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An impeachment complaint will be filed on Wednesday against embattled Commission on Elections (Comelec) Chairman Juan Andres Bautista before the House of Representatives for betrayal of public trust and culpable violation of the Constitution, according to Manuelito Lito, counsel for complainants former Negros Oriental Rep. Jacinto Paras and lawyer Ferdinand…

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ALARMED by the recent spate of drug-related killings, Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle on Sunday called for an end to drug-related killings and proposed the holding of a Church-sponsored multisectoral dialogue to come up with a united response to the illegal drugs problem. “We knock on the consciences of…

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IN a bid to attract more tourists and foreign investors, the Bureau of Immigration (BI) is now offering “visa-upon-arrival [VUA]” privilege to nationals from China. Immigration Commissioner Jaime Morente on Friday said that interested Chinese, particularly businessmen and plain tourists, may enter and stay in the country for as long…

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THE Bureau of Customs (BoC) has collected P212.16 billion in duties and taxes for the first six months of the year, lower by P6.54 billion from the P218.7 billion target for the period. The first semester collection was, however, 11.3 percent higher than the P190 billion reported for the same…

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Bautista: I’m not resigning
PATRICIA Paz Bautista, estranged wife of Commission on Elections (Comelec) Chairman Juan Andres Bautista, claimed on Tuesday her husband received some P500,000 in referral fees from controversial automated election technology provider Smartmatic Corp. Patricia, who is fighting for her legal share of her husband’s wealth, has…

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Commission on Elections (Comelec) Chairman Juan Andres Bautista reiterated on Monday he was willing to stepping down following accusations of ill-gotten wealth by his estranged wife as Malacañang practically gave the green light on moves to impeach him. An emotional Bautista appeared at the Comelec flag-raising ceremony and said it…

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THE Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) will soon ban the wearing of high heels in workplaces, especially by women whose work requires them to stand for hours. Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello 3rd disclosed over the weekend that he has ordered the DOLE’s Occupational Safety and Health Center (OSHC), the…

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THE Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) on Friday issued the guidelines prescribing the appropriate computation of the salary of workers who report for work during regular holidays and special non-working days for the year 2018. The pay rules were issued pursuant to Proclamation 269, Series of 2017 declaring 11…

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THE Bureau of Immigration (BI) started deploying additional immigration officers to international ports outside of Metro Manila to thwart the entry of foreign terrorists and other undesirable aliens. Immigration Commissioner Jaime Morente on Friday said that assigned in various ports nationwide were intelligence agents from the border control and intelligence…

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