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SENATOR Leila de Lima vowed to continue speaking out against the Duterte administration as she turned herself in to authorities Friday morning, a day after a Muntinlupa court issued her a warrant of arrest for drug trafficking charges filed against her by the Department of Justice (DOJ). De Lima, who…

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FRIDAY’S arrest of Sen. Leila de Lima is based on flimsy charges and a product of political harassment, Vice President Maria Leonor “Leni” Robredo declared Friday, as Catholic bishops called on the Duterte government to give the embattled lawmaker a fair shake. Robredo, titular head of the Liberal Party that…

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POVERTY remains a problem after more than a century of mining operations in the country, and it’s time to allow communities destroyed by mining to “breathe,” Environment Secretary Regina Paz “Gina” Lopez said on Friday. Speaking to The Manila Times editorial team, Lopez vowed to transform mining communities that would…

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NO one can lay claim to the success of the 1986 EDSA “People Power” revolt as it belongs to the Filipino people, President Rodrigo Duterte said on Friday. Duterte made the statement in his message during the 31st anniversary of the peaceful uprising that overthrew the Marcos regime at Camp…

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JUSTICE Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre 2nd on Friday claimed ex-senator Jamby Madrigal and Laguna Rep. Lenlen Alonte-Naguiat tried to bribe high-profile inmates P100 million to clear Sen. Leila de Lima of drug charges, an accusation immediately denied by the two. Aguirre made the revelation over radio station dzBB, saying Lalaine Madrigal…

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MORE than a fifth of adult Filipinos were jobless in 2016, slightly higher from the previous year, according to the latest survey by the Social Weather Stations (SWS). In a report, the SWS said joblessness in the four quarter of 2016 averaged 22.3 percent, up from 2015’s 21.9 percent. This…

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THE incarceration of Senator Leila De Lima will not prevent her from performing her duty as a senator of the Philippines, according to Senate President Aquilino Pimentel 3rd. Pimentel said that even if a senator is arrested and detained, he or she can continue performing his or her duties as…

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President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday reiterated the firm resolve of his administration to bring peace in Mindanao as he urged the people he called his brother and sister Moros to “resist extremism.” In his speech during the launch of the Bangsamoro Transition Commission (BTC) in Davao City, Duterte urged the…

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Vice President Maria Leonor “Leni” Robredo on Friday called on President Rodrigo Duterte to help the poor by focusing on the war against poverty and to lead the country in respecting human rights. Speaking in a forum hosted by the UP School of Economics where she earned her Bachelor’s degree,…

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Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines Zhao Jianhua has vowed to balance trade and investments with the Philippines. During the Philippine-China Investment Forum in Makati City on Friday, Zhao said despite the long diplomatic relations of the two countries, bilateral trade and investments remained moderate. The balance of trade favors China…

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