

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