LLANESCA T. PANTI, TMT

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THE negligence of the police during the Resorts World Manila tragedy is inexcusable because they could have saved at least 37 lives by just accessing Facebook live videos of the lone gunman on June 2. House Majority Floor Leader Rodolfo Fariñas of Ilocos Norte said the police could have searched…

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A lawmaker is proposing a P10-billion supplemental budget to rebuild Marawi City, which has been left in shambles by the terrorist Maute group. Rep. Harry Roque of Kabayan party-list made the proposal under House Bill 5874, or the “Tindeg Marawi Bill.” Under Roque’s bill, the P10-billion extra budget will be…

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Vice President Maria Leonor Robredo has warned Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre 2nd and Congress against peddling falsehoods and defying courts, respectively, saying that it erodes public trust in government. Robredo made the warning in connection with Aguirre’s recent booboo wherein he falsely claimed that opposition lawmakers, namely Sen. Paolo Benigno…

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The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) on Sunday confirmed that it sought the assistance of the United States as Filipino troops continue to battle Islamist militants in Marawi City. “We asked for their (Americans’) assistance because we do not have the kind of technical capability we sought. If we…

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The House of Representatives will not comply with the Court of Appeals ruling ordering the release of six Ilocos Norte provincial government officials accused of misusing of P66.45 million in tobacco funds. Deputy Speaker Frednil Castro of Capiz was referring to the case of Pedro Agcaoili, chairman of the Provincial…

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A casino entrance fee of P3,000 has been proposed by a lawmaker to deter non-moneyed and indebted individuals from entering casino premises. Rep. Rodolfo Albano 3rd of Isabela made the proposal on Friday in his still unnumbered House bill two days after a 12-hour congressional probe revealed that the Resorts…

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President Rodrigo Duterte will issue an executive order addressing a leadership dispute in the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority between SBMA Chairman Martin Diño and SBMA Administrator Wilma Eisma, a Palace official said on Thursday. Lawyer Eulogio Sabban, representative of Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea, made the disclosure during a congressional inquiry…

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The Resorts World Manila (RWM) management on Wednesday admitted that it has no crisis plan in case of multiple emergencies such as a gunman wreaking havoc and setting the place on fire. Armeen Gomez, RWM’s chief of security, made the admission during a House probe of the Resorts World tragedy…

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The chief of security of Resorts World Manila (RWM)–a hotel, casino and mall establishment attacked by a gunman that resulted in 37 deaths last week–on Wednesday was forced to admit that he has no college degree. Armeen Gomez, RWM chief of security, made the admission during a congressional probe of…

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