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Albay Rep. Edcel Lagman called on President Rodrigo Duterte on Saturday to form an independent commission that would probe deaths related to the war on drugs. The lawmaker said that the fact-finding commission “should be composed of retired justices of the Supreme Court and the Court of Appeals of proven…

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The Office of the Ombudsman has filed graft charges at the Sandiganbayan against former Commission on Higher Education (CHEd) Executive Director IV Julito Vitriolo for allegedly allowing the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila (PLM) to issue transcripts of record to graduates of a supposedly suspended program of education in 2010.…

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Buhay Party-list Rep. Jose “Lito” Atienza Jr. on Saturday vowed to question a measure that allows the dissolution of marriage all the way to the Supreme Court, saying it is unconstitutional. “Para sa ‘kin unconstitutional ‘tong panukalang ito (For me, this proposal is unconstitutional),” Atienza said during the Saturday Forum…

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The Office of the Ombudsman has charged before the Sandiganbayan former Misamis Occidental Rep. Marina Clarete and several others for graft, malversation through falsification and malversation over alleged misappropriation of P62.63-million Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) between 2007 and 2009. The Ombudsman alleged that Clarete chose and endorsed the Aaron…

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Magdalo party-list Rep. Gary Alejano on Tuesday claimed Chinese vessels barred a Philippine government ship from going to Pagasa Island and have deployed vessels one to three nautical miles north of the contested territory in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea). “I received information from my sources in the…

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Voting 19-2, members of the Committee on Suffrage and Electoral Reforms at the House of Representatives approved the postponement of the barangay (village) and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK or youth council) elections scheduled in October this year. The lawmakers proposed the electoral exercise be held in May 2018 with incumbent officials…

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Former Puerto Princesa City mayor Edward Hagedorn is asking the Sandiganbayan’s Fifth Division to reconsider the denial of his plea to dismiss the graft, perjury, and breach of conduct cases filed against him, which stemmed from his alleged failure to “truthfully and accurately declare” several real properties, motor vehicles and…

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The Sandiganbayan on Thursday ordered the arrest of Sen. Gregorio Honasan 2nd who is facing graft charges in others in connection with the alleged misuse of his Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) or pork barrel allocation totaling P29.1 million in 2012. The anti-graft court’s second division found basis to try…

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