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‘TO SAVE THE PRESIDENT FROM EMBARRASSMENT’

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HOUSE Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez on Friday called on Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief Ronald “Bato” de la Rosa to resign over the abduction and killing of South Korean businessman Jee Ick Joo at the hands of the police right inside the PNP’s Camp Crame headquarters. Alvarez joined the growing call…

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THEY were at odds during the bitter debate over the Reproductive Health (RH) law, but Senate Majority Leader Vicente Sotto 3rd and former Health secretary Janette Garin now see eye to eye in opposing plans to give away condoms to public high school students. Sotto told reporters Garin agreed with…

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MALACAÑANG on Friday sought a truce with Catholic clergy after the President’s latest tirades against the Church, as bishops showed no signs of backing down from criticism of the government’s bloody crackdown on drugs. Presidential spokesman Ernesto Abella, a former evangelical preacher, said President Rodrigo Duterte was not “anti-Catholic” and…

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THE Department of Justice (DOJ) will push for the transfer to Manila of the trial of rebels charged for the 2015 massacre of 44 members of the elite Special Action Force (SAF). Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre 2nd said he had ordered his prosecutors to file a motion to transfer the…

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DAVOS, Switzerland: Billionaire George Soros on Thursday (Friday in Manila) delivered a scathing assessment of Donald Trump, calling the US President-elect a “would-be-dictator” who is “going to fail.” On the eve of Trump’s inauguration, Soros said Trump was “gearing up for a trade war” that would have “a very far…

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SENATOR Alan Peter Cayetano on Friday urged fellow senator Antonio Trillanes 4th to resign for damaging interpersonal relations in the chamber. At the same time Cayetano assured his colleagues he had no intention to grab the Senate leadership from Senate President Aquilino “Koko Pimentel 3rd, saying he would be joining…

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Three Quezon City policemen as well as a Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) traffic constable were arrested for extortion over the wweekend in separate entrapment operations. The three policemen served a warrant of arrest on their victim but demanded P120,000 for his release while the MMDA constable was caught extorting…

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Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) Director General Isidro S. Lapeña said that about 2.5 kilograms of suspected cocaine worth P12.5 million was discovered in two ceramic boxes inside a locker at a warehouse storage facility in Quezon City. Joint elements of PDEA Intelligence and Investigation Service (PDEA-IIS) under Director Randy…

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Two suspected drug pushers were killed by unknown assailants in separate incidents in Mandaluyong City on Thursday. The first, identified as Oscar Legaspi Jr., 37, was killed at about 2:50 p.m. inside his home in 69 Modesta Mateo Street, Barangay Pag-asa, Mandaluyong City. He died from multiple gunshot wounds. The…

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Former Police Officer 1 Marlon Nartates was waiting for a ride along Ortigas Avenue Extension corner Countryside, Barangay Sta. Lucia, Pasig City when six unidentified men on board three motorcycles approached him and shot him in the body at about 1:20 p.m. He died on the spot, while the gunmen…

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