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NO RECALL YET OF DENGVAXIA, SAYS SANOFI

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NO need to panic over the anti-dengue vaccine as it does not cause the deadly dengue virus, Malacañang said on Monday. In a news conference, Palace spokesman Harry Roque said the “severe” dengue classification that pharmaceutical company Sanofi Pasteur had mentioned involved symptoms that are not deadly. “The good news…

ASSOCIATE JUSTICE URGES CJ SERENO

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Supreme Court (SC) Associate Justice Noel Tijam on Sunday urged Chief Justice Lourdes Sereno to show up at the hearing conducted by the House Committee on Justice in connection with the impeachment complaint filed against her. The chief justice, being the head of the third branch of government, must…

VACC URGES JUSTICE DEPT

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THE Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption (VACC) will ask authorities to conduct an investigation in connection with the dengue immunization program, after the manufacturer warned of problems in the vaccine. The Department of Health (DoH) ordered the suspension of the program on Friday after the supplier, French pharmaceutical giant Sanofi,…

ALVAREZ, PIMENTEL AGREE

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HOUSE Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez wants the two houses of Congress convened as a Constituent Assembly in January to finally switch to a federal system of government. Overhauling the 1987 Constitution will be the priority of Congress next year, the Davao del Norte representative said in a radio interview. “I would…

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THE Armed Forces have begun tracking the whereabouts of 21 consultants of the National Democratic Front (NDF) in preparation for their arrests. Col. Edgard Arevalo, military public affairs chief, however, said there was still no specific guidance on the arrest of the NDF men who were freed last year to…

DE CASTRO TESTIFIES:

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A SENIOR magistrate testified on Wednesday that Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno illegally formed a regional office and altered a court order, boosting efforts to remove her from office. Supreme Court Associate Justice Teresita Leonardo-de Castro accused Sereno of circumventing the en banc, or the full court, when she issued…

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The Supreme Court (SC) en banc on Tuesday allowed justices and court officials to testify in the hearings on the impeachment complaint against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno at the House of Representatives. The high court, minus Sereno, voted unanimously to allow Associate Justices Teresita Leonardo-de Castro, Francis Jardeleza and…

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THE Supreme Court en banc has allowed the Justices and its court officials to testify at the impeachment proceedings against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno before the House of Representatives. During Tuesday’s deliberations, the High court voted unanimously in allowing the magistrates, led by Justices Teresita Leonardo-De Castro, Francis Jardeleza…

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Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno must personally respond to the impeachment complaint against her at the House of Representatives, because “hypothetically,” she could be issued a subpoena and arrested if she did not comply. Rep. Reynaldo Umali of Oriental Mindoro, the House justice committee chairman, made the warning, which he…

EXCLUSIVE

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THE two psychiatrists of the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) whose report on Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno revealed that she failed her psychological test have been identified. Dr. Dulce Lizza Sahagun-Reyes and Dr. Genuina C. Ranoy were hired by the JBC to conduct the test on Sereno after President…

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