LLANESCA T. PANTI, TMT

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MARTIAL law has only worsened the situation in Marawi City, Lanao del Sur, said Rep. Edcel Lagman of Albay, one of the petitioners against President Rodrigo Duterte’s declaration of military rule and suspension of the privilege of the writ of habeas corpus allowing warrantless arrests. Lagman made the statement a…

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A proposed bill slapping as much as P5-million fine and five-year prison time for peddlers of fake news will endanger citizens’ constitutional right to freedom of speech and freedom of the press, lawmakers warned on Friday. Congressmen Teddy Baguilat of Ifugao and Carlos Zarate of Bayan Muna and Antonio Tinio…

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The House of Representatives on Thursday said it will not recall the show-cause order it issued against three Court of Appeals (CA) justices who had ordered the release of six Ilocos Norte government employees under probe over alleged misuse of more than P66 million in tobacco funds. Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez…

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The Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) took nine hours to put out the fire in Resorts World Manila (RWM) that suffocated 37 people for lack of equipment, an official said on Wednesday. Director Bobby Baruelo of the BFP made the admission when asked by Rep. Harry Roque of Kabayan party-list…

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A lawmaker has inadvertently admitted to gambling in casinos during a congressional inquiry into the Resorts World Manila incident where a lone gunman caused a fire that suffocated 37 people early this month. Rep. Rodito Albano of Isabela, a member of the Commission on Appointments, made the admission when he…

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Former senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr. should pay for the P2.08-billion worth of Commission on Elections (Comelec) lease dues, among others, in connection with Marcos’ poll protest against Vice President Maria Leonor Robredo, according to an election lawyer. Romulo Macalintal, legal counsel for Robredo, made the assertion in a manifestation with…

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THE Maute Group may have acquired its huge stockpile of weapons from other rebel groups such as the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) and the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF), President Rodrigo Duterte said over the weekend as government troops continued their operations to drive out islamists in Marawi City.…

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The Office of Vice President (OVP) Maria Leonor Robredo over the weekend turned over a water filtration device for evacuees staying at a temporary shelter in Saguiaran, Lanao del Sur. The evacuees came from Marawi City, Lanao del Sur, which has been under attack by terrorist Maute Group since May…

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