The Manila Times

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THE main complainant in the impeachment case against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno admitted that he did not have personal knowledge of the charges that he filed against her. Gadon made the admission at the resumption of the hearing on Wednesday by the Justice Committee of the House of Representatives…

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THE US Embassy confirmed that a Navy aircraft carrying 11 crew and passengers crashed into the ocean southeast of Okinawa on Wednesday. The names of the crew and passengers are being withheld pending next of kin notification. Personnel recovery is underway and the victims will be evaluated by the medical…

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JOINT operatives of the Bureau of Customs (BoC) and other law enforcement agencies of the government have intercepted at the Port of Davao a vessel carrying 250 tons of smuggled rice worth at least P4.6 million. Customs Commissioner Isidro Lapena said on Wednesday that based on the apprehension report, the…

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SENATORS supported the decision of President Rodrigo Duterte to cancel peace talks with the communist rebels whom he accused of violating a ceasefire agreement with government following a spate of attacks by the New People’s Army (NPA), the armed wing of the insurgents. Ralph Recto, Francis Escudero and Paolo Bam…

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AN owner of a spa and massage facility and six employees were arrested for alleged prostitution, the Makati City police said in a statement on Wednesday. John Martin Sansalian Ibe, 30, a resident of Pagsanjan, Laguna, a businessman and alleged owner of the spa; and his massage attendants Lester dela Cruz,…

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A FORMER labor official asked Secretary Silvestre H. Bello 3rd to name officials of the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) who allegedly profited from corrupt activities involving the issuance of overseas employment certificates (OECs). Nicon F. Fameronag, then labor undersecretary and now president of the Lilac Center for Public…

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PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte has had enough of the communists’ “double-talk” and the criminal acts being perpetrated by its armed wing, the New People’s Army, against civilians, the Department of National Defense (DND) said on Wednesday. “The President has had enough of the communist movement’s penchant for double-talk and continued acts of…

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